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Best C# article of May 2013

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Current Entries

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16 May 2013
dale.newman
Google your SQL.
23 Jun 2013
Frederico Regateiro
This project creates a Visual Studio visualizer for entity framework queries, views edit and runs the generated SQL.
27 Apr 2016
Steve Hoult
Creation of an Audio analysis framework to enable developers with little to no understanding of audio analysis to develop audio-driven games.
4 Apr 2017
n.podbielski
Using Matlab from a C# application
15 May 2013
William SerGio
How to Use the Fabric JQuery Library to Create Image Maps
5 Jul 2013
Johnny J.
A sample owner-drawn ComboBox.
14 May 2013
Paulo Zemek
Create data structures that implement the right Clone To Modify Pattern the easy way.
11 May 2013
Azim Zahir
This article describes using FusionCharts with C#.
13 May 2013
Farhad Hazraty Eini
Dynamic web service code generator
26 May 2013
n.podbielski
Mapping collection of entities in EF with AutoMapper.
28 May 2013
SergeyAndreyev
Elastic groups that can be arbitrarily changed by users
9 Jun 2013
Roman Kiss
This article describes how the Azure Lease Blob can help the composition of the business model during the runtime in the distributed event-driven pub/sub architecture.
6 May 2013
n.podbielski
Ninject and Entity Framework.
2 May 2013
Ahmed Gaber (Biga)
This article is for "Discover the Cloud" challenge.
9 May 2013
Vinoth Kumar J
Designer debugging in WinRT
23 Jun 2013
Tim Corey
Learn how to get started in Windows Azure by following the progress of an actual web application as it is constructed.
28 May 2013
Hamed Mosavi
Setting up MEF to load plugins from a directory.
21 Jan 2014
Steffen Ploetz
How to call native X11 API from Mono Develop C# ending up in a very little application.
16 May 2013
Faisal(mfrony)
This article will help you to build your own scheduler with the flavour of Observable Design Pattern.
1 May 2013
Andrey Moskvichev
Drawing charts with wxWidgets.
7 May 2013
zoyobar
I will explore and learn XNA for Windows Phone with you.
26 May 2013
Jan_Zimmermann
A log4Net appender with a selfHosting SignalR server.
26 May 2013
Aravind.V.S
SocketIO - NodeJS desktop programming in C# using the SocketIO4Net library.
3 May 2013
Jake Drew
How to get only the text displayed on a webpage using C#
3 May 2013
Ghosh, Sumit
SOCIOBOARD – A Social Media Management and Analytics Platform
3 May 2013
Hari Maurya
Academic Newsletter Generator is document preparation online application that makes it very easy to generate fully customized documents like Newsletter, Event News etc.
2 May 2013
flywheel
Sygnol your choices in surveys, straw polls, and interactive contests.
17 May 2013
n.podbielski
Simple 2D graphs
9 May 2013
Bibhu Dutta
The tip describes about the IController interface and the ControllerBase class.
24 May 2013
Pankaj.Sinha.Techno
About optional arguments and named arguments and caution while using interfaces with optional arguments
16 May 2013
ortund
Allow purchases via PayPal on your website
5 May 2013
mohammad amiri
Paging DataGridView using LINQ in C#.
6 Sep 2013
JayJanarthanan
View a twitter feed in the Windows 8 UI grid - the fast way
15 May 2013
Manikandan Sekar
Loading Data from Excel
25 May 2013
John Atten
This post discusses modeling a directory structure on Azure Blob Storage.
19 May 2013
Yossi Yaari
A solution for monitoring Events called during test.
13 May 2013
ChienVH
In this article will show you how to work with ASP.Net and Paypal with Dynamic Ordering Values
14 May 2013
Gordon Beeming (RSA)
Creating a Sudoku Problem Solver using Microsoft Solver Foundation.
24 May 2013
Mihai Huluta
How to pass complex object to server side using GET request.
23 May 2013
RelicV
Alternative for AutoComplete control without Ajax and Webservices
19 May 2013
Yossi Yaari
A basic yet generic state machine implementation
13 May 2013
hjgode
The event db (it is my naming) holds all events and actions that can be invoked to launch an app or fire some events.
6 May 2013
Ashish_Avinash
eDude is multifaceted application which will act as a helping hand to the user in many ways. There will be broadly two categories Emergency Help and non-emergency help.
14 May 2013
Gordon Beeming (RSA)
It stops you from having to do multiple copy and pastes.
17 May 2013
Jorge J. Martins
Using a Slider to select an item from a list of objects (string, numeric, or image) as a discrete value or category.
2 May 2013
Anuraj Parameswaran
How to send email messages with embedded images.

