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  • Read Microsoft Access Database in C#Jan 01, 2000. How to connect and read data from a Microsoft Access (.mdb) database using ADO.NET and C#.
  • Chat Server with Client Implemented with C#Jan 19, 2000. The Main Heart of the program is taken from the sample program of Gopalan Suresh Raj modified as per requirement & presented in front of you..
  • Creating a Class and Call it from Main ProgramSep 30, 2000. This article explains how to create your class, add some functions and call it from Main function.
  • A Simple Calculator ClassNov 28, 2000. Code sample shows how to create a simple calculator class and call it from Main C# program.
  • CSDownloadURL : Download Contents of a Web PageDec 03, 2000. CSDownloadURL is a class which has two functions - SetURL and DownloadURL. The set URL sets the current URL and GetDownload downloads the URL contents and returns its contents in a string.
  • ADO.NET Database ExplorerJan 20, 2001. The sample connects to the SQL server database and shows you a tree view like interface of all the tables.
  • SQL Programming using .NETFeb 01, 2001. This program shows several data objects, some draw backs of each and some interesting things.
  • FileSharing Server in C# and .NETFeb 01, 2001. The server acts as a File Sharing Server, it listens for multiple clients to connect to it. The Clients have a option to either Download any of the Files available with the server for download.
  • Implementing Delegates in C# : Part 2Feb 13, 2001. This is second part of Timothy's Delegates in C# series...
  • Using Delegates to Choose Right FunctionApr 01, 2001. The need to call different class method based on some string passed to class is an old problem.
  • Invoking Web Method from one Web Service to AnotherApr 10, 2001. In this article I will show you how to connect a web service from another.
  • Connecting to a Text file using ADO.NET Apr 20, 2001. A simple step by step tutorial shows you how to connect to a text file using ADO.NET and C#..
  • Connect to an Oracle DatabaseMay 03, 2001. This sample code shows you how to connect to an Oracle database using C#.
  • Mobile Fun with XMLMay 24, 2001. Here is something really wonderful in Mobile field .This example is for authenticating the Mobile Users against his settings stored in XML file. This is really good where all the ease of XML is applied. Function open the XML file and particular node data validate it against user inputs and do the specified.
  • TCP/IPLib SampleJun 22, 2001. This compopnent contains both a TCP/IP server and client. TcpIpClient inherits from System.Net.Sockets.TCPClient and is very straight forward. After construction, specifying the host and port, a network connection is established by calling Connect(). Internally, upon a successful connection, the client receives a TcpIpPacket, which contains a unique cookie that is used in any subsequent transactions.
  • Displaying data in a ListBox Web ControlJul 06, 2001. Sample example for how to display data in a ListBox Web control.
  • Events and DelegatesJul 26, 2001. Events in C# are based on delegates, the Originator defining one or more callback functions as delegates and the listening object then implements then.
  • strnicmp equivalent in C#Aug 07, 2001. C# equivalent strnicmp function in C language. It accepts two input strings along with the number of positions of chars to compare.
  • 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.
  • Passing Const Parameter to Functions in C#/C++/VB ComparedAug 30, 2001. Parameter passing to a function is extremely important in all programming languages. The desire to keep the passed parameter intact forced the compiler designers to add various keywords to the programming languages.
  • String Jargon in C#Sep 05, 2001. The following article shows some String functions which are not currently available directly in C#.
  • Playing with StringsSep 18, 2001. This program explores the String class and its various methods. With this you will be able to initialize strings using different constructors and use them. To see how the methods of the 'String' class work, see the following code.
  • Accessing Oracle DatabaseSep 21, 2001. This source code shows you how to connect to an oracle database and do operations such as select, insert, update and delete.
  • WinChat For .NETOct 10, 2001. WinChat For .NET is a simple peer-to-peer chatting program that functions very similarly to the WinChat program provided by Windows 2000. It provides all the functionalities that the original WinChat program provides.
  • Encapsulation in C#Oct 12, 2001. In Object Oriented programming Encapsulation is the first pace. Encapsulation is the procedure of covering up of data and functions into a single unit (called class).
  • C# PagerOct 16, 2001. C# Pager is a simple client/server application that implements functions of a pager.
  • Oracle Database ViewerOct 17, 2001. This is a GUI based application which connects to an Oracle database depending upon the DSN, username and password that you provide. It then shows the list of tables on the left hand side in the form of a treeview.
  • Query BuilderOct 17, 2001. This application is that of a QueryBuilder in CSharp.This application is for Beta2 SDK version of DotNetFramework.
  • Exploring delegates in C#Oct 30, 2001. Delegates are a kind of type safe function pointers which are actually declared as class derived from System.MulticastDelegate.
  • Simple Sniffer in C#Dec 03, 2001. This program shows you how to retrieve data from a packet using Sockets.
