July 2004 - Posts


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Rapid Data Forms Development by Sijin Joseph

I discovered a quick and dirty way to manipulate DB tables using .Net Windows forms. "Drag and Drop" 1. Drag a table from "Server Explorer" and automatically get a connection and dataAdapter object 2. You can use the dataadapter object to generate a typed...
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Identity Crisis by Sijin Joseph

I had been trying to connect my laptop to my home pc using a cross cable for so many days. Finally yesterday i decided to get it done no matter what. The problem was that despite all proper TCP/IP settings the two computers were not able to ping each...
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ADO.Net powertoys by Sijin Joseph

Shawn Wildermuth aka ADO guy has a great book on ADO.Net called Pragmatic ADO.Net . It's a definite must read for anyone involved in ADO.Net programming, i have been working with ADO.Net for over a year and yet the book taught me so much, a definite buy...
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Binding problems by Sijin Joseph

I recently came across a problem in a GUI i had designed. The UI was data bound to an object, now when the user entered some text in a textbox, the change only got propogated back to the object when the user moved the focus away from the textbox. Not...
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Great site for connection strings by Sijin Joseph

This site has a great collection of connection strings for different scenarios and explanations for all the options that are used in connection strings. A definite bookmark if you are involved in DB programming.

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These controls rock by Sijin Joseph

Divil has updated his excellent UI controls for .Net. These controls totally blew me away, much more easy to use and way better looking than some commercial controls, and the prices are simply amazing. It's free for non-profit use. The controls include...
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Interfaces can be both value and reference type by Sijin Joseph

Yesterday someone posted a message on our user group asking if interfaces were reference or value type. Initially i thought reference type, but then i thought that since value types can implement interfaces too, it needs to be a value type as well. I...
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My session for Delhi .Net User Group by Sijin Joseph

I did session on advanced data binding in the Windows Forms. Basically i talked about how to setup two-way databinding in Windows Forms, implementing custom collection classes which implement IBindingList. Also i talked about implementations of IDataErrorInfo...
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