Current Participants

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

Abhay@Accenture
Technical Lead Accenture
Canada Canada
No Biography provided
Ahmed Gaber (Biga)
Software Developer
Egypt Egypt
.NET Panda
my knife is Windows Azure, My gun is Windows Phone and my sexy car is WCF.
connect with me to learn .NET Panda techniques.
Andrey Moskvichev
CEO BitGriff LLC
Russian Federation Russian Federation
My name is Andrey Moskvichev.

I'm a software developer with more than 14 years of programming experience.

I specialize in networking, Unix systems (Linux, FreeBSD), mobile programming, computer graphics, software architecture, reverse engineering, data processing systems, AI, computer vision.

I'm interested in all new cutting edge technologies.
Anuraj Parameswaran
Technical Lead
India India
Working as Tech. Lead

My blog : dotnetthoughts.net.
You can follow me in twitter : @anuraj
Aravind.V.S
Student
India India
I'm a engineering student specializing in Computer Science. I'm passionate about programming & electronics.
Ashish_Avinash
United States United States
No Biography provided
Azim Zahir
Instructor / Trainer NIIT, India
India India
I am a trainer by profession. Currently I am working with NIIT (Mumbai, India) as a Senior Faculty. I enjoy programming as a hobby. My favorite technologies are Flash, Flex and Silverlight.

Of late I have developed keen interest in WPF and Windows Mobile programming.

Apart from computers, my favorite pastime is bicycling.
Bibhu Dutta
Software Developer Mindfire Solutions
India India
Software developer, working at Mindfire Solutions, having hands on experience in both Windows and web application using C#, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC.
ChienVH
Product Manager
Vietnam Vietnam
Updated LinkedIn: https://vn.linkedin.com/in/chienvh

I am currently working as the position of project manager for a long time. Had to take care a lot of projects at the same times, so I don't have many free times in a day for contributing the articles, tips/tricks on codeproject.
While I was at the previous company sometimes I participated in training courses for new employees, so I have good teaching skills and ability to convey information to others. Meaning in each my post I will try to explain more detail as possible for the junior devs are able to implement/understand what's I have done.

Also, would like to share my responsibilities for current position:

• Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
• Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
• Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
• Ensure resource availability and allocation
• Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
• Report and escalate to management as needed
• Perform risk management to minimize project risks
• Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
• Support team members to solve technical issues

Opening and looking forward to finding suitable jobs.
dale.newman
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
Faisal(mfrony)
Bangladesh Bangladesh
I am a Sr.Software Engineer at Brain Station -23. I have 5+ years of work experience in .Net technology. I strongly believe that before software can be reusable it first has to be usable.

My contact info :

mfrony2003@yahoo.com
mfrony2003@hotmail.com

LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=106671466&trk=tab_pro
Farhad Hazraty Eini
Software Developer رایان پایا داده محاسب
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Bachelor of computer software engineer at Urmia University of Technology,

Masters of computer software engineer at Shahid Beheshti University,

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer : Web Applications,

Microsoft Specialist : HTML5 , CSS3 , javascript,

MCTS at Mojtame Fanni Tehran (MFT)


My Server Solution Blog
flywheel
Database Developer RKEY Toolmakers
United States United States
Craig Simon is a self-employed Database Application Specialist. He's also an independent scholar with a BA in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and advanced degrees in International Studies from the University of Miami. His Master’s thesis focused on US Soviet technology transfer. His Ph.D. dissertation concerned Internet standards-making and the rise of Internet Governance. Craig experimented with programming during graduate school, writing WordPerfect macros to help add footnotes to his papers. He got hooked after learning to hack batch files in DOS. Now he's deeply addicted to SQL, and sampling harder stuff, like ASP.Net MVC. Craig currently lives in Dania Beach, Florida.

