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  • Shuffle Game for BeginnersJan 05, 2000. This code sample is a GDI+ shuffle game aimed for beginners. Attached zip file includes the exe and the Shuffle.cs file.
  • Building the Middle Tier in the Microsoft .NET FrameworkJan 16, 2000. Building the middle tier in the Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • 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.
  • Database Explorer : Part 2Jan 22, 2001. Attached is a C# program which is a enhanced version of the previous article on ADO.NET.
  • Verbatim String LiteralsMar 01, 2001. I used to wonder, if I could somehow represent "\" as "\" instead of the escape sequence for black slash ("\\") in string.
  • 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.
  • Using Delegates to Choose Right FunctionApr 01, 2001. The need to call different class method based on some string passed to class is an old problem.
  • Working with Relational Data in ADO.NETMay 03, 2001. Working with hierarchal data was not that easy with the previous version of ADO.
  • Time TickerJun 26, 2001. Graphics Class encapsulates a GDI+ drawing surface. The FromHWND method is used to create a new instance of the Graphics class from a window handle. Clear method fills the entire drawing surface with the specified RGB color by using Color class. DrawString method draws a string using Font and SolidBrush classes.
  • Difference Using Directive and StatementJul 26, 2001. This article explains difference between using directive and using statement with sample example.
  • strnicmp equivalent in C#Aug 07, 2001. C# equivalent strnicmp function in C language. It accepts two input strings along with the number of positions of chars to compare.
  • Basic Database Operations in ADO.NETAug 08, 2001. This Article will show the basic database transactions select, insert update and delete.
  • CDataService: A Generic Database Access ClassAug 09, 2001. Using a generic database access component in data-aware applications can simply development and separate data tier from business tier.
  • XML GeneratorAug 17, 2001. This article is about advance use of reflection package in Csharp.
  • 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.
  • Easter CalculatorAug 22, 2001. This program calculates the dates for Easter for any given year and for an hundred years.
  • String Jargon in C#Sep 05, 2001. The following article shows some String functions which are not currently available directly in C#.
  • Regular Expressions Usage in C#Sep 07, 2001. The source code shows how to use Regular Expressions in C#.
  • Playing with StringsSep 18, 2001. This program explores the String class and its various methods. With this you will be able to initialize strings using different constructors and use them. To see how the methods of the 'String' class work, see the following code.
  • 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.
  • C# and .NETJan 07, 2002. It is sometimes important to know the details of what the compiler does. You may want to know whether constants are evaluated at compile time, or whether constant strings are folded at compile time.
  • 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.
  • Working with Strings in VB.NETFeb 05, 2002. This article is VB.NET version of Working with Strings in .NET using C#.
  • Web/WAP Calender form Harrison LogicFeb 11, 2002. This application provides an updateable web-based calendar that can be viewed from both the Web and through a Mobile device, such as a cellular phone.
  • A Database Web ServiceFeb 22, 2002. This program is a Web service, which contains Web methods that return a dataset after querying a database (any database) given the connection string, the password, the database, the table, the user ID and the SQL commands.
  • Implementing IEnumerator and IEnumerable Interfaces using Inner Class in C# Feb 28, 2002. .NET framework provides IEnumerable and IEnumerator interfaces to implement collection like behavior to user defined classes.
  • Sorting Object Using IComparer and IComparable Interfaces Mar 01, 2002. The System.Collections namespace contains interfaces and classes that define various...
  • Multi-threaded Web Applications - Case II: Port ScannerMar 12, 2002. This article continues the 4-parts series of Multi-threaded Web Applications. In the first part, I have demonstrated how you can use multi-threading with ASP.NET to make a web based search engine more responsive, and to reduce the time required to compose the result. In this article, I will demonstrate how you can apply the same technique to a web based port scanner.
  • 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.
  • Printing Invoices using C# and .NETMar 18, 2002. This program can stand improvements but it will get you started in creating an invoice and printing it to the printer.
  • SQL Server Database ExplorerMar 20, 2002. This application connects to a running SQL Server 2000 and displays all the available databases in it.
  • Tutorial: Working with Files and DirectoriesApr 03, 2002. One of the rich experiences in working with .NET is a huge collection of Base Class Libraries .
