CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – June 27th, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
June 27, 2006

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TOPICS:



–> Editorial – Slow chats & Vista-“less”


–> Recently Published Books


–> New on CodeGuru:
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Video 
       ==> Visual Studio
2005 
             
– Using the Class Designer: Adding Inheritance and Associations
[Video]
   – Articles
      
==>
Controls
             
– [Updated] Advanced TrackBar (Slider) Control with MAC Style
(C#)
       ==> Data
(VB)
             
– .NET Sorting: Compare Just About Any Property of  Any
Object
       ==>
Design
             
– A Round-Trip UML Dynamic Modeling Tool
      
==>
GDI
             
– Progress Sphere
       ==>
JavaScript
             
– Using JavaScript to Work with The Document Object Model — Part
I
       ==>
JavaScript
             
– Web Tip: Add Message and Confirmation Boxes Using
JavaScript
       ==>
Misc.
             
– [Updated] Help Your Application Users Become  Great
Spellers
       ==> Security
(C++)
             
– [Updated] Secure Random Password
Generator
       ==> Syntax
(C#)
             
– .NET Tip: Create a Class with Overloaded
Constructors
       ==> System
(C++)
             
– [Updated] Find Directory Files Easily and Execute a Function for Each of
Them
       ==> Visual Studio
(C++)
             
– Commenting Functions and Mutiple Lines in Visual Studio
2005

–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
       – How to filter data…
(VB 6)
       – Poking around in the dusty
corners.
       – About FARPROC*



–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
       1.
Introducing Google’s Geocoding Service
      
2. Secure Mobile Web Service Applications: The BlackBerry Enterprise
Solution
       3. Adaptive Prediction using
Java


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Comments
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I’d like to publicly thank the members of the Visual C++ team from Microsoft
that stopped by the forums last week to discuss Visual C++ in the discussion
forum. Our ‘slow chat’ focused on the topic of Visual C++: Past, Present, and
Future.


I’d also like to thank the many members, new and old, that also participated
in this event. A lot of great questions were asked as well as answered
about Visual C++. You can see the discussion at http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,eqm9,6xau,jorm,i5r0


I look forward to doing similar discussions on other topics in the future as
well as with other industry leaders and product groups. If you have ideas for
future “slow chats”, please feel free to post in the Forum Feedback area or drop
me an email.


… Vista-less …


On a different note, Microsoft’s Windows Vista made the news again this week.
Okay, it is always in the news, but the reoccurring theme seems to be “what is
no longer in Vista” rather than what *is* in Vista. This week’s yanked item is
WinFS, not to be confused with WinFX (which is now called .NET 3.0), which was
pulled out a separate item a while back. In short, WinFS is the File System that
was due to be a part of Vista. It is targeted at the next version of SQL Server
( “Katmai”).


In talking to developers at TechEd, it seems that many people are confused
between WinFX and WinFS. Most developers I asked thought WinFX was the file
system, which is actually WinFS. Most did not equate WinFX to being Windows
Presentation Service (Avalon), Windows Communication Services (Indigo), Windows
Workflow, or .NET 3.0.  Seems like their is a lot of information that needs
to be clarified, including what will be left in Windows Vista….


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


–> XAML In a Nutshell
     
By Lori A. MacVittie for O’Reilly
      300 pages
for $29.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0596526733
For
the most part, this is a simple reference books. Nothing more, nothing less.


–> ASP.NET 2.0
Unleashed
      By Stephen Walther for Sams
Publishing
      2000 pages for $59.99 (w/ CD and
Hardbound)
      http://books.internet.com/books/0672328232
If
you are only going to have one ASP.NET book, then this is the one to get. I know
the author and can attest that he “knows his stuff.” If you don’t believe me,
simply check out this book! I was told by the publisher tha tthis book was
completely rewritten for 2.0 and not simply rolled to a new edition like
most books.


