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Best C# Article of April 2016

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Each month at CodeProject we gather together the best of the articles submitted the previous month and ask our readers to choose the best of the best. Entry is automatic - just submit you articke and we'll do the rest.

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered. The top 15 entries are shown.

13 Apr 2016
Simon B.
How to localize an ASP.NET MVC application and read all text from a database while still using DataAnnotations.
22 Apr 2016
Darryl Bryk
C# code for a low-pass Butterworth filter is presented
6 Apr 2016
Bill Wagner
C# feature proposal - new access modifier
8 Apr 2016
Dmitry Zinchenko
Null-conditional operator in C# 6.0 is not just a mere convenient syntactic sugar.
23 Apr 2016
Kenneth Haugland
Create B-Spline and NURBS curves and learn how to use and manipulate them.
12 Apr 2016
Kenneth Haugland
The origin, design and usages of octave band frequencies and designing weight filters
19 Apr 2016
Clifford Nelson
A set of extension methods to support conditional Expression Bodied Functions and Properties
1 Apr 2016
Carey Payette
The problem I am looking to solve while evaluating the LEADTOOLS SDK is to use a photo of a hard copy page of text taken with my phone, have it processed and displayed in the document viewer, then have it converted to Word format so that it can be easily edited.
31 Mar 2016
Greg Barbados
This article provides a solution to add data validation to Excel cells in C#.
18 Apr 2016
Ankita Biswas Bhattacharya
Here, I will explain how you can work with SQL views in lightswitch and how you can save data on screens which are created on Views.
22 Apr 2016
Mayur V Lohite
How to check session timeout by using ActionFilters in MVC
1 Apr 2016
Clifford Nelson
This article presents a simple bar graph using an ItemsControl with a custom DataTemplate
8 Apr 2016
V.
Convert FITS file to known image formats and use those images for a "zooming" functionality (image transparency)
12 Apr 2016
Jalapeno Bob
A VB.NET version of Ray Koopa's 21 Mar 2016 article, Getting All "Special Folders" in .NET

Current Participants

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

Ankita Biswas Bhattacharya
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I have more than 3 years of work experience in .Net technology. I have worked extensively in ASP.NET MVC, C#, Entity Framework. I have basic knowledge in Javascript, Jquery, HTML, CSS, SQL. Recently I am exploring Lightswitch 2013. Although I am a software developer by profession but I am a huge fan of Shreya Ghoshal, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Sonu Nigam, Shantanu Moitra, R D Burman, Salil Choudhury and Madan Mohan Music's.
Bill Wagner
Architect Bill Wagner Software LLC
United States United States
Bill Wagner is one of the world's foremost C# developers and a member of the ECMA C# Standards Committee. He is President of the Humanitarian Toolbox, has been awarded Microsoft Regional Director and .NET MVP for 10+years, and was recently appointed to the .NET Foundation Advisory Council. Wagner currently works with companies ranging from start-ups to enterprises improving the software development process and growing their software development teams.
Carey Payette
Software Developer (Senior) Falafel Software
United States United States
Carey Payette is a Senior Software Engineer with Falafel Software as well as an ASPInsider. She has interests in IoT and is a member of the Maker community. Carey is also a wife, and mom to 3 fabulous boys. She is a 2nd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo and enjoys coding for fun!
Clifford Nelson
Software Developer (Senior) Clifford Nelson Consulting
United States United States
Has been working as a C# developer on contract for the last several years, including 3 years at Microsoft. Previously worked with Visual Basic and Microsoft Access VBA, and have developed code for Word, Excel and Outlook. Started working with WPF in 2007 when part of the Microsoft WPF team. For the last eight years has been working primarily as a senior WPF/C# and Silverlight/C# developer. Currently working as WPF developer with BioNano Genomics in San Diego, CA redesigning their UI for their camera system. he can be reached at qck1@hotmail.com.
Darryl Bryk
United States United States
No Biography provided
Dmitry Zinchenko
United States United States
I am a software developer who likes to learn new technologies.
Greg Barbados
United States United States
No Biography provided
Jalapeno Bob
Software Developer (Senior) S & D Acres
United States United States
BSEE 1972, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
MSCS 1978, Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ

Now, I live in Texas with my wife and children and raise non-dairy (aka "meat") goats and chickens for fun and (maybe next year) profit.

I also work off the ranch for a non-profit (ie: .org) writing and maintaining PC software.
Kenneth Haugland
Engineer
Norway Norway
I hope that you like the stuff I have created and if you do wish to say thank you then a donation is always appreciated.
You can donate here[^].
Mayur V Lohite
Web Developer
India India
My name is Mayur Lohite. I am Programmer and Web Developer also I am Interested in Web Application Security and penetration. From a young age I’ve been fascinated with building web application and breaking it. So I have choose the Information technology as my career and completed the Degree in Information technology.

I’m a interested in operating and design of large-scale web applications/infrastructure and I’m interested in web application security also I am interested in some networking setting up servers, domains experimenting with clouds(well I am not professional at it)

I am a big fan of Anime series (Naruto) and also love to playing games. In the mean time I love to watching movies specially action movies.

Now I’m a white hat penetration tester. bug hunter and all out security freak by profession and passion. I’ve listed many websites Hall of fame e.g. Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, Adobe
Simon B.
Software Developer Sevitec Informatik AG
Switzerland Switzerland
No Biography provided
stebo0728
United States United States
No Biography provided
V.
Software Developer
Belgium Belgium
Graduate Computer Sciences.
My interests go out to music and movies.
Author of the infamous MQOTD
Creator of this video

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