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  • Creating a Class and Call it from Main ProgramSep 30, 2000. This article explains how to create your class, add some functions and call it from Main function.
  • A Simple Calculator ClassNov 28, 2000. Code sample shows how to create a simple calculator class and call it from Main C# program.
  • CSDownloadURL : Download Contents of a Web PageDec 03, 2000. CSDownloadURL is a class which has two functions - SetURL and DownloadURL. The set URL sets the current URL and GetDownload downloads the URL contents and returns its contents in a string.
  • Database Explorer : Part 2Jan 22, 2001. Attached is a C# program which is a enhanced version of the previous article on ADO.NET.
  • Implementing Delegates in C# : Part 2Feb 13, 2001. This is second part of Timothy's Delegates in C# series...
  • Verbatim String LiteralsMar 01, 2001. I used to wonder, if I could somehow represent "\" as "\" instead of the escape sequence for black slash ("\\") in string.
  • Effective C#: Working with StringsMar 12, 2001. Using string might degrade the performance of your application. This article explains about what precautions you should take when you are going to use strings in your application.
  • Using Delegates to Choose Right FunctionApr 01, 2001. The need to call different class method based on some string passed to class is an old problem.
  • Mobile Fun with XMLMay 24, 2001. Here is something really wonderful in Mobile field .This example is for authenticating the Mobile Users against his settings stored in XML file. This is really good where all the ease of XML is applied. Function open the XML file and particular node data validate it against user inputs and do the specified.
  • 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.
  • Events and DelegatesJul 26, 2001. Events in C# are based on delegates, the Originator defining one or more callback functions as delegates and the listening object then implements then.
  • strnicmp equivalent in C#Aug 07, 2001. C# equivalent strnicmp function in C language. It accepts two input strings along with the number of positions of chars to compare.
  • Basic Database Operations in ADO.NETAug 08, 2001. This Article will show the basic database transactions select, insert update and delete.
  • CDataService: A Generic Database Access ClassAug 09, 2001. Using a generic database access component in data-aware applications can simply development and separate data tier from business tier.
  • XML GeneratorAug 17, 2001. This article is about advance use of reflection package in Csharp.
  • Super String in C#Aug 20, 2001. Today I realized that I miss those Visual Basic/Visual C++ type operators. You know the ones: Left, Mid, Right.
  • Easter CalculatorAug 22, 2001. This program calculates the dates for Easter for any given year and for an hundred years.
  • Passing Const Parameter to Functions in C#/C++/VB ComparedAug 30, 2001. Parameter passing to a function is extremely important in all programming languages. The desire to keep the passed parameter intact forced the compiler designers to add various keywords to the programming languages.
  • String Jargon in C#Sep 05, 2001. The following article shows some String functions which are not currently available directly in C#.
  • Regular Expressions Usage in C#Sep 07, 2001. The source code shows how to use Regular Expressions in C#.
  • Playing with StringsSep 18, 2001. This program explores the String class and its various methods. With this you will be able to initialize strings using different constructors and use them. To see how the methods of the 'String' class work, see the following code.
  • IComparable: Under the HoodSep 21, 2001. We now calling Array.Sort() on C# Types such as int, char, string will automatically do sorting based on that type.
  • WinChat For .NETOct 10, 2001. WinChat For .NET is a simple peer-to-peer chatting program that functions very similarly to the WinChat program provided by Windows 2000. It provides all the functionalities that the original WinChat program provides.
  • Encapsulation in C#Oct 12, 2001. In Object Oriented programming Encapsulation is the first pace. Encapsulation is the procedure of covering up of data and functions into a single unit (called class).
  • C# PagerOct 16, 2001. C# Pager is a simple client/server application that implements functions of a pager.
  • Exploring delegates in C#Oct 30, 2001. Delegates are a kind of type safe function pointers which are actually declared as class derived from System.MulticastDelegate.
  • Simple Sniffer in C#Dec 03, 2001. This program shows you how to retrieve data from a packet using Sockets.
  • 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.
  • Hangman Program Using C#Jan 19, 2002. Hangman was created to illustrate several features of C# including GDI+, string manipulation, array processing, using properties, as well as simple creation of objects.
