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saving an html file from a code behind - ASP.NET

However if you really need to generate HTML output from an ASPX page it canbe easily done by overriding the Render method and capturing the output from
Protected Overrides Sub Render(ByVal writer As HtmlTextWriter) ' *** Write the HTML into this string builder Dim sb As StringBuilder = New StringBuilder() Dim hWriter As HtmlTextWriter = New HtmlTextWriter(New StringWriter(sb)) MyBase.Render(hWriter) ' *** store to a string Dim PageResult As String = sb.ToString() ' *** Write it back to the server's HTTP Stream -' *** skip this if you don't want to display the rendered content writer.Write(PageResult).... PageResult now hold the HTML content you can write to diskdo whatever you want to with. End Sub This example goes to string but you can use a StreamWriter instead of stringbuilder to dump the output directly to file if you wish.
Same in C#:
protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter writer)
// *** Write the HTML into this string builder
StringBuilder sb = new St…

Looking for commercial use RSS weather feed by zipcode or alternative

Looking for commercial use RSS weather feed by zipcode or alternative

You can get the commercial use RSS from this website

Using NotesSQL ODBC Driver and C# extract the .nsf file data

Using NotesSQL ODBC Driver and C# extract the .nsf file data to XML file format or any other format. NoteSQL ODBC Driver Download Click HereSample Code:public XmlDocument GetFromNSFdb(string strNSFdbName) { Domino.ISession session = new NotesSessionClass(); session.Initialize(""); Domino.NotesDatabase database = session.GetDatabase("", strNSFdbName, false); Domino.NotesNoteCollection noteCollecton = database.CreateNoteCollection(true); noteCollecton.SelectAllAdminNotes(true); noteCollecton.SelectAllCodeElements(true); noteCollecton.SelectAllDataNotes(true); noteCollecton.SelectAllDesignElements(true); noteCollecton.SelectAllFormatElements(true); noteCollecton.SelectAllIndexElements(true); noteCollecton.SelectForms = true; noteCollecton.BuildCollection(); Domino.NotesDXLExporter exporter = (Domino.NotesDXLExporter session.CreateDXLExporter(); string strNsfXML = exporter.Export(noteCollecton); // removes the string strDocrmv = strNsfXML.Replace("", "&q…

Microsoft SecureWar Security Competition for India

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get the dimension of my document using JavaScript

to get the dimension of my document.

// javascript
var screen_width = null;
var screen_width = null;
screen_width = document.body.offsetWidth;
alert('Get IT');
screen_height = document.body.offsetHeight;
document.forms[0].txt_width.value = screen_width;
document.forms[0].txt_height.value = screen_height;

But the above script will fire only once the first time when the page is loaded.

do to execute this script every time the user resize window of the browser, use the following code part

if (self.innerWidth)
frameWidth = self.innerWidth;
frameHeight = self.innerHeight;
else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.clientWidth)
frameWidth = document.documentElement.clientWidth;
frameHeight = document.documentElement.clientHeight;
else if (document.body)
frameWidth = document.body.clientWidth;
frameHeight = document.body.clientHeight;
else return;
if (self.screen.width < frameWidth *2 self.screen.height < frameHeight *2)
newWidth = self.screen.width/2;
newHeight …

using ArrayList for Simple Scenario (Using C#)


I have 2 tables one has 6 textboxes, the other has 8 rows with one textbox per row.I need to insert into a table the values in the first 6 textboxesfrom table 1 plus value from textbox 1 row 1 to textbox 8 row 8 in table 2. altogether 8 insert queries, so I will need a for loopthat will attach the values form table 1 to each value in table 2 unless the value is null.can I create an array of texboxes in table 2 so then I could loop through the array?

