Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Code to do a simple regex extraction


I like about the above:

  • one line does the match and one line does the extraction of the match and the conversion to the target type
  • to me, it reads clearly
  • it seems like a good use of “var” because I don’t care much that “reg” is a GroupCollection

Used LINQ to Coalesce Form Keys


Display Multiple Currency Symbols in C#

If you have a money amount:

decimal money = 107.04;

And know the code for a culture:

string cultureName = “en-gb”; // display currency in pounds

Create string containing a culture specific currency:

string formattedCurrency = String.Format(CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture(map[cur]), "{0:C}", decimal);

The table is on msdn: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ks7d2abt.aspx

Then you can insert that string into HTML (tested on IE 8):


Monday, February 14, 2011

Sql Server 2008 Security/Logins

I’m using windows authentication in an intranet.

The way I am configuring permissions is:

1. Add a login for an individual or group to the instance level security.

2. Set the user mappings for databases I wish to give access, assigning roles.

From: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/understanding-roles-in-sql-server-security/1061781

Predefined database roles:

  • db_owner: Members have full access.
  • db_accessadmin: Members can manage Windows groups and SQL Server logins.
  • db_datareader: Members can read all data.
  • db_datawriter: Members can add, delete, or modify data in the tables.
  • db_ddladmin: Members can run dynamic-link library (DLL) statements.
  • db_securityadmin: Members can modify role membership and manage permissions.
  • db_bckupoperator: Members can back up the database.
  • db_denydatareader: Members can’t view data within the database.
  • db_denydatawriter: Members can’t change or delete data in tables or views.


Captain’s Log

This morning I added a feature to the campaign page to copy info to clipboard.

I needed to review the details surrounding how to wire a client side click to individually rendered elements of the template.

Found How to dynamically set control IDs inside a repeater template?

How does one copy to the clipboard via JavaScript?

Found (IE only) http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/javascript/article.php/3458851/Click-Its-Copied.htm

My Code: Copy-To-Clipboard client side click handler.


What can I use for a copy-to-clipboard icon?

A: http://www.iconarchive.com/show/must-have-icons-by-visualpharm/Copy-icon.html
Now the page has the functional copy icon in it:
My Code: ASP.NET logic for putting a copy-to-clipboard icon after the short description of the campaign.
Issue: The feature is not fully useful until I change the ETL to bring in the entire description as opposed to the first 255 characters only. Pros and Cons?