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  • TCP Date Client/ServerJan 03, 2000. Free to use Tutorials on Communicating using TCP Sockets on Microsoft's .NET Platform using C#...
  • Meal Scheduler in C#May 04, 2000. This service reminds you when it time to eat your lunch, BF or dinner.
  • Graphics Animation SampleMay 16, 2000. After finishing a text program (lottery) its time for some fun. Everytime a have to work with a new language.I write a small program to bounce some balls in a box.
  • PaintBrush in C# - IIJan 30, 2001. This is a PaintBrush Application. In this Paintbrush user can draw some images and he can save the images in a persistence storage and later time can retrive the images.
  • Reflection in .NETFeb 26, 2001. Refelction is the mechanism of discovering class information solely at run time. Wondering where it would be useful?
  • Sticky NotepadMar 05, 2001. I wanted to experiment with writing a program that would run from the "System Tray" of window (that's where you have the date displayed...) since that's not possible with pure Java.
  • Text to HTML ParserApr 05, 2001. If you have been into developing Web Applications then you might have at many times experienced that when you display multiple lines of data from a database you loose the spacing or formatting between multiple lines of data.
  • Understanding How Assert Effects SecurityApr 25, 2001. Assert is a security action that is evaluated at run time. Code Access Permission classes and Permission Sets support a method called Assert. Using the Assert method to control access to resources or actions will allow your code to perform actions that it normally has permission to perform and will allow other callers up stream in the call stack to have access that they would not normally have.
  • A Lottery Program in C#May 05, 2001. I am learning C# in any spare time I have and instead of diving in and writing a monster program I thought a nice introduction would be good.
  • .NET framework comparison with Java ArchitectureMay 08, 2001. This article outlines Microsoft's proposed standardization of .NET framework in ECMA forum as CLI (Common Language Infrastructure), but the Microsoft documentation refer this as CLR (Common Language Runtime).
  • Working With Process ClassMay 22, 2001. This article is aimed at introducing the novice .NET developer to the basic usage of System.Diagnostics services included in the .NET BCL.
  • Graphics Animator in C#May 26, 2001. This program will generate a html page with animated gif. You just need at least 2 gifs and use the program to set the time to display each image.
  • Creating Run-Time Menus in C#Jun 14, 2001. Sample example on how to create runtime menus.
  • Time TickerJun 26, 2001. Graphics Class encapsulates a GDI+ drawing surface. The FromHWND method is used to create a new instance of the Graphics class from a window handle. Clear method fills the entire drawing surface with the specified RGB color by using Color class. DrawString method draws a string using Font and SolidBrush classes.
  • Net DDE to DOTNET RemotingJul 02, 2001. This article travel through time to trace the genesis of Dot Net Remoting right from RPC to RMI till SOAP.
  • Synchronization in Parallel threadsJul 02, 2001. The Threads makes us able to run multitasks at a time. In fact Computers (John von Neumann Architecture) don't execute the tasks parallel .The OS gives threads permission (depend on thread priority) to work on CPU. The sufficient degree of parallelism keeps the CPU busy and it is efficient.
  • 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...
  • .NET is the FutureJul 19, 2001. This has been a long time in coming. I couldn't write any more article because of some problems but finally I thought I should talk about the future of .NET. The reason is very simple, I'm getting almost 50 mails a day in my inbox just asking about the future of .NET and the comparison with other technologies. So I'm presenting my own views about the future possibilities of this technology.
  • Eater Game in C#Jul 31, 2001. This is a simple game written in C# in which the user moves a packman like player around the form and gobbles up red dots. The object is to get all the dots in as quick a time as you can.
  • Run-Time Menus in C#Aug 20, 2001. The following example demonstrates how to create menus on the fly.
  • Easter CalculatorAug 22, 2001. This program calculates the dates for Easter for any given year and for an hundred years.
  • 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.
  • Calendar Using DateTime ClassSep 05, 2001. The console based calendar program is a which when run shows current month's calendar using the C# Date Time Class.
  • Live News feed For Mobile SiteSep 05, 2001. Current News are read from a text file, which is being updated regularly after certain interval time.
  • How to By Pass ProxySep 10, 2001. There are many like me who are behind the Proxy and many time you are not able to use the recent Data in your Program from Web as your are not able to retrieve that data because of Proxy coming in between.
