Updated 101 VB and C# samples using Visual Studio 2005 Now Available

Link: 101 Samples

There's a lot new in the .NET Framework 2.0 and one of the toughest things we had to do was decide which features to show off. Here's 101 samples to get you started.  

Base Class Libraries

Changing ACL (Access Control Lists) on files

Console Enhancements including buffer control, simple animations and colors

Downloading files using FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

Network Programming including PING, UDP, and TCP network statistics

Using the new Stopwatch class to measure time

Compressing and decompressing files in the GZip format

Retrieving Drive Information

Using Generic Collections

Creating Regular Expressions to parse text 

Building a tracing infrastructure to track errors and application performance

Controlling cache policies with the new System.Net.Cache namespace

Creating a process viewer

Creating a Windows service manager

Using the data protection API

Encrypting and decrypting data

Using platform invoke to access legacy or unmanaged code from within managed code  

Building in support for localization

Using the NGEN utility

Using the new SecureString class

Using new socket class methods

Using serial ports with the new Port class

Working with the file system

Working with threads to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Building a simple web server with HTTPListener 

Data Access Samples

  • Asynchronous Queries
  • Attaching a database with your application
  • Creating and using User Defined Types with SQL Server 2005
  • DataReader vs. DataSet comparision
  • DataSet and DataTable Enhancements
  • Performing Batch Updates and Data Paging
  • Performing Bulk Updates
  • Reading and Writing Images from a Database  
  • Using Factory Classes
  • Using Managed Stored Procedures and User Defined Functions with SQL Server 2005
  • Using Multiple Active Result Sets with SQL Server 2005
  • Using Notifications with SQL Server 2005
  • Using the XML data type with SQL Server 2005
  • XPath and XSLT Transformations Enhancements

Web Development Samples

  • Using SQLCacheDependency for caching
  • DataBinding using the ObjectDataSource, SqlDataSource, and XmlDataSource objects
  • Create a Master/Details view using the DataGridView and DetailsView controls
  • Basic Master Pages, Nested Master Pages, and Browser-specific Master Pages
  • Using the new membership controls including the LoginStatus, LoginName,
  • LoginView, CreateUserWizard controls 
  • Using the Menu and SiteMapPath controls
  • Using Profiles to store user properties
  • Using the Membership and Roles API for custom roles
  • Using the TreeView control dynamically and responding to TreeView events
  • Creating a custom portal 

Visual Studio Tools for Office

  • Creating custom menus in Outlook
  • Creating smart tags in documents
  • Creating custom toolbars
  • Data islands and caching
  • Integrating Windows forms into Outlook
  • Using bookmarks in Word
  • Using managed controls in Excel
  • Using VBA and VSTO together 
  • Working with charts in Excel
  • Working with contacts and tasks in Outlook
  • Working with InfoPath 2003
  • Working with named ranges in Excel
  • Working with the In Box
  • Working with XML in Excel
  • Working with XML in Word
  • Using the List object 

Tablet PC

Utilizing the back of pen erase feature

Creating a content enabled form

Working with drawing attributes

Enabling gestures 

An ink-enabled text box

Creating power aware applications

Simple text recognition

Speech recognition 

Compact Framework Samples

  • Creating a setup CAB
  • Creating a data-centric application
  • Creating a data-centric application (part 2)
  • Using the date/time picker feature in the month calendar
  • Document list
  • Embedded resources
  • Handling the screen orientation
  • Handling the hardware button screen orientation
  • Help and notifications
  • Registry sample
  • Creating a SQL CE result set
  • Using Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
  • Web browser sample