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16 Jun 2011Wonde Tadesse
The other option will be to use Update Panel ASP.NET control as much as possible. It helps to retain the current position on the page whenever a postback happens to the page.
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14 Jun 2011PSK_ 1 alternative  
How to maintain scroll position of a long page with vertical scrollbar in browser other than IE.
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2 Jun 2011AlexCode
Using ResolveUrl without Page
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20 Jun 2011thatraja
DescriptionR...
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16 Jun 2011Artem Smirnov
For those of you scared by the numerous steps required to setup a typical Open Source project, this would be a pleasant surprise.
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16 Jun 2011Artem Smirnov
A few tricks in using FubuMVC
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17 Jun 2011#realJSOP
Back-tracking to make sure code is processed before the current page executes
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29 Jun 2011Ziad J.khan
You can find a much more advanced version of this here:http://univar.codeplex.com[^]The version provided on the download page is soon to be deprecated by the upcoming version 2.0b however. The latter is available here instead:http://univar.codeplex.com/SourceControl/list/changesets[^]
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10 Jun 2011AshwinRayaprolu
Retrieving descriptions of all links in DZone using jsoup.
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13 Jun 2011DevAffair
An example to demonstrate the power and accessibility JSON offers to developers.
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13 Jun 2011Bajrang Singh
How to validate a user control in ASPX page
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14 Jun 2011Steve Roberson
This version treats the input string as an indexed string. The code is a little shorter.private string createDisplayText(string propertyName){ if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(propertyName)) { return String.Empty; } StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder(); ...
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20 Jun 2011nerdpro
You can also use the System.Net.HttpWebRequest implementation of System.Net.WebRequest. It comes packaged with a timeout property - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.httpwebrequest.aspx.It would be a simple call to the object:...using System.Net;...HttpWebRequest...
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24 Jun 2011nainakarri
Debugger showing wrong source file when debugging in VS2005
1 Jun 2011Accusoft
Traditional forms processing solutions have run on desktops or local servers. This whitepaper suggests an alternative approach: doing forms processing via a web service. This allows for processing forms through a browser, mobile forms processing, and access to forms processing from environments beyo
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2 Aug 2017Marcelo Ricardo de Oliveira
Join the HTML 5 revolution by learning how to create a fast game with beautiful graphics and powerful audio experience
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16 Aug 2011Wayne Ye
HTML5 WebSocket defines a bi-directional, full-duplex communication channel operates through a single TCP connection, this article discusses its fantastic performance, the WebSocket protocol principle and its handshake mechanism, and develop a WebSocket application in action (Team Poker).
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14 Jun 2011ITFunda
In this article, we are going to learn how to avoid the Session fixation vulnerability in ASP.NET.
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24 Feb 2014Shivprasad koirala
In this article we will try to understand what regex is and how to remember those cryptic syntaxes easily.
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25 Jun 2011Frank Kerrigan
Enabling ModalPopupExtender from ServerSide Code in the Ajax Control Kit
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14 Jun 2011Matt Perdeck
Describes a fast algorithm to pack a series of rectangles of varying widths and heights into an enclosing rectangle of minimum size
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21 May 2014Coding 101
A simple Registry change will enable IE to display JSON responses.
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2 Jul 2015DrABELL
DropDownList Data Binding to Array (1D/2D), Enum and Dictionary objects in .NET
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29 Jun 2011Bahram Ettehadieh 1 alternative  
Make text of an html checkbox clickable (like ASP.NET control)
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8 Jun 2011Igor Alekseev
How to display Videos from YouTube channel in ASP.NET website
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8 Jun 2011kiswa00
Why not take care of the first character before the loop, instead of checking it every time (not that it makes a big difference on modern hardware)? This also moves the char declaration out of the loop.private string createDisplayText(string propertyName){ if...
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12 Jul 2011Mahsa Hassankashi
This is a very easy and user friendly technique for web applications to implement cascading menus without page refresh.
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21 Feb 2013A Mahesh
Detect latest mobile devices/browsers using ASP.NET and 51degrees
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13 Feb 2015Shivprasad koirala, Marla Sukesh
As the article's name says, learn MVC. Ao the agenda is simple, we are going to learn ASP.NET MVC in 7 days.
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15 Feb 2015DrABELL 1 alternative  
Make entire table row clickable/selectable by adding "onclick" event and formatting features via JavaScript and CSS3.
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22 Jun 2011AspDotNetDev
This can be automated and streamlined with generics. First, create a SessionVariable class:public class SessionVariable{ private string VariableName { get; set; } private System.Web.SessionState.HttpSessionState Session { get; set; } public T Value { get ...
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23 Jun 2011gggustafson
Describes a method whereby the definition of Acronyms and Initialisms can be shown when the user hovers over a specially displayed Abbreviation or Initialism
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5 Jun 2011thatraja
Display Date Time in 12/24 hour time format in C#/VB.NET
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23 Jun 2011#realJSOP 5 alternatives  
One way to guarantee uniqueness and avoid misspelling your session variable names
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30 Jan 2012Keith Barrow
This artcle extends Part 1 to allow overriding of culture through the URL in a lightweight fashion.
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26 Jun 2011Ray_Liang
In this article, I will show you how to build a component model for ASP.NET MVC3 with Builder and Factory design patterns. You could use this model to write your strongly type components to binding data, handling harchical objects and write jQuery UI controls / HTML5 controls for ASP.NET MVC3.
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28 Jun 2011Slavko.Parezanin
jQuery widget for autocompletion of categorized data through the hierarchies
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2 Jul 2011WillCaptain
How to make subscription on webpage in terms of comet and websocket
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25 Oct 2011defwebserver
An advanced LightSwitch tutorial covering PreProcess Queries, Email, PopUps, WCF RIA Services, and HTML pages
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4 Jul 2011Dr. Song Li
This article presents an example of how to use data annotations to validate data received from jQuery AJAX calls and how to send validation result as well as HTML content from a partial view to the client in a JSON object in MVC.
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18 Jun 2011Amit Kumar Dutta
Discusses a technique to record current geographic location from mobile and display in web pages (with Location History Browsing)
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15 Jun 2011sk saini
An easy way for paging DataGridView
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16 Jun 2011Karthik. A
Debugging ASP.NET MVC routes simplified using "Route Debug"
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23 Jun 2011Dr. Song Li
This article presents an example to use jQuery validation plugin.
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16 Aug 2012scott_liu
It employs a dynamic trigger, a CLR Stored Procedure, and a Web Service to sync data from a MS SQL Server to MySQL.
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5 Jul 2011Ray_Liang
In this article, I will explain how to implement Respository pattern with EF4.1 code first and how to enable dependency injection feature to your ASP.NET MVC3 Applications.
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22 Jun 2011Farhan Ejaz
Time Picker Ajax Extender Control
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27 Jun 2011M I developer
How to read and write .xlsx (Excel 2007) file via C# - Part II
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11 Jun 2011Ramu Sangabathula Original
This article gives the reader an idea of how the jQuery Validation plug-in works internally and also how can we extend the validation rules from our applications.