Craig occasionally goes by the handle "Flywheel" because he used to be a professional Frisbee player. He currently lives in Dania Beach, Florida.
Frederico Regateiro
Software Developer
Portugal Portugal
No Biography provided
Ghosh, Sumit
CEO Globussoft
United States United States
I have been in software industry for more than 5+ years, worked with some great developers. Have been a member and owner of various forums and blogs.
Developer and coder by choice.
Gordon Beeming (RSA)
Software Developer Derivco
South Africa South Africa
Father | Husband | Developer (@Derivco) | Triathlete

@Microsoft Dev Tech MVP (#mvpbuzz) focusing on DevOps

Opinions are my own https://beeming.dev
Hamed Mosavi
Software Developer (Senior)
Turkey Turkey
No Biography provided
Hari Maurya
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
hjgode
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Jake Drew
Student
United States United States
If you would like to know more about me, please feel free to visit my website at http://www.jakemdrew.com/

Thanks!

Jake Drew
Jan_Zimmermann
Software Developer
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
JayJanarthanan
Founder Microsoft NZ, Appavate
New Zealand New Zealand
Founder of Appavate and MSP at Microsoft NZ. I specialise in mobile apps for Android, Windows Phone and Windows RT. I also play around with Windows Azure and Amazon Cloud. I also love experimenting with automation technology. Particularly cheap and cost effective ones such as Raspberry Pis.
John Atten
Software Developer XIV Solutions
United States United States
My name is John Atten, and my username on many of my online accounts is xivSolutions. I am Fascinated by all things technology and software development. I work mostly with C#, Javascript/Node.js, Various flavors of databases, and anything else I find interesting. I am always looking for new information, and value your feedback (especially where I got something wrong!)
Johnny J.
Software Developer (Senior)
Sweden Sweden
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark
Have been living in Paris, France and L.A., The United States
Now live in Stockholm, Sweden

Started programming when I got my first VIC 20, and a few months later on Commodore 64. Those were the days!

Studied programming at the Copenhagen Engineering Academy

Professional console, winforms and webforms programming in Comal, x86 Assembler, Fortran, Pascal, Delphi, Visual Basic 3 through 6, Classic ASP, C# and VB.NET

I now work as Senior Microsoft Dynamics AX and .Net programmer, and have a number of projects in various states of progress to work on in the spare time...
Jorge J. Martins
Engineer
Portugal Portugal
Database and Silverlight applications designer and developer.
Manikandan Sekar
Software Developer (Junior)
India India
No Biography provided
Mihai Huluta
Software Developer (Senior) Consultant
Romania Romania
I am an independent software consultant with main interest in software architecture, web services and database design using most of the time Microsoft technologies such as: WCF, ASP.NET MVC, Web API and MS SQL. Ok, to be honest my interests do not resume only to that, I am big fan of AngularJs, TypeScript and Python.
mohammad amiri
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
No Biography provided
n.podbielski
Software Developer
Poland Poland
No Biography provided
nicks707
Software Developer
India India
A young enthusiastic budding entrepreneur.
-- Interned with Google Lunar X prize contender as a research assistant
-- Worked with various Indian startups as a tech lead (CTO).
-- 3 years of experience in developing software applications and mobile apps.
-- find my github repo at https://github.com/nicks707
-- Good command over C#, Java and Python also good designing and simulation knowledge (Maya , solidworks and photoshop)

