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Life with XAML

In this article we'll look at one approach to building Conway's Game Of Life with XAML and WPF. Full source code included!
Published: Saturday, February 4, 2006

Profiles In ASP.NET 2.0

The Profile object in ASP.NET 2.0 saves us from writing tables, stored procedures, and classes to manage user settings.
Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Membership and Role Providers in ASP.NET 2.0 Part II

The extensible provider model in ASP.NET 2.0 implements features we’ve all needed for out applications over the years – like membership and role management. In this article we will concentrate on role providers.
Published: Monday, November 28, 2005

Membership and Role Providers in ASP.NET 2.0 Part I

In Part I of this article we will delve into the provider architecture and the MembershipProvider features in ASP.NET 2.0.
Published: Monday, November 21, 2005

Basic Debugging Features In Visual Studio 2005

This article provides an overview of the tools and features for debugging applications with Visual Studio 2005.
Published: Sunday, October 16, 2005

Themes In ASP.NET 2.0

This article will provide an in-depth look at the Themes feature in ASP.NET.
Published: Monday, August 8, 2005

Design Considerations for Cross Page Post Backs in ASP.NET 2.0

ASP.NET gives us three techniques to move processing to a new form: client redirection, a server-side transfer, and a cross page post back. In this article we will take a closer look at these three techniques.
Published: Monday, July 25, 2005

Master Pages in ASP.NET

Master pages in ASP.NET are the key to building a professional web application with a consistent, easy to maintain layout.
Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Configuration API in .NET 2.0

.NET 2.0 allows us to read, write, and encrypt sections in configuration files. In this article we will look into the configuration API to prepare for issues regarding permissions, key management, and application restarts.
Published: Monday, July 4, 2005

Precompilation In ASP.NET 2.0

In this article we will explore the benefits and caveats around pre-compilation and the new aspnet_compiler tool.
Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Sample Chapter: Building Websites with VB.NET and DotNetNuke 3.0

Read a sample chapter from Packt Publishing's book on DotNetNuke. The book is a practical guide to creating and maintaining your own website with DotNetNuke, the free, open source evolution of Microsoft's IBuySpy Portal
Published: Monday, June 13, 2005

The Code Models Of ASP.NET 2.0

ASP.NET 2.0 continues to offer code-behind and single file models for ASP.NET web form development, but picking a winner between the two is a difficult task.
Published: Thursday, June 2, 2005

Using The SQL IN Operator From ASP.NET

This article will build a DataGrid including a column of CheckBox controls that allows a user to select multiple rows for a detail view. One way to achieve this functionality without resorting to dynamic SQL is to use the IN operator.
Published: Sunday, March 27, 2005

Table Variables In T-SQL

Table variables allow you to store a resultset in SQL Server without the overhead of declaring and cleaning up a temporary table. In this article, we will highlight the features and advantages of the table variable data type.
Published: Monday, March 21, 2005

Interviewing Tips For The Small Company

You’ll find many sources of .NET technical questions and programming challenges on the Internet, but what else should you know about a candidate before make a hire or no-hire decision?
Published: Saturday, March 12, 2005

WebControls and HtmlControls

This article provides a look at the two control namespaces inside of .NET and explains which set of controls to use to meet your application requirements.
Published: Monday, February 21, 2005

AppSettings In web.config

In this article we will review a couple of pratices to keep your runtime configuration information flexible.
Published: Sunday, February 13, 2005

Source Control: A Primer

Keeping your files in a version control system is not just for team developers – even solo developers can benefit. This article provides an introduction to source control features and terminology to get you started.
Published: Friday, January 21, 2005

The Developer Status Meeting

In addition to architecture and code, team communication is a key ingredient in software development. In this article we will highlight some tips to for having an effective status meeting.
Published: Sunday, January 9, 2005

Statics & Thread Safety: Part II

This article continues our exploration of thread safe (and thread unsafe) members in .NET.
Published: Tuesday, December 21, 2004