Codeguru Update eNewsletter – February 6th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter

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


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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
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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
[email protected]
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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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