Windows Applications

Windows Applications

Using Regular Expressions (Part 2)

12 Dec

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.

tags: Tutorials, Windows Applications, ASP.NET, .NET 1.1, .NET 2.0

Using Regular Expressions (Part 1)

29 Nov

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.

tags: Tutorials, Windows Applications, ASP.NET, .NET 1.1, .NET 2.0

Lightweight System Tray Application (NotifyIcon Based)

28 Oct

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.

tags: Tutorials, Windows Applications, .NET 2.0

.NET 2.0 SMTP Settings

03 Oct

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.

tags: Windows Applications, ASP.NET, .NET 2.0

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