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Best C# article of May 2007

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Current Entries

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6 May 2007
Josh Smith
Reviews a pattern which enables new possibilities for data binding.
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27 Jun 2007
Marek Stoj
ImmDoc .NET is a command-line utility for generating HTML documentation from a set of .NET assemblies and XML files created by the compiler.
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2 May 2007
pmpdesign
A lightweight C# library to add images and 'round rectangles' to a PDF on the fly and then securely embed the PDF in a web page
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31 Oct 2007
Bill Seddon
Shows how a .NET based WebDAV server can be created by combining two Open Source projects. The example implementation returns files from a file system, but you can extend it to return resources from any repository.
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8 May 2007
Ming.Chen
A LINQ Implementation for Google Images/Groups Search
4 May 2007
JetBrains s.r.o.
Are you spending most of your development time coding the simplest things by hand? Discover high gear .NET development, made possible with ReSharper 2.5, and join thousands of C# and ASP.NET developers who are benefiting daily from boosted productivity and a more enjoyable coding experience.
10 May 2007
Paul Glavich
ANTS Profiler provides you with a quick and easy way of identifying performance bottlenecks within your .NET applications. Additional support for the latest .NET 3.0 features, the Vista operating system, and Visual Studio integration, cements ANTS Profiler as a leading tool in performance profiling.
14 May 2007
SlickEdit Inc.
Describes how we use some of our favorite features from our own Tools® plug-in product.
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13 Jun 2007
Christian Rodemeyer
A fast and smooth WPF viewer for graphs layouted by GraphViz (Dot)
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7 Jun 2007
gstolarov
Lazy parenting with Microsoft Speech SDK
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30 May 2007
TJoe
Add support for event suppression and event propagation
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14 May 2007
Colin Vella
An API for enhancing any .NET application with a simple scripting language
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30 May 2007
George Mamaladze
Provides a read-only access to Windows Firewall status, settings and rules on Windows Vista.
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1 May 2007
Overboard Software
Describes the implementation of the framework's OrderedDictionary, its advantages and disadvantages, and shows how to create a generic collection which implements the IOrderedDictionary interface.
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17 Nov 2007
Sebastien Ros
A tutorial on how to realize an expression evaluator in CSharp with ANTLR
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10 May 2007
Scott Holodak
Adding XPath-like position tracking to XmlTextReader and SgmlReader for lightweight, high performance screen scraping.
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17 Jun 2011
seeblunt
A simple way to iterate through a timeline using a flexible predicate system
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5 Jun 2007
Juan Pablo G.C.
A new version with many functionalities
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24 May 2007
Vit Buchta
How to numerically solve first and second order differential equations with initial conditions
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14 May 2007
Jason Henderson
An example of how to use Windows Communication Foundation services.
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16 Jun 2007
Nicholas Kwan
Render Windows Controls fully (with special fade effects) in Windows Vista
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30 May 2007
StormySpike
A simple description and sample of creating a global low level keyboard hook in C#
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25 Apr 2008
Carlos Saraiva Jr.
This application deletes links from the Recent Projects list on the Start page of Visual Studio 2003/2005/2008
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22 May 2007
Joerg Brunke
Writing custom commands for the stsadm.exe administration tool in SharePoint.
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20 Jun 2007
Shaun Wilde
Create custom dialogs for use in your Visual Studio Setup projects
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28 May 2007
mehrcpp
A C# (.NET 2.0) control which creates, hosts, and offers advanced customization such as dragdrop, file downloads, HTTP/S header viewing, and much more.
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28 May 2007
Zuoliu Ding
The Custom Combo Box and List Box Control with Separators
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21 Nov 2012
richnewman
An article clarifying the various ways of comparing two values for equality in .NET
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3 Feb 2012
Mladen Janković
Using the Ping class in .NET Framework
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30 May 2007
Robertjan Tuit
ASP.NET and Ajax Webservices, not from a .asmx file, but from a compiled assembly with a little bit of reflection
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3 May 2007
ChrisP1118
Explains how to implement any type of global system hook in C# by using an unmanaged C++ DLL and Windows messages.
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22 Apr 2013
Fco. Javier Marin
Disassemble and patch .NET assemblies using the Mono.Cecil library.
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7 May 2007
Evan Stein
A plugin which offers search and replace, casing and other capabilities for the Microsoft .NET DataGridView component
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24 Jun 2008
Sacha Barber
WPF Flickr Viewer Using XLINQ
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13 May 2007
Josh Smith
Examines a powerful technique for implementing DataTemplate selection logic.
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6 Aug 2008
Efi Merdler
A description of surveillance systems
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16 Jun 2007
James Ashley
Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 is a new bridging tool allowing developers to use .NET Forms and .NET UserControls in VB6. This tutorial demonstrates how to add webservices, multithreading, and XAML to VB6 projects. It also provides custom C# Interop UserControl templates for use with the Toolkit.
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12 Jul 2007
B.Sundby
Switchboard component for user interface commands with design time support
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19 May 2007
Moim Hossain
Describes SQL server 2005 Integration Service object model and different data flow components
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8 May 2007
Charith M
By using this article, you can easily configure multiple output log files from log4net
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22 May 2007
Michael B. Hansen
A fast combobox that correctly displays all the logical drives with the appropriate icons, volume names, and drive letters.
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18 Aug 2008
Herbert Sauro
A simple Binary Search Tree written in C# that can be used to store and retrieve large amounts of data quickly.
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4 Jun 2007
Petrovik Aleksandar
This article will show you that creating AJAX Control Toolkit like controls is not a hard task
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28 May 2007
Dmitry Tsuranoff
Determining SQL Server performance for temporary tables and and table variables.
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7 May 2007
Efi Merdler
A basic description of a tracking system.
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7 May 2007
TJoe
Improving and extending the INotifyPropertyChanged interface
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17 Jul 2007
adospace.NET
A WPF library to easily integrate Windows docking features in applications like VS
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22 Oct 2014
User-Rock
Accessing a C# .NET DLL in VB6 using Com+ or Com Interop
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8 May 2007
Dana LeBeau
Check out this unconventional use of Microsoft's Client-side Reporting Technology that can make your Winform or ASP.NET apps "expression aware" and more powerful for your users.

