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  • FileDownloader : Download files using HTTPJan 10, 2000. This application contains a Form and a Class module . From Form we create a thread which execute the procedure to handle the NET download. This application can be enhance to do more down load as in Download manager by creating more threads.
  • Add/Remove User Control for C#Jan 18, 2000. A nice feature in the Visual.NET environment is the ability to create User Controls.
  • Yahtzee Program using C#Jan 24, 2000. The Visual C# environment has given the programmer the ability to create applications in RAD mode without the steep learning curve for the C++ programmer. (I do miss templates though!). The above application, yahtzee, is based on a popular poker-like dice game.
  • 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.
  • Creating C# Class Library (DLL) Using Visual Studio .NETDec 09, 2000. This tutorial explains how to create a C# class library(dll) and call it from a C# console client application.
  • Tutorial: Creating C# Class Library (DLL) Using Visual Studio .NETDec 09, 2000. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to create a class library (DLL) in Visual Studio .NET.
  • GDI+ Tutorial for BeginnersDec 26, 2000. GDI+ is next evolution of GDI. In Visual Studio .NET, Microsoft has taken care of most of the GDI problems and have made it easy to use.
  • Using ListViews in C#Jan 18, 2001. As a Visual C++ user for 10 years I can say that Microsoft deserves praise for their new ListView class. The MFC ListView class was, well, unpleasant to use. C# makes life a bit easier with a richer property and method set for ListViews. Also, you can now, set the ListView to select an entire row in report mode, something that in Visual C++ you had to write a whole custom ListView control to do. Note also the nice grid lines.
  • Deploying Programs in C#Mar 08, 2001. Deploying projects in Visual Studio.NET is fairly straightfoward. Most of the process is automated for you through some convenient wizards so it doesn't require much effort.
  • Deploying Programs in C#Mar 08, 2001. Deploying projects in Visual Studio.NET is fairly straightforward. Most of the process is automated for you through some convenient wizards so it doesn't require much effort. Keep in mind, though that you probably need the Windows Component Update Beta 1 on the machine you are deploying to. I suspect you also need the Microsoft .NET Framework, as well (for now).
  • 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.
  • Connecting to a Text file using ADO.NET Apr 20, 2001. A simple step by step tutorial shows you how to connect to a text file using ADO.NET and C#..
  • cwTab - A Tab Control in C#May 18, 2001. cwTab is a control written in C# that gives you the ability to add Visual Studio.Net, Excel, and InterDev tabs to any application. The control is fully customizable.
  • Animate System Tray in C#Jun 18, 2001. I am sure those who have worked with Visual C++ would have experienced the problem of displaying an icon in system tray and manipulating with context menus for that. Previously I use to display System tray icons with Shell_NotifyIcon by filling a structure and manipulating with a context menu for that icon is another problem.
  • Working With OleDb Data Adapters Jun 19, 2001. This step by step tutorial guides you to create your database applications using OleDb Data Adapters in VS.NET.
  • What's in Mobile Internet Tool?Jul 05, 2001. The New Name For .NET Mobile Web Is Mobile Internet Toolkit.
  • 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.
  • .NET Brings The Fun Back to ProgrammingJul 11, 2001. Today, we are all comfortable sitting in front of our high powered computers running graphical user interfaces and compiling code in sophisticated development environments.
  • Stock TrackerJul 18, 2001. This program is a utility to track stock quotes for multiple symbols.
  • Developing Windows Applications Jul 23, 2001. This tutorial explains you step by step how to create your Windows Applications using Visual C#.
  • Visual MatrixAug 17, 2001. User can easily add ,sub any limit of matrices. Edit boxes are created dynamically.
  • 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.
  • Modest Introduction to IL Assembly LanguageSep 03, 2001. Since I received copy of Visual Studio .NET Beta 2 and did not manage to find “ILAssemblyLanguageProgrammersReference.doc” which was included in beta 1 I decided to share my experience with other assembly enthusiasts.
  • Windows Forms Without VS .NETSep 12, 2001. This article explains how to write windows forms application without using Visual Studio .NET IDE.
  • Visual Inheritance in C#-Part1Sep 24, 2001. We all know that Inheritance means a extending a class with more Features without worrying about the implementation of features of hidden inside the class to be inherited.
  • Visual Inheritance Part 2 Sep 26, 2001. We all know that Inheritance means a extending a class with more Features without worrying about the implementation of features of hidden inside the class to be inherited.
