1. Is the DLL a .NET Assembly?
2. Do you own the DLL?
Since it is a DLL, it is going to be loaded in the same process as your WCF service. If you are the author of the DLL or you trust the source, you should be able to safely use the DLL directly from the WCF service. However, if you don't own it or you're not sure of the source, then you can load the DLL in a separate AppDomain and access it from there, mind that it there will be a overhead though.
The "alt" tag is meant to show text when the image isn't loaded, the "title" tag is meant for a description of an image on cursor hover. IE has been doing that wrong for many years, where Firefox follows W3C standards. A properly coded webpage should have both "alt" and "title" tags. So you can use Title For that Purpose
First, You have to design architecture and algorithms.
Second, gather information of input and output and open sources and components which will will be used on your project.
Last, implement your architecture and algorithms by your hands.
Cool thanks - Yeah - wasn't sure if that was the right terminology ... I have done some reading and seem to think those are related ( UI, UX, and Front end) - thanks for the encouragement - Ill google it up.
On top of the answers you received, perhaps a good thing to start with is choose your technology.
If you want to go for windows you have two options web development and windows development. (we´ll leave out interfaces, libraries and services, ...)
- learn winforms first. Fast result and easy to grasp. Very important, try to grasp the concept of assemblies n-tier development, etc... before moving on.
- Learn WPF: This has some neat features, but it helps a lot if you have some webdev experience as it is a similar of form design. (hence step 2)
- The only technology with decent graphic design and "easy" to learn is java (that I know of) for forms and jsp or php for web development. Java is similar to C# syntax wise.
- You can do C++ or python or something like that, but the learning curve is higher and IMHO the graphic design part basic at best.
There are tutorials out there starting from scratch, but I would recommend buying a good book.
Although you´ll create something pretty quick I would recommend a project of your own after you finish the tutorials and get that working before claiming you can program .
I was thinking of designing or adapting an open-source software that will read CTG results. CTG (cardiotography) is a machine designed to read fetal heart rate and give results in a graph format. Currently in most developing countries like mine, we use CTG that produces results/graphs in a paper. Now I want to change this like most developed country's CTG that give results/graphs in a computer. I believe that by doing this, it will increase the efficiency of fetal heart rate monitoring and interpretation.
I'll be happy to receive ideas and further options that may help solving this problem.
If at first an Idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it!!