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  • Testing .Net Components Using NUnitMar 08, 2001. Write unit tests before starting development". Writing test allows me to see immediate results of every code change.
  • Visual Studio .NET: Start upMar 20, 2001. The next version of Visual Studio 6.0 is Visual Studio .NET (VS.NET). In the previous versions of Visual Studio Microsoft has different menu options to pick development environment such as VC++, Visual FoxPro, Visual Basic or Visual Interdev. This version of Visual Studio has integrated everything in one IDE. The reason for that might be all development languages share common library and tools.
  • Com and Component creation in C#Jun 09, 2001. Component is nothing but the reusable piece of software in binary form that can be plugged into other components from other vendors.
  • .NET Brings The Fun Back to ProgrammingJul 11, 2001. Today, we are all comfortable sitting in front of our high powered computers running graphical user interfaces and compiling code in sophisticated development environments.
  • CDataService: A Generic Database Access ClassAug 09, 2001. Using a generic database access component in data-aware applications can simply development and separate data tier from business tier.
  • Introduction to Pocket PCOct 31, 2001. At the time of writing (Oct 2001) Microsoft has shipped Pocket PC 2002 and also has just released the Visual Studio .NET add-on for Pocket PC called the compact framework.
  • Web Enabled C# ApplicationJan 02, 2002. C# is a sharp-edged weapon for Microsoft Visual Studio Programmers. My article beneath presents a brief eye-catching vivid view of programming internet web-browser using C#(C Sharp), and solves today's need with tomorrow's software!
  • Adapter Pattern in C#Jan 03, 2002. The Gang Of Four (GoF) defined the Adaptor pattern as follows in their most famous book "Design Patterns" Gamma et al. Adapter lets classes work together that couldn't otherwise because of incompatible interfaces."
  • Interrogating Systems with WMIJan 18, 2002. WMI allows you to retrieve information such as hardware types, software installed and much much more.
  • .NET Framework and Web Services - Part 1Jan 28, 2002. The .NET Framework is a new computing platform designed to simplify Windows application development in the highly distributed environment of the Internet. Common Language Runtime (CLR) is the Heart of the .NET Framework.
  • N-Tier Development with Microsoft .NET : Part IFeb 15, 2002. The purpose of this article is to examine a proof of concept on an architecture that follows the DNA pattern on concept only.
  • N-Tier Development with Microsoft .NET : Part IIIFeb 25, 2002. The last installment in this series detailed more on the middle tier – business – façade and how to create a Web Service Export Proxy to have a physically separated middle tier.
  • Space Breakout - 2D Game Developed using DirectX and C#Apr 11, 2002. GDI+ is a feature rich graphics API that makes sophisticated graphical effects highly accessible to the C# developers. Unfortunately if youve tried to develop smooth detailed animation using GDI+ you have undoubtedly discovered that just how slow it can be. Consequently it is not particularly suited to games development, if you want to really take advantage of your 1 gig + processor and that fancy new graphics card youre going to have to get a little more low level and dirty, enter Microsofts DirectX API.
  • Implementing a Genetic Algorithms in C# and .NETApr 14, 2002. One of the more interesting developments that has come out of the Artificial Intelligence world is the invention of Genetic Algorithms.
  • Case Study: Demo Networking Financial System May 23, 2002. In this tutorial I will discuss some of the design and development issues that one might consider when using .NET framework for developing Network affiliated applications.
  • Building Application Frameworks with C#Jun 28, 2002. Frameworks are generalized and customized application, which can be built upon into a complete and fully functional software programs.
  • Macro to Update References of all Projects in a SolutionJul 24, 2002. When working in enterprise development there are occasions when you have a solution file with 10 or more projects in it all using private assemblies.
  • Step by Step Guide to Create a Setup for a Web ApplicationAug 15, 2002. Deployment of an application is big issue in application software development.
  • ADHelper - An Active Directory ClassSep 18, 2002. Working on my latest project required quite a degree of development against the Active Directory.
  • Remoting Calls RecommendationSep 19, 2002. The goal of this article is not to describe remoting technology in details. It is more focused at the practical design and implementation mistakes development process concerning garbage collection and performance.
  • Remoting Calls RecommendationsSep 19, 2002. The goal of this article is not to describe remoting technology in details. It is more focused at the practical design and implementation mistakes during development process concerning garbage collection and performance.
  • Attributed Programming in .NET using C#Oct 04, 2002. In this article, I illustrate the power of attributed programming by examples that show a modular approach to issues that can crosscut many classes. Attributes will provide exciting software development abstractions in the future.
