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Database Development
SQL Server
Posted: 15 Jan 2009   Updated: 15 Jan 2009   Views: 43,937   Rating: 4.47/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.77
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Builds on the Microsoft N-Tier Data Application walkthrough to add filtering and updating features.
Posted: 23 Oct 2007   Updated: 18 Oct 2013   Views: 499,783   Rating: 4.44/5    Votes: 80   Popularity: 8.32
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To save you from hunting through the docs and locating downloads, we gather both databases here and walk you through installing them using SQL Server Management Studio Express.
Posted: 4 Oct 2009   Updated: 18 Oct 2013   Views: 320,687   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 44   Popularity: 8.04
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To save you from hunting through the docs and locating downloads, we gather both databases here and walk you through installing them using SQL Server Management Studio Express -- updated for SQL Server 2008 Express Edition!
Desktop Programming
ATL
Posted: 6 Aug 2000   Updated: 11 Aug 2000   Views: 169,071   Rating: 4.86/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.10
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In this step we add a simple COM object to our server using the New ATL Object Wizard.
Posted: 6 Aug 2000   Updated: 11 Aug 2000   Views: 151,022   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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Here we add a method to our DCOM-remoted object, and start on implementing its functionality.
Posted: 6 Aug 2000   Updated: 11 Aug 2000   Views: 269,473   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.77
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We look at connection points and set up the server's end of one. We'll also finish implementing our SayHello() method.
Posted: 6 Aug 2000   Updated: 21 Dec 2003   Views: 749,378   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 41   Popularity: 7.77
Licence: The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)      Bookmarked: 60   Downloaded: 4,539
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At last! We finish our tutorial by writing a client with MFC, AppWizard, and ClassWizard, like back in the good ol' days (sighhh...)
Posted: 6 Aug 2000   Updated: 8 May 2005   Views: 597,934   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.88
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We build our new server and install it on the server machine.
Posted: 3 Aug 2000   Updated: 9 Jan 2006   Views: 268,516   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.72
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This tutorial shows you how to write DCOM software, with all the latest features, in a simple, straightforward manner.
Posted: 30 Dec 2005   Updated: 6 Jan 2009   Views: 66,400   Rating: 3.41/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 3.68
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We look at connection points, and set up the server's end of one, for our simple DCOM "Hello, World!" server.
Posted: 28 Dec 2005   Updated: 7 Jan 2009   Views: 65,571   Rating: 4.56/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 4.74
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This tutorial guides you through the step-by-step details of how to use Visual Studio .NET 2003 to develop DCOM client/server applications.
Posted: 28 Dec 2005   Updated: 7 Jan 2009   Views: 43,391   Rating: 4.06/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 3.87
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We modify starter files provided by the ATL project wizard, to improve user-friendliness and provide security for our server. I also show you how to do a Replace/Replace All across the whole project.
Posted: 30 Dec 2005   Updated: 7 Jan 2009   Views: 34,110   Rating: 2.80/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 2.18
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Add a method, SayHello(), to the server, that fires the event which the client handles.
Posted: 29 Dec 2005   Updated: 7 Jan 2009   Views: 277,727   Rating: 3.81/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 4.11
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In this step, we add a simple COM object to our server using the ATL Simple Object wizard. Plus, properly initialize and cleanup your COM objects with FinalConstruct() and FinalRelease().
MFC
Posted: 7 Aug 2000   Updated: 3 Oct 2000   Views: 103,834   Rating: 4.57/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.75
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This is a good replacement for CWnd::CenterWindow() that works.
Posted: 3 Feb 2001   Updated: 16 Apr 2001   Views: 125,983   Rating: 4.58/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 5.75
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Make the MDI windows which contain your program's forms snap to match the forms' sizes.
Posted: 9 Jun 2000   Updated: 6 Apr 2005   Views: 144,784   Rating: 4.36/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 3.94
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Center CMDIChildWnds in the client area of the main frame window.
Posted: 31 Dec 2005   Updated: 31 Dec 2005   Views: 136,646   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 41   Popularity: 7.95
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Use compiler COM support (even in non-COM applications) to get a Win32 error code or HRESULT's message in one line of code.
Windows Forms
Posted: 13 Apr 2012   Updated: 1 Apr 2010   Views: 58,277   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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An adaptation of Nick Thissen's article on VBForums translated to C# and bottled up into a Class Library you can just drop into your projects.
Posted: 15 Oct 2007   Updated: 17 Oct 2007   Views: 169,507   Rating: 1.42/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 1.66
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Where are your favorite Windows APIs in the .NET Framework? This article points out where the Windows Sleep() function now can be found.
Productivity Apps and Services
Microsoft Office
Posted: 23 Nov 2010   Updated: 1 Dec 2010   Views: 30,483   Rating: 3.71/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 3.71
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A class that accepts a reference to an Excel.Worksheet and lets you use an overloaded subscript operator to cleanly and intuitively read/write the Value2 of Excel cells, and get the Excel.Range corresponding to a given cell.
Programming Languages
C++
Posted: 5 Aug 2000   Updated: 11 Aug 2000   Views: 230,984   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 4.57
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We modify starter files, provided by the ATL COM AppWizard, to improve the user-friendliness of our server.
Objective C
Posted: 3 Aug 2000   Updated: 11 Aug 2000   Views: 494,586   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 5.59
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Brian's detailed answers to your most frequently asked questions about his DCOM tutorial.
Web Development
ASP.NET
Posted: 2 Dec 2011   Updated: 2 Dec 2011   Views: 46,542   Rating: 4.69/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.96
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How to create an N-tier Data Application with a ASP.NET Presentation Tier

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Database Development
SQL Server
Posted: 22 Dec 2010   Updated: 22 Dec 2010   Views: 75,080   Rating: 4.75/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.53
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Provides the quick-and-dirty syntax to connect to a given Microsoft SQL Server instance so you can then run a .sql query script against it, e.g., if you are calling this from code as part of a larger pipeline
Desktop Programming
Windows Forms
Posted: 6 Jul 2011   Updated: 6 Jul 2011   Views: 20,263   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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This tip shows how to add support for New Horizontal Tab Group and New Vertical Tab Group commands to the Window menu of an application using the DockPanel Suite by Weifen Luo, and some other minor improvements to help decided if at least one of your windows is docked to the side of the main form an
Productivity Apps and Services
Microsoft Office
Posted: 14 Dec 2010   Updated: 19 Dec 2010   Views: 75,551   Rating: 4.38/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.71
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Code to call Excel Interop to take a Comma-Separated-Values (.CSV) file and suck it into your Excel workbook programmatically, and then Auto-Fit the resultant columns.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010   Updated: 19 Dec 2010   Views: 31,121   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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You know that little "Merge and Center" button in Microsoft Excel? Here's how to 'click' it in C# with Excel Interop (and this carries over to VB etc, too).
Posted: 16 Dec 2010   Updated: 26 Aug 2011   Views: 70,213   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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C# code to format a certain range of Excel cells using the Format As Table button -- but from C# interop code
Programming Languages
C#
Posted: 19 Jul 2011   Updated: 3 Oct 2011   Views: 59,523   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.36
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This tip illustrates a simple C# console program that uses the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm to quickly find prime numbers.

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Brian C Hart
Software Developer (Senior) xyLOGIX, LLC
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