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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • .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.
  • 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.
  • Performance Comparison of XslTransform InputsMay 02, 2002. To transform XML into HTML for use on a Web site or to transform it into a document that contains only the fields required you could use the XSLTransform class (found in the System.Xml.Xsl namespace).
  • Performance Comparison of XslTransform InputsMay 02, 2002. To transform XML into HTML for use on a Web site or to transform it into a document that contains only the fields required you could use the XSLTransform class (found in the System.Xml.Xsl namespace).
  • .NET Performance Counters, Part 1: Predefined CLR Performance CountersMay 13, 2002. In this article, I will describe what a performance counter is and introduce you to the predefined counters that you can use to monitor the state of the CLR while your applications run.
  • 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.
  • DataGrid Customization: Part-1Jun 25, 2002. In this article, I will discuss some DataGrid customization tips such as how to I get the name and index of the column headers and how do I find out if mouse click right click was on a column.
  • Remoting Calls RecommendationsSep 19, 2002. The goal of this article is not to describe remoting technology in details. It is more focused at the practical design and implementation mistakes during development process concerning garbage collection and performance.
  • Remoting Calls RecommendationSep 19, 2002. The goal of this article is not to describe remoting technology in details. It is more focused at the practical design and implementation mistakes development process concerning garbage collection and performance.
  • 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.
  • Caution When Using SetParentRow of a DataSetJan 13, 2003. I had a serious performance killer when using SetParentRow in the creation of a DataSet in ADO.NET.
  • J2EE to .NET Migration: Quick TipsMar 26, 2003. Here are some Quick tips to get you started, in case you need to migrate a J2EE based application to a .NET based application.
  • Iterations and Performance in .NETApr 15, 2003. I’ve been implementing numerical libraries in .NET and have come to some conclusions about iteration performance.
  • 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.
  • Debugging a Compiled ComponentFeb 02, 2004. After an assembly is compiled into a dll in a release mode, it is very difficult to gather information from it such as runtime performance, parameters values, etc.
  • Report Generation in .NETFeb 27, 2004. Report generation is an integral part of enterprise application development. Choosing the right kind of report generation strategy decides the success of the application in terms of cost and performance. The white paper discusses some of the key factors that need to be considered when architecting reporting systems in .NET and C#.
  • 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.
  • Microsoft CRM Programming Secrets - Tips for DevelopersJul 26, 2004. This article is for advanced Microsoft CRM SDK C# developers. It describes the technique of direct SQL programming, when SDK doesn't have the functionality to do the job.
  • Crystal Reports - Geterogeneus databases: SQL Server, Oracle, Unidata, BtrieveAug 24, 2004. Crystal Reports is the most flexible tool on the market and it has market recognition. Multiple software vendors offer Crystal Reports as the main reporting tool: Microsoft, Best Software, Oracle to name a few. In this article, you learn some tips on using Crystal Reports versus other options.
  • Microsoft Application Center TestOct 13, 2004. Application Center Test (ACT) stress tests Web servers and analyze performance and scalability problems of Web applications. ACT simulates a large group of users by opening multiple connections to the server and rapidly sending HTTP requests. It also supports several other authentication schemes and the SSL protocol, making it ideal for testing personalized and secure sites.
  • Performance Improvement in ASP.NET Using CachingFeb 01, 2005. ASP.NET provides caching at several levels for you to leverage and improve the responsiveness of your application by storing the page output or application data across HTTP requests and reuse it. This allows the web server to take advantage of processing the request without recreating the information and thus saving time and resources.
  • Measure Web Service Performance using NetMonMay 03, 2005. This article gives an idea how to identify the performance of web method calls by using NETMon tool.
  • Tip Of the Day DialogJun 30, 2005. This is a Tip of the Day Dialog for C# and .NET that gives users of your application a tip each time they launch your app.
  • Swimming with the Sharks : How to Handle Recruiters when Seeking a .NET PositionJul 21, 2005. This article describes how to deal with recruiters in Manhattan, and gives some tips on negotiating for rates and salaries.
  • New Dataset features in ADO.Net 2.0Aug 22, 2005. ADO.NET class libraries are used for accessing data from a wide range of data sources. One of the best features in ADO.Net is DataSet.Even though it was an exciting feature, performance was a concern with DataSet. Lets look some changes made to DataSet in ADO.Net in this article.
  • Glue IIS with Business Logical Tier using Batching, Asynchrony, and Parallel ComputationOct 26, 2005. A great and unusual way to boost your web application performance and scalability five times or more.
