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  • FileDownloader : Download files using HTTPJan 10, 2000. This application contains a Form and a Class module . From Form we create a thread which execute the procedure to handle the NET download. This application can be enhance to do more down load as in Download manager by creating more threads.
  • Add/Remove User Control for C#Jan 18, 2000. A nice feature in the Visual.NET environment is the ability to create User Controls.
  • Yahtzee Program using C#Jan 24, 2000. The Visual C# environment has given the programmer the ability to create applications in RAD mode without the steep learning curve for the C++ programmer. (I do miss templates though!). The above application, yahtzee, is based on a popular poker-like dice game.
  • Creating an Empty Project using VS.NETDec 04, 2000. This tutorial guides you towards your first C# Empty project step by step. After that I'll show you how to add a class to the project and few members to the class and call this class members from the main method.
  • Creating C# Class Library (DLL) Using Visual Studio .NETDec 09, 2000. This tutorial explains how to create a C# class library(dll) and call it from a C# console client application.
  • 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.
  • ColorDialog : How to use?Dec 21, 2000. Changing color of your Window and its controls is a piece of cake in C# using ColorDialog class.
  • GDI+ Tutorial for BeginnersDec 26, 2000. GDI+ is next evolution of GDI. In Visual Studio .NET, Microsoft has taken care of most of the GDI problems and have made it easy to use.
  • 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.
  • Using the ref ParameterMar 06, 2001. The ref keyword on a method parameter causes a method to refer to the same variable that was passed as an input parameter for the same method. If you do any changes to the variable, they will be reflected in the variable.
  • Deploying Programs in C#Mar 08, 2001. Deploying projects in Visual Studio.NET is fairly straightforward. Most of the process is automated for you through some convenient wizards so it doesn't require much effort. Keep in mind, though that you probably need the Windows Component Update Beta 1 on the machine you are deploying to. I suspect you also need the Microsoft .NET Framework, as well (for now).
  • 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.
  • Deploying Programs in C#Mar 08, 2001. Deploying projects in Visual Studio.NET is fairly straightfoward. Most of the process is automated for you through some convenient wizards so it doesn't require much effort.
  • 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.
  • Visual Studio .NET: Start upMar 20, 2001. The next version of Visual Studio is Visual Studio .NET.
  • Defining Custom Entry PointsApr 30, 2001. In this article i am going to demonstrate how we can manipulate the IL code to change the behaviour of how the .NET programme executes.
  • cwTab - A Tab Control in C#May 18, 2001. cwTab is a control written in C# that gives you the ability to add Visual Studio.Net, Excel, and InterDev tabs to any application. The control is fully customizable.
  • Animate System Tray in C#Jun 18, 2001. I am sure those who have worked with Visual C++ would have experienced the problem of displaying an icon in system tray and manipulating with context menus for that. Previously I use to display System tray icons with Shell_NotifyIcon by filling a structure and manipulating with a context menu for that icon is another problem.
  • Working With OleDb Data Adapters Jun 19, 2001. This step by step tutorial guides you to create your database applications using OleDb Data Adapters in VS.NET.
  • ADO.NET: What's changed in .NET Beta 2?Jun 20, 2001. ADO.NET API is one of the changed APIs. In this article, I've covered some of ADO.NET changes in Beta 2.
  • Using ref and out ParameterJun 20, 2001. When we pass a parameter as ref to a method, the method refers to the same variable and changes made will affect the actual variable.
  • C# Language changes from .NET Beta 1 to .NET Beta 2 Jun 22, 2001. This article contains C# language changes from Beta 1 to Beta 2.
  • Time Ticker2Jul 04, 2001. Microsoft had made lot of Changes for Beta2, some of the changes are old Namespace such as System.WinForms modified to System.Windows.Forms. In addition no. of new Namespaces like Microsoft.CSharp, Microsoft.JScript, Microsoft.Vsa etc...
  • FTP Explorer in C# Version 2.0Jul 10, 2001. FTP Explorer is a GUI - FTP client application developed in C# using Visual Studio.NET Beta 1.
  • .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.
  • Stock TrackerJul 18, 2001. This program is a utility to track stock quotes for multiple symbols.
  • Developing Windows Applications Jul 23, 2001. This tutorial explains you step by step how to create your Windows Applications using Visual C#.
  • PDF File GeneratorJul 26, 2001. PDF documents are the now a days is standard in Documents Exchange over the internet,as these documents are more or less platform independent and can be viewed on virtually any platform without any formatting or changes in the file structure.
