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  • Use C# to write comments and documentationJan 12, 2000. Comments and Documentation is one of the most hated tasks by programmers. By using C# programmers can can automatically builds the documentation and comments in the code. This documentation is a XML file which is more or less self explanatory.
  • Building the Middle Tier in the Microsoft .NET FrameworkJan 16, 2000. Building the middle tier in the Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • Tutorial: Creating C# Class Library (DLL) Using Visual Studio .NETDec 09, 2000. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to create a class library (DLL) in Visual Studio .NET.
  • Using ListViews in C#Jan 18, 2001. As a Visual C++ user for 10 years I can say that Microsoft deserves praise for their new ListView class. The MFC ListView class was, well, unpleasant to use. C# makes life a bit easier with a richer property and method set for ListViews. Also, you can now, set the ListView to select an entire row in report mode, something that in Visual C++ you had to write a whole custom ListView control to do. Note also the nice grid lines.
  • A Complete Virtual Shop Web Service in C#Apr 10, 2001. This is a complete web service example using C#. In this web service, I have build a complete virtual shop to buy and review products.
  • Using Microsoft Message Queues to build Scalable SolutionsApr 12, 2001. This tutorial shows you how to create, send, and received messages using MSMQ from the .NET base class library (System.Messaging) and C#.
  • Regular Expressions ExampleMay 14, 2001. The following example shows the use of Regular Expressions in C#.This program has basic validation scripts for validation easily useable in all programs.
  • C# and its FeaturesJun 09, 2001. C# is a modern, type safe programming language, object oriented language that enables programmers to quickly and easily build solutions for the Microsoft .NET platform.
  • Snooping on C#.NET Regular ExpressionsJun 26, 2001. I present here two micro test utils, which will let you play with regular expressions. Regular expression( System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex ) is a powerful class very useful for parsing, splitting or replacing texts.
  • Tic Tac ToeJul 16, 2001. TicTacToe is a demonstration of the AI game playing minimax algorithm. The game plays out every possible combination of moves from each position and consequently is unbeatable. This example uses .NET Beta 2 and was written using a text editor.
  • MP3 IndexerAug 20, 2001. Mp3Indexer searches for existing Mp3 files on a given path, and generates a report in XML/XSL.
  • Web Services Between .NET, Java, and MS SOAP toolkitAug 24, 2001. This article will try to explain the how you can build web services and/or clients with any of the three languages: .NET, MS SOAP Toolkit and Java. But the real point of the article is to show you how you can build clients for web services from any of above-mentioned languages.
  • Web Service Between .NET, Java and MS SOAP Toolkit - Part IIAug 24, 2001. Second article in this series dedicated to Web services comes as a sequel to the first one in which I started to tell you how you could build different kind of clients and services using MS SOAP Toolkit, Apache SOAP for Java and .NET Framework.
  • Web Services between .NET, Java and MS SOAP Toolkit: Part 2Aug 24, 2001. This second article in this series dedicated to Web services comes as a sequel to the first one in which I started to tell you how you could build different kind of clients and services using MS SOAP Toolkit, Apache SOAP for Java and .NET Framework.
  • Web Services between .NET, Java and MS SOAP Toolkit: Part IAug 24, 2001. WinGhost 2.0 application allows you to show and hide applications running on your machine. I find this program useful at my work as I do lot of programming at any given time I can have a bunch windows open. I use it normally to hide just my windows I don't access that often.
  • Menu Page on Mobile SiteAug 31, 2001. My basic idea to stat this site is to show you a real-world example and how mobile programming can be integrated to a web site. I would try to build this site as useful as I can. If you've got any ideas or suggestions, please don't hesitate to send it to me.
  • Regular Expressions Usage in C#Sep 07, 2001. The source code shows how to use Regular Expressions in C#.
  • Operator Overloading in C#Dec 03, 2001. All unary and binary operators have pre-defined implementations, that are automatically available in any expressions. In addition to this pre-defined implementations, user defined implementations can also be introduced in C#.
