CodeGuru Update eNewsletter - January 18th, 2005

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CodeGuru Newsletter
January 18, 2005

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TOPICS:

--> Editorial -

--> New Articles on CodeGuru:

        ==> Controls
                - Creating Custom Server Controls in ASP.NET
        ==> Database
                - Navision Database Access via C/ODBC Web Service/ASP.NET Application (not yet reviewed)
        ==> Forms
                - Console with a WinForm
        ==> General Syntax
                - Basic Event Handling in C#
        ==> System
                - Windows Message Broadcaster
        ==> Web Services 
                - Combine Polymorphism and Web Services (VB)

--> Discussion Groups (including Hot threads)

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com

        1. User Choice, Customization, and Confusion
        2. Working with Resources in Palm OS Applications
        3. The Event Web: Sense and Respond to Critical Conditions

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Comments from the Editor
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There are always interesting discussions happening in the CodeGuru forums. A few weeks ago, I started including links to a couple of the 'hottest' threads in the forums. What  constitutes a hot thread is one that has sparked a lot of  responses in the forums.

The hottest thread links are lower in this newsletter within the Discussions section. These threads are also listed on the  front of CodeGuru near the bottom.

If there are other things you'd like to see in this newsletter, or things you'd like to see gone, please feel free to send  suggestions my way. We have a lot of readers, so I can't promise every change will be made, but I am willing to consider nearly any.

Until next week!

Brad!
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Brad Jones
www.CodeGuru.com
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... Recently Published Books

For those of you keeping up by reading books. The following are just a few of the new books that have been recently released. If you've read any of these, feel free to write a review to be posted on CodeGuru. See the submission guidelines at:

http://www.codeguru.com/review-guidelines.php

--> Understanding SOA with Web Services
      By Eric Newcomer and Greg Lomow for Addison-Wesley
      460 pages for $39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321180860

--> Imperfect XML
      By David Megginson for Addison-Wesley
      240 pages for $39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0131453491
      "Rants, Raves, Tips, and Tricks...from an Insider"

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New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru
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Following are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru.  If you are interested in submitting your own article for inclusion on the site, then you will find guidelines located at

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

==> Controls

- Creating Custom Server Controls in ASP.NET
    By Bill Hatfield
Bill demystifies the process of creating your own server controls and gives you a strong foundation for building your own user interface masterpieces.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,kzlg,a62u,jorm,i5r0

==> Database

- Navision Database Access via C/ODBC Web Service/ASP.NET Application (not yet reviewed)
    By Boris Makushkin
Learn about a new ODBC-compliant tool and how to access it from an ASP.NET page.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,42pv,kvgu,jorm,i5r0

==> Forms

- Console with a WinForm
    By Wilfried Mestdagh
Often, you need a Console window in a WinForm application for easy debugging or logging purposes. Learn how to do this.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,gd0d,klv4,jorm,i5r0

==> General Syntax

- Basic Event Handling in C#
    By T.H. Bak
A simple illustration of using event handling and delegates for a new service.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,73t7,j5fi,jorm,i5r0

==> System

- Windows Message Broadcaster
    By Ali Rafiee
Use this class to broadcast a message to multiple windows, or different views without having to have their handles.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,ez1p,j01g,jorm,i5r0

==> Web Services

- Combine Polymorphism and Web Services (VB)
    By Paul Kimmel
Have you wondered how to apply polymorphism across Web services? Wonder no more. Paul Kimmel reviews polymorphism, demonstrates XML Web services, and most importantly, shows you how to combine polymorphism and Web services.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,4yls,jkil,jorm,i5r0

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Discussion Groups
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Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums at:

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,bcr8,cx5j,jorm,i5r0

Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!

... HOT THREADS ...

Some of the current threads with the most activity are:

==> "File>Save As" problems
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,lci9,guw1,jorm,i5r0

==> Question about URLConnection
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,9kov,ldjl,jorm,i5r0

==> Smart Pointer Question.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,8mgm,i0kx,jorm,i5r0

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New Articles on Developer.com
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Below are some of the new articles that have been posted to Developer.com (http://www.developer.com).

1. User Choice, Customization, and Confusion
    By Mike Gunderloy -
When to allow and when to avoid making it possible for users to customize your applications.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,eiol,an0,jorm,i5r0

2. Working with Resources in Palm OS Applications
    By Alex Gusev -
Most applications have resources. The Palm OS Data Manager provides the programmer with powerful and suitable APIs to manipulate resources. This article overviews utilizing resources for your applications.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,dudw,ignc,jorm,i5r0

3. The Event Web: Sense and Respond to Critical Conditions
    By Jonathan Lurie -
A thin layer on top of the World Wide Web called the Event Web (EW) can help you respond to threats and opportunities in your environment. Learn all about this project and its applications.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1c8e,1,1nms,e5cx,jorm,i5r0

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