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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.
  • Meal Scheduler in C#May 04, 2000. In this application once you enter your meal timings. A message box will appear on the screen while you are working and remember you about your meal with light sound.
  • Graphics Animation SampleMay 16, 2000. After finishing a text program (lottery) its time for some fun. Everytime a have to work with a new language.I write a small program to bounce some balls in a box.
  • I'm having trouble implementing IObjectSafety. IE keeps telling me that my controls isn't safe. Why?Aug 15, 2000. This article explains about how to implement the IObjectSafety. ATL's IObjectSafetyImpl class appears to have a few bugs in it. The code below works great.
  • Timer in C#Jan 26, 2001. An article with sample project explains how to work with the Timer control in C# and .NET to write to a text file after few seconds.
  • Working with GDI+ Brushes Jan 30, 2001. This tutorial explains how to work with texture, solid, gradient, and hatch brushes.
  • Tutorial: Working with Toolbars in C#Jan 30, 2001. This tutorial explains you how to add toolbars to a form, load images to the toolbar buttons, and writing event handlers for toolbar buttons.
  • 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.
  • Simple SMTP MailerMar 26, 2001. This is a simple program which shows how to send mail via SMTP without using any framework support. While using the .NET SMTP classes may be a little easier, it is good to be able to go under the hood and get your hands dirty to understand what is going on at the socket level. For simple text messages, this implementation works fine.
  • Naming Guidelines in .NETApr 20, 2001. Commenting and following a uniform naming guidelines in your code is one of good programming practices to make code more useful.
  • Working with Relational Data in ADO.NETMay 03, 2001. Working with hierarchal data was not that easy with the previous version of ADO.
  • Wireless Model : How Does It Work?May 09, 2001. The browser sends an HTTP request to the Web server, which interprets the request and determines which resources to retrieve or execute. If the URL specifies a file, then the server sends it back.
  • 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.
  • Working With Process ClassMay 22, 2001. This article is aimed at introducing the novice .NET developer to the basic usage of System.Diagnostics services included in the .NET BCL.
  • 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.
  • ADO.NET: What's changed in .NET Beta 2?Jun 20, 2001. ADO.NET API is one of the changed APIs. In this article, I've covered some of ADO.NET changes in Beta 2.
  • 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.
  • Working with ReflectionJul 05, 2001. This article is about the use of reflection package in Csharp. Through Reflection we can get Information about the class.
  • Working with GDI+ Pens and FontsJul 30, 2001. The System.Drawinging.Pen and System.Drawing.Font classes represent pen and font objects in GDI+.
  • Working with Status BarsAug 01, 2001. An article on how work with status bars and pens and images to the pens.
  • Working with Data Bound ControlsAug 07, 2001. Step by step tutorials teaches you how to use data-bound controls DataGrid, ListBox, and ComboBox controls .
  • Web Services between .NET, Java and MS SOAP Toolkit: Part IAug 24, 2001. WinGhost 2.0 application allows you to show and hide applications running on your machine. I find this program useful at my work as I do lot of programming at any given time I can have a bunch windows open. I use it normally to hide just my windows I don't access that often.
  • 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.
  • Working with Windows RegistrySep 25, 2001. In this small tutorial, I'll show you how to read, write and delete Windows Registry.
  • Constructor and Destructors in C#Oct 10, 2001. This detailed article talks about how constructors and destructors work in C# and how to use them in your applications.
  • Working with Windows Forms ControlsOct 12, 2001. This program shows you how to use Windows Forms controls such as Check Boxes, Radio Buttons, and Combo Box.
  • Oracle Database ViewerOct 17, 2001. This is a GUI based application which connects to an Oracle database depending upon the DSN, username and password that you provide. It then shows the list of tables on the left hand side in the form of a treeview.
  • Working with Namespaces in C#Nov 07, 2001. In C#, namespaces are used to logically arrange classes, structs, interfaces, enums and delegates. The namespaces in C# can be nested. That means one namespace can contain other namespaces also.
  • Exceptions and Exception StackNov 16, 2001. The purpose of this tutorial is to explain firstly how you would go about creating your own set of exceptions to trap error conditions that could occur in your code or library, for your own benefit or for the benefit of another developer using your library. The second lesson is on how the C# exception stack works, and how you can use it to catch all types of exceptions.
