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  • 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.
  • 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#..
  • What's in Mobile Internet Tool?Jul 05, 2001. The New Name For .NET Mobile Web Is Mobile Internet Toolkit.
  • MailIntranet: A Mailing System for IntranetSep 10, 2001. This project is about a mailing system within a LAN environment. May it be a corporate office or a lab or any organization for that matter, this is going to be a useful one to communicate between individuals as well as departments.
  • Creating an Excel Spreadsheet ProgrammaticallyJan 22, 2002. The Interoperability services make it very easy to work with COM Capable Applications such as Word and Excel. This article reveals using Excel from a managed application. Excel is the spreadsheet component of Microsoft Office 2000.
  • Creating an Excel Spreadsheet ProgrammaticallyJan 22, 2002. The Interoperability services make it very easy to work with COM Capable Applications such as Word and Excel. This article reveals using Excel from a managed application. Excel is the spreadsheet component of Microsoft Office 2000.
  • VS.NET Tools Intermediate Language Disassembler (ILDAM)Feb 06, 2002. "The ILDSAM tool parses any .NET Framework EXE/DLL Module and shows the information in a human-readeble format"
  • Calling Managed Code from Unmanaged CodeMar 11, 2002. One significant part of developers (including myself) are doing some kind of automation of Microsoft Office. So I will concentrate on opposing side of problem, how to use managed assembly from MS Office or VB script. In this article, I will discuss how to call managed code from unmanaged code.
  • .NET COM Interoperability - Part 2: Using .NET Component from COMApr 02, 2002. When a COM client calls a DotNet object, the DotNet framework will create a COM callable wrapper (CCW). COM clients use the CCW as a proxy for the managed object.
  • Inherited Class Skeleton GeneratorApr 08, 2002. Inherited Class Skeleton Generator (ICSG) is a handy tool, which can be used to make your programming under .NET productive.
  • 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.
  • Unit Conversion Tool for Pocket PC with Compact FrameworkMay 22, 2002. I have created a Unit conversion tool to calculate conversion from 16 different types.
  • CS CODEDOM ParserJun 12, 2002. CS CODEDOM Parser is utility which parses the C# source code and creates the CODEDOM tree of the code(general classes that represent code, part of .NET Framework - namespace System.CodeDom).
  • PDF ConverterAug 26, 2002. This is a PDF converter tool which can reads text documents and converts them to PDF documents.
  • Compiler Tools in C#Sep 10, 2002. The attached zip file contains the source code and documentation of Compiler tools in C#.
  • 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.
  • MS Office Style Color Picker DialogDec 18, 2002. For a project I'm working on I needed something more stylish than the standard color dialog which comes with .NET, so I decided to make a color picker dialog of my own.
  • Using Genetic Algorithms to Design Logic Circuits in C#Feb 05, 2003. The article goes to explain that GA (Genetic Algorithms) have been used by various programmers to come up with 15 previous patented inventions + (and here is the startling part) some new ones! I can see the running joke in the patent office now.
  • Hash Password GeneratorFeb 10, 2003. This visual tool generates the hashed password using either SHA1 or MD5 hashing algorithm depending on the choice you make. It will display the hashed password in the read only text box, it can also copy the hashed password to clipboard on your choice for easy paste operation.
  • Simple Registration Framework-XML signaturesFeb 13, 2003. This project provides simple tools, which add a "shareware like" registration support to .NET application.
  • Using C# and COM Interoperability to Extract from a UML tool into a Microsoft Word DocumentFeb 18, 2003. This article allows you to read the classes contained inside of WithClass 2000 into a Word Document using COM Interoperability for Word and COM Interoperability for WithClass and presents your classes in a kind of report.
  • Querying COM+ through Web ServicesMar 12, 2003. The most COM+ common administrative tasks (creating a COM+ application, installing/deleting a component, setting a component attribute) can be accomplished manually with the Component Services administrative tool from Management Console.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using Regions to Improve Code ReadabilityAug 26, 2003. Visual Studio .NET gives us some very handy tools to improve readability in our code.
  • ODBC usage in .NETSep 24, 2003. This article will provide a template of how to represent a smallint, integer, decimal, varchar and other ODBC data types that are used in the SQL Server environment in COBOL.
  • Stock Paper Trader in C# and .NETNov 11, 2003. The attached source code project is a paper trading application that allows you to place imaginary trades on real data. I thought this would be fairly easy to duplicate having already written a stock capturing program into Excel.
  • 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.
