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Best C# Article of February 2018

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Current Entries

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21 Feb 2018
Christian Dalle
Calculate a wheel profile matching a road profile.
4 Feb 2018
AJSON
Easy way to send email on Azure with no mail server, using DNS MX and SMTP
15 Feb 2018
Igor Ladnik
Article discusses basic infrastructure for massive continuous data acquisition and processing using ZooKeeper-Kafka and Redis.
9 Feb 2018
Meshack Musundi
How to highlight TextBlock text using attached properties
10 Apr 2018
Nick Polyak
Achieving separation of concerns using Roxy IoC Container and Code Generator.
14 Feb 2018
Apurba pan
Creating dynamic object from XML using ExpandoObject and put Intellisense using C#
20 Feb 2018
jrsell
Use the XHtmlKit Nuget Package to make scraping web pages in C# fun.
1 Feb 2018
Jose Motta
IoT.Starter.Pi.Thing growing into an embryo of a universal IR remote control.
31 Jan 2018
Pawel idzikowski
How to replace the web API request query string to provide case insensitive OData search
5 Dec 2018
Shenwei Liu
An Angular sample application presenting both client and server-side data filtering, sorting, and pagination with the fully configurable data grid tool NgExTable
9 Feb 2018
Ivan Yakimov
In this short article, I'll describe how to configure JSON serializer error handling differently for each request.
4 Mar 2018
Gaston Verelst
How to create a Visio Add-in in VS2017
13 Feb 2018
Jose Motta
Compose microservices at Raspberry Pi with Linux & .NET Core to start an IoT initiative right now.
13 Jun 2018
Tom Ling
Creating a serverless REST API with Cosmos DB on Azure
25 Feb 2018
GuyThiebaut
Solving the "Store update, insert, or delete statement affected an unexpected number of rows (0)" response.
26 Feb 2018
Richard Mneyan
Conditional Formatting in Excel without applying Conditional Formats with EPPlus and LINQ
13 Feb 2018
Himanshu Thawait
Python from the .NET developer point of view
17 Mar 2018
DigitalCoyote
Learn to use Wix# to create an installer for your application that bundles multiple MSIs, runtimes, and other dependencies
2 Feb 2018
George MVC Study
Step by step instructions on how to host ASP.NET Core in Linux.
11 Mar 2018
Arthur V. Ratz
In this article we’ll formulate and thoroughly discuss about probabilistic Bayesian classification algorithm and its implementation in Node.JS and JavaScript that can be actively used to detect and locate messages containing potential spam and other unsolicited data.
9 Feb 2018
Tony Zackin
A very simple yet customizable pop-up message box which auto-closes after a specified number of milliseconds.
28 Oct 2018
Nick Polyak
making decisions when starting and running a software project.
3 May 2018
Måns Tånneryd
Extending the entity framework with bulk operations for both inserts and updates
8 Apr 2018
Yuancai (Charlie) Ye
Continuous in-line request/result batching, real-time stream sending/processing, asynchronous data transferring and parallel computation for best performance and scalability
20 Feb 2018
Byte-Master-101
Now that we got the basics over with, It's time for improvement!
7 Feb 2018
Member 13652889
Setup nhibernate and fluent mapping for an ASP.NET project
6 Feb 2018
saineshwar bageri
In this article, we are going to learn how to create a secure Web API in ASP.NET Core MVC.
6 Feb 2018
raddevus
Entry in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Contest. Here's how I learned / guessed how to find spam.
12 Feb 2018
Scott Clayton
Train a binary classifier in Azure and then use it in a C# application.
25 Feb 2018
RickZeeland
Version all your .NET Core projects in one swoop fell !
19 Feb 2018
BenHall_io
I regularly come across developers who hold the misconception that code in a method will continue to be executed, in parallel to code in an awaited method call. So I'm going to demonstrate the behaviour we should expect in this article.
26 Feb 2018
Shailesh Pisat
Open a Phone Dialer on click of a link in Webview
8 Feb 2018
trident99
This article provides an example of a C# Multilingual UWP Application in Visual Studio 2017. It does NOT use the Multilingual App Toolkit to achieve this.
5 Feb 2018
Robert Vandenberg Huang
A discussion about the problem about deferred execution and how we solve it.
25 Feb 2018
ShamimSiddiquee
Manage broken batch packages re-run start point.
19 Feb 2018
syed shanu
In this article we will see in detail on how to use Dependency Injection in ASP.NET Core 2.0. Now its much easier to use Dependency Injection in our ASP.NET Core application and the fact is that its very simple and use the result to bind in our View page
1 Mar 2018
Scott Clayton
Detect the programming language of a code snippet using neural networks in Azure ML Studio
21 Feb 2018
Adi Eduard
This article describes how to get a file's encoding with C#
7 Feb 2018
Shamnani Kamlesh
C#7.1 and C#7.2 new features in a simple way
7 Feb 2018
Matthew Ruffell
A high-performance and well tested C# ADO library for connecting and querying a SQL database
12 Feb 2018
hestol
Description to use TFS source code repository to build and deploy server
15 Feb 2018
/n software
This article covers general Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) concepts and gives practical instructions for using / nsoftware IPWorks! Bluetooh.

