Codeguru Update eNewsletter - February 6th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
February 6, 2007
http://www.CodeGuru.com

This newsletter is part of the Developer.com, EarthWeb, and internet.com networks.
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TOPICS:

--> Editorial
--> Recently Published Books

--> New on CodeGuru:
         ==> AJAX
                  - Consuming Web Service Using ASP.NET AJAX (C#)
         ==> ASP.NET Tip
                  - Place Cursor in the First Input Box Automatically
         ==> Data
                  - [Updated] Fuzzy Matching Demo in Access
         ==> DataGrid
                  - Custom DataGrid With Next, Previous, First, Last, and Numeric Paging
         ==> Dialogs
                  - [Updated] Creating a Custom Message Box
         ==> Unmanaged C++
                  - Calling .NET from Unmanaged C++
         ==> Video
                  - Effectively Organize the Validations on Your ASP.NET Pages
         ==> WorkFlow
                  - Activity Binding in Windows Workflow Foundation

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads 
         - MFC pitfalls (VC++)
         - Concurrency Problem (VB)
         - How to SendKeys to a window (Beta) (VB.NET)

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
         1. Java Language Integrity & Security: Serializing Classes
         2. What Groovy Can Do For You
         3. Implementing "Real" Classes in JavaScript

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Comments from the Editor
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This week we posted a new video done by Curtis Dicken on doing page-level validations in your ASP.NET pages. You can check out this newest video from our Video list at:

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,86o0,70pk,jorm,i5r0

On an unrelated note, did I mention I'm from Indianapolis? Our Colts know how to put on a good (American) football game!

Until next week...

Brad!
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Bradley L. Jones
www.CodeGuru.com
webmaster@codeguru.com
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Recently Published Books
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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

--> Professional ASP.NET 2.o Databases
      By Thiru Thangarathinam for WROX
      520 pages for $49.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0470041796

--> The Old New Thing: Practical Development Throughout the Evolution of Windows
      By Raymond Chen for Addison-Wesley
      560 pages for $39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321440307

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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=1,2zgr,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's CodeGuru posts:

==> AJAX

- Consuming Web Service Using ASP.NET AJAX (C#)
    By Bipin Joshi
Web services can play a significant role in data transport and overall communication between the client and the server. Learn how ASP.NET AJAX can consume ASP.NET web services.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,4kwk,k67k,jorm,i5r0

==> ASP.NET Tip

- Place Cursor in the First Input Box Automatically
    By Eric Smith
With the new ASP.NET 2.0 ClientScript manager object, you can implement a JavaScript function that puts your web site user's cursor into the first input text box on a form.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,8k2i,aw43,jorm,i5r0

==> Data

- [Updated] Fuzzy Matching Demo in Access
    By DataClean
Dare to enter the world of approximate string matching with this introduction, tutorial, and Access 2000 database demo with a 99% precision/recall.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,lvsu,8cg0,jorm,i5r0

==> DataGrid

- Custom DataGrid With Next, Previous, First, Last, and Numeric Paging
    By saifi hasan
Learn how to create a custom DataGrid with previous, next, first, and last paging along with numeric paging.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,2qu7,84me,jorm,i5r0

==> Dialogs

- [Updated] Creating a Custom Message Box
    By Syed M Hussain
Learn how to develop a custom message box in C#.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,lrix,h3n0,jorm,i5r0

==> Unmanaged C++

- Calling .NET from Unmanaged C++
    By Jim Dill
Learn how to develop C++ wrapper functions around .NET classes.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,ccwu,hrpa,jorm,i5r0

==> Video

- Effectively Organize the Validations on Your ASP.NET Pages
   
By Curtis Dicken
Discover how to make your form validation more user-friendly and reduce screen clutter by effectively using the Validation Summary control.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,kda6,l3c7,jorm,i5r0

==> WorkFlow

- Activity Binding in Windows Workflow Foundation
    By Rachel Wireman
Dependency properties and activity binding allow a developer to create custom activities that are indistinguishable from the out-of-the-box activities provided by Windows Workflow Foundation.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,ae3z,7ll8,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=1,2zgr,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:

==> MFC pitfalls (VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,h5oh,cl8u,jorm,i5r0

==> Concurrency Problem (VB)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,5tyc,dk49,jorm,i5r0

==> How to SendKeys to a window (Beta) (VB.NET)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,2et7,f57,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. Java Language Integrity & Security: Serializing Classes
    By Matt Weisfeld -
Explore performance and security issues pertaining to  serialization of dynamically loaded classes.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,6c6q,8jfs,jorm,i5r0

2. What Groovy Can Do For You
    By Koenig with Glover, King, Laforge and Skeet -
Walk through some of Groovy's key features and areas of applicability for Java professionals, script programmers, and pragmatic, extreme, and agile programmers.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,5mcb,6tgk,jorm,i5r0

3. Implementing "Real" Classes in JavaScript
    By Bruce Wallace -
JavaScript developers can use the presented compact implementation to take advantage of most of the features of the Java classes. This will enable the use of robust design patterns needed for AJAX and Rich Internet Applications (RIA).
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2zgr,1,e12x,5ehr,jorm,i5r0

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