  • Solar Power Charting ToolDec 30, 2003. In this article, we will see how to use C# and GDI+ in measuring the solar power and represent it in form of chart.
  • 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.
  • Testing .NET applicationsFeb 16, 2004. This white paper shares vision and challenges in testing .NET applications. Never before, has any technology or framework tried bringing many disparate systems and languages under one roof for the benefit of enterprise applications.
  • Generating Microsoft Excel Reports in .NETMar 01, 2004. Microsoft Excel is installed on most computers these days since it is part of Microsoft office, and you can create detailed reports with Excel, but it will take some doing. I will attempt to show you how to create a simple report in Excel and some of the problems you may encounter along the way, this will work with Excel 97-2000.
  • Microsoft Application Center 2000 - An IntroductionMar 17, 2004. Application Center 2000 is Microsoft's deployment and management tool for high-availability Web applications built on the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. Application Center 2000 makes managing groups of servers as simple as managing a single computer.
  • A Macro for Creating Properties from Private FieldsMay 12, 2004. Macros are a useful way of speeding up your coding efforts, however writing them can be a somewhat daunting task. Luckily, .NET gives you a pretty powerful recording feature for recording macros from key strokes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • OneNote 2003 - An IntroductionJul 13, 2004. Microsoft Office OneNoteTM2003 is part of next generation of Microsoft Office products. It allows users to electronically capture, organize, and reuse notes on thick clients.
  • Crystal Reports - Geterogeneus databases: SQL Server, Oracle, Unidata, BtrieveAug 24, 2004. Crystal Reports is the most flexible tool on the market and it has market recognition. Multiple software vendors offer Crystal Reports as the main reporting tool: Microsoft, Best Software, Oracle to name a few. In this article, you learn some tips on using Crystal Reports versus other options.
  • Adding Discovery Features to BizTalk Server 2004: Part ISep 13, 2004. This article explores the concepts of the BizTalk-UDDI mapping process and the similarity with the WSDL-UDDI mapping process. By the other way the second article is focused in the implementation and use of the BizTalk Server 2004 UDDI Publishing Wizard tool.
  • Microsoft CRM Customization: MS Exchange Transport SMTP Event SinkOct 18, 2004. Microsoft CRM has variety of customizations options and tools. The official and the most popular is Microsoft CRM SDK: collection of C#.Net and partially VB.Net classes, methods and code samples.
  • Leveraging on XML feature of Microsoft Office Word 2003Nov 24, 2004. Word 2003 came up with a new feature of saving the conventional word document (.doc) files in the XML format. You can retrieve the information inside the Word 2003 documents by using the XPath queries and some logic.
  • Talk to SharePoint through its web servicesDec 09, 2004. Microsoft Office 2003 is very tightly integrated with SharePoint by utilizing its web services. Windows SharePoint Services comes with sixteen different web services. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 supports an additional five web services. The web services provided by SharePoint do provide a vast array of features.
  • Public Key Token Generation AlgorithmJan 31, 2005. The PublicKeyTokenGenerator class and a small utility that generates Public Key Token from the Public Key using that class.
  • Query Tool to Excel using C# and .NETFeb 03, 2005. This article show how to use .NET's interoperability feature to pull the data directly into the spreadsheet.
  • Writing HTML Content to the Screen in Word Document Format In a ServerFeb 10, 2005. This article explains a smple way to create a Microsft Word document representation of some HTML in a server.
  • 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).
  • Measure Web Service Performance using NetMonMay 03, 2005. This article gives an idea how to identify the performance of web method calls by using NETMon tool.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Adding Picture To Button On OutLook CommandBarAug 24, 2005. This article describes the process to add a picture on a button on an Outlook Commandbar while using Explorer or Inspector.
  • Migrating from Java to C# Oct 03, 2005. Microsoft has created a tool called Java Language Conversion Assistant (JLCA), which automatically converts Java code into C# for developers who want to move existing applications to the .NET Framework.
  • Better Exception Handling in Visual Studio 2005Nov 16, 2005. With many new cool features, components, controls, and tools, Visual Studio 2005 definitively is a winner. In this article, I discuss the new exception handling dialog in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Automated Backup with NAntNov 26, 2005. An article describing how to use the NAnt build tool to create a custom, automatted backup process.
  • Generating Excel Reports using ASP.NET and C#Dec 29, 2005. This article and code snippet shows how to generate Excel reports from ASP.NET using Excel objects in .NET Framework.