  • Working with Strings in VB.NETFeb 05, 2002. This article is VB.NET version of Working with Strings in .NET using C#.
  • Web/WAP Calender form Harrison LogicFeb 11, 2002. This application provides an updateable web-based calendar that can be viewed from both the Web and through a Mobile device, such as a cellular phone.
  • A Database Web ServiceFeb 22, 2002. This program is a Web service, which contains Web methods that return a dataset after querying a database (any database) given the connection string, the password, the database, the table, the user ID and the SQL commands.
  • Boxing and Performance of CollectionsMar 14, 2002. In this article, I will compare some performance issues of values and references types during boxing and unboxing operations.
  • Tutorial: Capturing and Running IE Instances in a Windows controlMar 15, 2002. In this article we are going to study how to find the running instances of Internet Explorer on your machine.
  • 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.
  • SQL Server Database ExplorerMar 20, 2002. This application connects to a running SQL Server 2000 and displays all the available databases in it.
  • Xite EncryptionMar 25, 2002. This class contains methods/functions for easily decrypting and encrypting data.
  • Function Overriding and Its Impact During Object InitializationMar 25, 2002. Different languages have different ways to initialize an object. C# and Java both have almost similar ways to initialize an object with few subtle differences.
  • 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.
  • .NET COM Interoperability - Part 1: Using COM Components from .NET FrameworkApr 02, 2002. The DotNet framework exposes COM objects through a proxy called the runtime callable wrapper (RCW). The primary function of RCW is to marshal call between a managed client (.Net) and unmanaged COM object. The runtime maintains a single RCW for each COM object.
  • 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.
  • Gene Expression Programming (GEP) in C# and .NETApr 11, 2002. Gene Expression programming (GEP) is a subset of Genetic Algorithms, except it uses genomes whose strings of numbers represent symbols. The string of symbols can further represent equations, grammars, or logical mappings.
  • Multithreading Part 4: The ThreadPool, Timer Classes and Asynchronous ProgrammingApr 16, 2002. In this article, I would discuss few more .NET classes and how and what role do they play a role in building multithreading applications.
  • Expression EvaluatorApr 30, 2002. This program uses the transformation from infix notation to postfix notation to evaluate most of the mathematical expressions.
  • 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.
  • Shell Commands within C#Jul 10, 2002. In this article we will examine a few examples for executing shell commands outside of our program using C#.
  • Double Buffer Drawing with DirectDraw: Part1Aug 15, 2002. Because we will be primary focusing on 2D game programming in the first articles, we will use the DirectX7 API which is perfect for its DirectDraw class and simplicity. Don’t worry for not having the right DLL because DirectX8 has full backward compatibility to DirectX7 and the COM object should already be available on your computer if you have DirectX 8 installed.
  • Platform Invoke Sample - Changing the Desktop WallpaperSep 27, 2002. In this example we will see how to change the Desktop wallpaper by invoking a Windows API function from C#. The Platform Invoke mechanism allows you to access unmanaged functions implemented in dlls.
  • StringBuilder and String ConcatenationOct 01, 2002. String concatenation is one of the commonly used operations among programmers.
  • How to Fill Your Own Dynamic Objects using ADO.NETOct 02, 2002. Sometimes you need to use information of different types like strings, booleans or doubles in the same data structure.
  • Platform Invocation Services in .NET FrameworkOct 25, 2002. This article will cover the details of Platform Invocation Services provided in .Net Framework. Platform Invoke Services acts as a bridge between the managed and unmanaged code. This service enables managed code to call unmanaged functions which are being exposed by any dynamic link libraries (DLL’s) such as Win32 API’s or any custom DLLs.
  • More AI...(GEP) Gene Expression Programming in C# and .NETNov 04, 2002. Gene Expression programming (GEP) is a subset of Genetic Algorithms, except it uses genomes whose strings of numbers represent symbols.
  • Function to Change a Block of Text to Title CaseNov 20, 2002. Function to change a block of text to Title Case.
  • DigitizeAny - A .NET Windows Digitization ToolDec 17, 2002. DigitizeAny uses Win32 API calls to obtain the coordinates of the cursor and then translates to the graph coordinates once set. Since a mouse click would essentially bring to focus the window where it is pointed to, this tool uses the key event to capture the coordinates of the cursor.
