ASP.NET, CSS3, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, Programming, VB.NET, WebForms

Javascript and Bootstrap CSS: Showing a Save Screen that Locks Page Elements

The goal of this example is to make all elements on and HTML form un-selectable while something like a Save/Load/long database lookup is happening. What we’ll do is superimpose a div over an HTML form, and have that div show opaque lines over the form as well as a clear area that says Loading or Saving.

We’ll make the page look like the image to the left, so that it is clear to the user that the form they were working on is temporarily disabled. Continue reading “Javascript and Bootstrap CSS: Showing a Save Screen that Locks Page Elements”

.Net, Data Sources, MS Exchange, MS Office, MS Outlook, Outlook, Outlook 2010, Programming, Software, VB.NET, Visual Studio, VSTO

Programatically Connecting to MS Exchange Using EWS

You can do a lot with your code when you write an application that communicates with your Exchange server. But getting the setup to work for you in Visual Studio isn’t always as intuitive as it should be. Here are the steps I went through getting my project in Visual Studio set up and connecting to MS Exchange.
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Internet Explorer, Programming, SharePoint, Software

SharePoint: Getting EML Emails to Open in Outlook


If you are sending emails to a SharePoint document library, they get saved as .eml files rather than .msg like when you drag and drop emails into SharePoint. Unfortunately .eml files do not always handle as nicely as .msg files and require extra steps to open. The challenge is to get those files to open for your users when they click on the file. In this article I’ll review the basic steps for making this happen, but you may need to dig deeper depending on your situation. Continue reading “SharePoint: Getting EML Emails to Open in Outlook”