  • Real Time ApplicationOct 02, 2001. The Real time Application is a sample that shows the communication techniques between a client (TcpClient) and a server (TcpServer) application using Socket class on each side. The project also demonstrates how to using listview control in the real time project.
  • Exception Handling in C#Oct 17, 2001. Exception handling is a builtin mechanism in .NET framework to detect and handle run time errors.
  • 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.
  • FlashCards Language Program : How to read and save Images in a Sql Server Database using ADO.NETNov 09, 2001. I thought it would be fun to write a simple program that displayed flashcards from a database and at the same time, show you how to read and write images to the database. This program is a simple flashcard program that talks to a single table in a Sql Server Database.
  • Developing a Record Navigation Form with Unbound ControlsDec 26, 2001. Developing a record navigation form with unbound controls. The form enables you to navigate through the records one at a time. In this application we have used a combo box, two text boxes and various command buttons.
  • C# and .NETJan 07, 2002. It is sometimes important to know the details of what the compiler does. You may want to know whether constants are evaluated at compile time, or whether constant strings are folded at compile time.
  • Interrogating System with WMI - Part 2Jan 24, 2002. After my last article on WMI it was time to get serious. WMI or Windows Management Instrumentation is useful on a local machine to produce a WINMSD type program but using it across a network makes it even more useful.
  • World Clock Using Windows FormsFeb 11, 2002. I developed a C# application for finding World Timings given the US Central Timing.
  • Creational Pattern - Abstract FactoryFeb 11, 2002. An abstract factory provides an interface for creating families of related objects without specifying their concrete classes. Sometimes one wants to construct an instance of one of a suite of classes, deciding between the classes at the time of instantiation.
  • FlashCards Language Program : How to read and save Images in a Sql Server Database using ADO.NETFeb 19, 2002. I thought it would be fun to write a simple program that displayed flashcards from a database and at the same time, show you how to read and write images to the database. This program is a simple flashcard program that talks to a single table in a Sql Server Database.
  • Multi-threaded Web Applications - Case II: Port ScannerMar 12, 2002. This article continues the 4-parts series of Multi-threaded Web Applications. In the first part, I have demonstrated how you can use multi-threading with ASP.NET to make a web based search engine more responsive, and to reduce the time required to compose the result. In this article, I will demonstrate how you can apply the same technique to a web based port scanner.
  • Prototype PatternMar 22, 2002. The Prototype pattern is used when creating an instance of a class is very time-consuming or complex in some way.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • C# Corner Logo: 3D GDI+ EffectMay 10, 2002. "It's time to redesign the logo. Let's do some 3D work here". That's what Owen said an hour ago. And after that he drew a 3D C# logo on the board.
  • Mastermind Game with Drag and Drop FunctionalityMay 15, 2002. There as nice article some time ago on this site for creating mastermind game by Mike Gold. I am rewriting complete game from scratch to implement Drag and Drop feature and presentable User interface.
  • Trace Utility to Trace IP Packet PathMay 16, 2002. Trace utility traces the path of an IP packet. To understand the process, its important to understand ICMP protocol we are going to use for this purpose.
  • Display and Hiding SIP on a Pocket PCMay 21, 2002. When you get your hands on a Pocket PC for the first time you have to wonder just how the heck do you enter information?
  • Save and Restore Setings of a .NET Form using XMLMay 28, 2002. Even though there are advantages to writing to the registry, there are times when a programmer does not want to impact anything outside of the directory where the program resides.
  • Configuring Applications in .NETJun 06, 2002. The .Net Framework provides a very convenient and flexible way to configure applications at run time.
  • Communication Between Two Forms: Part-IIJun 24, 2002. Last time I wrote about the possibility of sending a string from a textbox in one form to another.
  • Writing a Single Event Handler for Multiple ControlsJul 22, 2002. Writing a Single Event Handler for Multiple Controls by Giuseppe Russo. Jul 22, 2002. I have noticed that in many articles, I read, people use a longer method of clearing many textboxes, as well as handling more than one control at the same time.
  • 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.
  • CoolLayout .NET: A Windows Forms ComponentAug 02, 2002. CoolLayout.NET is design time enabled .NET component which helps to create professional forms with no coding efforts.
