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  • Use C# to write comments and documentationJan 12, 2000. Comments and Documentation is one of the most hated tasks by programmers. By using C# programmers can can automatically builds the documentation and comments in the code. This documentation is a XML file which is more or less self explanatory.
  • Business Card Designer Using C#Jan 30, 2000. For those of you that don't want to go out and buy a fancy business card utility, this article may prove to be just the trick for designing easy colorful business cards.
  • ProgressBar in C#Feb 22, 2000. You need progress bars to display the progress of your application or background tasks.
  • ProTracker v1.0 : A Process Tracking UtilityFeb 14, 2001. ProTracker is a process tracking utility similar to Windows NT Task Manager's Processes tab window.
  • Word Pad in C#May 11, 2001. This application explores the Rich Text control in C#,its properties and methods. Explains the usage of common dialog boxes File open, File save and Font dialog box.
  • Working with OleDb Data AdaptersJun 20, 2001. This step by step article guides you to create your database applications using OleDb Data Adapters in VS.NET.
  • Synchronization in Parallel threadsJul 02, 2001. The Threads makes us able to run multitasks at a time. In fact Computers (John von Neumann Architecture) don't execute the tasks parallel .The OS gives threads permission (depend on thread priority) to work on CPU. The sufficient degree of parallelism keeps the CPU busy and it is efficient.
  • A Better Notepad using C#Jul 30, 2001. We can use windows registry for saving default setting of notepad. We can used notepad in C# easily.
  • Editor in C#Sep 03, 2001. C# Editor shows you how to use toolbar, status bar, dialog boxes, menus and other Windows forms controls.
  • Image Shuffler Game in C#Oct 01, 2001. This game asks for a Image file to be Opened When the file is opened and shuffle button is clicked the image will be Shuffled ie rotated clockwise the task is rearrange the image in the Correct order using the button provided.
  • Directory Picker DialogOct 30, 2001. This Directory Picker in this article is also a bit different because it uses the "Large Icon" view of the ListView to traverse through directories.
  • An insight into Code Reusability and COM Interoperability - Part 2Nov 26, 2001. We have mushrooms of network systems running across the globe based on many proprietary protocols. In order to integrate these systems to communicate with each other in a more meaningful way, developers or organizations have to face an uphill task.
  • Debugging Techniques in C#Dec 04, 2001. Debugging GUI applications for me mostly consists of printing out debug statements in the form of a dialog box with some text.
  • Utilizing Assembly Information for Your Automated Splash DialogJun 05, 2002. There are cases when you need to reuse the same splash screen or about box in many applications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using Installer Classes to Ease Deployment in VS.NETAug 07, 2002. In this article I will demonstrate how to incorporate installer classes with your Visual Studio .NET msi's to handle any supporting tasks that your assemblies may need.
  • Listing all Computer in Active DirectoryAug 27, 2002. This application does one simple task. On any network where Microsoft Active Directory is used it will list all computers on the network. I faced this problem when I wanted to document all of the computers on the network using WMI .
  • Passing Data Between a Windows Form and Dialog BoxesAug 29, 2002. In this example, we will create a windows form application to demonstrate the transfer of data between a windows form and a dialog box displayed from the windows form.
  • Accessing Text Files using ODBC Data ProviderNov 12, 2002. In this article, I will show you how to access Access database files using ODBC data provider.
  • ADO.NET, COBOL and Stored ProcedureDec 13, 2002. A stored procedure is basically a series of SQL statements that reside on the database. The procedure could create a new table, retrieve data from one or more tables, update one or more tables or perform many other tasks.
  • MS Office Style Color Picker DialogDec 18, 2002. For a project I'm working on I needed something more stylish than the standard color dialog which comes with .NET, so I decided to make a color picker dialog of my own.
  • DTS Custom Task in C#Jan 28, 2003. During last year I wrote an article about DTS and how to use it in C#. In that article I stated that I didn’t manage to solve the problem related to CustomTask. Today I finally forced myself to tackle that problem again and here is the result. Writing simple CustomTask in C# is the easiest part.
