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  • Printing in C#Jan 26, 2000. This sample shows you how to print a text box contents in C# and .NET.
  • Business Card Designer Using C#Jan 30, 2000. For those of you that don't want to go out and buy a fancy business card utility, this article may prove to be just the trick for designing easy colorful business cards.
  • 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.
  • CSDownloadURL : Download Contents of a Web PageDec 03, 2000. CSDownloadURL is a class which has two functions - SetURL and DownloadURL. The set URL sets the current URL and GetDownload downloads the URL contents and returns its contents in a string.
  • 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.
  • Boxing and UnboxingFeb 21, 2001. Boxing and Unboxing are fairly new terms introduced in C#. Author explains some concept of them.
  • Buton Viewer: View ImagesFeb 27, 2001. Well, In .NET, the Image class is a wonderful class to view images. No matter what control you have, you just set the Image property of that control to an image and the control will display the image. Neat?
  • Adding Items to a ListBoxMar 06, 2001. Sample code shows you how to add items to a list box.
  • Understanding How Assert Effects SecurityApr 25, 2001. Assert is a security action that is evaluated at run time. Code Access Permission classes and Permission Sets support a method called Assert. Using the Assert method to control access to resources or actions will allow your code to perform actions that it normally has permission to perform and will allow other callers up stream in the call stack to have access that they would not normally have.
  • Viewing Assembly PermissionsMay 02, 2001. In this article I will show you how you can view the Code Groups that an assembly belongs to and what permissions belong to the assembly. I will demonstrate the Caspol utility supplied with the .NET SDK.
  • Word Pad in C#May 11, 2001. This application explores the Rich Text control in C#,its properties and methods. Explains the usage of common dialog boxes File open, File save and Font dialog box.
  • Graphics Animator in C#May 26, 2001. This program will generate a html page with animated gif. You just need at least 2 gifs and use the program to set the time to display each image.
  • Properties in C#: New Cover on old book Jun 06, 2001. Properties are accessor methods whose job is to retrieve and set the values of fields.
  • Reminder ProgramJun 08, 2001. The program allows you to set a running timer to remind you of an upcoming event.
  • A Better Notepad using C#Jul 30, 2001. We can use windows registry for saving default setting of notepad. We can used notepad in C# easily.
  • C# and APIAug 08, 2001. API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of commands, which interfaces the programs with the processors.
  • Mastermind Game in C#Aug 10, 2001. This is the game of Mastermind written in C#. The game is played by clicking on a set of 4 colors and then hitting the score button. Colors can repeat themselves in this game, so be wary!
  • Message Box BuilderAug 14, 2001. This program will help you using MessageBox Class. Program generates code from what you choose.
  • Visual MatrixAug 17, 2001. User can easily add ,sub any limit of matrices. Edit boxes are created dynamically.
  • 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.
  • Editor in C#Sep 03, 2001. C# Editor shows you how to use toolbar, status bar, dialog boxes, menus and other Windows forms controls.
  • Scrollable Picture BoxSep 13, 2001. This project contains a UserControl that allows you to place an Image inside and scroll around the Image.
  • 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.
  • Enhance Batch File Functionality With C# Application : Part IOct 12, 2001. Batch (.bat or .cmd) file has its rich set of commands and processing directives.
  • 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.
  • FlashCards Language Program : How to read and save Images in a Sql Server Database using ADO.NETNov 09, 2001. I thought it would be fun to write a simple program that displayed flashcards from a database and at the same time, show you how to read and write images to the database. This program is a simple flashcard program that talks to a single table in a Sql Server Database.
  • Adding Controls to Windows Forms at RuntimeNov 13, 2001. In this example I'll show how one can create and add controls to their Windows Forms at runtime.
  • 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.
  • Debugging Techniques in C#Dec 04, 2001. Debugging GUI applications for me mostly consists of printing out debug statements in the form of a dialog box with some text.
  • 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.
  • NUnit for people who can't cook - Part IDec 13, 2001. This article should l help C# user to get the most out of NUnit. Therefore, we are going to cover not only the usage of NUnit , but also the small tricks on how to set it up most efficiently.
  • XP, Component Services and .NETDec 13, 2001. First of all, COM+ does revolutionize COM; it is not only a superior new version of the COM programming model it is also a new platform to design and develop components. In addition, COM+ Services in XP does have some differences from Windows 2000; also XP and COM+ 1.5 offer a richer set of services than was available in COM+ 1.0. This article will describe the basic component services on the XP.
