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Free Event and Contact Management

Guide to Contact and Event Management
IntroductionThis guide concentrates on two free internet products, which allow you to manage you contacts (using Google’s Contact system under GMAIL) and how to manage an invite system for you Events that appears to work with a large numbers of contacts, unlike the Goggle calendar.This is not a manual on how to use these products, merely a guide on what to do
Google / Gmail contactsYou need to log into to Gmail (www.gmail.com), you can use your existing email address, or create an account.
Using the current product that you have get the contacts into a format that resembles a CSV file, follow the Google guide lines, and you will get great results. Note that it allows only one contact per email address, so make sure you have no duplicates.Once you have got you Contacts in the recommended format the in Gmail. Then:

click on Contacts
click Import
I would recommend you import it into a new group, for ease of access next time

It will then import, and tell you…

More Things I have Learnt today 22 Feb 2009

Firstly let me state that I am an old school DOS and Mac programmer that is trying to learn these new school languages that seem to do eveything for you in some way as long as you know how.

Since doing websites I always wondered if there was a way to do a website site it has a header, left, right and bottom.

With ASPX there is a way.

Using a master page Essentially design your page and where you want the body stuff then you add a content place holder there



<asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="ContentPlaceHolder1" runat="server">


Then in the data page add the

MasterPageFile="


into the header

I had been using include files now I will have to re-do my code


Another thing I learnt is that there is a code library dumped in AppData, for ASPX and it MUST be in the root of the website, other wise it does not work

Things I have learnt to day 22 Feb 2009

That in the web.config file there is a line that tell the website where to find the SQL server.

This line is 

<add name="OnlineOrderSystemConnectionString" connectionstring="Data Source=SERVERXXXXX;Initial Catalog=DBXXXX;User ID=SAXXX;Password=PASSXXX" providername="System.Data.SqlClient">


now the serverXXXX can be the server name or I also learn just "."
the catolog I belive is the database
user and password are the use and password for the database

This a learn since we were getting an error using a website something like this

ASP.NET to identify an incoming user. 
Line 28: --> Line 29: <authentication mode="Windows

which was caused by there being two web.config files for one site