PHP Webservice that uses JSON PDO – Accessed by JQuery AJAX

You may want to look at this previous post where I setup a Web Service using JSONP from External Domain – PHP – JQuery

The HTML that calls the Javascript:

<div id="taglist"></div>
<input name="searchTags" id="searchTags" type="text" />
<input type="button" name="searchtags" onclick="getTags()" value="search"/>
<div id="tagresult">

The JavaScript (JQuery) AJAX Request and Response Processing:

function getTags()
		var q = $('#searchTags').val();
		$.getJSON('ws.php?type=tag&wN=name&wO=like&wV=' + q, function(data) {
			var items = [];
			var htmlResult = "";
			$.each(data, function(key, val) {
				//As you can see, you can access the JSON (at the bottom of the page) by doing val.PROPERTYNAME:
				htmlResult += "<br />Add : <a href=\"#\" onclick=\"addTag("+ +", '"+ val.getfullname +"'); return false;\">"+ val.getfullname +"</a>";

PHP Code that returns JSON in the PHP file called by the AJAX: (ws.php)

	$ta = new TagAccess();
	$tarray = $ta->GetTagsWhere(" {$whereName} LIKE '%{$whereVariable}%'");
	header('Content-type: application/json');
	echo "",  json_encode($tarray), "";

The GetTagsWhere Helper Function:

    public function GetTagsWhere($where) {
    	$sql = "SELECT * FROM tags WHERE {$where}";
    	// THE PDO Object was created previously
	foreach ($this->pdo->query($sql) as $row)
		$retArray[] = $this->GetTag($row);
	return $retArray;

JSON Returned:

[{"id":"4","name":"FICTION","parentid":"3","getfullname":"BOOKS > FICTION"},{"id":"5","name":"NON-FICTION","parentid":"3","getfullname":"BOOKS > NON-FICTION"}]

Fantastic Thrift Store – Hours

Fan-tastic Thrift Store Hours
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: CLOSED

I thought I would call and post what they said since I I couldn’t find the store hours for Fantastic Thrift anywhere online.

ASP.Net Update Panel – Javascript Event – jQuery Click

I needed to add a onclick event to a textbox in to change it to remove text from a textbox onClick when it is clicked.
The normal code would look something like this:

<asp:TextBox  ID="txtStoreLocatorZip" ValidationGroup="CustomerServiceEmail" runat="server" Text="Enter Zip" CssClass="txtStoreLocatorZip_CssClass" />
        if ($('.txtStoreLocatorZip_CssClass').val() == 'Enter Zip') {
            $('.txtStoreLocatorZip_CssClass').click(function () {
                if ($('.txtStoreLocatorZip_CssClass').val() == 'Enter Zip') {

But, this won’t quite work because my textbox is in a UpdatePanel’s ContentTemplate and the javascript is not read on postback.

So, This is what I ended up doing (a simplified version):

<asp:UpdatePanel ID="UpdatePanel2" runat="server" UpdateMode="Conditional">
		<asp:TextBox  ID="txtStoreLocatorZip" ValidationGroup="CustomerServiceEmail" runat="server" Text="Enter Zip" CssClass="txtStoreLocatorZip_CssClass" />
	function endRequestHandler(sender, args) {
		if ($('.txtStoreLocatorZip_CssClass').val() == 'Enter Zip') {
			$('.txtStoreLocatorZip_CssClass').click(function () {
				if ($('.txtStoreLocatorZip_CssClass').val() == 'Enter Zip') {

This will add an endRequest handler to the end of the partial page postback so that you can call a nice little function at the end of it.

Hope this helps some people!

Roasted Winter Squash Recipe

Roasted Winter Squash
Roasted Winter Squash


  • Winter Squash, or really anything gourd-like.

The spread on top contains:

  • Some of the squash seeds
  • Sage
  • Something spicy, i used jalapeno, but you can use anything with kick, or don’t.
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • A little oil (olive)

Cut and place squash on cooking sheet, cut/grind up the remaining ingredients, add oil. rub on top.
Cover with tin-foil to prevent burning.
Cook for ~20 min.
Uncover and cook till golden brown/not burnt. (~10)

Bonus tip: throw in the rest of the seeds to cook them too.  They are a good snack.