  • Pro Developer: Throwing Money Out the WindowDec 18, 2002. It's common knowledge among programmers that most of the ills of the software industry, and most particularly the companies where we work, could be solved by simply letting the technical people make the technical decisions. In fact, that sounds so obvious that you might be tempted to shake your head and wonder what planet I come from. Obviously, since this is so incredibly logical and sensible, it's a given that most companies leave management decisions to managers, and technical decisions to techies, right?
  • Implementing Prim's Algorithm using GDI+Dec 31, 2002. Prim's algorithm is an algorithm used in the graphics development to calculate the shortest route in a network when an object is moving from a source node to the destination node.
  • Pro Developer: This is BusinessFeb 25, 2003. I've been paying the rent as a professional software developer since the 80s. I've also worked both full time and part time as a musician for longer than that. In my travels, I've come to recognize a great many similarities between programmers and musicians. Both have the fire, passion and soul of the artist. And all too often, both are incredibly naïve when it comes to the business end of things. Business - you know, that aspect of your work where they actually pay you at the end of the day?
  • Building Data Access Helper Component for Microsoft SQL ServerMay 13, 2003. In this article I will be going through the development of a class library similar to Microsoft Data Application Blocks.
  • Data Access Layer based on dataSetsJul 01, 2003. This article aims to introduce the reader to several conceptual problems encountered in the development of a generic Data Access Layer (from now on referred to as DAL).
  • Remoting in .NETSep 26, 2003. Distributed computing is an integral part of almost every software development. Before .Net Remoting, DCOM was the most used method of developing distributed application on Microsoft platform.
  • SMTP/POP3/IMAP Client and Server Components LibrarySep 26, 2003. One of the least discussed components of .NET is one that has proven quite helpful for me in the development of my enterprise intranet.
  • Late Binding With ReflectionOct 20, 2003. Component based technology has done great things for software development, allowing reuse and leading to better-written code that separates subjects and entities into distinct components.
  • Office11 Solution using .NET - A White PaperNov 25, 2003. This detailed white paper contains the information about Office 11 support for Microsoft .NET. It also explains Office 11 object model and how to access Word and Excel documents using Visual Studio .NET.
  • Migrating COM/DCOM Applications in Microsoft .NET FrameworkDec 09, 2003. In the current Internet scenario, various classic applications run on multiple networks. These applications could have been written using different languages like Visual Basic, Visual C++. For example, a retail organization would have different systems, such as an inventory management system, a bill of material systems, and a general ledger system, all implemented using various technologies available for application development. These systems need to be integrated to form a higher-level enterprise information system for an organization.
  • Migrating from ASP to ASP.NETJan 05, 2004. This document covers some of the more powerful features that can simplify Web development while providing a more scalable, stable, and productive environment.
  • QuickModeler 2.0 : A Reverse Engineering Tool for Visual Studio .NETJan 08, 2004. QuickModeler is an Add-In for Visual Studio .NET which provides reverse engineering and easy UML modeling functionality to the development environment. It comprises features like autolayout, inheritance and association modeling, cross language modeling, grid, clipboard, etc.
  • Fundamentals of Function Point Analysis Part IFeb 17, 2004. Function points are a unit measure for software much like an hour is to measuring time, miles are to measuring distance or Celsius is to measuring temperature.
  • Fundamentals of Function Point Analysis Part IIFeb 18, 2004. Function points are a unit measure for software much like an hour is to measuring time, miles are to measuring distance or Celsius is to measuring temperature.
  • Extreme Programming (XP)Feb 18, 2004. Extreme Programming (XP) is a discipline of software development based on values of simplicity, communication & feedback. It works by bringing the whole team together in the presence of simple practices.
  • Report Generation in .NETFeb 27, 2004. Report generation is an integral part of enterprise application development. Choosing the right kind of report generation strategy decides the success of the application in terms of cost and performance. The white paper discusses some of the key factors that need to be considered when architecting reporting systems in .NET and C#.
  • An introduction to Matisse, a post-relational database for .NET - Part 1Mar 06, 2004. When it comes to database for .NET, there are several options in addition to the well known ones such as SQL Server or MySQL. One of them is Matisse, a post-relational database by Matisse Software.
  • Tablet PC - Frequently Asked QuestionsApr 01, 2004. This article answers some of the frequently asked questions related to Tablet PC and Tablet PC application development.