  • Calculator in C# (Windows Application)Oct 19, 2001. This is a simple calculator program that was written using Visual Studio.NET and C#.
  • Introduction to Pocket PCOct 31, 2001. At the time of writing (Oct 2001) Microsoft has shipped Pocket PC 2002 and also has just released the Visual Studio .NET add-on for Pocket PC called the compact framework.
  • Creating a User Control: .NET Toggle ControlNov 16, 2001. This is a C# User Control which re-creates the toggle used by XML, HTML, etc. files in the .NET Developer Studio. Just compile the control and drag it onto a form from the Windows Form Toolbox.
  • Using ADO RecordSet in ADO.NETDec 10, 2001. Using ADO recordset in managed code using ADO.NET data providers is pretty simple. Visual studio .NET provides you to add reference to the COM libraries. In this article I'll show you how to access data using ADO recordset and fill a ADO.NET data provider from the recordset data.
  • C# and ActiveX DLLDec 14, 2001. As you know with Visual Basic 6.0, it is possible develop a COM server and implement them in a Visual Basic client program. But this is being done by using Visual Basic. You may wonder about the idea of calling this DLL in a C# Application. Well, C# language provides us a way to call this COM server in a program. When we compile a C# program an Intermediate Language is generated and it is called as Managed Code.
  • Web Enabled C# ApplicationJan 02, 2002. C# is a sharp-edged weapon for Microsoft Visual Studio Programmers. My article beneath presents a brief eye-catching vivid view of programming internet web-browser using C#(C Sharp), and solves today's need with tomorrow's software!
  • SharpHSQL - An SQL engine written in C#Jan 08, 2002. .NET! C#! If you haven't been inundated with the marketing of Microsoft's new initiatives, you've been living in your cube without a web connection for quite a while. Like a lot of developers, I had installed the .NET SDK and the Beta 1 of Visual Studio .NET and played with it. However, since its release was so far out in the future and I had deadlines to meet, I soon went back to working with the things my customers needed now.
  • Data Binding in DataGrid Control - Part 1Feb 05, 2002. When it comes to data-bound controls and database programming, DataGrid control is the most versatile , powerful and flexible control available in Visual Studio .NET.
  • VS.NET Tools Intermediate Language Disassembler (ILDAM)Feb 06, 2002. "The ILDSAM tool parses any .NET Framework EXE/DLL Module and shows the information in a human-readeble format"
  • 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.
  • .NET COM Interoperability - Part 2: Using .NET Component from COMApr 02, 2002. When a COM client calls a DotNet object, the DotNet framework will create a COM callable wrapper (CCW). COM clients use the CCW as a proxy for the managed object.
  • Inherited Class Skeleton GeneratorApr 08, 2002. Inherited Class Skeleton Generator (ICSG) is a handy tool, which can be used to make your programming under .NET productive.
  • 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.
  • Outlook Bar ControlApr 18, 2002. This is a simple control similar to the OutlookBar. The attached zip file contains two Visual Studio .NET projects.
  • A Database Component: Inserting Serializable ObjectsApr 23, 2002. The attached zip file contains two projects - a database component (DLL) project and a Windows forms project called Test. Both projects are written and compiled using Visual Studio .NET version 1.0.
  • A C# SOAP Apache ClientApr 26, 2002. This part shall demonstrate how a simple web service can be created quickly using Visual Studio.Net.
  • Web Services: Basics and Beyond Part 2Apr 30, 2002. This part shall demonstrate how a simple web service can be created quickly using Visual Studio.Net.
  • Unit Conversion Tool for Pocket PC with Compact FrameworkMay 22, 2002. I have created a Unit conversion tool to calculate conversion from 16 different types.
  • CS CODEDOM ParserJun 12, 2002. CS CODEDOM Parser is utility which parses the C# source code and creates the CODEDOM tree of the code(general classes that represent code, part of .NET Framework - namespace System.CodeDom).
  • Redhotqlue C# ArrayObjectJun 20, 2002. Unlike Visual Basic the C# language does not provide a standard mechanism for re-dimensioning (resizing) arrays. This component provides that additional functionality for arrays created in C#.
  • Welcome to COBOL.NET, corner of the C# CornerJul 01, 2002. This column will hopefully help those of you looking to use Fujitsu NetCOBOL for .NET. We are going to present some "How To" articles beginning with the basic information about the environment, the interaction with Visual Studio.NET, the Designers and the COBOL language.
