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22 May 2010
#realJSOP
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Don't drink the kool-aid. You still need to know how to use the Windows API in .Net apps.
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24 Jan 2010
Md. Marufuzzaman
Using of .NET TransactionScope
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28 Jan 2010
Eugen Podsypalnikov
A semi-transparent selection rectangle
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9 Jan 2010
Sergey Arhipenko
This article shows how to build different versions of Visual Studio solutions on the same build server.
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24 Jan 2010
Jeroen De Dauw
A small C# library that provides scaffolding for genetic algorithm based functionality.
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26 Jan 2010
Pravesh Soni
How to show thumbnails of XPS documents.
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9 Jan 2010
Niladri_Biswas
How to generate an Armstrong number between 0 and 999.
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14 Jan 2010
Anoop Pillai
A set of extensibility hacks for WPF. A few interesting triggers and actions, including EventTrigger, ReactiveTrigger, InvokeMethodAction, and InvokeCommandAction. Also allows invoking Triggers and Actions based on Conditions.
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19 Jan 2010
Manas Bhardwaj
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Ever wondered that how to get a comma (pipe or whatever) seperated result for a column in a table.The following statement show a simple example you can take as a starting point.Select (Stuff((Select ', ' + FName From Accounts FOR XML PATH('')),1,2,''))
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12 Jan 2010
peterchen
Reusable safe_bool implementation
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9 Jan 2010
Inaki Ayucar
What a long title, isn’t it? That’s because, in some cases, there are a bunch of things related to make your .Net applications ready to work in both x86 and x64 environments. Specially if you need to use some unmanaged code or access the registry.
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9 Jan 2010
alex turner
Showing how Micro Focus Managed COBOL can call F#, and some tips on mixing imperative and functional languages the easy way.
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9 Jan 2010
phoenicyan
High-performance expression evaluator that allows filtering large number of messages
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24 Jan 2010
cokkiy
ExImage is a Silverlight control very similar to the built-in Image control, except it supports three more stretch modes: RepeatX, RepeatY, and RepeatXY, which means images can be tiled horizontally, vertically, or both.
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13 Jan 2010
puri keemti
Multi Tenants Database Architecture
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10 Jan 2010
Daniel Vaughan
In this post, I would like to briefly discuss the System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher class, and the significant differences between its Silverlight and Desktop CLR implementations.
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11 Jan 2010
Sohel_Rana
How to use Common Service Locator to lose dependency of your project on IoC container.
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15 Jan 2010
webdev_hb
Some simple external templates with jQuery
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13 Jan 2010
Tom Janssens
.NET technologies and lessons learned
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15 Jan 2010
avinash064
It is very simple :laugh: and fun ..just divide the line before and after * , likeconst int * pconst int (before *) represent [constant integer]and *p represent a pointer add both u get a pointer pointing to a constant integer , it means u can't change value but pointer can...
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3 Jan 2010
Todd Schilling
This article describes how to extend the ConfigurationElement class to deserialize text elements.
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4 Jan 2010
Sacha Barber
WPF: New Threading Component
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11 Jan 2010
Anandhi Swamy
Exports UI control settings from a Form to an Excel sheet.
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8 Jan 2010
dwilliss
Another way to do something like this is to handle the RowPrePaint event and change the background there. The advantage to doing it this way is that if you have thousands of rows, you don't have to set it for every row at the beginning, which could take a few seconds. This way only sets it for...
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17 Jan 2010
Danny Hauptman
Using XLINQ to search through a Word2007 zipped document.
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11 Jan 2010
alex turner
Sometimes we only have VBScript, but it would still be nice to have database like features or persistence and transactions.
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7 Jan 2010
Steve Wellens
In an earlier post here, I wrote two functions to Serialize and Deserialize objects to XML strings. Since then, while reading a book about XML, I learned of even more power in the .NET XML Serialization libraries*...
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17 Jan 2010
Alexey Kadyrov
A URL query string to object mapper.
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4 Jan 2010
hjgode
Hooking the keyboard message queue in CF2
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30 Jan 2010
Joel Ivory Johnson
How to use CeSetUserNotification to start a program
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25 Jan 2010
Tom Janssens
A very simple tasklist in order to show you on how to get started using this library.
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5 Jan 2010
Urs Müller
A plug-in for Visual SourceSafe 2005 that allows for attaching comments to Bugzilla bug entries when committing changes.
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4 Jan 2010
hjgode
Sometimes you may need additional serial connectors for your Windows Mobile device. Here is the odyssey I had with an FTDI adapter...
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4 Jan 2010
hjgode
Remap keyboard direct keys of ITC devices
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6 Jan 2010
Ali Tarhini
This is, in fact, a rare error that occurs when you are trying to build/rebuild a Visual Studio Windows application or class library project using VC++, although it is possible for the error to appear while working with VB.NET or C# if the project is referencing another VC++ project or Dynamic
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13 Jan 2010
James Kolpack
Being a Resharper userfor the past 5 years, I had to jump on opportunity to tryout the publicly released beta for the new 5.0 version.  I’m currently usingVisual Studio 2008, but I’ll be glad to have the updated VS2010 support from Resharperonce it’s released.
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26 Jan 2010
Joel Ivory Johnson
Math without a Floating Point Unit
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25 Jan 2010
GarethI
While SecureString is certainly not a new kid on the block, it is often overlooked by .NET programmers that are programming applications that deal with sensitive data (think PCI, KeyManagement, Passwords, Credit cards, etc.)...
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13 Jan 2010
User 271009
WPF and Silverlight Design-Time code sharing
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19 Jan 2010
lkurian
I wanted to write a script that could collect the logs from the different servers and bring it to my desktop each morning.
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12 Jan 2010
shijo joseph
This article demonstrates a tool which can auto-generate playlists for iTunes.
29 Jan 2010
Redgate Software
Finding and fixing troublesome code can be a time-consuming and frustrating task. Florian Standhartinger recently encountered such an experience and recounts how he managed to use a memory profiling tool to get the problem fixed. Read the full story.
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4 Jan 2010
hjgode
Unfortunately Remote Desktop Mobile (RDM) Client, if part of your Windows Mobile 6.1 device, will disconnect after 10 minutes of user idle time...
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4 Jan 2010
hjgode
iTextSharp ported to Compact Framework
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4 Jan 2010
hjgode
iBrowse and Intermec Browser code incompatible due to name changes iBrowse_xxx is now IB_xxx
11 Jan 2010
Resco Developer Tools
Devices with rich functionality, such as bar code or RFID scanners, or WLAN connectivity with flexible VoIP support can be used in various scenarios over different industries. I will demonstrate how to create a simple application using Microsoft Visual Studio and Resco MobileForms Toolkit.
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4 Jan 2010
hjgode
This tool is for mobile computers to fill keyboard buffer with data from a serial port. This is often needed to get serial port connected barcode scanner’s data into applications if there is no other way.[Content transfered from http://hjgode.de/dev/keywedge]This is a simple keywedge program.
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4 Jan 2010
hjgode
Remap usb keyboard of ITC devices
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7 Jan 2010
mrjvdveen
Today we want to look at an example I ran into where taking the time to think of good names for everything in your code can save the day.

