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  • 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.
  • 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#.
  • 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.
  • Web Browser in C# and VB.NETSep 11, 2001. This article explains how to add and web browser ActiveX to your project to developer your own customized web browser.
  • Interactive Shaped FormsNov 29, 2001. This Demo show how to create shaped form and customized buttons using Region, GraphicsPath and picture control and using picture control to play animate pictures.
  • 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.
  • Customized Windows Forms Look and FeelMay 28, 2002. I have encountered instances when I needed a high level look and feel of Windows Forms and controls.
  • Paging in Mobile Web FormsJun 10, 2002. The biggest difference between web applications designed specially for use on Mobile Devices is the limitation imposed by the small screen size of Mobile devices.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Master-Detail Display using Nested Repeater Web Forms ControlAug 05, 2002. In this example, we will create a web page that displays a formatted view of data with a master detail hierarchy using nested Repeater controls. We will use the Northwind sample for our example. There are many different ways to accomplish this task. We will use data binding and data relations in an effort to get a simple solution.
  • DataGrid Customization Part-IV:Exchanging a DataGrid Columns using Drag and DropAug 21, 2002. This article covers customized sorting and a DataGrid column hiding programmatically.
  • Customizing Default Project SettingSep 26, 2002. "How do I change the default exe name of my project?". I received this question in an email.
  • Customize User Interfaces and Pass User Input to Installer ClassesOct 19, 2002. In this article I am going to demonstrate how to customize your MSI install to prompt the user for some information and then pass this information to an installer class. This can be useful when needing to do something during an install based on the user input.
  • Customize User Interfaces and Pass User Input to Installer ClassesOct 29, 2002. In this article I am going to demonstrate how to customize your MSI install to prompt the user for some information and then pass this information to an installer class. This can be useful when needing to do something during an install based on the user input.
  • 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.
  • Global Assembly Cache(GAC) HellJan 03, 2003. After having worked on a project involving heavy use of the Global Assembly Cache, I would like to tell you that using the GAC can be very frustrating. We had a solution which had several projects within the solution. Many of these projects referenced 1 project (utility project) which did a lot of the work which we could reuse.
  • Cryptography in Microsoft.NET Part III: Digital CertificatesJan 08, 2003. Part-I and II of this article discussed the basics of cryptography and its applications in real world enterprise solutions. Part-I discussed the nitty-gritty of encryption and its implementation in Microsoft .NET Framework Class Library (FCL). Part-II discussed the hashing and signature algorithms and their implementation in FCL. It also discussed the two common cryptography applications namely digital envelope & digital signature.
  • Creating a Web User Control in .NETFeb 05, 2003. One of our C# Corner readers gave me the idea of converting my Add/Remove Control from a Windows Form control to a User Web Control, so we will use this control as an example for this tutorial
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Customizing the Display of DataJul 02, 2003. This article shows you how to customize data display in a DataList control.
  • 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.
  • Deployment: Customizing your .NET deployment ProjectsDec 29, 2003. The fact of the matter is that Visual Studio.NET already contains everything you need to create a rich setup experience for your users. In this article we are going to show you two ways to add a readme dialog to your application, the easy way and the hard way. The easy way requires absolutely no coding. The hard way requires coding and actually allows you to add complex custom features to your application.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Evolving Register Network using Genetic Algorithms in C# Jun 23, 2004. Genetic Algorithms are powerful AI tools because they can evolve through trial and error and converge into a solution. In this article we will use genetic algorithms to come up with an analog solution.
  • 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.
  • HTTP Handlers in ASP.NETAug 24, 2004. The low level Request and Response API to service incoming HTTP requests are HTTP Handlers in ASP.NET. All handlers implement the IHttpHandler interface, which is located in the System.Web namespace. Handlers are somewhat analogous to Internet Server Application Programming Interface (ISAPI) extensions.
  • Using Web Browser Options in C# and VB.NETSep 21, 2004. I wrote this article in Sept 2001 in response to a question on discussion forums - how to create a Web Browser in C#? Recently, I got a question on how to use Browser's Save As option programmatically. This article explains how to use Web Browser ActiveX to your project to developer your own customized Web Browser and use its options.
  • 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.
  • How to work with Assemblies in InstallShield Developer 7.0Oct 14, 2004. InstallShield Developer 7.0 is the best solution for providing the very easy user interface to author installations having both .NET and side by side components. This article is a step by step walk through of how to create a deployment project using InstallShield.
  • Microsoft CRM Customization - Programming Email Activity AttachmentOct 26, 2004. Microsoft CRM is now on the scene and it is increasing its market share, due to Microsoft Business Solutions muscles and marketing strategy. It is tightly integrated with other Microsoft Business Solutions products such as Microsoft Great Plains, Solomon, Navision.
