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Introduction Sometimes you have data with a 1:1 relationship between the key and values and you need to put them into a Hashtable for easy retrieval and later realize you need to look up the keys from the values in the table. I came across such a problem for a combo box item displayed and actual...
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The .NET Framework has built-in support for globalisation in its System.Globalization namespace. This namespace can help you build international support into your applications. If you plan your applications to include support for an international audience, the cost to develop them isn't much...
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Class overview Microsoft documentation says the Directory class exposes static methods for creating, moving, and enumerating through directories and subdirectories. In addition, you may access and manipulate various directory attributes such as creation or last modified time stamps, along...
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When Windows developers need a unique value, they often utilize a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID). Microsoft uses the term GUID for a unique number that identifies an entity, such as a Word document. A GUID is a 128-bit integer (16 bytes) that you can use across all computers and networks...
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.NET framework provides wide range of namespaces that contain types, interfaces and structs which can be used to store, manage, and sort collections of data. These types include, lists, arrays, linked list and sorted as well as unsorted dictionaries. The types of collections available in .NET...
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In my last article, I explained, how can we iterate upon a collection to traverse or enumerate its items using the IEnumerable and IEnumerator interfaces along with their generic conterparts. However, those interfaces have some limitations, for instance we could only traverse the collection in...
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In my last article, Complete Threading Tutorial in C#, I explained basics of threading. I explained that how threads can be created, how locking is implemented to make your applications thread-safe and how exception handling is implemented in threaded applications. This article explains some more...
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In my last tutorial on basics of threading, I explained what threading basically is and how it is actually implemented in C#. I would advise you to have a look at it before continuing with this article or if you have an Idea of what threads actually are, you can continue with this article. Writing...
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Most of the advanced .NET applications that you develop need to communicate with other applications. For instance, for downloading or uploading data to some remote server, networking is required. In order to send or receive email via SMTP or to send and receive webpages via an HTTP protocols, some...
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Most of the time, a developer needs to read or write data from a location outside the memory of the program. This location can be a text file, a network connection a database or any other source of data. In order to deal with such sources of information, .NET Framework provides a set of classes...
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A WPF Window is integration of multiple elements. Top level elements such as Window, layout containers such as StackPanel, DockPanel, Grid etc. and control elements such as text boxes, buttons, menu bars and tool bars etc. All the control elements in WPF derive from System.Windows.Control base...
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Collections classes like ArrayList, Hashtable, Stack, and Queue are used. The various concepts of generics and its classes can be explored in this article. Collection classes in .NET .NET frame work provides user with different collection classes. They are present in System.Collections...
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WPF content controls are a specialized form of WPF controls and are used to store content either entered by the user or read from any other data source. Content controls can contain only one child element. This is unlike layout controls such as Grid, WrapPanel and StackPanel controls that contain...
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Specialized containers are a variant of content controls but unlike content controls which can hold simple content type such as string or UIElement object, the specialized containers has larger impact and they affect the outlook of the larger portion of content visible on the screen. In this...
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Almost every software application has to deal with some sort of text information. This information can be the content of some email, a network message or some input value obtained from the user. WPF contains Text controls for this purpose that can be used to get input from the user. Similarly, to...
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The .NET framework 4.5 has namespace as System.Dynamic which contains the DLR. The following diagram shows the dynamic language runtime in C#. http://imgs.g4estatic.com/c-sharp/dynamic-language-runtime/Fig1.jpg The dynamic language runtime consists of following components. Expression...
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.NET contains number of classes that help in generic collection creation. The generic classes are strongly typed. The methods perform sorting, reversing elements, element searching. User can create a Key/Value pair. Some of the generic collection classes in .NET are as shown below: List<T>...
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The following new features are introduced in C# 5.0: Async and await Lambda expressions Caller Information Windows Runtime Support Compiler API 1. Async and await
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In synchronous programming, the user needs to wait for the method completion. In asynchronous programming, the calling thread starts the method and executes concurrently. The message queuing operates asynchronously. The client does not wait for the server to read the data. Message queuing...
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Windows Runtime is a replacement for the Windows API. It provides user with managed classes that are used from C# to access the system features. The runtime is a native API. It is easy to be used as the .NET framework class. Namespaces The classes present in the Windows Runtime are grouped...
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