  • Visual Guard for .NETJan 19, 2006. Novalys announces Visual Guard, which is aimed at setting up user’s profile and permissions for .net application (who is allowed to do what?). The tool easily integrates to any .net application and makes rights/permissions management easier thanks to its administrating console.
  • FxCop Integration into VS.NETFeb 16, 2006. In this article, I give brief introduction on FXCop tool, followed by steps to integrate the tool in VS.NET IDE. I have also indentified benifits and limitations of integration.
  • Automated Code Coverage and Unit TestsMar 08, 2006. A short tutorial that explains how to use a code coverage tool and how it can be integrated with unit tests to allow us to determine how well the unit tests exercise our application/classes. Code examples are written using C#.
  • 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.
  • Data mining and SQL Server 2005Apr 11, 2006. Data mining is a key member in the Business Intelligence (BI) product family in SQL Server 2005 . Data mining is about analyzing data and finding hidden patterns using automatic or semiautomatic means, which can be explored for valuable information. It is about learning the characteristics of data set, which are not possible to discover by simple seeing.
  • Role Based Security Using Authorization Manager in Windows Server 2003Jul 10, 2006. Authorization Manager in Windows 2003 is the more flexible, scalable and easier administration tool for role based security. Using Authorization Manager we can define roles and the tasks that roles can perform.
  • User Authentication & Role Management in ASP.NET 2.0 using Sql Server 2005: Part IJul 21, 2006. This article gives you a complete description of the user authentication and how to manage roles for different users using asp.net 2.0 and sql server-2005.
  • User Authentication & Role Management in ASP.NET 2.0 using Sql Server 2005: Part IIAug 15, 2006. This article gives you a detailed idea of how to implement the role management in ASP.NET 2.0 using SQL Server 2005.
  • Read and write Open XML files (MS Office 2007)Sep 22, 2006. This article shows how to read and write Open XML files (MS Office 2007).
  • SQL Server Backup file in standard Zip formatOct 12, 2006. This is SQL Server Backup and restore tool, the system will store the backup files in standard Zip format ,the user-friendly screen let you backup and restore SQL Server database to local harddisk or remote network driver easily and quickly.The program can restore database easily.
  • Book Store Application using ASP.NET 2.0Oct 13, 2006. This project is done using ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005. This application covers all the basic aspects a developer needs.
  • VSTO2005- Usage and deploying a Smart Client ApplicationOct 17, 2006. VSTO2005 has been a great relief to .NET office developers as a result of its enhanced features. It’s been a long time desire for office programmers to have something which would provide them an interface to program the office components just like any other interactive forms.
  • Snap it! - How to Take a Screen Shot Using .NETJan 23, 2007. This article explains how to create a snapshot tool in .NET and Windows Forms.
  • Import data from Excel to Access using ADO.netMar 05, 2007. Data interoperability with Microsoft office applications has become easier with ADO.net.
  • Docking Controls - Standard and CustomMar 16, 2007. This article addresses the user of the standard 2005 toolstrip container control used in conjunction with toolstrips and discusses an approach to building a custom dockable tool palette.
  • How Do I Bring a Microsoft Word Table into a DataGridView?Jun 12, 2007. This Article will answer the question: "How do I import a table in MS Word into a DataGridView using Visual Studio's built in Tools for Office.
  • Managed Static Code Analysis in VSTS: Part ISep 24, 2007. This article attempts to explain the concept of static code analysis and tools that can be used to realize it with a focus on managed code analysis.
  • Web based colour tool for .NETOct 02, 2007. The .NET Framework provides us with over 100 colours to use within the System.Drawing namespace. In order that we know exactly what all these colours look like here is a simple web based tool that uses Reflection to loop through all the colours with the System.Drawing.Color struct and print them to the page.
  • Running the command prompt from visual studio tools menuJan 17, 2008. This article tells you how to run visual studio command prompt from inside the visual studio.
  • Find and Close the window using WIN APIFeb 01, 2008. This article explains how to find and close the window using Win API.
  • Chapter I: Getting your toolsFeb 14, 2008. This article tells you how to access databases with C# 2008.
  • 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.
  • Add and handle application settings in the configuration file: Part IIApr 16, 2008. This article tells you how to add connection string using the configuration file itself.
  • What really it differs an Interface from a class: Part IIIApr 29, 2008. As a response to the third question asked in the first article Part I-What really it differs an Interface from a class? I can say that also interfaces play others important roles. They can serve as a powerful tool to explore objects
  • Handle resource file - Add resources into a windows application using VS 2005: Part IIMay 13, 2008. In this article, I will show how to add resources to a windows application using tools provided by the Visual studio 2005 integrated development environment.