  • Intellisense: An Example of How to Make ItJul 01, 2002. Auto completing is one way to offer a productive and programmer friendly user interface to programmers and Intellisense feature of Visual Studio .NET is one of them.
  • Web Forms Code ModelJul 23, 2002. ASP.NET introduces a new programming model for Web Forms to separate the code and visual elements in different files.
  • 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.
  • Code InternationalizationAug 06, 2002. This is a very simple windows application example for localizing the application. Visual studio .NET makes it pretty simple to create localized applications and manage them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PDF ConverterAug 26, 2002. This is a PDF converter tool which can reads text documents and converts them to PDF documents.
  • MacroMagic .NET for VB and C#Sep 09, 2002. MacroMagic.NET contains macros for VB and C# developers that can be added to Visual Studio .NET.
  • Compiler Tools in C#Sep 10, 2002. The attached zip file contains the source code and documentation of Compiler tools in C#.
  • Customizing Default Project SettingSep 26, 2002. "How do I change the default exe name of my project?". I received this question in an email.
  • Using Error Provider Control in Windows Forms and C#Oct 08, 2002. In this example we will see how to use the ErrorProvider control in Windows forms to provide validations in Windows Forms and display user-friendly error messages to the user if the validation fails.
  • ATL COM Component, ASP.NET Web Service, and VB ClientOct 14, 2002. This article describes how to use ATL COM Components in ASP.Net web service and how to consume the ASP.Net Web Service from Visual Basic 6 Client. Ultimately the VB6 client calls the method of the COM component created in Visual C++ through the ASP.Net Web Service.
  • Using Dynamic Properties in Windows FormsOct 18, 2002. Using Dynamic Properties in Windows Forms by Dipal Choksi. Oct 18, 2002. In this article we will see how to dynamically configure properties in Windows Applications using Visual Studio.Net.
  • Printing Directly to the PrinterOct 21, 2002. Using this code enables you to print directly to the printer using WIN32 api calls and therefore should enable you to print at maximum speed rather than relying in the Windows Printing subsystems.
  • 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.
  • Automating the Process of Getting Latest Files from VSSJan 22, 2003. In this article, I will show you how to write an automated process of taking VSS backup. Initially, this application was written with some hard coded settings such as user name, password. and VSS path.
  • The "ins" and "outs" of Using Stored Procedures in C#Jan 27, 2003. This article reviews the creation of stored procedures with parameters using the Visual Studio IDE.
  • Hash Password GeneratorFeb 10, 2003. This visual tool generates the hashed password using either SHA1 or MD5 hashing algorithm depending on the choice you make. It will display the hashed password in the read only text box, it can also copy the hashed password to clipboard on your choice for easy paste operation.
  • Simple Registration Framework-XML signaturesFeb 13, 2003. This project provides simple tools, which add a "shareware like" registration support to .NET application.
  • Using C# and COM Interoperability to Extract from a UML tool into a Microsoft Word DocumentFeb 18, 2003. This article allows you to read the classes contained inside of WithClass 2000 into a Word Document using COM Interoperability for Word and COM Interoperability for WithClass and presents your classes in a kind of report.
  • 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.
  • Regular Expression ValidatorMar 14, 2003. This tool is useful when you are creating Regular Expression. This tool will help you in checking syntax of the regular expression typed in.
  • Creating Extensible and Flexible Hosted Applications: Part 1Apr 02, 2003. Moving from procedural programming languages such as ASP and Visual Basic to .NET object-oriented languages enables programmers to build systems that are highly extensible and flexible.
  • 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.
  • Basics of Extending Your Working Environment in Visual StudioApr 10, 2003. All of us have used Macros in Microsoft Office and Add-ins in Visual Studio 6 and I am very sure all of us have been impressed as well by their power to control their own working environment.
  • .NET Framework Version 1.1 - Side-By-Side ExecutionApr 11, 2003. Microsoft has announced the release of the new version of the .Net Framework 1.1. As with almost everything in life, the only constant is change.
  • Creating Setup and Deployment Projects in VS.NETApr 21, 2003. This step-by-step tutorial guides you how to create a setup and deployment project using Visual Studio .NET to build a setup of your applications.
  • 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.
  • Using C# .NET in Excel 2003May 08, 2003. This article shows how you can take advantage of Visual Studio 2003 tools to write .NET applications that work with Office 2003.
  • Using Regions to Improve Code ReadabilityAug 26, 2003. Visual Studio .NET gives us some very handy tools to improve readability in our code.
