There are many occasions when you need to convert a string (from an XML document, database, file and so on) into an instance of a class. For example when you need to create an instance of a class, but the exact type is unknown. This example will show you how to get a type from a string and use reflection to create an instance of it.
A comprehensive list of ISO culture codes and country codes used for localising .Net applications in conjunction with the CultureInfo class. Culture codes are also used throughout the Windows operating system for defining regional settings.
The Visual Studio editor has hundreds of features and tools for the developer. I'm going to list some of the tools that I find particularly useful, which most experienced developers I talk to don't even know about!
Microsoft .Net framework provides a set of classes that manage Internet communications and one in particular can be used to download a file from the internet to the local hard drive. This can be used to download a data set, for example, or to download program updates.
Programming languages come in all flavours, each with there own style and layout, from BASIC to C#. A structured programming language follows a methodology where the logic of a program is composed of simpler sub-structures, like building blocks.