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  • Default(T)

    If you are using Generics; chances are that you might be using null checking technique for the undefined value scenario. The glitch is; if <T> is value type; then check of null equality will always fail. One should use a newly added keyword; default(T) instead. Further; If you want to use value types; you should also use null-able value ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 28, 2006
  • Fedora 5

    Fedora 5 was released last Monday; I guess this is the first “client ready” operating system having built in support of .NET (oops Common Language Runtime / CLR) support. There are even three apps built with Mono; a note taking app, a photo manager and a search/index app. There is even an easy going announcement of it here which is quite fun to ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 24, 2006
  • Sharepoint / ASP.NET v2 / Smart Part :: Required permissions cannot be acquired

    Today I updated few internal Sharepoint based applications to ASP.NET v2. Before using ASP.NET v2 with Sharepoint; you need to install Service Pack 2 of Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS). I was using SmartPart to use ASCX based user controls in Sharepoint. You need to use “Son of SmartPart” if you are using ASP.NET v2. It took considerable time to ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 17, 2006
  • Function Points :: .NET Projects

    Is anyone around using Software Metrics for estimating the project size and then at the end comparing it with actual? Recently at my work; we started using Function Points; and I am looking for secondary data of team performances of .NET projects? I am having 2.5FPs/Dev-Day of a project that had about 250FPs; it might not be very impressive ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 3, 2006
  • Transactions!

    Implementing transactions are tricky. It appears to be simple; but if you miss even a small thing; consequences can be REALLY bad. One such thing identified last night; in a system my team delivered few months back. Luckily; the loop hole was traced as someone wished all the golden eggs in a single go! I mentioned earlier about ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 19, 2006
  • The Priceless Match Of CodeSmith And Visual Studio 2005

    CodeSmith is my all time favorite code generator. Its template based code generator and if you have a background of ASP/Perl or other similar scripting technologies like JSP/PHP etc, you will find yourself home! With its recent release which supports tight integration with Visual Studio 2005; one can use it as Custom Tool. Here is how ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 16, 2006
  • Submit an article on MSDN

    If you want to write for MSDN,this will be helpful for you,it would be nice to see nasir's article on MSDN
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 7, 2006
  • AOP :: Logging Using Spring Framework - Part 2

    Now that we have our auto-magic logging system configured; we want that the invoked method/code can log certain things; and that information is only known by the invoked code. Spring Framework setup its context and it can be used to get reference to the weaved aspects; but its not recommended; as our code then has a direct dependence on the AOP ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 4, 2006
  • AOP :: Logging Using Spring Framework

    Few days back I weblogged about how I used Spring Framework for .NET’s AOP features to implement logging. Here are my notes of it; and it will show you how easy things are using Aspect Oriented Programming. Lets assume we have already implemented the following classes. public interface IInventorFunctionality { }internal class ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 4, 2006
  • Directory Services

    Every application has certain configuration information; most of the times; these configurations are hard-coded by their developers; but it’s a good idea to have that information in some external configurable place. We had been using INI files and Windows Registry to store that information; but then we have to hard-code the name and location ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 2, 2006
  • C#:Calling Javascript value from Webbrowser Control

    Many of you will be aware of our mighty Webbrowser Control and would have used in different languages like VC,C# or Delphi,by using webbrowser control,you can display your data in any format very easily,since its all about html tags.Normally it is believed that you can display html only from a file,that is you mention some url (http or file) to ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 27, 2006
  • AOP Frameworks for .NET v2

    As per plan, tomorrow is my last day for the .NET v2 project at my workplace. It’s a light weight inventory system; and I am excited that how many new things I am able to learn in this project. DNN4, Enterprise Library and today; Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) using Spring.Net. While completing the library I wanted to add ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 24, 2006
  • DNN4 :: Enterprise Library

    Last month; when my team started working on a very exciting new project; we all decided that we will use .NET v2 for all aspects of the project. We still are trying to make SQL 2005 available for this project; its new features like Service Broker will definitely help us. Anyways; last week I disconnect myself from that project to complete couple ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 21, 2006
  • Hajj and Eid Wishes :: Data Source Controls

    Well wishes to all the Hajj pilgrims and Eid wishes for the rest. I got very few time for my PSK2 endeavor, due to Eid shopping and some pending work that needed to be done at our place. PSK2 is now called SilverBulletPortal (SBP). Why Silver Bullet? I will post about it some other time <smile /> I have completed implementing and ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 8, 2006
  • Server Timers

    .NET v2 now features Server Timers, if you are using Timers in Windows Services earlier and is porting the code to .NET v2; use System.Timers.Timer instead of System.Windows.Forms.Timer. System.Timers.Timer is more optimized for server side timers; and your Windows.Forms.Timer will no longer work in Windows Services. If your timer’s tick events ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 7, 2006
  • FileUtility

    Last year, I volunteered to fix a web application which had some serious security issues. It’s being built using ASP (classic) platform. While working on it; I needed some mechanism with which I can capture all the requests, parse the parameters being sent (form, cookies, query string etc) and if any malicious item exists handle the request ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 4, 2006
  • Ten Essential Tools Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now

    Ten Essential Tools Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now ''In this article, I introduce you to some of the best Visual Studio add-ins available today that can be downloaded for free. I walk through using each of the add-ins, but because I am covering so many I only have room to introduce you to the basic functionality. Each ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 30, 2005
  • Tadaa...

