Replace empty record in ms sql server

Couple of days ago while working in a project I got requirement to replace empty or we say blank record with space. Remember I am asking to replace the record that doesn’t exist with space, means it’s not related to NULL data, not related to space in column etc.
One more thing which was very strange for me at that time and I want to add it here that you can replace empty record with space by using different possible ways but to retrieve space in front end (Website) most of them doesn’t work and you may surprise that in ms sql server it is returning space but why let's suppose code is unable to get that space. So the methods work fine for me are listed below
NULLIF returns the first expression if the two expressions are not equal. If the expressions are equal, NULLIF returns a null value of the type of the first expression and if first expression is empty/blank then NULLIF returns a null value of the type of the first expression.

So that’s it. Enjoy your life.

Check whether first character in a string is capital or not

In this tutorial we will learn how to check whether first character in a string is capital or not. It’s pretty simple and don’t required any professional coding. Let’s have a look how to do so.
string mystring = "Adeel";

if (mystring[0].ToString() == mystring[0].ToString().ToUpper())
    Response.Write("First character is capital");
    Response.Write("First character is not capital");

So that’s it, this is the proper and simple way.

Happy Coding!!!


Make first character of a string upper case in

Couple of days ago I got requirement of make first character of a string upper case in I found but unable to get any built-in function available in .net so after some sort of coding, I develop my own function.
public static string MakeFirstCharUpper(string inputstring)
    if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(inputstring))
        throw new ArgumentException("ARGH!");
    return inputstring.First().ToString().ToUpper() + String.Join("",inputstring.ToLower().Trim().Skip(1));

So that’s it. Just you have to call this function and you will get desired output.

Happy Coding!!!


Image printing problem in google chrome

In this article we will look how to fix the image printing problem in Google chrome. Most of the developers complaint that there code snippet for printing content of any div works well in all browsers except chrome, they can see images being printed in all browsers but in Google chrome neither images shown in print preview nor printed. So for Google chrome the workaround is pretty simple, just you have to add the <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC \"-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN\" \\> and that's it. How? Let’s have a look

Image printing problem in Google chrome

        function printcontent() {
            var docType = "<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC \"-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN\"  \"\">";
            var disp_setting = "toolbar=yes,location=no,directories=yes,menubar=yes,";
            disp_setting += "scrollbars=yes,width=800, height=800, left=50, top=25,_blank";
            if (navigator.appName != "Microsoft Internet Explorer")
                disp_setting = "";

            var content_vlue = document.getElementById("divContent").innerHTML;
            var docprint ="", "", disp_setting);


            docprint.document.write('</head><body style="padding:0;margin-top:0 !important;margin-bottom:0!important;"   onLoad="self.print();self.close();">');

            //document.write(doct + divContent.innerHTML);

<div id="divContent">
        <table width="100%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2">
                    <img src="img/web_logo_new.jpg" alt="logo" /></td>
                <td>Some content will come here </td>

    <input type="button" value="Print" onclick="printcontent();" />

So that's it. Hopefully it will fix your problem of printing images in Google chrome.

Difference between Response.Redirect() and Response.RedirectPermanent()

In this tutorial we will learn the difference between Response.Redirect() and Response.RedirectPermanent(). Microsoft has introduced Response.RedirectPermanent() method in .net 4.0 version. The main objective of this method is to have permanent response redirection to the Search Engines.

Basically Response.RedirectParmanent() is an extension function introduced in .NET 4.0. The main aim of it is to indicate the Response Code to the Search Engine that the page has been moved permanently.

Response.Redirect() is also called 302 temporary redirect. The 302 Temporary redirects are also as they sound; temporary, in which you are telling the search engines to read and use the content of the new page, but to keep checking the original URL first as it will ultimately be reestablished. The Response.Redirect() generates Response code as 302 (Temporary Redirection). If you use the Response.Redirect() to redirect from Page A to Page B, search engines will keep Page A in their index/cache/database since the Response.Redirect() indicates a temporary redirect.

Response.RedirectPermanent() is also called 301 permanent redirect. The 301 permanent redirects are also as they sound; permanently redirects from an old URL to a new one. It also tells the search engines that the old location is to be removed from their index and replaced with the new location. Using 301 redirect is the most search engine friendly way to redirect traffic and search engines. The Response.RedirectParmanent() returns 301 (Permanent Redirection). If you use the Response.RedirectPermanent() to redirect from Page A to Page B, search engines will keep Page B in their index/cache/database since the Response.RedirectPermanent() indicates a permanent redirect and include new page for better performance on search.

Note: Another method used for redirection is Server.Transfer() in which search engine is unaware of any redirection that took place (Status 200) and keep remain the link of old page in its cache/database. Search engine thinks that the old page is producing the output response of the new page.