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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.
  • Building the Middle Tier in the Microsoft .NET FrameworkJan 16, 2000. Building the middle tier in the Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • 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.
  • Calling a COM Component From C# (Late Binding)Jan 08, 2001. This code sample shows how to call a COM component in .NET framework using C#.
  • The Convert Class : Conversion Made Easy in .NETJan 08, 2001. The Convert class takes care of most of the data type conversions in .NET programming.
  • Get a database table propertiesJan 22, 2001. Get a table properties such as column names, types etc using DataColumn and DataTable.
  • Boxing and UnboxingFeb 21, 2001. Boxing and Unboxing are fairly new terms introduced in C#. Author explains some concept of them.
  • Reflection in .NETFeb 26, 2001. Refelction is the mechanism of discovering class information solely at run time. Wondering where it would be useful?
  • 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.
  • Compilation and Runtime Execution of a C-Sharp ProgramApr 10, 2001. C-Sharp (C#) is a strongly typed object-oriented programming language designed to give optimum composition of simplicity, expressiveness and performance.
  • A Complete Virtual Shop Web Service in C#Apr 10, 2001. This is a complete web service example using C#. In this web service, I have build a complete virtual shop to buy and review products.
  • Using Microsoft Message Queues to build Scalable SolutionsApr 12, 2001. This tutorial shows you how to create, send, and received messages using MSMQ from the .NET base class library (System.Messaging) and C#.
  • Assemblies : The Ins and Out : Part IApr 13, 2001. In Part 1, I will cover what exactly an assembly is, and what an assembly contains.
  • Assemblies : The Ins and Out : Part IIApr 16, 2001. In this part, I will discuss both Private and Shared assemblies and how to create a "Shared Assembly".
  • Assemblies : The Ins and Out : Part IIIApr 20, 2001. In this part I will discuss in more detail than Part 2, the available utilities for manipulating assemblies.
  • .NET framework comparison with Java ArchitectureMay 08, 2001. This article outlines Microsoft's proposed standardization of .NET framework in ECMA forum as CLI (Common Language Infrastructure), but the Microsoft documentation refer this as CLR (Common Language Runtime).
  • Image Viewer in C#Jun 07, 2001. ImageViewer lets you to view images of types bmp, gif, jpeg, ico, wmf, emf. It also allows you to convert images to bmp, gif and jpeg formats. This application illustrates the usage of PictureBox class, Bitmap class etc.
  • C# and its FeaturesJun 09, 2001. C# is a modern, type safe programming language, object oriented language that enables programmers to quickly and easily build solutions for the Microsoft .NET platform.
  • Exception HandlingJun 12, 2001. Exceptions in C# provide a structured, and type-safe way of handling both system level and application level error conditions. The exception mechanism in C# is very similar to that of C++, with a few important differences.
  • Exception HandlingJul 21, 2001. Exceptions in C# provide a structured, and type-safe way of handling both system level and application level error conditions. The exception mechanism in C# is very similar to that of C++, with a few important differences.
  • Compute Feature of DataTableAug 01, 2001. The following code is for implementing least known feature of DataTable Compute() method.
  • Text Reader and Text Writer in C#Aug 03, 2001. A detailed tutorial and C# types such as Value and Reference types with sample examples.
  • Boxing and Unboxing in C#Aug 20, 2001. Boxing and unboxing is a essential concept in C#'s type system. With Boxing and unboxing one can link between value-types and reference-types by allowing any value of a value-type to be converted to and from type object.
  • 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.
  • Web Services between .NET, Java and MS SOAP Toolkit: Part 2Aug 24, 2001. This second article in this series dedicated to Web services comes as a sequel to the first one in which I started to tell you how you could build different kind of clients and services using MS SOAP Toolkit, Apache SOAP for Java and .NET Framework.
  • Web Service Between .NET, Java and MS SOAP Toolkit - Part IIAug 24, 2001. Second article in this series dedicated to Web services comes as a sequel to the first one in which I started to tell you how you could build different kind of clients and services using MS SOAP Toolkit, Apache SOAP for Java and .NET Framework.
  • Web 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.
  • Web Services Between .NET, Java, and MS SOAP toolkitAug 24, 2001. This article will try to explain the how you can build web services and/or clients with any of the three languages: .NET, MS SOAP Toolkit and Java. But the real point of the article is to show you how you can build clients for web services from any of above-mentioned languages.
  • Menu Page on Mobile SiteAug 31, 2001. My basic idea to stat this site is to show you a real-world example and how mobile programming can be integrated to a web site. I would try to build this site as useful as I can. If you've got any ideas or suggestions, please don't hesitate to send it to me.
  • Is there any need to Boxing and UnboxingSep 21, 2001. With Boxing and unboxing one can link between value-types and reference-types by allowing any value of a value-type to be converted to and from type object. Boxing and unboxing enables a unified view of the type system wherein a value of any type can ultimately be treated as an object.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Understanding Structures in C#Oct 23, 2001. A structure in C# is simply a composite data type consisting of a number elements of other types.
