April 2010 JQuery Goodness Roundup


Here it is April and that means it is time for another roundup of jQuery plugins that will greatly assist you in making short work of your development efforts while at the same time pleasing the end user. I have noticed that there are quite a few of new jQuery plugins out there and they really caught my attention as well as the proven older plugins that I have found useful. If you have a favorite plugin why not leave a comment and share wit the community? TextBoxes and DropDowns FlexBox (CodePlex) JQuery DropDown Drag and Drop JQuery List DragSort Table Drag and Drop JQuery plugin Collapsible Drag & Drop Panels Using jQuery JQuery Iconize Plugin Menus ASP.NET Multi-Level Drop Down Menu QuickSand Horizontal Accordion Jeegoocontext jsTree jBreadCrumb LightBox JQuery LightBox prettyPhoto ThickBox Animation Spiritely Page Curls S3 Slider Charts and Graphs JQuery Visualize Date and Time jMonthCalendar Date Range Picker DateJs

How To Process JSON With C# and JQuery


JavaScript Object Notation affectionately known as JSON is a wonderful way to deliver content to the browser in a lightweight method that can both save on bandwidth and reduce page weight. Who doesn’t like the idea of performance improvements? In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to make a call to a SQL Server database via a Web Method and create an employee object that will hold the top ten employees. This object will contain the JSON data that in turn will be displayed in a standard HTML table. Of course you could use CSS to display the data and reduce the need for a table. The first step is to create the Employee class that defines the fields, properties, and constructors. /// /// Summary description for Employee /// public class Employee { private string _firstName; private string _middleName; private string _lastName; public string FirstName { get { return _firstName; } set { _firstName = value; } } public string LastName { get { return _lastName; } set { _lastName = value; } } public string MiddleName { get { return _middleName; } set { _middleName = value; } } public Employee(string firstName, string middleName, string lastName) { _firstName = …

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