Re: tips for aspx.net in visual studio?

I am eastern! and any time after 8pm!

Alphonso
----- Original Message ----- From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: tips for aspx.net in visual studio?


what time on Wednesday and which time zone are you in again?

laters,
elf
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Alphonso McFadden" <techsales2@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: tips for aspx.net in visual studio?


Whats up El? Give me a call so I can discuess a few things with you.

Alphonso

----- Original Message ----- From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: tips for aspx.net in visual studio?


or pass the whole thing my way and I can make it available

elf
proprietor, The Grab Bag,
for blind computer users and programmers
http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com
Owner: Alacorn Computer Enterprises
"own the might and majesty of a Alacorn!"
custom made computers and peripherals to fit your needs!
www.alacorncomputer.com
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "RicksPlace" <ofbgmail@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: tips for aspx.net in visual studio?


Hi Rick,
I think a number of us would appreciate a complete set of your tutorials and tips in a zip archive, as it sounds to be valuable information for blind programmers interested in development with ASP.NET. Is that already available for download somewhere, e.g., on a BlindGeeks web site? If not, can you post it in web space that you have?

Jamal

On 5/10/2010 8:57 PM, RicksPlace wrote:

Here are the tips I pulled from the Tips document.
Some quick and Handy Keys:
 From Anyplace, pretty much:
Hit ctrl+alt+l to bring up Solution Explorer.
While in the HTML Markup Editor or the Forms Designer:
Hit ctrl+alt+x to open the ToolBox.
While In the Html Markup Editor:
Hit ctrl+f2 to open the Page Events Dialog.
In the first ComboBox, (Objects ComboBox) Select an object.
Tab to the Events ComboBox.
Cursor down and hit enter on the event you want to drop into the Code
Behind for the Page.
You are placed in the VB Editor within the Event Subroutine Stub.
More Tips:
Section: HTML Markup Editor
1. Selecting a ASP TypeTag and hitting f4 to open the properties Window
will bring up the Properties for the selected control. You will be in
the Properties Window so can then select other controls by selecting
them from the Objects DropDown list of the Properties Window.
Example: you would select,highlight, "<asp:Button" and then hit F4 to
bring up the Properties Window with that particular control selected.
You would make changes and then hit ctrl+F4 to close the Properties
Window and return to the HTML Markup Editor. You should see the changes
reflected in the code.
2. Toggle Collapse and Expand of a Code Block.
ctrl+m+m
(Hold down the ctrl key and hit m twice)
When the block is collapsed the Block Stub will include the Opening Tag
followed by 3 periods followed by the closing tag.
For a ItemTemplate it might be:
ItemTemplate>...</ItemTemplate
Note: You can do a Replace or a Delete on the stub to apply it to the
entire collapsed code block.
3. To replace some text in a selected CodeBlock:
Select the text you want to apply the Replace to;
Note: you can select the Tag Stub of a collapsed code block to select
the entire block. EndNote;
Under the File Menu cursor down to the "Find" branch.
Expandit by right cursoring.
Under the Find Branch you will see QuickFind and QuickReplace.
Hit enter on QuickReplace.
The First ComboBox is the From String,
The Second ComboBox is the To String,
The LookIn ComboBox is the scope of the Text To search and should be
"Selection".
Tab to Replace or Replace All and hit enter to execute the changes.
Section: Forms Designer
1. 3 methods To bring up the Smart Tag for a control in the Forms Designer:
Method A: Find the control on the Designer with the Mouse.
Right click it and pick "Smart Tag" from the DropDown PopUp Menu.
Method B. Anyplace in the Designer hit ctrl+alt+t to open the Outline
for the Page.
Cursor down to an item like a ListView or FormView in the Outline Tree.
Hit shift+alt+f10 to open the Smart Tag if one exists.
Method C. Open the page in the Designer.
Mouse to the Content Tag which is usually always shown.
Right Mouse Click it and select Properties.
In the Properties Window tab to the Components ComboBox.
Select a control like a ListView or FormView and back tab to the
Properties List.
Verify it is selected, check the ID property.
ctrl+f4 to close the Properties Window.
hit:
shift+alt+f10 and the smart tag should come up for the selected control.
Section: PropertiesWindow
1. To Open from the HTML Markup Editor:
Highlight a ASP TagType Like "<asp:ListView"in the Markup Editor and hit f4:
2. To open from the Forms Designer Window:
Find a control using the mouse, right mouse click it.
Select Properties from the ContextMenu PopUp.
Or:
Hit ctrl+alt+t to open the Outline Tree.
Cursor to an item and hit f4.
Note: some controls might not come up if nested inside other asp
controls like a FormView from within the Designer.
To Close hit ctrl+f4.
The PropertiesWindow Layout:
Open the Properties Window:
It usually opens in a table called the Properties List.
Tab and you might hear a couple of diferent sequences of textboxes and
buttons depending on what Property you are on.
You will hear the name of the Property you are on when the Properties
List first comes up.
You cursor up and down through the List of Properties.
If it is a field you can enter data in and you hit tab you will be in a
EditBox where you can enter a value for the Property.
If there is a list of options you can select from it will be a button
appearing after the EditBox. Clicking it you can pick a value from a
DropDown list, hit enter on one of them and be returned to the
Properties List with the new value assigned to that property.
Tab again and you hear the Components ComboBox.
The components you can access are listed in this box. You can open it,
cursor down to an entry and hit enter on it.
Back Tab to the Properties List and that control should be selected and
It's properties displayed in the Properties list.
Tab out of the Components ComboBox and you hear the
Catagorized Button. This is the first button in a tool bar.
If you hit tab you skip over the other items in the ToolBar and land on
the Properties List again.
If you cursor right you hear the items in the ToolBar:
Catagorized Button, Alphabetical Button ,Properties Button, and Events
Button.
The Catagorized and Alphebetical Buttons just change the Properties List or the Events List to display either by item category or all properties
in alphabetical order.
The Properties button will show the Properties for the selected control
in the Properties List while the Events button will show the events
available for the selected control in place of the Properties List.
Note: The Events Button does not appear to show up using WindowEyes if
you bring up the Properties Window from within the HTML Markup Editor.
EndNote:
You can bring it up from using the forms designer or pick events using
the Ctrl+F2 Event selection process from within the HTML Markup Editor.
EndOfArticle

