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  • Creating a Windows Service in C#Jan 23, 2001. Windows Services is a new name for NT Services in .NET. This tutorial steps you through creating a Windows Service and how to install and start it.
  • Testing .Net Components Using NUnitMar 08, 2001. Write unit tests before starting development". Writing test allows me to see immediate results of every code change.
  • Visual Studio .NET: Start upMar 20, 2001. The next version of Visual Studio is Visual Studio .NET.
  • Visual Studio .NET: Start upMar 20, 2001. The next version of Visual Studio 6.0 is Visual Studio .NET (VS.NET). In the previous versions of Visual Studio Microsoft has different menu options to pick development environment such as VC++, Visual FoxPro, Visual Basic or Visual Interdev. This version of Visual Studio has integrated everything in one IDE. The reason for that might be all development languages share common library and tools.
  • Creating a Login User ControlApr 16, 2001. In this article, we have started with an introduction to the UserControl and have learnt to use the ADO+ DataReader.As we seen User Controls simplifies several common Web application scenarios.User Controls allow developers to easily define custom controls using the same programming techniques for writing Web Forms.
  • Transaction Web SiteMay 16, 2001. When I started working with this technology I faced a problem dealing with session as in any transaction or Database oriented portal this is a must requirement to deal with.
  • MP3 Tag EditorJul 16, 2001. MP3 Tag Editor is a simple GUI that allows MP3 ID3 (v1.1) tags to be created or edited.
  • Timer Control Aug 22, 2001. The sample project attached with this article shows how to use the Timer control available in .NET and C#.
  • Web Services between .NET, Java and MS SOAP Toolkit: Part 2Aug 24, 2001. This second article in this series dedicated to Web services comes as a sequel to the first one in which I started to tell you how you could build different kind of clients and services using MS SOAP Toolkit, Apache SOAP for Java and .NET Framework.
  • Web Service Between .NET, Java and MS SOAP Toolkit - Part IIAug 24, 2001. Second article in this series dedicated to Web services comes as a sequel to the first one in which I started to tell you how you could build different kind of clients and services using MS SOAP Toolkit, Apache SOAP for Java and .NET Framework.
  • Web Based Front-End for SMTP Email ProgramSep 14, 2001. I have written a web based front end for SMTP email program. I have compiled it into a DLL.
  • Mobile Page Unit of Mobile SiteSep 19, 2001. This is something like creating WAP Pages it is still as usual my basic starting So here i will be storing only some info but What it exactly is the same as if people heard of WAP Pages and many sites offer you to create your own WAP Pages similar to WebPages but limit it to the device size and strength.
  • Language Independence from COM to .NETOct 03, 2001. This article covers the subject regarding Language Independence. This term Language Independent means one can create an application using various languages. This Language independent starts from past COM (OLE & ActiveX) to present .Net.Let us see in detail.
  • BitWise Operations in C#Nov 01, 2001. C# has lots of flexibility over manipulating with bits. Before I start explaining about bit wise manipulation I would like to give some inputs on binary operations.
  • Redirecting Standard Input/Output using the Process ClassDec 18, 2001. When a program starts, a new process (a program in execution) is created by the operating system,and this process is identified by its process Id and also a name.
  • Adding Text Directly to Mobile Web FormsJan 24, 2002. We have seen in previous articles how to develop Mobile Web Forms using the Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Event Handling in .NET using C#Mar 13, 2002. In this article I discuss the event handling model in .NET using C#. The discussion starts with an introduction to the concept of delegates and then it extends that concept to events and event handling in .NET.
  • Printing Invoices using C# and .NETMar 18, 2002. This program can stand improvements but it will get you started in creating an invoice and printing it to the printer.
  • Poorman's Installation program in C# and .NETApr 08, 2002. Installation programs can be quite expensive these days. Although programs such as Wise and InstallShield have fantastic features and are fairly comprehensive, sometimes you just want to do the easy installation of copying and pasting files into a directory and perhaps placing a shortcut in the start menu.
  • Multithreading Part 2: Understanding the System.Threading.Thread ClassApr 08, 2002. In this article we will study the .NET threading API, how to create threads in C#, start and stop them, define their priorities and states.
  • WhoIs in ASP.NETApr 15, 2002. Quite often you want to know who owns a particular domain. To obtain the registry information, you go to the respective registry and start a so called WHOIS query (lookup).
  • XML Parser in C#Apr 30, 2002. This project gives you a head start to write XML parser in C#.
  • Windows Services Admin: Control Your Windows ServicesMay 20, 2002. In this article, we will create an application to control Windows services on our local computer as well as on remote computers. You can simultaneously Stop or Start multiple Services on the local computer or on the specified remote computer.
