Sometimes the answer to a common problem is very easy once you know where to look. In this week's installment of the ".NET Tips & Techniques" column, learn how the Globalization classes can make validating any date format a snap.
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Allowing users to enter formatted text is a great addition to any user interface. In this article, Tom Archer shows you how to save the user's formatted text to a SQL Server database.
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While most people think of hash codes in relation to cryptography, Tom Archer illustrates how they can be used to quickly and easily compare text values of virtually any size.
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