  • Graphics Programming in C#Dec 26, 2001. The new improved version of GDI is called GDI+. The .NET framework provides a rich set of classes, methods and events for developing applications with graphical capabilities.
  • Developing a Record Navigation Form with Unbound ControlsDec 26, 2001. Developing a record navigation form with unbound controls. The form enables you to navigate through the records one at a time. In this application we have used a combo box, two text boxes and various command buttons.
  • 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#.
  • Playing with DataGrid ControlJan 08, 2002. The article gives a user the overview to show the importance and versatility of the DATAGRID control.
  • Yahtzee Program Using C#: Part IIJan 31, 2002. This is an update of the Yahtzee program for VS 2005. Included in this version is a Game Reset and a High Score Tracker. The Top Ten High Scores are tracked using an Array with sortable components. In this article we will talk about the IComparable interface used to make an object stored in an array sortable.
  • Mandelbrodt Plotting Program Using C#Jan 31, 2002. This program illustrates the use of the algorithm to create the Mandelbrodt set. The formula is an iterative one and is plotted in the complex plane (x, yi).
  • Owner Draw ListBox Control in Windows Forms and C#Feb 08, 2002. In this article, we will see how to write owner drawn ListBox control using C# and Windows Forms.
  • 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.
  • WhoIs in ASP.NETApr 15, 2002. Quite often you want to know who owns a particular domain. To obtain the registry information, you go to the respective registry and start a so called WHOIS query (lookup).
  • Drawing Transparent Images and Shapes using Alpha BlendingApr 22, 2002. Alpha blending is a process of mixing colors and generating a transparent affect. To test this, you draw some graphics shapes on a surface and draw image on top of those shapes and you should be able to see the shapes.
  • Viewing Multiple ImagesMay 08, 2002. I'm writing this article in response to a question on discussion forums, How do I view multiple images on top of each other?
  • Utilizing Assembly Information for Your Automated Splash DialogJun 05, 2002. There are cases when you need to reuse the same splash screen or about box in many applications.
  • 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.
  • Windows Forms Printer Selection ListJul 30, 2002. In this example we will create a sample windows form containing a combo box which will list the printers installed on the machine on which the program runs. The default printer for the machine is set as the default selection in the combo box.
  • Understanding Generic Type in C#Aug 15, 2002. Before we start tampering around the code, lets understand why we need a generic type?
  • Passing Data Between a Windows Form and Dialog BoxesAug 29, 2002. In this example, we will create a windows form application to demonstrate the transfer of data between a windows form and a dialog box displayed from the windows form.
  • Customizing Default Project SettingSep 26, 2002. "How do I change the default exe name of my project?". I received this question in an email.
  • 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.
  • DigitizeAny - A .NET Windows Digitization ToolDec 17, 2002. DigitizeAny uses Win32 API calls to obtain the coordinates of the cursor and then translates to the graph coordinates once set. Since a mouse click would essentially bring to focus the window where it is pointed to, this tool uses the key event to capture the coordinates of the cursor.
  • ImageCanvas Web User Control for ASP.NETDec 31, 2002. Most of you must have seen picture box control of windows forms. We can set image of picture box control and control will render that image in form.
  • C# Versions of Java's StringTokernizerJan 13, 2003. Here is another C# version of the Java StringTokenizer Class from the version posted August last year on your site. Given a string and a set of delimiters, the class return an enumeration of substrings based on the delimeters passed in.
  • 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.
  • Accessing Sharepoint Portal Server 2001 in .NETFeb 19, 2003. Sharepoint portal server provides a set of COM API that can be used to access its functionality from .NET applications via COM Interoperability. In this article, I will show you how to import SPP functionality in your .NET application.
  • 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.
  • Querying COM+ through Web ServicesMar 12, 2003. The most COM+ common administrative tasks (creating a COM+ application, installing/deleting a component, setting a component attribute) can be accomplished manually with the Component Services administrative tool from Management Console.
  • Hotmail using C# - An HTTPMail Client under .NETMar 21, 2003. The great thing about the POP mail protocol is that it is a well-documented open standard and writing a mail client to collect mail from a POP box a relatively painless process.