  • Building a 3-Tier Application Using ASP.NetDec 17, 2001. This article explains 3-Tier Architecture and the implementation in an ASP.NET example.
  • Buliding Text to Speech Applications using SAPI 5.1 and C#Jan 03, 2002. In this article,The Speech application programming interface (SAPI) considerably decreases the code necessary for an application to use speech recognition and text-to-speech, making speech technology more handy and robust for broad range of applications
  • Buliding A WAP SiteFeb 27, 2002. In this Article I would like to share my views about Pagibnatioon and how to use Pagination in Mobiles Forms.
  • Authenticate Web ServiceMar 04, 2002. In this example we will build a web service that authenticates userid and password from an a very simple MS Access database. This web service exposes only one method to the client.
  • ASP.NET Naughts and CrossesMar 22, 2002. This article demonstrates the basic techniques used to build "ASP.net Noughts & Crosses" (tic tac toe to our American friends).
  • Gene Expression Programming (GEP) in C# and .NETApr 11, 2002. Gene Expression programming (GEP) is a subset of Genetic Algorithms, except it uses genomes whose strings of numbers represent symbols. The string of symbols can further represent equations, grammars, or logical mappings.
  • Using XML Based Configuration File in Windows Form ApplicationsApr 15, 2002. Often when building an application, a programmer wants to be able to change application settings without having to recompile the application.
  • Multithreading Part 4: The ThreadPool, Timer Classes and Asynchronous ProgrammingApr 16, 2002. In this article, I would discuss few more .NET classes and how and what role do they play a role in building multithreading applications.
  • .NET Math Expression ParserApr 22, 2002. This is a math expression parser written in C#, which evaluates mathematical expressions.
  • Expression EvaluatorApr 30, 2002. This program uses the transformation from infix notation to postfix notation to evaluate most of the mathematical expressions.
  • ADO.NET From Windows DNA's PerspectiveJun 12, 2002. Windows DNA is a framework to build multi-tier, high performance, scalable distributed applications over the network. This article takes a Windows DNA perspective and compares how ADO.NET fits in Windows DNA.
  • Windows Spell Checker using SpellCheck.NET ParserJun 26, 2002. In this article, I put SpellCheck.net parser to the test with Windows Form Spell Checker application.
  • 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.
  • dotMSN: .NET Messenger LibraryJul 25, 2002. dotMSN is a class library to make use of the MSN Messenger Service. The library is built in C# and can therefore be used by all languages the .NET environment supports.
  • Using Visual Studio .NET to Build and Deploy ApplicationsJul 29, 2002. No matter how much time you spend designing your application there is one key stage where it can all fall apart, the build and deployment stage.This is a first in a series of articles in which I am going to demonstrate how to use Visual Studio .NET.
  • Using Crystal Report ViewerJul 31, 2002. The following small application is designed to allow testing created reports with XML feeds used as data sources. .
  • Building an Assembly in .NETAug 07, 2002. In this article, I'll show you how to build an assembly step by step and create a client application to access it.
  • Hex Colors in C#Sep 05, 2002. Currently I am developing a shareware application for generating image galleries for the web. There is a template engine built in that allows the user to specify colors as hexadecimal values, plus many other features.
  • Compiler Tools in C#Sep 10, 2002. The attached zip file contains the source code and documentation of Compiler tools in C#.
  • Working with COBOL Data Groups in C#Sep 11, 2002. In this article we will begin with a C# console application calling a COBOL DLL file. The C# application will pass it a number of occurrences to create in the table (much like a user requesting a specific number of months to report on).
  • Spiro DesignerSep 16, 2002. Spiro designer is a partial implementation of Spirograph. Spiro Designer uses the Matrix and GraphicsPath classes with their Transform and Rotate methods to build a spiro.
  • The NeFs Application Demo Part 3: Building the Web Client Oct 31, 2002. This is the final part of a three-part demo application dubbed Networked Financial System.