  • How To Open and Read an Excel Spreadsheet into a ListView in .NETNov 26, 2001. The Interoperability services make it very easy to work with COM Capable Applications such as Word and Excel.
  • Working with Anchoring and Docking PropertiesNov 26, 2001. In this article let's take an expedition through travel around how Anchoring, Docking Properties of Controls can be used in the Windows Forms.
  • Creating a Custom Data AdapterDec 03, 2001. A good programmer needs to know how to work with ADO.NET DataAdapters at the code level.
  • Working with Menus in C#Dec 20, 2001. In this article I elucidate how to adding menus and menu item to Windows forms, Replacing, Cloning, Merging of menus and about Context menus (Popupmenus).
  • NUnit for people who can't workJan 02, 2002. In this lesson I will show how to numerically solve algebraic and ordinary differential equations, and perform numerical integration with Simpson method.
  • Working With Data TypesJan 02, 2002. Explains data types in C# and how to work with them.
  • Adapter Pattern in C#Jan 03, 2002. The Gang Of Four (GoF) defined the Adaptor pattern as follows in their most famous book "Design Patterns" Gamma et al. Adapter lets classes work together that couldn't otherwise because of incompatible interfaces."
  • 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.
  • Creating an Excel Spreadsheet ProgrammaticallyJan 22, 2002. The Interoperability services make it very easy to work with COM Capable Applications such as Word and Excel. This article reveals using Excel from a managed application. Excel is the spreadsheet component of Microsoft Office 2000.
  • Creating an Excel Spreadsheet ProgrammaticallyJan 22, 2002. The Interoperability services make it very easy to work with COM Capable Applications such as Word and Excel. This article reveals using Excel from a managed application. Excel is the spreadsheet component of Microsoft Office 2000.
  • Working with Strings in VB.NETFeb 05, 2002. This article is VB.NET version of Working with Strings in .NET using C#.
  • .NET Remoting: The Interface ApproachMar 26, 2002. .NET Remoting provides a powerful and high performance way of working with remote objects. Architecturally, .NET Remote objects are a perfect fit for accessing resources across the network without the overhead posed by SOAP based Web services. .NET Remoting is easier to use than Java's RMI, but definitely more difficult than creating a WebService. In this article, we will create a remote object, and access this object using the Interface.
  • .NET Remoting: The Simple ApproachMar 26, 2002. .NET Remoting provides a powerful and high performance way of working with remote objects. Architecturally, .NET Remote objects are a perfect fit for accessing resources across the network without the overhead posed by SOAP based Web services.
  • Tutorial: Working with Files and DirectoriesApr 03, 2002. One of the rich experiences in working with .NET is a huge collection of Base Class Libraries .
  • Application Data Utility ClassApr 24, 2002. Attached is a ZIP file containing the source-code and compiled DLL of the "Application Data Utility Class".
  • C# Corner Logo: 3D GDI+ EffectMay 10, 2002. "It's time to redesign the logo. Let's do some 3D work here". That's what Owen said an hour ago. And after that he drew a 3D C# logo on the board.
  • Robotics Game Using .NET LanguagesMay 28, 2002. It is often not easy to get to know new technologies like .NET if you don’t get introduced to in a work environment.
  • C# Style-SheetMay 31, 2002. This article contains a C# style-sheet for the GNU a2ps print utility. The style-sheet keywords, comments, preprocessor directives, and [] style attributes are pretty-printed in the typical a2ps fonts.
  • Understanding Destructors in C# Jun 18, 2002. This article is about understanding the working concept of destructor in C#. I know you all may be thinking why a dedicated article on simple destructor phenomenon.
  • Understanding Destructors in C#Jun 18, 2002. This article is about understanding the working concept of destructor in C#. As you read this article you will understand how different is C# destructor are when compared to C++ destructors.
  • 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.
  • Programming C#: Working with Arrays in .NETJul 09, 2002. This article concentrates on arrays in .NET and how you can work with arrays using C# language. Article also covers the Arrays class and its method, which can be used to sort, search, get, and set an array items.
  • Working with System.IO.Directory Class in C#Jul 22, 2002. This article is focused on understanding the Directory class of System.IO namespace.
  • Macro to Update References of all Projects in a SolutionJul 24, 2002. When working in enterprise development there are occasions when you have a solution file with 10 or more projects in it all using private assemblies.
