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Best C# Article of October 2014

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Each month at CodeProject we gather together the best of the articles submitted the previous month and ask our readers to choose the best of the best. Entry is automatic - just submit you articke and we'll do the rest.

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Current Entries

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3 Oct 2014John Atten
When working with ASP.NET Web Api from a .NET client, one of the more confounding things can be handling the case where errors are returned from the Api. Specifically, unwrapping the various types of errors which may be returned from a specific API action method, and translating the error content in
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22 Oct 2014Mathew Soji
This tip guides through implementing a basic REST based Web API service with multiple GET methods and its consumption using JQuery client
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6 Oct 2014Nick Cosentino
Are you excited to get your Myo armband from Thalmic Labs? If you're a C# developer, then check out this open source library to help you control your Myo! The post appeared first on http://www.DevLeader.ca.
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18 May 2017Yuriy Magurdumov
Lazy Joining and Grouping IEnumerable extensions for ordered sequences
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9 Oct 2014Louie Bacaj
Web API was introduced and was recently streamlined into Web API 2.0. This framework is heaven for C#/.NET services developers. It allows you to get a RESTful API in .NET up and running in less than an hour. As you'll see it's also just as easy to consume that API in another programming language.
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16 Oct 2014Gaurav Aroraa
In this step-by-step article, we will discuss all about CRUD (Create Read Update Delete) operations with Web API using Repository pattern.
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22 Oct 2014Kalvin Lawrence Ernst
Generate a web app instantly, directly from a database(SQL Server)
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14 Oct 2014Gediminas Geigalas
Optional parameter visibility in C#
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7 Oct 2014Milad Ashrafi
We need this script for database based ASP.NET websites for using HTML content in post pages.
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24 Oct 2014Yvan Rodrigues
Quickly count the number of pages in a collection of PDF documents
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29 Oct 2014Steffen Ploetz
Currently none of the big Linux/Unix (X11) GUI application frameworks (GTK+, KDE) support XAML based application development. The Moonlight project (including XAML support) was abandoned on May 29, 2012. This article shows 'how to' a XAML based ribbon application with the Roma Widget Set (Xrw) in C#
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10 Oct 2014Steffen Ploetz
Currently none of the big Linux/Unix (X11) GUI application frameworks (GTK+, KDE) support XAML based application development. The Moonlight project (including XAML support) was abandoned on May 29, 2012. This article shows 'how to' a XAML based dialog application with the Roma Widget Set (Xrw) in C#
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1 Oct 2014Yuriy Magurdumov
PropertyMapper allows mapping object properties to string keys and accessing property values based on those string keys
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30 Oct 2014Mathew Burnett
A very simple program to kill all network interfaces if your VPN goes down.
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5 Oct 2014morzel
How to shoot paintball marker with relay, Arduino and .NET Winforms
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9 Mar 2015Steffen Ploetz
How to get out the maximum from the Roma widget set in C# efficiently without dependencies to GUI frameworks like GTK or KDE. Short introduction of the widgets.
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10 Oct 2014Gerardo Recinto
Virtualization of RAM & Disk for high-speed, low-footprint & scalable data caching
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12 Oct 2014Dukhabandhu Sahoo
Know how to exclude types from the Model in Entity Framework Code First
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24 Oct 2014Syed M Hussain
A custom Windows InputDialog to capture user input
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12 Oct 2014Aldonis55
A simple Silverlight application that shows how to apply Jeff Wilcox's UniformGrid control to a bound collection.
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13 Oct 2014S.Prateek
A fast draw to make a rating control for Windows Phone 8.1
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16 Oct 2014Gaurav Aroraa
Covariance and contravariance in C# 4.0
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23 Oct 2014Thomas Mahlberg
This tip describes how to handle BusyIndication and progress report in an MVVM project for several scenarios.
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26 Oct 2014Gaurav Aroraa
How to define Func in C#
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22 Oct 2014S.Prateek
This is a fun and short tutorial to try face detection on Windows Phone using FaceDetectionWP8 library.
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26 Oct 2014Bimaln
Describe about the SOAP message in WCF with example.
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16 Oct 2014Geoff Arnold
fter participating in an earlier Intel contest, developer Dave Gannon took on these challenges, coming back with a vengeance with Wormhole Pinball, the winning app in the games category in the Intel App Innovation Contest 2013 in partnership with the Intel® Developer Zone.
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5 Oct 2014Scott Kuhl
Use WinJS 3.0 to create a cross-browser web app that can also be extended as a native Windows app.
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7 Oct 2014Muhammad Muddasar Yamin
This tip is about the development Leap Motion integrated Windows 8.1 metro apps using C#
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16 Oct 2014Gaurav Aroraa
In our previous posts we learned ‘What is S.O.L.I.D. Programming Principles and a detailed explanation with code of Single Responsibility Principle, Open/closed Principle, Liskov Substitution Principle and Interface Segregation Principle.
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16 Oct 2014Gaurav Aroraa
In our previous posts we learned ‘What is S.O.L.I.D. Programming Principles and a detailed explanation with code of Single Responsibility Principle, Open/closed Principle and Liskov Substitution Principle.
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19 Oct 2014Mario Vernari
Numpad's decimal point correction for WPF
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21 Oct 2014greggma
Demonstrates how to extend RX with fluent extensions using an synchronised, pausable and batch observable.
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23 Oct 2014BrokenEvent
.NET WinForms Tray icon implemenation with Win7 and Vista features: GUID identification, large custom icons, custom UI instead of the hint, etc.
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30 Oct 2014Member 11191468
Custom Elements – The Transformative Spec of Web Components
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5 Oct 2014sebastianrogers
Minimum possible client
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8 Oct 2014Israel Sant'Anna
This is an alternative for "Links with arbitrary text in a RichTextBox".
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24 Oct 2014Wastedtalent
Part 2 of creating a dynamic WPF menu
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24 Oct 2014Wastedtalent
Part 1 of how to create a dynamic WPF menu
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29 Oct 2014rlsdumont
Comparing two objects: how hard can it be?
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25 Oct 2014Marc Clifton
No word has a value that can be identified independently of what else is in its vicinity.
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24 Nov 2014Darko Jurić
Fast object detection by template matching
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15 Oct 2014Callum Linington (UK)
My way of diminishing the need to write out all those angular script files
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15 Sep 2015Darko Jurić
Portable generic image library for C#
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26 Oct 2014Bimaln
Describe about the SOAP message in WCF with example.
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6 Nov 2014Nicolas Dorier
Build all transactions with the TransactionBuilder : P2SH, P2PK, P2PKH, Multi Sig, Stealth, Colored Coins
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21 Oct 2014Steven T. Schowiak
This article will describe and demonstrate a technique for resizing and storing image files on the local file system and image meta data in SQL Server using ASP.NET 4.51.
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14 Oct 2014Mario Majčica
When and how to use the Callback method on Moq in your unit tests.
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2 Dec 2014Mauro Sampietro
Winforms animation

