06/22/2004

June 2004 - Improve UI Performance

You can improve your UI in several ways using the .NET Framework's built-in multithreading and asynchronous execution mechanisms. Plus manipulate text with regular expressions, build data-driven client validation, Automate exception logging with one line of client code and more.


In-Depth

Enhance UI Performance in WinForms

You can improve your UI in several ways, using the .NET Framework's built-in multithreading and asynchronous execution mechanisms.


Special Reports

Automate Exception Logging

You can automate exception logging with one line of client code, control it through an App.config file without recompiling, and use custom publishers to craft cool logging tools.


Q&A

Manipulate Text With Regular Expressions

Learn whether a given date is greater than or equal to a predefined date and how to add to the Expression Editor dialog box's list of Standard Expressions.


First Looks

Add Rich UI Capabilities

Infragistics' NetAdvantage 2004 is a suite of high-performing and feature-laden UI components for developing Windows, Tablet PC, and ASP.NET applications.


Database Design

Build Data-Driven Client Validation

Here's a design for creating data-driven validation rules for distributed apps. It lets you distribute the rules from to clients without modifying client-side application code.


Desktop Developer

Output Your Trace Info

Output your trace information to new targets, including SQL Server and XML—and do it without parsing.


Developer Product Briefs

Trend: Companies Bundling Products

Companies like Desaware are enticing consumers by bundling their best sellers for a fraction of the cost of the products combined. And they're giving away the source code to boot.


Editor's Note

VS.NET Needs a Novice Version

VS.NET is a flexible and powerful programming tool, but a special novice version would expand its audience (and Microsoft's) not only with hobbyists, but in the enterprise as well.


Guest Opinion

Teach Your Apps to Trust

A service-oriented architecture (SOA) is the basis for creating applications that trust each other to perform their tasks.


Letters from Readers

Hobbyists Speak for Themselves

Kathleen Dollard's recent Guest Opinion inspires reaction. Some hobbyists want Microsoft to continue support for VB6, while full-timers advise amateurs to step up to the .NET plate.


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