    ----- Original Message -----
    *From:* RicksPlace <mailto:ofbgmail@xxxxxxxxx>
    *To:* programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    <mailto:programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    *Sent:* Monday, May 10, 2010 8:32 PM
    *Subject:* Re: tips for aspx.net in visual studio?

Hi: Well do most of your work in the HTML Markup Editor rather than in the Forms Designer. You can drop your controls directly into the
    Code Editor by placing your cursor where you want the control to
    appeear in the code, bringing up the ToolBox and then clicking the
    control you want to add to the page. The code will be dropped
directly into the code. You can then highlight the opening html tag for the control and hit F4 if I remember, and the Properties Window for that control will come up. You can also hit ctrl+f2 while in the
    HTML Markup Editor to bring up a list of controls on the form and
you can then select one of them, or the form itself, tab to the next drop down box and select an event for that control and a Event Stub will be added to the Code Behind for the page ready to add your own code to. There are some other things I can not think of off hand but will check out my StarTrek Tutorials series of articles to see if I
    can spot them. I think I still have the Tips and Tricks file
floating around.Oh ya, you can collapse a block of code in the HTML
    Markup Editor, then select it and perform a Replace or delete the
    entire block or whatever, that was a usefull thing I remember. I
don't think I had any troubles with any of the Wizards, hmmm, it has
    been some time since I have been working on a Winforms Project
    lately. Let me know what you are trying to do and I will see if I
    have any articles involving your technicals. Also, I will see if I
can dig up the Tips And Tricks file and post it up under this thread
    either later tonight or early tomorrow. I can send you the entire
set of articles if you want for some skim reading to see if you see anything of interest. They do not cover many, actually most, of the
    features of VWD since they were written for a fellow who wanted to
    see how to use some specific features of a Data Driven Website but
there is allot of good stuff in them if you are familiar with VB, a
    little Database and some HTML. I recall using a ListView, DropDown
    boxes, some XML and other things you will likely want to have some
    examples of. It was developed in VWD 2005 and later in VWD 2008
    using the standard ASP Controls and a Sql Server Express Database.
If you want them, I think there are 25 or more, I will send them to you a few at a time so you can just read through them. You can save
    them and use them however you want.
For now I will see if I can dig up the Tips and Tricks file. If you want the tutorials let me know where to send them. They are just the
    tutorial text files with examples and accessibility notes since I
    don't want to get back into sending a bunch of code and data files
    around again. I spent way too much time trying to help debug code
    when folks started implementing the actual project. But, you are
    welcome to the tutorials and I think you might pick up allot from
    just reading through them.
    Rick USA

        *Subject:* tips for aspx.net in visual studio?

        Does anyone have any quick tips for working on web pages in
        visual studio? I can't seem to use the same tricks for getting
        around in the designer as I did in normal programming, in fact
        I'm not having much luck even adding a button or selecting a
control in there. I know some of you do this stuff by hand, but for the classes i'm taking, they don't teach us that method and
        I don't really have time to study it well on my own. I do good
just keeping up with the projects as it is. Any tips would be a
        life saver. Thanks!
        using 2008 pro, and jaws 9
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