Learn how to work with these two popular application templates.
It wasn't all that long ago that biometric authentication seemed like the kind of sci-fi technology that might never be practical outside of top-secret government laboratories. But believe it or not, you can build a fingerprint scanner into any .NET application you like just by following these simple instructions.
While serial port programming was absent in .NET version 1.1, Visual Basic developers who grew accustomed to the MSCOMM control in VB6 will be glad to know that this functionality is supported again in .NET 2.0. Learn to use the SerialPort class to make two computers talk to one another or even to manipulate a mobile device from your computer using Bluetooth.
Learn .NET network programming by writing your own chat application, and in the process, create a slick client-server application that supports simultaneous conversations with multiple clients.
You can have the best of Firefox without changing browsers. Learn the new controls in WinForms 2.0 and use them to enhance Internet Explorer with a tabbed browsing UI.
Learn how to create ASP.NET Web pages that please visitors by displaying data in their preferred language or by remembering user-entered values from one visit to the next.
In part 1
, we looked in depth at ASP.NET's new Menu control. But ASP.NET 2.0 includes a whole family of controls that make it easy to create deep, complex, and highly-professional navigational elements, including a "bread crumb" style control that will keep your visitors oriented.
You can declaratively connect your data sources to Web form controls with ease in ASP.NET 2.0. In this article, three new data source controls are described in detail: ObjectDataSource, DataSetDataSource, and XmlDataSource.
Learn how to use caching effectively today and tomorrow with some new (and some not-quite-as-new) cache management techniques for ASP.NET 1.x and 2.0.
New mobile devices on store shelves all over the world are built to accommodate both landscape and portrait screen orientation and the good news is that the second edition of Windows Mobile 2003 supports this flexibility. The bad news is that it's not just yet a straightforward process, but we'll show you how to get the job done.
Learn how to change the text input modes and improvise the ContextMenu and TabControl controls using the Smartphone 2003 SDK for the .NET Compact Framework.