  • Visual MatrixAug 17, 2001. User can easily add ,sub any limit of matrices. Edit boxes are created dynamically.
  • Super String in C#Aug 20, 2001. Today I realized that I miss those Visual Basic/Visual C++ type operators. You know the ones: Left, Mid, Right.
  • Messaging between Threads using Message LoopAug 20, 2001. MessageLoopLib is a stripped down version of a complete, threading communication subsystem Ive written. This implementation is a single thread created in the GUI constructor. Ive dropped all thread management and have had to change some of the message code to accommodate this.
  • Scribble in C#Aug 24, 2001. Here is a simple scribble C# program you can change the color and the pen width.
  • Modest Introduction to IL Assembly LanguageSep 03, 2001. Since I received copy of Visual Studio .NET Beta 2 and did not manage to find “ILAssemblyLanguageProgrammersReference.doc” which was included in beta 1 I decided to share my experience with other assembly enthusiasts.
  • Windows Forms Without VS .NETSep 12, 2001. This article explains how to write windows forms application without using Visual Studio .NET IDE.
  • TCP Client and ServerSep 20, 2001. You need to compile the server and the client programs separately. Before compiling, change the IP address in both programs to match that of your machine (NOTE: You can get IP address of your machine if you run 'ipconfig' from the command prompt in Windows NT/2000 m/c's)
  • Visual Inheritance in C#-Part1Sep 24, 2001. We all know that Inheritance means a extending a class with more Features without worrying about the implementation of features of hidden inside the class to be inherited.
  • Visual Inheritance Part 2 Sep 26, 2001. We all know that Inheritance means a extending a class with more Features without worrying about the implementation of features of hidden inside the class to be inherited.
  • Calculator in C# (Windows Application)Oct 19, 2001. This is a simple calculator program that was written using Visual Studio.NET and C#.
  • 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.
  • Creating a User Control: .NET Toggle ControlNov 16, 2001. This is a C# User Control which re-creates the toggle used by XML, HTML, etc. files in the .NET Developer Studio. Just compile the control and drag it onto a form from the Windows Form Toolbox.
  • Using ADO RecordSet in ADO.NETDec 10, 2001. Using ADO recordset in managed code using ADO.NET data providers is pretty simple. Visual studio .NET provides you to add reference to the COM libraries. In this article I'll show you how to access data using ADO recordset and fill a ADO.NET data provider from the recordset data.
  • C# and ActiveX DLLDec 14, 2001. As you know with Visual Basic 6.0, it is possible develop a COM server and implement them in a Visual Basic client program. But this is being done by using Visual Basic. You may wonder about the idea of calling this DLL in a C# Application. Well, C# language provides us a way to call this COM server in a program. When we compile a C# program an Intermediate Language is generated and it is called as Managed Code.
  • 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!
  • SharpHSQL - An SQL engine written in C#Jan 08, 2002. .NET! C#! If you haven't been inundated with the marketing of Microsoft's new initiatives, you've been living in your cube without a web connection for quite a while. Like a lot of developers, I had installed the .NET SDK and the Beta 1 of Visual Studio .NET and played with it. However, since its release was so far out in the future and I had deadlines to meet, I soon went back to working with the things my customers needed now.
  • Data Binding in DataGrid Control - Part 1Feb 05, 2002. When it comes to data-bound controls and database programming, DataGrid control is the most versatile , powerful and flexible control available in Visual Studio .NET.
  • Marble Solitaire Solution Display in GDI+Feb 13, 2002. The application finds and displays solutions to a game of solitaire. The application was written using Visual Studio.NET Version 7.0.9254. The test suite was written using NUnit, which is a .NET port of JUnit.
  • A Wheel Control in C#Feb 15, 2002. This article describes a simple Windows control written in C# that simulates a wheel knob like that on your walkman used to change volume.
  • Create a SQL Server Database dynamically in C#Mar 05, 2002. In this article, I’ll show you how to create a new SQL Server database and its objects such as table, stored procedures, views and add and view data. I’ll also show you how to change database table schema programmatically. You’ll see how SQL statement ALTER TABLE is useful when you need to change a database table schema programmatically.
  • .NET Beta 2 and Navigation in XML DocumentsMar 13, 2002. .NET Beta 2 was released yesterday at tech-ed, 2001, Atlanta. Many things have been changed in Beta 2 since Beta 1. In this article, I'll cover changes in XmlNavigator class replaced with XPathNavigator.