    Ladies and gentle, I am pleased to announce that I have finally switched to Microsoft .NET framework 2.0. Now I will be developing software using Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition. I have got the CD from my office. I will get DVD version tomorrow which will include MSDN and I guess Visual Studio Team System.
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 14, 2005
  • Ready To Rock?

    So finally Visual Studio 2005; SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 are out; let’s see when they will be available in local markets </smile> BTW; their theme is cool; Ready to Rock? Till we get our hands on Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005; we can try their Express versions; the Visual Studio lineup (Visual C# 2005 Express, Visual C++ ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 8, 2005

    VistaDB 2.1 database for .NET has been released This 2.1 update includes over 60 improvements, including new support for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. VistaDB is a small-footprint, embedded SQL database alternative to Jet/Access, MSDE and SQL Server Express 2005 that enables developers to build .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0 ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 7, 2005
  • VistaDB 2.1 database for .NET has been released

    This 2.1 update includes over 60 improvements, including new support for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. VistaDB is a small-footprint, embedded SQL database alternative to Jet/Access, MSDE and SQL Server Express 2005 that enables developers to build .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0 applications. Features SQL-92 support, small 500KB embedded footprint, free ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 7, 2005
  • Ugly looking custom controls in designer?

    On this new project, we are very carefully designing the whole solution. I will be posting what we are doing. Now about current topic, we have decided to introduce a layer between ASP .NET server controls. We will define our own custom controls and will use them, even for simple text boxes. These custom controls will inherit from the original ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 1, 2005
  • Ajax.net free library with source code

    Check this Ajax library which comes free with source code. Its available for 1.1 and 2.0 versions of the .net. I have yet to check it out but the examples on the page looks really cool. Check out the cool presentation, it contains some cool ideas about Ajax. [http://joehacker.blogspot.com/]
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on November 1, 2005
  • AJAX as TCP/IP Connection+few more stuff

    http://www.worldsbestapp.com/Now this is something cool,use AJAX as TCP/IP to communicate with other protocols,i dont work on ASP.nET so no idea of AJAX.net Toolkit but the idea  is intresting.   Microsoft is arranging a contest for MSN Messenger based Applications,need some sample application for startup?read Robert`s blog ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on October 31, 2005
  • Characteristics of Good Portal Framework

    So what a good portal platform should provide you? Add new things and vote listed item on scale 0 (no need) to 10 (it will not be a portal platform if it does not have this) User Management System Security System Extendable Mobile Support Online help/documentation of portal platform[F] Community Support, Lots of controls/add-ons available ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 28, 2005
  • Cassini :: Rich Reporting Emails

    “Developer” has written a post on how useful Microsoft’s Cassini is. It’s a light weight engine to host ASP.NET applications; no need of IIS; embed ASP.NET application in your application transparently; or use it as a stand alone web server having .NET hosting features. Few months back; I implemented a cool application using it. Just wanted to ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 18, 2005
  • October Updates :: Earthquake - Shrimp and Weenies - LinkPoint - Google's RSS Reader

    Few updates from my side Earthquake: Many organizations, government departments and private companies are doing their job by setting up different relief activities. Many workers in my company have given their one day salary; and people in higher posts even more. FAST/NU is trying to setup a school in one of the affected area. Few doctors from my ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 12, 2005
  • Windows Workflow Foundation

    Has anyone checked Windows Workflow Foundation? Man its cool. A colleague of mine has been developing workflow system for our company’s department (which is involved in generating 60% of my company’s revenue these days); and implementing things from scratch is really tough...But with frameworks like WWF things can be easier. WWF has tight ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 24, 2005
  • Using interfaces to pass configurations through tiers

    Most of the application needs set of configuration to work smoothly, e.g. database connection string. I am a big fan of using interfaces, one of the biggest advantages it of using them with modern compiler is that you will not be able to compile your code unless complete implementation of interface is provided. And this increase confidence and ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 12, 2005
  • ASP .NET application performance tips

    Finally, I get a chance to be a bit technical - chance to share something technical. Checkout the post by Farukh (a collegue of mine). I haven't yet reviewed the post. When I will, you will find my comments :)
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on September 5, 2005
  • 4-Layer Architecture

    Mostly well designed systems usually carry four layers model. Every layer has some specific responsibilities and in good design has less dependence on other layers. Here are these layers with small description, Presentation - This layer is consist of screens where user see data coming from system and has the ability to interact with it. ...
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on September 2, 2005
  • VSTS....

