James Moore on why he insists that his devleopers use the appropiate third party tools in their work, the problems with Visual Studio, and what's happening in Red Gate's new .NET tools division.… Read more
LINQ may be getting the most attention in the forthcoming .NET 3.5, but there are also several new language features that add functionality and make life easier for the programmer. John Papa explains more...
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Francis Norton shows how to use regular expressions to fulfil some real world data validation requirements, demonstrating techniques ranging from simple number format checks, to complex string validation that requires use of regex's powerful "lookahead" feature.… Read more
If you would like to learn how to build and customize your very own Windows service to retrieve posts from multiple RSS feeds, and then store those posts in a SQL Server database, let John Papa guide you through his tutorial.… Read more
Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX Extensions provide developers with a quick and simple way to add AJAX functionality into any ASP.NET Website. In this article, Dan Wahlin demonstrates how to use the UpdatePanel control, which performs asynchronous postback operations that update a portion of a page rather than the entire page itself. … Read more
If you're a .NET developer, working with or without a database on the back-end, your world is about to change. The emergence of LINQ and SQLMetal technologies will mark a fundamental change to your development approach to collections, and provide a simpler, more consistent way of accessing your database. Steven McCabe provides what you need to get started.
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Ever wondered whether it's possible to create neater URLS, free of bulky Query String parameters? Gaidar Magdanurov shows you how with a step-by-step guide to his rewriting solution for ASP.NET 2.0.… Read more
The ability to authenticate .NET application users against Active Directory is a common requirement. Here, Jeff Hewitt demonstrates how to build wrapper classes in Visual Basic that can convert AD data types into ones that can be used in a .NET application.… Read more
OfficeWriter is a reporting tool from Softartisans, which allows you to execute and generate business reports in familiar Excel and Word formats. Here, Ty Anderson, an independent consultant, provides an overview of the tool's capabilities and provides the code you need to start generating Excel reports from your ASP.NET applications.… Read more
Jesse Liberty demonstrates a role-based security architecture for Windows Forms applications that will allow you to restrict access to any given control, on any form, so that it is either invisible or disabled, based on who is using the form.… Read more
Damon Armstrong presents an extremely powerful and flexible token replacement mechanism for your ASP.NET applications. It is based on regular expressions so allows you to search for dynamic text, instead of just a static token, in a given string.… Read more
The latest craze for mashups involves making cross-domain calls to Web Services from APIs made publicly available by companies such as Google, Flickr and so on. Unfortunately, the XMLHttpRequest object doesn't allow calls made in one domain to a web service in another.
The article surveys the current, somewhat unsatisfactory, solutions and then assesses future directions.
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With only 24 hrs to go to the release of his brand new C# 2005 CRM application, Mike Bloise encountered severe memory leak issues. This case study describes how he solved them using ANTS Profiler.… Read more
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