  • 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.
  • Gene Expression Programming (GEP) in C# and .NETApr 11, 2002. Gene Expression programming (GEP) is a subset of Genetic Algorithms, except it uses genomes whose strings of numbers represent symbols. The string of symbols can further represent equations, grammars, or logical mappings.
  • .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.
  • Communication Between Two Forms: Part-IIJun 24, 2002. Last time I wrote about the possibility of sending a string from a textbox in one form to another.
  • Developing a Card Game using Collections and PropertiesAug 08, 2002. In this article, author develops a card game using collections and properties.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • StringBuilder and String ConcatenationOct 01, 2002. String concatenation is one of the commonly used operations among programmers.
  • 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.
  • BlackJackOct 10, 2002. So as a learning experience, I decided to try writing a Blackjack game.
  • Puzzle ControlOct 15, 2002. In this application I had combined the power of C# and AI in order to solve the "puzzle problem".
  • Maze Solver Oct 28, 2002. Solving mazes is one of those problems, at least with the algorithm I've chosen here.
  • More AI...(GEP) Gene Expression Programming in C# and .NETNov 04, 2002. Gene Expression programming (GEP) is a subset of Genetic Algorithms, except it uses genomes whose strings of numbers represent symbols.
  • FreeCell Game using Windows FormsNov 14, 2002. FreeCell is an implementation of the FreeCell card game using Windows Forms.
  • Daleks in .NETDec 11, 2002. The other night my girlfriend dragged me down to the NYC Public Library claiming that they had a huge Science Fiction movie section. Admittedly my taste in movies and my wife's taste in movies can vary slightly, however, I was willing to take a chance, given that rentals at the library are free as opposed to $4 at the local video store.
  • Using Stored Procedures in Conjuction with DataAdapterJan 09, 2003. A stored procedure is a named collection of SQL statements that are stored in the database. To the client a stored procedure acts similar to a function.
  • 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.
  • Strings in C# Part 2Feb 05, 2003. This article discusses how to format, trim and pad strings using the String class. The article also covers the StringBuilder to effectively deal with string such as string concatenation,
  • String in C#Feb 05, 2003. In this article, you will learn how to work with strings in C#. The article discusses the String class, its methods and properties and how to use them.
  • Run Time CompilerFeb 07, 2003. In this article, I am going to discuss how to take a string then compile it and then how you execute it.
  • Project Trilma .NETFeb 19, 2003. In 1883 George H. Monks from Boston designed Halma, an interesting board game with simple rules.
  • Missile Command .NET Feb 23, 2003. Missile Command .NET is a simple video game written in C# using GDI+ for graphics. It's a tribute to the classic Missile Command game by Atari. I wrote this game to teach myself more about programming in C#.
  • Dots GameMar 06, 2003. Here is a dots game developed using C# and GDI+. New version of the game will be coming soon.
  • Histogram Code in C#Apr 01, 2003. C# histogram class maintains a histogram of input data. Input data is sorted into bins and a count is kept of how many data points fall into each bin.
  • C# Video PokerApr 14, 2003. This Video Poker game is an imitation of a casino Video Poker machine. It is written using Windows Forms.
  • 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.
  • Sorted List and Web Server ControlJun 09, 2003. This article shows you to take advantage of SortedList in data binding with Web Server controls.
  • Java Like StringTokenizer in C# Jun 11, 2003. The StringTokenizer class is yet another implementation of a java-like StringTokenizer in C#.
  • HTTP Handlers for Images in ASP.NETJun 23, 2003. Have you ever thought of streaming thumbnails just by passing query string indicating width or height of thumbnail you need, and most importantly passing those to image itself?
  • Lingo Game in C#Jul 30, 2003. It is a Lingo game developed in C#. It is based upon Game Show Network's Lingo but has a few modifications to it.
  • In Depth ASP.NET using ADO.NET: Part IIINov 18, 2003. In this article we will discuss a number of ways to retrieve, show, and update data with ASP.NET forms using ADO.NET. Also, we will have a clear idea about the most common server controls in ASP.NET.
