Posts Tagged ‘IE8’

White space (blank line) top of the ASP.Net Menu in IE8

September 2, 2009 Leave a comment

Following my previous post about applying a hot fox for ASP.Net menu control, I discovered that the z-index is not the only issue to fix. ASP.Net control when it gets rendered in IE8 shows a gap on top of it like a blank line or a white space.  Sakya found out and explains on his blog that it is the result of SkipLinkText which is not rendered in IE7 but IE8 render it.

The following code snippet shows how to set SkipLinkText to blank.

<asp :Menu ID="Menu1"  runat="server"

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ASP.Net menu does not work in IE8

August 24, 2009 1 comment

The first problem which I found with the ASP.Net applications runing on IE8 was the dynamic menu. It does not invoke correctly as the default value for Z-Index is no longer valid for IE8. The problem and the work around it, is explained in

In addition, the following list of issues and hotfixes related to ASP.Net 2 are important to review:

961847 FIX: Error message when you view a page in design mode after you recompile a .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1-based project: “Error creating control – ‘ControlInstanceName [text]’ could not be set on property ‘PropertyName'”

961864 FIX: Web clients may have several problems when you access an ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX-enabled Web site

961884 FIX: You experience very slow performance on an initial request to an ASP.NET Web site after you change the App_Code folder, the bin folder, or the Global.asax file

962351 FIX: The pop-out menus are not displayed when you use Internet Explorer 8.0 in Standards mode to view an ASP.NET Web page that has dynamic menus

961902 FIX: Error message when you compile an ASP.NET project that contains many application resource files: “A first chance exception of type ‘System.ArgumentException’ occurred in mscorlib.dll”

968392 Error message and the hyperlink control is not rendered if the ImageUrl property is set in Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 after you install .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 or .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1:”Object reference not set to an instance of an object”


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