  • SQL Demo Login in C#Feb 23, 2003. This sample code contains a reusable control that allows you to build a dialog box that queries for SQL-Server connection parameters.
  • Querying COM+ through Web ServicesMar 12, 2003. The most COM+ common administrative tasks (creating a COM+ application, installing/deleting a component, setting a component attribute) can be accomplished manually with the Component Services administrative tool from Management Console.
  • Installing a Service ProgrammaticallySep 04, 2003. With the arrival of .NET, creation of a windows service has become a piece of cake by just selecting Windows Service as project type in the New Project Dialog Box.
  • Modal Popup Dialog Window in ASP.NETSep 15, 2003. This sample show you how to create modal popup dialog window in ASP.NET that passes and returns multiple parameters.
  • Directory Picker Pro in C#Nov 24, 2003. In my latest project I needed a dialog for picking a directory. I searched through the web, but found nothing that looked nice. First of all I wanted a TreeView for display, and I wanted to view all system drives (with correct names and icons).
  • Working with Windows TabControl with C#Dec 16, 2003. Windows TabControl is a useful control that allows you display multiple dialogs tabs on a single form by switching between the tabs. In this tutorial, I will explain how to create and use a TabControl in your Windows applications with C#.
  • How To:Creating Dialogs in .NETDec 29, 2003. This tutorial was written in response to a newbie question in the Forums on how to create a dialog in .NET and extract the information from it.
  • Deployment: Customizing your .NET deployment ProjectsDec 29, 2003. The fact of the matter is that Visual Studio.NET already contains everything you need to create a rich setup experience for your users. In this article we are going to show you two ways to add a readme dialog to your application, the easy way and the hard way. The easy way requires absolutely no coding. The hard way requires coding and actually allows you to add complex custom features to your application.
  • Understanding SQL Server Yukon Service BrokerFeb 25, 2004. The new version of Microsoft SQL Server™ "Yukon" comes together with a set of technologies capable of enlarging the horizon for database applications. One of the most remarkable technologies is the Service Broker that makes it possible to build database-intensive distributed applications. In this article we explore the core concepts of the Service Broker and show how to use its potentialities to build applications with message interchanging.
  • A Macro for Creating Properties from Private FieldsMay 12, 2004. Macros are a useful way of speeding up your coding efforts, however writing them can be a somewhat daunting task. Luckily, .NET gives you a pretty powerful recording feature for recording macros from key strokes.
  • Posting Form Data from ASP.NET Page to Another URLSep 27, 2004. This article shows you how to post a Form data to a different URL from ASP.NET pages. For example, you might need to send user to a third party payment processing system using post method. ASP.NET does not provide any straight forward way to accomplish this task.
  • A Scheduled Application Launcher Service in C# and .NETOct 06, 2004. This an article is on launching scheduled tasks. Not quite as exciting as launching a spaceship into outer space, but…hey, even astronauts have to automate some of their day to day activities.
  • Creating simple Add-in for Visual Studio.NETMar 16, 2005. An add-in is a tool that you create programmatically by using objects, methods, properties, collections in .NET's extensibility model. This compiled application enables you to automate the difficult and tedious tasks within the visual studio integrated development environment (IDE).
  • Active Directory and .NETJun 22, 2005. Microsoft Technet offers a script repository to work with AD User Accounts; however, I needed to work with .NET and I could not find samples for all the tasks I needed to program. I promised to myself that one day I would publish the code samples I found and created to help other developers who are working with Directory Services.
  • Tip Of the Day DialogJun 30, 2005. This is a Tip of the Day Dialog for C# and .NET that gives users of your application a tip each time they launch your app.
  • Creating a Dynamic Configuration Dialog in C# and .NETJul 10, 2005. This article will show you how to create a configuration dialog that builds itself from the existing application configuration name-value pairs contained in the appSettings of the app.config file.
  • Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE - Integrated FxCop and Accessibility OptionsJul 23, 2005. Visual Studio 2005 IDE brings you many new and updated features and Project Properties dialog is one of the areas where you will see some new additions. In this article, I will discuss Accessibility and FxCop features of Project Properties dialog.
  • Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE - Quick Access to Active Tool Windows and FilesJul 31, 2005. One of the coolest feature in Visual Studio 2005 I like is quick access to all active Windows and Files and switing control between them.
  • NotePad.NET II - Find and Replace Inside a Document Using Regular ExpressionsSep 04, 2005. This article is a continuation of the discussion about a notepad.net editor which improves upon the current functionality in notepad. In this article we talk about regular expression matching inside the find dialog.
  • Windows Forms 2.0 ActiveDocumentHost ControlNov 10, 2005. The ActiveDocumentHost control provides the ability to host OLE Documents within your application. This enables you to create applications that allow in-place editing of documents such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Better Exception Handling in Visual Studio 2005Nov 16, 2005. With many new cool features, components, controls, and tools, Visual Studio 2005 definitively is a winner. In this article, I discuss the new exception handling dialog in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Fuligginedialogs in C#May 09, 2006. In this article the author explained how we can expand feature of the framework for an immediate use of MessageBox.Show(); function.
  • Application Scheduler Service Using C#.Net And XMLMay 29, 2006. This is an application scheduler that is implemented as a Windows Service, similar to the Windows Task Scheduler - but simple, as it has fewer configuration options and it uses XML to store and retrieve data.
  • Role Based Security Using Authorization Manager in Windows Server 2003Jul 10, 2006. Authorization Manager in Windows 2003 is the more flexible, scalable and easier administration tool for role based security. Using Authorization Manager we can define roles and the tasks that roles can perform.
  • Using Custom Tasks in MSBuild to modify XML Configuration Files on the FlyJul 28, 2006. This article shows you how to use MSBuild to build your project and how to create a custom task that will allow you to modify sections of your XML configuration files.
  • Send Text Message to Cell Phones from a C# ApplicationDec 11, 2006. This article describes a simple way to send text messages to a cellular phone from within a C# desktop application. The source code provided includes a relatively good list of carriers to simplify the task of connecting with a cell phone and the task itself is really no more difficult than sending an email message through a desktop or web based application.
  • Capturing File InformationDec 29, 2006. This article describes a simple approach to capturing and displaying file and file version information.
  • Periodic Reminder App for the Windows TaskbarJan 17, 2007. This article features an application that allows you to set up a periodic reminder in your windows task bar. The application will show a balloon message periodically and optionally will produce a reminder beep.
  • How to Bring up a Find Dialog in the WebBrowser Control using Managed C++Feb 07, 2007. This article will answers the question, "how do I bring up a find dialog in the Web Browser Control?". As easy as you would think this should be, it actually requires some COMplicated manipulation.
  • Image Mapping UtilityFeb 23, 2007. This article describes an easy approach to building a simple image mapping utility that may be used to mark and store points as pixel based coordinates from an image file or directly from a web page.
  • Error Provider in C#Mar 09, 2007. This article shall address the use of the error provider control in Win Forms application development. The error provider control is most useful in displaying errors associated with data entry tasks on a Windows form.
  • Customized Task Manager in .NET Using C# and Windows FormsApr 18, 2007. This application will provide features that are not present in built-in windows Task Manager.
  • Build a Simple Watermarking Utility in C#May 07, 2007. This article shall describe an approach to building a simple watermarking utility that may be used to add watermarks to any supported image file format. The resulting application shall permit the user to open any supported image file format into a scrollable picture box.
  • Word automation using C#May 11, 2007. Word Automation through C# is all about programmatically generating the Word Document using C# code. Almost all of the tasks which we perform on word 2003 can be done programmatically using C# or VB.
  • Outlook with .NET 2.0 Jun 26, 2007. This article allows you to know how you can access different functionality of the outlook using .NET like create an appointment, Create contact item, task item and send a mail.
