10/01/2004

October 2004 - Customize .NET Controls

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. Plus mastering VS.NET's dynamic properties, using flexible queries, build your own app setting class and more.


VSM Cover Story

Design Reusable Custom Controls

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.


In-Depth

Access Web Data Programmatically

Use the power of the DHTML Document Object Model to access elements of your Web Browser documents and automate data gathering.


Desktop Developer

Master VS.NET's Dynamic Properties

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.


Developer Product Briefs

Product Listings

Check out the latest add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, including one that lets you add mapping functionality to your apps.


Editor's Note

Providing Added Security -- at a Price

Patrick on the new XP patch.


Getting Started

Build Your Own App Settings Class

Learn how to create your own application settings class by leveraging the FileInfo, HashTable, XMLReader, and XMLWriter classes.


Guest Opinion

Can XP SP2 Protect Your Users?

Modify your applications so they run smoothly with Windows XP SP2, and better understand the issues that are motivating these changes in the OS.


The Smart Client's Revenge

Clients might insist on a Web interface, but a smart client's benefits can often outweigh those of an ASP.NET-based app.


Letters from Readers

Part-Time Programming Doesn't Equal Mediocrity

The stereotype that hobbyists perform mediocre work is damaging. Value comes in delivering solutions in a timely manner, regardless of the tools, steps, or people used to achieve it.


First Looks

Ease Network Coding

IP*Works! V6 .NET Edition from /n software provides a suite of components that implement well-known and emerging Internet protocols without degrading application performance.


Model Your Development

Rational XDE Developer Plus provides comprehensive support for Unified Modeling Language (UML) design and implementation on a variety of development platforms.


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