Current Participants

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

#realJSOP
Software Developer (Senior) Paddedwall Software
United States United States
I've been paid as a programmer since 1982 with experience in Pascal, and C++ (both self-taught), and began writing Windows programs in 1991 using Visual C++ and MFC. In the 2nd half of 2007, I started writing C# Windows Forms and ASP.Net applications, and have since done WPF, Silverlight, WCF, web services, and Windows services.

My weakest point is that my moments of clarity are too brief to hold a meaningful conversation that requires more than 30 seconds to complete. Thankfully, grunts of agreement are all that is required to conduct most discussions without committing to any particular belief system.
alex turner
Web Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am now a Software Systems Developer - Senior Principal at Micro Focus Plc. I am honoured to work in a team developing new compiler and runtime technology for Micro Focus.

My past includes a Ph.D. in computational quantum mechanics, software consultancy and several/various software development and architecture positions.

For more - see

blog: http://nerds-central.blogspot.com

twitter: http://twitter.com/alexturner
Alexey Kadyrov
Architect
Ireland Ireland
No Biography provided
Ali Tarhini
Software Developer (Senior) Microgen
Lebanon Lebanon
For more articles and extreme topics please check out my personal website www.alitarhini.com
Anandhi Swamy
Architect
India India
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Anoop Pillai
Architect
India India
Architect, Developer, Speaker | Wannabe GUT inventor & Data Scientist | Microsoft MVP in C#
avinash064
United States United States
No Biography provided
cokkiy
Team Leader
China China
The God created the world.
The programer made the world easy.
I am a programer like c# and c++, so I am writting application with it.
Creating beautiful application make life easy.
If you have a project and looking for a man, I'll be say "hi, I am just the man you are looking for."
Daniel Vaughan
Engineer Microsoft
United States United States
Daniel Vaughan is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft.