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

Shaun Wilde
Employed (other) Purplebricks
Australia Australia
All articles are supplied as-is, as a howto on a particular task that worked for me in the past. None of the articles are supposed to be out-of-the-box freeware controls and nor should they be treated as such. Caveat emptor.

Now living and working in Australia, trying to be involved in the local .NET and Agile communities when I can.

I spend a good chunk of my spare time building OpenCover and maintaining PartCover both of which are Code Coverage utilities for .NET.
adospace.NET
Systems Engineer
Italy Italy
I bought my first computer in Nov 1991, 21st and I started programming with QBasic under MSDOS.
Today my main interest is developping applications with .NET and HTML5 stack.
B.Sundby
Founder Sundby Software
Norway Norway
Bjørn has developed software since 1984 mainly in C, C++ and C#.

Bjørn lives in Ormåsen, Buskerud in Norway. To contact Bjørn, email him at bjsundby@online.no. He also has a web site at http://www.sundbysoft.com.
Bill Seddon
Web Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Independent software development for clients including Microsoft. Design and development of modules for financial reporting and business intelligence.
Carlos Saraiva Jr.
Software Developer
Brazil Brazil
Carlos Saraiva Jr. is a Developer and works with C#, VB.NET, Javascript, ASP.NET, WPF, WCF, SQL Server 2005/2008, Oracle, in a Web, Windows Forms, Windows Services using Visual Studio 2005/2008.
Charith M
Web Developer
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
No Biography provided
ChrisP1118
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
I currently live in a small town in Burkina Faso, where I spend some of my free time (during the hours when there's electricity) playing around with C#. For a bit more about my less nerdy activities, check out http://chrisburkina.blogspot.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw1Pb7hlIWw -- neither of them, however, has anything to do with C#.
Christian Rodemeyer
Software Developer
Germany Germany
I'm developing for fun since 1985, starting with UCSD Pascal on some old machines (no hard disk, but four floppies!), then moving quickly on to assembler on the famous C64 and Amiga. During university I started professional development for Windows/Unix/Linux, using a myriad of languages (Pi, Assembler (6502, 68000, 80386/486), Cobol, Modula2, Prolog, OML, C, C++, C#, Java, Scala, Groovy, Clojure, VB, Eiffel, Delphi, Perl, Pascal, Javascript). Currently my favorite languages are Clojure, Ruby and modern Javascript.
Colin Vella
Software Developer (Senior)
Malta Malta
No Biography provided
Dana LeBeau
Web Developer
United States United States
Dana has been developing software for companies in the greater Boston area for 15 years. He has been developing extensively with .NET since 2002.
Dana is a consultant for DJL Systems, Inc., is a Microsoft Certified Professional, and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from W.I.T.
Dmitry Tsuranoff
Russian Federation Russian Federation
Born in 1968, Dmitry Tsuranoff is SQL professional who addresses issues and problems from the perspective of both a database developer and a DBA. He has worked in the United States, France and Russia. Currently, he is employed as Systems Architect and Team Manager at Lakeside Technologies, developer of high-performance Lakeside SQL Server Tools.