  • Invoking Unmanaged DLL Functions from Compact Framework for Pocket PC Jan 04, 2003. In this example we will use the Compact Framework to create a program containing a launch pad for the Pocket PC.
  • Using Stored Procedures in Conjuction with DataAdapterJan 09, 2003. A stored procedure is a named collection of SQL statements that are stored in the database. To the client a stored procedure acts similar to a function.
  • C# Versions of Java's StringTokernizerJan 13, 2003. Here is another C# version of the Java StringTokenizer Class from the version posted August last year on your site. Given a string and a set of delimiters, the class return an enumeration of substrings based on the delimeters passed in.
  • Telnet Scripting in C#Jan 28, 2003. This library, written in C#, expands on some telnet code from various other sources, presenting the caller with a number of functions handy for scripting telnet sessions (i.e. SendMessage, SendAndWait, WaitAndSend, WaitFor).
  • Strings in C# Part 2Feb 05, 2003. This article discusses how to format, trim and pad strings using the String class. The article also covers the StringBuilder to effectively deal with string such as string concatenation,
  • String in C#Feb 05, 2003. In this article, you will learn how to work with strings in C#. The article discusses the String class, its methods and properties and how to use them.
  • 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.
  • Remote Objects: Part IMar 12, 2003. This demo shows how to create the remote objects with callback functions and use them in the window host.
  • Remote Objects:Part IMar 12, 2003. This demo shows how to create the remote objects with callback functions and use them in the window host.
  • Histogram Code in C#Apr 01, 2003. C# histogram class maintains a histogram of input data. Input data is sorted into bins and a count is kept of how many data points fall into each bin.
  • Java Like StringTokenizer in C# Jun 11, 2003. The StringTokenizer class is yet another implementation of a java-like StringTokenizer in C#.
  • Part I: Simple Color Syntax Code Editor for PHP written in C# and .NETJun 18, 2003. The Application is a simple Windows Form program that allows you to open and save the text files edited in the rich edit control, as well as print them out. The program takes advantage of a “syntax” text file for PHP which lists the functions and keywords contained in the PHP language.
  • HTTP Handlers for Images in ASP.NETJun 23, 2003. Have you ever thought of streaming thumbnails just by passing query string indicating width or height of thumbnail you need, and most importantly passing those to image itself?
  • Check Internet ConnectionAug 25, 2003. How to check if your computer is connected to the internet with C#. It's much more easier that other tutorials I've seen in other sites.
  • Using Genetic Algorithms to Generate Evolutionary Art in C# and .NETOct 10, 2003. In this article we will experiment a bit with genetic algorithms and creating fitness functions that produce art on a Windows Form.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET: Part VIJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Training and Simulating a Neutral DotNetwork in C# Jan 16, 2004. In this article we will explore a well-known AI algorithm for modeling the training of neural networks called back propagation.
  • Masked TextBox ControlJan 26, 2004. This Masked Edit TextBox intelligent user control enhances the function of TextBox control, which can mask the Date, IP Address, SSN, Phone number, digit, decimal and check the validation, automatically set delimit location.
  • 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.
  • State Management in Web FormsFeb 18, 2004. This white paper discusses the ways in which the state management can be handled in web forms. State management can be done either on client side or server side as explained below.
  • Oracle Data Provider for .NET : Part IIFeb 20, 2004. Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) is an implementation of a data provider for the Oracle database. ODP.NET uses Oracle native APIs to offer fast and reliable access to Oracle data and features from any .NET application.
  • Normal Distribution Implementation in C#Apr 13, 2004. The attached source code is a C# normal distribution class. The probability density function (PDF) and cumulative distribution function (CDF) can be computed for a given x-value.
  • Resizable Calculator using C#Apr 22, 2004. This application is a scientific calculator, which is resizable and performs some basic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and some trigonometric functions.
  • HTML Client for Web Services using DHTML BehaviorMay 23, 2004. In this example we will access a Web Service created in C# from an HTML client.
  • Formula Generator - A Regular Expression Generator Class in C# and .NETAug 17, 2004. The attached source code is a class - FormulaGenerator, which is a component that interprets and evaluate a string expression
  • Difference between passing reference types by ref and by valueSep 02, 2004. We all know the difference between passing value types byval and byref, if the variable is passed byval any change to the variable value in the called function is not reflected back in the callee.