  • A Comprehensive View of SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Part INov 05, 2004. There are many portal solutions on the market, for example from IBM, Microsoft, Plumtree, Vignette, etc. Microsoft's latest portal solution is "Windows SharePoint Services" and "SharePoint Portal Server 2003". This article will not evaluate different portal solutions but rather explain how to use and develop for "Windows SharePoint Services" and "SharePoint Portal Server 2003" from Microsoft.
  • A comprehensive view of SharePoint: Part IINov 19, 2004. Enterprise portals are an important part of today's enterprise IT infrastructure. Portals are used as an entry point for a specific topic, organization, project or team. Many enterprises have an enterprise portal, opened by default when an employee opens up a browser, which shows general information about the enterprise, its strategy, its departments, etc.
  • Web Based Chat ApplicationMar 15, 2005. The article explains about devloping a chat Solution in ASP.Net / C# which is differnt than any of the available solutions and works under any firewall and browser settings.
  • ValidationScriptGeneratorMar 16, 2005. This article gives you a solution for generating a client side validation script in a component model that you can reuse in an ASP.NET project.
  • 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.
  • Content Management and Collaboration using SPS 2003May 16, 2005. This article would be providing a brief introduction about the role which Share Point Portal Server is going to play in coming future.
  • Customizable MonthCalendar Type Control: Part IMay 22, 2005. This article shows to create our own MonthCalendar type control with the same basic functionality as the .Net MonthCalendar along with the ability to customize all aspects of the visual appearance.
  • Simple Captcha with ASP.NetAug 01, 2005. A solution to block bots submitting to your database using C#.
  • Building WebParts in ASP .Net 2.0Aug 08, 2005. Web Parts is a framework built into ASP.NET 2.0 for building highly customizable portal-style pages. End users can customize Web Parts pages by changing the page layout, adding and removing Web Parts, editing Web Parts properties, establishing connections between Web Parts, and more. I would like to share how to build web parts in ASP .Net 2.0. I am providing the source code of application as well.
  • M.S. Visio AutomationAug 19, 2005. This article demonstrates the flexibility of Visio products as a development platform by describing the customized business solutions.
  • Design Patterns Part - IAug 26, 2005. Design patterns are about design and interaction of objects, as well as providing a communication platform concerning elegant, reusable solutions to commonly encountered programming challenges.
  • Design Patterns in C#Nov 01, 2005. To define design patterns in simple words they are "popular solutions for common design problems". They are very helpful in designing architecture and they also increase ease of communication among the developers.
  • Sudoku generating and solving using C# in PocketPC SDKNov 20, 2005. The article is about a program writen in C# to create a simple game application - sudoku. The game can generate several diffculty level sudokus with one solution, solve previously entered puzzles etc.
  • Introduction to new SECS/GEM driver using SecsToTool.NetJan 06, 2006. SecsToTool.Net is a connectivity solution for the semiconductor equipment that support SECS/GEM communication interface. The SecsToTool.Net SECS/GEM driver SDK is designed to provide a high level method call/reply and event driven environment for your host application (or what we normally called Cell Controller/Station Controller/Equipment Manager) to communicate with equipment.
  • 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.
  • Customized Binding Using CollectionBaseMar 04, 2006. In this article I am trying to explain the use of CollectionBase class. In a simple example I used CollectionBase to bind a DataGrid control with data from Employees table of NorthWind database. So please be sure that your system exists with NorthWind database before using the sample code along with this article.
  • How Easy Cryptography is in VS.NetMar 08, 2006. What can be done regarding the security issues? Part of the solution is to secure important data - more specifically, using strong encryption thats what we will see in this article.
  • Use Customized IndexersMar 14, 2006. Many of you are aware of indexers and its properties. For those unaware of it want to know that indexers are used to represent objects using indexes or even using keys. I.e. we can represent an object of a class by the way an array is using.
  • Custom Drawing Cursors in C#Mar 14, 2006. Some time ago I have decided to try to make something like a "Photoshop" in C#. The first problem has appeared was custom cursors. If you are familiar with "Photoshop" you know that when you change brush size the cursor size also changes. This is solution to make this possible in C# .
  • How to Upload or Change an image in the Crystal Report at runtimeMar 20, 2006. This article will demonstrate how a user can customize the crystal report by uploading an image from the local computer.
  • Antialiased Analog ClockApr 04, 2006. This is an antialiased analog clock sample written in C# using GDI+. It has no flicker at run time because of using Double Buffering technique, and it has many properties that you can customize it such as tick and hand colors, gradient background color, custom date and hand styles.
