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  • Creating an Empty Project using VS.NETDec 04, 2000. This tutorial guides you towards your first C# Empty project step by step. After that I'll show you how to add a class to the project and few members to the class and call this class members from the main method.
  • Using Microsoft Message Queues to build Scalable SolutionsApr 12, 2001. This tutorial shows you how to create, send, and received messages using MSMQ from the .NET base class library (System.Messaging) and C#.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Making of PongMar 12, 2002. The purpose of making this classic game was to show simple game structures in C#. Concepts include the "Game Loop", "Input" and "Paint. If you are just beginning in game programming, C# is turning out to be a great place to start.
  • Macro to Update References of all Projects in a SolutionJul 24, 2002. When working in enterprise development there are occasions when you have a solution file with 10 or more projects in it all using private assemblies.
  • 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.
  • Master-Detail Display using Nested Repeater Web Forms ControlAug 05, 2002. In this example, we will create a web page that displays a formatted view of data with a master detail hierarchy using nested Repeater controls. We will use the Northwind sample for our example. There are many different ways to accomplish this task. We will use data binding and data relations in an effort to get a simple solution.
  • Cryptography in Microsoft.NET Part I: EncryptionDec 12, 2002. Microsoft .NET has pre-built solutions to all of these in each application domain, viz., ASP. NET, Web Services, Serviced Component etc. It enables building secured application by simple configuration as in ASP.NET to full fledged programmable security as in code access security and Cryptography.
  • Global Assembly Cache(GAC) HellJan 03, 2003. After having worked on a project involving heavy use of the Global Assembly Cache, I would like to tell you that using the GAC can be very frustrating. We had a solution which had several projects within the solution. Many of these projects referenced 1 project (utility project) which did a lot of the work which we could reuse.
  • Cryptography in Microsoft.NET Part III: Digital CertificatesJan 08, 2003. Part-I and II of this article discussed the basics of cryptography and its applications in real world enterprise solutions. Part-I discussed the nitty-gritty of encryption and its implementation in Microsoft .NET Framework Class Library (FCL). Part-II discussed the hashing and signature algorithms and their implementation in FCL. It also discussed the two common cryptography applications namely digital envelope & digital signature.
  • Creating a Web User Control in .NETFeb 05, 2003. One of our C# Corner readers gave me the idea of converting my Add/Remove Control from a Windows Form control to a User Web Control, so we will use this control as an example for this tutorial
  • Accessing Sharepoint Portal Server 2001 in .NETFeb 19, 2003. Sharepoint portal server provides a set of COM API that can be used to access its functionality from .NET applications via COM Interoperability. In this article, I will show you how to import SPP functionality in your .NET application.
  • Missile Command .NET Feb 23, 2003. Missile Command .NET is a simple video game written in C# using GDI+ for graphics. It's a tribute to the classic Missile Command game by Atari. I wrote this game to teach myself more about programming in C#.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A CLassic Warm Game Over TCP/IP with Multiplayer SupportJun 09, 2003. Worms.NET is an example of networking and graphics programming on .NET. This is a classic game with a worm.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Build a .NET Solution or Project from the Command Line Sep 27, 2004. Devenv allows you to set various options for the integrated development environment (IDE) as well as compile, build, and debug projects from the command line.
  • How to work with Assemblies in InstallShield Developer 7.0Oct 14, 2004. InstallShield Developer 7.0 is the best solution for providing the very easy user interface to author installations having both .NET and side by side components. This article is a step by step walk through of how to create a deployment project using InstallShield.
  • Microsoft CRM Customization - Programming Email Activity AttachmentOct 26, 2004. Microsoft CRM is now on the scene and it is increasing its market share, due to Microsoft Business Solutions muscles and marketing strategy. It is tightly integrated with other Microsoft Business Solutions products such as Microsoft Great Plains, Solomon, Navision.
  • A Comprehensive View of SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Part INov 05, 2004. There are many portal solutions on the market, for example from IBM, Microsoft, Plumtree, Vignette, etc. Microsoft's latest portal solution is "Windows SharePoint Services" and "SharePoint Portal Server 2003". This article will not evaluate different portal solutions but rather explain how to use and develop for "Windows SharePoint Services" and "SharePoint Portal Server 2003" from Microsoft.
