Thursday, October 18, 2007

Using my IFRAME tooltip with ASP.NET

Just posted an article on using my IFRAME tooltip to show webforms. The article discusses how it can be used to show a 'details page' for every row of a datagrid/datagridview inside a tooltip.

Sometimes it might just not be convenient to show dynamic content using 'innerHTML' property of a floating container. This may be useful in scenarios for incorporating tooltip feature for already designed grid/details pages.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Photo in MS Originals Gallery !

I am famous ! Just found my photo in Microsoft's Originals Gallery.

Check out yourself !

I hope you are able to locate me in the gallery* .
[*Hint: Enter my yahoo email id in the search.]

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Uploaded another tooltip script !

Last week, I uploaded yet another tooltip javascript. This time it was the ' IFRAME based Javascript Tooltip'. It can be very useful to show full webpages inside a tooltip. This also solves the problem of DIV hovering a SELECT(drop down) in older versions of Internet Explorer.

This tooltip support all features of my previous DIV based tooltip, with only exception that it accepts a URL instead of 'innerHTML' string for showing content.

Check out the script in action and notes on using it here:

Friday, October 05, 2007

Buy a gadget and do some charity !

XO Laptop (One laptop for a child project) would be sale for two weeks in US. It comes for around USD 400. The deal is when you buy one for USD 400 , you spend 200 on your laptop and another 200 for laptop which would be donated to a child in poor country.

These laptops have been specifically made for children and for extreme conditions in poor countries. Though they are not as powerful as the commercial once, still they do have some nice functionality like Wifi, mesh networking, Linux, 6 hour battery ..etc .

Here is a nice video review about the same .

Now think of this, you could at least use it as a e-book reader or a cool PDA. Considering cost of such devices is around USD 200-300 in market, it’s a nice thing to buy. Also you can claim a tax-deduction on USD 200 you spent for charity.

This is their website: (Philosophy behind the project)

Ok, if you are thinking that this could help children in India, the answer unfortunately is 'no'. India has said 'NO' to such laptops (as it happens with many good things in India…no points for guessing 'why?' ). But still not a bad deal.

I am definitely curious to know how it fares as a PDA and/or ebook reader !