  • C# Coding TechniquesSep 05, 2003. I wrote this article for novice programmers who needs to grasp the concepts of "What's C# code?" and "How we can write code?". To read this article you must have an overview of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio.NET (VS. NET).
  • Building ASP.NET Web ServicesSep 23, 2003. This article shows you how to write an ASP.NET Web service using Visual Studio .NET.
  • ODBC usage in .NETSep 24, 2003. This article will provide a template of how to represent a smallint, integer, decimal, varchar and other ODBC data types that are used in the SQL Server environment in COBOL.
  • Understanding Crystal Report ViewersOct 07, 2003. Crystal Report Viewers work as a container of a report and allow us to view a crystal report in Windows and Web applications. Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET provides two report viewers – Windows Forms Viewer and Web Forms Viewer.
  • .NET versus ONENov 24, 2003. Microsoft .NET and Sun ONE are that glue for each of the companies—the super glue that tries to hold together a lot of information around vision, architecture and products.
  • Office11 Solution using .NET - A White PaperNov 25, 2003. This detailed white paper contains the information about Office 11 support for Microsoft .NET. It also explains Office 11 object model and how to access Word and Excel documents using Visual Studio .NET.
  • Migrating COM/DCOM Applications in Microsoft .NET FrameworkDec 09, 2003. In the current Internet scenario, various classic applications run on multiple networks. These applications could have been written using different languages like Visual Basic, Visual C++. For example, a retail organization would have different systems, such as an inventory management system, a bill of material systems, and a general ledger system, all implemented using various technologies available for application development. These systems need to be integrated to form a higher-level enterprise information system for an organization.
  • 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.
  • Solar Power Charting ToolDec 30, 2003. In this article, we will see how to use C# and GDI+ in measuring the solar power and represent it in form of chart.
  • QuickModeler 2.0 : A Reverse Engineering Tool for Visual Studio .NETJan 08, 2004. QuickModeler is an Add-In for Visual Studio .NET which provides reverse engineering and easy UML modeling functionality to the development environment. It comprises features like autolayout, inheritance and association modeling, cross language modeling, grid, clipboard, etc.
  • Localization in COBOL .NETJan 09, 2004. This article will show you how to use the power of LOCALIZATION within Visual Studio .NET to create one screen and have it display different languages.
  • Typed DataSets in .NETFeb 03, 2004. As all of we know, we can specify the data type when we create a DataColumn for a DataTable. This is to enforce the runtime type-safety for the column so that only data of specified data type can be stored in the column.
  • Generic Web Service ProxyFeb 04, 2004. In this article I will explain how you can consume a web service without using the standard "Add Web Reference" in Visual Studio and how to do this without using SOAP.
  • Testing .NET applicationsFeb 16, 2004. This white paper shares vision and challenges in testing .NET applications. Never before, has any technology or framework tried bringing many disparate systems and languages under one roof for the benefit of enterprise applications.
  • Microsoft Application Center 2000 - An IntroductionMar 17, 2004. Application Center 2000 is Microsoft's deployment and management tool for high-availability Web applications built on the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. Application Center 2000 makes managing groups of servers as simple as managing a single computer.
  • 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.
  • Dynamic SQL Server Database Creation in .NETMay 03, 2004. This article explains step by step dynamic creation of a SQL Server database, tables and stored procedure using Visual Studio codename Whidbey and VB.NET.
  • Understanding .NET Framework at a glanceMay 05, 2004. In this article we are going to look at Microsoft .NET Framework. This is the newly established software development environment which helps developers to develop applications quickly and gives optimum, efficient, scalable, performance oriented applications in different languages like Visual Basic .NET, C#, ASP .NET, and Jscript .NET.
  • My First Tablet PC Application using C#May 24, 2004. This step by step tutorial shows you how to create your first Tablet PC application using Visual Studio .NET and C# with the help of Microsoft Tablet PC API.
  • Saving and Loading Ink on InkPicture Control in C#Jun 02, 2004. This article shows a real-world usage of Tablet PC InkPicutre control and ink. The attached file is a Visual Studio 2003 project, which allows you to load an image file, write on the image using ink and save the ink. It also allows you to load and view the saved ink on the image.
  • Portal Development in ASP.NET 2.0Jun 04, 2004. The new security controls make authentication a breeze and web parts provides the user the means to customize content. Personalization and Membership features give developers a ready made framework for personalizing the site to suit individual user needs.

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