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how to change the color of datagridviews row at difference in two dates

use the following Code in application

//This method returns the no of days between today and date comes from database
private int GetDateDifference(DateTime _StartDateTime )
DateTime startDate = _StartDateTime;
// End date
DateTime endDate = DateTime.Now;
// Time span
TimeSpan diffDate = endDate.Subtract ( startDate );

return diffDate.Days;
//Gridview Row Data Bound Event
protected void grdDetail_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)

if (e.Row.RowType != DataControlRowType.Header && e.Row.RowType != DataControlRowType.Footer )

Label _lbl = (Label)e.Row.FindControl("lblDate");

if (_lbl != null)
_lbl.Text = DataBinder.Eval(e.Row.DataItem, "TRANSACTION DATE").ToString();
int intDays = GetDateDifference(Convert.ToDateTime(DataBinder.Eval(e.Row.DataItem, "TRANSACTION DATE")));
if (intDays > 2)
// Setting the color of row
e.Row.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;


how to clear controls in c#

Use following code in you page. At Calling Statement send reference of page “this”. It Clears all text boxes and set all checkboxes on page to false

private void ClearControls(Control parent)
foreach (Control _ChildControl in parent.Controls)
if ((_ChildControl.Controls.Count > 0))
if (_ChildControl is TextBox)
((TextBox)_ChildControl).Text = string.Empty;
if (_ChildControl is CheckBox)
((CheckBox)_ChildControl).Checked = false;


How to filter uploader control using client side script in

For any client side action we have to choose a scripting language to build our logic. Let us go for JavaScript. When use a file control we have to use a button control for doing the uploading action. It is better to refer to Anand’s article CodeSnip: Working with FileUpload Control to get the basic idea of using FileUpload control.

Then at the button Client event we have to add some JavaScript action to do the filtering action. We have to use the “OnClientClick” event of a <asp:Button /> control. The code is given below.

Listing 2: OnClientClick

<asp:Button ID="btnUpload" runat="server" OnClick="btnUpload_Click" Text="Upload"
Width="64px" OnClientClick="return CheckForTestFile();" />

Now our objective is to put the filtering logic in CheckForTestFile() JavaScript function. For this action, copy and paste the following code inside your <HEAD> tag of aspx page.

Listing 3: JS Filter function

<script language="javascript">  
  //Trim the input text
  function Trim(input)
    var lre = /^\s*/; 
    var rre = /\s*$/; 
    input = input.replace(lre, ""); 
    input = input.replace(rre, ""); 
    return input; 
   // filter the files before Uploading for text file only  
   function CheckForTestFile() 
        var file = document.getElementById('<%=fileDocument.ClientID%>');
        var fileName=file.value;        
        //Checking for file browsed or not 
        if (Trim(fileName) =='' )
            alert("Please select a file to upload!!!");
            return false;
       //Setting the extension array for diff. type of text files 
       var extArray = new Array(".txt", ".doc"".rtf"".pdf"".sxw", ".odt", 
                                ".stw", ".html"".htm"".sdw"".vor");      
       //getting the file name
       while (fileName.indexOf("\\") != -1)
         fileName = fileName.slice(fileName.indexOf("\\"+ 1);
       //Getting the file extension                     
       var ext = fileName.slice(fileName.indexOf(".")).toLowerCase();
       //matching extension with our given extensions.
       for (var i = 0; i < extArray.length; i++) 
         if (extArray[i] == ext) 
           return true;
         alert("Please only upload files that end in types:  " 
           + (extArray.join("  ")) + "\nPlease select a new "
           + "file to upload and submit again.");
           return false;                

Let us go through the codes. The Trim() function would trim the input text. Therefore, in the above code we first check whether there is any file selected in FileUpload control or not. Then we parse the file name with the path to the file-name of the input file using the slice() method of JavaScript which takes the index as input. After getting the file we will still continue parsing to get the file extension out from the File name. Then we iterate a loop to match the input extension with the defeat extensions of our interest stored in an array. If the input extension does not match with any one of the given extension,s we show the alert message and return false as status. This does not allow us to Upload the file and give us a alert message to fetch a file with the given extensions.


reference :

How to get uploaded image dimensions in

I used following code to get uploaded image dimensions .
Where flLogoUplaoded is name of asp .net file uploaded control at my application
string UploadedImageType = flLogoUpload.PostedFile.ContentType.ToString().ToLower();
string UploadedImageFileName = flLogoUpload.PostedFile.FileName;

//Create an image object from the uploaded file
System.Drawing.Image UploadedImage = System.Drawing.Image.FromStream(flLogoUpload.PostedFile.InputStream);

//Determine width and height of uploaded image
float UploadedImageWidth = UploadedImage.PhysicalDimension.Width;
float UploadedImageHeight = UploadedImage.PhysicalDimension.Height;

Response.Write( UploadedImageWidth + “<br />”);
Response.Write(UploadedImageHeight + “<br />”);

URL Encoding in

One of way while transferring data from one page to other page is Querystring. But one problem is with Querystring is that many characters are not allowed in url.  So we must have to send querystings while take limits in mind because alphanumeric and special characters including $-_.+!*’(),) are allowed. Usually browser does not tolerate special characters in Url, so much data is lost . In we can use the feature urlEncoding. With Url encoding special characters are replaced by escaped characters sequences starting with the percent sign (%) ,followed by a two-digit hexadecimal .The only exception is space character where character sequence %20 or + sign is used.  For this purpose provide us HttpServerUtility  class to encode data.

For example

String  CustomerName = “Ali Raza”;

Response.Redirect(“Blogpage.aspx?authorName=” + Server.UrlEncode(CustomerName));


Same time we can Querystring s initial values from Server.UrlDecode() method.