  • Navigating Data Grid using Client ScriptingNov 10, 2005. It's very common practice to use the Data Grid to present data over web pages. Though the Data Grid is provides the richer UI presentation if not coded and handled effectively it can have great performance issues. This article gives the code sample for navigating the data grid using the Client Scripting (thereby can be used for lots of validation before doing the Post Back to the server) and minimizing the round trip to server
  • How do I Pass the Required Parameters of a Stored Procedure in Crystal Reports?Dec 30, 2005. This small tip shows how to pass the required parameters of a Stored Procedure in Crystal Reports.
  • C# Heap(ing) Vs Stack(ing) in .NET: Part IJan 14, 2006. Even though with the .NET framework we don't have to actively worry about memory management and garbage collection (GC), we still have to keep memory management and GC in mind in order to optimize the performance of our applications.
  • The C# Value Type and BoxingFeb 17, 2006. Even though with the .NET framework we don't have to actively worry about memory management and garbage collection (GC), we still have to keep memory management and GC in mind in order to optimize the performance of our applications. One of the things we need to be aware of is how the Common Language Runtime (CLR) deals with references to value types.
  • Tips to Improve the Performance of ASP.Net ApplicationMay 12, 2006. This article features tips to improve the performance of ASP.Net Application
  • Merging data into single table from multiple tables (resultsets)May 15, 2006. This article shows how to reduce the number of trips to improve performance by merging data into single table from multiple tables (resultsets).
  • Best Practices of Compact FrameworkMay 17, 2006. This shares a few recommendations for use in our day to day development of Compact Framework applications.
  • Troubleshooting Tips for ASP.Net DevelopersMay 22, 2006. This article explains three silly problems that ASP.net developers regularly face and explains how to tackle them.
  • Display Process list and Processor Performance in C#Jun 14, 2006. This article shows how to display Processes list and performance of processor exactly.
  • Streamlining Web Application PerformanceJun 29, 2006. This article discusses some performance tuning tips for those who use ASP.NET as front-end and Microsoft SQL Server as back-end to develop their applications.
  • System components performance in ASP.NET using C#Jul 01, 2006. This article shows how to retrieve system properties in a webpage on just singleclick of mouse.
  • Tip: How to Print a CheckBox for a Boolean Column in Crystal Reports?Jul 21, 2006. Crystal Reports does not provide a CheckBox conrol. This small tip shows how to create a CheckBox for a boolean column in Crystal Reports.
  • Tip: How to Suppress if Duplicate a Memo Field in Crystal Reports?Jul 21, 2006. If you create a report with memo field in Visual Studio 2003 and check Suppress if Dupliate checkbox, you will notice the suppress on memo field does not work. This tip shows how to do it.
  • Tip: How to use Multiple Page Headers in Crystal Reports?Jul 21, 2006. Recently, I came across a problem in Crystal Reports. I wanted to display a separate page header on the first page of the report than the rest of the page.
  • Tip: How to format a column value of a Report programmatically?Jul 21, 2006. In one of my reports, I had to change the format of a column programmatically depending on the value of the column.
  • Best practices for .Net Performance - IAug 03, 2006. This article gives you an overview of best practices to attain .Net performance.
  • Creating a Workflow solution in SharePoint 2003Sep 18, 2006. There has always been a great demand for workflows in SharePoint. If you are a programmer, you can create a workflow solution of yourself and integrate it into SharePoint. In this article, I will give you some tips on how to create a workflow solution of your own.
  • Tip: Disable Validation Controls in ASP.NET Sep 28, 2006. This tip shows how to enable and disable validation control if controltovalidate is visible or invisible?
  • Tip: How to add a Page Header to a Sub Report in Crystal Reports?Oct 09, 2006. Sub Reports in Crystal Reports do have report headers but do not support page headers. Wonder why? We can mimic the functionality with the help of a formula and a Group.
  • Tip: How to Print a Crystal Report Programmatically in ASP.NET?Oct 16, 2006. You can print a Crystal Report using print option of Crystal Report Viewer. However, there are occasions when you want your application to print a report direct to printer without viewing the report in Crystal Report Viewer.
  • Tip: How to change the text of Legends in Crystal Reports?Oct 17, 2006. This tip shows you how to change the text of Legends in Crystal Reports?
  • Tip: How to conditionally change the color of a Chart in Crystal Reports?Oct 18, 2006. This tip shows how to change the color of a Chart in Crystal Reports based on some conditions.
  • Tip: How to change the color of Chart Bars in Crystal Reports?Oct 20, 2006. This tip shows you how to change the color of a chart bars in Crystal Reports.
  • Tip: How to Export a Crystal Report to a PDF file Programmatically in ASP.NET?Oct 23, 2006. You can export a Crystal Report to various formats using CrystalReportViewer’s Export option. However, there are occasions when you want your users to see the report direct in PDF format in the browser as soon they click the Report button in your application.
