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Best C# Article of October 2014

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered. The top 50 entries are shown.

3 Oct 2014
John Atten
When working with ASP.NET Web Api from a .NET client, one of the more confounding things can be handling the case where errors are returned from the Api. Specifically, unwrapping the various types of errors which may be returned from a specific API action method, and translating the error content in
22 Oct 2014
Mathew Soji
This tip guides through implementing a basic REST based Web API service with multiple GET methods and its consumption using JQuery client
6 Oct 2014
Nick Cosentino
Are you excited to get your Myo armband from Thalmic Labs? If you're a C# developer, then check out this open source library to help you control your Myo! The post appeared first on http://www.DevLeader.ca.
18 May 2017
Yuriy Magurdumov
Lazy Joining and Grouping IEnumerable extensions for ordered sequences
30 Oct 2014
Dan Hu
Demonstrate how to use .NET Cryptography library to create a file encryption/decryption tool
9 Oct 2014
Louie Bacaj
Web API was introduced and was recently streamlined into Web API 2.0. This framework is heaven for C#/.NET services developers. It allows you to get a RESTful API in .NET up and running in less than an hour. As you'll see it's also just as easy to consume that API in another programming language.
16 Oct 2014
Gaurav Aroraa
In this step-by-step article, we will discuss all about CRUD (Create Read Update Delete) operations with Web API using Repository pattern.
22 Oct 2014
Kalvin Lawrence Ernst
Generate a web app instantly, directly from a database(SQL Server)
14 Oct 2014
Gediminas Geigalas
Optional parameter visibility in C#
10 Oct 2014
Steffen Ploetz
Currently none of the big Linux/Unix (X11) GUI application frameworks (GTK+, KDE) support XAML based application development. The Moonlight project (including XAML support) was abandoned on May 29, 2012. This article shows 'how to' a XAML based dialog application with the Roma Widget Set (Xrw) in C#
1 Oct 2014
Yuriy Magurdumov
PropertyMapper allows mapping object properties to string keys and accessing property values based on those string keys
29 Oct 2014
Steffen Ploetz
Currently none of the big Linux/Unix (X11) GUI application frameworks (GTK+, KDE) support XAML based application development. The Moonlight project (including XAML support) was abandoned on May 29, 2012. This article shows 'how to' a XAML based ribbon application with the Roma Widget Set (Xrw) in C#
24 Oct 2014
Yvan Rodrigues
Quickly count the number of pages in a collection of PDF documents
9 Mar 2015
Steffen Ploetz
How to get out the maximum from the Roma widget set in C# efficiently without dependencies to GUI frameworks like GTK or KDE. Short introduction of the widgets.
5 Oct 2014
morzel
How to shoot paintball marker with relay, Arduino and .NET Winforms
10 Oct 2014
Gerardo Recinto
Virtualization of RAM & Disk for high-speed, low-footprint & scalable data caching
12 Oct 2014
Dukhabandhu Sahoo
Know how to exclude types from the Model in Entity Framework Code First.
24 Oct 2014
Syed M Hussain
A custom Windows InputDialog to capture user input
30 Oct 2014
Mathew Burnett
A very simple program to kill all network interfaces if your VPN goes down.
12 Oct 2014
Aldonis55
A simple Silverlight application that shows how to apply Jeff Wilcox's UniformGrid control to a bound collection.
13 Oct 2014
S.Prateek
A fast draw to make a rating control for Windows Phone 8.1
