Disabled directive in angular


When using reactive form in angular disabled property binding does not work in template.


  1. Using disable method programmatically in form control.
  2. Create directive

In my case I couldn’t use disabled since my input is not a control in form. It’s just a input in template.

So I created directive.

You can find it here. It might help some one having my requirement.

Live demo

import { Directive, ElementRef, Input } from ‘@angular/core’;
import { OnChanges } from ‘@angular/core/src/metadata/lifecycle_hooks’;

* Directive for add disable attribute to input element
* Eg: [appInputDisabled]=”isDisabled”
* @export
* @class InputDisabledDirective
* @implements {OnChanges}
selector: ‘[appInputDisabled]’

export class InputDisabledDirective implements OnChanges {
@Input() appInputDisabled: boolean;

constructor(private el: ElementRef) { }

ngOnChanges(): void {
this.el.nativeElement.disabled = (this.appInputDisabled) ? true : false;


Source code here ….

Code on stackblitz


Upload file and send email with attachment in ASP.NET MVC5 using Postal

So In previous post we came to know about Postal. yes it is easy.

We can send email in ASP.NET MVC easily.

So How about sending attachment using Postal Nuget package.

So I did create a sample project for uploading file and send email with that attachment using postal.

Indeed it is very easy.

Add Postal Your tool box.

  1. Create empty ASP.net MVC5 project
  2. Add Posta Package

nuget command

Then Package references are added and New folder is created as Email under the Views folder.

email folder

3. Added controller named HomeController and added simple view to enter email and upload file.


yes it is ugly. no need to worry. wanted make this work. no fancy works here.


4. Add smtp configurations to web.config


I am using gmail smtp. fill user name and password. Postman will use this configurations to send emails.

5. Add coding to send email

public ActionResult Index(string email) {
if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(email)) {
if (Request.Files.Count > 0) {

dynamic emailToSend = new Email("EmailWithAttachement");

byte[] data = new byte[0];
data = new byte[Request.Files[0].ContentLength];

var fileName = Request.Files[0].FileName;
var extension = Path.GetExtension(Request.Files[0].FileName);
Request.Files[0].InputStream.Read(data, 0, Request.Files[0].ContentLength);

using (var stream = new MemoryStream(data, true))
emailToSend.Attach(new Attachment(stream, fileName + extension));
emailToSend.To = email;

return View();



Read uploaded file and convert it into byte array and attach it into email.

So finally we want to add view to be used by postal to send email.

Add view name “EmailWithAttachement” under email folder under Views folder.


edit view as below. you can edit view as you wish.


finally run the project and enter email address and upload a file then email will be sent to provided email with attachment



yes it is very simple.

Download source code here

Enabling Cross-Origin Requests in ASP.NET Web API

Response to preflight request doesn’t pass access control check: No ‘Access-Control-Allow-Origin’ header is present on the requested resource. Origin ‘<domain>’ is therefore not allowed access. The response had HTTP status code 405.


We want to expose our api to be called from other domain. In default browsers doesen’t allow cross domain xhr requests.

To get it fixed we want to allow CORS in our web api.

I have created video on enabling CORS in web api.

watch video

More about CORS in Web api

Reading Excel files easily in c# using Excel Data Reader

So I found a useful Package to read excel files easily. No more cumbersome codes needed.

I have written post on How to read Excel file in c# in here . But lot of codes.

So I found ExcelDataReader package in github.

Excel Data Reader

It is awesome.

Just few lines of codes to read files as below.

string filePath = "Book1.xlsx";
FileStream stream = File.Open(filePath, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);

IExcelDataReader excelReader = ExcelReaderFactory.CreateOpenXmlReader(stream);

excelReader.IsFirstRowAsColumnNames = true;
DataSet result = excelReader.AsDataSet();



Download sample project file from github

Calling web service from sql server using sql clr

Problem :

In my previous project I was been asked call web service from sql server stored procedure.

So I get it done using SQL CLR. So using CLR we can run managed code inside sql server.

Code that runs within the CLR is referred to as managed code.

We can create stored procedures, triggers, user defined types, and user-defined aggregates in managed code.

We can achieve significant performance increases because managed code compiles to native code prior to execution.

We can use SQL CLR in in SQL Server 2005 and later.

Why Sql CLR in sql server:

In some cases some tasks are not possible by T-SQL as my requirement.

So in that point we can go with SQL CLR.

What tools I have used in this post

Visual Studio 2015

Sql Server 2014

In Action:

  1. Create SQL Server Database project in VS 2015


  1. Add SQL CLR C# Stored Procedure


Name stored procedure As CallWebService

3. Add C# codes to Call Web service. I am using below web service to do test


HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("http://www.webserviceX.NET//globalweather.asmx//GetCitiesByCountry?CountryName=Sri Lanka");

request.Method = "GET";

request.ContentLength = 0;

request.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

Stream receiveStream = response.GetResponseStream();

// Pipes the stream to a higher level stream reader with the required encoding format.

StreamReader readStream = new StreamReader(receiveStream, Encoding.UTF8);

System.IO.File.WriteAllText("d://response.txt", readStream.ReadToEnd());



I am simply writing response to a text file.  You can do whatever in here.

4.Enable clr and set trust worthy on database. I am using AdventureWorks database

sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1;




sp_configure 'clr enabled', 1;




alter database [AdventureDatabase] set trustworthy on;

5. Build Visual Studio Project

Then it will generate dll in bin folder

6. Register assembly in Database.

Go to AdventureWorks > Programmability > Assemblies

Right click on Assemblies and Click new Assembly


Set Permission to External access and browse for Our dll.  It is in bin folder of your project

Once you added we can see assembly registered in side Assemblies as below.


7. Create stored procedures to call assembly’s stored procedure


Once you created a stored procedure you can see locked stored procedure.


8. So Now we have finished just execute the stored procedure. You can see text file is generated in drive


Source code