  • Understanding .NET Framework at a glanceMay 05, 2004. In this article we are going to look at Microsoft .NET Framework. This is the newly established software development environment which helps developers to develop applications quickly and gives optimum, efficient, scalable, performance oriented applications in different languages like Visual Basic .NET, C#, ASP .NET, and Jscript .NET.
  • SOAP Client in Windows XPMay 06, 2004. This article covers the basics of using the SOAP Client software included with Microsoft Windows XP Professional to access Web Services using SOAP.
  • Portal Development in ASP.NET 2.0Jun 04, 2004. The new security controls make authentication a breeze and web parts provides the user the means to customize content. Personalization and Membership features give developers a ready made framework for personalizing the site to suit individual user needs.
  • Microsoft CRM Development: SDK, C#, SQL, Exchange, Integration, Crystal ReportsAug 04, 2004. In this article, as a software developer, database administrator or a web designer, you will learn how to customize Microsoft CRM according to your needs.
  • Interoperability in .NETAug 16, 2004. The important goals of .NET during its development was to promote interoperability with existing technologies.
  • Crystal Reports - Geterogeneus databases: SQL Server, Oracle, Unidata, BtrieveAug 24, 2004. Crystal Reports is the most flexible tool on the market and it has market recognition. Multiple software vendors offer Crystal Reports as the main reporting tool: Microsoft, Best Software, Oracle to name a few. In this article, you learn some tips on using Crystal Reports versus other options.
  • Adding Discovery Features to BizTalk Server 2004: Part ISep 13, 2004. This article explores the concepts of the BizTalk-UDDI mapping process and the similarity with the WSDL-UDDI mapping process. By the other way the second article is focused in the implementation and use of the BizTalk Server 2004 UDDI Publishing Wizard tool.
  • Extreme ProgrammingSep 16, 2004. Extreme Programming is new development technique getting adopted in the software development and the key strength of this methodology is simplicity, team work, quality and testing.
  • An in-depth look at WMI and Instrumentation: Part IISep 18, 2004. In this second part of the series, you will learn how to work with WMI classes and class instances, and then demonstrates the wealth of information available through the Win32 and IIS WMI providers.
  • Build a .NET Solution or Project from the Command Line Sep 27, 2004. Devenv allows you to set various options for the integrated development environment (IDE) as well as compile, build, and debug projects from the command line.
  • MSMQ on Pocket PC 2003Sep 27, 2004. This article builds on top of the existing article "MSMQ, your reliable asynchronous message processing". It will show how MSMQ can be used on Pocket PC 2003 and at the same time provide an introduction to mobile development and the Compact Framework (CF).
  • Microsoft CRM Customization: MS Exchange Transport SMTP Event SinkOct 18, 2004. Microsoft CRM has variety of customizations options and tools. The official and the most popular is Microsoft CRM SDK: collection of C#.Net and partially VB.Net classes, methods and code samples.
  • Talk to SharePoint through its web servicesDec 09, 2004. Microsoft Office 2003 is very tightly integrated with SharePoint by utilizing its web services. Windows SharePoint Services comes with sixteen different web services. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 supports an additional five web services. The web services provided by SharePoint do provide a vast array of features.
  • Starting With SharepointFeb 11, 2005. Microsoft came up with an idea of "Sharepoint Server", and now it's only a matter of few clicks to build an enterprise-portal. This article shows you how.
  • Stack in C#Feb 22, 2005. Stacks are one of the common data structures used in the software world, which follows the First In Last Out paradigm. Stacks are used in various mathematical functions like Towers of Hanoi, finding Fibonacci Sequence , Factorial of a number to name a few.
  • Microsoft CRM Integration: Oracle Database Access from MS CRMFeb 22, 2005. This article shows customization possibility demonstration for user web interface of Microsoft CRM.
  • Best Practices of Exception ManagementMar 08, 2005. Exception management is one of the key area for all kinds of application development .You should adopt an appropriate strategy for exception management to build high quality and robust application .It is a very powerful concept and makes the development work very easy if its used efficiently.
  • Design Issues & Architectures in .NET Application DevelopmentMar 09, 2005. The design and structure of an application is more important, as the technical details of its implementation. Upon developing any new project, we should settle on the issues such as the Technologies to use, Database Engine to employ, the Physical Architecture of the application etc.
  • Creating simple Add-in for Visual Studio.NETMar 16, 2005. An add-in is a tool that you create programmatically by using objects, methods, properties, collections in .NET's extensibility model. This compiled application enables you to automate the difficult and tedious tasks within the visual studio integrated development environment (IDE).
