ASP.NET 2.0's master pages can help you develop consistent Web apps without the additional overhead of include files, user controls, or third-party add-ins.
Master the art of loading and saving configuration files using Visual Studio .NET. Also, learn about planned changes in VS.NET 2005.
- By Francesco Balena
Export the content of your ASP.NET pages to standard Office document types to avoid having to create separate reports.
- By Brian Eshelman
Once limited to the domain of C++ and MFC programmers, Windows Services can now be a key part of your .NET applications' infrastructure. Learn how to create a Windows Service application to provide monitoring for your .NET apps.
Drill down on some under-documented techniques for using resource files in your .NET apps, and learn to customize these files for different customers.
- By Francesco Balena and Guiseppe DiMauro
Network Programming in .NET: With C# and Visual Basic .NET shows you how to accomplish network-based programming in .NET using well-known protocols or ones you create yourself.
- By Mark Collins-Cope
Learn everything you need to know to write self-validating Windows Forms controls using regular expressions and inheritance.
- By Michael Kennedy
Increase your users' perceived performance of your .NET application by using multithreading.
Learn how to debug applications running on the Internet, embed resources in the assembly manifest, and use regular expressions to filter out duplicates.
- By Francesco Balena and Enrico Sabbadin
Pass a user control from Windows Form to Windows Form to rearrange your graphical user interface (GUI) layout without needing to reinitialize the shared user control and more.
- By Michael Kennedy
Users expect to find popup-style windows, irregularly shaped forms, and collapsible and dockable controls in a robust application. Learn how to implement the three features that can make or break your next Windows Forms app's UI.
- By Andrew Flick and Jason Beres
Sorting provides users with logical views of information. Learn how to implement and customize the sorting features your collections provide.
Learn to parse fixed-length files and delimited text files, detect when a key combination is pressed, and change the style of the Web control that has the input focus.
- By Francesco Balena and Marco Bellinaso
Use Microsoft Speech Server 2004 and its new Speech Applications SDK to improve the user experience in your speech apps.