  • Accessing COBOL Properties with C#Apr 02, 2003. This article will review a new option for exposing those assets via the use of Properties.
  • 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.
  • SmallPOP: Hackish Implementation of POP RFC in .NETJun 02, 2003. The attached source code and this article contains the details for the C# version of SmallPOP, a quick and dirty component for retrieving e-mail from POP servers.
  • Hard Coding Pape Size during PrintingJul 14, 2003. Every time I set up a new Windows printer I spend a few minutes going through every bit of the printer properties making sure that every bit is set to A4. The code discussed in this article shows, how you can do it programmatically.
  • 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.
  • EggTimer in C#Aug 26, 2003. This simple timer app will count down from whatever value is set in the textbox.
  • Installing a Service ProgrammaticallySep 04, 2003. With the arrival of .NET, creation of a windows service has become a piece of cake by just selecting Windows Service as project type in the New Project Dialog Box.
  • 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.
  • Masked TextBox ControlJan 26, 2004. This Masked Edit TextBox intelligent user control enhances the function of TextBox control, which can mask the Date, IP Address, SSN, Phone number, digit, decimal and check the validation, automatically set delimit location.
  • Code Access SecurityFeb 06, 2004. Code Access Security represents a fundamentally different way of controlling access rights to protected resources. Traditionally, permissions such as access to the file system, databases or network were allocated based on characteristics of the user. All processes executed by the user would assume an equivalent set of permissions.
  • Understanding SQL Server Yukon Service BrokerFeb 25, 2004. The new version of Microsoft SQL Server™ "Yukon" comes together with a set of technologies capable of enlarging the horizon for database applications. One of the most remarkable technologies is the Service Broker that makes it possible to build database-intensive distributed applications. In this article we explore the core concepts of the Service Broker and show how to use its potentialities to build applications with message interchanging.
  • Generics in C#Mar 08, 2004. Parametric Polymorphism is a well-established programming language feature. Generics offers this feature to C#. The best way to understand generics is to study some C# code that would benefit from generics.
  • Image Processing in C#Apr 13, 2004. This application explains basic concepts of image processing including brightening, converting to gray and adding notes to an image using C# and GDI+.
  • Setting Ink Overlay Properties in Tablet PCJun 02, 2004. In this article, I will write an application that allows us to set the Ink Overlay properties dynamically based on the values selected by the user.
  • Tablet PC Ink Editing Modes - Select and Delete InkJun 25, 2004. In my previous articles, I discussed how to use Ink and set its properties to draw on a Windows Forms and Windows controls. In this article, I will discuss some more features of Tablet PC Ink including selecting and deleting ink, Ink collection, and Ink object.
  • Using Property Grid in C#Jun 30, 2004. Property Grid control is one of the control we deal with all the time when writing UI applications. This article and attached source code shows how to use the Property Grid control in your applications.
  • MSMQ on Pocket PC 2003Sep 27, 2004. This article builds on top of the existing article "MSMQ, your reliable asynchronous message processing". It will show how MSMQ can be used on Pocket PC 2003 and at the same time provide an introduction to mobile development and the Compact Framework (CF).
  • Build a .NET Solution or Project from the Command Line Sep 27, 2004. Devenv allows you to set various options for the integrated development environment (IDE) as well as compile, build, and debug projects from the command line.
  • Bulk Data Transactions using OpenXMLOct 13, 2004. OPENXML is a new function added to SQL Server 2000 that provides a rowset view over an XML document. Since a rowset is simply a set of rows that contain columns of data, OPENXML is the function that allows an XML document to be treated in the familiar relational database format. It allows for the passing of an XML document to a T-SQL stored procedure for updating the data.
  • Using ListBox in C#Dec 28, 2004. The source code demonstrates how to use a listbox control in C# - adding, deleting and altering strings.
  • Passing Values between User Controls and ASPX PageJan 20, 2005. This article is for beginners who are learning. NET. This will be really helpful for them. Beginners will be wondered how to pass values between User Controls and ASPX page .In this article I have listed some of the ways through which you can access and set the User control values in an ASPX page.
  • Sokoban Pro Game in C#Jan 21, 2005. Sokoban Pro is a modern version of the classic Sokoban puzzle game. The game rules are extremely simple, yet the game is very challenging and addictive. The rule of the game is to move all the boxes in the right places. You can only push a box, not pull.
