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Prestwood IT Newsletter Jul 2012 Issue - C# Edition

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Prestwood IT Events topic:
Prestwood IT @ Golf Tournament, 2nd Year!

On Monday August 20th, Prestwood IT sponsored a tee at the Annual Past Chair's Golf Tournament which is put on by the Citrus Heights and Fair Oaks chambers. If you golf and missed this event, you missed a gorgeous day!


Prestwood IT Events topic:
Prestwood IT at Downtown Loomis Thursday Night Family Fest 2012

It was an enjoyable time meeting new people and letting them know about our services at this year's Downtown Loomis Thursday Night Family Fest! 


Help Wanted! topic:
Contribute To The Prestwood Community
by Mike Prestwood
We are always looking for talented developers to participate in our message boards, post articles, etc.

IT Water-Cooler for Power-Users topic:
Top 10 Things That Annoy Programmers
by Wes Peterson
http://www.kevinwilliampang.com/2008/08/28/top-10-things-that-annoy-programmers/





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WebForms Coding Tasks topic (classic post):
Using a Legacy Windows DLL in ASP.NET
by Bryan Valencia

This article will show how to access a function in a legacy COM dll from a ASP.NET web page. By legacy I mean a dll that is not a .NET managed code dll (a Win32 DLL). 


C# topic (classic post):
A 10 Minute C# Console Application Quick Start
by Bryan Valencia

This will show how to make a "hello world" console application in Visual Studio 2008 with C#. Let VS.Net do the work and create a new console application using the menu. Use Console.WriteLine and Console.ReadLine for simple input and output.


 Monthly C# Lesson
OOP Topic:
Code Snippet of the Month

In C# you can set the visibility of a member field to any visibility: private, protected, public, internal or protected internal. You can intialize a member field with a default when declared. If you set the member field value in your constructor, it will override the default value. Finally, you can use the static modifier (no instance required) and readonly modifier (similar to a constant).

Define class:

public class Cyborg : System.Object

{
public virtual void IntroduceYourself()
{
MessageBox.Show("Hi, I do not have a name yet.");
}
}

Create object from class:

Cyborg T1 = new Cyborg();

T1.IntroduceYourself();
C# Topic:
Definition of the Month: Reference Data type variables

Variables that only contain a reference to the values. Reference data type variables only contain a reference to it's constituent value.  Reference data types include objects and strings.  Assignment of one reference type variable to another copies the reference, thus changes to the values in one variable changes the values in the other.

WebForms Coding Tasks Topic:
Resource Link of the Month: The Official Microsoft ASP.Net Site

Microsoft portal site for the ASP.NET development community.

WinForms Topic:
FAQ of the Month: Using Win32 DLLs in .NET
Question:

Can I use a Win32 DLL in my Visual Studio.Net application?


Answer:

Yes. The trick is to use the [DllImport] attribute, followed by declarations for each of the DLL's functions and procedures.



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