The .NET framework 4.5 introduces some new classes in System.IO.Compression namespace that allows you to deal with Zip files programmatically. Using these classes you can create new Zip files, open and modify existing Zip files and extract the contents of Zip files via code. This article examines some of these classes.
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Although single dimensional arrays are most commonly used in C#, other varieties such as multidimensional arrays and jagged arrays are also available to C# developers. Additionally, the Array class comes in handy when it comes to sorting or searching an array.
Bipin Joshi shows you how to use C# preprocessor directives to instruct the C# compiler to alter the compilation process in some way. For example you may instruct the C# compiler that a particular block of code be excluded from the compilation process.
To deal with the complexity involved in asynchronous programming, Windows Store apps make use of what is known as a Promise. At code level a promise is an object that represents the result of an asynchronous operation and returns a value at some future point in time. This article discusses what Promises are and also shows how to use them in a Windows Store app.
SimpleMembership extends the ASP.NET core membership and role providers in such a way that you can use a custom database table to store user information. Bipin Joshi gives you step by step instructions to configure and use the SimpleMembership in ASP.NET MVC projects.
Cross-domain requests in Windows store apps can be done using the WinJS.xhr() function. Bipin Joshi introduces you to the xhr() function and many of its configuration options, and illustrates how the xhr() function can be used to call ASP.NET Web API.