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Desktop Programming
Windows Forms
10 Nov 2004   Updated: 10 Nov 2004   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 5.64
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This article talks about how to use the Background Worker component in Whidbey to execute long-running operation asynchronously. It also talks about how to support progress reporting and cancellation.
19 Aug 2003   Updated: 12 Nov 2004   Rating: 4.59/5    Votes: 84   Popularity: 8.76
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An article explaining how to develop a screensaver in C#, with a ready-to-code-screensaver source.
Programming Languages
23 Feb 2003   Updated: 20 Jul 2003   Rating: 4.22/5    Votes: 30   Popularity: 5.90
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How to load/display images in a form in C#, explained with the code of a complete image viewer application
21 Sep 2003   Updated: 21 Sep 2003   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 18   Popularity: 5.78
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An article with code on how to create the Alpha effect (fading in and out effect). Starts with the application of alpha on images, and ends with the creation of alpha animation. This is NOT about the Per Pixel Alpha Blend used in Windows.
16 Aug 2003   Updated: 16 Aug 2003   Rating: 2.47/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 2.75
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An exact copy of the Windows® 2000 Logon screensaver (except the image)- the .NET Screen Saver
6 Oct 2005   Updated: 6 Oct 2005   Rating: 2.91/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 2.91
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This article explores the internals of delegates and events by going through the code generated by the C# compiler. Other compilers might produce slightly different IL but should be quite similar. It's assumed that the reader knows what delegates and events are and how to use them.
19 Aug 2003   Updated: 19 Aug 2003   Rating: 4.53/5    Votes: 74   Popularity: 8.38
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How to get/set/create/delete registry keys of the system, user; setting up registry permissions etc. using C#.
Web Development
5 Jun 2005   Updated: 5 Jun 2005   Rating: 4.56/5    Votes: 40   Popularity: 7.14
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Starts with user redirection settings with customErrors section; then moves to exception handling in different scopes. Explains how to prevent recursive loops, hande parser errors, base class error handling with internals as appropriate. Source code demonstrates the concepts illustrated.

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Rakesh Rajan is a Software Engineer from India working at Technopark, Trivandrum in Kerala. He is a Microsoft MVP and an MCSD (.NET) with a few other certifications, and had been working in .NET for the past 3 years. He graduated majoring in Computer Science during his memorable days at Ooty (a wonderful hill station in Southern India). You can find him posting at newgroups, writing articles, working on his own projects or taking some time off by listening to music by Enya or Yanni, or reading an Archer or Sheldon.

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Rakesh blogs at and maintains a site
He used to blog at

Drop him a mail at rakeshrajan {at} mvps {dot} org.