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Best C# Article of September 2015

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered. The top 50 entries are shown.

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3 Apr 2021
shunninghuang
CPS1 emulator, ROM hacking
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4 Sep 2015
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
This post attempts to describe the general difference between overloading and overriding in Object-oriented programming languages.
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31 Aug 2015
markmnl
Overview of making fast-paced multiplayer networked games - the challenges and techniques to overcome them.
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24 Sep 2015
Stefano Castelli
The article will illustrate how to create a Code39 barcode in VB.NET and C#
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4 Sep 2015
Shivprasad koirala
This blog discusses about C# Out vs Ref keyword.
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21 Sep 2015
Thomas Nielsen - getCore
This article will take a dive into one of the reasons why code sometimes sands over.
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2 Sep 2015
Peter Leow
Get your database to generate unique running IDs for your application
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14 Sep 2015
Anton Angelov
The article presents how to create a library of generic extension methods to effortlessly formatting currency in C#.
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4 Jun 2017
Axel Rietschin
Import photos & videos directly from smart phones and digital cameras using the Windows Photo Import API, for Windows Universal Apps and Classic Win32 applications on Windows 10 and beyond.
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24 Aug 2016
Serge Desmedt
(Yet Another) Investigation of WPF bindings
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5 Sep 2015
Maxim Kurayan
EF Dynamic Report is a small open source project which allows you to use Entity Framework mapping between types and tables as a dynamic report data source
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30 Jun 2016
Simon Gulliver
Really? Then why is so much effort wasted writing boilerplate which can be more accurately and efficiently automated?
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27 Sep 2015
Anton Angelov
Benchmark, which works faster for getting the default value for a nullable type, Null Coalescing Operator or GetValueOrDefault or Conditional Operator.
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4 Sep 2015
Igor Sorokin
In this article I would like to describe simple WPF application for showing System.Windows.SystemColors list.
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8 Dec 2015
KevinPo
How to navigate and program against the Release Management API, even though it does not have official documentation.
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25 Sep 2015
khanzzirfan
This article helps you to understand how to listen to nested controls inside the recycler view and update the view dynamically.
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21 Sep 2015
Atish Dipongkor
Synchronize Active Directory (AD) users to a SharePoint List. We will create a timer job for that. This timer job will periodically sync AD users to a SharePoint list.
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29 Sep 2015
DotNetSteve
Variety is the spice of life - rewarding PDF AcroForm reader
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26 Sep 2015
Piyush Manharlal
Using integer instead of Enum for ComboBox and Radio Button in XAML
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10 Sep 2015
Rohit Nanda
The easiest way to send form data to Google Docs/Spreadsheet from your web page, using your own form and AJAX. Nowadays, Google Docs/Drive is a widely used service for data storage and documents sharing.
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11 Sep 2015
Bimaln
How to fix the "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 provider is not registered on the local machine" error.
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18 Sep 2015
Kurt Friedrich
I wanted to use MySQL as the database to hold code first models with ASP MVC.
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9 Sep 2015
Bob Stoom
New drag-and-drop intuitive engine on the OCR MODI base
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8 Sep 2015
Rojalin Sahoo
Register Itemtemplate control of Gridview inside UpdatePanel to trigger collection for whole page postback
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9 Sep 2015
Vladyslav Chernysh
The goal of this tip is to share knowledge and experience on ActiveX usage in .NET applications (back-end & front-end).
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14 Sep 2015
DotNetForAll
Extension methods is a feature which was introduced in C# 3.0. Extension methods in C#
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12 Sep 2015
Ibrahim ben Salah
This tip talks about a new way of rendering the Razor template (cshtml files) using Xania.AspNet.Simulator.
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24 Sep 2015
brain2cpu
The way x:Bind is (not) working in universal Windows applications
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29 Sep 2015
Member 12014821
Create the Security Principal Navigate to your Office 365 tenant. This will be of the format https://{your-domain}.sharepoint.com by default.
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27 Sep 2015
JoaoSousa23
This is a short manual on how to create and configure cloud service on azure with a specific version of .NET Framework
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1 Sep 2015
Fredrik Schultz
A crash course in how to develop with the free and open source content management system Kaliko CMS.
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3 Sep 2015
Steve Naidamast
Best Text Editor Component for .NET WPF Developers
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4 Sep 2015
Gerardo Recinto
A Tracer API, simply. :)
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9 Sep 2015
Leonid Osmolovski
TextBox that accepts numbers of form [[-+]integer-part][.fractional-part][{eE}[-+]exponent] only
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4 Sep 2015
ntg123
A simple and elegant way to apply Bevel-Effect in WPF
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21 Sep 2015
Shajee Afzal
This tip will help you send SMS through API call by integrating TheTexting RESTful API
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24 Sep 2015
Phil Boyd
Adding support for PasswordDigest to WCF Service References
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28 Sep 2015
Member 12014821
Lets see how to create and deploy a Provider Hosted App on Office 365 In this series of posts, I will be posting my experience following along to the Microsoft Virtual Academy course on SharePoint Online Development for Office 365.
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28 Sep 2015
Bryan O'Connell
How to easily expose metadata information from Web API
18 Sep 2015
Frank Rem
This is a single page ASP.NET application for splitting and stitching PDF documents.
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11 Sep 2015
Johnny J.
A ToggleSwitch that presents on/off values in a more interesting way than a standard CheckBox
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1 Sep 2015
Imran Abdul Ghani
Article explains about SharePoint Calendars, Overlays and usage of multiple calendars within SharePoint.
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16 Sep 2015
Ed Nutting
In this article I discuss the innovative approach, taken by FlingOS, to teaching OS and low-level development to high-level developers using C#.
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29 Sep 2015
DotNetForAll
The article will take you through the layout process in WPF.
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2 Sep 2015
Bert O Neill
AngularJS RibbonBar written with HTML & CSS (and a little JQuery)
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24 Apr 2016
Maxim Komlev
Example of WebBrowser customization and http/https server on localhost as engine for cross-platform application based on web technologies.
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25 Feb 2016
Anton Angelov
List of my favorite underutilized features of .NET. Contains full explanation of what they are doing illustrated by C# code examples.
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1 Mar 2016
sachin verma, Akhil Mittal
This article of the series will explain how we can handle requests and log them for tracking and for the sake of debugging, how we can handle exceptions and log them. We’ll follow a centralized way of handling exceptions in WebAPI and write our custom classes to be mapped to the type of exception th

