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Top Articles

The top articles of last month have been awarded:

Best Database article of May 2013
Shemeer NS - SQL Server Functions that helps to convert date and time values to and from string literals and other date and time formats.
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; CodeProject Mousepad;
Best C++ article of May 2013
Marius Bancila - C++11 threads, locks and condition variables
Prizes: Codejock Xtreme ToolkitPro; SmartOutline 2010; CryptoLicensing For MFC - Enterprise Edition; The latest C++ ebooks from informIT;
Best C# article of May 2013
Shivprasad koirala - Five Great .NET Framework 4.5 Features
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Obfuscator For .Net - Enterprise Edition; The latest C# ebooks from informIT; ActiveReports 7;
Best VB.NET article of May 2013
MohamedKamalPharm, MohamedSabryBakry, Omneya Hassanain - Real time detection of medication interaction using VB.NET
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Logger For .Net; The latest VB.NET ebooks from informIT;
Best Mobile article of May 2013
Houssem_Dellai - Android vs Windows Phone
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; CodeProject Mousepad; The latest Mobile ebooks from informIT; ComponentOne Studio Enterprise;
Best Web Dev article of May 2013
Raul Iloc - MVC Basic Site: Step 4 – jqGrid Integration in MVC 4.0 using AJAX, JSON, jQuery, LINQ, and Serialization
Prizes: SmartOutline 2010; The latest Web Dev ebooks from informIT; Spread WPF-Silverlight; JArchitect;
Best overall article of May 2013
Shivprasad koirala - Five Great .NET Framework 4.5 Features
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; Hyper Build; Spread .NET;

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Weekly Poll Results

What will be your next primary development machine?

Survey period: 17 Jun 2013 to 24 Jun 2013

My beige desktop is on its last legs. If you're in my situation what would you buy?

Traditional desktop machine (Tower and separate monitor)68251.75682 votes, 51.75%
I'll wait for the new Mac Pro413.1141 votes, 3.11%
Large Laptop29922.69299 votes, 22.69%
Small laptop or Ultrabook17313.13173 votes, 13.13%
All-in-One PC or iMac594.4859 votes, 4.48%
Small Mini-PC (eg Zotac or Mac-mini)90.689 votes, 0.68%
Tiny Mini/Micro-PC (eg Raspberry Pi or Android mini)70.537 votes, 0.53%
My phone + keyboard and monitor adapter251.9025 votes, 1.90%
Other231.7523 votes, 1.75%

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Most popular new articles

17 Jun 2013 - 23 Jun 2013


    Choosing the Right Charting Component for Your Enterprise Product

    Today, your end users need real-time access to relevant information pertaining to their business, even when they are on the move. Your products need to process and visualize heaps of data in the form of charts, reports, and dashboards. What you need need is a charting component that not only provides the correct visualization for the data, but also builds an immersive experience for your end-user.

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Latest Additions

105 articles overall. 29 new, 76 updated.

New articles added

C / C++ Language


Client side scripting

Code Generation

Dialogs and Windows

Grid & Data Controls


  • A Coder Interview With Maureen McElaney - CodeProject
    Welcome to our continuing series of Code Project interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Maureen McElaney, who’s just getting started as a dev, but already contributing to the community.

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

Threads, Processes & IPC

Web Security


Articles updated

.NET Framework

  • PVS.AVPlayer - Peter Vegter
    MCI wrapper class library for .NET developers

Algorithms & Recipes


Applications & Tools


  • TwitterBootstrapMvc - Dmitry A. Efimenko
    Fluent implementation of ASP.NET-MVC HTML helpers for Twitter Bootstrap.

  • AJAX Event Calendar (Scheduler) for ASP.NET MVC in 80 Lines of Code - Dan Letecky
    How to build an AJAX Event Calendar (Scheduler) using the open-source DayPilot Lite for ASP.NET MVC library (Apache Software License 2.0).

  • Custom Membership Providers - Karthik. A
    This article concentrates on implementing forms authentication for an ASP.NET MVC application.

  • ASP.NET MVC Custom Model Binder - Ritesh Ramesh
    MVC custom binding.

  • Using ASP.Net WebAPI with Web Forms - mako_123
    Asp.Net WebAPI is a framework for building RESTful HTTP services which can be used across a wide range of clients including web, phone and desktop applications. With WebAPI we can use XML and JSON to send and retrieve data from the service. The use of Json or XML makes it quite flexible to be used [

  • jQGrid PDF Export - Thanigainathan.S
    Export your content from jQGrid to PDF format with less pain using iTextSharp.


C / C++ Language


Client side scripting


  • hOOt - full text search engine - Mehdi Gholam
    Smallest full text search engine (lucene replacement) built from scratch using inverted WAH bitmap index, highly compact storage, operating in database and document modes

Design and Architecture

General Graphics

Grid & Data Controls

Hardware & System

Internet / Network


  • Java Class Viewer - AmosShi
    Watch the Java class file visually & interactively for the meaning of every byte



Macros and Add-ins



  • RaptorDB - the Document Store - Mehdi Gholam
    NoSql, JSON based, Document store database with compiled .net map functions and automatic hybrid bitmap indexing and LINQ query filters (now with standalone Server mode, Backup and Active Restore, Transactions, Server side queries, MonoDroid support)

SharePoint Server

Shell and IE programming

Site & Server Management

Threads, Processes & IPC

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added


Client side scripting

Mobile Development

SharePoint Server


Tips and Tricks updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

C / C++ Language


Internet / Network


  • ColourGrabber2 - rbrunton
    Using Windows hooks to capture mouse action.

Programming Tips

String handling

Threads, Processes & IPC

Windows Security


New Technical Blogs added

.NET Framework

  • CLR Journey from PInvoke to WinRT - Girish J Jain
    In this blog post, I am going to talk about Microsoft .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) journey from its early days to latest Windows Runtime (WinRT) platform, which is released with Windows 8.


  • A Simplified Guide to Understanding Recursion - Steven855
    For many beginning computer science students, the idea of recursion is difficult to grasp. I wager that some more experienced computer science students or even some seasoned developers out of college and already out in the field don't really grasp the idea of recursion. As an f.y.i., I use "function

Content Management Server

  • CI with Jenkins, MSBuild, Nuget and Git part 4 - marcofranssen
    In part 1, 2 and 3 I showed you how to create a simple MSBuild script and how to execute it from the command line. We had a look at how to clean your output directories, download the Nuget packages, compile your code, run MSpec tests and creating a code coverage report. In this last part [...]The po

Game Development



SQL Reporting Services

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Security

Technical Blogs updated

.NET Framework

  • Extend your VBA code with C#, VB.NET, or C++/CLI - Pragmateek
    Interfacing VBA and .NET is a relatively straightforward process.

  • A complete Impersonation Demo in C#.NET - Wayne Ye
    Under some scenarios we need impersonate another Windows account and do some work under that user’s session, for example: An enterprise ASP.NET web application provides server administrators’ ability to access the server under some specific privilege set; Server admin input their NT account informat

Charts, Graphs and Images

  • Convert a PDF into a series of images using C# and GhostScript - Richard James Moss
    An application I was recently working on received PDF files from a webservice which it then needed to store in a database. I wanted the ability to display previews of these documents within the application. While there are a number of solutions for creating PDF files from C#, options for viewing a P

Programming Tips

  • You should unit test your controller, NOT! - Adam Tibi
    One of the MVC mantras is that it allows unit testing your controllers. But, that doesn't mean you should. In my opinion, you should focus your unit testing valuable effort in more effective areas as the controller, if done right, doesn't require unit testing.

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