–> Understanding .NET, Second
Edition
      By David Chappell for
Addison-Wesley
      320 pages for
$39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321194047


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


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


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Video   ===
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==> Visual Studio 2005


– Using the Class Designer: Adding Inheritance and Associations
[Video]

    By Bradley L. Jones
Learn how to add
inheritance to your designs as well as learn the relationship between your
applications code and the Class Designer.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,aobo,6d0w,jorm,i5r0


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===  Articles 
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==> Controls


– [Updated] Advanced TrackBar (Slider) Control with MAC Style
(C#)

    By NicolNghia
Discover an advanced
TrackBar (Slider) control that supports the MAC Style and many other
features.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,1l7g,315o,jorm,i5r0


==> Data (VB)


– .NET Sorting: Compare Just About Any Property of Any
Object
    By Paul Kimmel
Implement the generic
interface IComparer with some reflection, and .NET will provide sorting that
compares just about any property of any object. See how it’s done.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,kq8,7kj,jorm,i5r0


==> Design


– A Round-Trip UML Dynamic Modeling
Tool
    By JeromeWiz
Learn about a round-trip UML
dynamic modeling tool with code line calculator and code/memory size
analyzer.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,3d58,4xeu,jorm,i5r0


==> GDI


– Progress Sphere
    By Robert
Tari
Learn about a class that displays and automates a translucent, shadowed
modal dialog with a progress sphere.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,8l8v,bfpq,jorm,i5r0


==> JavaScript


– Using JavaScript to Work with The Document Object
Model — Part I
    By Steven M.
Schafer
Discover the basics of the W3C DOM and learn how to use JavaScript to
transverse the nodes within it. (Javascript)



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,icee,5tug,jorm,i5r0


==> JavaScript


– Web Tip: Add Message and Confirmation Boxes Using
JavaScript
    By Eric Smith
By
adding a JavaScript confirmation dialog to your Web application, you can help
prevent users from doing something they will regret.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,gtj4,gjpn,jorm,i5r0


==> Misc.


– [Updated] Help Your Application Users Become Great
Spellers
    By Victor Volkman
Spell checkers for
the Visual C++ and Visual Basic developer are plentiful and easy to integrate.
So, why not enable your interactive applications to help users look a little
smarter?



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,lk9j,3cj7,jorm,i5r0


==> Security (C++)


– [Updated] Secure Random Password
Generator
    By Richard Strong
Generate a secure,
random password of a desired length.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,gcgh,4kcf,jorm,i5r0


==> Syntax (C#)


– .NET Tip: Create a Class with Overloaded
Constructors
    By Eric Smith
Overloading the
constructor of a class, which is the method called when you instantiate an
object, ensures that your object is populated with all the information it needs
to operate properly.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,gf6c,5lcz,jorm,i5r0


==> System (C++)


– [Updated] Find Directory Files Easily and Execute a Function
for Each of Them
    By Aurelien
BOUDOUX
Learn about a Win32 C++ class for recursive path file scanning.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,at7x,1wkl,jorm,i5r0


==> Visual Studio (C++)


– Commenting Functions and Mutiple Lines in Visual Studio
2005
    By acc15
Learn to
comment a function in view of all variants of its definition. You simply comment
multiple lines of C/C++ code.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,gbbq,32io,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=1,2juq,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:


==> How to filter data… (VB
6)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,9ycc,ivoq,jorm,i5r0


==> Poking around in the dusty
corners.
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,ci1r,1mm9,jorm,i5r0


==> About
FARPROC*
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,3vla,a88e,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. Introducing Google’s Geocoding
Service
    By Jason Gilmore –
Google has added
geocoding capabilities to its Maps API.  What’s more, this feature isn’t
limited to the U.S.; street-level geocoding is also offered for Canada,
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain! This tutorial shows you how to
use this new feature, further streamlining your use of this wonderful API.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,8s4l,h9ob,jorm,i5r0


2. Secure Mobile Web Service Applications: The BlackBerry
Enterprise Solution
    By Marcia
Gulesian –
See how the conflation of mobile technology and Web services in
an increasingly security-conscious world is supported by some very good software
and hardware.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,h4ng,8ym7,jorm,i5r0


3. Adaptive Prediction using Java
    By
Richard G. Baldwin –
Learn how to use a Java adaptive filter to predict
future values in a time series. Discover the relationship between the properties
of the time series and the quality of the prediction.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2juq,1,3pt,azwf,jorm,i5r0


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