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5 Tips to Use local.xml to Customize Your E-Store

When you plan out a new theme for your Magento store, you begin designing it by using the default theme as your base. Very rarely would you create a new theme from the scratch. The reason being the default theme brings with it most of the elements like standard features, that are required by the phtml and layout files. While this is a simple way of designing your new theme, there will be... By Deepa Ranganathan   On 04 May 2015  Viewed: 133
  • magento
  • magento tips
  • e-store

Exploring what is new in ASP.NET MVC

When we look around in today's world, what we see is devices all around. Devices from mobiles to tablets to computers surround us and now the world is talking about internet of things. IOT means communicating between devices where each device will provide some relevant information to other so as to provide a customer with highest level of service. Example can be a Phone providing information... By Nikunj Bhanushali   On 01 May 2015  Viewed: 748
  • mvc
  • asp.net
  • microsoft technologies

ASP.NET 5 Latest Updates and Improvements in Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6

ASP.NET is not just a web development platform of all the time, but a righteous web application framework of its own way. Its lofty architecture and cutting-edge features together give this framework a sense of grandeur that's absolutely hard to ignore. And since its keep on evolving itself so incredibly that we just can't resist the temptation of the updates that it continue to unroll for its... By Celin Smith   On 29 Apr 2015  Viewed: 229
  • .net development service
  • asp.net development services
  • asp.net development company
  • custom .net development company

Display Best Selling Products on your Magento Store

<center>![Magento][1]</center> It's a good idea to tell your audience which products are "best sellers" on your e-store. Most often, people do want to know what others have viewed on your store. When you display these products, you are actually making your audience stay on your store for a longer while. Buying time will help you convert better, and that is what you need to look at. How can you... By Deepa Ranganathan   On 29 Apr 2015  Viewed: 224
  • magento
  • customization
  • store
  • products

Different action for different buttons from a single page in MVC

To post from different buttons on a single MVC page to different action methods, we need some extra code. We need to create an attribute class by inheriting ActionNameSelectorAttribute and override IsValidName method. We will use the button name to call any particular action on the basis of button name. It looks some thing very difficult but in reality it is more than easy. Let's creat our... By Ali Adravi   On 26 Apr 2015  Viewed: 3,427
  • mvc
  • razor
  • attributes
  • asp.net

Tips to Integrate Facebook to Your Wordpress Website

Social sharing is vital for your website, especially if you want to strike the right chord with your audiences. You don't want to miss out on the conversions that might happen from the different social media websites, do you? While installing a plug-in and accessing social sharing using the plug-in seems like an easy way out, if you want to customize social sharing as per your needs, you should... By Deepa Ranganathan   On 23 Apr 2015  Viewed: 131
  • facebook
  • wordpress
  • facebook-integration

Deliver Optimized Images on your Wordpress Website

Media, when used to supplement content, makes your whole website look appealing. But, do you actually supplement good content using media files. Many times image files are used as an ornament for your website. While decorating your website with images works, it does not improve search engine rankings. If you are not visible, and nobody notices your images, what’s the use of decorating the... By Deepa Ranganathan   On 21 Apr 2015  Viewed: 136
  • optimized images on wp
  • wordpress optimized images

Rotating banner simplest way with jquery and css

Rotating banner appeals most of the client and it's quite time consuming for developers to judge which library they need to use and do modification in them according to their requirements. In this article we are going to create the simplest and fully working rotating banner by writing just two three css classes and 4 5 lines of JavaScript code. Big question is that whether it will work with... By Ali Adravi   On 18 Apr 2015  Viewed: 5,349
  • css
  • jquery
  • banner

How to Resolve Database Connection Error?

Have you ever come across this error “Error Establishing Database Connection”? As a developer, this error troubles especially when you are new and have not made any changes within the database. What are the causes responsible for this error? 1. Incorrect login credentials 2. Unresponsive database server 3. Corrupt database Before you begin solving the issue, which in most cases is... By Deepa Ranganathan   On 17 Apr 2015  Viewed: 107
  • wp database connection error
  • database connection error
  • wordpress

Use Shortcodes to Embed Widgets in Wordpress

As George Henry Lewes once said “Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes”, shortcode is that genius created by Wordpress which is not given the importance it deserves. With few elemental strokes and minimal editing needs, Shortcodes is able to create necessary elements for your Wordpress website. Widgets created for various tasks within a Wordpress website, can be... By Deepa Ranganathan   On 14 Apr 2015  Viewed: 117
  • use shortcodes to embed widgets
  • embed widgets in wordpress