  • Enterprise Library 3.0 Data Access Application BlockJul 12, 2007. Data Access Application Block(DAAB) simplifies development tasks that implement common data access functionality.The DAAB provides access to the most often used features of ADO.NET in simple-to-use classes; this boosts developer productivity.
  • Authentication-Authorization / Windows built-in Role enumerationAug 07, 2007. In this article I will be talking about authentication and authorization. Authentication is the process which uses users cridential to validate against system, where as Authorization is the process the authenticated user has rights to do some specific task.
  • Working with Delegates: Part IOct 04, 2007. We all are well aware about functions. In conventional way, we create object and we call object.method(). We know that they perform some given task and returns results based on the parameters we passed to them.
  • Minimize a Form to System TrayNov 30, 2007. This article demonstrates the technique of minimizing the windows form to system tray and not display it in the task bar of the windows.
  • Background worker simplifiedMar 03, 2008. This article looks at the Background Worker Technology and encapsulates it into a simple form that can be used over and over to run your background tasks.
  • Using the BackgroundWorker componentMar 12, 2008. This article discusses the BackgroundWorker component in .NET 2.0, it will show you how to use it to execute tasks in the background of your application
  • Understanding Pattern Matching in F#Apr 30, 2008. F# introduces a code structure called pattern matching which allows you to perform some pretty interesting tasks in the language. This article will get you up to speed with this powerful technique in programming.
  • Introduction to The Resources .resx and Resources Files: Part I May 05, 2008. In some cases an application needs some external resources to perform specified tasks. And I mean by external resources, those none executables data logically deployed with a given application.
  • Manage Data in a Win Forms Application (without the Database)May 12, 2008. This article provides an approach to building an application that may be used to collect, store, and retrieve data without relying upon a database to get there.
  • Using Symmetric Algorithms to Encrypt DataMay 20, 2008. In this article, I will propose a method of how to encrypt data and store it using symmetric algorithms whose are, in fact, four integrated classes within the .Net framework, namely DES,RC2,Rijndael and TripleDES but I will perform the task using the two last ones as they are the mostly used in real time cases.
  • 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.
  • How to Define and Configure a Grid Control Within a WPF Application Using C#: Part IIAug 18, 2008. In a previous article, we discovered how to define and configure a Grid control using XAML. In this second article I’ll demonstrate how to do the same task using the code behind, I mean using C#.
  • Working with WPF Table using C# - Part IIAug 26, 2008. In the previous article, Working with WPF Table using XAML - Part I, we discovered how to perform this task using XAML. Now, we will see how to do the same using C#.
  • Handle resource files - Generate a class with strong typed properties using StronglyTypedResourceBuilder: Part VIISep 03, 2008. You can generate a class with strongly typed properties issued from a given resources file elements or attributes using other way than in Part VI handle resource files where the resgen.exe is invoked to achieve such task.
  • SQL Server Stored procedures and UDF within LINQ context-PartIISep 03, 2008. In the first article, SQL Server Stored procedures and UDF within LINQ context-Part I, I exposed 2 scenarios of how to deal with stored procedures using LINQ, in this second part, I will accomplish the task by demonstrating how to call a user defined function UDF using the same way adopted in the first part.
  • OpenFileDialog in SilverlightNov 30, 2008. The OpenFileDialog allows users to select one or more files on the local computer or on a networked computer. This article demonstrates how to create and use an OpenFileDialog control in Silverlight using XAML and C#.
  • Coding Better: Programming From the Outside In. Part IJan 25, 2009. Modeling an API for a domain is a difficult task. The trick is to get the correct level of encapsulation/abstraction while making the API easy to understand and consume. If we can model our domains at the same level that we understand them linguistically then we are 90% of the way there. This article discusses a programming methodology by which we can build a concise interface that will provide a consistent level of abstraction and is easy to code against.
  • Exception handling using Enterprise application block in 6 StepsMar 20, 2009. Exception handling is one of the most important tasks in any application. Many applications either do not handle applications or they handle it in an adhoc manner. In this section we will see how we can use the readymade exception handling block so that we do not need to code and build error handling routines from scratch.