  • 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.
  • Tracking Time in a Window ApplicationApr 15, 2002. The program reads from an XML file to get the data about names and birth dates, so it is easy to add or remove names without changing the code in case my son decides the program should include his pet dog or turtle.
  • Outlook Bar ControlApr 18, 2002. This is a simple control similar to the OutlookBar. The attached zip file contains two Visual Studio .NET projects.
  • A Database Component: Inserting Serializable ObjectsApr 23, 2002. The attached zip file contains two projects - a database component (DLL) project and a Windows forms project called Test. Both projects are written and compiled using Visual Studio .NET version 1.0.
  • A C# SOAP Apache ClientApr 26, 2002. This part shall demonstrate how a simple web service can be created quickly using Visual Studio.Net.
  • Web Services: Basics and Beyond Part 2Apr 30, 2002. This part shall demonstrate how a simple web service can be created quickly using Visual Studio.Net.
  • An Editable GridView Control in C# and .NET - Part 1May 28, 2002. I've gotten a lot of e-mail about my GridView control Article, so I've decided to write a follow up article on a more powerful control that allows you to edit the cells within the control and change the colors of the cells.
  • ManifestMaker: Creating your own ManifestMay 31, 2002. When switching over to .NET, I was annoyed at how difficult it was to use Windows XP themes in my applications, so I created this class to ease my life.
  • Redhotqlue C# ArrayObjectJun 20, 2002. Unlike Visual Basic the C# language does not provide a standard mechanism for re-dimensioning (resizing) arrays. This component provides that additional functionality for arrays created in C#.
  • Developing XP Style ApplicationsJun 26, 2002. Since Windows 95, Microsoft has always changed the styles of its GUI, but with Windows XP, the changes are very profound.
  • Welcome to COBOL.NET, corner of the C# CornerJul 01, 2002. This column will hopefully help those of you looking to use Fujitsu NetCOBOL for .NET. We are going to present some "How To" articles beginning with the basic information about the environment, the interaction with Visual Studio.NET, the Designers and the COBOL language.
  • Intellisense: An Example of How to Make ItJul 01, 2002. Auto completing is one way to offer a productive and programmer friendly user interface to programmers and Intellisense feature of Visual Studio .NET is one of them.
  • Web Forms Code ModelJul 23, 2002. ASP.NET introduces a new programming model for Web Forms to separate the code and visual elements in different files.
  • 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.
  • Macro to Add Strong Names to VS.NET ProjectsAug 06, 2002. When writing class libraries in Visual Studio .NET that are going to be placed into the GAC you will need to add strong name to the assembly. This is normally done by dropping out to a dos prompt and running the .NET utility sn.exe and then updating the assembly to reference the newly created .snk file.
  • Code InternationalizationAug 06, 2002. This is a very simple windows application example for localizing the application. Visual studio .NET makes it pretty simple to create localized applications and manage them.
  • Using Installer Classes to Ease Deployment in VS.NETAug 07, 2002. In this article I will demonstrate how to incorporate installer classes with your Visual Studio .NET msi's to handle any supporting tasks that your assemblies may need.
  • Changing User Information using Active DirectoryAug 14, 2002. If your company is one of the lucky? Ones to implement Windows 2000 Active Directory you may have been looking for a way to populate it with data. Perhaps adding people’s details from a file directly into the active directory.
  • MacroMagic .NET for VB and C#Sep 09, 2002. MacroMagic.NET contains macros for VB and C# developers that can be added to Visual Studio .NET.
  • Using DTS from C#Sep 16, 2002. In this article I will concentrate on enumerating, executing and changing properties or global variables of DTS package.
  • Customizing Default Project SettingSep 26, 2002. "How do I change the default exe name of my project?". I received this question in an email.
  • Platform Invoke Sample - Changing the Desktop WallpaperSep 27, 2002. In this example we will see how to change the Desktop wallpaper by invoking a Windows API function from C#. The Platform Invoke mechanism allows you to access unmanaged functions implemented in dlls.
  • Using Error Provider Control in Windows Forms and C#Oct 08, 2002. In this example we will see how to use the ErrorProvider control in Windows forms to provide validations in Windows Forms and display user-friendly error messages to the user if the validation fails.
