CodePal - ASP.NET Web Design Blog

CodePal is a web designer's blog, set up to help overcome the frustrating problems that are faced during the course of our work. Quite often our work is stopped dead due to some unexpected error that gets thrown at me from the most obscure of places. If quick and simple answers can be found to most of these problems, then we can get back to being productive again.

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Recent Posts


Allow HTML page/portal rebranding using CSS variables

Allow users to set their own branding/identity by redeclaring CSS variables

Topics: HTML, CSS


Force a timeout error on accessing autodiscover.xml in a ASP.Net MVC application

How to configure ASP.Net MVC to process XML filetype routes, and serve a timeout for autodiscover.xml

Topics: ASP.NET, MVC


BitLocker prevents SQL Server accessing databases

SQL Server returns "device not ready" errors, and databases are labelled as Recovery Pending

Topics: SQL Server, BitLocker


Disable Whitepages unsaved caller identification on Samsung Galaxy S7

How to disable the unsaved number caller identification (Whitepages) feature in the Samsung Galaxy S7

Topics: Mobile


How to embed a Google Drive video into your web pags

How to embed a Google Drive video into your web pags from within the Google Drive file browser.

Topics: HTML


Stream/write Excel file to ASP.NET MemoryStream with EPPlus

How to create and send an Excel XLSX file on-the-fly, using EPPlus

Topics: ASP.NET


Windows 10 Review

A personal review of Windows 10 after using it for a month for professional and home use

Topics: Windows 10


Unable to set up Windows 10 Enterprise with a Microsoft Account

When installing Windows 10 Enterprise, the setup requires either a local account, an Azure AD account, or a Domain, but you only have a Microsoft account.

Topics: Windows 10


Make the ASP.Net FileUpload control work inside the UpdatePanel control

The simple and easy way to make the FileUpload.HasFile property be True when used within an UpdatePanel

Topics: ASP.NET


ADO.Net DataTables sort Null values last instead of first

Make ADO.Net behave like SQL Server when sorting DataColumns with Null values, and put Nulls last

Topics: ASP.NET