  • More AI...(GEP) Gene Expression Programming in C# and .NETNov 04, 2002. Gene Expression programming (GEP) is a subset of Genetic Algorithms, except it uses genomes whose strings of numbers represent symbols.
  • Using Multiple Expressions to derive the Pythagorean TheoremNov 06, 2002. In this article, we will talk about a simpler GA technique for manipulating symbolic expressions and also use it to derive the Pythagorean equation.
  • MDX Query BuliderNov 11, 2002. In this article we will be developing a MDX Query Builder.This is similar to the MDX sample application operations, which carry out the transfer of blocks from the secondary memory to the main memory and vice versa.
  • Aspect Oriented ProgrammingNov 20, 2002. In this article we are going to look at some features of .Net framework, which enable us to build highly configurable applications.
  • Cryptography in Microsoft.NET Part I: EncryptionDec 12, 2002. Microsoft .NET has pre-built solutions to all of these in each application domain, viz., ASP. NET, Web Services, Serviced Component etc. It enables building secured application by simple configuration as in ASP.NET to full fledged programmable security as in code access security and Cryptography.
  • Using C# and COM Interoperability to Extract from a UML tool into a Microsoft Word DocumentFeb 18, 2003. This article allows you to read the classes contained inside of WithClass 2000 into a Word Document using COM Interoperability for Word and COM Interoperability for WithClass and presents your classes in a kind of report.
  • SQL Demo Login in C#Feb 23, 2003. This sample code contains a reusable control that allows you to build a dialog box that queries for SQL-Server connection parameters.
  • Developing Secure Web Sites with ASP.NET and IIS: Part IMar 04, 2003. Developing security for a site is like paying tax. You know it should be done at the end of financial year. But you keep it for the last and some time expect you should never have to do it. It is a similar kind of situation when building a web site. There are some web sites available to general public that can be access by any one. The security for these sites can be minimum or none at all. There are some web sites that publish and hold important information that have to be secure one way or another.
  • Execution-Time Code Generator for C#Mar 06, 2003. The Common Language Runtime provides a new way of doing things. The compile-time world still exist, but it is also possible to build dynamic systems where new code is added by loading assemblies or even by writing custom code on the fly.
  • CSLint: Deadlock Detector for C#Mar 12, 2003. This is a deadlock detector for CSharp programs. It builds a lock graph for the application and searches loops in the graph.
  • Regular Expression ValidatorMar 14, 2003. This tool is useful when you are creating Regular Expression. This tool will help you in checking syntax of the regular expression typed in.
  • Creating Extensible and Flexible Hosted Applications: Part 1Apr 02, 2003. Moving from procedural programming languages such as ASP and Visual Basic to .NET object-oriented languages enables programmers to build systems that are highly extensible and flexible.
  • Comparison between PDA/Pocket PC and Workstation FeatureApr 07, 2003. Pocket PC ships with a version of Internet Explorer, affectionately known as PIE (Pocket Internet Explorer).
  • Creating Setup and Deployment Projects in VS.NETApr 21, 2003. This step-by-step tutorial guides you how to create a setup and deployment project using Visual Studio .NET to build a setup of your applications.
  • Add Column Dynamically to DataGrid to Display CalculationMay 08, 2003. In this article we'll see how to create a DataGrid column which displays the calculation of more than one field in the database table. The calculation could be addition, multiplication or even filtering rows.
  • Building Reusable ComponentsMay 08, 2003. One of the main advantages of building components is to promote reusability.
  • 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.
  • Building a Navigation System in ASP.NETJul 16, 2003. This article shows you how to display single record per page and navigate through single record using ASP.NET.
  • ColorFul Web DropDown List in ASP.NETJul 23, 2003. In this example we will build an ASP.NET User Control which provides a listing of colors with the list items displayed in the actual color that the list item represents.
  • Error Logging in ASP.NETSep 02, 2003. I have written some code that provide your system with some nice features on error logging in ASP.NET.