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

/n software
Unknown
For more than 20 years, software developers for nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 2000 company worldwide have used /n software products to build powerful connected applications. Our mission is to provide enterprise-class communication, security, and e-business components empowering professional developers to rapidly build robust Internet enabled web and desktop applications targeting various platforms and development technologies.
Group type: Organisation

2 members

AJSON
Engineer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Adi Eduard
Chief Technology Officer Alpha Beta
Israel Israel
Adi Eduard is a software developer for the last 10 years.
Experienced with management, design, development and deployment of software projects.
Dedicated to the task at hand, works well in a team and has a passion for technology and innovation
Apurba pan
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
No Biography provided
Arthur V. Ratz
Software Developer (Senior) Engineer DPLKB
Ukraine Ukraine
Arthur V. Ratz, 38 years old, C++ software developer, system analyst and network engineer graduated from L’viv State Polytechnic University and attained his Computer science and Information technology master’s degree in January 2004. Since the middle of 2005 senior IT-pros. His professional career began as a financial and accounting software developer in DPLKB company’s small local branch in L’viv. His professional interests include C/C++ programming, windows platform applications development using Win32API, parallel programming and multithreading, SQL relational database development, PHP and JavaScript web development, algorithms, system analysis, distributed information systems, computers networks design and analyzing, Windows Server and Linux administration, cloud computing, IoT, system security, technical writing and science publications etc. Arthur Ratz published his first article at CodeProject.com in June 2015.
BenHall_io
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Ben is an Expert .NET Software Engineer at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. He previously worked for 9 years as a school teacher, teaching programming and Computer Science. He enjoys making complex topics accessible and practical for busy developers.

He works day-to-day with:

C# / ASP.NET
NServiceBus
SQL Server
JavaScript, jQuery etc…
PowerShell + DSC
Byte-Master-101
Student
Egypt Egypt
Hello, I'm a programmer by day, and a Jedi Ninja by night! I mean... I like programming Neural Networks. I'm kinda experienced with C#, JavaScript, MySQL, Network Programming, Unity Game Programming and a bit of C++. I also tried out freelancing for a few months, and it worked well. If anybody wants to talk to me, you can contact me on email(mokhtar.mohammed.red@gmail.com) or on Skype(mokhtar.mohammed.red@gmail.com).
Christian Dalle
Software Developer (Senior)
France France
I have a Master's degree in Electronics Engineering. My job is software developer since 1996. I like programming and I use the c#, javascript, vba, php languages. I made websites in php and ASP.NET, programs in vb.net and c#, plugins to Office, mobile project (for bar code reader) and webparts for SharePoint.
I like painting and drawing, and sculpting clay.
DigitalCoyote
Software Developer Tech Friends Inc.
United States United States
Software Developer specializing in Build/Test Automation. Adept Linux User and Cross Platform Developer.
Gaston Verelst
Architect Faq.be
Belgium Belgium
Gaston Verelst is the owner of Faq.be, an IT consultancy company based in Belgium (the land of beer and chocolate!) He went through a variety of projects during his career so far. Starting with Clipper - the Summer '87 edition), he moved on to C and mainly C++ during the first 15 years of his career.

He quickly realized that teaching others is very rewarding. In 1995, he became one of the first MCT's in Belgium. He teaches courses on various topics:
• C, C++, MFC, ATL, VB6, JavaScript
• SQL Server (he is also an MSDBA)
• Object Oriented Analysis and Development
• He created courses on OMT and UML and trained hundreds of students in OO
• C# (from the first beta versions)
• Web development (from ASP, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC)
• Windows development (WPF, Windows Forms, WCF, Entity Framework, …)
• Much more

Of course, this is only possible with hands-on experience. Gaston worked on many large scale projects for the biggest banks in Belgium, Automotive, Printing, Government, NGOs. His latest and greatest project is all about extending an IoT gateway built in MS Azure.