  • A comprehensive view of SharePoint: Part IINov 19, 2004. Enterprise portals are an important part of today's enterprise IT infrastructure. Portals are used as an entry point for a specific topic, organization, project or team. Many enterprises have an enterprise portal, opened by default when an employee opens up a browser, which shows general information about the enterprise, its strategy, its departments, etc.
  • 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.
  • Sokoban Pro Game in C#Jan 21, 2005. Sokoban Pro is a modern version of the classic Sokoban puzzle game. The game rules are extremely simple, yet the game is very challenging and addictive. The rule of the game is to move all the boxes in the right places. You can only push a box, not pull.
  • Starting With SharepointFeb 11, 2005. Microsoft came up with an idea of "Sharepoint Server", and now it's only a matter of few clicks to build an enterprise-portal. This article shows you how.
  • Web Based Chat ApplicationMar 15, 2005. The article explains about devloping a chat Solution in ASP.Net / C# which is differnt than any of the available solutions and works under any firewall and browser settings.
  • ValidationScriptGeneratorMar 16, 2005. This article gives you a solution for generating a client side validation script in a component model that you can reuse in an ASP.NET project.
  • Integration of InfoPath with SharePointApr 28, 2005. InfoPath is based on industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML). Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a condensed form of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) that enables developers to create customized tags that offer flexibility in organizing and presenting information.
  • Simple Captcha with ASP.NetAug 01, 2005. A solution to block bots submitting to your database using C#.
  • M.S. Visio AutomationAug 19, 2005. This article demonstrates the flexibility of Visio products as a development platform by describing the customized business solutions.
  • Design Patterns Part - IAug 26, 2005. Design patterns are about design and interaction of objects, as well as providing a communication platform concerning elegant, reusable solutions to commonly encountered programming challenges.
  • Design Patterns in C#Nov 01, 2005. To define design patterns in simple words they are "popular solutions for common design problems". They are very helpful in designing architecture and they also increase ease of communication among the developers.
  • Sudoku generating and solving using C# in PocketPC SDKNov 20, 2005. The article is about a program writen in C# to create a simple game application - sudoku. The game can generate several diffculty level sudokus with one solution, solve previously entered puzzles etc.
  • Introduction to new SECS/GEM driver using SecsToTool.NetJan 06, 2006. SecsToTool.Net is a connectivity solution for the semiconductor equipment that support SECS/GEM communication interface. The SecsToTool.Net SECS/GEM driver SDK is designed to provide a high level method call/reply and event driven environment for your host application (or what we normally called Cell Controller/Station Controller/Equipment Manager) to communicate with equipment.
  • Creating Custom Templates in SharePointJan 29, 2006. This article is all about creating custom templates in SharePoint.
  • Integrating .NET Web Services with Java and classic ASP Clients for InteroperabilityFeb 13, 2006. The goal of this article is to show to integrate Microsoft's .NET Platform Web service with other platform like Java and ASP. The samples demonstrate basic techniques and principles that are used to cross-platform interoperability via Web services.
  • How Easy Cryptography is in VS.NetMar 08, 2006. What can be done regarding the security issues? Part of the solution is to secure important data - more specifically, using strong encryption thats what we will see in this article.
  • Custom Drawing Cursors in C#Mar 14, 2006. Some time ago I have decided to try to make something like a "Photoshop" in C#. The first problem has appeared was custom cursors. If you are familiar with "Photoshop" you know that when you change brush size the cursor size also changes. This is solution to make this possible in C# .
  • Nullable Types in C#: Basic IntroductionMay 02, 2006. This article gives a quick view in to the problems faced with the value type objects and the solution to the problems. This beautiful facility is introduced by Microsoft as an concept called “Nullable Types” in the C# 2.0.
  • A Brief Overview of Sharepoint Portal Server 2003May 16, 2006. This article is a brief introduction of Sharepoint Portal Server 2003.
  • A Guide To Migrate from VS 2003 To VS 2005Aug 07, 2006. This article shows how to to migrate your solution from VS 2003 to VS 2005.
