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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.
  • ADO.NET Database ExplorerJan 20, 2001. The sample connects to the SQL server database and shows you a tree view like interface of all the tables.
  • Database Explorer : Part 2Jan 22, 2001. Attached is a C# program which is a enhanced version of the previous article on ADO.NET.
  • ADO.NET Database Explorer with Query Analyzer : Part 3Jan 24, 2001. This is the part three of the Article Database Explorer. This parts adds some more and valuable functionality.
  • Database Explorer-IVJan 25, 2001. This is version IV of the Database Explorer, which include the support for Access Database with SQL Server.
  • 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#.
  • Windows Explorer in C#May 03, 2001. Windows Explorer application gives you a picture of how to use Treeview, Listview, Imagelist, Toolbar, Statusbar Tooltip, LinkLabel controls.
  • FTP Explorer in C#May 21, 2001. I have developed a GUI based FTP client application. This takes connection information and populates folder and files in treeview and listview respectively.
  • 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.
  • FTP Explorer in C# Version 2.0Jul 10, 2001. FTP Explorer is a GUI - FTP client application developed in C# using Visual Studio.NET Beta 1.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FTP Explorer in C#(Beta 2)Jan 10, 2002. FTP Explorer is a MDI application that can explore FTP server. This application takes FTP connection information and populates folder and files in treeview and listview respectively.
  • FTP Explorer in C#: Beta 2Jan 10, 2002. FTP Explorer is a MDI application that can explore FTP server. This application takes FTP connection information and populates folder and files in treeview and listview respectively.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Virtual Photo Album in C# and .NETAug 05, 2002. This album allows you to drag your images directly from Windows Explorer into the spot you want your picture to occupy. You can also edit the captions by clicking on the labels under the pictures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Windows ExplorerAug 26, 2002. This application is a clone of Windows Explorer. Unlike other Windows Explorer code available in .NET, I have tried to make it closed to Microsoft Windows Explorer.
  • MAPI Explorer in .NETSep 24, 2002. This code presents a simple MAPI explorer. You could read a mail messages from Exchange 2000 server using MAPI.
  • MDI Image Viewer with Drag-Drop SuppportNov 21, 2002. MDI Image Viewer with Drag-Drop Support by Sergio Pinon. Nov 21, 2002. The attached source code project is an MDI Image Viewer that not only let you view multiple images simultaneously, it also supports drag and drop feature. To view one or multiple files, just drag some images from the Windows Explorer and drop on this program.
  • 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.
  • Creating an Instance of Internet Explorer in C#Dec 19, 2002. I was trying to write a program that opened an instance of Internet Explorer in a separate window, rather than use the Browser control that comes with the .NET platform.
  • 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.
  • XSLT Transformations and XSLT Intellesense within the .NET IDE Jan 15, 2003. With XML and XSLT transformations becoming a large part of many business applications it would be beneficial to have this functionality in the .NET IDE. Following are the instructions for adding xslt transformations and intellesense to xslt documents to the .NET IDE.
  • 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
  • Comparison between PDA/Pocket PC and Workstation FeatureApr 07, 2003. Pocket PC ships with a version of Internet Explorer, affectionately known as PIE (Pocket Internet Explorer).
  • 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.
  • User Controls In Internet ExplorerAug 13, 2003. ASP programmers have long been using ActiveX controls as part of their client-side programming techniques, but now we are able to easily render Windows User Controls (almost Windows Forms, but not quite) into our HTML.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Advanced File Explorer using C# and Windows FormsApr 12, 2004. The aim is to create an application which (enhanced windows explorer) consists a tree view where someone can see the files available in the existing drives up to certain levels.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indepths of Global Assembly CacheNov 18, 2005. This article gives an indepth knowledge of working of global assembly cache.
  • 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.
  • Display a Web Page in a Windows FormsJan 31, 2006. In this article, we will see how we can display a web page on Windows Forms.
  • 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 quick start with C# and Websphere MQJul 11, 2006. This article is trying to help the developers who want to start integrating .NET applications with Websphere Message Queue.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Implement a Win Forms Slider Control in ASP.NET 2.0Dec 13, 2006. This article describes a simple approach to implementing a Windows Forms Trackbar (slider) control in ASP.NET 2.0.
  • ASP.NET 2.0 Visio Custom ControlJan 15, 2007. This article describes a quick and simple approach to creating a custom web control used to display Microsoft Visio files within an ASP.NET page using Internet Explorer.
  • Embed PDFs into a Web Page with a Custom ControlJan 23, 2007. This article describes an approach to embedding and displaying PDF documents in a web page through the use of a simple ASP.NET 2.0 custom server control.
  • An Easy Way to Embed Word in a Web PageJan 24, 2007. This article describes an approach to displaying word documents within a web page using a simple custom server control.
  • 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.
  • Enhanced Oracle Explorer in C# and .NET Using Windows FormsApr 27, 2007. This application will allows to do multiple simple activities on oracle database like running select statements and getting selected procedure's definition simultaneously in a thread-based GUI.
  • 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.
  • How to use Web Browser control in Visual Studio 2005Nov 28, 2007. This article illustrates the use use of web-browser control in Visual Studio 2005 and creating a web browser to visit websites.
  • Step by Step Guide for Creating Your Own "Windows Explorer"Dec 27, 2007. This article explains a step by step procedure for creating an application similar to Windows Explorer.
  • 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.
  • Access the Same Instance of Internet Explorer WindowJun 26, 2008. This tip shows how to open an URL inside an Internet Explorer browser window from your C# application. Furthermore it shows how to update that specific window.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Features for Developers with examplesSep 04, 2008. IE 8 Beta 2 provided the decent features to the designers and developers community. If you write the code for IE 8 Beta 2 that can run on anywhere.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Enhanced Windows Explorer in VS 2008 using C# and Win FormsFeb 09, 2009. This application will provide certain useful features which are not present in Built-in Windows Explorer.
  • Enhanced Services Explorer in VS 2008Feb 27, 2009. This application will provide certain useful features which are not present in Built-in Services Explorer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The permissions granted to user are insufficient for performing this operation. (rsAccessDenied)May 12, 2009. You are unable to access the reporting site for our TFS project. You are able to view individual reports from VS, but you cannot get to the reporting site to edit them. Whenever you try to go to it (By right clicking on Reports->Show Report Site in Team Explorer), you get the SQL Server Reporting Services Error.
  • Setting Null Value to an Entity Property Through Textbox ControlMay 12, 2009. In this article, I want to document a bug in Visual Studio. NET concerning to setting a null value to entity property’s through a Textbox control. There is a common scenario to have an entity type in your data model where some attributes are optional. When you develop a rich client application using the Windows forms, data binding techniques and a Textbox to enter the simple data, and you want to set null the optional attributes of the underlying data source by leaving in blank the Text property of the Textbox control; then there is a missing feature for the Formatting and Advanced Binding dialog box for null values. They should have a checkbox there to allow people to use blank as null. In this article, I will show one simple solution to this bug.

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