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

Software Developer
United States United States
Developing Silverlight applications and other C# tools. Experience with other high level languages such as VB and Python. 3+ years with C#.
Software Developer Mindfire Solutions
India India
Software engineer in Mindfire Solutions.
Software Developer Broken Event
Ukraine Ukraine
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I've just started out on my career path. I use .NET technologies and JavaScript.
Software Developer
United States United States
Woong Gyu La had been working as a software developer for over 8 years.
His personal interests are improving his personal projects,

EpLibrary (Visual C++ Utility Library)
https://github.com/juhgiyo/EpLibrary[^]

EpOraLibrary (Oracle OCI Wrapper Library for Visual C++)
https://github.com/juhgiyo/EpOraLibrary[^]

EpServerEngine (Visual C++ WinSock Server/Client Engine)
https://github.com/juhgiyo/EpServerEngine[^]

And other projects can be found at
https://github.com/juhgiyo?tab=repositories[^]

Finally, my other articles can be found at
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/juhgiyo#articles[^]

You can contact me at juhgiyo@gmail.com[^]
Software Developer
Croatia Croatia
Software Developer - image processing with application in modern browser applications. Author of the freely available libraries:
Team Leader Microsoft
United States United States
I'm a software engineering professional with a decade of hands-on experience creating software and managing engineering teams. I graduated from the University of Waterloo in Honours Computer Engineering in 2012.