--working forward with my own startup as CEO (started in snophomore year ofcollege now very close to launch)
-- MIT accelerator intern
--> Imagine Cup semi finalist 2012
--> Working in Qualcomm X prize as a participating team.
ortund
Software Developer Netgen
South Africa South Africa
I started coding back in high school. My "Computer Science" subject for grade 10 was actually an introduction to programming in Delphi. I struggled a lot and was fairly disheartened and frustrated by the time I got to the end of the book.
That changed, though, when I found an introduction to HTML in the back after all the Delphi. I was hooked! It was simple and I could see the results of my work as I did it.

I kept teaching myself over the years and branched out into other languages as I found my requirements changing.
The first "server-side" tech I learnt was asp.net with visual basic code behind.

Now that I'm working with it as a day job, I've moved over to PHP for my personal projects, so the learning continues.

When I'm not coding, I'm either playing World of Warcraft, some other game or hanging out with friends. I enjoy playing pool and ice skating as "extra curricular" activities.
Pankaj.Sinha.Techno
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
No Biography provided
Paulo Zemek
Software Developer (Senior) Niantic
United States United States
I started to program computers when I was 11 years old, as a hobbyist, programming in AMOS Basic and Blitz Basic for Amiga.
At 12 I had my first try with assembler, but it was too difficult at the time. Then, in the same year, I learned C and, after learning C, I was finally able to learn assembler (for Motorola 680x0).
Not sure, but probably between 12 and 13, I started to learn C++. I always programmed "in an object oriented way", but using function pointers instead of virtual methods.

At 15 I started to learn Pascal at school and to use Delphi. At 16 I started my first internship (using Delphi). At 18 I started to work professionally using C++ and since then I've developed my programming skills as a professional developer in C++ and C#, generally creating libraries that help other developers do their work easier, faster and with less errors.

Want more info or simply want to contact me?
Take a look at: http://paulozemek.azurewebsites.net/
Or e-mail me at: paulozemek@outlook.com

Codeproject MVP 2012, 2015 & 2016
Microsoft MVP 2013-2014 (in October 2014 I started working at Microsoft, so I can't be a Microsoft MVP anymore).
PRANAV SINGH
India India
No Biography provided
RelicV
Software Developer
India India
I like programming and I hate bad coding.
Roman Kiss
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
SergeyAndreyev
United States United States
No Biography provided
Steffen Ploetz
CEO Ploetz + Zeller GmbH
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Steve Hoult
Student
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Stephen Hoult
Computer Science Student (Plymouth University)
Steve Maier
Team Leader EmployeeChannel Inc
United States United States
No Biography provided
Tim Corey
Software Developer (Senior) DeGarmo
United States United States
I am currently a Senior Software Developer at a company in Illinois called DeGarmo. My primary skills are in .NET, SQL, JavaScript, and other web technologies although I have worked with PowerShell, C, and Java as well.

In my previous positions, I have worked as a lead developer, professor and IT Director. As such, I have been able to develop software on a number of different types of systems and I have learned how to correctly oversee the overall direction of technology for an organization. I've developed applications for everything from machine automation to complete ERP systems.

I enjoy taking hard subjects and making them easy to understand for people unfamiliar with the topic.
Vinoth Kumar J
Software Developer
India India
.Net Control Developer
-WPF
-Silverlight
-WinRT
-Windows Phone
http://www.vinoth-kumar.com
William SerGio
Chief Technology Officer Fortune 100 Company
United States United States
I am an expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain and have always worked as Director of Software Development for the largest companies in America.
I have developed software for the American Red Cross, Microsoft, MySpace.com, Quicken (Intuit), Mellon Bank, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Franklin Templeton, Pepsi, Universal Studios, Ryder Systems, etc.
Yossi Yaari
Software Developer (Senior)
Israel Israel
I've been developing in C# for over 7 years.
Always in some unique corner or another.
zoyobar
United States United States
No Biography provided
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