Asp.Net – Adding Parameters to CommandType.Text

This is how you add parameters to a standard CommandType.Text SQL call.

This should prevent sql injection attacks.

        Using conSQL = New SqlConnection("CONNECTION STRING TO DATABASE")
                str = "SELECT * FROM TableName where customerid = @CustomerID and CartType = @CartType"
                cmdSQL = New SqlCommand(str, conSQL)
                cmdSQL.CommandType = CommandType.Text
                cmdSQL.Parameters.AddWithValue("@CustomerID", CustomerID)
                cmdSQL.Parameters.AddWithValue("@CartType", cartType)
                cartcount = cmdSQL.ExecuteScalar()
            Catch ex As Exception
                cartcount = 0
            End Try
        End Using

Free Webcam Security – Dorgem – WinSCP

This is how you setup a free home security webcam using dorgem and winscp.exe.

First Download:

Next Configure Dorgem:
Most people are going to want to use the “Web Server” option. This will setup a webserver with your webcam on it…. Pretty straight forward.

But, when I was looking this up, I couldn’t find anywhere that tells you how to use WinSCP. So here I go:

First Configure WinSCP

  • Open WinSCP
  • New
  • Type in all the correct info in session
  • Make sure you set a default folder under Environment->Directories->Remote Directory
  • Save… and remember the name of the session
  • Connect and make sure you set it to remember passwords and everything

Second Configure Dorgem:

  • Open Dorgem
  • Preview the source
  • Click “Store Settings”
    • Add
    • External Program
    • Name it something to remember
    • Check Enable
    • Command: “C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\winscp.exe” [email protected] /upload %s /defaults
    • OK
  • Click “Capture Now” to test it out.
  • You should now see a tmp file on the WinSCP server.
  • If you dont, then you might want to try changing the path to WinSCP in the command or double check the name of the stored WinSCP session in the command.
  • Then, you can enable motion detection under “options” on the main screen

Hope this helps some people!

Asp DropDownList – States – ListItem Example

Asp DropDownList - States - ListItem Example
Compiled List of US State Drop Downs for Asp.Net Forms:

Hope this helps!

<asp:DropDownList ID="ddlState" runat="server">
    <asp:ListItem Value="" Selected="True">Select a State</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="AL">Alabama</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="AK">Alaska</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="AZ">Arizona</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="AR">Arkansas</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="CA">California</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="CO">Colorado</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="CT">Connecticut</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="DC">D.C.</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="DE">Delaware</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="FL">Florida</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="GA">Georgia</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="HI">Hawaii</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="ID">Idaho</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="IL">Illinois</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="IN">Indiana</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="IA">Iowa</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="KS">Kansas</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="KY">Kentucky</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="LA">Louisiana</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="ME">Maine</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="MD">Maryland</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="MA">Massachusetts</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="MI">Michigan</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="MN">Minnesota</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="MS">Mississippi</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="MO">Missouri</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="MT">Montana</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="NE">Nebraska</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="NV">Nevada</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="NH">New Hampshire</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="NJ">New Jersey</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="NM">New Mexico</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="NY">New York</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="NC">North Carolina</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="ND">North Dakota</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="OH">Ohio</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="OK">Oklahoma</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="OR">Oregon</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="PA">Pennsylvania</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="RI">Rhode Island</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="SC">South Carolina</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="SD">South Dakota</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="TN">Tennessee</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="TX">Texas</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="UT">Utah</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="VT">Vermont</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="VA">Virginia</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="WA">Washington</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="WV">West Virginia</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="WI">Wisconsin</asp:ListItem>
    <asp:ListItem value="WY">Wyoming</asp:ListItem>

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Asp.Net VB – Listview – ItemCommand – DataKeys – CommandName – SQL

Asp.Net VB - Listview - ItemCommand - DataKeys - CommandName - SQL

Here is a basic Listview that has an ItemCommand and ItemDataBound:

Frontend Code:

