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  • Adding Menu Support to a Windows FormDec 18, 2000. This sample code shows you how to use the MainMenu and MenuItem classes to add a menu and click handler for a Windows Form.
  • Database Explorer : Part 2Jan 22, 2001. Attached is a C# program which is a enhanced version of the previous article on ADO.NET.
  • ADO.NET Database Explorer with Query Analyzer : Part 3Jan 24, 2001. This is the part three of the Article Database Explorer. This parts adds some more and valuable functionality.
  • Visual Studio .NET: Start upMar 20, 2001. The next version of Visual Studio 6.0 is Visual Studio .NET (VS.NET). In the previous versions of Visual Studio Microsoft has different menu options to pick development environment such as VC++, Visual FoxPro, Visual Basic or Visual Interdev. This version of Visual Studio has integrated everything in one IDE. The reason for that might be all development languages share common library and tools.
  • 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#..
  • Creating Run-Time Menus in C#Jun 14, 2001. Sample example on how to create runtime menus.
  • Animate System Tray in C#Jun 18, 2001. I am sure those who have worked with Visual C++ would have experienced the problem of displaying an icon in system tray and manipulating with context menus for that. Previously I use to display System tray icons with Shell_NotifyIcon by filling a structure and manipulating with a context menu for that icon is another problem.
  • 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.
  • What's in Mobile Internet Tool?Jul 05, 2001. The New Name For .NET Mobile Web Is Mobile Internet Toolkit.
  • Stock TrackerJul 18, 2001. This program is a utility to track stock quotes for multiple symbols.
  • Printing out your W2 Form using C# and .NETAug 07, 2001. This article covers a fairly practical aspect of using a computer - dealing with forms.
  • Run-Time Menus in C#Aug 20, 2001. The following example demonstrates how to create menus on the fly.
  • Menu Page on Mobile SiteAug 31, 2001. My basic idea to stat this site is to show you a real-world example and how mobile programming can be integrated to a web site. I would try to build this site as useful as I can. If you've got any ideas or suggestions, please don't hesitate to send it to me.
  • Editor in C#Sep 03, 2001. C# Editor shows you how to use toolbar, status bar, dialog boxes, menus and other Windows forms controls.
  • Working with Menus in C#Dec 20, 2001. In this article I elucidate how to adding menus and menu item to Windows forms, Replacing, Cloning, Merging of menus and about Context menus (Popupmenus).
  • VS.NET Tools Intermediate Language Disassembler (ILDAM)Feb 06, 2002. "The ILDSAM tool parses any .NET Framework EXE/DLL Module and shows the information in a human-readeble format"
  • .NET COM Interoperability - Part 2: Using .NET Component from COMApr 02, 2002. When a COM client calls a DotNet object, the DotNet framework will create a COM callable wrapper (CCW). COM clients use the CCW as a proxy for the managed object.
  • Owner Draw Menus in C#Apr 03, 2002. This article will explain to you how we can draw our own menu items with our own fonts , pictures , background color and other graphics objects.
  • Inherited Class Skeleton GeneratorApr 08, 2002. Inherited Class Skeleton Generator (ICSG) is a handy tool, which can be used to make your programming under .NET productive.
  • 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.
  • Unit Conversion Tool for Pocket PC with Compact FrameworkMay 22, 2002. I have created a Unit conversion tool to calculate conversion from 16 different types.
  • CS CODEDOM ParserJun 12, 2002. CS CODEDOM Parser is utility which parses the C# source code and creates the CODEDOM tree of the code(general classes that represent code, part of .NET Framework - namespace System.CodeDom).
  • PDF ConverterAug 26, 2002. This is a PDF converter tool which can reads text documents and converts them to PDF documents.
  • Compiler Tools in C#Sep 10, 2002. The attached zip file contains the source code and documentation of Compiler tools in C#.
  • 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.
  • Kill an Application with System Menu using C#Nov 20, 2002. This article uses the Windows API’s to kill the application running under windows environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Simple Registration Framework-XML signaturesFeb 13, 2003. This project provides simple tools, which add a "shareware like" registration support to .NET application.
  • Using C# and COM Interoperability to Extract from a UML tool into a Microsoft Word DocumentFeb 18, 2003. This article allows you to read the classes contained inside of WithClass 2000 into a Word Document using COM Interoperability for Word and COM Interoperability for WithClass and presents your classes in a kind of report.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Regular Expression ValidatorMar 14, 2003. This tool is useful when you are creating Regular Expression. This tool will help you in checking syntax of the regular expression typed in.