16 Oct 2014
Gaurav Aroraa
Covariance and contravariance in C# 4.0
23 Oct 2014
Thomas Mahlberg
This tip describes how to handle BusyIndication and progress report in an MVVM project for several scenarios.
26 Oct 2014
Gaurav Aroraa
How to define Func in C#
22 Oct 2014
S.Prateek
This is a fun and short tutorial to try face detection on Windows Phone using FaceDetectionWP8 library.
16 Oct 2014
Geoff Arnold
fter participating in an earlier Intel contest, developer Dave Gannon took on these challenges, coming back with a vengeance with Wormhole Pinball, the winning app in the games category in the Intel App Innovation Contest 2013 in partnership with the Intel® Developer Zone.
5 Oct 2014
Scott Kuhl
Use WinJS 3.0 to create a cross-browser web app that can also be extended as a native Windows app.
7 Oct 2014
Muhammad Muddasar Yamin
This tip is about the development Leap Motion integrated Windows 8.1 metro apps using C#
16 Oct 2014
Gaurav Aroraa
In our previous posts we learned ‘What is S.O.L.I.D. Programming Principles and a detailed explanation with code of Single Responsibility Principle, Open/closed Principle, Liskov Substitution Principle and Interface Segregation Principle.
16 Oct 2014
Gaurav Aroraa
In our previous posts we learned ‘What is S.O.L.I.D. Programming Principles and a detailed explanation with code of Single Responsibility Principle, Open/closed Principle and Liskov Substitution Principle.
19 Oct 2014
Mario Vernari
Numpad's decimal point correction for WPF
21 Oct 2014
greggma
Demonstrates how to extend RX with fluent extensions using an synchronised, pausable and batch observable.
23 Oct 2014
BrokenEvent
.NET WinForms Tray icon implemenation with Win7 and Vista features: GUID identification, large custom icons, custom UI instead of the hint, etc.
26 Oct 2014
Bimaln
Describe about the SOAP message in WCF with example.
30 Oct 2014
Member 11191468
Custom Elements – The Transformative Spec of Web Components
5 Oct 2014
sebastianrogers
Minimum possible client
8 Oct 2014
Israel Sant'Anna
This is an alternative for "Links with arbitrary text in a RichTextBox".
25 Oct 2014
Marc Clifton
No word has a value that can be identified independently of what else is in its vicinity.
24 Nov 2014
Darko Jurić
Fast object detection by template matching
15 Oct 2014
Callum Linington (UK)
My way of diminishing the need to write out all those angular script files
15 Oct 2014
Oliver_Hart
I’ll show briefly how to take an ONVIF IP camera snapshot and save this image as a JPG file by using C# to be able to preserve/share the most important moments of the video surveillance.
1 Oct 2014
Oliver_Hart
I’ll show how to build live IP camera streaming into your website by using C# to be able to monitor the area that is under video surveillance.
15 Sep 2015
Darko Jurić
Portable generic image library for C#
26 Oct 2014
Bimaln
Describe about the SOAP message in WCF with example.
6 Nov 2014
Nicolas Dorier
Build all transactions with the TransactionBuilder : P2SH, P2PK, P2PKH, Multi Sig, Stealth, Colored Coins
21 Oct 2014
Steven T. Schowiak
This article will describe and demonstrate a technique for resizing and storing image files on the local file system and image meta data in SQL Server using ASP.NET 4.51.
14 Oct 2014
Mario Majčica
When and how to use the Callback method on Moq in your unit tests.
2 Dec 2014
Mauro Sampietro
Winforms animation
20 Dec 2016
Shivi Gupta Lucknow
Using JavaScript and jquery, I will demonstrate how to call codebehind method from the client side. There are three ways of doing so.