"Everything should be as simple as it can be but not simpler!" – Albert Einstein

Gaston applies this in all his projects. Using frameworks in the best ways possible he manages to make code shorter, more stable and much more elegant. Obviously, he refuses to be paid by lines of code!

This led to the blog at https://msdev.pro. The articles of this blog are also available on https://www.codeproject.com/script/Articles/MemberArticles.aspx?amid=4423636, happy reading!

When he is not working or studying, Gaston can be found on the tatami in his dojo. He is the chief instructor of Ju-Jitsu club Zanshin near Antwerp and holds high degrees in many martial arts as well.

Gaston can best be reached via https://www.linkedin.com/in/gverelst/.

No Biography provided
George MVC Study
Software Developer
Canada Canada
I am working with ASP.NET related technologies.
GuyThiebaut
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Graduated with BSc(hons) in Information Systems in 1992 and have had to learn pretty much everything on the job since then.

Currently: Software Developer (Oracle, .NET and Javascript).
Used to be: Developer (SQL Server and .NET), Analyst(Using Oracle, SAS, Excel...) and before that a SQLServer 2000 DBA, Microsoft XAL developer.

Main skill set includes SQL Server, PL/SQL, C#, Javascript, VB .NET, Access, Excel, Word - VBA, SAS...


Interests include reading and things that fly.
I am a keen origami(paper folding) amateur.
Was once a classical guitarist, however Metallica have corrupted my tastes.

I run teboweb.com as a hobby
hestol
Software Developer (Senior) Similix ApS
Denmark Denmark
I have working with C since 1988, and updates to VC++ in 1998. The first software I was making in VC++ was Fan calculation program with graph. This Fan Was integrated with the Oracle system.
I've been working almost exclusively with C# and .NET since
beginning of the technology.
Now I am working with Web API and CRM, MVC 6.0, SQL Server, C# and .NET. The Similix ApS is a IT konsult house and working with GIS (Esri).
In my work, I have gained extensive experience with web security. ADFS etc..
Have also gained experience with DevOps CI and automatic deployment
Himanshu Thawait
Technical Lead Sapient Global Market
United States United States
Himanshu Thawait is Associate Arch at Sapient Global Markets.

He is expert in developing EAI, BizTalk with EDI(HIPPA)., Web applications, Micro web services, Angular, ASP.NET MVC, C#, VB.NE T, VB 6, SQL Server, Oracle, No SQL, Classic ASP, XML and JavaScript, IBM MQSC, IBM DB2.
Igor Ladnik
Software Developer (Senior)
Israel Israel


  • Nov 2010: Code Project Contests - Windows Azure Apps - Winner
  • Feb 2011: Code Project Contests - Windows Azure Apps - Grand Prize Winner


Ivan Yakimov
Software Developer (Senior) Confirmit ()
Russian Federation Russian Federation
No Biography provided
Jose Motta
Systems Engineer
Brazil Brazil
Electronic Engineer UFRJ 1977, M.Sc. Computer Systems COPPE 1982, CEPEL Researcher until 1985, Mira Informatica CEO until 1995, TRENDnet Brazil CEO until 2015, IoT Systems & Architecture.
jrsell
Canada Canada
No Biography provided
Måns Tånneryd
Software Developer (Senior) Tånneryd IT AB
Sweden Sweden
No Biography provided
Matthew Ruffell
Software Developer (Senior) Self
United States United States
I am a professional software developer, specializing in Microsoft development technologies, with over 18 years experience. I write software and manage software development teams at work, but I also maintain my own apps for personal use.
Member 13652889
Software Developer
Australia Australia
No Biography provided
Meshack Musundi
Software Developer
Kenya Kenya
Meshack is a software developer with a passion for WPF.

Awards,

  • CodeProject MVP 2013
  • CodeProject MVP 2012
Nick Polyak
Architect AWebPros
United States United States
I am a software architect and a developer with great passion for new engineering solutions and finding and applying design patterns.

I am passionate about learning new ways of building software and sharing my knowledge with others.

I worked with many various languages including C#, Java and C++.

