Add YouTube to a Web Site - October 2011
One application I created uses lots of photos. I was asked by the client to add videos as well. After lots of searching, using Google, I developed an 'easy' way to create a popup screen that loads a YouTube video. The process becomes the October 2011 tip-of-the-month. I wrote a demo application which will display 5 videos. Click here to run the demo. The process is documented below.
The Asp.Net, VB.Net, VS/2008 project AddYouTubeToWebSite is documented using screen captures:
Click a thumbnail to view a YouTube video.
I found 4 of the videos by searching YouTube.
One I added. It is a video of the RV park where I'm currently staying.
The video loads in a popup page and starts to play.
Click anywhere on the form to close the popup or
click the Close button.
An embedded Asp:Repeater is placed on an aspx page which starts a Shockwave, Flash application. Parameters: VideoId and Title are passed to the Repeater using a data table. Simple.
Thanks especially to Igor Alekseev who provided the inspiration. Click here to view his tip. I converted the C# code to VB.Net.
Download the source code by clicking on the zipped file name. Click here to run the demo application.
Download - Source Zipped File Size VS/2008 VB.Net, ASP.Net Solution AddYouTubeToWebSite.zip 101K
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