March 2004 - Build Menus Dynamically
Use inheritance and Reflection to base a WinForms application's behavior on runtime conditions. Plus take advantage of OOP and runtime metadata-based techniques to enable DataSets to perform validations, enhance .NET's controls and classes so they serve you better and much more.
Enhance your UIs' flexibility with dynamic coding that uses runtime conditions to determine menu behavior.
Visual XSLT 2.0 integrates seamlessly into the VS.NET IDE to provide a powerful environment for developing XML transformations and XPath queries.
Enhance the DataSet class with inheritance and extend its associated XML schema to hook validation checks and custom validation routines into DataSets declaratively.
Check out a number of .NET add-ins, including one that helps accelerate the deliver of .NET Framework solutions.
Blogging gives developers (and others) a new way to share information on the Web. Learn more about blogging, as well as FTP's own blogging site.
Visual Studio .NET ships with a nice set of controls and classes to build Windows applications, but with only a little effort, you can augment these controls so they serve you better.
VB.NET is the way of the future, but Microsoft should provide developers with a VB6+ to ease the transition.
Add a couple more techniques to your arsenal of ways to safeguard your password-protected apps from dictionary attacks.
Use a template to create a consistent look and feel for a Web site that doesn't require the end user who updates the site to be a programmer himself.