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  • Creating a Class and Call it from Main ProgramSep 30, 2000. This article explains how to create your class, add some functions and call it from Main function.
  • A Simple Calculator ClassNov 28, 2000. Code sample shows how to create a simple calculator class and call it from Main C# program.
  • CSDownloadURL : Download Contents of a Web PageDec 03, 2000. CSDownloadURL is a class which has two functions - SetURL and DownloadURL. The set URL sets the current URL and GetDownload downloads the URL contents and returns its contents in a string.
  • Calling a COM Component From C# (Late Binding)Jan 08, 2001. This code sample shows how to call a COM component in .NET framework using C#.
  • The Convert Class : Conversion Made Easy in .NETJan 08, 2001. The Convert class takes care of most of the data type conversions in .NET programming.
  • Get a database table propertiesJan 22, 2001. Get a table properties such as column names, types etc using DataColumn and DataTable.
  • Implementing Delegates in C# : Part 2Feb 13, 2001. This is second part of Timothy's Delegates in C# series...
  • Boxing and UnboxingFeb 21, 2001. Boxing and Unboxing are fairly new terms introduced in C#. Author explains some concept of them.
  • Reflection in .NETFeb 26, 2001. Refelction is the mechanism of discovering class information solely at run time. Wondering where it would be useful?
  • Using the out ParameterMar 07, 2001. Did you ever need your method return more than one value? The out keyword can be used to do the same.
  • 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.
  • Using Delegates to Choose Right FunctionApr 01, 2001. The need to call different class method based on some string passed to class is an old problem.
  • Compilation and Runtime Execution of a C-Sharp ProgramApr 10, 2001. C-Sharp (C#) is a strongly typed object-oriented programming language designed to give optimum composition of simplicity, expressiveness and performance.
  • .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).
  • Mobile Fun with XMLMay 24, 2001. Here is something really wonderful in Mobile field .This example is for authenticating the Mobile Users against his settings stored in XML file. This is really good where all the ease of XML is applied. Function open the XML file and particular node data validate it against user inputs and do the specified.
  • Image Viewer in C#Jun 07, 2001. ImageViewer lets you to view images of types bmp, gif, jpeg, ico, wmf, emf. It also allows you to convert images to bmp, gif and jpeg formats. This application illustrates the usage of PictureBox class, Bitmap class etc.
  • 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.
  • The out and ref Paramerter in C#Jun 12, 2001. The out and the ref parameters are used to return values in the same variables, that you pass an an argument of a method. These both parameters are very useful when your method needs to return more than one values.
  • Exception HandlingJun 12, 2001. Exceptions in C# provide a structured, and type-safe way of handling both system level and application level error conditions. The exception mechanism in C# is very similar to that of C++, with a few important differences.
  • Exception HandlingJul 21, 2001. Exceptions in C# provide a structured, and type-safe way of handling both system level and application level error conditions. The exception mechanism in C# is very similar to that of C++, with a few important differences.
  • Events and DelegatesJul 26, 2001. Events in C# are based on delegates, the Originator defining one or more callback functions as delegates and the listening object then implements then.
  • Compute Feature of DataTableAug 01, 2001. The following code is for implementing least known feature of DataTable Compute() method.
  • Text Reader and Text Writer in C#Aug 03, 2001. A detailed tutorial and C# types such as Value and Reference types with sample examples.
  • strnicmp equivalent in C#Aug 07, 2001. C# equivalent strnicmp function in C language. It accepts two input strings along with the number of positions of chars to compare.
  • Boxing and Unboxing in C#Aug 20, 2001. Boxing and unboxing is a essential concept in C#'s type system. With Boxing and unboxing one can link between value-types and reference-types by allowing any value of a value-type to be converted to and from type object.
  • Super String in C#Aug 20, 2001. Today I realized that I miss those Visual Basic/Visual C++ type operators. You know the ones: Left, Mid, Right.
  • Passing Const Parameter to Functions in C#/C++/VB ComparedAug 30, 2001. Parameter passing to a function is extremely important in all programming languages. The desire to keep the passed parameter intact forced the compiler designers to add various keywords to the programming languages.
  • String Jargon in C#Sep 05, 2001. The following article shows some String functions which are not currently available directly in C#.
  • Playing with StringsSep 18, 2001. This program explores the String class and its various methods. With this you will be able to initialize strings using different constructors and use them. To see how the methods of the 'String' class work, see the following code.