Solution (Using C#):

//This code to implement
ArrayList list = new ArrayList();
list.Add(new Category("textbox1"),1);
list.Add(new Category("textbox2"),2);
list.Add(new Category("textbox3"),3);
list.Add(new Category("textbox4"),4);
list.Add(new Category("textbox5"),5);
list.Add(new Category("textbox6"),6);
list.Add(new Category("textbox7"),7);
list.Add(new Category("textbox8"),8);

foreach (Category cate in list)
sql = "INSERT INTO DB..tAble (col1, col2) V…

MOSS 2007 Site templates

MOSS 2007 Site templates:MOSS 2007 Site templates we have four category of templates1) Collaboration2) Meetings3) Enterprise4) PublishingCollaboration:Team Site: A site for teams to quickly organize, author, and share information. It provides a document library, and lists for managing announcements, calendar items, tasks, and discussions. Blank Site: A blank site for you to customize based on your requirements. Document Workspace: A site for colleagues to work together on a document. It provides a document library for storing the primary document and supporting files, a tasks list for assigning to-do items, and a links list for resources related to the document. Wiki Site: A site for a community to brainstorm and share ideas. It provides Web pages that can be quickly edited to record information and then linked together through keywords

Blog: A site for a person or team to post ideas, observations, and expertise that site visitors can comment on.


Basic Meeting Workspace: A site …

What is the Ribbon in Office 2007

The Ribbon replaces the current system of layered menus, toolbars, and task panes with a simpler system of interfaces optimized for efficiency and discoverability.

The 2007 release of Office provides two ways to customize the RibbonX UI using XML markup:
Using valid Open XML Formats files that contain XML markup. Using COM add-ins that contain XML markup.

One of the nice article i gone through in the MSDN is ...

public void OnActionCallback(Office.IRibbonControl control, bool isPressed)
if (control.Id == "checkBox1")
MessageBox.Show("You clicked " + control.Id);
MessageBox.Show("You clicked a different control.");

using VSTO for visual studio 2005 we do these kind of C# coding in ribbon or add-on development for office 2007.

Demo Video for VSTO 2005 -- Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System

Demo of Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System, Second Edition

Andrew Whitechapel gives a brief demo of the new VSTO 2005 Second Edition in this video, reviewing key developer features such as new default templates, Ribbon customization, creating custom task panes, and more.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition Runtime (VSTO 2005 SE) (x86)

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition (VSTO 2005 SE) redistributable package installs the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime, which is required to run solutions built using VSTO 2005 or VSTO 2005 SE.

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition (VSTO 2005 SE) redistributable package installs the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime, which is required to run solutions built using VSTO 2005 or VSTO 2005 SE. This runtime supports solutions built for Microsoft Office 2003 or the 2007 Microsoft Office system.For information about Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition, see the Microsoft Office Developer Center.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System

Install VSTO 2005 SE to create new application-level add-ins for six applications in the 2007 Microsoft Office system and five in Microsoft Office 2003. Use managed code to customize task panes and the Ribbon in the 2007 Microsoft Office system applications.

VSTO 2005 SE includes support for Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 form template projects, previously available as a separate product known as the Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 Toolkit for Visual Studio 2005. You can now design InfoPath 2007 form solutions right in the Visual Studio 2005 environment if you have InfoPath 2007 installed on your computer.

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November 2006 Winner - 9th position

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Microsoft presents the “Microsoft BlogStars” contest

Microsoft presents the “Microsoft BlogStars” contest – hunt for the best developer bloggers in India.Create greater impact in the vibrant developer blogger community, showcase your thoughts and experiences around Microsoft technologies and technology in general.Register for the contest, start BLOGGING! and be the first ever Microsoft Blogstars! Currently registration is closed

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'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Adapter, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'

Error 1 Assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Adapter, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' uses 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Contract, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' which has a higher version than referenced assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Contract, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Adapter.dll Test

When i got this error i tried to uninstall the Visual Studio 2005 SDK Feb release from my system. Now the problem get solved.

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Unsafe Code in C#

Unsafe code is formally denoted as unmanaged code .NET. Unmanaged codes as the possibility to use the pointers in the .NET managed code. Basically .NET hides most of the memory management; it makes all the .NET programmer and developers easier for development. Commonly there is need to use the unsafe code in our application while using Microsoft .NET.