  • Using Predicates over foreach in ArraysOct 24, 2006. We generally use foreach blocks to iterate through Arrays n Lists in order to operate on them which not only makes our code long n confusing but also makes us compromise on performance. The solution to this lies in Predicates...
  • How to create Themes in ASP.NET 2.0?Oct 27, 2006. This small tip shows you how to create and use simple themes in ASP.NET 2.0.
  • How to create and use Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0Nov 01, 2006. This small tip shows you how to create and use simple master pages in ASP.NET 2.0.
  • Tip: How to pass Crystal Report Parameters Programmatically?Nov 02, 2006. This tip shows how to pass a Crystal Report parameters and their values programmatically.
  • Tip related to sub containers and SqlDataSourceDec 06, 2006. This article provides some tips when working With Master page or SqlDataSource insert function In VS 2005.
  • Monitor and Display CPU State InformationDec 18, 2006. This article describes a quick and simple approach to displaying information about the state of the CPU or CPUs on a targeted machine.
  • Periodic Reminder App for the Windows TaskbarJan 17, 2007. This article features an application that allows you to set up a periodic reminder in your windows task bar. The application will show a balloon message periodically and optionally will produce a reminder beep.
  • Tips & Tricks for Managing WSS 3.0 Jan 19, 2007. This article is to give the developers or system administrators who are responsible for installing WSS 3.0 for some tips which is important to keep their servers healthy and up after installing WSS 3.0 on their web servers
  • How to Create a Scrollable DataGrid?Mar 29, 2007. This quick tip shows how to create a scrollable ASP.NET DataGrid.
  • Multi-threaded Asynchronous Programming in C#... Getting started.May 12, 2007. Trying to build better solutions and growing as a developer has always been fun for me and I’m always looking for ways to build more scalability and robustness in the software I am writing. I had a revelation that I’ve been doing a lot of C# tweaking but not taking advantage of the core performance enhancements cooked right into C# and it all comes down to one thing: Asynchronous multi-threaded programming.
  • Multi-threaded Asynchronous Programming in C#... Through The Web Page. Part VIJul 27, 2007. Async web pages which are primarily used as a server performance enhancement. There are two main methods we will be looking at that are used to execute operations asynchronously from web pages: Page.AddOnPreRenderCompleteAsync() and Page.AddOnPreRenderCompleteAsync().
  • Points to remember about .NetSep 11, 2007. This article will give you some tips about .Net. This could be helpful for you especially when you prepare for interviews.
  • Query Optimization in SQL Server 2005Dec 19, 2007. This article offers suggestions on how to optimize query performance in SQL Server 2005.
  • Caching in ASP.NET 2.0Jan 08, 2008. Caching is a technique of storing a copy of data in memory. You could cache a page or the results of a query. The advantage of caching is to build better performance into your application.
  • Onchanged Event for Composite User ControlsJan 15, 2008. This article is a tip on how we can use OnChanged events for Windows user controls that inherit from some basis user control.
  • One or more rows contain values violating non-null, unique, or foreign-key constraints Mar 14, 2008. You may get this error when using a typed DataSet. This tip shows how to fix it.
  • Working with the ObjectDataSource and DateTime TypeApr 07, 2008. This tip will help you to work with the ObjectDataSource, when at least one of the properties of your business object (BO) is type of the DateTime .
  • High Performance Abstraction Layer for Non-Blocking Asynchronous Thread Safe SqlServer CallsApr 25, 2008. One of the things I find myself doing frequently is writing (and re-writing) plumbing code to execute database CRUD operations. I wrote an abstraction layer over asynchronous SqlServer calls that allows developers to correctly make async calls agains SqlServer without having to deal with any of the complex plumbing normally required. All source code is included with this article.
  • Avoid casting to improve code performanceMay 19, 2008. Casting is a big problem when it comes to the code performance. This article talks about how we can take advantage of generics in C# 2.0 to avoid casting.
  • Access the Same Instance of Internet Explorer WindowJun 26, 2008. This tip shows how to open an URL inside an Internet Explorer browser window from your C# application. Furthermore it shows how to update that specific window.
  • SQL Server Effective Database Tune up and MaintenanceAug 08, 2008. Here are a few tips for developers that are not a professional DBA but have been assigned the responsibility for the database for some reason.
  • Web Service OptimizationAug 28, 2008. This article gives you 10 tips to optimize web services.
  • Postfix DatesSep 02, 2008. This tip shows how to add 'st', 'nd', 'rd', 'th' to your date text.