  • Communication Between Two FormsJun 24, 2002. The aim of the program is to send a message between different forms.
  • Working with Arrays in C#Jul 09, 2002. This tutorial discusses array programming in C# and .NET. It starts with the discussion of simple arrays and then delves into more complex topics such as jagged and multi-dimensional arrays. In the end, it discusses the Array class and it's methods for searching and sorting an array's items.
  • Understanding Generic Type in C#Aug 15, 2002. Before we start tampering around the code, lets understand why we need a generic type?
  • 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.
  • Consumer/Producer Multithreaded ProgramNov 04, 2002. This is simple multi-threading program that adds and removes elements in an ArrayList. Producer button will creates a producer thread that adds elements in to the ArrayList. The maximum number of elements can be added to this ArrayList are 100 elements and the producer thread has to wait until the consumer thread/threads (creates by pressing consumer button) removes elements from the ArrayList. Then Producer thread starts to add more elements to the ArrayList.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Opening and Viewing Text and Image FilesMar 08, 2003. We will start this article with a simple application where we will learn how to open and view text and image files using the OpenFileDialog class. In doing so, we will learn some basics of GDI+ drawing, menus and panel control.
  • ShootDraw: Managed DirectX Application WizardMar 10, 2003. The Managed DirectX Application Wizard has created this "ShootDDraw" project for you as a starting point.This file contains a summary of what you will find in each of the files that make up your project.
  • J2EE to .NET Migration: Quick TipsMar 26, 2003. Here are some Quick tips to get you started, in case you need to migrate a J2EE based application to a .NET based application.
  • Making Thumbnails of Transparent Images in .NET and C#Mar 28, 2003. When I started writing web applications using .NET, I found myself in need to dynamically create thumbnails of images that could be uploaded by the user or pulled from a database.
  • Developing Secure Web Site with ASP.NET and IIS - PartIIMay 07, 2003. Authentication is a very important element of developing secure sites. It is the starting point of a secure environment for the protected resources. I have discussed several authentication mechanisms available in ASP.NET and how they join with IIS to provide a secure platform to develop sites in Part I of this article.
  • Developing Secure Web Site with ASP.NET and IIS: PartIIMay 07, 2003. Authentication is a very important element of developing secure sites. It is the starting point of a secure environment for the protected resources. I have discussed several authentication mechanisms available in ASP.NET and how they join with IIS to provide a secure platform to develop sites in Part I of this article. I will be looking at Form Authentication and how to implement it in several sample web applications.
  • Pros and Cons of ActiveX and DHTML ControlsSep 16, 2003. This document shows a comparison study of web pages using simple ASP and ActiveX Controls. By the End of this document, we arrive at a conclusion of which one to use when.
  • 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.
  • Using ApplicationContext to Encapsulate Splash Screen FunctionalityJan 05, 2004. The enclosed article also gives a detail explanation of what happens behind the scenes when a WinForm application is started.
  • SOAP, .NET, and COM an Introduction - Part IIIFeb 02, 2004. This article starts with the basics of SOAP, SOAP XML model and its data types followed by the integration of SOAP functionality in .NET class library and how .NET developers can take advantages of SOAP in their applications.
  • SOAP, .NET, and COM an Introduction - Part IIFeb 02, 2004. This article starts with the basics of SOAP, SOAP XML model and its data types followed by the integration of SOAP functionality in .NET class library and how .NET developers can take advantages of SOAP in their applications.
  • SOAP, .NET, and COM - An Introduction: Part IFeb 02, 2004. This article starts with the basics of SOAP, SOAP XML model and its data types followed by the integration of SOAP functionality in .NET class library and how .NET developers can take advantages of SOAP in their applications.
  • Getting Started With Exception Handling in C#Jul 14, 2004. This article explores exception handling mechanisms in C#, including an explanation of exceptions and why we need to catch exceptions.
  • Remote Data Access LayerAug 24, 2004. The attached source project is a data access layer library and the main idea of developing such a DAL is to separate the database execution from the client/end user and maintain it on the server side, there by reducing the number of direct simultaneous connection to the SQL Server.
  • 3D Real-Time Stock Exchange Quote Stream Ticker in GDI+ and C#Oct 04, 2004. This article represents 3D Real-Time Stock Exchange Quote Stream Ticker version 1.0. The big option here is internal email-alert control with built in POP3 and SMTP protocols. This control starts when some condition is execute. You can save current quote in some graphics format and print it.
  • Introduction to ASP.NETNov 17, 2004. I have seen many tutorials on ASP.NET but most of them starts with coding and writing your first ASP.NET program. But here I have written this tutorial for explaining why there is a need for ASP.NET when classy ASP is working fine, what are the underlying technology behind ASP.NET, and what programming model ASP.NET provides to programmers.