  • Basics of Extending Your Working Environment in Visual StudioApr 10, 2003. All of us have used Macros in Microsoft Office and Add-ins in Visual Studio 6 and I am very sure all of us have been impressed as well by their power to control their own working environment.
  • Using C# .NET in Excel 2003May 08, 2003. This article shows how you can take advantage of Visual Studio 2003 tools to write .NET applications that work with Office 2003.
  • Using Regions to Improve Code ReadabilityAug 26, 2003. Visual Studio .NET gives us some very handy tools to improve readability in our code.
  • ODBC usage in .NETSep 24, 2003. This article will provide a template of how to represent a smallint, integer, decimal, varchar and other ODBC data types that are used in the SQL Server environment in COBOL.
  • Solar Power Charting ToolDec 30, 2003. In this article, we will see how to use C# and GDI+ in measuring the solar power and represent it in form of chart.
  • Reading and Display Source of Web PagesDec 30, 2003. This sample project is made to help ASP.NET developers. This projects highlights how to add HTML page inside your ASP.NET page which is hosted on same or different webserver. This page can still run on that server and only output is included in the ASP.NET page.
  • QuickModeler 2.0 : A Reverse Engineering Tool for Visual Studio .NETJan 08, 2004. QuickModeler is an Add-In for Visual Studio .NET which provides reverse engineering and easy UML modeling functionality to the development environment. It comprises features like autolayout, inheritance and association modeling, cross language modeling, grid, clipboard, etc.
  • Testing .NET applicationsFeb 16, 2004. This white paper shares vision and challenges in testing .NET applications. Never before, has any technology or framework tried bringing many disparate systems and languages under one roof for the benefit of enterprise applications.
  • Microsoft Application Center 2000 - An IntroductionMar 17, 2004. Application Center 2000 is Microsoft's deployment and management tool for high-availability Web applications built on the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. Application Center 2000 makes managing groups of servers as simple as managing a single computer.
  • Portal Development in ASP.NET 2.0Jun 04, 2004. The new security controls make authentication a breeze and web parts provides the user the means to customize content. Personalization and Membership features give developers a ready made framework for personalizing the site to suit individual user needs.
  • Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE - Main IDEJun 07, 2004. In this article of Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE series, I will explore some of the designer features and the breakdown of the classes of a Windows Forms project.
  • Using the Tablet PC as a Flashing Restaurant Menu in C# and .NETJun 08, 2004. This is a simple application written for a restaurant using Tablet PC that allows you to list such things as lunch specials and have the colors on the board change randomly to produce an interesting flashing sign effect.
  • Refactoring in Visual Studio 2005Jun 11, 2004. Refactoring allows developers to use the built-in feature of Visual Studio to rename and convert and change the signatures and definitions of a class members. In this article, I will show you how refactoring feature provided by Visual Studio 2005 can be a handy tool when you are reorganizing or optimizing your existing projects.
  • Evolving Register Network using Genetic Algorithms in C# Jun 23, 2004. Genetic Algorithms are powerful AI tools because they can evolve through trial and error and converge into a solution. In this article we will use genetic algorithms to come up with an analog solution.
  • Crystal Reports - Geterogeneus databases: SQL Server, Oracle, Unidata, BtrieveAug 24, 2004. Crystal Reports is the most flexible tool on the market and it has market recognition. Multiple software vendors offer Crystal Reports as the main reporting tool: Microsoft, Best Software, Oracle to name a few. In this article, you learn some tips on using Crystal Reports versus other options.
  • Adding Discovery Features to BizTalk Server 2004: Part ISep 13, 2004. This article explores the concepts of the BizTalk-UDDI mapping process and the similarity with the WSDL-UDDI mapping process. By the other way the second article is focused in the implementation and use of the BizTalk Server 2004 UDDI Publishing Wizard tool.
  • 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.
  • Public Key Token Generation AlgorithmJan 31, 2005. The PublicKeyTokenGenerator class and a small utility that generates Public Key Token from the Public Key using that class.
  • Query Tool to Excel using C# and .NETFeb 03, 2005. This article show how to use .NET's interoperability feature to pull the data directly into the spreadsheet.
  • 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).
  • Measure Web Service Performance using NetMonMay 03, 2005. This article gives an idea how to identify the performance of web method calls by using NETMon tool.
  • AI: Population based Incremental Learning in C# and .NETMay 22, 2005. In this article I would like to discuss another offshoot of the genetic algorithm called Population Based Incremental Learning (PBIL).