  • Validation Server Controls in Web FormsAug 05, 2002. When working with Web applications, developers need to write two separate codes using Java Script and VB Script to validate user inputs.In this article we are going to see, how we can reduce the programmers effort on coding, reducing the execution process time and simplify the code handling and less number of lines in the coding.
  • Static Constructor in C# and their Usages.Sep 09, 2002. Static constructor is used to initialize static data members as soon as the class is referenced first time, whereas an instance constructor is used to create an instance of that class with <new> keyword.
  • Eater Game II - The Stone MazeOct 02, 2002. This program combines the designs of the Eater Game and the Maze Generation Program to create a more challenging game, Eater Game II. In this game, you move a pacman-like character through a maze and eat as many stones as you can before time runs out. You have a minute and a half to try to eat stones before the pac-man simply freezes-up and accepts his quota of stones.
  • 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.
  • Dynamic Code Generation and Code CompilationDec 16, 2002. This is a simple application for generating the code dynamically and compiling it dynamically.
  • Implementing Design Patterns in C# - Singleton PatternJan 23, 2003. There are times, when one need to have a class which can be only instantiated once. Singleton Design Pattern addresses to such situation by providing a design for such classes (known as Singleton class).
  • Run Time CompilerFeb 07, 2003. In this article, I am going to discuss how to take a string then compile it and then how you execute it.
  • Pro Developer: This is BusinessFeb 25, 2003. I've been paying the rent as a professional software developer since the 80s. I've also worked both full time and part time as a musician for longer than that. In my travels, I've come to recognize a great many similarities between programmers and musicians. Both have the fire, passion and soul of the artist. And all too often, both are incredibly naïve when it comes to the business end of things. Business - you know, that aspect of your work where they actually pay you at the end of the day?
  • 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.
  • Remote Objects: Part IIMar 12, 2003. This article shows how to create a remote server and MDI window Remote Client using remote object. The remote server can be used as Auction Server and Real Time Data and News Server.
  • MWLabels and MWScrolllabels v3.0Apr 14, 2003. MWLabeland MWScrollLabels are back (v3.0). This time you can choose which StringFormat you want to use: traditional GenericDefault or GenericTypographic. GenericDefault is like a normal Label and GenericTypographic is what has been used in the previous versions of MWLabel and MWScrollLabel.
  • Getting Official DayTime using NIST TimeServerApr 21, 2003. This program shows how to create a simple socket to a NIST timeserver (Port 13) and using the Daytime Protocol, gets the official time.
  • 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.
  • Hard Coding Pape Size during PrintingJul 14, 2003. Every time I set up a new Windows printer I spend a few minutes going through every bit of the printer properties making sure that every bit is set to A4. The code discussed in this article shows, how you can do it programmatically.
  • User Controls in Internet ExplorerAug 13, 2003. 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.
  • Export ASP.NET DataGrid to ExcelSep 08, 2003. Export to Excel is one of the most common functionality required in ASP.NET pages. Users can download the data from the DataGrid into an Excel spreadsheet for offline verification and/or computation.
  • Object Oriented: The Grownup Way to CodeSep 29, 2003. Back in my dark days of Procedural Programming, I remember someone giving me a problem, then banging out a few (hundred) lines of code, achieving my goal, and going on with my life. The next time a similar problem would arise, I’d rewrite, or in some cases, cut & paste my old code to achieve a similar, yet slightly different outcome.
  • Creating Word Find Pzzules in C# and GDI+Sep 30, 2003. Perusing the newsstands in New York you'll find newspapers, TV-Guides, magazines, and even books. In the magazine section you'll often find crosswords and books containing the puzzles you'll see in figure 1. The books contain pages and pages of puzzles with hidden words contained in the matrix of letters in which you can spend time going blind trying to find.
  • Photo Browser and Wallpaper ChangerOct 20, 2003. The attached source code is a Photo Browser and Wallpaper changer. You can save your favorite photos in a list and loud it at any time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Working with Remote Objects in C#Jan 26, 2004. This article shows how to create a remote server and MDI window Remote Client using remote object. The remote server can be used as Auction Server and Real Time Data and Information Server.
  • 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.
  • Live Communication Server 2003 v 1.0Mar 12, 2004. Live Communication server enhances the power of instant messaging and real-time communications to improve employee productivity. It is based on industry-standard protocol and offers secured messaging. It is an extensible system which enables the people to communicate and collaborate on various medias.
