Monthly Archives: May 2009

7 posts

ASP.NET tooltip alternative: Cool DHTML Tooltip II – Part 2

In Part 1, I showed you how to use Cool DHTML Tooltip in ASP.NET web applications with static data. In this post, I will show you how to use Cool DHTML Tooltip with dynamic data pulled from database. It is actually very simple. Here are the steps: 1. Pull data from database. In code-behind, you need to pull from your database the information that needs to be displayed in tooltip, format the information if needed, […]

MySQL conference video

Very interested conference keynote video on MySQL: State of the Dolphin, especially if you are interested in the future of MySQL database after Oracle acquired Sun recently. I am very excited about the future version of MySQL: MySQL 5.4, which has a lot of new features.

ASP.NET tooltip alternative: Cool DHTML Tooltip II – Part 1

ASP.NET built-in tooltip is easy to implement, but it has many limitations, for example, you can’t control the duration of the tooltip, you can’t change the style of the tooltip, you can’t display complicated contents in it, etc. That is why I usually don’t use ASP.NET tooltip but use Cool DHTML Tooltip from Dynamic Drive ( There are two versions of Cool DHTML Tooltip and the basic difference is that the second version (Cool DHTML […]

Will Ubuntu become a competitor of Windows?

Since its launch in October 2004, Ubuntu has been focusing on providing better user experience in the Linux world and has done a very good job. Ubuntu is famous in the Linux distro world for its no-hassle installation, easy and pretty user interface, great package management tool, big community of support, and etc. Especially, its promise of a new release every 6 month indicates its active and fast development and has attracted many users both […]

IEXPLORER.EXE application error referenced memory could not be “read” or “written”

Finally I decided to upgrade to IE 8, and unfortunately my nightmare started soon after the upgrade. Unpredictably, I get an iexplore.exe application error: The instruction at “0x1001677e” reference memory at “0x043a8f64”. The memory could not be “read”. Click OK to terminate the program. It happens sometimes when I am browsing a page, or when I open a new page, or when I close a page, and the memory address is different each time. After […]

Scroll to the top of an AJAX page upon UpdatePanel postback

By default, when an UpdatePanel is refreshed upon postbacks, the navigation position of the page will not change because the postback is only a partial postback. It is a nice behavior in most cases, but in some cases, it can be very annoying. For instance, if you have a Wizard control defined in an UpdatePanel for user data entry, and if the form is very long, then you will need to scroll to the bottom […]

Windows 7 Release Candidate released

Windows 7 RC is available for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers today, according to this post on Windows 7 Team Blog. And then on May 5th, Windows 7 RC will be released for download by the general public. I am patiently (no choice, I guess) waiting on the public availability of Windows 7 RC…