Previously Daniel was a nine-time Microsoft MVP and co-founder of Outcoder, a Swiss software and consulting company.

Daniel is the author of Windows Phone 8 Unleashed and Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed, both published by SAMS.

Daniel is the developer behind several acclaimed mobile apps including Surfy Browser for Android and Windows Phone. Daniel is the creator of a number of popular open-source projects, most notably Codon.

Would you like Daniel to bring value to your organisation? Please contact

Blog | Twitter


Xamarin Experts
Windows 10 Experts
Danny Hauptman
United States United States
No Biography provided
dwilliss
Web Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Eugen Podsypalnikov
Software Developer COPA-DATA GmbH
Austria Austria
No Biography provided
GarethI
United States United States
I'm Gareth and am a guy who loves software! My day job is working for a retail company and am involved in a large scale C# project that process large amounts of data into up stream data repositories.

My work rule of thumb is that everyone spends much more time working than not, so you better enjoy what you do!

Needless to say - I'm having a blast.

Have fun,

Gareth
hjgode
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Inaki Ayucar
Software Developer (Senior)
Spain Spain
Inaki Ayucar is a Microsoft MVP in DirectX/XNA, and a software engineer involved in development since his first Spectrum 48k, in the year 1987. He is the founder and chief developer of The Simax Project (www.simaxvirt.com) and is very interested in DirectX/XNA, physics, game development, simulation, C++ and C#.

His blog is: http://graphicdna.blogspot.com

To contact Inaki: iayucar@simax.es
James Kolpack
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
Jeroen De Dauw
Software Developer
Belgium Belgium
I am a free and open source software enthusiast and freelance software developer with multiple years of experience in both web and desktop development. Currently my primarily focus is on MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki work. I'm in the all time top 10 MediaWiki comitters and am one of the WikiWorks consultants. You can contact me at jeroendedauw at gmail for development jobs and questions related to my work.

More info can be found on my website [0] and my blog [1]. You can also follow me on twitter [2] and identi.ca [3].

[0] http://www.jeroendedauw.com/
[1] http://blog.bn2vs.com/
[2] https://twitter.com/#!/JeroenDeDauw
[3] http://identi.ca/jeroendedauw
Joel Ivory Johnson
Software Developer
United States United States
I attended Southern Polytechnic State University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and later returned to earn a Masters of Science in Software Engineering. I've largely developed solutions that are based on a mix of Microsoft technologies with open source technologies mixed in. I've got an interest in astronomy and you'll see that interest overflow into some of my code project articles from time to time.



Twitter:@j2inet

Instagram: j2inet

lkurian
United States United States
No Biography provided
Manas Bhardwaj
Architect
Netherlands Netherlands

Read my personal blog at www.manasbhardwaj.net.

Md. Marufuzzaman
Architect
Bangladesh Bangladesh
A well experienced leader with successful track record of software development, product innovations, brand management and corporate communication etc. Some successful product innovations have also achieved and awards “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) at 2010 and 2011 by codeproject.com and also selected as a mentor of codeproject.com. Published over 100 technical articles in various software development resource sites (i.e., codeprojetc.com, Microsoft MSDN, and IEEE & IBM (In progress)) and various IT Forums, Blogs etc.

Over fourteen years of professional experiences in ICT field having extensive experience in formulating corporate vision and long term strategy. Leading development related functions including design, development, services, data management and analytics, customer experience management, content services, digital analytics and optimization.I have also more than two years’ of strong experience in mobile-VAS (platform development).

An individual with results-driven approach and relentless in pursuit of excellence from a business and organizational standpoint.Honest, believes in transparency, commitment and teamwork.

Expertise: Software/Solution Architect, Technical Research, MIS, Data Analytics, Data Mining, BI, SaaS platform base application development, Large scale Win32 Form/Web based business software solutions, Security, Enterprise applications development, integration, etc.

Technologies/Tools: Microsoft.Net, Microsoft SQL Server , Oracle, MySQL, ETL, Visual C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, , Python, Java, API, MVC, Cloud Computing, SaaS, Open FaaS, AWS,AWS Lambda, MS Azure, WebAPI , WPF, WCF, PHP, Microsoft Power BI, SPSS, PS2, R, Add-In, Visual Basic etc.