  • Enterprise Library 1.0Apr 02, 2005. Enterprise Library is a set of tested, reusable application blocks that address common problems developers face when developing enterprise-based applications.
  • Publishing Exception in SPS Web PartsApr 11, 2005. This article tells the safe way of publishing exceptions using Microsoft Exception Management Application Blocks from WebPart.
  • Language Extensions in C# 2.0Apr 21, 2005. This article intends to the C# 1.x developers and covers what-why-how the new enhancement .The philosophy behind the document is to have quick update on C# 2.0 and leverage this in your day to day development work.
  • Integration of InfoPath with SharePointApr 28, 2005. InfoPath is based on industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML). Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a condensed form of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) that enables developers to create customized tags that offer flexibility in organizing and presenting information.
  • Windows Forms Base ArchitectureJul 14, 2005. This base architecture is well suited for windows based development. This ease the development time required as well as it is developer friendly.
  • Programming with .NET Compact Framework 1.0 and SQL CE 2.0 : Part IJul 26, 2005. This article covers various major components for developing application for PDA .Before developing application targets to PDA device its very important to understand .NET compact framework, supported/unsupported features for smart device development, Difference between .NET compact framework and .NET framework and of course SQL CE if you want to store application data in SQL database.
  • Membership ServiceAug 08, 2005. With every new version are added a bunch of new functionality which eases the development of web applications and keeps up to the required security measures to make the applications less susceptible to external threat.
  • Application Development using ClickOnce in Visual Studio 2005Aug 12, 2005. This article is an introduction for deploying application using ClickOnce in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Examining Organizational Workflows under the hood of .NETAug 18, 2005. In this article we will firstly we will see what organizational workflows are and how they fit into organizational hierarchy and make information move within this hierarchy.
  • M.S. Visio AutomationAug 19, 2005. This article demonstrates the flexibility of Visio products as a development platform by describing the customized business solutions.
  • Migrating from Java to C# Oct 03, 2005. Microsoft has created a tool called Java Language Conversion Assistant (JLCA), which automatically converts Java code into C# for developers who want to move existing applications to the .NET Framework.
  • New IDE Features in Visual Studio 2005Nov 10, 2005. Visual Studio 2005 aims to simplify the development process thereby adding many new features to simplify the overall development experience. This article aims to discuss all major IDE related changes in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Introduction to Model View Control (MVC) Pattern using C#Dec 12, 2005. The benefits of using the Model-View-Control (MVC) pattern in our development projects is that we can completely decouple our business and presentation application layers. Furthermore, we will have a completely independent object to control the presentation layer.
  • Web Services for .NET and J2EE InteroperabilityFeb 13, 2006. Web services technologies are designed to support the interoperability between many different application development platforms that exist today. This article is focused on the fundamentals of .NET and Java interoperability using Web services technologies.
  • Agile Development Checklist Feb 20, 2006. The purpose of this article is to define a set of ideal practices for an agile software development project. The idea for this article came to me after discussing CMMI-type processes and realizing that there is no agile equivalent.
  • Using True Vision to Create 3D DirectX Animation in C# and .NETFeb 21, 2006. This article will give you an easy way to create 3D animation using the True Vision Game Engine. True Vision wraps the DirectX framework for a more straightforward way of 3D game development in .NET.
  • C# Interface Based DevelopmentMar 06, 2006. When trying to build maintainable, reusable, and flexible C# code, the object oriented nature of C# only gets us 50% of the way there. Programming to interfaces can provide us with the last 50%. Interfaced-based design provides loose coupling, true component-based programming, easier maintainability and it makes code reuse much more accessible because implementation is separated from the interface.
  • Internationalization Getting StartedMar 09, 2006. This article introduces the concept of Internationalization in application development. Starting off with the basics of character encoding and Unicode, the article discusses the best practices to be followed in writing culture aware code and designing Internationalized user interfaces with adequate examples in .NET (C#).
  • Visual WebGui a unique approach to AJAX development Apr 20, 2006. Visual WebGUI is the first AJAX framework that lets you develop in full WinForms server side API, including design-time capabilities for creating rich internet application like outlook web access.
  • Accessing Crystal Report in ASP.NET using C#May 01, 2006. This article is for web-developers who want to access crystal reports in ASP.Net by using multiple tables or views etc. This application might help them and save their development time.
  • Best Practices of Compact FrameworkMay 17, 2006. This shares a few recommendations for use in our day to day development of Compact Framework applications.
