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    Wes Haggard discusses the new iterators in C# 2.0

    Recusive GetFiles for DirectoryInfo via a C# Iterator I have been working on a project using C# Express and so I have been playing around with some of the new C# 2.0 features. In my project I had a need to get all the files of a particular type in...
  • TS Tidbits

    Discovering Microsoft InfoPath 2003 including SP 1 - Detroit

    Brad Rozen was sad since there wasn't any content in the blog yet so he asked me to share this info. The Great Lakes BPA team is pleased to present this InfoPath seminar at the Microsoft office , in Cincinnati and Detroit for both customers and partners...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Pattern Matching

    At some point everyone has written code to test values that match patterns. There are many different ways this can be done. Typical examples, include string handling or using the myriad of other algorithms available. Recently, I have been working the...
  • Reckless

    Specs committed to be royalty free

    I get this question a lot. "What are the IP terms associated with the WS-* specifications?" So we put up a Web site to let people know. Check it out .
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Validating Zip Code

    I was recently putting together some proof of concept for a customer and realized that I hadn't posted one of the common Regular Expressions that I had been using. Validating a Zip Code: Private Sub Button1_Click( ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Finding a Value

    Character matching is one of the most powerful features of regular expressions. They allow the developer to quickly find certain patterns and characters within strings. The “.” is one of the most important and easiest to use examples of this. The period...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Validating a Phone Number

    Simple example of validating a phone number: Private Sub Button1_Click( ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click ' Invalid phone number 'Dim strPhone As String = "123456789" ' valid phone number Dim strPhone As...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Validating Email

    While doing some coding the other day I needed an expression to validate email addresses. The trick was that it had to be flexible enough to handle emails in the format of and . Imports System.Text.RegularExpressions...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    What is a Regular Expression

    Regular expressions are about finding and changing patterns. One of the most common that I always find is the need to reformat a “proper name”. It seems that every conversion program that I get involved in requires the re-ordering of the name. Regular...
  • mattavis's WebLog -

    Deprecating the SoapFormatter

    Now that I have your attention... We are seriously considering deprecating the SoapFormatter in .NET Framework 2.0. It is the nexus of a whole host of serialization issues and implies a promise of interop that it does not and will not live up to. It...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    New releases: a webcast series about the upcoming MOM 2005

    The MOM 2005 release date is fast approaching, and they're setting up a series of webcasts for customers to learn more about it. Here's the schedule so far - all times are PST (GMT-8:00). Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 - Sept 2 nd , 9:30am-11:00am...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and .NET Web Services

    So, Chase went with .NET to retool is huge commerical card platform called PaymentNet ( see the story here ). What pleases me most about these stories is not that the customer has decided to go with .NET and Windows 2003 Server, a sign that they...
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