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More articles by Dino Esposito

Author Bio
Dino Esposito is a mentor at Solid Quality Mentors where he manages the ASP.NET, workflow, and AJAX courseware. A speaker at many industry events including Microsoft TechEd, Basta, DevWeek, and DevConnections, Dino is the author of two volumes of Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Applications, for Microsoft Press. You can find late breaking news at http://weblogs.asp.net/despos.
For CoDe Magazine | May 31, 2007
Neglecting to check all application input to ensure it contains only valid content is simply asking for trouble.
For CoDe Magazine | September 22, 2006
Get an insider view of VS 2005 auto-generated Data Access Layers (DALs) so you can edit and extend the code.
For CoDe Magazine | March 17, 2006
This article discusses 10 features of ASP.NET 2.0 from a real-world perspective. It is not a core reference of classes and methods, but a user's guide with suggestions and trade-offs.
For CoDe Magazine | August 19, 2005
Data-bound controls require a data source property and a set of string properties that link to particular columns of the data source. In addition, they need an Items collection property to track all the building blocks of the control's user interface. Finally, a well-done data-bound control supports styles and custom events.
For CoDe Magazine | April 18, 2005
Specifically designed to overcome the brittleness of tool-generated code, partial classes are a source-level, assembly-limited, non-object-oriented way to extend the behavior of a class. A number of advantages derive from intensive use of partial classes; for example, you can have multiple teams at work on the same component at the same time. In addition, you have a neat and elegant incremental way to add functionality to a class.
For CoDe Magazine | February 17, 2005
The toolbox for Windows Forms applications was already pretty rich in Visual Studio .NET 2003, but it will be even richer when the next version ships. In this article, I'll take you on a whistle-stop tour of the new controls slated for Windows Forms 2.0 to make writing code more productive and pleasant than ever.
For CoDe Magazine | September 30, 2004
In Windows Forms, the data binding machinery is highly sophisticated and designed to meet common needs of former client/server applications, now migrating to the more modern .NET multi-tier design. The binding manager is a logical component that plays a key role as it enables data-bound controls grouped in a container control and bound to the same data source object to detect each other's changes and reflect their own user interface automatically.
For CoDe Magazine | August 9, 2004
This article demonstrates how to import files from the Windows shell and how to enhance some UI controls to make them accept input via drag-and-drop. Notable examples are the TextBox and the PictureBox controls.
For CoDe Magazine | April 8, 2004
If you need to launch programs from within a .NET application, the Process class is the right tool. It not only allows you to start and stop a process, but it also provides detailed information about running processes.
For CoDe Magazine | February 19, 2004
In ADO, inner joins are accomplished using proper SQL statements within a single batch. With ADO.NET, you can obtain the same data organized in independent but related tables which greatly simplifies updates. What's faster? That depends on the application.
For CoDe Magazine | November 26, 2003
ADO.NET is a powerful toolbox but it's not a software magic wand. Learn about common best practices for using three key element of any data access strategy: connections, security, and transactions.
For CoDe Magazine | October 6, 2003
Tricky solutions require tricky coding—the kind of features that a wizard-driven environment and a general-purpose framework can't provide. In this article, you'll tackle five ASP.NET features that require wicked and creative code.
For CoDe Magazine | August 7, 2003
The .NET Framework classes for cryptography don't require you to become an expert mathematician or a cryptography guru. You'll find symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic providers as well as hash providers. Some of these provider classes end up calling into the unmanaged CryptoAPI library while other parts of the .NET cryptography solution are purely managed code.
For CoDe Magazine | June 20, 2003
The .NET file system object model supplies three groups of related functions—information about files and directories, ad hoc methods for manipulating paths, and tools to create and manage files of any type. The ability to manage files comes from the System.IO namespace.
For CoDe Magazine | May 9, 2003
The DataGrid control works as a multi-column, fully templated grid of data. It provides a built-in infrastructure for many common tasks including paging, sorting, and editing. To exploit the DataGrid to the fullest, you need to write a relevant quantity of code—mostly handlers for the various events fired during the control's life cycle. Don't be fooled by the fact that you normally write a lot of glue code with data grids. What you get in return for that effort really pays off.
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