I started blogging at http://www.devleader.ca in order to share my experiences about leadership (especially in a startup environment) and development experience. Since then, I have been trying to create content on various platforms to be able to share information about programming and engineering leadership.

My Social:
YouTube: https://youtube.com/@DevLeader
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@devleader
Blog: http://www.devleader.ca/
GitHub: https://github.com/ncosentino/
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ncosentino
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DevLeaderCa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevLeaderCa
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/dev.leader
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickcosentino
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I have developed web applications using ASP.NET Web Forms, MVC, Web API, Entity Framework, SQL Server, LINQ, C#, jQuery, BootStrap UI and few other related libraries and tools.

Apart from programming, I love to watch cricket matches.
Architect
India India
There is no age limit for learning and its never late, to start.
Software Developer (Senior)
Lithuania Lithuania
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
United States United States
Microsoft Alumnus (Software Design Engineer)
I'm just fresh off from a software eng'g gig & is looking forward to my next.
Pls. do drop me a line @gerardorecinto@yahoo.com if interested or having any question/feedback on these Open Source projects.

I'm excited to help/volunteer my services.
Have a great day!
Technical Lead
United Kingdom United Kingdom
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Student
Brazil Brazil
I better understand machines than human beings...
Software Developer XIV Solutions
United States United States
My name is John Atten, and my username on many of my online accounts is xivSolutions. I am Fascinated by all things technology and software development. I work mostly with C#, Javascript/Node.js, Various flavors of databases, and anything else I find interesting. I am always looking for new information, and value your feedback (especially where I got something wrong!)
Software Developer (Senior) KalFabriq
Australia Australia
Blazor wasm expert.

Many years experience in developing software for Government, Health, Biotech enterprises.
Early adopter of .NET platform, with over 10 years hands-on experience in ASP.NET.
Solid track record of successful project management and technology implementation.
Highly skilled in SQL Server and Oracle, design, installation and management.
Proficient in gathering user’s requirements and writing technical specifications.
Conducted training in various technologies and acted as a mentor.

Have recently developed an ASP.NET MVC code generator tool to fast track the development of
common application functions.
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Louie Bacaj is a Senior Software Engineer with an M.S. in computer science; experienced scaling multi-million dollar software projects to several tier 1 financial institutions. Passionate about technology, fitness, and an active blogger over at http://louiebacaj.com
Architect Interacx
United States United States
Blog: https://marcclifton.wordpress.com/
Home Page: http://www.marcclifton.com
Research: http://www.higherorderprogramming.com/
GitHub: https://github.com/cliftonm