When and why should we need this unsafe or unmanaged code in .NET? The answer is if you want to access memory mapped devices or if you want to create an application that to interface with your operation system, while using pointer to increase your application performance, External functions, in some cases you might need to write an application that analyzes another application process and memory etc, we need this unmanaged code, it will be more advantageous when we use this in those situations.

Some of the main advantages about the unsafe code in .NET are performance and flexibility, compatibility like DLLImport, memory addresses.

Some of t…

Show/Hide a row in ASP.NET DataGrid

In this article i'm goin to explain you how to show or hide a certain row in the ASP.NET datagrid using JavaScript. First populate your datagrid with some records. Here in this example i have populated my datagrid with one sample XML file.

Sample XML document structure:

<movie movieid="1000">
<artist>James Bond</artist>
<language>English</language> <image>anne_hathaway90x80.jpg</image>
<movie movieid="1001">
<language>Hindi</language> <image>dogsfri90x80.jpg</image>
After populating the grid, my grid shows like this...

The following code part is used for populating my datagrid in my ASP.NET page. autoGenerateColumns is set to False in order to manipulate the column…

C# to VB.NET and VB.NET to C#

Some important and usefull links for .NET programmers. Here in this blog you can get some of the usefull C# to VB.NET and VB.NET C# online code conversion websites.

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"LoaderLock was detected" Error when debugging my .NET DirectX code sample:

When tried to develop a video player in .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite using DirectX SDK I was stuck with this error. I tried the same code in .NET1.1 and Visual Studio 2003, the code runs fine, no "LoaderLock was detected" error. Then I started exploring about the error I got while using Visual Studio 2005.

Check this original error message:

LoaderLock was detected
DLL 'C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC\Microsoft.DirectX\1.0.2902.0__31bf3856ad364e35\Microsoft.DirectX.dll' is attempting managed execution inside OS Loader lock. Do not attempt to run managed code inside a DllMain or image initialization function since doing so can cause the application to hang.

Managed Debugging Assistants is also referred as MDA, MDA work with the Common Language Runtime (CLR) to provide information on runtime state. They generate information about runtime events. Load Lock is one of the MDA available in .NET framwork, the code part which exist in all Managed DirectX 1.1 assemblies, is …

Using C#.NET play multimedia files - Using Multimedia Control Interface(MCI)

Multimedia is the best way to enhance the user interface of any application. In .NET there is many ways to play an Audio using any .NET technology supporting languages. One of the simple way to acheive is Multimedia Control Interface, shirtly we call it as MCI, wrapping high-level system components, such as Windows Media Player to play our audio files.

About Media Control Interface (MCI):

The Media Control Interface (MCI) provides standard commands for playing resource files. MCI's standard commands are a generic interface to almost all kind of multimedia devices. Media Control Interface provides applications with device-independent capabilities for controlling audio. MCI - High level multimedia control functions, Has commands common to all multimedia hardware. Possible since most use record/play metaphor Open a device for input or output If input, record; If output, play When done, close.

There are two different forms of MCI, one is Send command messages (like Windows messages) to M…

File Properties using C#

File Name of your file:When reviewing or opening a file, to get its name, the FileInfo class is equipped with the Name property. Here is an sample code:
FileInfo oFileInfo = new FileInfo(strFilename);
MessageBox.Show("My File's Name: \"" + oFileInfo.Name + "\"");

Date and Time a File Created

The Operating System takes care to keep track of the date and time of a file was created. To find out what those date and time values are, you can access the File System Information property using.

DateTime dtCreationTime = oFileInfo.CreationTime;
MessageBox.Show("Date and Time File Created: " + dtCreationTime.ToString());
Find your file extension:When you access a file or when the user opens one, to know the extension of the file, you can access the value of the FileSystemInfo.Extension property. MessageBox.Show("myFile Extension: " + oFileInfo.Extension);Find file size using C#:One of the routine operations the operating system performs consistly fo…

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Creating System Tray Applications in Windows Forms .NET 2.0

This simple article explains how to implement the common features and functionalities required for a notification-based application in Windows Forms: starting up a Windows Forms application without showing a Form, using the NotifyIcon, bringing an existing Form to the front of the desktop, and closing the Form on minimize.

