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I am trying to help someone with a non-profit organization. They have developed a web application using a development tool called Wild Apricot. They need to add a page which will allow the user to search tapes by titles or subjects. I was actuallty able to do this by creating an ASP.NET webform. The problem is, Wild Apricot can't integrate a 3rd party Web form into their system.
 
My question is, does the HTML controls provide enough functionality to open a file and display a list based on the user's search criteria? The user will then select a title from the drop down list and that selected item will need to be passed back to the calling page.
 
Thank you.
Posted 26-Nov-12 10:01am
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Niral Soni at 27-Nov-12 6:26am
   
Could you please tell me what kind of file(plain text, CSV, XLS etc) you want to open in HTML?
 
I have the code to implement this, but want to confirm your requirements first.

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Why not convert your ASP.NET page to a web service and call it with JavaScript. Then load the data returned from the web service to a grid with JavaScript.
 
Read up on AJAX here[^]
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stevenandler at 27-Nov-12 11:41am
   
Thank you for your response. I'm not sure how this will solve my problem. A webservice is a good solution when you want to input and retieve some value back to a callimg page. In my scenario, I need to have a full interface for the user to select the search method, enter in the search string and select the search string that matches what they are looking for.
BC @ CV at 27-Nov-12 12:26pm
   
I assumed your problem was retrieving the file contents eg. "the tapes by titles or subjects." If you don't know how to create an HTML form to search with read here and here. After the web service returns the tape titles you will then need to use javascript to load it to the UI.

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