Current Participants

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Software Developer (Senior) Paddedwall Software
United States United States
I've been paid as a programmer since 1982 with experience in Pascal, and C++ (both self-taught), and began writing Windows programs in 1991 using Visual C++ and MFC. In the 2nd half of 2007, I started writing C# Windows Forms and ASP.Net applications, and have since done WPF, Silverlight, WCF, web services, and Windows services.

My weakest point is that my moments of clarity are too brief to hold a meaningful conversation that requires more than 30 seconds to complete. Thankfully, grunts of agreement are all that is required to conduct most discussions without committing to any particular belief system.
Student University of Alabama at Birmingham
United States United States

A very simple guy, who codes with his heart (and with his brain, of course).

Homepage: http://www.amitdutta.net
View my profile on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/am1tdutta/
Architect
India India
Its me Smile | :)
Architect https://www.questpond.com
India India
Web Developer
India India
Symphony Services, Banglore, 560 087, India
United States United States
Accusoft provides a full spectrum of document, content, and imaging solutions as fully supported, enterprise-grade, client-server applications, mobile apps, cloud services, and software development kits. The company is focused on solving document lifecycle complexities through:


- A customer-focused approach
- Continuous product development
- Proactive support
- Forward-thinking leadership

Founded in 1991, Accusoft has grown through persistent product innovation and strategic mergers and acquisitions into the best-in-class solutions provider it is today. The company has been awarded 30 patents and is recognized as a thought leader in the industry.
This is a Organisation

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Architect
Switzerland Switzerland
Senior IT Consultant working in Switzerland as Senior Software Engineer.