Create Icons At Runtime For The System Tray in .NET

This simple way of creating Icons for system tray at runtime using .NET. Here is the code sample for creating the Icon for sytem tray.

String TaskBarLetter;
// Create a graphics instance that draws to a bitmap
Bitmap bitmap = new Bitmap(16, 16);
SolidBrush brush = new SolidBrush(fontDialog1.Color);
Graphics graphics = Graphics.FromImage(bitmap);
// Draw then number to the bitmap using the user selected font
if (i != -1)
TaskBarLetter = i.ToString();
TaskBarLetter = "V";
graphics.DrawString(TaskBarLetter, fontDialog1.Font, brush, 0, 0);
// Convert the bitmap into an icon and use it for the system tray icon
IntPtr hI…

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Beta

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Beta (also known as “Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition Beta” or “VSTO 2005 SE Beta”) is an add-on to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 that enables you to build application-level add-ins for the 2007 Microsoft Office system as well as the Microsoft Office 2003 Editions.

Download VSTO 2005 SE

This contains application level add-in project template for six applications in Office System 2007. One exception is the InfoPath 2007 form project template. If the InfoPath 2003 Toolkit is installed, VSTO 2005 SE Beta replaces it with the new InfoPath 2007 form project template.

VSTO 2005 is the technology that brings the power and productivity of Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework to business solutions built on Microsoft Word 2003, Microsoft Outlook 2003, Microsoft Excel 2003 or Microsoft InfoPath 2003.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO 2005) Redistributable Package (x86…

Creating Files using ASP.NET code behind VB.NET -- Save a file to a specific directory

In ASP.NET we can create a file and save it in a particular directory, to do the operation we have two different ways. One is using Response.Write("STRING") and another one is filestream.

First let me give you the sample code using Response.Write("STRING").

Code Sample using Response.Write("STRING"):

Imports System
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Web.UI.HtmlControls
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient

Public Class WebForm1
Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

Dim cn As SqlConnection
Dim cmd As SqlCommand
Dim filename As String
Dim dr As SqlDataReader
Dim i As Integer
Dim sb As System.Text.StringBuilder

Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)Handles Button1.Click
cn = New SqlConnection("server=localhost;uid=sa;pwd=;database=northwind")
filename = "products.csv"
cmd = New SqlCommand("select * from products ", cn)
dr = cmd.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.CloseConnection)
sb =…

Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects

In Visual Studio 2005 there no option exist for build deployment DLL for your web application by default. We need to install Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects to enable this deployment option in your visual studio 2005. A Web Deployment Project creates and maintains an MSBuild project file, and is associated in a solution with a Web Site Project or Web Application Project. Here is the download link for "Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects".

After installing select your website in your solution explorer.

After that go to Build menu and select Add Web Deployment Project.

The Web Deployment property will be added to your website.

Then double click on the Web Deployment property you added to your website, the property window opens, in that you can set whatever deployment property to set for your solution.

learn more about Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects in the follow link. Learn more>>

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameterCollection.Add(string, object)' is obsolete: 'Add(String parameterName, Object value) has been deprecated.

For all .NET programmers who are using this


code in ADO.NET 2.0 will get a deprecation message. Instead of using this code, you need to use the following code


this " SqlCommand.Parameters.Add("@MyValue","Value"); " is a ADO.NET 1.1 way of coding, if you are still using this code in ADO.NET 2.0, you will get the following warning message.

" 'System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameterCollection.Add(string, object)' is obsolete: 'Add(String parameterName, Object value) has been deprecated. Use AddWithValue(String parameterName, Object value).' C:\Documents and Settings\501597\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\WebSites\mytool\MyFirstPage.aspx.cs 149 10 C:\...\doc\ "

This is because of some other API changes in the framework. Checkout the list of obsolete changes in…

XML and XSLT transformation using C#.NET

With XML Document you can illustrate data hierarchically without caring about the later output format, and with XSL-Transformations you have the ability to convert the data content of that XML document into various formats such as text, xml, html etc. XSLT, the extensible style sheet language for transformations, is a language that provides the mechanism to transform and manipulate XML data. It is used to transform XML documents into another documents, for example other XML document, HTML document or text document. XSLT processors parse the input XML document, as well as the XSLT style sheet and then process the instructions found in the XSLT style sheet, using the elements from input XML document.