Current Participants

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

Aldonis55
Software Developer
United States United States
Developing Silverlight applications and other C# tools. Experience with other high level languages such as VB and Python. 3+ years with C#.
Bimaln
Software Developer Mindfire Solutions
India India
Software engineer in Mindfire Solutions.
BrokenEvent
Software Developer Broken Event
Ukraine Ukraine
No Biography provided
Callum Linington (UK)
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I've just started out on my career path. I use .NET technologies and JavaScript.
Dan Hu
Software Developer (Senior)
China China
Domain and interests include Windows system programming, network programming, high co-currency server, debugging skill, Microsoft technology integration, cloud computing.
Darko Jurić
Software Developer
Croatia Croatia
Software Developer - image processing with application in modern browser applications. Author of the freely available libraries:
Dukhabandhu Sahoo
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I have developed web applications using ASP.NET Web Forms, MVC, Web API, Entity Framework, SQL Server, LINQ, C#, jQuery, BootStrap UI and few other related libraries and tools.

Apart from programming, I love to watch cricket matches.
Gaurav Aroraa
Architect
India India
There is no age limit for learning and its never late, to start.
Gediminas Geigalas
Software Developer (Senior)
Lithuania Lithuania
No Biography provided
Geoff Arnold
United States United States
No Biography provided
Gerardo Recinto
United States United States
Microsoft Alumnus (Software Design Engineer)
I'm just fresh off from a software eng'g gig & is looking forward to my next.
Pls. do drop me a line @gerardorecinto@yahoo.com if interested or having any question/feedback on these Open Source projects.

I'm excited to help/volunteer my services.
Have a great day!
greggma
Technical Lead
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Israel Sant'Anna
Student
Brazil Brazil
I better understand machines than human beings...
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!)
Kalvin Lawrence Ernst
Software Developer (Senior) KalFabriq
Australia Australia
Many years experience in developing software for Government, Health, Biotech enterprises.
Early adopter of .NET platform, with over 10 years hands-on experience in ASP.NET.
Solid track record of successful project management and technology implementation.
Highly skilled in SQL Server and Oracle, design, installation and management.
Proficient in gathering user’s requirements and writing technical specifications.
Conducted training in various technologies and acted as a mentor.

Have recently developed an ASP.NET MVC code generator tool to fast track the development of
common application functions.
Louie Bacaj
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Louie Bacaj is a Senior Software Engineer with an M.S. in computer science; experienced scaling multi-million dollar software projects to several tier 1 financial institutions. Passionate about technology, fitness, and an active blogger over at http://louiebacaj.com
Marc Clifton
Architect Interacx
United States United States
Blog: https://marcclifton.wordpress.com/
Home Page: http://www.marcclifton.com
Research: http://www.higherorderprogramming.com/
GitHub: https://github.com/cliftonm

All my life I have been passionate about architecture / software design, as this is the cornerstone to a maintainable and extensible application. As such, I have enjoyed exploring some crazy ideas and discovering that they are not so crazy after all. I also love writing about my ideas and seeing the community response. As a consultant, I've enjoyed working in a wide range of industries such as aerospace, boatyard management, remote sensing, emergency services / data management, and casino operations. I've done a variety of pro-bono work non-profit organizations related to nature conservancy, drug recovery and women's health.
Mario Majčica
Software Developer (Senior)
Netherlands Netherlands
An accomplished software engineer specialized in object-oriented design and analysis on Microsoft .NET platform with extensive experience in the full life cycle of the software design process.
Experienced in agile software development via scrum and kanban frameworks supported by the TFS ALM environment and JIRA. In depth know how on all automation process leading to continuous integration, deployment and feedback.
Additionally, I have a strong hands-on experience on deploying and administering Microsoft Team Foundation Server (migrations, builds, deployment, branching strategies, etc.).
Mario Vernari
Software Developer (Senior) CET Electronics
Italy Italy
Played with transistors and ICs before being ten. First approaches to programming (PET Commodore) in the early '80.
Then AppleSoft, TurboPascal, Assembler and VisualBasic.
Currently employed at CET Electronics as lead software developer, involved in creation of industrial control systems.
Loving graphics technologies, I had some great time with SVG.
Since 2006 my primary language is C#, where I am focusing on WPF.
Mathew Burnett
United States United States
No Biography provided
Mathew Soji
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
Mauro Sampietro
Software Developer
Italy Italy
No Biography provided
Member 11191468
Technical Writer WordPrax Ltd.
United States United States
Ben Wilson is an enthusiastic WordPress Blogger and Senior technical Writer at WordPrax Ltd.,a Wordpress development company. He is able to manage many projects regards to converting sites to Wordpress theme and deliver it with time bound period.
Muhammad Muddasar Yamin
Software Developer
Pakistan Pakistan
No Biography provided
Nick Cosentino
Team Leader Magnet Forensics
Canada Canada
I graduated from the University of Waterloo for Computer Engineering and I'm fortunate enough to work as a Team Lead of Software Engineering at Magnet Forensics. As a team lead, I'm often looking to encourage better coding standards, creative approaches to problem solving, and ensure that good clean code makes it into the code base. I want my team to produce top-notch code, but I want to make sure that we're all learning to become better developers along the way.

