Creating custom project template with wizard for Visual Studio

Introduction If you are a experienced .Net developer, you might have already created or used custom project template in Visual Studio. In new versions of Visual Studio, Microsoft has included common files like jQuery, CSS, standard Master page etc. in… Continue Reading


Obtaining Image Information on your own

With help from the .NET Framework, everybody can program his own ImageInfo component without this project turning into an inordinate effort – you just have to use the Bitmap class to your advantage. And presto – we have size information… Continue Reading


Programming the Sending of Emails yourself

A minimalist Email First we have to figure out how the SMTP (Simple Mail Transport Protocol) Protocol works as it is the foundation for the sending of emails. The beauty of it is that all the commands and replies to… Continue Reading


Displaying Event Log Entries the ASP.NET Way

The Event Viewer should be familiar to nearly everyone (see picture). In this article I will demonstrate how the list of entries can be emulated very elegantly using ASP.NET and the .NET Framework SDK. As an exercise for the reader… Continue Reading


WHOIS queries the .NET way

Querying a dot-com domain To demonstrate the principle of how a WHOIS query works, we use the American registry Network Solutions (compare screen shot): All one has to do is enter the domain name, click Search – and the… Continue Reading