In-Depth Features


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Books: Develop UIs in C#

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

Build a Longhorn App

Longhorn includes significant changes that will affect developers, from how it handles graphics to how it stores data. Learn how to create a simple Longhorn app.

Longhorn's Architecture

Longhorn is the next major version of Microsoft's Windows operating system for consumers. These architectural models show how everything fits together.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Do You Need Multiple Forests?

One forest is easier to manage than multiple forests, but it might not be secure enough.

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

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

Monitor Your Systems Easily

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

Longhorn: The Base Operating System

The complex model for Longhorn's base operating system illustrates how Microsoft has organized it, as well as where any piece you're interested in fits into the larger view.

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.