<asp:ListView ID="lvAddresses" runat="server" DataKeyNames="AddressID,BillingAddressID,ShippingAddressID">
            <asp:PlaceHolder ID="itemPlaceholder" runat="server"></asp:PlaceHolder>
            <table class="noborder address_book" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody>
                    <td colspan="2">
                        <%#DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "FirstName")%> <%#DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "LastName")%><br>
                        <%#DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Address1")%><br>
                        <%#DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "City")%>, <%#DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "State")%>, <%#DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Zip")%><br>
                        <%#DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Phone")%><br>
                        <span class="caption"><asp:LinkButton ID="lnkMakeDefault_Billing" CommandName="MakeDefault_Billing" runat="server">Click to make Default Billing Address</asp:LinkButton></span>
                        <span class="caption"><asp:Literal ID="litMakeDefault_Billing" runat="server" Text="Default Billing Address"></asp:Literal></span>
                        <br />
                        <span class="caption"><asp:LinkButton ID="lnkMakeDefault_Shipping" CommandName="MakeDefault_Shipping" runat="server">Click to make Default Shipping Address</asp:LinkButton></span>
                        <span class="caption"><asp:Literal ID="litMakeDefault_Shipping" runat="server" Text="Default Shipping Address"></asp:Literal></span>
                        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="EDIT" CommandName="EDITAddress"/>
                        <asp:Button ID="btnREMOVE" runat="server" Text="REMOVE" CommandName="REMOVEAddress"/>

Backend Code:

Protected Sub Page_PreRender(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.PreRender
    End Sub
    Private Sub FindIt()
        lblAddresses.Text = ""
        Dim sqlDataConnection As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection = CDataAccess.OpenDatabase
        Dim conStr As String = sqlDataConnection.ConnectionString
        Dim selectCommand As String = "SELECT Address.*, Customer.BillingAddressID, Customer.ShippingAddressID"
        selectCommand &= " FROM Address INNER JOIN Customer ON Address.CustomerID = Customer.CustomerID"
        selectCommand &= " WHERE Address.CustomerID = @CustomerID AND Address.Deleted = 0"
        Dim sds As New SqlDataSource()
        sds.ConnectionString = conStr
        sds.SelectParameters.Add("CustomerID", 12345)
        sds.SelectCommand = selectCommand
        lvAddresses.DataSource = sds
    End Sub
    Protected Sub lvAddresses_ItemCommand(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListViewCommandEventArgs) Handles lvAddresses.ItemCommand
        Dim dataItem As ListViewDataItem = e.Item
        Dim currentDataKey As DataKey = lvAddresses.DataKeys(dataItem.DataItemIndex)
        Dim AddressID As Integer = currentDataKey("AddressID")
        Dim BillingAddressID As Integer = currentDataKey("BillingAddressID")
        Dim ShippingAddressID As Integer = currentDataKey("ShippingAddressID")
        If String.Equals(e.CommandName, "MakeDefault_Billing") Then
            MakeDefault(AddressID, True)
        ElseIf String.Equals(e.CommandName, "MakeDefault_Shipping") Then
            MakeDefault(AddressID, False)
        ElseIf String.Equals(e.CommandName, "EDITAddress") Then
        ElseIf String.Equals(e.CommandName, "REMOVEAddress") Then
        End If
    End Sub
    Protected Sub lvAddresses_ItemDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.ListViewItemEventArgs) Handles lvAddresses.ItemDataBound
        Dim dataItem As ListViewDataItem = e.Item
        If e.Item.ItemType = ListViewItemType.DataItem Then
            Dim currentDataKey As DataKey = lvAddresses.DataKeys(dataItem.DataItemIndex)
            Dim AddressID As Integer = currentDataKey("AddressID")
            Dim BillingAddressID As Integer = currentDataKey("BillingAddressID")
            Dim ShippingAddressID As Integer = currentDataKey("ShippingAddressID")
            lit = e.Item.FindControl("litMakeDefault_Billing")
            Dim lit2 As Literal = e.Item.FindControl("litMakeDefault_Shipping")
            lnk = e.Item.FindControl("lnkMakeDefault_Billing")
            Dim lnk2 As LinkButton = e.Item.FindControl("lnkMakeDefault_Shipping")
            lit.Visible = Not lnk.Visible
        End If
    End Sub