  • Learning Visual Studio 2005 IDE - Quick Access to Active Tool Windows and FilesJul 31, 2005. One of the coolest feature in Visual Studio 2005 I like is quick access to all active Windows and Files and switing control between them.
  • Migrating from Java to C# Oct 03, 2005. Microsoft has created a tool called Java Language Conversion Assistant (JLCA), which automatically converts Java code into C# for developers who want to move existing applications to the .NET Framework.
  • Better Exception Handling in Visual Studio 2005Nov 16, 2005. With many new cool features, components, controls, and tools, Visual Studio 2005 definitively is a winner. In this article, I discuss the new exception handling dialog in Visual Studio 2005.
  • Automated Backup with NAntNov 26, 2005. An article describing how to use the NAnt build tool to create a custom, automatted backup process.
  • 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.
  • FxCop Integration into VS.NETFeb 16, 2006. In this article, I give brief introduction on FXCop tool, followed by steps to integrate the tool in VS.NET IDE. I have also indentified benifits and limitations of integration.
  • Automated Code Coverage and Unit TestsMar 08, 2006. A short tutorial that explains how to use a code coverage tool and how it can be integrated with unit tests to allow us to determine how well the unit tests exercise our application/classes. Code examples are written using C#.
  • DataReader And DataSetMar 20, 2006. ADO.NET is part of Microsoft.NET which comprises a set of tools and object model for accessing a data source. The objects definition appears under the System.Data namespace. It allows applications to store, manipulate and retrieve data. In this article I’m going to talk about the two different objects for accessing data sources in two common contexts of your application: the connected and disconnected environment.
  • Data mining and SQL Server 2005Apr 11, 2006. Data mining is a key member in the Business Intelligence (BI) product family in SQL Server 2005 . Data mining is about analyzing data and finding hidden patterns using automatic or semiautomatic means, which can be explored for valuable information. It is about learning the characteristics of data set, which are not possible to discover by simple seeing.
  • Role Based Security Using Authorization Manager in Windows Server 2003Jul 10, 2006. Authorization Manager in Windows 2003 is the more flexible, scalable and easier administration tool for role based security. Using Authorization Manager we can define roles and the tasks that roles can perform.
  • User Authentication & Role Management in ASP.NET 2.0 using Sql Server 2005: Part IJul 21, 2006. This article gives you a complete description of the user authentication and how to manage roles for different users using asp.net 2.0 and sql server-2005.
  • User Authentication & Role Management in ASP.NET 2.0 using Sql Server 2005: Part IIAug 15, 2006. This article gives you a detailed idea of how to implement the role management in ASP.NET 2.0 using SQL Server 2005.
  • Outlook Style Menu with Collapsable Side MenuAug 25, 2006. This article shows very good outlook style menu with collapsable side menu.
  • Infragistics UltraWebNavigator Context Menu Integration with JavascriptSep 13, 2006. This article shows one of the difficult functionality of adding context Menu on Infragistics UltraWebGrid, in conjunction with mouse right click.
  • SQL Server Backup file in standard Zip formatOct 12, 2006. This is SQL Server Backup and restore tool, the system will store the backup files in standard Zip format ,the user-friendly screen let you backup and restore SQL Server database to local harddisk or remote network driver easily and quickly.The program can restore database easily.
  • Book Store Application using ASP.NET 2.0Oct 13, 2006. This project is done using ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005. This application covers all the basic aspects a developer needs.
  • VSTO2005- Usage and deploying a Smart Client ApplicationOct 17, 2006. VSTO2005 has been a great relief to .NET office developers as a result of its enhanced features. It’s been a long time desire for office programmers to have something which would provide them an interface to program the office components just like any other interactive forms.
  • Crystal report with Dynamic ColumnNov 03, 2006. The objective of this article is to provide a process which can be followed to develop a crystal report with dynamic columns using parameterized column fields and formula fields. Before going for this the developer has to decide the maximum number of columns he/she has to display and as per the no. of columns the size of the paper. The developer can define the size of the paper by selecting Printer Setup in File menu.
  • Stacked ClipboardDec 28, 2006. This article explains about simple clipboard operation and an extended clipboard functionality.
  • Creating a Context Menu on a DataGridView Mouse Click Jan 17, 2007. This article describes how to create a context menu when you mouse click on a DataGridView control in Windows Forms.
  • Snap it! - How to Take a Screen Shot Using .NETJan 23, 2007. This article explains how to create a snapshot tool in .NET and Windows Forms.
  • Image Mapping UtilityFeb 23, 2007. This article describes an easy approach to building a simple image mapping utility that may be used to mark and store points as pixel based coordinates from an image file or directly from a web page.