For more information, please visit http://www.lakesidesql.com.
Efi Merdler
Software Developer
Israel Israel
A computer science master student at Bar Ilan University under the supervision of Dr. Gal Kaminka.
Dealing mainly with trajectory mining.
Evan Stein
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I'm a London-based software developer. Originally from New York, I came here in 1997 to run European application development for Standard & Poors. I now work independently ... and I'm still here!

Having seen how US software behaves outside the US, I'm keenly interested in problems of global and multilingual software design. I also used to write intelligence-gathering software, and still can't resist a well-turned algorithm! Before my IT career I was in music, and I'm now combining both interests in a highly-exciting 'Project-X'. I could tell you what it is, but ....

When not thinking about all of the above, I'm fascinated by all aspects of different cultures. (You can't take New York out of the New Yorker.) Interests include jazz, classical and world music, languages, history and ethnic food. I'm also an amateur travel writer and photographer, and run a site at www.travelogues.net, which you're welcome to stop by and visit!
Fco. Javier Marin
CEO
Spain Spain
I'm a young entrepreneur from Cartagena (Spain). I'm the creator and owner of some popular websites like Chuletas and Wikiteka.

Currently, I'm working on Ideatic, a company for Internet and software develop.
George Mamaladze
Software Developer
Germany Germany
Tweeter: @gmamaladze
Google+: gmamaladze
Blog: gmamaladze.wordpress.com
gstolarov
http://www.GaspMobileGames.com
United States United States
Writing code since 1987 using whatever language/environment you can imagine. Recently got into the mobile games. Feel free to check them out at http://www.GaspMobileGames.com
Herbert Sauro
Researcher
United States United States
No Biography provided
James Ashley
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
James is a program writer for a respectable software company. He is also a Microsoft MVP.
Jason Henderson
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
I have been a professional developer since 1996. I live in the middle of no where in Illinois, USA. I am married and have four children.
JetBrains s.r.o.
Czech Republic Czech Republic
No Biography provided
Group type: Organisation (No members)


Joerg Brunke
Software Developer
Germany Germany
I'm a .net developer for Windows Forms, Web Apps, Office and SharePoint.
Josh Smith
Software Developer (Senior) Black Pixel
United States United States
Josh creates software, for iOS and Windows.

He works at Black Pixel as a Senior Developer.

Read his iOS Programming for .NET Developers[^] book to learn how to write iPhone and iPad apps by leveraging your existing .NET skills.

Use his Master WPF[^] app on your iPhone to sharpen your WPF skills on the go.

Check out his Advanced MVVM[^] book.

Visit his WPF blog[^] or stop by his iOS blog[^].

See his website Josh Smith Digital[^].
Juan Pablo G.C.
Software Developer Expediteapps
Spain Spain
I'm Electronic Engineer, I did my end degree project at Astrophysical Institute and Tech Institute. I'm HP Procurve AIS and ASE ,Microsoft 3.5 MCTS
I live in Canary Islands ,developing customized solutions

Deeply involved in Xamarin Forms LOB (including Azure Cloud with offline support, custom controls, dependencies) projects, WP8.1 & W10 projects, WPF modern styled projects. Portable libraries like portablePDF, portableOneDrive, portableReports and portablePrinting (using Google Printing API).