  • Nullable Types in C#: Basic IntroductionMay 02, 2006. This article gives a quick view in to the problems faced with the value type objects and the solution to the problems. This beautiful facility is introduced by Microsoft as an concept called “Nullable Types” in the C# 2.0.
  • A Guide To Migrate from VS 2003 To VS 2005Aug 07, 2006. This article shows how to to migrate your solution from VS 2003 to VS 2005.
  • Creating a Workflow solution in SharePoint 2003Sep 18, 2006. There has always been a great demand for workflows in SharePoint. If you are a programmer, you can create a workflow solution of yourself and integrate it into SharePoint. In this article, I will give you some tips on how to create a workflow solution of your own.
  • Using Predicates over foreach in ArraysOct 24, 2006. We generally use foreach blocks to iterate through Arrays n Lists in order to operate on them which not only makes our code long n confusing but also makes us compromise on performance. The solution to this lies in Predicates...
  • 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.
  • ASP.NET HTML Postback Custom ControlMar 01, 2007. Web form controls do not offer a complete solution to ASP.Net design and hence HTML tags are still required. Occasionally the need exists for a postback from an HTML tag, this article presents a Custom Control to address this requirement.
  • Customized Solution & Project Explorer in .NET Using C# and Windows FormsMar 22, 2007. This application will allow us to see any project's or solution's contents as in the Solution Explorer view.
  • Grypto-Grid Solution to Digital SignaturesApr 04, 2007. This article describes as to how a Grid middleware can be easily used for a Cryptography problem.
  • Customized Task Manager in .NET Using C# and Windows FormsApr 18, 2007. This application will provide features that are not present in built-in windows Task Manager.
  • 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.
  • A Strategy for Using Delegates in C#Jun 15, 2007. In a recent article comment I was asked for a sample of how to use a delegate and so I wanted to put together a sample of how we can use delegates in order to implement a strategy pattern in a way that requires much less code that is easier to maintain than when approaching the same solution deriving sub classes using an OOP implementation.
  • Flat File Parsed to XML Using C#Jul 01, 2007. I ran across an interesting problem today where I had to parse a flat file (csv or tab delimited) into an xml document. The solution I arrived at is flexible enough for reuse so I though I'd share the library along with some of my development notes.
  • Solution for "A Graphics Object cannot be Created from an Image that has an Indexed Pixel Format"Sep 10, 2007. In this article, you can learn how to avoid the issues/errors when you access/edit indexed pixel format images using few steps.
  • Prompt for Service Account During Windows Service InstallationOct 18, 2007. This article shows how to customize the installation of a windows service in Visual Studio 2005 to prompt for a service account username and password. This process involves passing values from the install screen to a customized installer.
  • Configuration Sections-Create a customized section using ConfigurationSection class: Part IIApr 10, 2008. This article extends the custom configuration section concept.
  • Configuration Sections; Introducing the Custom Configuration Section Concept: Part IApr 14, 2008. Custom sections of an ASP.NET Configuration File are customized sections that a developer configures by himself. In this case, the developer also sets their attributes and elements to suit special application needs in terms of settings.
  • Configuration Sections- Create customized section using IConfigurationSectionHandler Interface: Part IIIApr 16, 2008. In this part III article we will try to achieve, step by step, the same goal as in the Part II article, but using another tool, namely, the IConfigurationSectionHandler interface.
  • Crystal Reports.NETJun 06, 2008. This article is intended to illustrate how to build reports using Crystal Report.NET. Reports are important components of enterprise applications and are mainly used to provide a descriptive and summary view of your data in order to discover information in huge volume of data and make correct decisions. This is the principles of Business Intelligence in enterprise solutions.
  • Generics in .Net 2.0 made simple Jun 22, 2008. Generics provide the solution to a limitation in earlier versions of the common language runtime and the C# language in which generalization is accomplished by casting types to and from the universal base type Object. By creating a generic class, you can create a collection that is type-safe at compile-time.
  • Using mobile device's camera in business solutionsJun 27, 2008. In this article, I will demonstrate how to create a smart device application using Microsoft Visual Studio (any of 2005 or 2008 will do) which uses a camera and built-in microphone.
  • Connect to an Excel file as a data source via OBDCJun 30, 2008. This article provides answer to questions asked about how to connect to an excel file as a data source for a given application, I provide the solution via this ten steps walkthrough.
  • Connect to MySQL database - via ODBC without using DSN: Part IIAug 11, 2008. In order to connect to on MySQL method, I propose this more flexible solution, thus, it enables us to customize the connection parameters in one hand, moreover, it enables us to choose which mode should we use. I mean, ADO connected mode using data reader or disconnected mode using data adapter and data set.