  • Interlocking ThreadsSep 10, 2003. Recently, I was building multi-threaded applications and noticed some intermittent data inconsistency. Soon, I found the culprit was locking mechanism. After doing some research, I gathered the following information and as usual decide to share with you guys.
  • Building ASP.NET Web ServicesSep 23, 2003. This article shows you how to write an ASP.NET Web service using Visual Studio .NET.
  • Display Sorted Records in Crystal ReportsOct 03, 2003. This article shows you how to use Crystal Reports options to sort a report records.
  • Understanding Crystal Report ViewersOct 07, 2003. Crystal Report Viewers work as a container of a report and allow us to view a crystal report in Windows and Web applications. Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET provides two report viewers – Windows Forms Viewer and Web Forms Viewer.
  • Using Genetic Algorithms to Generate Evolutionary Art in C# and .NETOct 10, 2003. In this article we will experiment a bit with genetic algorithms and creating fitness functions that produce art on a Windows Form.
  • Code Generator for Basic Stamp II MicrocontrollerOct 15, 2003. The Basic II Stamp is programmed by the language its named after, Basic. The language is a combination of Basic syntax and built in key words that control the Basic Stamp II chip.
  • Building Dynamic Service in C#Oct 31, 2003. This is a service that will run an application, and can be used over an over without hard coding any information.
  • Image Resizing and FTPDec 24, 2003. I wanted a program to resize image and just FTP them to my site. After talking with friends, I realized they also had the same problems. So I built this simple .Net application.
  • Integrate Through Web Interfaces with C#Jan 08, 2004. This article proposes a way for integrating the enterprise applications through web interfaces. Since the web interfaces are widely available for many existing applications, the method may well reduce the cost of building an integration system with less time and get ride of the dependency on other resources.
  • Audio Video Modules for ASP.NET Community Starter Kit : Part IIJan 19, 2004. In this article, we will build an additional module for ASP.net CommunityStarterKit that enables you to publish audio and video contents. This module works together with Windows Media Services and it is written in C#. You have to install CommunityStarterKit (C# version for VS) to follow this article.
  • Audio Video Modules for ASP.NET Community Starter Kit : Part IIIJan 19, 2004. In this article, we will build an additional module for ASP.net CommunityStarterKit that enables you to publish audio and video contents. This module works together with Windows Media Services and it is written in C#. You have to install CommunityStarterKit (C# version for VS) to follow this article.
  • Audio Video Modules for ASP.NET Community Starter Kit : Part IVJan 19, 2004. In this tutorial, we will build an additional module for ASP.net CommunityStarterKit that enables you to publish audio and video contents. This module works together with Windows Media Services and it is written in C#. You have to install CommunityStarterKit (C# version for VS) to follow this article.
  • Globalization in .NETJan 28, 2004. Now a day it is very difficult to think about building any application without globalization. If we are building an internet application, then it is very much required that our application supports all the languages with respect to the customer's locality.
  • SQL Server Reporting ServicesFeb 25, 2004. SQL Server Reporting Services is a comprehensive, server-based platform for creating, managing, and delivering reports that contain data from relational and multidimensional data sources. This article explains the features that are supported by SQL Server.
  • Understanding SQL Server Yukon Service BrokerFeb 25, 2004. The new version of Microsoft SQL Server™ "Yukon" comes together with a set of technologies capable of enlarging the horizon for database applications. One of the most remarkable technologies is the Service Broker that makes it possible to build database-intensive distributed applications. In this article we explore the core concepts of the Service Broker and show how to use its potentialities to build applications with message interchanging.
  • 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#.
  • Generating Microsoft Excel Reports in .NETMar 01, 2004. Microsoft Excel is installed on most computers these days since it is part of Microsoft office, and you can create detailed reports with Excel, but it will take some doing. I will attempt to show you how to create a simple report in Excel and some of the problems you may encounter along the way, this will work with Excel 97-2000.