  • Tutorial: Capturing and Running IE Instances in a Windows controlMar 15, 2002. In this article we are going to study how to find the running instances of Internet Explorer on your machine.
  • SQL Server Database ExplorerMar 20, 2002. This application connects to a running SQL Server 2000 and displays all the available databases in it.
  • Xite EncryptionMar 25, 2002. This class contains methods/functions for easily decrypting and encrypting data.
  • Function Overriding and Its Impact During Object InitializationMar 25, 2002. Different languages have different ways to initialize an object. C# and Java both have almost similar ways to initialize an object with few subtle differences.
  • Real-time Message Logging Utility - Part 1Apr 01, 2002. A message logger is a utility that helps in logging the messages thrown from functions/programs. It is useful in critical applications as it helps to know the time taken by a function to execute, the time that the function remained idle and any messages that the function wants to be logged for further analysis.
  • .NET COM Interoperability - Part 1: Using COM Components from .NET FrameworkApr 02, 2002. The DotNet framework exposes COM objects through a proxy called the runtime callable wrapper (RCW). The primary function of RCW is to marshal call between a managed client (.Net) and unmanaged COM object. The runtime maintains a single RCW for each COM object.
  • 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.
  • Expression EvaluatorApr 30, 2002. This program uses the transformation from infix notation to postfix notation to evaluate most of the mathematical expressions.
  • Shell Commands within C#Jul 10, 2002. In this article we will examine a few examples for executing shell commands outside of our program using C#.
  • Double Buffer Drawing with DirectDraw: Part1Aug 15, 2002. Because we will be primary focusing on 2D game programming in the first articles, we will use the DirectX7 API which is perfect for its DirectDraw class and simplicity. Don’t worry for not having the right DLL because DirectX8 has full backward compatibility to DirectX7 and the COM object should already be available on your computer if you have DirectX 8 installed.
  • 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.
  • Platform Invocation Services in .NET FrameworkOct 25, 2002. This article will cover the details of Platform Invocation Services provided in .Net Framework. Platform Invoke Services acts as a bridge between the managed and unmanaged code. This service enables managed code to call unmanaged functions which are being exposed by any dynamic link libraries (DLL’s) such as Win32 API’s or any custom DLLs.
  • Function to Change a Block of Text to Title CaseNov 20, 2002. Function to change a block of text to Title Case.
  • DigitizeAny - A .NET Windows Digitization ToolDec 17, 2002. DigitizeAny uses Win32 API calls to obtain the coordinates of the cursor and then translates to the graph coordinates once set. Since a mouse click would essentially bring to focus the window where it is pointed to, this tool uses the key event to capture the coordinates of the cursor.
  • Invoking Unmanaged DLL Functions from Compact Framework for Pocket PC Jan 04, 2003. In this example we will use the Compact Framework to create a program containing a launch pad for the Pocket PC.
  • Using Stored Procedures in Conjuction with DataAdapterJan 09, 2003. A stored procedure is a named collection of SQL statements that are stored in the database. To the client a stored procedure acts similar to a function.
  • Telnet Scripting in C#Jan 28, 2003. This library, written in C#, expands on some telnet code from various other sources, presenting the caller with a number of functions handy for scripting telnet sessions (i.e. SendMessage, SendAndWait, WaitAndSend, WaitFor).
  • Remote Objects:Part IMar 12, 2003. This demo shows how to create the remote objects with callback functions and use them in the window host.
  • Remote Objects: Part IMar 12, 2003. This demo shows how to create the remote objects with callback functions and use them in the window host.
  • Talking to the Outside World in Excel 2003May 14, 2003. This code sample shows how to connect to the internet inside of Excel 2003. The idea is when the workbook opens the code behind the workbook searches for quotes on NASDAQ and then populates the spreadsheet with the data.
  • Part I: Simple Color Syntax Code Editor for PHP written in C# and .NETJun 18, 2003. The Application is a simple Windows Form program that allows you to open and save the text files edited in the rich edit control, as well as print them out. The program takes advantage of a “syntax” text file for PHP which lists the functions and keywords contained in the PHP language.
  • Check Internet ConnectionAug 25, 2003. How to check if your computer is connected to the internet with C#. It's much more easier that other tutorials I've seen in other sites.
  • 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.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET: Part VIJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Training and Simulating a Neutral DotNetwork in C# Jan 16, 2004. In this article we will explore a well-known AI algorithm for modeling the training of neural networks called back propagation.
  • Masked TextBox ControlJan 26, 2004. This Masked Edit TextBox intelligent user control enhances the function of TextBox control, which can mask the Date, IP Address, SSN, Phone number, digit, decimal and check the validation, automatically set delimit location.
  • 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.