  • Validation Server Controls in Web FormsAug 05, 2002. When working with Web applications, developers need to write two separate codes using Java Script and VB Script to validate user inputs.In this article we are going to see, how we can reduce the programmers effort on coding, reducing the execution process time and simplify the code handling and less number of lines in the coding.
  • Working With DirectDraw and Bitmap ImagesSep 05, 2002. This month in the C-sharp DirectX column, we will be adding bitmap image support to our game engine.
  • Working with COBOL Data Groups in C#Sep 11, 2002. In this article we will begin with a C# console application calling a COBOL DLL file. The C# application will pass it a number of occurrences to create in the table (much like a user requesting a specific number of months to report on).
  • ADHelper - An Active Directory ClassSep 18, 2002. Working on my latest project required quite a degree of development against the Active Directory.
  • The NeFs Application Demo Part 2: Designing Application Oriented Server ControlsOct 31, 2002. This article is part II of a three part demo application dubbed Net-Worked Financial System written in C# and .NET framework.
  • Working with Win32 API in .NETNov 21, 2002. Windows exposes lots of functionality in the form of Win32 API. Using these API you can perform direct operation in windows, which increases performance of your application.
  • Working with Portable Network Graphics(PNG) Format : Part IDec 13, 2002. First off, why use PNG instead of GIF? Probably the most important reason is that GIF supports a maximum of 256 colors.
  • Pro Developer: Throwing Money Out the WindowDec 18, 2002. It's common knowledge among programmers that most of the ills of the software industry, and most particularly the companies where we work, could be solved by simply letting the technical people make the technical decisions. In fact, that sounds so obvious that you might be tempted to shake your head and wonder what planet I come from. Obviously, since this is so incredibly logical and sensible, it's a given that most companies leave management decisions to managers, and technical decisions to techies, right?
  • 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.
  • ADODB Services in .NET Applications Using C#Dec 31, 2002. With the advent of ADO.NET, the .NET Framework lets you work with your data in a paradigm shift.
  • Global Assembly Cache(GAC) HellJan 03, 2003. After having worked on a project involving heavy use of the Global Assembly Cache, I would like to tell you that using the GAC can be very frustrating. We had a solution which had several projects within the solution. Many of these projects referenced 1 project (utility project) which did a lot of the work which we could reuse.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Basics of Extending Your Working Environment in Visual StudioApr 10, 2003. Visual studio.net offers a wide variety of options, which enable the user to create custom and personalized Visual Studio working environments.
  • Extending Your Working Environment in Visual Studio - AdvancedApr 24, 2003. In my previous article, you learned about how to create wizards and some simple objects such as DTE, Solutions, Project and Project Item. These objects help us to customize our Visual Studio working environment.
  • Extending Your Working Environment in Visual Studio - AdvancedApr 24, 2003. In my previous article, you learned about how to create wizards and some simple objects such as DTE, Solutions, Project and Project Item. These objects help us to customize our Visual Studio working environment.
  • FTP Client Library for C#Apr 26, 2003. Finding a fully working, lightweight FTP Client that had no GUI, was free, and came with source was difficult.
  • 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.
  • Changing the default limit of 25 threads of ThreadPool ClassJun 19, 2003. The Threadpool is useful for managing threads that are usually in a wait state and that take only a short amount of time to do their work. If still you would like to change the default limit of 25 threads then here you go.
  • Working with DropDownList and ListBox Controls in ASP.NETJul 29, 2003. In this article we'll see how to use DropDownList and ListBox Web controls to display data in various formats.
  • User Controls in Internet ExplorerAug 13, 2003. WinGhost 2.0 application allows you to show and hide applications running on your machine. I find this program useful at my work as I do lot of programming at any given time I can have a bunch windows open. I use it normally to hide just my windows I don't access that often.
  • StatusBars in Real ApplicationsSep 05, 2003. In this article we will investigate the StatusBar control of .NET Framework library.
  • Storing Data in C#Sep 17, 2003. In this article, we will talk about C# data types and how data storage works with different types of data types.
  • 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.
  • 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#.
  • Generating Combo Box in DataGrid ColumnsJan 09, 2004. DataGrid programming in .NET is real fun. And that too if you’re trying to get it programmed in a Windows Forms world its double the work. You got to write a whole lot of code for a simple extensibility of the existing features of datagrid. One good example is having a combobox in one of the columns of the datagrid.