Current Participants

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

Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
Software Developer
Pakistan Pakistan
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan is a computer programmer from Rabwah, Pakistan, currently living in The Netherlands, likes .NET Core and Node.js for regular everyday development. Afzaal Ahmad works at Adyen as a Developer Advocate.

He is an expert with Cloud, Mobile, and API development. Afzaal has experience with the Azure platform and likes to build cross-platform libraries/software with .NET Core. Afzaal is an Alibaba Cloud MVP, twice he has been awarded Microsoft MVP status for his community leadership in software development, four times CodeProject MVP status for technical writing and mentoring, and 4 times C# Corner MVP status in the same field.
Anton Angelov
CEO Automate The Planet
Bulgaria Bulgaria
CTO and Co-founder of Automate The Planet Ltd, inventor of BELLATRIX Test Automation Framework, author of "Design Patterns for High-Quality Automated Tests: High-Quality Test Attributes and Best Practices" in C# and Java. Nowadays, he leads a team of passionate engineers helping companies succeed with their test automation. Additionally, he consults companies and leads automated testing trainings, writes books, and gives conference talks. You can find him on LinkedIn every day.
Atish Dipongkor
Instructor / Trainer Jashore University of Science and Technology
Bangladesh Bangladesh
2016 Microsoft MVP

Currently, I am devoted to provide technical and development support to the SharePoint clients and also I am working on angularjs. I am experienced with C#, ASP.NET, SharePoint, SignalR, angularjs, MS SQL, Oracle 11g R2, Windows Phone, Firefox OS and so on. I have fallen in love with many technologies but never got married to any of them. I am evolving myself as full stack developer. I always like to share knowledge as much as to gather from you.
Axel Rietschin
Founder fastpictureviewer.com
Switzerland Switzerland
I'm the founder of Axel Rietschin Software Developments, based in Geneva, Switzerland and publisher of the FastPictureViewer product line, composed of a hardware-accelerated image viewer and a suite of image codecs for Windows, aimed at digital photographers, photo editors, photo enthusiasts and imaging professionals.