  • DataAdapter in C#Feb 17, 2004. The ADO.NET DataSet is a data construct that can contain several relational rowsets, the relations that link those rowsets, and the metadata for each rowset. The DataSet also tracks which fields have changed, their new values and their original values, and can store custom information in its Extended Properties collection. The DataSet can be exported to XML or created from an XML document, thus enabling increased interoperability between applications.
  • DataTable Events in C#Feb 17, 2004. The ADO.NET DataSet is a data construct that can contain several relational rowsets, the relations that link those rowsets, and the metadata for each rowset. The DataSet also tracks which fields have changed, their new values and their original values, and can store custom information in its Extended Properties collection. The DataSet can be exported to XML or created from an XML document, thus enabling increased interoperability between applications.
  • Constructing a DataTable using C#Feb 17, 2004. The ADO.NET DataSet is a data construct that can contain several relational rowsets, the relations that link those rowsets, and the metadata for each rowset. The DataSet also tracks which fields have changed, their new values and their original values, and can store custom information in its Extended Properties collection. The DataSet can be exported to XML or created from an XML document, thus enabling increased interoperability between applications.
  • DataReader in C#Feb 17, 2004. The ADO.NET DataSet is a data construct that can contain several relational rowsets, the relations that link those rowsets, and the metadata for each rowset. The DataSet also tracks which fields have changed, their new values and their original values, and can store custom information in its Extended Properties collection. The DataSet can be exported to XML or created from an XML document, thus enabling increased interoperability between applications.
  • DataSet in C#Feb 17, 2004. The ADO.NET DataSet is a data construct that can contain several relational rowsets, the relations that link those rowsets, and the metadata for each rowset. The DataSet also tracks which fields have changed, their new values and their original values, and can store custom information in its Extended Properties collection. The DataSet can be exported to XML or created from an XML document, thus enabling increased interoperability between applications.
  • DataView in C#Feb 17, 2004. The ADO.NET DataSet is a data construct that can contain several relational rowsets, the relations that link those rowsets, and the metadata for each rowset. The DataSet also tracks which fields have changed, their new values and their original values, and can store custom information in its Extended Properties collection. The DataSet can be exported to XML or created from an XML document, thus enabling increased interoperability between applications.
  • Data Binding in DataGrid Control using C#Feb 17, 2004. The ADO.NET DataSet is a data construct that can contain several relational rowsets, the relations that link those rowsets, and the metadata for each rowset. The DataSet also tracks which fields have changed, their new values and their original values, and can store custom information in its Extended Properties collection. The DataSet can be exported to XML or created from an XML document, thus enabling increased interoperability between applications.
  • DataTable in C#Feb 17, 2004. The ADO.NET DataSet is a data construct that can contain several relational rowsets, the relations that link those rowsets, and the metadata for each rowset. The DataSet also tracks which fields have changed, their new values and their original values, and can store custom information in its Extended Properties collection. The DataSet can be exported to XML or created from an XML document, thus enabling increased interoperability between applications.
  • State Management in Web FormsFeb 18, 2004. This white paper discusses the ways in which the state management can be handled in web forms. State management can be done either on client side or server side as explained below.
  • Oracle Data Provider for .NET : Part IIFeb 20, 2004. Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) is an implementation of a data provider for the Oracle database. ODP.NET uses Oracle native APIs to offer fast and reliable access to Oracle data and features from any .NET application.
  • Shopping Cart Application in ASP.NETApr 22, 2004. This is an online shopping cart application written in ASP.NET and C# where user can browse, add items to the shopping cart and place orders.
  • 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.
  • Formula Generator - A Regular Expression Generator Class in C# and .NETAug 17, 2004. The attached source code is a class - FormulaGenerator, which is a component that interprets and evaluate a string expression
  • Thread Safe Collections ArrayList and QueueSep 24, 2004. The attached project provides a dll containing a wrapper around the non-thread safe ArrayList and Queue classes. The wrapper implements the most common functions of this collection elements.
  • Microsoft CRM Customization: MS Exchange Transport SMTP Event SinkOct 18, 2004. Microsoft CRM has variety of customizations options and tools. The official and the most popular is Microsoft CRM SDK: collection of C#.Net and partially VB.Net classes, methods and code samples.