  • ASP.Net Atlas: Creating Client-based Web applications May 23, 2006. This article introduces the 'Atlas' framework by exploring its client and server class libraries, the programming model the framework allows developers to adopt, some common development scenarios and by walking through a sample 'Atlas' enabled Web application.
  • Unit Tests in Visual Studio 2005Jun 01, 2006. Visual Studio 2005 comes with an integrated Test System, which allows developers to create Unit Test Project using IDE and write code to create unit tests and run them. This article explains how to get started with unit tests in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Building the Address control: Part IJun 12, 2006. Reusability and component oriented development is one of the features of .NET development. This approach may be applied to any project. In this article, I share how you can build your own Address Windows controls and use it from a Windows Forms client application.
  • Building the Address control: Part IIJun 15, 2006. Reusability and component oriented development is one of the features of .NET development. This approach may be applied to any project. In this article, I share how you can build your own Address Windows controls and use it from a Windows Forms client application.
  • AJAX Document Management - AJAX Document ViewerJun 16, 2006. AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), is a web development technique for creating interactive web applications. The intention of AJAX is to exchange small pieces of data with the server without the necessity of reloading the entire web page.
  • Building the Address control: Part IIIJun 17, 2006. Reusability and component oriented development is one of the features of .NET development. This approach may be applied to any project. In this article, I share how you can build your own Address Windows controls and use it from a Windows Forms client application.
  • Introduction to NJDX OR MapperJul 17, 2006. This article provides a quick walkthrough to Software Tree's NJDX OR Mapper.
  • When to Delay Sign AssembliesAug 03, 2006. Delay signing plays a vital role in development when you are building assemblies. In this article, I talk about the significance and process of delay signing the assemblies.
  • Building control derived from Windows Forms control in Visual Studio 2005: Part ISep 13, 2006. Reusability and component oriented development is one of the features of .NET development. This approach may be applied to any project. In this article I share how you can build your own Windows control derived from an Windows Forms control in Visual Studio 2005. The examples are written using C#.
  • Building control derived from Windows Forms control in Visual Studio 2005: Part IISep 14, 2006. Reusability and component oriented development is one of the features of .NET development. This approach may be applied to any project. In this article I share how you can build your own Windows control derived from an Windows Forms control in Visual Studio 2005. The examples are written using C#.
  • C# .NET 2.0 Test Driven DevelopmentOct 09, 2006. This article will demonstrate test driven development by stepping through the test driven development cycle using a small sample project.
  • Practical Approach to Computer System Design and ArchitectureOct 13, 2006. The article gives an introduction to system designing and architecture by introducing a new concept that allow beginners to easily break and design complex software systems using a modular based development approach with a pattern, which we all practice in our day to day life.
  • Creating and Opening Microsoft Word Documents from .NET Using C#Oct 25, 2006. This article answers "how do I open a word document from within a .NET application."
  • Introduction to Windows Communication FoundationNov 07, 2006. This paper is intended to present the fundamental concepts of Windows Communication Foundation as the new programming model for service-oriented development. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building service-oriented applications.
  • Message Queuing using C#Jan 29, 2007. Message Queuing is a message infrastructure and a development platform for creating distributed messaging applications for the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  • A Better Solution for Enterprise Architects - SOA : Part IFeb 06, 2007. I would like to begin to determine what SOA (service-oriented architecture) is technically meaning. We can clearly say SOA is a methodology for designing software architectures to utilize and organize distributed systems using loosely coupled software services.
  • Error Provider in C#Mar 09, 2007. This article shall address the use of the error provider control in Win Forms application development. The error provider control is most useful in displaying errors associated with data entry tasks on a Windows form.
  • Display Currency Values with a Custom ControlMar 12, 2007. This article shall describe the construction of a custom control used to display currency values. The control is intended for use in Win Forms application development.
  • Introduction to XNA: The Microsoft 2D and 3D Game Development PlatformApr 20, 2007. This article introduces you to the XNA Framework that makes game development easier than it ever was before. This sample features a star trek ship which you can move around the screen and shoot at the enemy Klingon Ship. The demo comes complete with authentic sound.
  • Multi-threaded Asynchronous Programming in C#... Getting started.May 12, 2007. Trying to build better solutions and growing as a developer has always been fun for me and I’m always looking for ways to build more scalability and robustness in the software I am writing. I had a revelation that I’ve been doing a lot of C# tweaking but not taking advantage of the core performance enhancements cooked right into C# and it all comes down to one thing: Asynchronous multi-threaded programming.

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