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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.
  • 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.
  • C# EditorsOct 06, 2000. You can write your C# code with various editors including your favorite text editor Notepad. See more editors here.
  • 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.
  • Calling a COM Component From C# (Late Binding)Jan 08, 2001. This code sample shows how to call a COM component in .NET framework using C#.
  • Display data in a Data GridJan 22, 2001. The sample example show you how to use Data Grid to display data in a grid format.
  • Timer in C#Jan 26, 2001. An article with sample project explains how to work with the Timer control in C# and .NET to write to a text file after few seconds.
  • Drag and Drop RevisitedMar 13, 2001. I've had a couple inquiries on how to do drag and drop in .NET again, so I've put together a simple app for dragging text from a TreeView to a TreeView and a TreeView to a ListBox.
  • Mail Merge ProgramMar 16, 2001. This is a simple mail merge program. This program reads from 3 different text files (by default) and merge all the info to produce mail documents.
  • Simple SMTP MailerMar 26, 2001. This is a simple program which shows how to send mail via SMTP without using any framework support. While using the .NET SMTP classes may be a little easier, it is good to be able to go under the hood and get your hands dirty to understand what is going on at the socket level. For simple text messages, this implementation works fine.
  • Text to HTML ParserApr 05, 2001. If you have been into developing Web Applications then you might have at many times experienced that when you display multiple lines of data from a database you loose the spacing or formatting between multiple lines of data.
  • Connecting to a Text file using ADO.NET Apr 20, 2001. A simple step by step tutorial shows you how to connect to a text file using ADO.NET and C#..
  • 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.
  • Regular Expressions ExampleMay 14, 2001. The following example shows the use of Regular Expressions in C#.This program has basic validation scripts for validation easily useable in all programs.
  • Working with OleDb Data AdaptersJun 20, 2001. This step by step article guides you to create your database applications using OleDb Data Adapters in VS.NET.
  • Snooping on C#.NET Regular ExpressionsJun 26, 2001. I present here two micro test utils, which will let you play with regular expressions. Regular expression( System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex ) is a powerful class very useful for parsing, splitting or replacing texts.
  • Text Editor in C#Jun 27, 2001. This editor is more like the notepad that we use on daily basis. The text editor has menu with shortcuts to all of them.
  • Tic Tac ToeJul 16, 2001. TicTacToe is a demonstration of the AI game playing minimax algorithm. The game plays out every possible combination of moves from each position and consequently is unbeatable. This example uses .NET Beta 2 and was written using a text editor.
  • Text Reader and Text Writer in C#Aug 03, 2001. A detailed tutorial and C# types such as Value and Reference types with sample examples.
  • Working with Data Bound ControlsAug 07, 2001. Step by step tutorials teaches you how to use data-bound controls DataGrid, ListBox, and ComboBox controls .
  • Live News feed For Mobile SiteSep 05, 2001. Current News are read from a text file, which is being updated regularly after certain interval time.
  • Windows Forms Without VS .NETSep 12, 2001. This article explains how to write windows forms application without using Visual Studio .NET IDE.
  • GUI Based Opinion PollSep 26, 2001. This is a article on how to create a opinion poll in C#. It creates a Text file on your c drive storing the voting parameters in it.
  • TextReader and TextWriter in C#Oct 16, 2001. This article covers the information of how to read or write (Unicode) character based data through TextReader and TextWriter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Buliding Text to Speech Applications using SAPI 5.1 and C#Jan 03, 2002. In this article,The Speech application programming interface (SAPI) considerably decreases the code necessary for an application to use speech recognition and text-to-speech, making speech technology more handy and robust for broad range of applications
  • Using MS Agent in C# - Part-II(Speech Recognition)Jan 05, 2002. This article explains how to use MS Agent to write speech recognition applications using C# and. NET.
  • Using MS Agent in C# - Part-IIIJan 09, 2002. In this article, I will show you how to write a program which lists all the animations of the loaded characters which speak to us using synthesized speech, recorded audio, or text in a cartoon word balloon.
  • Using MS Agent in C#-Part-I(Text To Speech)Jan 15, 2002. This article explains how to use MS Agent to write text-to-speech applications using C# and .NET.
  • Adding Text Directly to Mobile Web FormsJan 24, 2002. We have seen in previous articles how to develop Mobile Web Forms using the Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit.
  • 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.
  • Check Your Mobile Device CapabilitiesMay 16, 2002. This sample is a utility to determine the capabilities of a Mobile Device. The MobileCapabilities class available in the Mobile Internet Toolkit provides a list of useful information on the client device.
  • Using Currency Manager and MemoryStream to Display ImagesJul 01, 2002. This article and attached sample code demonstrates you how to use the CurrencyManager and MemoryStream to display images.
  • Programming Template in Web Server ControlsJul 15, 2002. Templates play a major role in managing the layout and format of the data being displayed in ASP.NET data bound controls.