MVC DropDownListFor fill on selection change of another dropdown

Binding DropDownListFor from enum, database and some hard coded values in our previous article [MVC dropdown binding best ways][1]. In this article we will try to bind child Dropdown on selection change of parent Dropdown, say Country to State or Sate to City, by using jQuery which will call an action in controller and return JSON for selected id, and with the help of jQuery append values to... By Ali Adravi   On 11 Apr 2015  Viewed: 144,174
  • mvc
  • dropdownlistfor
  • jquery
  • javascript

MVC dropdown binding best ways

To Bind a DropDownListFor or DropDown in asp.net MVC from database, from enum or from hard coded values, most people suggest to add a property in the model with IEnumarable or IList. We can use it but not very helpful because after every postback we will need to fill the list again otherwise it will be null. So using ViewBag is not a bad idea, we will use it in our article. What we will see... By Ali Adravi   On 04 Apr 2015  Viewed: 43,175
  • dropdown
  • dropdownlist
  • dropdownlistfor
  • mvc
  • enum

Constant ReadOnly and Static in C# with real life examples

Whether I should use Constant or ReadOnly or Static Variable, how to decide it, what are the reasons to choose Constant, ReadOnly or Static. It depends on the situation, usability and location to access. We are going to discuss each of these one by one and compare and check why we can use Constant and not the ReadOnly or Static variable. Why to use ReadOnly and not the Constant or Static variable... By Ali Adravi   On 03 Apr 2015  Viewed: 5,403
  • constact
  • readonly
  • static
  • c#
  • oops

ASP.Net MVC upload file with record & validation - Step 6

Uploading file with other model data, validate model & file before uploading by using DataAnnotation is a tricky part because there is no FileFor or any similar control in MVC. So very first question comes in mind, is that possible to use DataAnnotation with file control? Yes, it is very possible. Second question, it this possible with client side validation, even the answer is yes. We know... By Ali Adravi   On 28 Mar 2015  Viewed: 14,582
  • mvc
  • file
  • sql
  • model
  • validation

MVC multiple field search with webgrid - Step 5

First of all we will try for multiple field search with paging and sorting for products by using WebGrid. We will create relationship between products and category table so we can show the category name in grid. To search we need a separate model for search having all the paging, sorting, total records and products. We need full featured page to search records by providing product name, price and... By Ali Adravi   On 22 Mar 2015  Viewed: 21,500
  • mvc
  • webgrid
  • dynamic-order
  • paging
  • sorting

MVC CRUD By wizard without writing a single line in 2 minute - Step 4

CRUD functionality is the basic of learning of any language which we will see in this article and we will see how easy it is with asp.net MVC. We already seen, how we created the listing page without writing a single line of HTML. Same we will do for insert, update and delete by using the wizard. We will not write a single line of code but use the wizard to create controller action methods and... By Ali Adravi   On 21 Mar 2015  Viewed: 3,362
  • mvc
  • crud
  • bootstrap

MVC jQuery datepicker enable disable dates

Add, enable, disable dates to datepicker control is really more than easy but I found most beginners struggle with it to add datepicker with a control or to enable and disable dates for a particular condition. In this article we will learn how to add datepicker without any calendar icon as well as with calendar icon. Disable dates which are less than today's date, disable dates which are greater... By Ali Adravi   On 15 Mar 2015  Viewed: 6,439
  • jquery
  • datepicker
  • mvc

Razor conditional attribute and formatting

Razor provides all the option to format the data as well as conditional attributes, even it is more powerful than we had earlier in asp.net. In this article we will try to see some commonly used conditional attribute tricks, formatting of data like apply class conditionally, show hide controls, enable and disable the controls. How to use icons as link in WebGrid, add HTML to the column,... By Ali Adravi   On 14 Mar 2015  Viewed: 13,716
  • razor
  • mvc
  • formatting

MVC Entity Framework Code First - Step 3

In MVC, Entity Framework Code First Model is good fit and easy to use. In this case we don't need to create our model separately. Whatever the model we created in our previous article is enough to create the table for category which we are going to achieve in this article and maney more. We will learn how to use Entity Framework with code first, how to decorate properties of table, property data... By Ali Adravi   On 28 Feb 2015  Viewed: 2,071
  • mvc
  • entity-framework

Learn MVC Step 2 - Model View Controller

In this article we will learn to create model, controller and finally we will add view to render the list of categories by using list template. First we will try to render the list of hard coded values then in next article we will use Empty Framework to save data into database and show data from database. But for now we need to focus how we can create model, controller and view. so add a new... By Ali Adravi   On 24 Feb 2015  Viewed: 1,466
  • mvc
  • model
  • view
  • controller
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