  • Handle resource files - Use resgen.exe to generate resources files: Part VJun 02, 2008. The resgen.exe is a wonderful tool provided by the .Net framework to generate resx, resources files. In this article I wil show the trick of how to use it in .Net.
  • Handle resource files - Generate a class with strongly typed properties from a resources file using resgen.exe: Part VIJun 10, 2008. Other functionality provided by the resgen.exe witch I appreciate a lot. This tool gives you the possibility to generate an entire class with strong typed properties.
  • Developing external tools add-in with ProcessStartInfo and Process classes for PragmaSQL EditorAug 28, 2008. This article describes making of an external tools add-in for PragmaSQL Editor by using ProcessStartInfo and Process classes from System.Diagnostics namespace.
  • Adding FooTnotes to a Word Document Programatically (MS Office 2007 word)Oct 06, 2008. This is an article about adding footnotes to a word document programatically. I had this as one of my requirement while generating word documents dynamically, and i really struggled to acheive it, as well as find some help online.
  • C# Code reviews using StyleCopNov 14, 2008. In this article we will discuss an upcoming code review tool StyleCop. We will understand the basics and do a small sample of code review practically to understand how StyleCop works.
  • Data Binding Techniques Using Visual Studio.NET and JDeveloperDec 08, 2008. Today data binding techniques are very easy to apply using IDE such as Microsoft Visual Studio.NET and Oralce JDeveloper. In this article, I will show how to develop a client/server enterprise application by applying the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern and using development tools such as Microsoft Visual.NET and Oracle JDeveloper.
  • Tool Tips in SilverlightDec 18, 2008. A ToolTip is a pop-up window that displays some information in a small window. The ToolTip class in .NET 3.5 represents a ToolTip. This article demonstrates how to use a ToolTip control available in Silverlight.
  • Calculating the normalized compression distance between two stringsJan 20, 2009. The normalized compression distance (NCD) is a mathematical tool to cluster any objects that are similar. Besides, this article discusses the use of two RichTextBox controls for pasting and copying of text. It also introduces the use of the ContextMenuStrip control.
  • BizTalk OrchestrationsFeb 06, 2009. In this article, I will cover one important component of Microsoft BizTalk Server, the orchestrations. Basically an orchestration is the executable code to run a workflow supporting a business process. Orchestration interacts with outside entities by using the ports. All these things together are a powerful tool to perform process automation.
  • 7 Steps to Write Your Own Custom Rule using FXCOPMar 04, 2009. FXCOP is one of the legendary tools which help us automate reviews using set of rules against compiled assemblies. This article will discuss some basics of FXCOP and then concentrate mainly on how we can add custom rules in FXCOP.
  • Office automation with VS 2008Mar 17, 2009. Outlook automation has become integral part of any LOB application. MS Excel, work, outlook are getting used by most of the enterprise applications today. This article provides quick view on how to integrate outlook with .net application
  • Retaining your best peopleApr 25, 2009. You can replace equipment, infrastructure, tools, etc but at the end of the day it’s the people i.e. human capital which is the critical success factor in today’s competitive environment. Retaining key talent is one of the topmost priorities for all successful managers.
  • C# Code Reviews using StyleCOPMay 18, 2009. In this article, we will discuss an upcoming code review tool StyleCop. We will understand the basics and do a small sample of code review practically to understand how StyleCop works.
  • OWC spreadsheet Crashing issueMay 24, 2009. When you edit OWC spreadsheet. StartEdit or EndEdit events thows runtime Error R6025 Pure virtual function call
  • How to read and write ODF/ODS files (OpenDocument Spreadsheets)Jul 25, 2009. This article will explain basics of ODF format, and specifically its implementation in spreadsheet applications (OpenOffice.org Calc and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 SP2). Presented is a demo application which writes/reads tabular data to/from .ods files.
  • Accessing Microsoft Office InterOP Objects using C# 4.0Jul 28, 2009. This article will show, how Microsoft office InterOp objects can be accessed and used in C#.
  • Creating an InfoPath FormAug 23, 2009. In this article we will learn how can we create and InfoPath Form in Microsoft Office 2007.
  • Programming Microsoft Agent in Windows FormsAug 23, 2009. In this article you will learn how to embed characters like Office Assistant in your Windows Forms and XAML application.

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