Our family of four is currently based in Redmond, WA, USA, where I work full-time for Microsoft as a Senior Dev, first on the Windows team - taking care of the Microsoft Raw Codec and creating the Photo Import API for Windows 10, then on the OneDrive Media team, where I helped create the next generation cloud-scale image processing and analysis pipelines, before returning to Windows in 2017 to join the Base Kernel team to work on the Windows kernel, specifically on virtualization through Windows Containers and other virtualization-based security technologies. You can follow me on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Bert O Neill
Architect
Ireland Ireland
No Biography provided
Bimaln
Software Developer Mindfire Solutions
India India
Software engineer in Mindfire Solutions.
Bob Stoom
Software Developer
Israel Israel
8 years experience working as a Software Developer.
Use C#, Visual Basic, Java.
brain2cpu
Software Developer (Senior)
Romania Romania
No Biography provided
Bryan O'Connell
Software Developer (Senior) SPR Consulting
United States United States
Bryan has been solving business problems with software and Agile methodologies for over twelve years. He has experience in all aspects of the software development lifecycle, having directed multiple projects from client initiation through product delivery, deployment, and growth as a team member, manager or independent contributor. Bryan is also a Certified Scrum Master and Manager.
DotNetForAll
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I have 8 years of experience of mostly developing the .NET windows as well as web applications. Passionate about learning and sharing.

Visit my personal blog to know more about the .NET technology and increase your knowledge about C# and .NET. You can always follow me on twitter @dotnetforall.
DotNetSteve
Software Developer (Senior) Polaris Solutions
United States United States
Steven Contos

Working in varied settings from small entrepreneurial companies to Fortune 500 companies. Skilled in analyzing client needs and developing solutions that are sound and effective.

Strong analytic capabilities with proven accomplishments in developing programs that exceed or meet stated goals, consistently work well, are easily maintained and fully documented. Versed in a number of SDLC technologies including Agile and Scrum, dedicated to deliver high quality software on time and on budget.

Experienced in helping companies and teams change their culture. Providing clear vision, asking tough questions of both developers and business, leading by example and building trust among all concerned.
Ed Nutting
Student
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Frank Rem
Software Developer
Netherlands Netherlands
Worked for some years as a software engineer, architect and project leader for different software companies. Works at TallComponents, vendor of class libraries for creating, manipulating and rendering PDF documents.
Fredrik Schultz
Software Developer (Senior)
Sweden Sweden
No Biography provided
Gerardo Recinto
United States United States
Microsoft Alumnus (Software Design Engineer)
I'm just fresh off from a software eng'g gig & is looking forward to my next.
Pls. do drop me a line @gerardorecinto@yahoo.com if interested or having any question/feedback on these Open Source projects.

I'm excited to help/volunteer my services.
Have a great day!
Ibrahim ben Salah
Netherlands Netherlands
No Biography provided
Igor Sorokin
Russian Federation Russian Federation
No Biography provided
Imran Abdul Ghani
Software Developer (Senior) Emaratech
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Imran Abdul Ghani has more than 10 years of experience in designing/developing enterprise level applications. He is Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET(MCSD.NET) since 2005. You can reach his blogging at WCF Tutorials, Web Development, SharePoint for Dummies.
JoaoSousa23
Software Developer (Senior) Devscope
Portugal Portugal
I am João Sousa, and since i finish my degree I’m working in software development using Microsoft technologies.

I was awarded

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2015 – .Net

My profissional profile:

Azure Developer
.NET Developer

My Certifications:

MCTS - .NET Framework - Application Development Foundation
MCTS - .NET Framework 2.0 - Windows-based Client Development
MCTS - .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Applications
MCTS - .NET Framework 3.5 ASP.NET Applications
MCSD - Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
MCSD - Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
MCSD - Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
MCSA Office 365 - Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
MCSA Office 365 - Enabling Office 365 Services
MCSD - Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
Johnny J.
Software Developer (Senior)
Sweden Sweden
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark
Have been living in Paris, France and L.A., The United States
Now live in Stockholm, Sweden

Started programming when I got my first VIC 20, and a few months later on Commodore 64. Those were the days!