  • SmartPhone Album Program with C#Mar 16, 2005. This article shows how to represent image’s thumbnail in ListView control, how to work with multi-forms and pass information with each other in a smart phone application, how to do simple image-processing, how to scroll picture in a picturebox and use the smart phone’s dpad keys.
  • Posting to another .aspx using ASP.NET Mar 19, 2005. ASP.NET wont allow to post back to another aspx page. It will post back to itself. If you specify action attribute it will ignore it. If you omit the method attribute, it will be set to method="post" by default.
  • Biology Inspired Computing Work in C#Mar 29, 2005. Biology teaches us a set of rules defined by nature that have evolved over millions of years. So, if you want to put intelligence into something simplifying the world around you into basic rules can give you a big head start.
  • Localizable Message Box ControlApr 02, 2005. This is localizable MessageBox control. Buttons on standard windows message box controls are always Yes, No, Abort, Cancel, OK, Ignore, Retry. I needed different text on my message boxes so I decided to develop custom message box control.
  • Enterprise Library 1.0Apr 02, 2005. Enterprise Library is a set of tested, reusable application blocks that address common problems developers face when developing enterprise-based applications.
  • What the heck is Generics?May 20, 2005. This article provides the use of Generics and scenarios in which it will be useful.
  • Creating Reports in C# using Crystal Reports with Xml data DefinitionsMay 22, 2005. This article explains how to extract data into a Crystal Report created outside a C# project using xml data definitions and data sets.
  • Checked List Box Sample in C#May 31, 2005. This example shows how to use CheckedListBox control in C# and Windows Forms.
  • Adding & Retrieving items from listbox and check list boxJun 02, 2005. The attached source code shows how to add and retrieve items of Windows Forms ListBox and CheckListBox controls.
  • How to Maintain a CodeGroup in Security Policy at Runtime?Jul 05, 2005. Whenever protected resources are accessed by an assembly, it’s permissions are determined by the code access security system of CLR. Each permission set granted to an assembly is based on the assembly's evidence (such as its URL or publisher certificate, strong name), which in turn is based on configurable security policy.
  • Adding a ComboBox Column Style to a DataGrid in Windows Forms Jul 30, 2005. The sample introduces how to add the Combobox DataGrid Column Style into a DataGrid on your .NET Windows form.
  • Top 10 New Features in ADO.NET 2.0Aug 19, 2005. This article summarizes the new and updated features of ADO.NET 2.0, which ships with .NET Framework 2.0. In my following articles I will discuss these features in more details with sample examples.
  • ASP.NET Session StateSep 21, 2005. Session state is nothing more than memory in the shape of a dictionary or hash table, e.g. key-value pairs, which can be set and read for the duration of a user's session.
  • Windows Forms 2.0 MaskedTextBox ControlNov 10, 2005. The MaskedTextBox control is a TextBox with mask feature, which allows you to set the format of the data of TextBox such as zip code, date, time, social security, and phone number.
  • Manage and Administer ASP.NET Web Sites in Visual Studio 2005Nov 16, 2005. ASP.NET Configuration Wizard is a new feature available in Visual Studio 2005, which takes care ASP.NET Web Application configuration and deployment problems and allows developers to set Web application settings using a visual interface.
  • ADO.NET Enhancements in .NET Framework 2.0 for SQL Server Data Provider: Part IJan 04, 2006. ADO.NET 2.0 includes enhancements for SQL Server client application developers. Understanding these enhancements will help you design and implement effective client applications on the .NET Framework 2.0 platform
  • Security Setting for ExcelJan 04, 2006. To run the excel report, security settings are required for excel application because while working with the excel application we are going to use some of the classes for manipulating the data inside the file. This article shows how to grant access or rights to those files.
  • ADO.NET Enhancements in .NET Framework 2.0 for SQL Server Data Provider: Part IIJan 05, 2006. ADO.NET 2.0 includes enhancements for SQL Server client application developers. Understanding these enhancements will help you design and implement effective client applications on the .NET Framework 2.0 platform
  • Visual Guard for .NETJan 19, 2006. Novalys announces Visual Guard, which is aimed at setting up user’s profile and permissions for .net application (who is allowed to do what?). The tool easily integrates to any .net application and makes rights/permissions management easier thanks to its administrating console.

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