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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Boxing and UnboxingFeb 21, 2001. Boxing and Unboxing are fairly new terms introduced in C#. Author explains some concept of them.
  • Adding Items to a ListBoxMar 06, 2001. Sample code shows you how to add items to a list box.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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#.
  • 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.
  • Playing with DataGrid ControlJan 08, 2002. The article gives a user the overview to show the importance and versatility of the DATAGRID control.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • PDF ConverterAug 26, 2002. This is a PDF converter tool which can reads text documents and converts them to PDF documents.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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: 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 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.
  • 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: 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 :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 : 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 : 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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+.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using ListBox in C#Dec 28, 2004. The source code demonstrates how to use a listbox control in C# - adding, deleting and altering strings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What the heck is Generics?May 20, 2005. This article provides the use of Generics and scenarios in which it will be useful.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Validating User Inputs Using Regular ExpressionsJan 28, 2006. This article shows how can we validate our inputs using regular expressions.
  • C# 2.0 Nullable TypesFeb 14, 2006. The designers of C#2 have added the concept of nullable types to deal with a weakness of value types versus reference types. It is then essential to have properly assimilated these two notions.

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