  • Extending ASP.NET 2.0 Menu Control To Have Tabs With Rounded CornersFeb 26, 2007. The ASP.NET Menu Control normally produces tabs which have rectangular edges. The techniques presented extend the control to create tabs with rounded corners.
  • Docking Controls - Standard and CustomMar 16, 2007. This article addresses the user of the standard 2005 toolstrip container control used in conjunction with toolstrips and discusses an approach to building a custom dockable tool palette.
  • How Do I Bring a Microsoft Word Table into a DataGridView?Jun 12, 2007. This Article will answer the question: "How do I import a table in MS Word into a DataGridView using Visual Studio's built in Tools for Office.
  • Creating MenuItem With WPFSep 03, 2007. In any desktop application it is very important to have menu bar to the application/system, so that user will find easy to access it. In this tutorial I will be talking about how we can create Menu bar in WPF application using XAML.
  • Managed Static Code Analysis in VSTS: Part ISep 24, 2007. This article attempts to explain the concept of static code analysis and tools that can be used to realize it with a focus on managed code analysis.
  • Web based colour tool for .NETOct 02, 2007. The .NET Framework provides us with over 100 colours to use within the System.Drawing namespace. In order that we know exactly what all these colours look like here is a simple web based tool that uses Reflection to loop through all the colours with the System.Drawing.Color struct and print them to the page.
  • Running the command prompt from visual studio tools menuJan 17, 2008. This article tells you how to run visual studio command prompt from inside the visual studio.
  • Find and Close the window using WIN APIFeb 01, 2008. This article explains how to find and close the window using Win API.
  • Chapter I: Getting your toolsFeb 14, 2008. This article tells you how to access databases with C# 2008.
  • Configuration Sections- Create customized section using IConfigurationSectionHandler Interface: Part IIIApr 16, 2008. In this part III article we will try to achieve, step by step, the same goal as in the Part II article, but using another tool, namely, the IConfigurationSectionHandler interface.
  • Add and handle application settings in the configuration file: Part IIApr 16, 2008. This article tells you how to add connection string using the configuration file itself.
  • Save the application settings for subsequents sessionsApr 19, 2008. It is very important to save the application settings established by the user in the current session, in order to avoid the application pattern establishment for each time a new session is opened.
  • What really it differs an Interface from a class: Part IIIApr 29, 2008. As a response to the third question asked in the first article Part I-What really it differs an Interface from a class? I can say that also interfaces play others important roles. They can serve as a powerful tool to explore objects
  • Handle resource file - Add resources into a windows application using VS 2005: Part IIMay 13, 2008. In this article, I will show how to add resources to a windows application using tools provided by the Visual studio 2005 integrated development environment.
  • Handle resource files - Use resgen.exe to generate resources files: Part VJun 02, 2008. The resgen.exe is a wonderful tool provided by the .Net framework to generate resx, resources files. In this article I wil show the trick of how to use it in .Net.
  • Handle resource files - Generate a class with strongly typed properties from a resources file using resgen.exe: Part VIJun 10, 2008. Other functionality provided by the resgen.exe witch I appreciate a lot. This tool gives you the possibility to generate an entire class with strong typed properties.
  • Save TreeView Nodes ExpansionJun 24, 2008. We frequently use an ASP.NET TreeView as a navigation menu. This works well on a single page but if you include the control on a Master Page, it looses its expansion state as you move from one content page to another.
  • Menus in WPFJul 29, 2008. This tutorial shows you how to create and use a Menu control available in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
  • Developing external tools add-in with ProcessStartInfo and Process classes for PragmaSQL EditorAug 28, 2008. This article describes making of an external tools add-in for PragmaSQL Editor by using ProcessStartInfo and Process classes from System.Diagnostics namespace.
  • MultiView using Menu Control in ASP.NET 3.5Oct 02, 2008. In this article, I will explain how to use MultiView control in ASP.NET 3.5.
  • C# Code reviews using StyleCopNov 14, 2008. In this article we will discuss an upcoming code review tool StyleCop. We will understand the basics and do a small sample of code review practically to understand how StyleCop works.
  • Data Binding Techniques Using Visual Studio.NET and JDeveloperDec 08, 2008. Today data binding techniques are very easy to apply using IDE such as Microsoft Visual Studio.NET and Oralce JDeveloper. In this article, I will show how to develop a client/server enterprise application by applying the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern and using development tools such as Microsoft Visual.NET and Oracle JDeveloper.

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