Tag Archives: .NET

Getting hierarchical (nested) data from DataSets

The other day I was struggling with generating XML data from a database I was working with. After talking with a co-worker, he mentioned using Transact-SQL and the “For XML Explicit” options related to a query. So I looked at how to accomplish this task using the .NET Framework. Continue reading

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A JavascriptSerializer twist

I had some trouble parsing some JSON text using JavascriptSerializer class. Here is some code that I used to parse the troublesome text. Continue reading

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Compiling C# Code from the Command Line (Updated)

Compiling C# Code from the command line is a useful skill. CSC.EXE and MSBUILD.EXE are two tools which professional developers should know how to use. Here’s how/why I recently had to dust off my skills in these areas. Continue reading

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Javascriptserializer and .NET – Why the sudden interest?

A while back, I put up a page on my first introduction to the Javascriptserializer class in the .NET library. Specifically, it dealt with how I used to to write a “hello world” application for Facebook. But in the last … Continue reading

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Complete MySQL and iTextSharp Example

I present a small sample web application that illustrates how to use iTextSharp to create a PDF document using data derived from a MySQL datasource. Specific workarounds for GoDaddy hosting are implemented. Continue reading

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Compiling iTextSharp for use on GoDaddy

On this site, I have a page that discusses some of the problems that I encountered while getting a website up and running on GoDaddy servers. Specifically, I had to re-compile some open-source projects to allow them to work in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Certifications

As you may know, I’ve been doing .NET programming since 2002. In all that time, I’ve never bothered to get one of those fancy Microsoft Certifications, such as a MCSD…. Until now Continue reading

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