Customizing the Google Store Locator’s store listing

In 2012, Google released a plugin that expedites the process of creating a store locator using Google Maps. It’s not terribly easy to customize though, and there’s not a ton of documentation or examples. While there is a working example of how to customize the info windows that appear over the map markers, there isn’t […]

Custom behavior on ASP.NET client-side validation

Let’s say you want to trigger special behavior when ASP.NET client side validation is triggered – something other than displaying an error message. In my case, I needed to change the border color of the offending control(s). There is no built in way to do this right now, so far as I’ve been able to […]

AJAX message could not be parsed

Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManagerParserErrorException: The message received from the server could not be parsed. Common causes for this error are when the response is modified by calls to Response.Write(), response filters, HttpModules, or server trace is enabled. I ran into this while working with an UpdatePanel. After a partial postback, the returned AJAX would trip that Javascript error. […]

Oh. Hi.

As a developer, I consider myself first a problem solver, in no small part because I work on a support queue, like so many of my fellow devs. So clients come to me with problems. Grappling with these problems often sends me to the Internet to research, dig, experiment, and finally (hopefully!) discover a solution. […]