Build custom controls that can inherit from existing .NET controls, add custom properties to inherited controls, and support reuse in any app that needs them.
Use Microsoft Speech Server 2004 and its new Speech Applications SDK to improve the user experience in your speech apps.
S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, speaks to VSM about the future of Visual Studio, including the lifecycle-management tools.
- By Patrick Meader
Use the power of the DHTML Document Object Model to access elements of your Web Browser documents and automate data gathering.
Set up applications to configure at run time using the VS.NET Dynamic Properties functionality-and even add some tricks the .NET Framework doesn't support yet.
- By Sushil Srivastava
Use the OwnerDraw capabilities of the Microsoft Windows GDI+ to add gradient colors to controls and ListBox items, add rounded edges to controls, and manage the size and color of ListBox items.
Learn how to customize TabControl components. The author shows you how to fix shortcut keys on TabControl and hide and show TabControl pages.
ASP.NET's Repeater, DataList, and DataGrid controls display data in a tabular format with various features. Learn which control is the best fit for your app.
Use the .NET Compact Framework to write an application for sending SMS messages on Bluetooth-enabled Pocket PCs.
- By Wei-Meng Lee
Use Microsoft's TerraService and MapPoint Web Services to start your own VS.NET-based mapping projects.
- By Roger Jennings
Track changes in files using XML datasets with the DiffGram format. This format lets you track what has changed, and what hasn't.
Use PropertyGrid to edit complex data structures by adding custom user interface editors.
C# now provides many of the features VB developers have enjoyed for years. Learn how to plug the rest of VB's power into your C# apps.
- By Daniel Appleman
From confidentiality, integrity, and availability to authentication, authorization, and audit, find out how you can employ best practices to make Web services secure.
- By Mark O'Neill