  • 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.
  • MADLibs.NET and C# and ASP.NETMar 22, 2005. The MadLib.NET game will continue to prompt the user with each grammar only in the <> brackets. When the programming engine reaches the end of the template, the story is displayed.
  • Biology Inspired Computing Work in C#Mar 29, 2005. Biology teaches us a set of rules defined by nature that have evolved over millions of years. So, if you want to put intelligence into something simplifying the world around you into basic rules can give you a big head start.
  • 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.
  • IM Chat Interface for C# and .NETJun 26, 2005. This article describes a way to create a colorful chat interface for instant messaging. In this chat interface you can use html and emoticon tags to display colorful text and bitmaps in order to give you a richer chat experience.
  • Simple Captcha with ASP.NetAug 01, 2005. A solution to block bots submitting to your database using C#.
  • Building WebParts in ASP .Net 2.0Aug 08, 2005. Web Parts is a framework built into ASP.NET 2.0 for building highly customizable portal-style pages. End users can customize Web Parts pages by changing the page layout, adding and removing Web Parts, editing Web Parts properties, establishing connections between Web Parts, and more. I would like to share how to build web parts in ASP .Net 2.0. I am providing the source code of application as well.
  • Globalization and Localization in .NET: Part IOct 01, 2005. In this first part of this two parts series, we will get started with globalization and localization in .NET.
  • Using Snippets in Visual Studio 2005Nov 10, 2005. Visual Studio contains several built-in intellisense code snippets. Snippets are like templates and can be described completely in XML. If you understand the snippet xml schema, you can easily begin to create your own snippets.
  • Smart HTML Editor in Visual Studio 2005Nov 16, 2005. If you have been writing Web applications using Visual Studio, at some point you would end up editing HTML file by hand. Now HTML Editor available in Visual Studio 2005 now supports Intellisense, which makes developers life much easier when editing HTML file by hand.
  • Creating a Blog in ASP.NET and C#Dec 02, 2005. Blogs can be a fun way to express your thoughts to others on the web. This article will show you how to create your own blog application so you can get started in the world of blogging. (This is an update from VS2003 to VS2005).
  • Birthday Wish Scheduler in C#Feb 02, 2006. In this article we are going to see how to build a windows service for fetching record from database and wishing the person whose birthday falls on that particular day.
  • AJAX Repeater control Feb 19, 2006. AJAX has been in shadows for a decade now but it started buzzing right after the launch of the Google Earth. This article shows how to create an AJAX Repeater control with item, header, footer, alternative item, and seperator item templates using AJAX and ASP.NET.
  • How to get Security UserId after windows Starts a Session Feb 23, 2006. This article explains how to get the security userid after a succesful login when windows starts the session for authenticated user.
  • Starting with SQL Reporting Services in ASP.NET Application: Part IMar 07, 2006. This Article is mainly to know how to start with SQL Reporting Services.
  • Internationalization Getting StartedMar 09, 2006. This article introduces the concept of Internationalization in application development. Starting off with the basics of character encoding and Unicode, the article discusses the best practices to be followed in writing culture aware code and designing Internationalized user interfaces with adequate examples in .NET (C#).
  • Create Meta Tags Programmatically in ASP.NET 2.0Apr 07, 2006. In ASP.NET, we had an option to add head tags in HTML where we could define our Meta tags like keyword and description but in ASP.NET 2.0 if we use master page inheritated page then there is problem to add meta tags. This article explains how you can add meta tags in ASP.NET 2.0.
  • Monitoring System Usage using Windows ServiceMay 29, 2006. This article shows how to record system usage using Windows Service in C#.NET
  • Service Management in C#.NETMay 31, 2006. This article discusses how to create a Web Application to manage the services running on our system.
  • Unit Tests in Visual Studio 2005Jun 01, 2006. Visual Studio 2005 comes with an integrated Test System, which allows developers to create Unit Test Project using IDE and write code to create unit tests and run them. This article explains how to get started with unit tests in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Streamlining Web Application PerformanceJun 29, 2006. This article discusses some performance tuning tips for those who use ASP.NET as front-end and Microsoft SQL Server as back-end to develop their applications.
  • 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.
  • Applied MS Reporting Services 2005 101 using Smart ClientAug 25, 2006. An applied approach to get you started with MS Reporting Services using Smart Client host.
  • ASP.Net 2.0 - Dynamic Fragments in Cached Web PagesAug 29, 2006. In this article we will explore various techniques for including dynamic fragments within cached web pages. This feature is described as Post Cache Substitution and provides a personalized experience for the end user, while taking advantage of the benefits of Caching.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Atlas: Floating Server Elements in ASP.Net 2.0Sep 26, 2006. In this article, we will see how easily Atlas allows setting up a server element as a floating element, which the end users of the web page can drag to any location in the web page.