  • Normal Distribution Implementation in C#Apr 13, 2004. The attached source code is a C# normal distribution class. The probability density function (PDF) and cumulative distribution function (CDF) can be computed for a given x-value.
  • Resizable Calculator using C#Apr 22, 2004. This application is a scientific calculator, which is resizable and performs some basic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and some trigonometric functions.
  • HTML Client for Web Services using DHTML BehaviorMay 23, 2004. In this example we will access a Web Service created in C# from an HTML client.
  • Difference between passing reference types by ref and by valueSep 02, 2004. We all know the difference between passing value types byval and byref, if the variable is passed byval any change to the variable value in the called function is not reflected back in the callee.
  • Thread Safe Collections ArrayList and QueueSep 24, 2004. The attached project provides a dll containing a wrapper around the non-thread safe ArrayList and Queue classes. The wrapper implements the most common functions of this collection elements.
  • Bulk Data Transactions using OpenXMLOct 13, 2004. OPENXML is a new function added to SQL Server 2000 that provides a rowset view over an XML document. Since a rowset is simply a set of rows that contain columns of data, OPENXML is the function that allows an XML document to be treated in the familiar relational database format. It allows for the passing of an XML document to a T-SQL stored procedure for updating the data.
  • Coloring the Console in C# Oct 25, 2004. When working with console applications in C#, you always see a black and white screen. What if we want to change the background color of the console? We can change the foreground and background color of our console application by using win32 API SetConsoleTextAttribute().
  • ClickMania GameDec 21, 2004. This is an old game, first implemented in 1996 or so... It has a great addictive power. You will quickly find out the rules. I used the winmm.dll library for playing sounds, the picturebox.Paint event to draw bitmaps in a Picturebox and a recursive function to check the balls next to each other for the colors.
  • Rotating the text display on a Pocket PC/Win CE deviceFeb 01, 2005. In this article let us try to understand why rotating a text/bitmap is difficult to achieve on a Pocket PC 2003/Win CE 4.2 device.
  • Pocket PC 2003 : Saving the Signature as a BitmapFeb 15, 2005. The System.Drawing.Graphics namespace is commonly used for almost any forms in the desktop framework, hence it has got lots of facilities to draw any kind of image on to the device context.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Adding new Windows User Account using Active DirectoryMay 21, 2005. This article uses Active Directory to add new user account. The Active Directory will be accessed using windows native protocol (not LDAP).
  • AI: Population based Incremental Learning in C# and .NETMay 22, 2005. In this article I would like to discuss another offshoot of the genetic algorithm called Population Based Incremental Learning (PBIL).
  • Building Stacks with C#Jun 23, 2005. The following article presents a general definition of the stack data structure and its most common functions. This article explores a sample stack implementation as a .NET class in C#, as well as some interesting usage scenarios.
  • Building Stacks with C#Jun 23, 2005. The following article presents a general definition of the stack data structure and its most common functions. This article explores a sample stack implementation as a .NET class in C#, as well as some interesting usage scenarios.
  • SQLCLR DebuggingAug 09, 2005. In SQL Server 2005, CLR integration allows you to write stored procedures, triggers, user-defined types, and user-defined functions using any .NET Framework language, including Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C#. In this article, I will explain how to debug SQLCLR stored procedure or SQLCLR user-defined function.
  • Understanding Delegates in C#Sep 15, 2005. Delegate is type which holds the method(s) reference in an object. It is also reffered as a type safe function pointers.
  • Delegates and Events in C#Oct 05, 2005. A delegate in C# is similar to a function pointer in C or C++. Using a delegate allows the programmer to encapsulate a reference to a method inside a delegate object.
  • SQLCLR DebuggingNov 10, 2005. In SQL Server 2005, CLR integration allows you to write stored procedures, triggers, user-defined types, and user-defined functions using any .NET Framework language, including Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C#. In this article, I will explain how to debug SQLCLR stored procedure or SQLCLR user-defined function.
  • WebParts Communication: How WebParts on a page communicate with each otherJan 17, 2006. In this tutorial we will describe how to make WebParts on a WebParts Page communicate with each other. So will see how to use ConnectionsZone and how to enable WebParts to talk to each other by connecting them.
  • Debugging Windows Services in C# and .NETFeb 06, 2006. The compiled executable file that a service application project creates must be installed on the server before the project can function in a meaningful way. You cannot debug or run a service application by pressing F5 or F11. Here we are going to see how to debug our own windows services.
  • How to Read and Write System Registry Keys using C# (VS.Net 2005)Feb 09, 2006. Most of the time while working with the Enterprise Application will need to store the user preferences inside the windows system registry. In a general term Windows Registry is the database that holds all the settings Windows needs to function.
