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Learn MVC (Model View Controller) step by step in 7 days – Day 1
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Holiday week in North America

Canada Day and July 4 are happening this week, and with them being on a Tuesday and Thursday respectively, we're expecting a lot of 24hr colds and flu happening this Monday and Friday. When in Rome, as they say, so we're going to be having a quiet week in our Toronto office enjoying actual, real, wearm weather this week and cleaning out our inboxes. Happy first week of July everyone.

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Latest Additions

147 articles overall. 76 new, 71 updated.

New articles added



C / C++ Language


Client side scripting


Design and Architecture

Desktop Gadgets

  • A simple Compass - Philipp Katscher
    How to draw a compass and feed it with NMEA device data (i.e. a GPS Compass)

Dialogs and Windows

  • A Windows 8 WPF Ribbon - Alexander Wieser
    The articles showcases a Windows 8 themed WPF Ribbon inspired by Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2013.

General Graphics

Grid & Data Controls


Office Development

  • Generate Access Reports from Tables - Bhis
    Back in 2008, I was doing some freelance work and had a chance to work on this MS Access Report project. The client dealt with employee benefits, claims, and payment reimbursements.


SharePoint Server

SQL Reporting Services

Tools and IDE

  • ViewFile and Head Tools - gggustafson
    This article presents two tools, ViewFile and Head, that provide a dump of the contents of a file

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Windows 8 Design

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

Articles updated

.NET Framework


Algorithms & Recipes

Applications & Tools


Audio and Video

Bugs & Workarounds

  • Why We Should Love 'null' - ChristianNeumanns
    This article looks at popular techniques used to avoid null pointer errors and answers the question: Which is the best solution you should use in your code?

  • Zeta Long Paths - Uwe Keim
    A .NET library to access files and directories with more than 260 characters length




Internet / Network




String handling

Trace and Logs


Web Services

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Amazon Web Services

  • The Web Services I Use - Richard Penman
    A few friends asked me what web services I use to run my business so I am writing this to point people in future.



C / C++ Language



Design and Architecture


  • Slow LINQ Methods - George Jonsson
    LINQ methods can be slow inside loops as this little demo shows.



Programming Tips

Web Services

Work Issues

Tips and Tricks updated




Uncategorised Tips and Tricks

Windows Powershell

Windows Runtime

New Technical Blogs added

.NET Framework

  • Building your first MVC application with Entity Framework - Imran Abdul Ghani
    Before we start implementing an ASP.NET MVC application using Entity Framework, lets first understand few related concepts. Microsoft Entity Framework is basically an ORM (Object Relational Mapping) framework. So, what is an ORM? In most of the cases when working with database driven application, we


  • ASP.Net MVC – Different kinds of Templated Helpers - Arun Ramachandran India
    CodeProject In the last blog post, we have discussed about HiddenInput and ReadOnly attributes in ASP.Net MVC. You can read that article here. In this article we will go over different kinds of Templated Helpers.  Templated Helpers are introduced in MVC 2. These built in Templated Helpers can be bro

  • FIFA world cup 2014 with Angular.js & ASP.NET – Part- II - Rajat-Indiandotnet
    Dear Friends, In last post part 1 ,we learnt how to use Angular.js. Now in this post we are moving further as I shared we will do some more interesting thing here. In this demo I have created same type of JSON as we have created in last post but it has some more values […]


  • Running services in long lived applications in .NET - jgauffin
    You have probably created a windows service or other types of applications where you have code which need to be run in the background to not block the main thread. To do that you have different types of solutions in … Continue reading →


  • DataGridView – Stacked Header – Export to HTML/Excel - Deepak-VS
    Done with implementing the stacked headers for DataGridView I was next asked to provide option to export data to Excel with same formatted headers. I had to choose between .NET Office library or simple HTML table based approach to represent data.  I chose the later because Excel reads the HTML table

Mobile Development

Other .NET Languages

  • Using Model to pass data to View in ASP.NET MVC - Imran Abdul Ghani
    Exploring multiple ways to pass data from Controller to View in an ASP.NET MVC application, so far we have covered following different approaches: Part 1 – Using ViewData & ViewBag Part 2 – Using TempData | TempData Vs Session Now in this part, we are going to implement another approach

Programming Tips

  • HTML5: Tips !!! - Sandeep Mewara
    Long time, since I have blogged. Specifically, this particular post – had all the details and wanted to post more than a year back. I guess, better late than never! Here are few of the HTML5 tips that might help while using it’s various features: HTML5 WebSocket Protocol is present only

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

  • OWASP Top 10 Risks: #1: Injection - Max R McCarty
    We all have probably witnessed (and had a good laugh) when commands have been mixed with data as in the case where the baker literally writes the instructions for the message as the cake message.  There isn’t much difference in this example and what is one of the core elements in what OWASP ha

SharePoint Server

Site & Server Management

Static & Panel Controls

  • Advantages of Making Your Methods Idempotent and Static in C# - Rob Kraft
    A method is idempotent when the same input(s) always return the same output.  This method is idempotent: This method is not idempotent: When adding methods to classes, many developers spend little time deciding if the method should be idempotent.  Making use of the properties in the class causes the

Testing and QA

  • #titanium #appcelerator testing with ti.mocha - aetheon
    I've recently start working with titanium building native mobile applications. Titanium provides you a javascript framework that is wired to native code and more important to native UI controls, trying this way to reduce the UI lag that you normally see on mobile browser application built using angu

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • DataGridView – Stacked Header - Deepak-VS
    DataGridView forms an integral part of any application and with specific needs of the applications, harnessing power of DataGridView is essential. I faced a similar scenario in a project where we had a DataGridView having more than hundred columns generated dynamically. The columns are generated bas

  • Starting to use Goroutines - Michael Banzon
    One of the key features of Go is goroutines. All it takes to run code concurrently is to prefix a function call with the word go and like magic – it runs concurrently! Concurrency introduces problems with synchronization – which is a common question when starting to program in Go. Check

Windows Communication Foundation

  • WCF Hosting in IIS Simplified - Imran Abdul Ghani
    It’s part-3 in series of WCF Hosting Tutorials and we are going to implement that how we can host a WCF Service in IIS (version 5 or 6)? We already have implemented the following in series: WCF Self Hosting in a Console Application WCF Hosting in Windows Service Microsoft introduced WCF (Windo

Windows Phone 7/8

  • OCD Windows Phone photogs, beware - BC3Tech
    I’m writing this blog post not only to educate, as I try to do with most of my posts, but also to alert the community and hopefully affect some change. If you have a Windows Phone that supports high-resolution photography (Lumia 1020, Icon), please keep reading. Last night my wife decided to plug he

Windows Workflow Foundation

  • How to automatically create Office 365 user accounts using SharePoint workflow - Anton Khritonenkov
    In this article I will show how to automate creation of Office 365 user accounts and granting permissions using SharePoint 2013 workflow. Creation of accounts and granting permissions for new employees is a part of daily tasks for many IT specialists. I would like to suggest approach how to automate

Technical Blogs updated

.NET Framework

  • How fast is .NET Garbage Collector? Part 2. - morzel
    Read the first part of the article if you haven’t done so already. Part 1 has a brief overview of what GC is and how it performs its magic. It contains a test of GC performance with regards to large array of bytes. You can also find there a detailed information about my test environment&hellip

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