  • Is there any need to Boxing and UnboxingSep 21, 2001. With Boxing and unboxing one can link between value-types and reference-types by allowing any value of a value-type to be converted to and from type object. Boxing and unboxing enables a unified view of the type system wherein a value of any type can ultimately be treated as an object.
  • IComparable: Under the HoodSep 21, 2001. We now calling Array.Sort() on C# Types such as int, char, string will automatically do sorting based on that type.
  • WinChat For .NETOct 10, 2001. WinChat For .NET is a simple peer-to-peer chatting program that functions very similarly to the WinChat program provided by Windows 2000. It provides all the functionalities that the original WinChat program provides.
  • Encapsulation in C#Oct 12, 2001. In Object Oriented programming Encapsulation is the first pace. Encapsulation is the procedure of covering up of data and functions into a single unit (called class).
  • C# PagerOct 16, 2001. C# Pager is a simple client/server application that implements functions of a pager.
  • Web services with Language InteroperabilityOct 18, 2001. A web service in general is a way of exposing the properties and methods through the Internet In other words, it's an URL-addressable resource that programmatically returns information to clients who want to use it.
  • Understanding Structures in C#Oct 23, 2001. A structure in C# is simply a composite data type consisting of a number elements of other types.
  • Pointers in C#Oct 25, 2001. C# also supports pointers in a limited extent. A pointer is nothing but a variable that holds the memory address of another type. But in C# pointer can only be declared to hold the memory address of value types and arrays.
  • Enumerators in C#Oct 25, 2001. An enumeration (enum) is a special form of value type, which inherits from System.Enum and supplies alternate names for the values of an underlying primitive type.
  • Exploring delegates in C#Oct 30, 2001. Delegates are a kind of type safe function pointers which are actually declared as class derived from System.MulticastDelegate.
  • Implementing Stacks in C#Nov 06, 2001. With the help of C# we can also implement ADT (Abstract Data Types) with little effort. An example of ADT is a simple stack of integers.
  • Network Programming in C# - Part 2Nov 12, 2001. This is the second part of the series of articles about the network programming with C#.
  • Exceptions and Exception StackNov 16, 2001. The purpose of this tutorial is to explain firstly how you would go about creating your own set of exceptions to trap error conditions that could occur in your code or library, for your own benefit or for the benefit of another developer using your library. The second lesson is on how the C# exception stack works, and how you can use it to catch all types of exceptions.
  • Using Interfaces in .NET RemotingNov 30, 2001. In this article, we will create a remote object that will return rows from a database table. For the sake of simplicity I have used the NorthWind database that is packed with the installation of the Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Simple Sniffer in C#Dec 03, 2001. This program shows you how to retrieve data from a packet using Sockets.
  • Type Conversions in c#Dec 04, 2001. Type conversion is a process of converting one type into another. Using C# type conversion techniques, not only you can convert data types, you can also convert object types.
  • Abstract Factory Patterns in C#Dec 10, 2001. The ABSTRACT FACTORY PATTERN comes under the classification of Creational Patterns. The Abstract Factory provides an interface to create and return one of several families of related objects.
  • Space Invaders in C# and .NETDec 23, 2001. Yes, the classic arcade game has returned and is appearing in C# Corner complete with sound and authentic aliens and source code. It's not quite as good as the real game, but with a few adjustments it can get there.
  • Returning an Array Listing using Remote Procedure CallDec 26, 2001. In this article we will create a Web Service that will return an ArrayList of students.
  • Working With Data TypesJan 02, 2002. Explains data types in C# and how to work with them.
  • Interrogating Systems with WMIJan 18, 2002. WMI allows you to retrieve information such as hardware types, software installed and much much more.
  • 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.
  • Creational Pattern - BuilderFeb 19, 2002. The Builder pattern allows a client object to construct a complex object by specifying only its type and content. The client is shielded from the details of the objects construction.
  • XML Web Services Type MarshalingFeb 20, 2002. This article illustrates that various data types can be passed to and returned from Web Service methods.
  • A Database Web ServiceFeb 22, 2002. This program is a Web service, which contains Web methods that return a dataset after querying a database (any database) given the connection string, the password, the database, the table, the user ID and the SQL commands.