  • Invalid FORMATETC structure ErrorSep 12, 2008. This tip shows how to fix Invalid FORMATETC structure error when you drag and drop a control from Toolbox to a XAML file.
  • Working of Garbage Collector - Part IISep 24, 2008. this article explains you how garbage collector is well tuned for its maximum performance
  • Caching in ASP.NET 2.0Sep 25, 2008. This article discusses basics of caching in ASP.NET 2.0 and 3.5 and how to use it in our application to improve the application performance.
  • Materialized Views in Database SystemsOct 30, 2008. This article is intended to illustrate the concepts of materialized views in database systems and their realization through examples written for SQL Server and Oracle database systems.
  • Performance Tuning in Database SystemsNov 08, 2008. In this article, we’re going to learn the principles and techniques you can use to help troubleshoot and evaluate query performance by illustrating examples in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database.
  • C# IDE Tips & Tricks: Part INov 10, 2008. C# developers have been spending most of their day activities with Visual Studio IDE. The article is a part I of this series that talks about some useful IDE tips and tricks for developers.
  • Visual C# IDE Tips: Part IINov 11, 2008. This post explains the some more tips on using Visual C# IDE to enhance developer productivity.
  • Checking Nullable Values in .NETNov 28, 2008. This tip shows how to check values retrived from a database are null or not.
  • Tool Tips in SilverlightDec 18, 2008. A ToolTip is a pop-up window that displays some information in a small window. The ToolTip class in .NET 3.5 represents a ToolTip. This article demonstrates how to use a ToolTip control available in Silverlight.
  • Custom paging in ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005 using ObjectDataSourceApr 13, 2009. This article is intended to show how to apply the paging mechanisms in Web applications using ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005 as well as using the ObjectDataSource components.
  • Extending Logging Functionality From Enterprise LibraryApr 17, 2009. The Microsfot Enterprise Library provide us a collection of reusable software components, so software developers can take advantage of them to put them into enterprise use. Now I will share my personal experiences with my friends of how to extend current enterprise library functionality and improve the performance of enterprise applications.
  • Parameters for ObjectDataSource in ASP.NET 2.0Apr 30, 2009. This article is intended to show how to invoke server-side methods (expecting input parameters) stored in the SQL Server 2005 Management System using the ObjectDataSource components.
  • Faster Performance of Deployed ASP.Net SitesMay 14, 2009. This article provides a few tips to ensure your deployed ASP.Net always runs with the best possible performance and no security information leakages.
  • How to Preserve Password in a TextBox between Page PostbacksMay 15, 2009. This quick tip shows how you can preserve a password in a TextBox between page postbacks.
  • Stream operation in WCFJun 01, 2009. WCF provides the support for Stream object. It typically recommends the developer to handle the message which size is too large as Stream object for the sake of high performance. However, there are some constraints on Stream operation to note.
  • Tip: How to Highlight Rows in a DataGrid Using a CheckBoxJun 25, 2009. This code snippet shows how to select or highlight selected rows in a DataGrid based on a CheckBox column similar to yahoo or hotmail emails.
  • How to improve your LINQ query performance by 5 X times ?Jul 17, 2009. LINQ has been criticized by many early adopters for its performance issues. Well if you are just going to drag and drop using DBML code generator I am sure you will land up in to mess. Try doing this make a simple LINQ to SQL project using DBML and see your SQL profiler, I am sure you will never like to touch DBML code generator again. In this article we will first look in to how LINQ queries are executed, and then we will touch base on how compiled LINQ queries can help us improve our application performance at least 5 times. My numbers can be 10% up and down as I had come to that figure using my environmental situations.
  • Tips to Improve the Performance of an ASP.Net ApplicationJul 29, 2009. This article provides some tips to improve ASP.Net application performance.
  • Silverlight Tips -IAug 07, 2009. In this article you will learn about Silverlight Tips.
  • Inserting records in a database using stored procedure and ADO.NET technology.Aug 13, 2009. In this article I will explain you how to use CommandType stored procedure to insert records in a database in a disconnected manner.
  • .NET Best Practice No: 2:- Improve garbage collector performance using finalize/dispose patternAug 23, 2009. In this article we will first understand the concept of generations and then we will see the finalize dispose pattern. I am sure this article will change your thought process regarding destructor, dispose and finalize.
  • Guide to Improving Code Performance in .NET: Part IAug 25, 2009. This article explains about benefits of using StringBuilder instead of string.
  • Increasing your application performance with the client result_cache feature and ODP.NETAug 31, 2009. In this article, I want to explain how to improve your application performance using Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) and the new features exposed by the underlying Oracle Call Interface.

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