  • Integrate WPF Control in your Excel SolutionsAug 11, 2008. In this article, I will show that it is possible to host a WPF control in a excel solution even that Visual studio and the .Net framework doesn’t provide us a way to host directly a given WPF control in an Excel application. To know how to realize such task, then follow this walkthrough.
  • Working with the Uniform Grid in WPFAug 22, 2008. In this article I will introduce the Uniform Grid object. The uniform grid object arranges content in its area so that all the cells in the grid have the same dimension. It represents a perfect solution if someone prefers to prevent the headache of ordering controls within an ordinary Grid object.
  • Render iteration through an object collection possible using foreach keywordAug 28, 2008. This article gives you an answer that, why we get a run time error when we use the foreach loop to iterate through our customized objects container collection.
  • The quest for the Generic Singleton in C#Nov 17, 2008. While it is a bit tricky to implement the Singleton pattern in C#, the steps necessary are well known. There has however been debate about a generic solution for this. This paper provides 3 possible solutions for the generic singleton, and makes a brief comparison.
  • C# and XAML within a Silverlight 2 context - Data conversion: Part VIIDec 29, 2008. In this article I will show how to implement a customized converter as a part of the article how does XAML interact within C# code.
  • G-sensor: great toy and a powerful device controlJan 07, 2009. The ability to control a mobile device using touchless technology is becoming very popular in fun and game utilities as well. Can the G-sensor make a break-through in business solutions too?
  • Eight queens puzzle and its solution using C#.NetJan 23, 2009. In this article I am going to describe about Eight queens puzzle. and how to solve this puzzle.
  • SharePoint Customization Tricks: Part IIJan 26, 2009. In this article, I'll show you another two tricks for customizing the list form toolbar.
  • Customizing GridView Control For Data ModificationsJan 28, 2009. This article is intended to illustrate how to customize GridView controls for data modification.
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML): Part IIFeb 27, 2009. This is second part of the series of articles on Unified Modeling Language (UML).
  • Developing Finger-Touch Enabled Mobile ApplicationMar 04, 2009. This article presents how easy it is to develop graphically attractive and fully functional app for CRM solutions.
  • Using Visual SourceSafe 2005 with Visual Studio 2005Mar 16, 2009. Visual SourceSafe 2005 (VSS) is a source or version control system implemented as a client/server application creating a virtual library of files which acts as storage file system. In this article, I will show how two developers can work together in a Visual Studio.NET project to cooperatively develop a solution using the LAN plug-in for Visual Studio.NET integrated with this IDE.
  • Promoting Schemas Properties in BizTalk ServerMar 18, 2009. A common scenario in a BizTalk solution is to subscribe to a message based on its content or context and make decisions based on the underlying values. This is known as content-based routing. In this article, I will cover the principles and techniques to expose this sort of metadata in BizTalk Server.
  • WPF Practical SolutionsApr 06, 2009. This document describes step by step solution to some of general problems developer face in wpf application.
  • Test-driven development approach for WCF Web servicesApr 11, 2009. In this article, I will show how programmers can use the test-driven development approach to implement and test Web service solutions.
  • Customizing codeplex frozen header gridviewApr 13, 2009. This article depicts the customization of codeplex frozen header gridview to retain its scroll position across postbacks.
  • Customize Site Action Menu in SharePointApr 22, 2009. This article shows how to Create Customize Site Action Menu in you SharePoint site.
  • A prototype of mobile SFA and CRM software solutionsApr 28, 2009. Resco MobileBusiness ESP is the enterprise solution prototype especially designed for development of SFA and CRM solutions.
  • Customizing GridView control for data modificationsApr 29, 2009. This article is intended to illustrate how to customize GridView controls for data modification.
  • Validation Controls within GridView control in ASP.NET 2.0May 05, 2009. This article is intended to show how to add customized validation features to GridView control in order to avoid mistakes when the users enter data and violates the underlying business rules.
  • Setting Null Value to an Entity Property Through Textbox ControlMay 12, 2009. In this article, I want to document a bug in Visual Studio. NET concerning to setting a null value to entity property’s through a Textbox control. There is a common scenario to have an entity type in your data model where some attributes are optional. When you develop a rich client application using the Windows forms, data binding techniques and a Textbox to enter the simple data, and you want to set null the optional attributes of the underlying data source by leaving in blank the Text property of the Textbox control; then there is a missing feature for the Formatting and Advanced Binding dialog box for null values. They should have a checkbox there to allow people to use blank as null. In this article, I will show one simple solution to this bug.

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