  • Pointers in C#Oct 25, 2001. C# also supports pointers in a limited extent. A pointer is nothing but a variable that holds the memory address of another type. But in C# pointer can only be declared to hold the memory address of value types and arrays.
  • Enumerators in C#Oct 25, 2001. An enumeration (enum) is a special form of value type, which inherits from System.Enum and supplies alternate names for the values of an underlying primitive type.
  • 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.
  • Implementing Stacks in C#Nov 06, 2001. With the help of C# we can also implement ADT (Abstract Data Types) with little effort. An example of ADT is a simple stack of integers.
  • Network Programming in C# - Part 2Nov 12, 2001. This is the second part of the series of articles about the network programming with C#.
  • 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.
  • Type Conversions in c#Dec 04, 2001. Type conversion is a process of converting one type into another. Using C# type conversion techniques, not only you can convert data types, you can also convert object types.
  • Building a 3-Tier Application Using ASP.NetDec 17, 2001. This article explains 3-Tier Architecture and the implementation in an ASP.NET example.
  • Working With Data TypesJan 02, 2002. Explains data types in C# and how to work with them.
  • Buliding Text to Speech Applications using SAPI 5.1 and C#Jan 03, 2002. In this article,The Speech application programming interface (SAPI) considerably decreases the code necessary for an application to use speech recognition and text-to-speech, making speech technology more handy and robust for broad range of applications
  • Interrogating Systems with WMIJan 18, 2002. WMI allows you to retrieve information such as hardware types, software installed and much much more.
  • Interrogating System with WMI - Part 2Jan 24, 2002. After my last article on WMI it was time to get serious. WMI or Windows Management Instrumentation is useful on a local machine to produce a WINMSD type program but using it across a network makes it even more useful.
  • Creational Pattern - BuilderFeb 19, 2002. The Builder pattern allows a client object to construct a complex object by specifying only its type and content. The client is shielded from the details of the objects construction.
  • XML Web Services Type MarshalingFeb 20, 2002. This article illustrates that various data types can be passed to and returned from Web Service methods.
  • Buliding A WAP SiteFeb 27, 2002. In this Article I would like to share my views about Pagibnatioon and how to use Pagination in Mobiles Forms.
  • SOAP Message with Binary AttachmentsFeb 28, 2002. Recently Microsoft announced new format called DIME: Sending Binary Data with Your SOAP Messages.
  • Authenticate Web ServiceMar 04, 2002. In this example we will build a web service that authenticates userid and password from an a very simple MS Access database. This web service exposes only one method to the client.
  • 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.
  • ASP.NET Naughts and CrossesMar 22, 2002. This article demonstrates the basic techniques used to build "ASP.net Noughts & Crosses" (tic tac toe to our American friends).
  • Multithreading Part 3: Thread SynchronizationApr 11, 2002. The .NET framework provides a number of classes and data types that you can use to control the access to shared resources. Thread synchronization refers to the act of shielding against multithreading issues such as data- races, deadlocks and starvation.
  • Using XML Based Configuration File in Windows Form ApplicationsApr 15, 2002. Often when building an application, a programmer wants to be able to change application settings without having to recompile the application.
  • 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.
  • Assembly Browser: Browsing a .NET AssemblyMay 17, 2002. This program lets you browse an assembly and lists the methods and the parameter name and parameter type for each assembly.
  • 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.
  • Comparison of C# with Java: A Developer PerspectiveMay 29, 2002. The .NET is a language and operating system (on Windows as of now) independent platform pretty similar to Java.
  • Determining Windows Users for Web Forms ApplicationsMay 30, 2002. In this example we will see how to determine the identity of the logged in user for an ASP.Net Web Forms using Windows Authentication.
  • ADO.NET From Windows DNA's PerspectiveJun 12, 2002. Windows DNA is a framework to build multi-tier, high performance, scalable distributed applications over the network. This article takes a Windows DNA perspective and compares how ADO.NET fits in Windows DNA.
  • Building Application Frameworks with C#Jun 28, 2002. Frameworks are generalized and customized application, which can be built upon into a complete and fully functional software programs.
  • Writing a Generic Data Access ComponentJul 17, 2002. I've received couple of emails people asking me how can they use a common data provider to access various types of data sources without loosing the power and flexibility of native data provider libraries.
  • Writing a Generic Data Access ComponentJul 17, 2002. OK, I've received couple of emails people asking me how can they use a common data provider to access various types of data sources without loosing the power and flexibility of native data provider libraries.
  • dotMSN: .NET Messenger LibraryJul 25, 2002. dotMSN is a class library to make use of the MSN Messenger Service. The library is built in C# and can therefore be used by all languages the .NET environment supports.
  • 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.