  • Master-Detail Display using Nested Repeater Web Forms ControlAug 05, 2002. In this example, we will create a web page that displays a formatted view of data with a master detail hierarchy using nested Repeater controls. We will use the Northwind sample for our example. There are many different ways to accomplish this task. We will use data binding and data relations in an effort to get a simple solution.
  • PDF ConverterAug 26, 2002. This is a PDF converter tool which can reads text documents and converts them to PDF documents.
  • User Management Utility for Web Form AuthenticationSep 06, 2002. This article deals with the management of user login and password information for a Forms Authentication in ASP.NET.
  • 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.
  • Function to Change a Block of Text to Title CaseNov 20, 2002. Function to change a block of text to Title Case.
  • Auto Redraw in VB.NETDec 13, 2002. This is a problem if you wish to display text and graphics directly on a form.
  • COM Interoperability Part 1: Using COM Components in .NET FrameworkJan 02, 2003. In this article we review the concepts & walk-through an example that demonstrates COM interoperability in .NET framework.
  • 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.
  • Opening and Viewing Text and Image FilesMar 08, 2003. We will start this article with a simple application where we will learn how to open and view text and image files using the OpenFileDialog class. In doing so, we will learn some basics of GDI+ drawing, menus and panel control.
  • Implementing Custom Paging in ASP.NET DataGrid ControlJun 01, 2003. This article shows you how to implement custom paging in ASP.NET DataGrid control.
  • Sorted List and Web Server ControlJun 09, 2003. This article shows you to take advantage of SortedList in data binding with Web Server controls.
  • Formatting ASP.NET DataGrid's DataJun 17, 2003. This article shows you how to change the color of a DataGrid row and format of date.
  • DataGrid and Client Side EventsJun 17, 2003. This article shows you how to use DataGrid client side events including mouse over, on click and so on.
  • Part I: Simple Color Syntax Code Editor for PHP written in C# and .NETJun 18, 2003. The Application is a simple Windows Form program that allows you to open and save the text files edited in the rich edit control, as well as print them out. The program takes advantage of a “syntax” text file for PHP which lists the functions and keywords contained in the PHP language.
  • How to Change DataGrid Header Text?Jun 30, 2003. This article shows you how to change the header text of a DataGrid programmatically.
  • SMTP InternationalizationJul 16, 2003. You can find many articles dedicated to C# SMTP implementation on this or other sites.
  • Building a Navigation System in ASP.NETJul 16, 2003. This article shows you how to display single record per page and navigate through single record using ASP.NET.
  • Format DateTime Values in XML Extracted From DataSet Jul 17, 2003. In this article we'll see how to specify the format of DateTime values extracted from the ADO.NET DataSet and to verify we will write formatted contents in xml file.
  • Late Binding With ReflectionOct 20, 2003. Component based technology has done great things for software development, allowing reuse and leading to better-written code that separates subjects and entities into distinct components.
  • Edit/Update a Chosen Database RecordDec 09, 2003. This article and available source code shows how to edit and update a database record through a DataGrid control
  • Display Alphabetically Sorted Data in a Data GridDec 24, 2003. This code sample shows you how to display data sorted alphabetically based on the values in the database.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET: Part IIIJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET: Part IJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET :Using SQL with C#: Part VIIIJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET : using SQL with C#: Part XIJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET: Part IIJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET: Part VJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET : SQL Subqueries: Part VIIJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET: Part XIIJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET : using SQL with C#: Part XJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET: Part VIJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET : Using SQL with C#: Part IXJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • Real Life SQL and .NET: Part IVJan 13, 2004. Welcome to the world of SQL and the huge, growing database technologies of today’s business all over the SQL world. By reading this article, we have begun accepting the knowledge that will soon be required for survival in today’s world of relational database and data management. Alas, for the reason that it is first necessary to provide a background of SQL and cover some preliminary concepts that we need to know, the majority of this article is text in paragraph format.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Data Provider for .NET : Part VIFeb 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.
  • 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.
  • Downloading Data as a File from a MemoryStreamMar 29, 2004. This article will show you how to buffer data into a MemoryStream from a query and output the buffered data back to the browser as a text file.
  • Downloading Data as a File from a MemoryStream Using a HTTP HandlerApr 07, 2004. This article will show you how to buffer data into a MemoryStream and output the buffered data back to the browser as a text file using a HTTP Handler.
  • Advanced Notepad in C#Apr 13, 2004. This is an advanced version of Notepad that allows you to search, replace, change background and foreground text color. It also provides registry editing options.
  • Text Transformation using GDI+ and C#Apr 27, 2004. This article shows you how to use GDI+ classes defined in the .NET Framework class library to apply transformations on text.
  • SOAP Client in Windows XPMay 06, 2004. This article covers the basics of using the SOAP Client software included with Microsoft Windows XP Professional to access Web Services using SOAP.