  • Generating Random Number and String in C#Nov 19, 2004. The Random class defined in the .NET Framework class library provides functionality to generate random numbers. This article shows you how you can use this class to generate random numbers and strings and even combination of both.
  • A Chess Program using C#Nov 29, 2004. This is a chess program, made using C#. It has used object oriented concepts and design patterns like Flyweight, Factory and Decorator. Two player can play this game and it has facility to drag-drop pieces. It also shows potential positions of each pieces which is useful for learning.
  • Using ListBox in C#Dec 28, 2004. The source code demonstrates how to use a listbox control in C# - adding, deleting and altering strings.
  • Edit Almost Anything with AgileStudioMar 15, 2005. There are a range of controls available as standard for Windows Forms in VisualStudio .NET 2003. These include TextBox to edit strings, CheckBox to edit booleans and even a DateTimePicker. However there is a vast range of types available in .NET.
  • Creating simple Add-in for Visual Studio.NETMar 16, 2005. An add-in is a tool that you create programmatically by using objects, methods, properties, collections in .NET's extensibility model. This compiled application enables you to automate the difficult and tedious tasks within the visual studio integrated development environment (IDE).
  • OOPs Concepts and .NET Part 1: Classes, Objects, and StructuresJun 22, 2005. The following article kicks off a three-part article series that will present definitions and samples for different Object-Oriented Programming concepts and its implementation in .NET. The first part will examine the concepts of classes, objects, and structures. The second part will examine the concepts of inheritance, abstraction, and polymorphism. The third and last part will examine the concepts of interface, multiple interface inheritance, collections, and overloading.
  • OOPS Concepts and .NET Part 2: Inheritance, Abstraction, & PolymorphismJun 22, 2005. The following article is the second of a three-part article series that presents definitions and samples for different Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts and its implementation in .NET. The first part examined the concepts of classes, objects, and structures. This part examines the concepts of inheritance, abstraction, and polymorphism. The third and last part will examine the concepts of interface, multiple interface inheritance, collections, and overloading.
  • Convert a Comma Delimited String to an Array in C#Aug 01, 2005. This article shows how to convert an array to a comma delimited string in C#.
  • Programming with .NET Compact Framework 1.0 and SQL CE 2.0 : Part IIAug 11, 2005. In this article I am going to talk about garbage collection and JIT process in .NET compact framework and what are the differences between these two model of framework.
  • How do I Convert a String to an Enum Value?Sep 10, 2005. In this How do I, you will learn how to convert a string to an enum value in C#.
  • Convert an Enum to a StringOct 24, 2005. This article shows how to convert an enum value to a string value.
  • Designing Sortable Collections using IComparableNov 21, 2005. If you are dealing with collection of objects, there are times when you need to sort the object collection. In this article, I will discuss how to use IComparable interface to design sortable arrays.
  • Garbage Collector AlgorithmDec 22, 2005. This article explains how garbage collector algorithm works in order to clean managed heap.
  • Building Generic Data Access Class using ADO.Net 2.0Jan 03, 2006. In this article we are going to explore some new features of the generic data access supported by ADO.Net 2, and also we will have a look at generic collections and generic interfaces.
  • 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.
  • C# Heap(ing) Vs Stack(ing) in .NET: Part IIJan 15, 2006. Having a basic understanding of how memory management works will help explain the behavior of the variables we work with in every program we write. In this article I'll cover some of the behaviors we need to be aware of when passing parameters to methods.
  • C# Heap(ing) Vs Stack(ing) in .NET: Part IVJan 30, 2006. Having a basic understanding of how memory management works will help explain the behavior of the variables we work with in every program we write. In this article we’ll look further into Garbage Collection (GC) and some ways to keep our applications running efficiently by using static class members.
  • 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.
  • Server.Transfer : Passing Values from One Page to Another PageJun 19, 2006. Some times, we want to pass values from one page to another page. There are many ways by which we can do this like: by using query string, or session variable, or Server.Transer etc. This article shows you, how to pass values from one page to another page by using Server.Transfer method.
  • Regular ExpressionsJul 05, 2006. The purpose of this article is to build upon the existing pool of regular expression articles by providing an overview of the new regular expression features found in .NET and to offer some guidelines as to when and how to use them.

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