Web Service using JSONP from External Domain – PHP – JQuery

You may want to look at this previous post where I setup a PHP Webservice that uses JSON PDO – Accessed by JQuery AJAX

OK, so this code will use php to generate the JSON code that will get delivered over the internet to the JSONP (JSON Padding) client on an external domain. This allows your webservice to be available too whoever wants to call it.

Here is the PHP Code: (Not all of it, but enough to get the idea)

private function GetTriviaTag($row) {
	$t = new Tag();
	$t->id = $row['id'];
	$t->triviaid = $row['triviaid'];
	$t->tagid = $row['tagid'];
	return $t;
public function GetWhere($where) {
	$sql = "SELECT * FROM trivia_tags WHERE {$where}";
	foreach ($this->pdo->query($sql) as $row)
		$retArray[] = $this->GetTriviaTag($row);
	return $retArray;
$where = " (1 = 1)";  // THIS WILL SELECT ALL
$tarray = GetWhere($where);
header('Content-type: application/json');
echo "(" . json_encode($tarray) . ")";

And now, to access it from javascript in an external domain (non – SERVER_domain.com ):

		<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
		<div id="triviaQuestions"> loading... </div>
			$(function() {
				// THE 'callback=?' in this request is IMPORTANT FOR EXTERNAL DOMAIN ACCESS!!!
				$.getJSON('http://SERVER_domain.com/webservice.php&callback=?', function(data) {
					var items = [];
					var htmlResult = "";
					$.each(data, function(key, val) {
						htmlResult += "<br />Q: "+ val.id +", '"+ val.question +"";

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.id +", '"+ 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 asp.net 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]_session.com /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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