All my life I have been passionate about architecture / software design, as this is the cornerstone to a maintainable and extensible application. As such, I have enjoyed exploring some crazy ideas and discovering that they are not so crazy after all. I also love writing about my ideas and seeing the community response. As a consultant, I've enjoyed working in a wide range of industries such as aerospace, boatyard management, remote sensing, emergency services / data management, and casino operations. I've done a variety of pro-bono work non-profit organizations related to nature conservancy, drug recovery and women's health.
Software Developer (Senior)
Netherlands Netherlands
An accomplished software engineer specialized in object-oriented design and analysis on Microsoft .NET platform with extensive experience in the full life cycle of the software design process.
Experienced in agile software development via scrum and kanban frameworks supported by the TFS ALM environment and JIRA. In depth know how on all automation process leading to continuous integration, deployment and feedback.
Additionally, I have a strong hands-on experience on deploying and administering Microsoft Team Foundation Server (migrations, builds, deployment, branching strategies, etc.).
Software Developer (Senior) CET Electronics
Italy Italy
Played with transistors and ICs before being ten. First approaches to programming (PET Commodore) in the early '80.
Then AppleSoft, TurboPascal, Assembler and VisualBasic.
Currently employed at CET Electronics as lead software developer, involved in creation of industrial control systems.
Loving graphics technologies, I had some great time with SVG.
Since 2006 my primary language is C#, where I am focusing on WPF.
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer
India India
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer
Italy Italy
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Technical Writer WordPrax Ltd.
United States United States
Ben Wilson is an enthusiastic WordPress Blogger and Senior technical Writer at WordPrax Ltd.,a Wordpress development company. He is able to manage many projects regards to converting sites to Wordpress theme and deliver it with time bound period.
Software Developer (Senior)
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer
Poland Poland
Software Developer
Pakistan Pakistan
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer Freelance
France France
I am currently the CTO of Metaco, we are leveraging the Bitcoin Blockchain for delivering financial services.

I also developed a tool to make IaaS on Azure more easy to use IaaS Management Studio.

If you want to contact me, go this way Smile | :)
Software Developer (Junior)
Brazil Brazil
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer Vizrt Bangladesh
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Microsoft MVP, Ex Microsoft Student Partner, Windows Phone Enthusiast, Creepy Follower of .net resources.
Technical Lead US Bank Community Development Corp
United States United States
Software developer and co-organizer of the St. Louis Metro East .NET User Group.
Satellite Provider Satellite Provider
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
CEO Symbioworld GmbH
Germany Germany
I am currently the CEO of Symbioworld GmbH and as such responsible for personnel management, information security, data protection and certifications. Furthermore, as a senior programmer, I am responsible for the automatic layout engine, the simulation (Activity Based Costing), the automatic creation of Word/RTF reports and the data transformation in complex migration projects.

The main focus of my work as a programmer is the development of Microsoft Azure Services using C# and Visual Studio.

Privately, I am interested in C++ and Linux in addition to C#. I like the approach of open source software and like to support OSS with own contributions.
Software Developer (Senior) HP Enterprise Services
United States United States
A native Michigander, Steven is a Software Developer and Engineer with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services in Pontiac, Michigan and is currently assigned to Detroit Diesel Corporation, Detroit Michigan. He has been working in Information Technology in a variety of industries around the U.S. since 1995 after receiving a B.S. degree in Information Systems at Tarleton State University, Stephenville Texas, and an A.A.S. degree in Business Programming at Central Texas College, Killeen Texas. Prior to college, he served in the United States Army for over eight years overseas and at Fort Hood, Texas and participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is the proud father of daughter Tina, a Special Education Teacher, and granddaughter Mia.
Web Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer
Germany Germany
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Engineer Robotic Assistance Devices / AITX
Canada Canada
Yvan Rodrigues has 30 years of experience in information systems and software development for the industry. He is Senior Concept Designer at Robotic Assistance Devices

He is a Certified Technician (C.Tech.), a professional designation granted by the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario (IETO).

Yvan draws on experience as owner of Red Cell Innovation Inc., Mabel's Labels Inc. as Manager of Systems and Development, the University of Waterloo as Information Systems Manager, and OTTO Motors as Senior Systems Engineer and Senior Concept Designer.

Yvan is currently focused on design of embedded systems.

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
  5. No cheating, lying, plagiarizing articles, chicanery, or kicking.
  6. Articles may only be considered for a single category. If an article is eligible for multiple categories (for example, it pertains to both the C# and Web Dev categories), CodeProject editors and judges will decide which category the article shall be entered in.
  7. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
  9. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  10. In the event an article has multiple authors and/or contributors, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  11. In the event of a tie,  the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  12. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
  13. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  15. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  16. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias and any submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by CodeProject.
  17. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of CodeProject or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

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