Find more at on my blog.
Software Developer GeekSoft
Lithuania Lithuania
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Chief Technology Officer Northalley
United States United States
A Technology evangelist with no technical language barriers. A strong believer that Simple Sofware Is Perfect Software. A staunch proponent of software / documentation automation in all domain's. And finally a true diciple of Google Search.
Web Developer
United States United States

  • Managing Your JavaScript Library in ASP.NET (if you work with ASP.net and you don't read that, you are dead to me).
  • Graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Computer Science.
  • Wrote some articles and some tips.
  • DDR ("New high score? What does that mean? Did I break it?"), ping pong, and volleyball enthusiast.
  • Software I have donated to (you should too):
Web Developer
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
I hold a BS degree in software engineering and am a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer(MCSD).
I have more than 8 years of experience in .NET developement, mostly web develop using C# and ASP.NET.
Software Developer (Senior) Siemens IT Solutions and Services Pvt. Ltd.
India India
I am a .NET Developer.
Software Developer
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior) http://ADefWebserver.com
United States United States
Michael Washington is a Microsoft MVP. He is a ASP.NET and
C# programmer.
He is the founder of
AiHelpWebsite.com,
LightSwitchHelpWebsite.com, and
HoloLensHelpWebsite.com.

He has a son, Zachary and resides in Los Angeles with his wife Valerie.

He is the Author of:
Team Leader Sports Betting Tech
Israel Israel
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
United States United States
I have been working in the IT industry for some time. It is still exciting and I am still learning. I am a happy and honest person, and I want to be your friend.
Engineer
United States United States
Dr. Alexander Bell (aka DrABell) is a seasoned full-stack Software (Win/Web/Mobile) and Data Engineer. He holds PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, authored 37 inventions and published 100+ technical articles; currently focused on Microsoft Azure Cloud and Android Mobile development projects. Alex participated in App Innovation Contests (AIC 2102/2013) w/multiple winning submissions. Sample apps/publications:

  1. HTML5/CSS3 graphic enhancement: buttons, inputs
  2. HTML5 Tables Formatting: Alternate Rows, Color Gradients, Shadows
  3. Azure web app: Engineering Calculator VOLTMATTER
  4. Azure: NYC real-time bus tracking app
  5. Quiz Engine powered by Azure cloud
  6. 'enRoute': Real-time NY City Bus Tracking Web App
  7. Advanced CSS3 Styling of HTML5 SELECT Element
  8. Aggregate Product function extends SQL
  9. YouTube™ API for ASP.NET
Software Developer (Senior) Schneider Electric, GTCI Bangalore
India India
Music is my passion,
Apart from programming I like to read a lot.
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Frank Kerrigan

Currently developing Insurance systems with SQL Server, ASP.NET, C#, ADO for a company in Glasgow Scotland. Very keen on OOP and NUNIT testing. Been in IT forever (20 years) in mix of development and supporting applications / servers. Worked for companies big and small and enjoyed both.

Developed in (newest first) : C#, Progress 4GL, ASP.NET, SQL TSQL, HTML, VB.NET, ASP, VB, VBscript, JavaScript, Oracle PSQL, perl, Access v1-2000, sybase/informi, Pic Controllers, 6502 (ask your dad).

Msc .Net Development Evenings www.gcu.ac.uk
MCAD Passed
MCP C# ASP.NET Web Applications
MCP SQL Server 2000
HND Computing
OND / HNC Electrical Engineering,
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
In 1964, I was in the US Coast Guard when I wrote my first program. It was written in RPG (note no suffixing numbers). Programs and data were entered using punched cards. Turnaround was about 3 hours. So much for the "good old days!"

In 1970, when assigned to Washington DC, I started my MS in Mechanical Engineering. I specialized in Transportation. Untold hours in statistical theory and practice were required, forcing me to use the university computer and learn the FORTRAN language, still using punched cards!