Studied programming at the Copenhagen Engineering Academy

Professional console, winforms and webforms programming in Comal, x86 Assembler, Fortran, Pascal, Delphi, Visual Basic 3 through 6, Classic ASP, C# and VB.NET

I now work as Senior Microsoft Dynamics AX and .Net programmer, and have a number of projects in various states of progress to work on in the spare time...
KevinPo
United States United States
No Biography provided
khanzzirfan
Software Developer
New Zealand New Zealand
I am a professional software developer/Analyst programmer with over 4 years of commercial development experience, focusing on the design, development and testing of software solutions using Microsoft technologies. I have been learning android using Xamarin and visual studio in my free time.

Outside of work , I love playing cricket, volleyball, swimming and adventure , travelling are my hobbies.
Kurt Friedrich
Instructor / Trainer Bellevue College
United States United States
No Biography provided
fan of Microsoft technology and Microsoft programming style
markmnl
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
No Biography provided
Maxim Komlev
Software Developer Netgear Inc
United States United States
No Biography provided
Maxim Kurayan
Russian Federation Russian Federation
No Biography provided
No Biography provided
ntg123
Software Developer (Senior) self employed
Israel Israel
No Biography provided
Paulo Henrique S.S.
Software Developer (Senior)
Australia Australia
Software developer. I've been working with the design and coding of several .NET solutions over the past 12 years.

Brazilian, living in Australia currently working with non-relational searching engine and BI.
Peter Leow
Instructor / Trainer
Singapore Singapore
Stop by my website at https://peterleowblog.com/

Check out my publications at https://www.amazon.com/author/peterleow

Follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/peterleowblog

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

子曰:"三人行,必有我师焉;择其善者而从之,其不善者而改之."
Phil Boyd
United States United States
No Biography provided
Piyush Manharlal
Mozambique Mozambique
Trying to create start up...
Rohit Nanda
Software Developer
India India
A life-long-learner, Punjabi music fan. Lives in New Delhi and works as a Software Developer using Microsoft .Net Technologies.

Has years of successful records serving mid and large scale .NET applications in domestic and international client environment.
Expertise in different areas of software development life cycles and Database Architecture.
Rojalin Sahoo
Software Developer ComputoIT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
India India
No Biography provided
sachin verma
Technical Lead
India India
No Biography provided
Serge Desmedt
Software Developer (Senior)
Belgium Belgium
No Biography provided
Shajee Afzal
Software Developer
Pakistan Pakistan
I am a software developer by profession, having worked on .NET technologies for more than 2 years now. I also do freelancing projects.
No Biography provided
Simon Gulliver
Architect
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Check me out at LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/simon-gulliver/20/303/251
No Biography provided
Steve Naidamast
Software Developer (Senior) Black Falcon Software, Inc.
United States United States
No Biography provided
Thomas Nielsen - getCore
Software Developer (Senior) getCore.dk
Denmark Denmark
Thomas mostly work as staff in multi-annual engagements with companies, but at interval is available as a software contractor.

Thomas as been a professional programmer from 1998 and have been programming .net since v1.1 in 2002

His specialities is C# high throughput systems, dataprocessing and -transformation as well as MSSQL systems from small to VLDB size and the optimization of code on .net and TSQL.

Fullstack Microsoft developer with several pillars and quite some years on the different ones.

He is married, a father of two boys, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Vladyslav Chernysh
Software Developer
Ukraine Ukraine
No Biography provided
Wladis
Architect Incoding Software
Russian Federation Russian Federation
I am a Senior developer at Incoding Software in Russian Federation. I created the Incoding Framework for rapid development

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  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
  5. No cheating, lying, plagiarizing articles, chicanery, or kicking.
  6. Articles may only be considered for a single category. If an article is eligible for multiple categories (for example, it pertains to both the C# and Web Dev categories), CodeProject editors and judges will decide which category the article shall be entered in.
  7. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
  9. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  10. In the event an article has multiple authors and/or contributors, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  11. In the event of a tie,  the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  12. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
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  14. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
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