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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.
  • Feature I LikeOct 04, 2000. This article explains how easy to create a component using C#.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • ADO.NET DataSet ProgrammingMar 20, 2001. A sample project shows you how to add, edit, delete, navigate, save records in a database using DataSet.
  • 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.
  • ADO Vs ADO.NET Web ServiceMar 22, 2001. In this example I'd like to demonstrate one of the most interesting features of the .NET runtime - the concept of Webservices.
  • 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.
  • Operator Overloading ExampleMay 14, 2001. The code uses the feature of Operator Overloading in C#. It shows how different operators are overloaded and can be used in a easy manner.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Virchk.cs: A C# file Scan Utility for Generating MD5 Signature FootprintsJun 13, 2001. Virchk.cs is a file scanner utility, which traverses the files in a directory and all it's sub directories, to generate a MD5 hash signature footprint of the targeted extensions file.
  • 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.
  • 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#.
  • Compute Feature of DataTableAug 01, 2001. The following code is for implementing least known feature of DataTable Compute() method.
  • 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.
  • Basic Database operations using ADO.NETAug 21, 2001. I found very interesting database features incorporated into the .NET as ADO.NET.
  • A Vision Regarding .NETAug 27, 2001. The present enterprise setup's need to have n-tire architecture with diverse platforms and object models communicating with each other. The present applications are to be created such that those applications have to run in any platform (like Windows, Linux, Mac , Unix etc) and which consist of components written in many programming languages and object models.
  • 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.
  • Docking Control in C#Oct 16, 2001. One of the first features of C# that took my interest was the ability to Dock a Control onto the edge of a Form.
  • Calculator in C# (Windows Application)Oct 19, 2001. This is a simple calculator program that was written using Visual Studio.NET and C#.
  • Inheritance and PolymorphismOct 29, 2001. By using the concept of inheritance, it is possible to create a new class from an existing one and add new features to it.
  • 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!
  • Multilingual Support in C#Jan 03, 2002. Many major languages of the world like Arabic, Hindi and Chinese are not written in Roman Script, so special features are provided for dealing with these languages. This article will tell how to implement multilingual application using C#.
  • 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.
  • Hangman Program Using C#Jan 19, 2002. Hangman was created to illustrate several features of C# including GDI+, string manipulation, array processing, using properties, as well as simple creation of objects.
  • Drag and Drop for Board GamesJan 22, 2002. This application shows how the drag and drop features in C# could be used to create a simple board game or whatever.
  • Rebooting a Remote Server using WMIFeb 04, 2002. Windows Management Instrumentation or WMI holds many surprises and features but when my colleagues machine rebooted even I was surprised.
  • Rebooting a Remote Server using WMIFeb 04, 2002. Windows Management Instrumentation or WMI holds many surprises and features but when my colleagues machine rebooted even I was surprised.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • JIT CodingMar 11, 2002. One not so well known feature of .NET platform is possibility to invoke compiler and practically create code and assembly from running instance of application. It is possible to do that in two ways. First one is a bit simpler and involves namespaces System.CodeDom and System.CodeDom.Compiler, second one is more efficient and utilizes namespace System.Reflection.Emit. Since there are very few examples about how to use System.CodeDom.Compiler I will start with it.
  • Asteroids in C#Apr 04, 2002. As my first experiment in a game design, rather than using a DirectX wrapper, I decided to explore the functionality of GDI+. GDI+ has lot of nice features to offer but performance wise it is slow. So GDI+ may not be a good idea to develop practical fast paced games. This game also includes sounds.
  • Poorman's Installation program in C# and .NETApr 08, 2002. Installation programs can be quite expensive these days. Although programs such as Wise and InstallShield have fantastic features and are fairly comprehensive, sometimes you just want to do the easy installation of copying and pasting files into a directory and perhaps placing a shortcut in the start menu.
  • Space Breakout - 2D Game Developed Using DirectX and C#Apr 11, 2002. GDI+ is a feature rich graphics API that makes sophisticated graphical effects highly accessible to the C# developers.
  • Space Breakout - 2D Game Developed using DirectX and C#Apr 11, 2002. GDI+ is a feature rich graphics API that makes sophisticated graphical effects highly accessible to the C# developers. Unfortunately if youve tried to develop smooth detailed animation using GDI+ you have undoubtedly discovered that just how slow it can be. Consequently it is not particularly suited to games development, if you want to really take advantage of your 1 gig + processor and that fancy new graphics card youre going to have to get a little more low level and dirty, enter Microsofts DirectX API.
  • DNS Resolver using DNSAPI.DLLApr 15, 2002. This is a DNS resolver using the dnsapi.dll, it can do all sorts of DNS lookups and not just simple a record lookup like the Dns class in the .NET framework.
  • 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.
  • Mastermind Game with Drag and Drop FunctionalityMay 15, 2002. There as nice article some time ago on this site for creating mastermind game by Mike Gold. I am rewriting complete game from scratch to implement Drag and Drop feature and presentable User interface.
  • 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.
  • Understanding Garbage Collection in the .NET FrameworkAug 09, 2002. In this article we will explore the Garbage Collection feature in the .Net framework and the activities required in applications to manage resources complementing the Garbage Collector.
  • DataGrid Customiztion Part-III:Implementing Search Feature in a DataBound GridAug 21, 2002. In this article, I will show you how to exchange two DataGrid columns by dragging and dropping.
  • Form Designer in C# and .NETSep 02, 2002. The FormMaker.NET Application has an undo feature for removing controls you just placed on the form and a fine tuning placement mechanism for positioning the control through the arrow keys.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SMTP and POP3 Mail ServerSep 13, 2002. This is simple implementation of SMTP and POP3 server. Two new features are added to the original code.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MDI Image Viewer with Drag-Drop SuppportNov 21, 2002. MDI Image Viewer with Drag-Drop Support by Sergio Pinon. Nov 21, 2002. The attached source code project is an MDI Image Viewer that not only let you view multiple images simultaneously, it also supports drag and drop feature. To view one or multiple files, just drag some images from the Windows Explorer and drop on this program.
  • Ray Tracking in C# and .NET UpdatedDec 17, 2002. In this article, the author adds (fixes) new features to the code.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FTP Client Utility Apr 04, 2003. This is an FTP Client Utility to transfer Files and directories between hosts. It provides the casic FTP features and also some advanced features like uploading directories with the subdirectories and deleting directories with the subdirectories.
  • 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).
  • How to use C# ConstructorsApr 08, 2003. This article gives a brief introduction, features of constructors their usage and also an idea of how to use C# constructors.
  • 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.
  • .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.

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