In 1973, I was employed by the Norfolk VA Police Department as a crime analyst for the High Intensity Target program. There, I was still using punched cards!

In 1973, I joined Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). There, for the first time, I was introduced to a terminal with the ability to edit, compile, link, and test my programs on-line. CSC also gave me the opportunity to discuss technical issues with some of the brightest minds I've encountered during my career.

In 1975, I moved to San Diego to head up an IR&D project, BIODAB. I returned to school (UCSD) and took up Software Engineering at the graduate level. After BIODAB, I headed up a team that fixed a stalled project. I then headed up one of the two most satisfying projects of my career, the Automated Flight Operations Center at Ft. Irwin, CA.

I left Anteon Corporation (the successor to CSC on a major contract) and moved to Pensacola, FL. For a small company I built their firewall, given free to the company's customers. An opportunity to build an air traffic controller trainer arose. This was the other most satisfying project of my career.

Today, I consider myself capable.
Technical Lead UBS
Russian Federation Russian Federation
Currently Technical Lead at UBS
IT Funda Corporation
India India
Provide online .NET training and training materials.
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Just another passionate software developer!

Some of the contributions to the open source world - a blog engine written in MVC 4 - sBlog.Net. Check it out here. For the codeproject article regarding sBlog.Net click here!

(Figuring out this section!)
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I Graduated in Natural Sciences (Chemistry & Physics) from Durham University, where I did not cover myself with glory, but did fill, and often cover, myself with beer.

I qualified as a secondary school teacher, but I hated teaching. I worked as an IT techhie for a few years but kept being promoted to IT Trainer, thanks to my teaching experience, which I also disliked. I spent some time working out what else I could do instead and reduced beer intake.

I realised that I should work as a programmer, having enjoyed it a hobby since I was a nipper in the halcyon days of the Sinclair Spectrum (48k, Rubber Keyboard). Spent two weeks working out why I didn't think of this to start with, instead of starting my dull-as-ditch-water Chemistry degree 8 years earlier. Had a beer to celebrate.

I Graduated in 2001 with an MSc from Newcastle Uni in Comp Sci. Did cover myself with glory, and drank some beer.

.Netting ever since, and loving it. Though I have largely given up beer due to not being able to hack the pace like I used to.

I was born, brought up, and have lived most of my life near Newcastle. In a fit of temporary insanity I moved to Amman, in my wife's homeland of Jordan, but made it back safely to the UK without any extra holes being made in my person by bullets. To be fair it was pretty safe at the time, if you ignored the roads.

Visit Jordan if you can by the way, the landscape is beautiful and varied, the food excellent and the people the friendliest on earth, after Geordies naturally Smile | :) .
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Technical Writer
United States United States
<Profile>
<Profession>
I am a Software Engineer from Karachi Pakistan, Being a programmer obviously I love to code but I love to code that adds something new in my knowledge else I do copy paste usually Smile | :)
</Profession>
<Education>
Have done Master and Bachelors of Computer Science from Karachi University Pakistan
</Education>
<Interests>
Anything I found interesting technically or non-technically so nothing specific Wink | ;)
</Interests>
</Profile>
Doctorandin Technische Universität Berlin
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
I have been working with different technologies and data more than 10 years.
I`d like to challenge with complex problem, then make it easy for using everyone. This is the best joy.

ICT Master in Norway 2013
Doctorandin at Technische Universität Berlin in Data Scientist ( currently )
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Diamond is nothing except the pieces of the coal which have continued their activities finally they have become Diamond.

http://www.repocomp.com/
Instructor / Trainer Alura Cursos Online
Brazil Brazil
Architect
Australia Australia
Twitter: @MattPerdeck
LinkedIn: au.linkedin.com/in/mattperdeck
Current project: JSNLog JavaScript Logging Package

Matt has over 9 years .NET and SQL Server development experience. Before getting into .Net, he worked on a number of systems, ranging from the largest ATM network in The Netherlands to embedded software in advanced Wide Area Networks and the largest ticketing web site in Australia. He has lived and worked in Australia, The Netherlands, Slovakia and Thailand.