  • Real Time Communications in .NETMar 12, 2004. This white paper shares concepts of real time communications in .Net and its applicability in real world. A real-time communication system is used in applications where time is a critical factor.
  • Accessing Excel Spreadsheet in C#Jun 01, 2004. Most of the time you will use SQL, Oracle, Access or some other database to store data. But it is possible to use Excel spreadsheet much like a database to stored data. This article and code will explain how to do this in C#.
  • Using Property Grid in C#Jun 30, 2004. Property Grid control is one of the control we deal with all the time when writing UI applications. This article and attached source code shows how to use the Property Grid control in your applications.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • How Count Sort worksJan 15, 2005. Count Sort is Linear Sorting algorithm which sorts elements in O(n) time , the other linear sorts include Bucket and Radix sorts.
  • Performance Improvement in ASP.NET Using CachingFeb 01, 2005. ASP.NET provides caching at several levels for you to leverage and improve the responsiveness of your application by storing the page output or application data across HTTP requests and reuse it. This allows the web server to take advantage of processing the request without recreating the information and thus saving time and resources.
  • How to Insert a Date Into DateTime Column Using ADO.NET & C#Feb 04, 2005. In this article, we will show how to insert a date into a date column using ADO.NET and C#.
  • Tip Of the Day DialogJun 30, 2005. This is a Tip of the Day Dialog for C# and .NET that gives users of your application a tip each time they launch your app.
  • Windows Forms Base ArchitectureJul 14, 2005. This base architecture is well suited for windows based development. This ease the development time required as well as it is developer friendly.
  • Notepad.NET - Printing a Multiline Textbox in C# and .NETJul 31, 2005. Notepad.NET is a file text editor that allows you to edit multiple files at the same time. It also has a few nice features not included in notepad, such as print preview and a most recently used file list. This article describes how printing is performed in this utility.
  • Get Current Time Zone in C#Aug 02, 2005. This how do I explains how to use the TimeZone class and its members to get information about current time zone using C#.
  • Get difference between two dates in C#Aug 05, 2005. This code snippet shows how to get difference between two dates in C#.
  • Asynchronous Data Access using Callback ModelAug 17, 2005. The problem with the ADO.Net 1.x is that one thread has to wait for the other thread to complete. So to overcome this problem Microsoft has introduced Asynchronous data access, through which one can execute multiple threads at a time.
  • Using Genetic Algorithms to come up with Sudoku PuzzlesSep 23, 2005. Sudoku is a new type of puzzle from Japan that will keep you entertained for a time and may even get you hooked. This article demonstrates how to generate a fully populated Sudoku grid using genetic algorithms.
  • Glue IIS with Business Logical Tier using Batching, Asynchrony, and Parallel ComputationOct 26, 2005. A great and unusual way to boost your web application performance and scalability five times or more.
  • RegisterWaitForSingleObject in ThreadPoolNov 04, 2005. In this article, we are going to describe how to use Threadpool to execute a thread at specified time interval or instant by using Threading AutoResetEvent.
  • Windows Forms 2.0 MaskedTextBox ControlNov 10, 2005. The MaskedTextBox control is a TextBox with mask feature, which allows you to set the format of the data of TextBox such as zip code, date, time, social security, and phone number.
  • Designing Sortable Collections using IComparableNov 21, 2005. If you are dealing with collection of objects, there are times when you need to sort the object collection. In this article, I will discuss how to use IComparable interface to design sortable arrays.
  • How to Select all Checkbox when Header Checkbox is SelectedDec 30, 2005. Here I have provided the code using javascript to check/uncheck all checkboxes when header checkbox is checked. I recommend JAVA Script because its executed at client side and saves request Round-Trip time.
  • Working with WebParts Page, WebPart Zones & WebPartsJan 12, 2006. This tutorial considered to be the second part of the first tutorial "Creating a Simple WebPart Page and use WebServer controls as WebParts". Here we will see how can we remove and add WebParts during run time, adding personalizable properties to your WebParts and modifying there values also in run time.
  • Set Web User Control Properties in Design Time Jan 27, 2006. This article will show that how can we initialize properties of web user control when we register it on some web page.
  • 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.
  • Web Server Calendar Control in ASP.NET 2.0Feb 16, 2006. Most of the time we come across a situation when we need to extend the existing functionality of any control. So, in the following article we will see that how to extend the calendar control.

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