Entries for 2006

December 12, 2006

Using Regular Expressions (Part 2)

This is the second part of my Regular Expression overview.  In the first article I discussed the basics of creating Regular Expressions and provided a link to test expression patterns using the .NET Framework RegEx classes.  In this article I will discuss the various actions that can be taken to match values in a string using regular expressions.  I will also discuss how you can implement a SQL CLR UDF to allow regular expression validation from your database to provide a strong level of input validation at the database level.

November 29, 2006

Using Regular Expressions (Part 1)

I have created this two part article series to provide a quick and practical introduction to using regular expressions..  Regular expressions can be used for many things; however, they are typically used for input validation or to perform advanced searches on text in supporting applications.  This first article will explain how to create a regular expression pattern; the expression defines what is considered a match.  The second article will provide details on how to implement regular expressions in .NET applications.
October 28, 2006

Lightweight System Tray Application (NotifyIcon Based)

Many developers have wanted to create an application that runs fully out of the system tray, maybe an application to help you automatically sort files, or something to monitor the clipboard. Many people have implemented these applications and many textbooks provide instruction on how to create an application such as this, however, none of the books I have found show you the most effective way to create the application.

October 10, 2006

New Development System

So yesterday I decided to replace my computer system, and today now that it is running it is totally amazing.  The system is so fast and quite it...
October 07, 2006

Adding Custom Profile Fields

ASP.NET 2.0 allows for a very robust user authorization/authentication system with little to no code. One of the added features of the ASP.NET Membership and Profile systems is the ability to have custom user profiles. The ASP.NET Profile system allows you to add additional user profile fields very quickly. I will discuss in this post the methods needed to add simple profile fields (Standard system types), however remember that you can use complex objects for profile fields as well.
October 03, 2006

.NET 2.0 SMTP Settings

This entry provides detailed information regarding the <smtp> section that can be used with .NET 2.0 applications.  Using this new configuration setting along with the new SmtpClient class can save you time coding e-mail methods.
September 28, 2006

Using Atlas.NET

This article explains the procedures needed to implement Ajax.net in your web applications. 

NOTE: As of November 2006 this information is outdated as the official release of ASP.NET AJAX was completed.  If you would like to see a tutorial on using the new AJAX tools send me and e-mail!

September 25, 2006

Encrypting Files

Included in this entry is sample C#.NET code (1.1 and 2.0 compliant) that can encrypt and decrypt data files. The input elements are byte arrays and it uses a simple key value that you can substitute for a more advanced value if needed.
September 24, 2006

Site Map Driven Page Titles

With the new SiteMap functionality wouldn't it be nice for all of your pages that are part of a master page to have a title that references their position in the site map and the values you have provided for the page titles?

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