  • Text-to-Speech Conversion in C#May 11, 2004. This article provides some elementary information about how to perform text to speech conversion using the speech SDK 5.1.
  • Object Binding in DataGrid with C#Jun 15, 2004. In this article, I will discuss how to bind objects such as an ArrayList to a DataGrid control using C#.
  • Empty ListView in C#Oct 12, 2004. Have you wondered how you could show text in ListView control if it's empty, just like Microsoft does it in Outlook Express and in some other applications? This article shows you how you can show text in ListView control in a simpler way.
  • Introduction to ASP.NETNov 17, 2004. I have seen many tutorials on ASP.NET but most of them starts with coding and writing your first ASP.NET program. But here I have written this tutorial for explaining why there is a need for ASP.NET when classy ASP is working fine, what are the underlying technology behind ASP.NET, and what programming model ASP.NET provides to programmers.
  • Rotating the text display on a Pocket PC/Win CE deviceFeb 01, 2005. In this article let us try to understand why rotating a text/bitmap is difficult to achieve on a Pocket PC 2003/Win CE 4.2 device.
  • 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.
  • Accessing Global Address List via System.DirectoryServices namespaceMay 21, 2005. This is a how-to article to access the GAL from ASP.NET, using the DropDownList ASP.NET server control as the UI. To accomplish this the article will illustrate by utilizing ADSI technology from a C# assembly returning an ArralList in order to bind to the DropDownList.
  • Accessing Global Address List via System.DirectoryServices NamespaceMay 21, 2005. This is a how-to article to access the GAL from ASP.NET, using the DropDownList ASP.NET server control as the UI. To accomplish this the article will illustrate by utilizing ADSI technology from a C# assembly returning an ArralList in order to bind to the DropDownList.
  • IM Chat Interface for C# and .NETJun 26, 2005. This article describes a way to create a colorful chat interface for instant messaging. In this chat interface you can use html and emoticon tags to display colorful text and bitmaps in order to give you a richer chat experience.
  • Notepad.NET - Printing a Multiline Textbox in C# and .NETJul 31, 2005. Notepad.NET is a file text editor that allows you to edit multiple files at the same time. It also has a few nice features not included in notepad, such as print preview and a most recently used file list. This article describes how printing is performed in this utility.
  • Object DataSource in ASP.NET 2.0Aug 19, 2005. ObjectDataSource control is one of these new data control added to ADO.NET 2.0. This control is used to bind objects to data-bound controls. In this step by step tutorial, I will discuss how to use ObjectDataSource control in your data-driven Web applications.
  • Introduction to ADO.NET 2.0 Data Source ControlsAug 19, 2005. ADO.NET 2.0 provides new data source and data-bound server controls, which allow developers to write full-fledged data-driven applications without writing even a single line of code. This article is an introduction to these new data source controls.
  • Binding an ArrayList with DataGrid ControlOct 24, 2005. I have seen several questions on how to bind an ArrayList with data-bound controls such as a DataGrid. In this step by step tutorial, I will show how to create an ArrayList of objects and bind it to a DataGrid control.
  • 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.
  • How Do I Bind Datagrid with SqlDataReader in C#Oct 29, 2005. This article will show, how do we bind our binding controls like DataGrid, DataList using SqlDataReader.
  • Presenting Child Data along with Parent Row in Data GridNov 10, 2005. This article explains how we can bind the parent and child data to a Data Grid with minimum code effort using the Repeater control.
  • ColorReliefButtonDec 14, 2005. My idea was to create a button that can be used as a colourful decoration for any application. The look of the ColorReliefButton can be determined by changing property values. The main attraction should be a cool look (Relief) of the controls text. Like this almost any font (TrueTyp) can be used to decorate a button and there is no need to use bitmaps.
  • The GrouperJan 25, 2006. The Grouper is a special groupbox control that is rounded and fully customizable. The control can paint borders, drop shadows, gradient and solid backgrounds, custom text and custom icons.
  • Set Web User Control Properties in Design Time Jan 27, 2006. This article will show that how can we initialize properties of web user control when we register it on some web page.
  • Validating User Inputs Using Regular ExpressionsJan 28, 2006. This article shows how can we validate our inputs using regular expressions.
  • Customized Binding Using CollectionBaseMar 04, 2006. In this article I am trying to explain the use of CollectionBase class. In a simple example I used CollectionBase to bind a DataGrid control with data from Employees table of NorthWind database. So please be sure that your system exists with NorthWind database before using the sample code along with this article.
  • DataSource controls in .NET 2.0Mar 04, 2006. In this article, we're going to learn how to connect a database for querying data and binding the result set to ASP.NET controls in a very easy way with no looping or control manipulation required, thus avoiding writing any data source code.
  • Multi Threaded File Reader and GeneratorMar 07, 2006. The attached source code with this article is a multithreaded application written using .NET 2.0 that shows how to use the background worker threads to read a text file, generate reports and show report progress and completed events.

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