  • Thread Safe Collections ArrayList and QueueSep 24, 2004. The attached project provides a dll containing a wrapper around the non-thread safe ArrayList and Queue classes. The wrapper implements the most common functions of this collection elements.
  • Bulk Data Transactions using OpenXMLOct 13, 2004. OPENXML is a new function added to SQL Server 2000 that provides a rowset view over an XML document. Since a rowset is simply a set of rows that contain columns of data, OPENXML is the function that allows an XML document to be treated in the familiar relational database format. It allows for the passing of an XML document to a T-SQL stored procedure for updating the data.
  • Coloring the Console in C# Oct 25, 2004. When working with console applications in C#, you always see a black and white screen. What if we want to change the background color of the console? We can change the foreground and background color of our console application by using win32 API SetConsoleTextAttribute().
  • Generating Random Number and String in C#Nov 19, 2004. The Random class defined in the .NET Framework class library provides functionality to generate random numbers. This article shows you how you can use this class to generate random numbers and strings and even combination of both.
  • ClickMania GameDec 21, 2004. This is an old game, first implemented in 1996 or so... It has a great addictive power. You will quickly find out the rules. I used the winmm.dll library for playing sounds, the picturebox.Paint event to draw bitmaps in a Picturebox and a recursive function to check the balls next to each other for the colors.
  • Using ListBox in C#Dec 28, 2004. The source code demonstrates how to use a listbox control in C# - adding, deleting and altering strings.
  • Rotating the text display on a Pocket PC/Win CE deviceFeb 01, 2005. In this article let us try to understand why rotating a text/bitmap is difficult to achieve on a Pocket PC 2003/Win CE 4.2 device.
  • Pocket PC 2003 : Saving the Signature as a BitmapFeb 15, 2005. The System.Drawing.Graphics namespace is commonly used for almost any forms in the desktop framework, hence it has got lots of facilities to draw any kind of image on to the device context.
  • Stack in C#Feb 22, 2005. Stacks are one of the common data structures used in the software world, which follows the First In Last Out paradigm. Stacks are used in various mathematical functions like Towers of Hanoi, finding Fibonacci Sequence , Factorial of a number to name a few.
  • Edit Almost Anything with AgileStudioMar 15, 2005. There are a range of controls available as standard for Windows Forms in VisualStudio .NET 2003. These include TextBox to edit strings, CheckBox to edit booleans and even a DateTimePicker. However there is a vast range of types available in .NET.
  • Adding new Windows User Account using Active DirectoryMay 21, 2005. This article uses Active Directory to add new user account. The Active Directory will be accessed using windows native protocol (not LDAP).
  • AI: Population based Incremental Learning in C# and .NETMay 22, 2005. In this article I would like to discuss another offshoot of the genetic algorithm called Population Based Incremental Learning (PBIL).
  • Building Stacks with C#Jun 23, 2005. The following article presents a general definition of the stack data structure and its most common functions. This article explores a sample stack implementation as a .NET class in C#, as well as some interesting usage scenarios.
  • Building Stacks with C#Jun 23, 2005. The following article presents a general definition of the stack data structure and its most common functions. This article explores a sample stack implementation as a .NET class in C#, as well as some interesting usage scenarios.
  • Convert a Comma Delimited String to an Array in C#Aug 01, 2005. This article shows how to convert an array to a comma delimited string in C#.
  • SQLCLR DebuggingAug 09, 2005. In SQL Server 2005, CLR integration allows you to write stored procedures, triggers, user-defined types, and user-defined functions using any .NET Framework language, including Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C#. In this article, I will explain how to debug SQLCLR stored procedure or SQLCLR user-defined function.
  • How do I Convert a String to an Enum Value?Sep 10, 2005. In this How do I, you will learn how to convert a string to an enum value in C#.
  • Understanding Delegates in C#Sep 15, 2005. Delegate is type which holds the method(s) reference in an object. It is also reffered as a type safe function pointers.
  • Delegates and Events in C#Oct 05, 2005. A delegate in C# is similar to a function pointer in C or C++. Using a delegate allows the programmer to encapsulate a reference to a method inside a delegate object.

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