  • PDF Search in SharePointSep 11, 2006. This is a small article that tells users about the PDF search in SharePoint. I have not included the exact steps that need to be taken because that has already been published before on many sites including Microsoft's. My objective is tell users where to start looking for resources if they want to search PDF documents in SharePoint.
  • Creating a Workflow solution in SharePoint 2003Sep 18, 2006. There has always been a great demand for workflows in SharePoint. If you are a programmer, you can create a workflow solution of yourself and integrate it into SharePoint. In this article, I will give you some tips on how to create a workflow solution of your own.
  • Pull a column value from another list in your site in Sharepoint Portal ServerSep 21, 2006. In document and form libraries, you can create custom columns or metadata properties and interestingly, you can autopopulate these columns with data that can be hardcoded or extracted from other lists that are part of the same site where your document library is located.
  • Using Predicates over foreach in ArraysOct 24, 2006. We generally use foreach blocks to iterate through Arrays n Lists in order to operate on them which not only makes our code long n confusing but also makes us compromise on performance. The solution to this lies in Predicates...
  • Access Sharepoint Portal Server using Web Services in .NETFeb 05, 2007. This article discusses how we can leverage Sharepoint Portal Web Services to work with WSS in Microsoft .NET. The sample code used in this article shows how to access Lists Web Service to get the available lists in WSS. The sample code also shows how to add and update list items.
  • A Better Solution for Enterprise Architects - SOA : Part IFeb 06, 2007. I would like to begin to determine what SOA (service-oriented architecture) is technically meaning. We can clearly say SOA is a methodology for designing software architectures to utilize and organize distributed systems using loosely coupled software services.
  • ASP.NET HTML Postback Custom ControlMar 01, 2007. Web form controls do not offer a complete solution to ASP.Net design and hence HTML tags are still required. Occasionally the need exists for a postback from an HTML tag, this article presents a Custom Control to address this requirement.
  • Customized Solution & Project Explorer in .NET Using C# and Windows FormsMar 22, 2007. This application will allow us to see any project's or solution's contents as in the Solution Explorer view.
  • Grypto-Grid Solution to Digital SignaturesApr 04, 2007. This article describes as to how a Grid middleware can be easily used for a Cryptography problem.
  • Multi-threaded Asynchronous Programming in C#... Getting started.May 12, 2007. Trying to build better solutions and growing as a developer has always been fun for me and I’m always looking for ways to build more scalability and robustness in the software I am writing. I had a revelation that I’ve been doing a lot of C# tweaking but not taking advantage of the core performance enhancements cooked right into C# and it all comes down to one thing: Asynchronous multi-threaded programming.
  • A Strategy for Using Delegates in C#Jun 15, 2007. In a recent article comment I was asked for a sample of how to use a delegate and so I wanted to put together a sample of how we can use delegates in order to implement a strategy pattern in a way that requires much less code that is easier to maintain than when approaching the same solution deriving sub classes using an OOP implementation.
  • Flat File Parsed to XML Using C#Jul 01, 2007. I ran across an interesting problem today where I had to parse a flat file (csv or tab delimited) into an xml document. The solution I arrived at is flexible enough for reuse so I though I'd share the library along with some of my development notes.
  • Solution for "A Graphics Object cannot be Created from an Image that has an Indexed Pixel Format"Sep 10, 2007. In this article, you can learn how to avoid the issues/errors when you access/edit indexed pixel format images using few steps.
  • Share Point Portal Nov 08, 2007. This article explains brief description on share point portal server.
  • Programmatically uploading multiple files to Custom sharepoint list in 2007Nov 08, 2007. This article describes step by step processes to create a webpart in share point server 2007, and using the same how to programmatically upload Multiple files to Custom Share Point List in Share Point Server 2007.
  • Sharepoint Workflow Custom Activity for Active Directory & Deployment on Moss 2007Jan 16, 2008. This article tells you how to create your own custom workflow activities as components using Windows Workflow Foundation.
  • Developing a Web Part for Moss 2007Jan 17, 2008. This article describes the step by step process to develop a web part for Moss 2007.
