07/01/2004

July 2004 - Update Large Datasets

Persist DataSets of lookup information as local XML files so disconnected laptop and Pocket PC users can search and update DataSets quickly. Plus Learn how to create and customize data-intensive tables in ASP.NET Web applications, 10 useful tips and tricks that help boost SQL Server application performance, drag images from the file system over a WinForms PictureBox and trap their file information when you drop them and more.


In-Depth

Store Large Lookup Tables in DataSets

When mobile users need to look up and edit data without direct network connections, persist DataSets of lookup information as local XML files to preserve offline updates.


Q&A

Display and Manage Images in ASP.NET

Develop image-management apps that exploit the .NET Framework and ASP.NET with recursion, the TreeView control, the System.Drawing.Images namespace, the System.IO namespace, and more.


First Looks

Add Charts With Ease

Dundas Chart for .NET is an easy-to-use tool for adding chart presentations to ASP.NET and WinForms applications.


Database Design

Speed Up SQL Server Apps

Learn 10 useful tips and tricks that help boost SQL Server application performance.


Desktop Developer

Take Control of Print Preview

Learn how to implement a print preview dialog that uses the PrintPreviewControl to add features that aren't in the default PrintPreviewDialog component.


Developer Product Briefs

Capture Digital Images Quickly

Take a look at the latest VS.NET add-ins, including a component that quickly captures images from scanners and cameras.


Editor's Note

Whitehorse Rides to Modeling's Rescue

Modeling has enormous potential, but software modeling tools are too complicated and little used. Microsoft aims to change that with Whitehorse.


Getting Started

Add Images to SQL Server

Adding images to and removing them from a SQL Server database is straightforward using simple drag-and-drop procedures.


Guest Opinion

Keep Your Methodologies Flexible

Software methodologies have their place and can be useful in the development process, but they need to be flexible to provide their maximum benefit.


Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor

Some developers mourn the day that offshoring will force them out of a job, while others assert you need to make yourself more marketable. Only the strong survive.


Practical ASP.NET

Create Cool Custom Tables

Learn how to create and customize data-intensive tables in ASP.NET Web applications.


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