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Weekly Poll Results

Which hardware platforms are you targeting directly?

Survey period: 13 Aug 2012 to 20 Aug 2012

Are you writing your apps to play nicely with a specific laptop, writing the next killer iPhone game, or maybe writing code for a RAD750 on holiday on Mars?

Smartphones or PDA30728.96307 votes, 28.96%
Tablets / eBook reader23021.70230 votes, 21.70%
Game consoles312.9231 votes, 2.92%
Ultrabooks / laptops29427.74294 votes, 27.74%
Desktop91686.42916 votes, 86.42%
Mainframe565.2856 votes, 5.28%
Supercomputer312.9231 votes, 2.92%
Embedded / Peripherals12812.08128 votes, 12.08%
Wearable computer (Watch, head-mounted etc)181.7018 votes, 1.70%
Other726.7972 votes, 6.79%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

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Most popular new articles

13 Aug 2012 - 19 Aug 2012

Latest Additions

98 articles overall. 25 new, 73 updated.

New articles added

Algorithms & Recipes



Design and Architecture

Office Development

SharePoint Server

Solutions Center

Third Party Products and Tools

Windows Presentation Foundation

  • Making a Multi-threaded C# 4.0 App to Download Unique Images - sbarnes
    This article covers some details and issues in making an application used with Internet Explorer to download only unique images to a chosen folder. DUIapp creates and maintains an index in the folder to include unique and exclude duplicate images selected from IE web pages.

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes


Applications & Tools


ASP.NET Controls

Audio and Video

C / C++ Language


C++ / CLI


Custom Controls


  • 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)

  • MySqlBackup.NET - MySQL Backup Solution for C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET - adriancs
    Unicode, UTF8 character backup and restore of MySQL database in C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET

  • SQL Framework - Abdul Quader Mamun
    Framework makes application more organized and efficient way to coding. It is helpful for newly assigned developer to understand code structure within a short time. It is essential for large application.

  • Implementing multi-level trees in MS SQL Server - Duong Ba Hong Minh
    A good way to setup and install a multi-tree level structure by using a MS SQL Server database.

  • Understanding Table Joins using SQL - sirama2004
    Joins are useful for bringing data together from different tables based on their database relations. First we will see how the join operates between tables. Then we will explore the Order of Execution when Join and where condition both exists. Finally we will move our exploration to the Importance o

  • An Alternative to Sync Data from SQL Server to MySQL - scott_liu
    It employs a dynamic trigger, a CLR Stored Procedure, and a Web Service to sync data from a MS SQL Server to MySQL.

  • Quick SQL Server Auditing Setup - Andy Taw
    Setting up a lightweight audit function for a SQL Server db.

Dialogs and Windows

  • Win32 Window Minimal - Jani Mäkinen
    Getting started with Win32 programming through creating a window with minimum code and complexity

  • Window docker application - MR. AngelMendez
    A versatile program that allows users to dock most windows into the program and keeps it in the topmost layer of the screen.

DLLs & Assemblies

  • Creating and consuming MFC DLLs for Beginners - Imran Ebrahim
    The objective of this tutorial is to demonstrate in a step by step manner how to build and call methods present in a DLL using Visual C++ 6.0. We are going to develop a DLL that takes in a string as input parameter and returns the string prefixed with a "Hello".

Edit Controls

  • Improved RichTextBox - IRTB - Juan R. Huertas
    This article describes a simple way to implement Line Numbering, HighLight Line and show current Line and Column

Game Development

General Graphics

Hardware & System


Internet / Network


  • WinFormsX Part 1 of n - Florian Rappl
    A look at some of the exciting methods of the Windows Forms Extension library, like animations, graphic helpers, and a modern UI form.


Mobile Development

  • Pairs game - PavolSatala
    How to create a pairs game for about 90% of Smartphones?

Other .NET Languages

Solutions Center

String handling

Web Security

Win32/64 SDK & OS

Windows Powershell

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added



Client side scripting


Grid & Data Controls


  • Numeric Pattern Painter - marshalDavout
    Draws a sequence of ascending numbers evenly spaced on a grid system for use on game maps and such.

SharePoint Server

Tips and Tricks updated


  • How to fetch KLOUT score - Bangla Gopal Surya
    The steps to follow to use the KLOUT Service to fetch a KLOUT score using .NET.


General Graphics


SharePoint Server

Trace and Logs


Windows Phone 7

New Technical Blogs added


  • Application Pool identity and Directory Security in IIS6 - Sebastian Solnica
    In today’s post I will describe different security settings of the application pool and the IIS6 directory. It’s not always easy to guess which permissions must be set on system folders and files in order to make the application run … Continue reading →


  • Beware of switch - Andrei Rinea
    I am by no means against any of the instructions which exist in C#, including goto (wow, I said that). Each of them can have its place and its normal use in an application. However things can be abused and …Read more »

Cryptography & Security


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