He is the author of the book ASP.NET Performance Secrets (www.amazon.com/ASP-NET-Site-Performance-Secrets-Perdeck/dp/1849690685) in which he shows in clear and practical terms how to quickly find the biggest bottlenecks holding back the performance of your web site, and how to then remove those bottlenecks. The book deals with all environments affecting a web site - the web server, the database server and the browser.

Matt currently lives in Sydney, Australia. He recently worked at Readify and the global professional services company PwC. He now works at SP Health, a global provider of weight loss web sites such at CSIRO's TotalWellBeingDiet.com and BiggestLoserClub.com.
India India
Developer
Database Developer APN
New Zealand New Zealand
This member doesn't quite have enough reputation to be able to display their biography and homepage.
Architect
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Architect
India India
I have around 9 years of experience in Microsoft technologies, .Net 2.0,3.5, Asp.net MVC developed small to medium scale products using Silverlight 2.0, Asp.net Ajax technologie and Javascript frameworks.
Architect DotNetAge
China China
In 1999, I started programming using Delphi, VB, VJ.From 2002 I started with .NET using C#.Since 2005 when i had became an EIP product manager I was focus on EIP and CMS technique. In 2008 i established dotnetage.com and started to shared my ideas and projects online. I believe "No shared no grow"

www.dotnetage.com
Software Developer (Senior)
Canada Canada
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior) Embossoft Solutions
India India
Software developer with 3+ years of experience in c# Winform applications development on ASP.NET platform.
Software Developer (Senior) Freelancer
Serbia Serbia
June 2011. – Present, Freelancer
• Took part in development of Web Platform for automated trading.
Thanks to Lightstreamer.com as the real-time bi-directional data delivery we realized Long Polling Push pattern. Also, thanks to ASP.NET MVC 4 mobile features, application renders different HTML markups for different display devices, mobile specific or agent specific (i.e. iPhone).
As the Data Access Layer, we used SQL Server and Entity Framework Repository Pattern.
At client side intensive usage of jQuery, Bootstrap, Knockout.js and Widgets developed by custom bindings of Knockout.js.

September 2010. – May 2011. TekNuvo

• Developed application for coupon and promotional data for advertisers. Technologies: ASP.NET MVC 3, C#, LINQ, Entity Framework 4.0, Code-First, Scaffolding …
• Extracted and integrated Lucene Search Modules from Orchard CMS Project Source.
• Using Unity as Dependency Injection Container, and Interfaces instead of specific classes, i.e. accessing data through an abstract repository interface, we enabled easy way of unit testing. Used TDD as the method of a design, specifying desired behaviors in the form of unit tests, and then provided implementations to fit.
• Developed several jQuery plugins.
• Developed Shopping Cart application using “ASP.NET MVC 2”, “LINQ to SQL” and NUnit.

March 2008. – August 2010. Mogul Balkan

• Developed Windows Service for integration of Active Directory Groups and Users with SharePoint Groups and Users.
• Integration of InfoPath Forms services with SharePoint.
Developed PowerShell script for automatic unpacking, modifying and packaging of the InfoPath Forms.
• Created custom Moss 2007 Publishing Portal Site Definition with automatic creation of sites structure for extranet project.
• Developed Publishing Feature for WSS 3.0 only.
• Customization and extension of Content Query Web Part.
• Customization of CQWP XSLT files.
• Deployment of SharePoint packages using VSeWSS 1.3 and WSPBuilder
• Deploymen
Software Developer (Senior) SouthData, Inc.
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Team Leader
India India
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior) SAP Labs Shanghai
China China
Wayne is a software developer, Tech Lead and also a geek. He has more than 6 years' experience in Web development(server: ASP.NET (MVC), Web Service, IIS; Client: HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery/AJAX), Windows development (Winform, Windows Service, WPF/Silverlight, Win32 API and WMI) and SQL Server. Deep understanding of GOF Design Patterns, S.O.L.i.D principle, MVC, MVVM, Domain Driven Design, SOA, REST and AOP.

Wayne's Geek Life http://WayneYe.com

Infinite passion on programming!
China China
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Architect
United States United States
MSCS, MCTS, Senior Software Engineer, Architect, Craftsman, The Ultimate DEV ...
Azure Series

Software Developer (Senior)
Mauritius Mauritius
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
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