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  • 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.
  • C# Installation and CompilationSep 29, 2000. This article explains what you need to install on your machine to run C# and where to find the downloads.
  • C# in Windows 98 and Windows NTOct 13, 2000. This article explains how to install and run C# on Window 98 and Windows NT 4.0.
  • 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.
  • XML Strengths and Weaknesses with DOM, ASP, and XSLApr 30, 2001. In this article we're going to take a look at some of the terminology that comes with using XML and its related technologies, as well as how to create and transform XML documents with XSL using Microsoft's MSXML parser. To test the code samples shown in this article you should be running Windows NT/2000/XP with IIS installed. You should also have SQL server 2000 installed on the same machine.
  • 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.
  • Reminder ProgramJun 08, 2001. The program allows you to set a running timer to remind you of an upcoming event.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Brings The Fun Back to ProgrammingJul 11, 2001. Today, we are all comfortable sitting in front of our high powered computers running graphical user interfaces and compiling code in sophisticated development environments.
  • .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.
  • Service ExplorerAug 06, 2001. This program manages services running in your computer. You can use the GetServices method on the ServiceController class to retrieve a list of the services on a particular computer.
  • Run-Time Menus in C#Aug 20, 2001. The following example demonstrates how to create menus on the fly.
  • 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.
  • A Vision Regarding .NETAug 27, 2001. The present enterprise setup's need to have n-tire architecture with diverse platforms and object models communicating with each other. The present applications are to be created such that those applications have to run in any platform (like Windows, Linux, Mac , Unix etc) and which consist of components written in many programming languages and object models.
  • 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.
  • TCP Client and ServerSep 20, 2001. You need to compile the server and the client programs separately. Before compiling, change the IP address in both programs to match that of your machine (NOTE: You can get IP address of your machine if you run 'ipconfig' from the command prompt in Windows NT/2000 m/c's)
  • A Simple Multi-threaded TCP/UDP Server and Client V2.Sep 24, 2001. This is the second version of my client/server program. The server and the client can be run on the same machine or on different machines. The following is the brief description of the server and the client programs specifically.
  • 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.
  • An insight into Code Reusability and COM Interoperability - Part 2Nov 26, 2001. We have mushrooms of network systems running across the globe based on many proprietary protocols. In order to integrate these systems to communicate with each other in a more meaningful way, developers or organizations have to face an uphill task.
  • 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.
  • Chat Server with Client Implemented with C#Jan 19, 2002. This client/server application let you chat ....
  • 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 - 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.
  • World Clock Using Windows FormsFeb 11, 2002. I developed a C# application for finding World Timings given the US Central Timing.
  • 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.
  • JIT CodingMar 11, 2002. One not so well known feature of .NET platform is possibility to invoke compiler and practically create code and assembly from running instance of application. It is possible to do that in two ways. First one is a bit simpler and involves namespaces System.CodeDom and System.CodeDom.Compiler, second one is more efficient and utilizes namespace System.Reflection.Emit. Since there are very few examples about how to use System.CodeDom.Compiler I will start with it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SQL Server Database ExplorerMar 20, 2002. This application connects to a running SQL Server 2000 and displays all the available databases in it.
  • 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.
  • .NET Security in C#Apr 22, 2002. This article shows how to make file I/O access be denied if the user running the application did not have administrator privileges.
  • 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.
  • .NET Performance Counters, Part 1: Predefined CLR Performance CountersMay 13, 2002. In this article, I will describe what a performance counter is and introduce you to the predefined counters that you can use to monitor the state of the CLR while your applications run.
  • 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.
  • Windows Forms Printer Selection ListJul 30, 2002. In this example we will create a sample windows form containing a combo box which will list the printers installed on the machine on which the program runs. The default printer for the machine is set as the default selection in the combo box.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Single Instance Control ComponentSep 23, 2002. This article is on a single Instance control component which checks whether any instance of your application is running on the System.
  • 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.
  • Using the ThreadPool to Run Animated Gifs in C# and .NETNov 14, 2002. In this article we will discuss the use of the ThreadPool class in conjunction with the ImageAnimator class to run 3 animated gifs in separate threads.
  • Kill an Application with System Menu using C#Nov 20, 2002. This article uses the Windows API’s to kill the application running under windows environment.
  • Dynamic Code Generation and Code CompilationDec 16, 2002. This is a simple application for generating the code dynamically and compiling it dynamically.
  • Events in C# Made Easy - Lesson1Jan 02, 2003. Events are useful for updating a user interface with changed data, or causing a piece of code to run after another piece of code has completed. .NET has brought us a powerful model for programming events.
  • An Introduction to C#Jan 16, 2003. This tutorial explains the basics of C#, a modern Object Oriented Programming language that was designed by Anders Hejlsberg at Microsoft.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Speedometer: Applying GDI+ TransformationsFeb 10, 2003. This zip file contains two folders - one folder contains speedometer control and the other contains the application that uses the control. Put both folders in the same location and open the application in VS and run 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.
  • 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.
  • Building Dynamic Service in C#Oct 31, 2003. This is a service that will run an application, and can be used over an over without hard coding any information.
  • Migrating COM/DCOM Applications in Microsoft .NET FrameworkDec 09, 2003. In the current Internet scenario, various classic applications run on multiple networks. These applications could have been written using different languages like Visual Basic, Visual C++. For example, a retail organization would have different systems, such as an inventory management system, a bill of material systems, and a general ledger system, all implemented using various technologies available for application development. These systems need to be integrated to form a higher-level enterprise information system for an organization.
  • Reading and Display Source of Web PagesDec 30, 2003. This sample project is made to help ASP.NET developers. This projects highlights how to add HTML page inside your ASP.NET page which is hosted on same or different webserver. This page can still run on that server and only output is included in the ASP.NET page.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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