  • Playing Sounds in .NET 2.0 Using Sound PlayerFeb 13, 2006. If you have ever played sounds in your applications, you must be familiar with PlaySound() WIN32 function. Prior to .NET 2.0, there was no way to play sounds thorugh the managed API. The SoundPlayer class introduced in .NET 2.0 now allows developers to play sounds using managed API.
  • Counting Words in C#Feb 14, 2006. This article shows a function that returns number of words rather than number of characters.
  • Customized Exception Handling Using Resource FileMar 03, 2006. A good exception handling should care about user as well as developer. i.e. developer can easily locate the exception entry point, may be a function or any where in a vast project, and fix it as soon as possible. So in this writing I tried some exception handlings which will consider both user and developer.
  • DataSource controls in .NET 2.0Mar 04, 2006. In this article, we're going to learn how to connect a database for querying data and binding the result set to ASP.NET controls in a very easy way with no looping or control manipulation required, thus avoiding writing any data source code.
  • DataReader And DataSetMar 20, 2006. ADO.NET is part of Microsoft.NET which comprises a set of tools and object model for accessing a data source. The objects definition appears under the System.Data namespace. It allows applications to store, manipulate and retrieve data. In this article I’m going to talk about the two different objects for accessing data sources in two common contexts of your application: the connected and disconnected environment.
  • Fuligginedialogs in C#May 09, 2006. In this article the author explained how we can expand feature of the framework for an immediate use of MessageBox.Show(); function.
  • Using the System Function fn_listextendedproperty of SQL Server 2005 for .NET Applications: Part IIMay 22, 2006. In this article, divided into two parts, I will compare the system function fn_listextendedproperty of SQL Server 2005 with the similar function of SQL Server 2000 ( Part 1 ), describe using the function for .NET applications ( Part 2 ). The examples are written using Transact-SQL and C#.
  • Using the System Function fn_listextendedproperty of SQL Server 2005 for .NET Applications: Part IIMay 24, 2006. In this article, divided into two parts, I will compare the system function fn_listextendedproperty of SQL Server 2005 with the similar function of SQL Server 2000, describe using the function for .NET applications. The examples are written using Transact-SQL and C#.
  • System Views and Functions in SQL Server 2005 by Steve on Jul 06, 2006 Jul 06, 2006. I tried to explore some basic TSQL functions and VIEWS in SQL Server 2005. I believe this would be useful when we write DDL-DML Statements.
  • User Confirmation before Deleting Items in ASP.Net 2.0Oct 12, 2006. This article describes how ASP.Net 2.0 allows setting client-side functions for Button controls through the use of the OnClientClick property and additionally, the event can be handled on server-side depending on the user response.
  • Using Genetic Algorithms to Determine Calculus Derivative Functions in C# and.NETNov 28, 2006. This article describes how you can use genetic algorithms in .NET to determine derivatives of mathematical functions. The program uses an algorithm called Multiple Expression Programming (MEP) inside the genomes to exercise a function tree.
  • Drawing Visio Shapes in the Visio ActiveX Control Using C# and .NETDec 05, 2006. This article will get you started in using the Visio ActiveX control that allows you to use Visio inside of a .NET Windows Form. The article will step you through a simple example of drawing shapes inside a Visio Drawing and connecting the shapes together.
  • Tip related to sub containers and SqlDataSourceDec 06, 2006. This article provides some tips when working With Master page or SqlDataSource insert function In VS 2005.
  • Send Text Message to Cell Phones from a C# ApplicationDec 11, 2006. This article describes a simple way to send text messages to a cellular phone from within a C# desktop application. The source code provided includes a relatively good list of carriers to simplify the task of connecting with a cell phone and the task itself is really no more difficult than sending an email message through a desktop or web based application.
  • Just for Fun - A Small Piano KeyboardFeb 02, 2007. This one was just for fun; the article describes a project used to build a simple piano keyboard that plays some not too terrific sounding notes courtesy of the Kernel32.dll's beep function.
  • Writing Managed User Defined Function using C#Feb 22, 2007. This article is trying to explain the simple and required steps that are require starting the creation of Manage User Defined Functions using C#.
  • .NET and Active DirectoryApr 19, 2007. This article outlines connecting to AD from .Net using ADO and System.DirectoryServices and also forming a unique ID from AD, moving entries from AD to a database and forming AD queries (also date formatting for AD).
  • ASP.Net : AutoListMay 09, 2007. This small web application will demonstrate some useful functionality like AutoList, XML data is land to populate list at client side using xml and xpath query, transform xml data using XSLT at client side etc.
  • Spell check enabled RichTextBox custom controlMay 16, 2007. This article describes a quick and simple approach to applying a spell check function to the rich text box control and bundling both features into a single custom control. Of course there is nothing novel or particularly interesting about performing spell checking upon a selection of text using the Word.DLL.

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