Web and apps showcase at:
Expediteapps


Take a look to my blog
Blog
Marek Stoj
Poland Poland
I'm studying computer science at the University of Wroclaw in Poland. Currently I'm on a one-semester scholarship at the Dresden University of Technology (Computational Engineering program). Main areas of my interests are: game programming (mostly for mobile platforms), .NET, artificial intelligence (in particular natural language processing), software engineering (in particular object-oriented design and analysis, aspect-oriented programming and component-based software engineering).
mehrcpp
Canada Canada
No Biography provided
Michael B. Hansen
Founder CWAIN
Denmark Denmark
I have a MCPD .NET 3.5 EAD and a Bsc in computer science, organizational theory and economics.
After more than 15 years working as professional system engineer, I founded the independent consultant agency CWAIN.
Ming.Chen
Web Developer
United States United States
Mladen Janković
Software Developer
Serbia Serbia
No Biography provided
Moim Hossain
Architect
Netherlands Netherlands
Engineer Powered by the Cloud
Nicholas Kwan
Software Developer
Singapore Singapore
My other projects at Onfry
Overboard Software
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
David Nelson has been programming in various languages for 17 years, and has been programming in .NET (C# and VB.NET) since 2003.
He is a MCTS in .NET 2.0 Web Applications, and is a moderator on the MSDN Forums (http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn).
Paul Glavich
United States United States
No Biography provided
Petrovik Aleksandar
Software Developer (Senior) Strategic Connections Inc.
Canada Canada
I'm in Toronto now, working for some CRM company....
pmpdesign
Web Developer
Australia Australia


PMP Design is based in Newcastle, Australia and specialises in designing and implementing custom business management systems and websites.


Owner Geoff is currently working on TimeSuite, a business management system for project based organisations.


richnewman
Team Leader
United States United States
I work in the investment banking division of a large American bank. I work in credit technology.

I write a blog about technical issues in .Net and other computer technologies that interest me at http://richnewman.wordpress.com/. I also write occasionally about derivatives.
Robertjan Tuit
Founder Devusion
Netherlands Netherlands
Robertjan is an independent Developing and usability Consultant.

He has been a speaker at CodeCamp, TechDays and other venues. And blogs regularly on http://www.robertjantuit.nl

His specialaties are User Interfaces, Silverlight, WPF, Custom Controls and Software Architecture, Design and Agile development.
Sacha Barber
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I currently hold the following qualifications (amongst others, I also studied Music Technology and Electronics, for my sins)

- MSc (Passed with distinctions), in Information Technology for E-Commerce
- BSc Hons (1st class) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

Both of these at Sussex University UK.

Award(s)

I am lucky enough to have won a few awards for Zany Crazy code articles over the years

  • Microsoft C# MVP 2016
  • Codeproject MVP 2016
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2015
  • Codeproject MVP 2015
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2014
  • Codeproject MVP 2014
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2013
  • Codeproject MVP 2013
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2012
  • Codeproject MVP 2012
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2011
  • Codeproject MVP 2011
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2010
  • Codeproject MVP 2010
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2009
  • Codeproject MVP 2009
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2008
  • Codeproject MVP 2008
  • And numerous codeproject awards which you can see over at my blog
Scott Holodak
Web Developer Pearson Education
United States United States
I'm a Senior Software Developer at Pearson Education. I've been programming since I was a kid. It went a little something like this... C64 Basic, GW Basic (~DOS 3.3), QuickBasic, TurboPascal, Visual Basic, VB.NET, PHP, C#.
Sebastien Ros
Software Developer (Senior) Microsoft
United States United States
No Biography provided
seeblunt
Australia Australia
Interested in financial math and programming theory in general. Working on medical applications in spare time. Happy to get feedback.
SlickEdit Inc.
Web Developer
United States United States
SlickEdit Inc. provides software developers with multi-language development tools and the most advanced code editors available. Power programmers, from Fortune 500 companies to individuals, have chosen SlickEdit as their development tool of choice for over 19 years. Proven on Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X platforms, SlickEdit products enable even the most accomplished developers to write more code faster, and more accurately. For more information about SlickEdit and free trial downloads, please visit http://www.slickedit.com.
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StormySpike
Software Developer
United States United States
I currently work as a Software Engineer for a company in North Carolina, mainly working with C#.
TJoe
Chief Technology Officer SQL Farms, Inc.
United States United States
My name is Tom Goff and I have been working as a Software Engineer for over 15 years. Over my career, I have primarily focused on Windows programming with C++ and C#. I have also worked extensively with Microsoft SQL Server over the past 6 years.
User-Rock
Software Developer
Australia Australia
No Biography provided
Vit Buchta
Software Developer
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Software developer, mainly in Visual C++
Zuoliu Ding
United States United States
Adjunct Professor in Computer Science

 
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