Here in this sample I have explained you the XML and XSLT transformation using C#.NET 2.0.
C#.NET 2.0. Before transformation my tool will look like this...

After you select your XSLT and XML files when you click on the preview button the output is displayed as HTML in the webBrowser control.


How to store errors in the trace.axd

Using Trace.xsd in applications is a nice feature to log errors. To get this work you have to create a web.config which must reside in the application root folder. The web.config looks like this:Now whenever an error occurs it is logged and can be accessed via the following url: http://localhost/urapplication/trace.axdI use the user name "superuser" for illustration only. You could also say .

Depending on if you are using Forms authentication or Windows authentication, you'd either use a user/role name that you've defined, or one that Windows defines such as "USER\Administrators" or DOMAIN\youraccount

Features enriched in Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite

Visual Studio 2005 Team System is a productive, integrated, and extensible suite of lifecycle tools that expands the Visual Studio product line to enable greater communication and collaboration among software development teams. With Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite organizations can ensure greater predictability and quality early and often throughout the development process.

Key features enriched in VSTS:

Automatic and Manual Conflict Resolution Tool: The Automatic and Manual Conflict Resolution Tool handles issues caused by multiple users working on different versions of the same file.

Atomic Checkins: Team Foundation Server enforces atomic check-in to help maintain the integrity of files under source control.

Auto-Using: The Visual Studio 2005 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) includes Smart Tag support for auto-using statements.

Branching: Branching allows the creation of multiple similar code bases.

Bug List: With Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), you can easily find, track, and vie…

Microsoft Office 2003: Microsoft InfoPath 2003 Performance tuning

Overview of the solution:

The Solution here highlights how a Microsoft technology is used in critical business problems using solutions built with the Microsoft Office System. Microsoft InfoPath 2003 is one of the new office tools available with Microsoft Office 2003. Microsoft InfoPath 2003 gather information flexibly and efficiently in rich, dynamic forms and more effectively share, reuse, and repurpose information throughout your team or organization. InfoPath 2003 helps improve collaboration and decision-making to positively impact your business. While developing solutions using InfoPath 2003 most of the developers will face this performance issues and struggle to overcome from it, here in this article I provide some of the valuable tips and tricks that will definitely increase your InfoPath 2003 solution’s performance.

InfoPath 2003 Performance tuning tips and tricks:

If the view contains many controls, and especially if they are repeating controls such as repeating tables and repea…

Adding Custom ToolBar Button in your InfoPath 2003 Form

Adding Custom ToolBar Button in your InfoPath 2003 Form. Open the Manifest.xsf file.
Find the xsf:mainpane tag in the manifest file and then Insert the following code after the xsf:mainpane tag in the manifest

<xsf:toolbar caption="myToolbar" name="myToolbar">

<xsf:button name="tlbSave" caption="Save Data"> </xsf:button>


Finally You must create an event handler for the OnClick event associated with each of these buttons for them to be functional. This will show you button with "Save" Text return on it.

Displaying HTML content in any of the InfoPath 2003 form’s control

Displaying HTML content in any of the InfoPath 2003 form’s control – the Rich Text Box control can be used to copy and paste any content except the HTML content.

Open corresponding XSL file of your InfoPath Template and select the field in which your going to use the HTML as input. Your control element will be like this

<xsl:value-of select="my:field1" >

What you have to so is just add one attribute called “disable-output-escaping”. And set that attribute to yes.

<xsl:value-of select="my:field1" disable-output-escaping="yes">

Hiding a control through code - InfoPath 2003

Hiding a control through code in infopath

public bool ControlProperty()
return true;

In the property window of your InfoPath control, select Display tab, Click on conditional formatting button, then click add button, select Expression box in the 1st drop down box, and add the code xdExtension:ControlProperty() in the text box and select the property you want to set for that control and click ok.