I have my Ph.D. from RPI.

here is my linkedin profile - I'll be happy to connect!
Pawel idzikowski
Software Developer (Senior) Polenter - Software Solutions
Germany Germany
I'm C# developer from Cologne, Germany. Here I owe a small software company. My hobby is general optimization - natural talent of all lazy people Wink | ;-)
raddevus
Software Developer (Senior) RADDev Publishing
United States United States
The CP editors went to Canada and all I got was this crummy sig line.
My web site, blog and other dev projects including C'YaPass : http://raddev.us^
Richard Mneyan
Unknown
No Biography provided
RickZeeland
Software Developer
Netherlands Netherlands
Software developer in the Netherlands, currently working on Video Surveillance applications.
Experience: C#, C++, VB, ASP, SQL Server, PostgreSQL.
It all started with Black&White, no not the whiskey but the Sinclair ZX81 followed by several Atari's and PC's. The journey continues ...
Robert Vandenberg Huang
Software Developer
Taiwan Taiwan
Back-end developer, English learner, drummer, game addict, Jazz fan, author of LINQ to A*
saineshwar bageri
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I am Microsoft MVP | C# Corner MVP working on.Net Web Technology
[ASP.NET MVC,.Net Core,ASP.NET CORE, C#, Sqlserver, MYSQL, MongoDB, Windows]

Microsoft MVP Profile Link
https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/5003160?fullName=Saineshwar%20%20Bageri

Scott Clayton
Software Developer
United States United States
Scott enjoys working on proof-of-concept projects for the sake of learning new and interesting ways to solve problems.
Shailesh Pisat
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I am a senior software developer. I work for a web development company as team lead. Most of the solutions developed by myself are for web using DotNet Framework but do have keen interest in developing for mobile app as well. At work I am responsible to provide solutions to clients and work with dynamic teams developing for web and mobile. I have been closely working with teams and mentoring them developing in technologies like ASP.Net and PHP for Web and Objective C, Android SDK and cross platform Mobile app.

I like to try my hands-on various other web and mobile development technologies. My current interests apart from ASP.Net (WebForms, MVC and DotNet Core) is for NodeJS, Angular, React and Typescript for developing Web and Mobile Apps. I have been constantly exploring new technologies and implementations for CI/CD, Source Control & Versioning and Automation. Also, looking forward to work on Bots, Machine learning, IoT, VR & AR.

I use tools to do my work and suit my workflows. I was made aware of blogging during my training at Aptech and has been constantly working on having blogs for myself and my work. Including this blog there are few more links of my online presence mentioned below.
ShamimSiddiquee
Software Developer
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Working on Microsoft .NET Technology with over 8 years of industry experience. Responsible for developing and managing several applications build on .NET technology. In my day to day, work needs to maintain a set of well-defined engineering practices developed by me and as well as other developer communities, having knowledge in domain-driven design, design architectural framework, user experience, usability engineering and project management.
Shamnani Kamlesh
Technical Lead
India India
Knowledge Seeker for Microsoft Technologies (.NET, ASP.Net, ASP.NET MVC, ADO.NET C#.Net, WCF, WebAPI) AJAX, XML, Jquery, SQL Server, TFS)
Shenwei Liu
United States United States
Shenwei is a software developer and architect, and has been working on business applications using Microsoft and Oracle technologies since 1996. He obtained Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) in 1998 and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) in 1999. He has experience in ASP.NET, C#, Visual Basic, Windows and Web Services, Silverlight, WPF, JavaScript/AJAX, HTML, SQL Server, and Oracle.
syed shanu
Team Leader
India India
Microsoft MVP | Code Project MVP | CSharp Corner MVP | Author | Blogger and always happy to Share what he knows to others. MyBlog

My Interview on Microsoft TechNet Wiki Ninja Link
Tom Ling
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Tony Zackin
Software Developer (Senior) Takamomto, LLC
United States United States
I have been doing database related programming in the financial services industry for over 20 years on various platforms. I used to be a UNIX Sybase DBA but now prefer programming in the .NET environment using C# and SQL Server.
trident99
United States United States
No Biography provided
Yuancai (Charlie) Ye
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Yuancai (Charlie) Ye, an experienced C/C++ software engineer, lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an expert at continuous inline request/result batching, real-time stream processing, asynchronous data transferring and parallel computation for the best communication throughput and latency. He has been working at SocketPro (https://github.com/udaparts/socketpro) for more than fifteen years.

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
  5. No cheating, lying, plagiarizing articles, chicanery, or kicking.
  6. Articles may only be considered for a single category. If an article is eligible for multiple categories (for example, it pertains to both the C# and Web Dev categories), CodeProject editors and judges will decide which category the article shall be entered in.
  7. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
  9. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  10. In the event an article has multiple authors and/or contributors, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  11. In the event of a tie,  the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  12. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
  13. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  15. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  16. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias and any submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by CodeProject.
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Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of CodeProject or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

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