Blog: http://www.devleader.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevLeaderCa
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nickcosentino
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nbcosentino
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DevleaderCa/posts
Nicolas Dorier
Software Developer Freelance
France France
I am currently the CTO of Metaco, we are leveraging the Bitcoin Blockchain for delivering financial services.

I also developed a tool to make IaaS on Azure more easy to use IaaS Management Studio.

If you want to contact me, go this way Smile | :)
Oliver_Hart
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hey Everyone, I'm Oliver! I'm a C# programmer and I'm especially interested in security and surveillance systems. I try to be a valuable member of the Codeproject community! Wink | ;)
S.Prateek
Software Developer Vizrt Bangladesh
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Microsoft MVP, Ex Microsoft Student Partner, Windows Phone Enthusiast, Creepy Follower of .net resources.
Scott Kuhl
Technical Lead US Bank Community Development Corp
United States United States
Software developer and co-organizer of the St. Louis Metro East .NET User Group.
sebastianrogers
Satellite Provider Satellite Provider
No Biography provided
Shivi Gupta Lucknow
Software Developer
India India
Shivi is currently working as Software Engineer in Mumbai, India, gaining expertise in asp.net, c#,vb.net,SQL Server,MVC, Azure,Google Maps API,Resharper,Winforms and also has proficiency in web designing, using html, css3 and javascript/jquery,mongodb,python and java.
Shivi has developed a heavy interest in AI and machine learning.
Shivi has an android app on the play store as well:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hungrybaba.quoter

Apart from coding, Shivi covets food and music from all parts of the world.
Arsenal FC is his favorite team.
Steffen Ploetz
CEO Ploetz + Zeller GmbH
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Steven T. Schowiak
Software Developer (Senior) HP Enterprise Services
United States United States
A native Michigander, Steven is a Software Developer and Engineer with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services in Pontiac, Michigan and is currently assigned to Detroit Diesel Corporation, Detroit Michigan. He has been working in Information Technology in a variety of industries around the U.S. since 1995 after receiving a B.S. degree in Information Systems at Tarleton State University, Stephenville Texas, and an A.A.S. degree in Business Programming at Central Texas College, Killeen Texas. Prior to college, he served in the United States Army for over eight years overseas and at Fort Hood, Texas and participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is the proud father of daughter Tina, a Special Education Teacher, and granddaughter Mia.
Syed M Hussain
Web Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Thomas Mahlberg
Software Developer
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Woong Gyu La
Software Developer
Canada Canada
Woong Gyu La had been working as a software developer for over 8 years.
His personal interests are improving his personal projects,

EpLibrary (Visual C++ Utility Library)
https://github.com/juhgiyo/EpLibrary[^]

EpOraLibrary (Oracle OCI Wrapper Library for Visual C++)
https://github.com/juhgiyo/EpOraLibrary[^]

EpServerEngine (Visual C++ WinSock Server/Client Engine)
https://github.com/juhgiyo/EpServerEngine[^]

And other projects can be found at
https://github.com/juhgiyo?tab=repositories[^]

Finally, my other articles can be found at
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/juhgiyo#articles[^]

You can contact me at juhgiyo@gmail.com[^]
Yuriy Magurdumov
Architect
United States United States
No Biography provided
Yvan Rodrigues
Systems Engineer Clearpath Robotics
Canada Canada
Yvan Rodrigues has 30 years of experience in information systems and software development for the industry. He is Senior Controls Engineer at OTTO Motors

He is a Certified Technician (C.Tech.), a professional designation granted by the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario (IETO).

Yvan draws on experience as owner of Red Cell Innovation Inc., Mabel's Labels Inc. as Manager of Systems and Development, and the University of Waterloo as Information Systems Manager.

Yvan supports open-source software. He is a committer for SharpKit (C# to Javascript cross-compiler) and WebIssues (Issue/Ticket Management System), TinyMCE (JavaScript editor), and contributes to MySQL, Ghostscript, iTextSharp, Bacula, FreeBSD, and Xamarin.
 
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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.
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