  • SOAP Message with Binary AttachmentsFeb 28, 2002. Recently Microsoft announced new format called DIME: Sending Binary Data with Your SOAP Messages.
  • Boxing and Performance of CollectionsMar 14, 2002. In this article, I will compare some performance issues of values and references types during boxing and unboxing operations.
  • Tutorial: Capturing and Running IE Instances in a Windows controlMar 15, 2002. In this article we are going to study how to find the running instances of Internet Explorer on your machine.
  • Function Overriding and Its Impact During Object InitializationMar 25, 2002. Different languages have different ways to initialize an object. C# and Java both have almost similar ways to initialize an object with few subtle differences.
  • Xite EncryptionMar 25, 2002. This class contains methods/functions for easily decrypting and encrypting data.
  • .NET Remoting: The Interface ApproachMar 26, 2002. In this article, we will create a remote object, and access this object using the Interface. The object returns rows from a database table.
  • 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.
  • Returning a DataSet From a Web Services: Step-by-StepApr 01, 2002. This Example Shows how to create a Web service which returns a DataSet object and a Client which displays the DataSet in a Grid.
  • .NET COM Interoperability - Part 1: Using COM Components from .NET FrameworkApr 02, 2002. The DotNet framework exposes COM objects through a proxy called the runtime callable wrapper (RCW). The primary function of RCW is to marshal call between a managed client (.Net) and unmanaged COM object. The runtime maintains a single RCW for each COM object.
  • Multithreading Part 3: Thread SynchronizationApr 11, 2002. The .NET framework provides a number of classes and data types that you can use to control the access to shared resources. Thread synchronization refers to the act of shielding against multithreading issues such as data- races, deadlocks and starvation.
  • Multithreading Part 4: The ThreadPool, Timer Classes and Asynchronous ProgrammingApr 16, 2002. In this article, I would discuss few more .NET classes and how and what role do they play a role in building multithreading applications.
  • Expression EvaluatorApr 30, 2002. This program uses the transformation from infix notation to postfix notation to evaluate most of the mathematical expressions.
  • Assembly Browser: Browsing a .NET AssemblyMay 17, 2002. This program lets you browse an assembly and lists the methods and the parameter name and parameter type for each assembly.
  • 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.
  • Comparison of C# with Java: A Developer PerspectiveMay 29, 2002. The .NET is a language and operating system (on Windows as of now) independent platform pretty similar to Java.
  • Determining Windows Users for Web Forms ApplicationsMay 30, 2002. In this example we will see how to determine the identity of the logged in user for an ASP.Net Web Forms using Windows Authentication.
  • Shell Commands within C#Jul 10, 2002. In this article we will examine a few examples for executing shell commands outside of our program using C#.
  • Writing a Generic Data Access ComponentJul 17, 2002. OK, I've received couple of emails people asking me how can they use a common data provider to access various types of data sources without loosing the power and flexibility of native data provider libraries.
  • Writing a Generic Data Access ComponentJul 17, 2002. I've received couple of emails people asking me how can they use a common data provider to access various types of data sources without loosing the power and flexibility of native data provider libraries.
  • Implementing Search in a DataList Web Forms ControlAug 07, 2002. Searching for the data and displaying the result in paging on the site it is important functionality for the web type applications.
  • Understanding Generic Type in C#Aug 15, 2002. Before we start tampering around the code, lets understand why we need a generic type?
  • Double Buffer Drawing with DirectDraw: Part1Aug 15, 2002. Because we will be primary focusing on 2D game programming in the first articles, we will use the DirectX7 API which is perfect for its DirectDraw class and simplicity. Don’t worry for not having the right DLL because DirectX8 has full backward compatibility to DirectX7 and the COM object should already be available on your computer if you have DirectX 8 installed.
  • Recipe to Implement Threads Quick n Easy in C#Aug 28, 2002. In this tutorial type article, author shows how to write threading applications quick and easy in C#.
  • Creating Strongly Typed Custom Collections in C#Sep 02, 2002. In this article, author shows you how to create and use strongly typed custom collections.
  • Working with COBOL Data Groups in C#Sep 11, 2002. In this article we will begin with a C# console application calling a COBOL DLL file. The C# application will pass it a number of occurrences to create in the table (much like a user requesting a specific number of months to report on).
  • COBOL and .NET Data TypesSep 24, 2002. .NET has created a new, level playing field for a multitude of programming languages to interact on a scale never before seen.