Setting Focus on Controls - InfoPath 2003

Setting Focus on Controls in your infopath forms.

// Code For Setfocus
IXMLDOMNode nodeSelText = thisXDocument.DOM.selectSingleNode("/my:myFields/my:field1");

Custom save Code in InfoPath 2003

To enable or disable save functionality

In the design mode of InfoPath, on the Tools menu, click Form Options. Click Open and Save. Click Open and Save. In the Enable Features section, select the options appropriate for your form. In the Save behavior section, you have a check box option called Save using custom code. If you select this option and click Edit, you create the OnSaveRequest callback function in your form code.

public void OnSaveRequest(SaveEvent e)
if (thisXDocument.IsNew == true e.IsSaveAs == false)
e.IsCancelled = e.PerformSaveOperation();
e.ReturnStatus = true;
thisXDocument.UI.Alert("The 'Save As' functionality is disabled for forms that are not new.");
ReturnStatus = true, IsCancelled = true The form is not saved, but the OnSaveRequest function is successful.ReturnStatus = true, IsCancelled = false The form is saved, and the OnSaveRequest function is successful. ReturnStatus = false, IsCancelled = true The form is not saved, an error is thrown, …

Columns hide in Winforms Datagrid

This code is to hide the columns in the DataGrid in WinForms Application.

DataGridTableStyle ColHidStyle = new DataGridTableStyle();
ColHidStyle.MappingName = "HideTest";
ColHidStyle.GridColumnStyles["Modifier"].Width = 0;

or other way is

objDs.Tables["myTableName"].Columns["myColumnName"].ColumnMapping = MappingType.Hidden;

custom number formatting in C#

One of the painful things about good old ASP was string formatting; VBScript simply didn't have anything useful. C# do, but MSDN doesn't provide a quick reference to the formatting options. So here's a quick reference. The C# equivalent for sprintf is String.Format, which takes a format string and the arguments. It returns a string, and because you're not passing in a buffer there's no chance of a buffer overflow.

string outputString = String.Format("At loop position {0}.\n", i);

The ToString method can accept a string parameter which tells the object how to format itself. In the call to String.Format , the formatting string is passed after the position, for example, "{0:##}". The text inside the curly braces is {argumentIndex[,alignment][:formatString]}. If alignment is positive, the text is right-padding to fill the specified field length, if it's negative, it's left-padded.custom number formatting

specifier type format output
(double 1234…

Calling the Open With dialog box from your application, using C#

This article is to introduce shell programming with C# for beginners in .NET. The Shell namespace organizes the file system and other objects managed by the Shell into a single tree-structured hierarchy. Conceptually, the Shell namespace is essentially a larger and more inclusive version of the file system. The Shell namespace objects include file system folders and files, along with "virtual" objects, such as the Recycle Bin and Printers folders. One of the primary responsibilities of the Shell is managing and providing access to the wide variety of objects that make up the system. Here, I have created a sample for demonstrating how to call the Open with dialog box in your Windows system.

Here in this article, I have developed a simple image viewer application to demonstrate the Open with dialog box in Windows, using C#. It’s really hard to explain the Shell concepts. This application is developed using Microsoft Visual C# Express Edition.
A struct-declaration consists of an …

ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["SQLConnString"]; -- Become Obsolete in .NET 2.0

Recently when I tried to create a data access component for my web application in .NET 2.0 I found that ConfigurationSettings class as become obsolete. In .Net 2.0 ConfigurationManager class that replaces ConfigurationSettings.

“System.Configuration.ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["SQLConnString"]; this method is obsolete, it has been replaced by System.Configuration!System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings"

The System.Configuration.ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["SQLConnString"];
Will give your warning that this “this method was obsolete”. What to do in order to use ConfigurationManager class? System.Configuration.dll - ensure you add a reference to this assembly. In .NET 2.0 all configuration functionality is in this separate assembly now.