    Now a days I am attending an online training about Visual Studio Team System. Following is my learning after first session. ''A unit of work that you assign and track through a specific work flow is known as a work item. '' ''The Team Architect Edition comes up with four designers the Distributed Application Designer the ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on August 28, 2005
  • Enterprise Applications and InterOp

    I posted few days back about converting .NET Dataset into ADODB Recordset. Here is the deployment diagram of the scenario we were dealing with. The sensitive application web service’ certain methods return dataset, this is done for the reason that in single trip, more data is retrieved and cached on the client applications thus saving ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 18, 2005
  • Converting Dataset into Recordset

    Here's an interesting scenario, that my colleague was trying to sort-out today I have couple of web services built using Microsoft.NET which returns DataSet. The .NET clients are working fine, now I want two other applications to use these web services. One is Classic ASP (ASP3) based and other is PHP (4.x) based. Any ideas how those two ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 11, 2005
  • Currying,python in C#

    check this out as this is very useful implementation
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 7, 2005
  • Windows Mobile category Added

    Hi Folks i`ve been playing with mobile relates stuff these days by using VS2005 and Mobile5 SDKs,in near future,i will post articles in Windows Mobile category which i just added tonight,i will share my experiments regarding Environment setup for Emulator, Required components etc etc,which really could take time for someone who have no ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 11, 2005
  • Managed triggers can do wonders!

    Triggers, constraints and relationships are cool to implement business constraints in the data layer. Many people don’t bother to use them and try to implement business constraints in the application/business layer, but believe me, having them in database not only guarantee reliable data storage but also much easier manageability. Updating a thing ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on June 20, 2005
  • SQL Server Procedure Template

    From SharpCoders Wiki   create procedure dbo.SomeProcedure (         @inputParameter datatype = defaultvalue,         @outputParameter datatype output ) as --Dont send rows affected to client set nocount on; --Automatically rollback transactions on error set ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on June 4, 2005
  • Connected Systems Competition Overview

    check this out
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 29, 2005
  • Virtual Earth: MSN's answer to Google Maps

    Definitely MS can not let Google go without giving him a good taste of competetion.  Bill Gate annouced a new product from MSN in his keynote at  'D' Conference, One of its key developer also has blog entry about this. 
    Posted to Asif Rashid (Weblog) by asif on May 26, 2005
  • Debuggin multithreaded application in C#

    if you have ever debugged a multi threaded application ,you could face an exception with message Thread is being stopped it actually happens when your programs switches from your own thread to Main thread which could be a GUI window thread,most of the time you would face this exception if you are accessing some form elements like textbox,label ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 17, 2005
  • Singularity :: A Research Operating System Written in C#

    Managed Operating System. Grinns See it yourselves, Singularity :: A research operating system written in C#
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 16, 2005
  • ADO .NET 2.0

    Lets mess with ADO .NET 2.0. I have got WeFly247 training DVD for Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2. Right now I have just finishing the ADO .NET training. Wow, ADO .NET is cool. Here I would like to highlight major features of ADO .NET. Comments/questions are welcomed. The Common Programming ModelIn previous version of ADO .NET, developers have code ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on May 14, 2005
  • Regular Expressions

    one of the strength of Perl is its capability to handle Strings or patterns by using Regular Expression,i normally get scared of RE,never learnt it seriously but it often helps you to get the result which might need several lines of codes,i found a very intresting and useful .nET based Regular expression tool named RegExDesigner.NET  by ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 13, 2005
  • Sql.Net

    Check out Sql.Net, it’s an open source, object based API for creating dynamic queries for SQL, Oracle and mySQL. I will consider it to incorporate into our home grown O/R mapper at our workplace which is no longer actively used anymore (CodeSmith rocks); but it was quite a fun coding for it J The good thing which attracted me to Sql.Net is a ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 25, 2005
  • Lattice - and Ideas for Open Source Software...

    Just to spend some of my spare time I usually browse sourceforge. I found an interesting project called Lattis. Lattis is a MVC (Model - View - Controller) based framework for Microsoft .NET Web applications. It provides a FrontController to the application, which delegates user defined actions to specific distributed controller classes. Check ...
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on April 19, 2005
  • use BITS API to auto update applications

    read here
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 19, 2005
  • Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 Now Available

    Get the Beta2 of Visual Studio 2k5 here. The express edition is available for those who dont have the msdn subscriptions. Other helpful links include... ASP .NET 2.0 Starter KitsASP .NET 2.0 Quick StartExpress Editions Full Downloads Happy .NETing :) fahadsource: ayy-bee
    Posted to #fahad (Weblog) by fahad on April 18, 2005
  • SQL Server Reporting Services :: Queries Using Temporary Tables

    Argh; SQL Server Reporting Services don’t support queries and/or stored procedures using temporary tables.   Reporting services is very scalable platform; one can implement custom data source provider; I think the above problem is specific to the SQL Server data source provider that is bundles with the SQL Reporting Services. One ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 16, 2005
  • Practical Use of Patterns

    Patterns are cool!   Here is one pattern that I have found very practical; especially in integration of UI-Business layers. This pattern is mix of famous MVC; Controller; Data Transfer Objects and Martin Fowler’s Model View Presenter.   Here is the interface which defines the requirement for the UI; and on which business layer will ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 12, 2005
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