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Building iPhone and iPod touch Applications for the .NET/C# Developer with MonoTouch (0470590734) cover image
by Wallace B. McClure
November 2009, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox is for .NET developers who want to learn to develop for the iPhone with C# using MonoTouch and MonoDevelop on the Mac. The iPhone is the smartphone leader in mindshare and the amount of money spent on applications. This lead in money spent on applications is expected to grow over the next several years. Objective-C is the native language for iPhone development. .NET developers, who work in the largest general area of development frameworks ... Read More
Robust ASP.NET Exception Handling (047050367X) cover image
by Lee Dumond
May 2009, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox will teach you how to unravel the mysteries of exception handling in ASP.NET.   First, you’ll get a thorough introduction to structured exception handling in the .NET Framework, learn about the Exception class, the related C# language constructs, and how exceptions propagate up the call stack. Then, you’ll delve into a variety of practical topics such as: when, where, and how to properly throw, catch, and handle exceptions in your code ... Read More
Integrating Crystal Reports into an ASP.NET Application (0470502320) cover image
by Vincent Varallo
March 2009, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox provides step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate the Crystal Reports for .NET into an ASP.NET application. Reporting is a key ingredient for polishing up applications, especially enterprise applications or line-of-business applications. You can quickly and easily build an ASP.NET application that allows a manager to run reports to get this information rather than display it in a simple HTML page. In this Wrox Blox, you'll learn ... Read More
Using the Business Data Catalog Editor Tool (0470478438) cover image
by Zeeshan Shafiq, S. S. Ahmed
December 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
In this Wrox Blox, you will learn how to use the Microsoft BDC Definition Editor tool effectively to create Application Definition Files (ADF). Business Data Catalog (BDC) is a SharePoint feature that allows users to access external data from within SharePoint. BDC offers an excellent way to integrate SharePoint with line-of-business (LOB) applicationsYou will also learn how to import ADF files into SharePoint. This Wrox Blox will cover the usage ... Read More
LINQifying TheBeerHouse: An N-Tier LINQ Web Application with ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming: Problem - Design - Solution (047041569X) cover image
by Lee Dumond
September 2008, Wrox Blox PDF

TheBeerHouse website from ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming: Problem–Design–Solution gets the ASP.NET 3.5 treatment with two unique approaches to applying LINQ to SQL to data access. You’ll take advantage of the original application’s data provider model to develop a custom LINQ to SQL provider for the Articles module then try a different approach, while learning how to develop an ASP.NET 3.5 application using a purely LINQ-based three-tier model. ... Read More

Integrating Microsoft CRM 4.0 with Windows SharePoint Services (0470397772) cover image
by Rituraj Singh
June 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox explains a custom design for integrating Microsoft CRM 4.0 with external applications. The author helps readers understand Microsoft CRM's integration capabilities and design approach for integrating Microsoft CRM with other applications and implementing it by integrating Microsoft CRM with WSS Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (WSS). The Wrox Blox begins with an explanation of the requirements for a generic design pattern and discusses ... Read More
Power Programming with ReSharper: Optimize .NET Development with the ReSharper Add-In to Visual Studio 2008 (0470398434) cover image
by Andrew Moore
June 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox introduces readers to the ReSharper Visual Studio add-in software. ReSharper is a tool from Jet Brains software that offers advanced code refactoring, code generation, code completion, code navigation, and code analysis tools for increasing programmers’ productivity writing C# and VB .NET code. ReSharper is an intuitive and easy-to-use product that maximizes productivity by automating many of the error-prone and time-consuming chores ... Read More
Extending the MOSS Publishing HTML Editor Field Control (0470396814) cover image
by Andrew Connell
May 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
In this Wrox Blox, you learn how to create a custom button to generate a special HTML hyperlink. The hyperlink contains extra information to show the relationship between two individuals. This type of data is called the XHTML Friends Network (XFN), a specific type of microformat. A microformat is a Web-based formatting approach that aims to use existing XHTML tools (such as element attributes and classes) to describe data, not just to supply visual ... Read More
Migrating to LINQ to SQL in TheBeerHouse and ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming Problem Design Solution (0470375019) cover image
by Doug Parsons
March 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox demonstrates various LINQ to SQL techniques to use in upgrading the “Articles” portion of TheBeerHouse application. The first step is migrating TheBeerHouse project from an ASP.NET 2.0 to an ASP.NET 3.5 application. Next, create a LINQ to SQL class (DBML) mapping file that will encapsulate the entire Data Access Layer for this project. Readers will become comfortable working with Entities ... Read More
Professional ASP.NET 3.5 Upgrade (0470384638) cover image
by Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader
March 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox covers how to get from ASP.NET 2.0 to ASP.NET 3.5 from three of the most respected ASP.NET experts: Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, and Devin Rader. It contains more than 200 pages from 5 chapters, and 1 appendix, of their new book: Professional ASP.NET 3.5. These selected chapters feature the key new ASP.NET 3.5 functionality, including LINQ, ASP.NET with IIS7, CSS in ASP.NET, and ASP.NET AJAX, as well as migrating ASP.NET 2.0 projects ... Read More
C# Graphics Programming (0470343494) cover image
by Rod Stephens
February 2008, Wrox Blox PDF

This Wrox Blox teaches you how to add graphics to C# 2008 applications, explaining fundamental graphics techniques such as: drawing shapes with different colors and line styles; filling areas with colors, gradients, and patterns; drawing text that is properly aligned, sized, and clipped exactly where you want it; manipulating images and saving results in bitmap, JPEG, and other types of files. Also covered are instructions for how to greatly increase ... Read More

Visual Basic Graphics Programming (0470343486) cover image
by Rod Stephens
February 2008, Wrox Blox PDF

This Wrox Blox shows you how to add graphics to Visual Basic 2008 applications by explaining fundamental graphics techniques such as: drawing shapes with different colors and line styles; filling areas with colors, gradients, and patterns; drawing text that is properly aligned, sized, and clipped exactly where you want it; manipulating images and saving results in bitmap, JPEG, and other types of files. Also covered are instructions for how to greatly ... Read More

.NET 3.5 CD Audio Player: Create a CD Audio Player in .NET 3.5 using WPF and DirectSound (047028532X) cover image
by Andrew Moore
February 2008, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox illustrates a CD Player application built with WPF and DirectSound using C# and Visual Studio 2008, and is targeted at the intermediate-level programmer who is familiar with C#, WPF, and .NET interoperability with native Windows APIs, and the Visual Studio development environment. This application provides basic control capabilities such as Play, Pause, Stop, and Eject, and also displays the duration of the disk and each track as well ... Read More
Create Amazing Custom User Interfaces with WPF, C#, and XAML in .NET 3.0 (0470258713) cover image
by Andrew Moore
October 2007, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox presents WPF along with the Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), showing developers how to customize existing user interface controls such as the Button, Progress Bar, CheckBox, Radio Button, and Label along with creating two new custom controls. The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) released with the .NET 3.0 SDK provides a rich foundation for developing and customizing user interfaces. Unlike existing user interface ... Read More
Leverage LINQ in ASP.NET 3.5 Projects (0470259108) cover image
by Roger Jennings
October 2007, Wrox Blox PDF
This Wrox Blox introduces you to Language Integrated Query (LINQ), a .NET 3.5 application programming interface (API) and set of extensions to the Visual Basic and C# languages. First, you get acquainted with LINQ’s Standard Query Operators (SQOs) and new keywords that define the language. Then you use the SQOs to write LINQ expressions in C# 3.0 and VB 9.0 that let you query diverse data types with a single syntax that’s similar to Structured Query ... Read More
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