  • MVP (Model View Presenter) – Supervising Controller.Apr 12, 2009. This articles discusses a general implementation of the Supervising Controller MVP (Model View Presenter) pattern for a win-forms application and the use of a dialog broker to allow pulling additional logic into the controller class.
  • Custom TimerJob in SharepointMay 11, 2009. This article shows how to create a new entry automatically in your task list in the Sharepoint related to timer which you set.
  • 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.
  • OpenFileDialog in C#Jun 09, 2009. The OpenFileDialog object interacts with the Computer’s API (Application Programming Interface) to present available files to the user and retrieves the user’s file selection back to the program.
  • Walkthrough on creating a Task List in SharePointAug 10, 2009. In this article, I will give step by step explanation of how to add a task list in SharePoint site. I am going to add a list in existing SharePoint site.
  • MessageBox in WPFAug 11, 2009. This article shows how to use a MessageBox control in WPF and C#.
  • OpenFileDialog in WPFAug 11, 2009. This article shows how to use an OpenFileDialog control in WPF and C# to browse files.
  • Send Email in ASP.Net with attached fileAug 24, 2009. One of the most common functionalities used in Web development is sending email from a Web page. The .NET framework makes the task of sending email from a Web page easy and in this article I’ll show you how to send email with attachment file.
  • Building Isometric ApplicationsSep 28, 2009. The task is put to develop the three-dimensional graphic interface including visual stereocomponents (Stereo Vision compoNents), three-dimensional forms (Shapes) and isometric applications (Isometric Application). As means of development language C # and DirectX 9.0 has been chosen.
  • Background Processes in ASP .Net Web ApplicationsOct 01, 2009. This article talks about various approaches of creating background processing in Web application using C#.
  • Lambda Expressions are WonderfulDec 02, 2009. Lambda expressions are simple to use and make routine tasks such as sorting or filtering Lists much easier.
  • Creating a Windows Application in VS.NET using C# Jan 07, 2010. In this article I will explain you about Creating a Windows Application in VS.NET using C#.
  • Genetic CloudJan 24, 2010. Complex optimization tasks, like travelling salesman problem, can be solved by simple algorithms with random searching component. Genetic algorithm is one of such approaches. It gives better solution on the big population sizes, but the execution time grows non-linear with population size growth. Another way to increase accuracy is to have several parallel runs. The additional resources for parallel runs could be taken in a Cloud.
  • WPF OpenFileDialogJan 28, 2010. This article will tell you how to use OpenFileDialog using WPF. OpenFileDialog represents a common dialog box that displays the control that allows the user to open a file.
  • Print Dialogs in GDI+May 06, 2010. In this article I will explain about Print Dialogs in GDI+.
  • PageSetupDialog in C#May 07, 2010. In this article I will explain about the PageSetupDialog Control in GDI+ and how to use in a Windows Forms application using C#.
  • Multithreading in WPF: Part IIMay 31, 2010. In this article we will consider the safest approach to run background task in WPF.
  • OpenFileDialog in C#Jun 11, 2010. An OpenFileDialog control is used to browse and select a file on a computer. This article demonstrates how to use a windows Forms open file dialog in C#.
  • Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management - Manage Work ItemsJun 15, 2010. In this article, I am going to show step by step process of creating work items (user stories/tasks), create queries to view the work items and managing same work items using Microsoft Office Excel.
  • How to use a WebClient asynchronouslyJun 23, 2010. Below is a simple illustration of how to use a WebClient asynchronously with the use of a simple dialog to display its status.
  • FolderBrowserDialog in C#Jun 28, 2010. A FolderBrowserDialog control is used to browse and select a folder on a computer.
  • FontDialog in C#Jun 29, 2010. A FontDialog control is used to select a font from available fonts installed on a system.
  • SaveFileDialog in C#Jul 01, 2010. A SaveFileDialog control is used to save a file using Windows Save File Dialog.
  • Basics Of Data Communication Part: 1Jul 11, 2010. This article will explain, Data Communication Model, Data Communication System Tasks and Communication Network and Services.

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