  • Microsoft Application Center 2000 - An IntroductionMar 17, 2004. Application Center 2000 is Microsoft's deployment and management tool for high-availability Web applications built on the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. Application Center 2000 makes managing groups of servers as simple as managing a single computer.
  • Using Enter and Tab Keys to Navigate on a FormMar 24, 2004. When building Windows Forms application you may want to use a tab or return key to navigate on your textboxes. This code shows you how to do it.
  • Transforming Visual Studio .NET Projects into NANT files using XSLT and .NETApr 16, 2004. I was looking for a solution on how to execute an XSL transform on a C# project file and convert it to a Nant build file. Nant provides the xsl file to do the conversion under the open source license agreement, but Nant does not provide away of producing the transformation.
  • Building and Using Asynchronous Web ServicesApr 16, 2004. In this article I will show how to build and use asynchronous Web services in your application and how you can use the callback method to make your application work in asynchronous state.
  • Shopping Cart Application in ASP.NETApr 22, 2004. This is an online shopping cart application written in ASP.NET and C# where user can browse, add items to the shopping cart and place orders.
  • How to Export Crystal Report in ASP.NETMay 06, 2004. When using Crystal Reports in ASP.NET, the CrystalReportViewer control does not have the export or the print buttons like the one in Windows Form. We can still achieve some degree of export and print functionality by writing our own code to handle exporting.
  • Building Applications with .NET Compact FrameworkJun 09, 2004. In this article, author explains various components of Microsoft .NET Compact Framework and how to build compact device applications using .NET Compact Framework.
  • Refactoring in Visual Studio 2005Jun 11, 2004. Refactoring allows developers to use the built-in feature of Visual Studio to rename and convert and change the signatures and definitions of a class members. In this article, I will show you how refactoring feature provided by Visual Studio 2005 can be a handy tool when you are reorganizing or optimizing your existing projects.
  • 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.
  • Formula Generator - A Regular Expression Generator Class in C# and .NETAug 17, 2004. The attached source code is a class - FormulaGenerator, which is a component that interprets and evaluate a string expression
  • 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.
  • .NET RemotingSep 02, 2004. .NET Remoting provides an infrastructure for distributed objects. It exposes full object semantics of .NET to remote processes using plumbing that is both flexible and extensible.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 3D Real-Time Stock Exchange Quote Stream Ticker in GDI+ and C#Oct 04, 2004. This article represents 3D Real-Time Stock Exchange Quote Stream Ticker version 1.0. The big option here is internal email-alert control with built in POP3 and SMTP protocols. This control starts when some condition is execute. You can save current quote in some graphics format and print it.
  • Introduction to ASP.NETNov 17, 2004. I have seen many tutorials on ASP.NET but most of them starts with coding and writing your first ASP.NET program. But here I have written this tutorial for explaining why there is a need for ASP.NET when classy ASP is working fine, what are the underlying technology behind ASP.NET, and what programming model ASP.NET provides to programmers.
  • 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.
  • SQL Server Reporting ServicesFeb 25, 2005. SQL Server Reporting Services is a comprehensive, server-based platform for creating, managing, and delivering reports that contain data from relational and multidimensional data sources. This article explains the features that are supported by SQL Server.
  • 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.
  • Building a Web Site using Visual Studio 2005Apr 13, 2005. This article gives you a glimpse of new features of Visual Studio 2005. In this article, you will see the power of Visual Studio and how easy it is to build Web sites using new controls without even writing a single line of code.
  • Joystick ControlMay 13, 2005. In this article and the attached source code project written in C# and Windows Forms, the author shows how to build a Joystick control that allows an object to move via the joystick control.
  • Creating Reports in C# using Crystal Reports with Xml data DefinitionsMay 22, 2005. This article explains how to extract data into a Crystal Report created outside a C# project using xml data definitions and data sets.
  • Alternate Row Color in Crystal ReportJun 07, 2005. This article shows how to develop reports with alternating row colors.

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