  • Understanding Connected World of MOSS 2007Feb 27, 2008. This article tells you the conceptual and real world industrial usage of MOSS 2007.
  • Features of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007Mar 04, 2008. This Article describes features of windows SharePoint services (WSS 3.0) and MOSS 2007. It describes basic difference between WSS 3.0 and Moss 2007.
  • Developing a PHP Website using Visual Studio 2005Jun 03, 2008. Yes it’s possible to use PHP under Visual Studio 2005 and even Visual Studio 2008 IDE. In this tutorial, I will show a walkthrogh how it is possible to develop a classic PHP web application.
  • Crystal Reports.NETJun 06, 2008. This article is intended to illustrate how to build reports using Crystal Report.NET. Reports are important components of enterprise applications and are mainly used to provide a descriptive and summary view of your data in order to discover information in huge volume of data and make correct decisions. This is the principles of Business Intelligence in enterprise solutions.
  • Generics in .Net 2.0 made simple Jun 22, 2008. Generics provide the solution to a limitation in earlier versions of the common language runtime and the C# language in which generalization is accomplished by casting types to and from the universal base type Object. By creating a generic class, you can create a collection that is type-safe at compile-time.
  • Using mobile device's camera in business solutionsJun 27, 2008. In this article, I will demonstrate how to create a smart device application using Microsoft Visual Studio (any of 2005 or 2008 will do) which uses a camera and built-in microphone.
  • Connect to an Excel file as a data source via OBDCJun 30, 2008. This article provides answer to questions asked about how to connect to an excel file as a data source for a given application, I provide the solution via this ten steps walkthrough.
  • Integrate WPF Control in your Excel SolutionsAug 11, 2008. In this article, I will show that it is possible to host a WPF control in a excel solution even that Visual studio and the .Net framework doesn’t provide us a way to host directly a given WPF control in an Excel application. To know how to realize such task, then follow this walkthrough.
  • Connect to MySQL database - via ODBC without using DSN: Part IIAug 11, 2008. In order to connect to on MySQL method, I propose this more flexible solution, thus, it enables us to customize the connection parameters in one hand, moreover, it enables us to choose which mode should we use. I mean, ADO connected mode using data reader or disconnected mode using data adapter and data set.
  • Working with the Uniform Grid in WPFAug 22, 2008. In this article I will introduce the Uniform Grid object. The uniform grid object arranges content in its area so that all the cells in the grid have the same dimension. It represents a perfect solution if someone prefers to prevent the headache of ordering controls within an ordinary Grid object.
  • The quest for the Generic Singleton in C#Nov 17, 2008. While it is a bit tricky to implement the Singleton pattern in C#, the steps necessary are well known. There has however been debate about a generic solution for this. This paper provides 3 possible solutions for the generic singleton, and makes a brief comparison.
  • Implementing a Progress Bar in Silverlight 2Nov 17, 2008. In this article, I will show how to implement a simple and classic progress bar in Silverlight 2.0 and Visual Studio 2008.
  • Custom Theme Creation and applying in SharePoint (MOSS 2007)Jan 05, 2009. This article will explain step by step procedures to create a custom site theme and how to apply custom site theme to SharePoint site.
  • G-sensor: great toy and a powerful device controlJan 07, 2009. The ability to control a mobile device using touchless technology is becoming very popular in fun and game utilities as well. Can the G-sensor make a break-through in business solutions too?
  • Site Definition in SharePointJan 08, 2009. This article will explain about Site Definition, why we do need custom site definition ?and how to create and deploy a custom site definition.
  • SharePoint Quick Start FAQ: Part IJan 13, 2009. Below is quick start FAQ for people who are new to share point. We will warm up some theory in the first two articles and then do some practical on the same lines.
  • SharePoint Quick Start FAQ: Part IIJan 14, 2009. In the previous session of SharePoint article we had discussed about the basics of SharePoint. In this session we will - create site / site collection, understand the ready made functional reusable modules, learn how we can display a simple page and later apply master pages of SharePoint, host a Inline code and behind code page in SharePoint, understand the concept of features and understand step by step how to enable / disable a feature, how do display a feature in Admin.
