In-Depth Features


Getting Started With PKI

Computer networks allow people to share resources, but computer security prevents access to resources. How to decide if you need PKI, and a step-by-step guide to installing PKI on your servers.

Create a .NET-J2EE Shared Database

Create a shared database to provide interoperability between .NET and J2EE platforms, then extend it with a notification level between platforms.

Finding a Home for Application Security

Traffic-management switches are quickly becoming easier to deploy and support, with greater intelligence to repel more sophisticated application attacks

Books: Master WinForms Programming

With the ease of deployment for .NET applications, WinForms are once again a viable solution for large deployment environments. If you're considering WinForm programming, Windows Forms Programming in Visual Basic .NET is a must-have.

Speed Up Your ASP.NET Pages

Users will notice how much faster your Web pages and sites run when you apply these seven ASP.NET tips to your coding.

Transfer Files Over the Internet

Use FTP or HTTP POST to transfer files over the Internet with .NET. Also learn how to secure a database Connection string.

Five Layers of Defense

You can adapt the logical perimeter network design to suit your own access requirements, but most common requirements are met with this design.

Books: Elevate VB.NET With Power Coding

Visual Basic .NET Power Coding offers concise discussion and helpful examples of VB.NET's most complex topics, such as delegates, threading, remoting, Reflection, and security.

Build Menus Dynamically

Enhance your UIs' flexibility with dynamic coding that uses runtime conditions to determine menu behavior.

Q&A: Use Word's Spell Checker in .NET

Use Word's spell check from within your .NET application.

Bind Data to WinForms Controls

Display data programmatically with only a few lines of code, using the databinding features built into the .NET Framework's WinForms controls.

Serialize Arrays and ArrayLists to XML

The XmlSerializer class provides a great way to convert objects to XML and back. However, it can be difficult to serialize collections such as Arrays and ArrayLists properly unless you know a few tricks.

Avalon: The Longhorn Presentation Layer

Avalon is a core part of Microsoft's presentation layer for its next major version of Windows, code-named Longhorn. Drill down on what it contains in this architecture model.

Books: Develop UIs in C#

Chris Sells shows you how to develop user interfaces in .NET in his book, Windows Forms Programming in C#.

WinFS: The Longhorn Data Layer

WinFS offers new ways to interact with data that redefine how the operations system offers up data. Check out what's new with a snapshot of its current architecture model.

Display Label Controls Vertically

Take advantage of the GDI+ graphics library to change the orientation of the label controls in an application; also, use Word's spell check from within your .NET application.

Indigo: The Longhorn Communications Layer

Indigo is the core for communication in the next generation of Windows, code-named Longhorn. This model of its architecture gives you a good sense of what to expect from it.

Get a Grip on Longhorn

The upcoming Windows version's refactored API and new graphics-presentation model, storage subsystem, and messaging services will bring development opportunities -- and challenges.

Monitor Your Systems Easily

Use free tools from Microsoft to monitor your systems and make sure they are running properly

Books: .NET Impacts Existing Patterns

.NET Patterns by Christian Thilmany shows you how the .NET Framework impacts existing patterns, which are recurring solutions to software design problems. The author covers patterns in detail, focusing on exception handling and logging the most.