  • Drawing Visio Shapes in the Visio ActiveX Control Using C# and .NETDec 05, 2006. This article will get you started in using the Visio ActiveX control that allows you to use Visio inside of a .NET Windows Form. The article will step you through a simple example of drawing shapes inside a Visio Drawing and connecting the shapes together.
  • How to use Genetic Algorithm for Traveling Salesman ProblemDec 20, 2006. TSP is a famous math problem: Given a number of cities and the costs of traveling from any city to any other city, what is the cheapest round-trip route that visits each city exactly once and then returns to the starting city? We use the Genetic Algorithm to solve the TSP problem as a C# programing example .
  • Getting Started with AJAX 1.0Feb 09, 2007. After fruition of this article, you will have a better understanding of AJAX 1.0 extensions and will learn how to build AJAX enabled Web applications using ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005.
  • Writing Managed Stored Procedures using C#Feb 19, 2007. This article is trying to explain the simple and required steps that are require starting the creation of Manage Stored Procedure using C# and using them.
  • Writing Managed Triggers using C#Feb 21, 2007. This article is trying to explain the simple and required steps that are require starting the creation of Manage Triggers using C#.
  • Writing Managed User Defined Function using C#Feb 22, 2007. This article is trying to explain the simple and required steps that are require starting the creation of Manage User Defined Functions using C#.
  • 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.
  • Getting Started with ReportViewer ControlApr 05, 2007. I could not be more happier when I saw the ReportViewer control as a part of Visual Studio 2005 controls. This article is an introduction to the ReportViewer control and how to write a simple report using the ReportViewer control in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Programming XAML - A Quick StartApr 10, 2007. XAML is a new descriptive programming language that is used to define user interfaces in WPF, Silverlight and Windows 8 Metro Style Apps. This article is an introduction to XAML.
  • TreeView Control in C#Apr 16, 2007. This is an article addressing some of the basics of working with a TreeView control; the article will address dynamically adding TreeNodes to a TreeView control, searching the nodes to find and highlight a single node or a collection of nodes.
  • 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.
  • Custom Generic EventArgsMay 14, 2007. Before .NET 2.0, I found myself frequently creating custom EventArgs classes just to return a value from an event and would end of with a lot of extra classes bloating my code base that all basically had the same purpose.
  • Knowing When to Leave Your Programming Job - Part IJun 21, 2007. This article is the first part in a series to guide you in deciding when it's best to leave your Programming Job. Part I addresses a host of myths that are associated with staying at a dead-end job, and how to combat them.
  • WEB farm - Load Balancing in Asp.netJul 27, 2007. The concept behind the web farm is that a number of different web sites share pooled resources. They typically share a common front-end dispatcher to perform load control and distribute customer requests. They share the multiple web servers themselves.
  • Generic Data Layer - One time creationSep 06, 2007. This article will explain how to create a generic data layer that can be used with very less amount of coding. It is a known fact that, most of the time we create applications for Create , Select , Update, Delete. And every time, we end up with writing similar set of code for every execution of our stored procedures.
  • Easily Find Tags and Values in a Large Xml Document Using XmlTextReader in C#Sep 20, 2007. In this article you will learn how to find tags and values in a large xml document using XmlTextReader in C#.
  • Working with TortoiseSVNSep 28, 2007. This article will help you to start working with TortoiseSVN.
  • AJAX AutoCompleteExtenderOct 04, 2007. In one of the Ajax project while using <ajaxToolkit: AutoCompleteExtender> I was getting following error: Error Creating control - autoComplete1. This control cannot be displayed because it's tag prefix is not registered in the web form.
  • Getting Started with silverlightDec 04, 2007. This article explains you how to use silverlight and also gives you a brief history behind silverlight.
  • Getting Started With F#Mar 22, 2008. This is the first in a series of articles discussing the F# programming language. I cover how to get your dev environment set up to develop with this awesome NET Framework language
  • The first pillar of object-oriented programming - EncapsulationMay 09, 2008. In this article we will start with Encapsulation, the first pillar of OOPS, you will learn the benefits of encapsulation and why to use it, you will learn how to enforce encapsulation by using (accessor and mutator) and by using properties.
  • How to Start and Stop Database Engine in SQL 2005Jul 16, 2008. This article will show how to start, stop and restart the database engine in SQL Server 2005.
  • Tutorial: Developing in Silverlight (Part I)Jul 26, 2008. This article will step you through developing your first Silverlight application using Visual Studio and Expression Blend. The tutorial goes from installation all the way to the final application to give you a start in this brave new frontier of web technology

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