  • SharePoint Quick Start FAQ: Part IIIJan 15, 2009. This is my third series of SharePoint Quick Start FAQ. We will cover page templates , page instances , WSS model , understand safe mode processing , deploy custom controls and understand WebParts. So let’s drink the SharePoint wine series by series, slowly , maintain the hangover and enjoy this great product.
  • SharePoint Customization Tricks: Part IJan 20, 2009. This multipart series of articles is intended to help you get ramped up with SharePoint customizations. In this article we will see how to hide List View Toolbar Menu Items.
  • Eight queens puzzle and its solution using C#.NetJan 23, 2009. In this article I am going to describe about Eight queens puzzle. and how to solve this puzzle.
  • SharePoint Customization Tricks: Part IIJan 26, 2009. In this article, I'll show you another two tricks for customizing the list form toolbar.
  • 6 basic steps of how to create a WebPart in SharePointJan 26, 2009. This is beginners tutorial of how to deploy a WebPart in SharePoint. It is a 6 step procedure and this tutorial will walk through the same. In case you are fresher to SharePoint you can read my FAQ articles listed below. I am sure within an hour you can get acquainted to SharePoint and get started.
  • SharePoint Customization Tricks: Part IIIFeb 05, 2009. This multipart series of articles is intended to help you getting ramped up with SharePoint Customization.
  • SharePoint Quick Start FAQ - Part 4Feb 07, 2009. This is my fourth series of SharePoint Quick Start FAQ. In this series the theme is WebPart , WebPart and WebPart J.  So let’s enjoy the WebPart bonanza.
  • Developing Finger-Touch Enabled Mobile ApplicationMar 04, 2009. This article presents how easy it is to develop graphically attractive and fully functional app for CRM solutions.
  • WSS 3.0 InstallationMar 05, 2009. This step by step guide shows how to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
  • Using Visual SourceSafe 2005 with Visual Studio 2005Mar 16, 2009. Visual SourceSafe 2005 (VSS) is a source or version control system implemented as a client/server application creating a virtual library of files which acts as storage file system. In this article, I will show how two developers can work together in a Visual Studio.NET project to cooperatively develop a solution using the LAN plug-in for Visual Studio.NET integrated with this IDE.
  • Promoting Schemas Properties in BizTalk ServerMar 18, 2009. A common scenario in a BizTalk solution is to subscribe to a message based on its content or context and make decisions based on the underlying values. This is known as content-based routing. In this article, I will cover the principles and techniques to expose this sort of metadata in BizTalk Server.
  • WPF Practical SolutionsApr 06, 2009. This document describes step by step solution to some of general problems developer face in wpf application.
  • SharePoint workflow basicsApr 08, 2009. In this article we will understand the basics of sharepoint workflow , the life cycle of sharepoint work flow and finally we implement a simple work flow using the three-state work flow which is available in share point.
  • SharePoint Quick Start FAQ: Part VApr 09, 2009. This is the 5th tutorial of SharePoint FAQ series. This series will mainly concentrate on custom columns, content types and document list library. I am sure once your read this article your thinking of how SharePoint organizes document centralization will change.
  • Test-driven development approach for WCF Web servicesApr 11, 2009. In this article, I will show how programmers can use the test-driven development approach to implement and test Web service solutions.
  • 8 Steps to create workflows using SharePoint designer Apr 15, 2009. Workflows are now an integral part for any project. You can build a SharePoint work flow using the available templates, SharePoint designer and using visual studio 2005 / 2008. This tutorial will mainly concentrate on work flow creation using Sharepoint designer. We will walk through the basic 8 steps needed to create work flows using Sharepoint designer.
  • Customize Site Action Menu in SharePointApr 22, 2009. This article shows how to Create Customize Site Action Menu in you SharePoint site.
  • Display information of current login user in sharepoint siteApr 23, 2009. This article shows how to display the credentials of the logged in used in Sharepoint.
  • A prototype of mobile SFA and CRM software solutionsApr 28, 2009. Resco MobileBusiness ESP is the enterprise solution prototype especially designed for development of SFA and CRM solutions.

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