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Compare and update XML File with the changes

Recently I had a requirement to compare 2 XML Files, which has the existing and new settings of an application stored in them. what I wanted to do is when a new XML file of settings is arrived, I had to compare and retain the existing settings, and add any new ones if there are […]

Create Excel Sheets Programmatically with C# without Installing Excel.

Here goes one more needy component for developers. a lot of developers always had a problem of exporting data to excel programmatically. if you Google this topic you will get many results regarding this. here are some which caught my eyes. How To Use ADO.NET to Retrieve and Modify Records in an Excel Workbook With […]

Create PDF Files on the fly with C# and PDFSharp

Recently one of my colleague asked me is there anyway to programmatically merge huge number of PDF  files in to a single file, without using Adobe Acrobat libraries, well the answer is yeah. and there are a lot of off the shelve and open source libraries available for this. the best one I found is […]

Visual Studio 2008, C# 3.0, LINQ, ASP.Net 3.5 Getting Started

these days I’m just playing around with Visual studio 2008 and its new features, C# 3.0 LINQ, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, ASP.Net 3.5 and much more. And trust me last few months, I have received a lot of emails regarding How to’s of these and requesting resources to learn these language improvements. well may be […]

Windows Services Self Installation

W. Kevin Hazzard had blogged a good post about how to make windows services to install them selves without using installutil.exe command which comes with the .NET framework. you can read the full article here.