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Escape double quotes in JavaScript

There may be situations where you need to escape double quotes in JavaScript.  In order to do that, you can use the replace function as shown below,

var note = “I am “Vim”, software developer”;

note = note.replace(/[“]/g, “\\\””);


Escape Double Quotes - JS


February 7, 2013 Posted by | JavaScript | Leave a comment

Enable / Disable ASP.NET TextBox control using jquery

The following code snippet will give you an idea for enabling or disabling an asp.net control using jquery,

Here, based on the option (true or false), I am enabling / disabling a textbox, setting its background color to lightgrey and clearing the text.

<head runat=”server”>
<script src=”Scripts/jquery-1.8.2.min.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” language=”javascript”>
$(document).ready(function () {
var optionChkBox = $(“#chkOption”)
optionChkBox.change(function () {
var status = optionChkBox.is(‘:checked’)

var nameTxtBox = $(“#txtBoxName”)
if (status) {
nameTxtBox.attr(‘disabled’, false)
nameTxtBox.css(“background-color”, “white”)
else {
nameTxtBox.attr(‘disabled’, true)
nameTxtBox.css(“background-color”, “lightgray”)

October 16, 2012 Posted by | ASP.NET, JQuery, VS 2010 | Leave a comment

Using files in C# unit testing

In order to use files during unit testing, the files must be added in the unit test project as shown below,

To demonstrate, I am using an xml file in my unit test.

The file should be available in the deployment folder for test methods to access. In order to achieve that, browse to Test -> Edit Test Settings -> Local.testsettings in Visual Studio menu. Test Settings window will be displayed as shown below,

Go to Deployment and Check ‘Enable Deployment’. Now add the file(s) (from test project folder) using the “Add File…” button.

In the unit test, specify the xml file name in the DeploymentItem attribute as shown below,

Now, when test is running, the file will be available in the deployment directory and it can be accessed using TestContext.DeploymentDirectory.

October 5, 2012 Posted by | C#.NET, VS 2010 | Leave a comment

This OdbcTransaction has completed; it is no longer usable.

I got this exception when I was trying to perform multiple row insert in a DB2 database using Enterprise Library 5.0 and DbTransaction.

Cause of this exception:

I was trying to invoke ExecuteNonQuery method from Database object instead of DbCommand object. And, when one of the SQL failed (due to syntax or data problem), the catch block caught the exception and tried to rollback but DbTransaction.Rollback failed and it was throwing the above exception.


In order to solve this issue, set the transaction object in DBCommand.Transaction property and ExecuteNonQuery in DbCommand. Plus, the connection should be in open state when trying to rollback. The working code sample is given below,

internal static bool InsertRecords(List<string> sqlCollection)
Database database = DatabaseFactory.CreateDatabase(Utility.GetDB2ConnectionName);

using (DbConnection dbConnection = database.CreateConnection())
DbCommand dbCommand = dbConnection.CreateCommand();
DbTransaction dbTransaction = null;

dbTransaction = dbConnection.BeginTransaction();
dbCommand.Transaction = dbTransaction;

foreach (string sql in sqlCollection)
dbCommand.CommandText = sql;
dbCommand.CommandType = CommandType.Text;

return true;
catch (Exception error)

if (dbTransaction != null)

return false;

October 2, 2012 Posted by | ASP.NET, C#.NET, DB2, Enterprise Library 5.0, VS 2010 | | Leave a comment

DbTransaction and EnterpriseLibrary Data Application Block 5.0

Using DbTransaction with EnterpriseLibrary Data Application Block 5.0 is very easy. In this post, i am inserting multiple rows in 5 tables in sql server database. If insert fails in one table, then all transaction will be rollback.

The complete code is given below,

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data.Common;
using Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Data;

namespace Db2_EntLib5._0_Transaction
class Program
static void Main(string[] args)
List<string> sqlCollection = new List<string>();

sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_A (Name) VALUES (‘A0’)”);
sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_A (Name) VALUES (‘A1’)”);
sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_A (Name) VALUES (‘A2’)”);
sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_A (Name) VALUES (‘A3’)”);
sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_B (Name) VALUES (‘B’)”);
sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_C (Name) VALUES (‘C’)”);
sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_D (Name) VALUES (‘D0’)”);
sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_D (Name) VALUES (‘D1’)”);
sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_E (Name) VALUES (‘12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890’)”);
sqlCollection.Add(“INSERT INTO TABLE_F (Name) VALUES (null)”); //null value is not allowed. So, exception will occur here.

Database database = DatabaseFactory.CreateDatabase(“DBConn”);

using (DbConnection connection = database.CreateConnection())
DbTransaction transaction = null;

if (connection.State != System.Data.ConnectionState.Open)

transaction = connection.BeginTransaction();

foreach (string sql in sqlCollection)
database.ExecuteNonQuery(transaction, System.Data.CommandType.Text, sql);

catch (Exception error)


September 29, 2012 Posted by | C#.NET, Enterprise Library 5.0 | , | Leave a comment

Save xml file in client machine without user interaction using asp.net

I got a task where I need to save an xml file in client machine whenever user vists a specific asp.net webpage. As my web application is IE compatible only, I have not verified this solution in other browsers.

In the following code I am going to read an xml file (data source) from the server and paste it in the client machine. The data source can be a session object, a variable in the code behind or a value in hidden field in asp.net page. My sample project structure is given below,

As a first step, add reference to jquery in your aspx page. Using jquery ajax, read the xml file. Then, using FileSystemObject ActiveX create the file in the target location. Then populate the file with the xml object.

Complete code is given below,

<head runat=”server”>
<title>Process XML using jQuery</title>
<script src=”Scripts/jquery-1.7.2.min.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>

<script type=”text/javascript” language=”javascript”>
$(document).ready(function () {;
type: “GET”,
url: “UserInfo.xml”,
dataType: “xml”,
success: function (xmlObj) {
var fileSystemObject = new ActiveXObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”);
varFileObject = fileSystemObject.OpenTextFile(“C:\\Data\\UserInfo.xml”, 2, true, 0);
alert(“Download complete”);
error: function () {
alert(“Download failed. Please contact the administrator.”);


This does not require any user interaction. I am displaying javascript alert messages just for testing purpose.

In the line, varFileObject = fileSystemObject.OpenTextFile(“C:\\Data\\UserInfo.xml”, 2, true, 0); parameter true creates the file if it does not exist.

September 21, 2012 Posted by | ASP.NET, JavaScript, JQuery, VS 2010 | 6 Comments