  • Getting System InformationSep 26, 2002. The attached source code returns the system information for your machine such as machine name, operating system, current user and logical drives.
  • Platform Invoke Sample - Changing the Desktop WallpaperSep 27, 2002. In this example we will see how to change the Desktop wallpaper by invoking a Windows API function from C#. The Platform Invoke mechanism allows you to access unmanaged functions implemented in dlls.
  • How to Fill Your Own Dynamic Objects using ADO.NETOct 02, 2002. Sometimes you need to use information of different types like strings, booleans or doubles in the same data structure.
  • Platform Invocation Services in .NET FrameworkOct 25, 2002. This article will cover the details of Platform Invocation Services provided in .Net Framework. Platform Invoke Services acts as a bridge between the managed and unmanaged code. This service enables managed code to call unmanaged functions which are being exposed by any dynamic link libraries (DLL’s) such as Win32 API’s or any custom DLLs.
  • Extracting Modules and Component(RSAParameter) from X509Certificate PublicKeyNov 04, 2002. In some applications, it might be necessary to extract the modulus and exponent from the X509Certificate PublicKey. The X509Certificate.GetPublicKey() returns a byte array that contains the ASN.1 Encoding information along with the modulus and exponent as described in the RFC2459.
  • Accessing Text Files using ODBC Data ProviderNov 12, 2002. In this article, I will show you how to access Access database files using ODBC data provider.
  • Function to Change a Block of Text to Title CaseNov 20, 2002. Function to change a block of text to Title Case.
  • DigitizeAny - A .NET Windows Digitization ToolDec 17, 2002. DigitizeAny uses Win32 API calls to obtain the coordinates of the cursor and then translates to the graph coordinates once set. Since a mouse click would essentially bring to focus the window where it is pointed to, this tool uses the key event to capture the coordinates of the cursor.
  • Cryptography in Microsoft.NET Part II: Digital Envelop and Digital SignaturesDec 18, 2002. Part-I of this article covered cryptography in the context of encryption. This part continues from where part-I left. It assumes that the reader understands the purpose of encryption, knows about the two types of encryption namely asymmetric encryption and symmetric encryption and the fundamental differences between them. It also assumes that the reader understands encryption-decryption classes in System.Security.Cryptography namespace and the stream based encryption model in. NET framework class library (FCL).
  • Invoking Unmanaged DLL Functions from Compact Framework for Pocket PC Jan 04, 2003. In this example we will use the Compact Framework to create a program containing a launch pad for the Pocket PC.
  • Using Stored Procedures in Conjuction with DataAdapterJan 09, 2003. A stored procedure is a named collection of SQL statements that are stored in the database. To the client a stored procedure acts similar to a function.
  • C# Versions of Java's StringTokernizerJan 13, 2003. Here is another C# version of the Java StringTokenizer Class from the version posted August last year on your site. Given a string and a set of delimiters, the class return an enumeration of substrings based on the delimeters passed in.
  • Telnet Scripting in C#Jan 28, 2003. This library, written in C#, expands on some telnet code from various other sources, presenting the caller with a number of functions handy for scripting telnet sessions (i.e. SendMessage, SendAndWait, WaitAndSend, WaitFor).
  • Possible Usage of Visitor and Type CastsFeb 25, 2003. In this article I will try to introduce Visitor pattern and one possible variation on it. It treats problems related to projects projects where high level of adaptability is needed.
  • Remote Objects: Part IMar 12, 2003. This demo shows how to create the remote objects with callback functions and use them in the window host.
  • Remote Objects:Part IMar 12, 2003. This demo shows how to create the remote objects with callback functions and use them in the window host.
  • 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.
  • Dynamically Setting Properties of a Class from a DatabaseMay 12, 2003. This example demonstrates a powerful feature of Reflection that will allow you to dynamically set the values of a class.
  • Implementing Caching in ASP.NetJun 10, 2003. This article explains the concepts, advantages and types of caching and the implementation of caching in ASP.NET applications.
  • Part I: Simple Color Syntax Code Editor for PHP written in C# and .NETJun 18, 2003. The Application is a simple Windows Form program that allows you to open and save the text files edited in the rich edit control, as well as print them out. The program takes advantage of a “syntax” text file for PHP which lists the functions and keywords contained in the PHP language.

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