  • ATL COM Component, ASP.NET Web Service, and VB ClientOct 14, 2002. This article describes how to use ATL COM Components in ASP.Net web service and how to consume the ASP.Net Web Service from Visual Basic 6 Client. Ultimately the VB6 client calls the method of the COM component created in Visual C++ through the ASP.Net Web Service.
  • Using Dynamic Properties in Windows FormsOct 18, 2002. Using Dynamic Properties in Windows Forms by Dipal Choksi. Oct 18, 2002. In this article we will see how to dynamically configure properties in Windows Applications using Visual Studio.Net.
  • Printing Directly to the PrinterOct 21, 2002. Using this code enables you to print directly to the printer using WIN32 api calls and therefore should enable you to print at maximum speed rather than relying in the Windows Printing subsystems.
  • Drawing Shapes using ThreadingOct 25, 2002. This is simple multi-threading program that draws circles and rectangles. Each shape is handle by individual thread that created every time you press start button. Using sleep method on each thread we can change the speed of each shape.
  • Function to Change a Block of Text to Title CaseNov 20, 2002. Function to change a block of text to Title Case.
  • Events in C# Made Easy - Lesson1Jan 02, 2003. Events are useful for updating a user interface with changed data, or causing a piece of code to run after another piece of code has completed. .NET has brought us a powerful model for programming events.
  • Automating the Process of Getting Latest Files from VSSJan 22, 2003. In this article, I will show you how to write an automated process of taking VSS backup. Initially, this application was written with some hard coded settings such as user name, password. and VSS path.
  • The "ins" and "outs" of Using Stored Procedures in C#Jan 27, 2003. This article reviews the creation of stored procedures with parameters using the Visual Studio IDE.
  • Hash Password GeneratorFeb 10, 2003. This visual tool generates the hashed password using either SHA1 or MD5 hashing algorithm depending on the choice you make. It will display the hashed password in the read only text box, it can also copy the hashed password to clipboard on your choice for easy paste operation.
  • 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.
  • Basics of Extending Your Working Environment in Visual StudioApr 10, 2003. All of us have used Macros in Microsoft Office and Add-ins in Visual Studio 6 and I am very sure all of us have been impressed as well by their power to control their own working environment.
  • Basics of Extending Your Working Environment in Visual StudioApr 10, 2003. Visual studio.net offers a wide variety of options, which enable the user to create custom and personalized Visual Studio working environments.
  • .NET Framework Version 1.1 - Side-By-Side ExecutionApr 11, 2003. Microsoft has announced the release of the new version of the .Net Framework 1.1. As with almost everything in life, the only constant is change.
  • 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.
  • Extending Your Working Environment in Visual Studio - AdvancedApr 24, 2003. In my previous article, you learned about how to create wizards and some simple objects such as DTE, Solutions, Project and Project Item. These objects help us to customize our Visual Studio working environment.
  • Extending Your Working Environment in Visual Studio - AdvancedApr 24, 2003. In my previous article, you learned about how to create wizards and some simple objects such as DTE, Solutions, Project and Project Item. These objects help us to customize our Visual Studio working environment.
  • Using C# .NET in Excel 2003May 08, 2003. This article shows how you can take advantage of Visual Studio 2003 tools to write .NET applications that work with Office 2003.
  • Change Color of a Column Based on Column ValuesMay 15, 2003. In this article we'll see how to change the color of column based on the column value.
  • Formatting ASP.NET DataGrid's DataJun 17, 2003. This article shows you how to change the color of a DataGrid row and format of date.
  • Changing the default limit of 25 threads of ThreadPool ClassJun 19, 2003. The Threadpool is useful for managing threads that are usually in a wait state and that take only a short amount of time to do their work. If still you would like to change the default limit of 25 threads then here you go.
  • How to Change DataGrid Header Text?Jun 30, 2003. This article shows you how to change the header text of a DataGrid programmatically.
  • Using Regions to Improve Code ReadabilityAug 26, 2003. Visual Studio .NET gives us some very handy tools to improve readability in our code.
  • C# Coding TechniquesSep 05, 2003. I wrote this article for novice programmers who needs to grasp the concepts of "What's C# code?" and "How we can write code?". To read this article you must have an overview of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio.NET (VS. NET).
  • Building ASP.NET Web ServicesSep 23, 2003. This article shows you how to write an ASP.NET Web service using Visual Studio .NET.
  • 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.
  • .NET versus ONENov 24, 2003. Microsoft .NET and Sun ONE are that glue for each of the companies—the super glue that tries to hold together a lot of information around vision, architecture and products.
  • 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.

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