Mini dictionary on the website ...?
September 26, 2008 3:35pm CST
Hello:) Can anybody here tell me how to make kind a mini dictionary on the website? You know something like 2 frames(boxes) 1st box you have this field where you can type the words you looking for under it you have words in alphabetical order and besides the 2nd box shows the information about the words from 1st box and when you type something in the search field you can see in the 2nd box the nearst word .. so for example you type "ani" and in the 2nd box it shows animal because it was the nearest words from "database". It will be about 120-160 words.
• United States
26 Sep 08
hey, your best bet would be to make a parameter search which would be linked into a SQL database which had all of your words in it. YOu could do this in Visual Studio using VB or C#. I have worked more with VB, so for me that is what I would choose. The in the code behind pages you would place your code in there stipulating exactly what you want the search to do when someone enters a word or starts typing a word. You could query the database to list the word and definition in the one side while you type in the word in the one box, and you could also specify that you want a list of words lsited below the box as well. You could also incorporate the ability for the user to choose a word from the list that shows up below your search, and have the results of that selection shown in the other box. There are so many possibilities but they mainly involve database incorporation and language manipulation using a program which requires you to build the page to be dynamic instead of static and using either the VB or C# or even if you are mroe comfortable with it, C++. It all depends on the languages you know.
• United States
26 Sep 08
Well you could work with visual Basic 2008. This program doesn't have everything that the Visual Studio 2008 does, but it works almost as well. Visual Studio allows you to work with several different programming langauges, and you can create programs as well as web sites. But the Visual Basic should work just as well for you. You might want to read up on C# and C++ as well, because those seem to be more prevalently used even in web design these days. Visual Basic, while it can be used in web design, tends to be used more often in program creation. But I prefer VB for web design and program design. I've had really good effects from using it.