  • Audio Video Modules for ASP.NET Community Starter Kit : Part IIJan 19, 2004. In this article, we will build an additional module for ASP.net CommunityStarterKit that enables you to publish audio and video contents. This module works together with Windows Media Services and it is written in C#. You have to install CommunityStarterKit (C# version for VS) to follow this article.
  • Audio Video Modules for ASP.NET Community Starter Kit : Part IIIJan 19, 2004. In this article, we will build an additional module for ASP.net CommunityStarterKit that enables you to publish audio and video contents. This module works together with Windows Media Services and it is written in C#. You have to install CommunityStarterKit (C# version for VS) to follow this article.
  • Audio Video Modules for ASP.NET Community Starter Kit : Part IVJan 19, 2004. In this tutorial, we will build an additional module for ASP.net CommunityStarterKit that enables you to publish audio and video contents. This module works together with Windows Media Services and it is written in C#. You have to install CommunityStarterKit (C# version for VS) to follow this article.
  • Working with Remote Objects in C#Jan 26, 2004. This article shows how to create a remote server and MDI window Remote Client using remote object. The remote server can be used as Auction Server and Real Time Data and Information Server.
  • Extreme Programming (XP)Feb 18, 2004. Extreme Programming (XP) is a discipline of software development based on values of simplicity, communication & feedback. It works by bringing the whole team together in the presence of simple practices.
  • Generating Microsoft Excel Reports in .NETMar 01, 2004. Microsoft Excel is installed on most computers these days since it is part of Microsoft office, and you can create detailed reports with Excel, but it will take some doing. I will attempt to show you how to create a simple report in Excel and some of the problems you may encounter along the way, this will work with Excel 97-2000.
  • Building and Using Asynchronous Web ServicesApr 16, 2004. In this article I will show how to build and use asynchronous Web services in your application and how you can use the callback method to make your application work in asynchronous state.
  • Working with Tablet PC InkEdit Control in C#Jun 02, 2004. Tablet PC SDK provides two very powerful but easy to use Ink controls for Ink recognition. These two controls are - InkEdit and InkPicture. This article discusses how to work with InkEdit and InkPicture controls.
  • Working with Tablet PC InkPicture Control in C#Jun 24, 2004. Tablet PC SDK provides two very powerful but easy to use Ink controls for Ink recognition. These two controls are - InkEdit and InkPicture. This article discusses how to work with InkPicture control. See Working with Tablet PC InkEdit control to work with InkEdit control.
  • Cryptography in .NETJul 31, 2004. This article gives a brief overview of Cryptography and the Cryptography support provided by the .NET Framework. I begin by introducing Cryptography and then proceed to examine the various types of it. In particular, I review and analyze the various cryptography algorithms and objects supported by .NET. I conclude after proposing and briefly discussing the algorithmic technique that would work best for you.
  • Handling Oracle Max Open Cursor Error when Fetching Multiple Rows in ADO.NETAug 18, 2004. When working with Microsoft technologies, MS SQL Server comes out as a natural choice for the database. While it is a fact that .NET Framework has extensive support for SQL server, when you work with other databases like Oracle the situation might turn out to be a little more tricky than it is with SQL Server.
  • Extreme ProgrammingSep 16, 2004. Extreme Programming is new development technique getting adopted in the software development and the key strength of this methodology is simplicity, team work, quality and testing.
  • An in-depth look at WMI and Instrumentation: Part IISep 18, 2004. In this second part of the series, you will learn how to work with WMI classes and class instances, and then demonstrates the wealth of information available through the Win32 and IIS WMI providers.
  • How to work with Assemblies in InstallShield Developer 7.0Oct 14, 2004. InstallShield Developer 7.0 is the best solution for providing the very easy user interface to author installations having both .NET and side by side components. This article is a step by step walk through of how to create a deployment project using InstallShield.
  • 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().
  • 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.
  • How Count Sort worksJan 15, 2005. Count Sort is Linear Sorting algorithm which sorts elements in O(n) time , the other linear sorts include Bucket and Radix sorts.
  • Will swap work if C# Manipulates Objects by Reference?Feb 15, 2005. C# does manipulate objects by reference, and all object variables are references. On the other hand, C# does not pass method arguments by reference; it passes them by value. Thus, a regular swap method will not work!

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