  • Implementing Search in a DataList Web Forms ControlAug 07, 2002. Searching for the data and displaying the result in paging on the site it is important functionality for the web type applications.
  • Building an Assembly in .NETAug 07, 2002. In this article, I'll show you how to build an assembly step by step and create a client application to access it.
  • Understanding Generic Type in C#Aug 15, 2002. Before we start tampering around the code, lets understand why we need a generic type?
  • Recipe to Implement Threads Quick n Easy in C#Aug 28, 2002. In this tutorial type article, author shows how to write threading applications quick and easy in C#.
  • Creating Strongly Typed Custom Collections in C#Sep 02, 2002. In this article, author shows you how to create and use strongly typed custom collections.
  • Hex Colors in C#Sep 05, 2002. Currently I am developing a shareware application for generating image galleries for the web. There is a template engine built in that allows the user to specify colors as hexadecimal values, plus many other features.
  • Compiler Tools in C#Sep 10, 2002. The attached zip file contains the source code and documentation of Compiler tools in C#.
  • 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).
  • Spiro DesignerSep 16, 2002. Spiro designer is a partial implementation of Spirograph. Spiro Designer uses the Matrix and GraphicsPath classes with their Transform and Rotate methods to build a spiro.
  • COBOL and .NET Data TypesSep 24, 2002. .NET has created a new, level playing field for a multitude of programming languages to interact on a scale never before seen.
  • 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.
  • The NeFs Application Demo Part 3: Building the Web Client Oct 31, 2002. This is the final part of a three-part demo application dubbed Networked Financial System.
  • 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.
  • Aspect Oriented ProgrammingNov 20, 2002. In this article we are going to look at some features of .Net framework, which enable us to build highly configurable applications.
  • Cryptography in Microsoft.NET Part I: EncryptionDec 12, 2002. Microsoft .NET has pre-built solutions to all of these in each application domain, viz., ASP. NET, Web Services, Serviced Component etc. It enables building secured application by simple configuration as in ASP.NET to full fledged programmable security as in code access security and Cryptography.
  • Cryptography in Microsoft.NET Part II: Digital Envelop and Digital SignaturesDec 18, 2002. Part-I of this article covered cryptography in the context of encryption. This part continues from where part-I left. It assumes that the reader understands the purpose of encryption, knows about the two types of encryption namely asymmetric encryption and symmetric encryption and the fundamental differences between them. It also assumes that the reader understands encryption-decryption classes in System.Security.Cryptography namespace and the stream based encryption model in. NET framework class library (FCL).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Possible Usage of Visitor and Type CastsFeb 25, 2003. In this article I will try to introduce Visitor pattern and one possible variation on it. It treats problems related to projects projects where high level of adaptability is needed.
  • Developing Secure Web Sites with ASP.NET and IIS: Part IMar 04, 2003. Developing security for a site is like paying tax. You know it should be done at the end of financial year. But you keep it for the last and some time expect you should never have to do it. It is a similar kind of situation when building a web site. There are some web sites available to general public that can be access by any one. The security for these sites can be minimum or none at all. There are some web sites that publish and hold important information that have to be secure one way or another.
  • Execution-Time Code Generator for C#Mar 06, 2003. The Common Language Runtime provides a new way of doing things. The compile-time world still exist, but it is also possible to build dynamic systems where new code is added by loading assemblies or even by writing custom code on the fly.
  • CSLint: Deadlock Detector for C#Mar 12, 2003. This is a deadlock detector for CSharp programs. It builds a lock graph for the application and searches loops in the graph.
  • 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.
  • Comparison between PDA/Pocket PC and Workstation FeatureApr 07, 2003. Pocket PC ships with a version of Internet Explorer, affectionately known as PIE (Pocket Internet Explorer).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Building Reusable ComponentsMay 08, 2003. One of the main advantages of building components is to promote reusability.
  • Dynamically Setting Properties of a Class from a DatabaseMay 12, 2003. This example demonstrates a powerful feature of Reflection that will allow you to dynamically set the values of a class.
  • Building Data Access Helper Component for Microsoft SQL ServerMay 13, 2003. In this article I will be going through the development of a class library similar to Microsoft Data Application Blocks.
  • Implementing Caching in ASP.NetJun 10, 2003. This article explains the concepts, advantages and types of caching and the implementation of caching in ASP.NET applications.
  • Kuti.DataJul 02, 2003. The attached source code file has two parts - DataObject directory and Automatic SQL Generator.
  • C# Methods : Part II Jul 07, 2003. This article completes our discussion of methods. In this article, you will learn parameter passing, reference and value type parameters, and method overloading.
  • Building a Navigation System in ASP.NETJul 16, 2003. This article shows you how to display single record per page and navigate through single record using ASP.NET.
  • Boxing and Unboxing of Value Types : What You Need to Know?Jul 21, 2003. Programmers new to C# can encounter less than ideal performance and even unexpected results due to boxing and unboxing of value types.

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