.Net UI component: Telerik, DevExpress, Ext.Net etc.
Scripting language: JavaScript, AngularJS, node.JS etc.
Source control / Subversion: Git, Smart SVN, Assembla etc.
Development methodologies: Agile,RAD etc.
Project Management / Issues Tracking Tools: JIRA, Trello, Slack, Clockingit etc.
mrjvdveen
Software Developer (Senior) KnowledgePlaza
Netherlands Netherlands
Since early 2001 I've been working full time as a software developer and since 2004 I've been working mostly with Microsoft technology.
I started out as a product developer, but after a few years I switched to a project company where my roles ranged from developer up to consultant and from team lead and coach to manager.
Eventually I switched jobs and focused on the consultant part and then I got back to building a product once again. Now I work in a job where I get to do both.
Niladri_Biswas
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Working as a s/w engineer in HCL
Paul B.
United States United States
I've been a software developer since 1996 and have enjoyed C# since 2003. I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and for some reason, a Master's degree in Business Administration. I currently do software development contracting/consulting.
peterchen
Klippel
Germany Germany
Peter is tired of being called "Mr. Chen", even so certain individuals insist on it. No, he's not chinese.

Peter has seen lots of boxes you youngsters wouldn't even accept as calculators. He is proud of having visited the insides of a 16 Bit Machine.

In his spare time he ponders new ways of turning groceries into biohazards, or tries to coax South American officials to add some stamps to his passport.

Beyond these trivialities Peter works for Klippel[^], a small german company that wants to make mankind happier by selling them novel loudspeaker measurement equipment.


Where are you from?[^]



Please, if you are using one of my articles for anything, just leave me a comment. Seeing that this stuff is actually useful to someone is what keeps me posting and updating them.
Should you happen to not like it, tell me, too
phoenicyan
United States United States
No Biography provided
Pravesh Soni
United States United States
My name is Pravesh Soni and I’m software professional. I got involved with computers since last two decades starting with playing games developed in BASIC. I am a tech enthusiast and I love writing code, blogging, science fiction, cartoons, music, robotics and I am a big Microsoft fan too.

I started programming in classic asp but later switch to .net and now at present I have almost 15 years of development experience in Microsoft technologies. I got involved in customized software development in my career of programming, now contributing to some open source community development.
puri keemti
India India
No Biography provided
Redgate Software
Red Gate Software Ltd.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Redgate makes ingeniously simple software used by 804,745 IT professionals and counting, and is the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor. Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems developers and DBAs face every day, and help them adopt database DevOps. As a result, more than 100,000 companies use products in the Redgate SQL Toolbelt, including 91% of those in the Fortune 100.
Group type: Organisation

1 members

Resco Developer Tools
Marketing Resco
Slovakia Slovakia
No Biography provided
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
Sergey Arhipenko
Software Developer (Senior)
Australia Australia
No Biography provided
shijo joseph
Technical Lead
United States United States
Started Programming career with VB 6 and VC++ and now Into .Net Development. Working with .Net since its first release (Version 1.0 Beta). Lucky enough to continue always with most updated versions of .Net and as of now; May 2007, fighting with .Net 3.0 (WPF,WCF...etc) and it's next most anticipated version LINQ.

Got familiarity up on the .Net Technologies and Guidelines like CAB, and Patterns and Practices, Enterprise Library and now with it's WPF version etc.

Specialized in Windows and Distributed and Service oriented applications.
Sohel_Rana
Architect ImpleVista Aps
Denmark Denmark
Sohel has more than six years of experience in professional software development with extensive involvement in Web based Object-Oriented, Multi-Tiered application design and development. He's Familiar with Test Driven Development (TDD) and refactoring techniques as well as having expertise in architecturing large enterprise applications. He has Experience in working with Content Management System and Portal Management System tools like SharePoint, DotNetNuke, Ektron.

Over last few years, he’s involved in development with projects on Microsoft SharePoint and received Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server Development in the year 2011 and 2012. Currently he's working in a software company located Copenhagen,Denmark on a project integrating SharePoint and SAP. You can read his popular blog at: http://ranaictiu-technicalblog.blogspot.com
Steve Wellens
EndWell Software, Inc.
United States United States
I am an independent contractor/consultant working in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. I work in .Net, Asp.Net, C#, C++, XML, SQL, Windows Forms, HTML, CSS, etc., etc., etc.
Todd Schilling
Systems Engineer LiveOffice, LLC
United States United States
Todd Schilling is a senior software engineer at LiveOffice, LLC. Having worked as a software consultant in the St. Louis area until 2009, he recently relocated to Southern California with his fiance, Michelle.
Tom Janssens
Founder Virtual Sales Lab
Belgium Belgium
Urs Müller
Team Leader konplan Systemhaus AG
Switzerland Switzerland
No Biography provided
User 271009
United States United States
No Biography provided
webdev_hb
United States United States
No Biography provided
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