CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – August 29th, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
August 29, 2006

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:
 
Articles
        ==>
ASP.NET
               
– ASP.NET Tip: Creating a Form Using PlaceHolder
Controls
        ==> .NET
3.0
               
– Creating Custom WPF Controls
       
==> File
System
               
– How to Change the Attributes of a Directory Through Visual
C++
        ==> Networking
APIs
               
– C# Map Network Drive (API)
       
==>
Networking
               
– [Updated] MODBUS Serial RTU + TCP/IP
Simulator
        ==>
Techniques
               
– Adding Logic Flow Control to Your
Programming
        ==>
Threading
               
– Easy Multithreading in ATL Windows
Applications
        ==>
WebParts
               
– Writing Custom Editors for WebParts

–> Discussion Groups —
HOT Threads
        – Binary to
Bits (VB 6)
        – Find a substring
(C/C++)
        – Memory leak (VC++)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
The Object-Oriented Thought
Process
        2. Play It Cool:
Incorporating Reporting Mechanisms from Physical
Devices
        3. What Can wxPython
Do?


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Comments
from the
Editor
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Codeguru is associated with a number of other sites including Developer.com
and DevX. In fact, in addition to Codeguru, I have the privilege of overseeing
the content that happens on a number of developer sites including DevX,
Developer.com, VBForums, jGuru, and more.


Yesterday, we launched a completely new site within my area called
APIFinder.com. This site is now only 24 hours old, but is already stocked with
some great content. APIFinder is a site that will contain information APIs that
are available on the web and around the developer world. If you are looking to
write a program that does some unique functionality, it might be worth jaunting
over to APIFinder to see if anyone has already build something that you can tap
into.


You might be surprised at what APIs are already out there for you to use.
These can range from the standard Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft APIs to the more
unusual types such as those that expose golfing features, car computer
information, or even Phidgets.


Like Codeguru, we hope for the site to be supported by the community as it is
for the community. You can submit your own APIs — or APIs you know about — as
well as submit articles on using a specific API. I’ve already submitteda few and
found the process to be painless!


If you have a few minutes, check out our new site and let me know what you
think!


Until next week…


Brad!
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Bradley L.
Jones
www.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


–> Effective Use of Microsoft Enterprise
Library
      Building Blocks for Creating
Enterprise Apps and Services
      By Len Fenster
for Addison-Wesley
      680 pages for
$49.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321334213


–> Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans
3.0
      By Sriganesh, Brose, and
Silverman for Wiley
      700 pages for
$45
      http://books.internet.com/books/0472785415
     
I added this just to see if anyone was paying attention! If you want me to list
more Java books in the future, then drop me an email.


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


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


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====  Articles  ====
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==> ASP.NET


– ASP.NET Tip: Creating a Form Using PlaceHolder
Controls
    By Eric Smith
When you create a
PlaceHolder control, an empty container to which you can add your controls,
ASP.NET will remember the values for your dynamic controls and repopulate the
data automatically.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,lggc,ck8,jorm,i5r0


==> .NET 3.0


– Creating Custom WPF Controls
    By Chad
Campbell
Custom controls assist developers in maximizing code reuse and
minimizing headaches. Learn the process of creating custom controls within
Microsoft’s latest UI model, the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,dmya,9pe4,jorm,i5r0


==> File System


– How to Change the Attributes of a Directory Through
Visual C++
    By Najam
This
should be an easy task, but it’s hard to find out how to perform the designated
process.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,33d3,c2o1,jorm,i5r0


==> Networking APIs


– C# Map Network Drive (API)
    By
aejw
Learn about a class for interfacing with a Windows mapped network drive
API’s using C# and Win32 API (also works with 64-bit Windows).



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,878w,28aw,jorm,i5r0


==> Networking


– [Updated] MODBUS Serial RTU + TCP/IP
Simulator
    By Conrad Braam
If you are unable to
find a free Modbus Slave simulator, here is one.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,itve,jrob,jorm,i5r0


==> Techniques


– Adding Logic Flow Control to Your
Programming
    By stoneyan
Learn how to write an
event-driven program in logic flow instead of execution flow to increase
readability, reduce bugs, and maintenance cost.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,iwj6,6khj,jorm,i5r0


==> Threading


– Easy Multithreading in ATL Windows
Applications
    By Konstantin
Add one header file
to your *.vcproj, insert a few lines of code into your class header, and you’ll
never again worry about the asynchronous routines in your ATL GUI
application.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,l18x,1av,jorm,i5r0


==> WebParts


– Writing Custom Editors for WebParts
   
By Sahil Malik
Learn how to write an ASP.NET custom editor for your various
WebParts, which is directly usable in SharePoint 2007 as well.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,75pa,6tyz,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=1,2omw,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:


==> Binary to Bits (VB
6)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,dzlk,kcxr,jorm,i5r0


==> Find a substring
(C/C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,fcub,35dx,jorm,i5r0


==> Memory leak
(VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,ko66,j25s,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. The Object-Oriented Thought Process
   
By Matt Weisfeld –
If you want more detailed information on
object-orientated development this is a great please to start.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,1ojl,d9ss,jorm,i5r0


2. Play It Cool: Incorporating Reporting Mechanisms
from Physical Devices
    By Steve Schafer –

Learn how to collect external data then pass it on to other programs,
systems, and users.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,6jhw,8li6,jorm,i5r0


3. What Can wxPython Do?
    By Noel
Rappin and Robin Dunn –
See if this is the language to fit your needs.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2omw,1,ckk6,hujl,jorm,i5r0


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