How To Maintain Scroll Position during Postback in AbleCommerce 7

If you've ever spent hours writing a page only to have it jump all over the place during any postback, this tip will make your day.  With one simple command in Page_Load() you can make the page stay exactly where it was before the postback fired. In your Page_Load() routine, add this line: this.Page.MaintainScrollPositionOnPostBack = true;   Now some will say "I can already do that in the .ASPX file."  That's swell, but in AbleCommerce-Land you rarely work with the original .ASPX file.  In AbleCommerce-Land the vast...

May 19, 2011 READ MORE
AbleCommerce 7.0.5 Bug using Edit Addresses from Order Details page

When using the Edit Addresses button from the Order Details page in AbleCommerce 7.0.5, there is bug when multiple shipments are involved. If you click Save to store any changes made, all the shipment addresses will get set to the address that is shown on the first shipment. This blows away the address details of shipments beyond Shipment #1. The fix is simple. Edit the /Admin/Orders/EditAddresses.aspx.cs file. Locate the following code:   protected void SaveButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) { _Order.BillToFirstName = BillToFirstName.Text; ...

May 18, 2011 READ MORE
HP Proliant DL360 G3 Red Health Light and Interlock LED amber

Well it just goes to show you are never done learning in the IT business. A few weeks ago I decided to deploy my backup web server as the primary was showing odd hardware errors in Server 2003.  However I couldn’t even get the backup to show me a POST boot.  In fact, it just stared at me with a red health LED on the front and nothing more.  The power supplies didn’t even light their green LEDs despite hearing the fans spin inside.  Inside the server showed only an amber Interlock light.  So I cold-booted the primary and brought it back ...

May 16, 2011 READ MORE
FogBugz and Beanstalk integration setup

Yesterday I decided it was time to tie my case management software FogBugz into my source code control system Beanstalk (SVN). Beanstalk offers a FogBugz integration, but I couldn’t get it to work.  Every time I set it to my FogBugz URL, Beanstalk would respond with some sort of “Unable to connect to host” message. The solution was that the Beanstalk integration to FogBugz does not support sub-domain URLs for the FogBugz path.  In other words, you can’t do http:// www. ablemods. com/ support/.  However, if you move your FogBugz path to the root of...

May 13, 2011 READ MORE
Free Email Customers by SKU page on AbleCommerce forums

I posted a free page I wrote a while back for my site.  It lets you pull in the emails for customers who bought a particular SKU within a particular timeframe.  Then you can choose any email template to send them.  Works great when you have a recall notice or other advisory you need to send to shoppers who bought something within a certain timeframe.   You can find here in the AbleCommerce forums:  http://forums.ablecommerce.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=15301 Enjoy !...

May 12, 2011 READ MORE