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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Visual Studio .NET: Start upMar 20, 2001. The next version of Visual Studio is Visual Studio .NET.
  • 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.
  • Regular Expressions ExampleMay 14, 2001. The following example shows the use of Regular Expressions in C#.This program has basic validation scripts for validation easily useable in all programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Snooping on C#.NET Regular ExpressionsJun 26, 2001. I present here two micro test utils, which will let you play with regular expressions. Regular expression( System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex ) is a powerful class very useful for parsing, splitting or replacing texts.
  • 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.
  • Tic Tac ToeJul 16, 2001. TicTacToe is a demonstration of the AI game playing minimax algorithm. The game plays out every possible combination of moves from each position and consequently is unbeatable. This example uses .NET Beta 2 and was written using a text editor.
  • Stock TrackerJul 18, 2001. This program is a utility to track stock quotes for multiple symbols.
  • 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.
  • Regular Expressions Usage in C#Sep 07, 2001. The source code shows how to use Regular Expressions in C#.
  • Windows Forms Without VS .NETSep 12, 2001. This article explains how to write windows forms application without using Visual Studio .NET IDE.
  • 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.
  • Operator Overloading in C#Dec 03, 2001. All unary and binary operators have pre-defined implementations, that are automatically available in any expressions. In addition to this pre-defined implementations, user defined implementations can also be introduced in C#.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gene Expression Programming (GEP) in C# and .NETApr 11, 2002. Gene Expression programming (GEP) is a subset of Genetic Algorithms, except it uses genomes whose strings of numbers represent symbols. The string of symbols can further represent equations, grammars, or logical mappings.
  • Outlook Bar ControlApr 18, 2002. This is a simple control similar to the OutlookBar. The attached zip file contains two Visual Studio .NET projects.
  • .NET Math Expression ParserApr 22, 2002. This is a math expression parser written in C#, which evaluates mathematical expressions.
  • 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.
  • Expression EvaluatorApr 30, 2002. This program uses the transformation from infix notation to postfix notation to evaluate most of the mathematical expressions.
  • 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.
  • Windows Spell Checker using SpellCheck.NET ParserJun 26, 2002. In this article, I put SpellCheck.net parser to the test with Windows Form Spell Checker application.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Customizing Default Project SettingSep 26, 2002. "How do I change the default exe name of my project?". I received this question in an email.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • More AI...(GEP) Gene Expression Programming in C# and .NETNov 04, 2002. Gene Expression programming (GEP) is a subset of Genetic Algorithms, except it uses genomes whose strings of numbers represent symbols.
  • Using Multiple Expressions to derive the Pythagorean TheoremNov 06, 2002. In this article, we will talk about a simpler GA technique for manipulating symbolic expressions and also use it to derive the Pythagorean equation.
  • MDX Query BuliderNov 11, 2002. In this article we will be developing a MDX Query Builder.This is similar to the MDX sample application operations, which carry out the transfer of blocks from the secondary memory to the main memory and vice versa.
  • 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.
  • Regular Expression ValidatorMar 14, 2003. This tool is useful when you are creating Regular Expression. This tool will help you in checking syntax of the regular expression typed in.
  • 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.
  • .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.
  • Add Column Dynamically to DataGrid to Display CalculationMay 08, 2003. In this article we'll see how to create a DataGrid column which displays the calculation of more than one field in the database table. The calculation could be addition, multiplication or even filtering rows.
  • Using Regions to Improve Code ReadabilityAug 26, 2003. Visual Studio .NET gives us some very handy tools to improve readability in our code.
  • Error Logging in ASP.NETSep 02, 2003. I have written some code that provide your system with some nice features on error logging in ASP.NET.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • .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.
  • 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.
  • QuickModeler 2.0 : A Reverse Engineering Tool for Visual Studio .NETJan 08, 2004. QuickModeler is an Add-In for Visual Studio .NET which provides reverse engineering and easy UML modeling functionality to the development environment. It comprises features like autolayout, inheritance and association modeling, cross language modeling, grid, clipboard, etc.
  • Localization in COBOL .NETJan 09, 2004. This article will show you how to use the power of LOCALIZATION within Visual Studio .NET to create one screen and have it display different languages.
  • Typed DataSets in .NETFeb 03, 2004. As all of we know, we can specify the data type when we create a DataColumn for a DataTable. This is to enforce the runtime type-safety for the column so that only data of specified data type can be stored in the column.
  • Generic Web Service ProxyFeb 04, 2004. In this article I will explain how you can consume a web service without using the standard "Add Web Reference" in Visual Studio and how to do this without using SOAP.
  • 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.
  • Dynamic SQL Server Database Creation in .NETMay 03, 2004. This article explains step by step dynamic creation of a SQL Server database, tables and stored procedure using Visual Studio codename Whidbey and VB.NET.
  • My First Tablet PC Application using C#May 24, 2004. This step by step tutorial shows you how to create your first Tablet PC application using Visual Studio .NET and C# with the help of Microsoft Tablet PC API.
  • Saving and Loading Ink on InkPicture Control in C#Jun 02, 2004. This article shows a real-world usage of Tablet PC InkPicutre control and ink. The attached file is a Visual Studio 2003 project, which allows you to load an image file, write on the image using ink and save the ink. It also allows you to load and view the saved ink on the image.
  • Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE - The DesignerJun 07, 2004. In this article of Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE series, I will explore some of the designer features and the breakdown of the classes of a Windows Forms project.
  • Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE - Main IDEJun 07, 2004. In this article of Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE series, I will explore some of the designer features and the breakdown of the classes of a Windows Forms project.
  • Refactoring in Visual Studio 2005Jun 11, 2004. Refactoring allows developers to use the built-in feature of Visual Studio to rename and convert and change the signatures and definitions of a class members. In this article, I will show you how refactoring feature provided by Visual Studio 2005 can be a handy tool when you are reorganizing or optimizing your existing projects.
  • Formula Generator - A Regular Expression Generator Class in C# and .NETAug 17, 2004. The attached source code is a class - FormulaGenerator, which is a component that interprets and evaluate a string expression
  • New Features in C# version 2.0 - Partial TypesOct 12, 2004. Partial types are new addition to C# language version 2.0, which is available with the .NET Framework 2.0 or Visual Studio 2005. This article discusses the partial classes and how to create and use them in your applications.
  • Introduction to ASP.NETNov 17, 2004. I have seen many tutorials on ASP.NET but most of them starts with coding and writing your first ASP.NET program. But here I have written this tutorial for explaining why there is a need for ASP.NET when classy ASP is working fine, what are the underlying technology behind ASP.NET, and what programming model ASP.NET provides to programmers.
  • Automate the process of documenting your codeDec 04, 2004. The Visual Studio .NET IDE allows to document your code in a way that the compiler can create an XML document describing your classes, methods, properties, etc. This article explains how to use this feature and then create a basic help file out of it.
  • 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).
  • Building a Web Site using Visual Studio 2005Apr 13, 2005. This article gives you a glimpse of new features of Visual Studio 2005. In this article, you will see the power of Visual Studio and how easy it is to build Web sites using new controls without even writing a single line of code.
  • Custom Calendar ControlMay 19, 2005. The Custom Calendar Control described in this article overcomes the limitations of the DateTimePicker by enhancing the capabilities of the existing MonthCalendar Control available in Visual Studio .NET.
  • 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.
  • Space Invaders for C# and .NETJun 29, 2005. This is an update of the space invaders game posted on C# Corner 3 years ago for Visual Studio 2005. This version adds spiraling bombs and a ship lives indicator.
  • Accessing Registry using ASP.NETJul 08, 2005. In this article, we will see how to access the registry using ASP.NET. We will see one simple example to check where Visual Studio installed on our machine.
  • Security in ADO.NETJul 16, 2005. This article gives a sound idea how to write secure code for ADO.NET . Data Access Layer (DAL) is a common and very curtail for your application. Its very important know some of the basic security points while writing ADO.NET program.
  • Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE - Integrated FxCop and Accessibility OptionsJul 23, 2005. Visual Studio 2005 IDE brings you many new and updated features and Project Properties dialog is one of the areas where you will see some new additions. In this article, I will discuss Accessibility and FxCop features of Project Properties dialog.
  • Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE - Quick Access to Active Tool Windows and FilesJul 31, 2005. One of the coolest feature in Visual Studio 2005 I like is quick access to all active Windows and Files and switing control between them.
  • Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE - Document Outline in Windows Forms 2.0Aug 02, 2005. We all have seen Document Outline feature in Visual Studio 2003, which allows ASP.NET developers to select a control on a Web Form and in code editor, it would select the code respective to that control.
  • SQL Server Reporting ServicesAug 04, 2005. This article describes how to modify the team reports generated by VSTS or BI Studio over SQL Server 2005.
  • CodeDom Calculator - Evaluating C# Math Expressions DynamicallyAug 08, 2005. This article describes how to use CodeDom and Reflection to Create a Calculator that can evaluate simple and complex math expressions on the fly.
  • Application Development using ClickOnce in Visual Studio 2005Aug 12, 2005. This article is an introduction for deploying application using ClickOnce in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Masked Currency TextBox for Visual Studio 2005 BetaAug 14, 2005. There are some problems with the behavior of the current beta version of the MaskedTextBox when you are using currency. This article will show you how to overcome this behavior with an overriding control.
  • Top 10 New Features in ADO.NET 2.0Aug 19, 2005. This article summarizes the new and updated features of ADO.NET 2.0, which ships with .NET Framework 2.0. In my following articles I will discuss these features in more details with sample examples.
  • NotePad.NET II - Find and Replace Inside a Document Using Regular ExpressionsSep 04, 2005. This article is a continuation of the discussion about a notepad.net editor which improves upon the current functionality in notepad. In this article we talk about regular expression matching inside the find dialog.
  • Whidbey C# IDE FeaturesSep 15, 2005. An overview of the new IDE features introduced in Visual Studio 2005 codename Whidbey.
  • Building Managed Code Using Common Language Runtime (CLR) Integration in SQL Server 2005Oct 24, 2005. In this article I am going to talk about a cool new feature of SQL Server 2005 called "CLR Integration", its advantages and how to program database objects using managed code with a simple project in Visual Studio 2005 beta 2.

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