Mukarram Mukhtar

March 24, 2009

Fraud of Shopper Discounts & Rewards aka WebLoyalty, Inc.

I recently saw a charge worth $12.00 from Shopper Discounts & Rewards on my credit card. At first I neglected it, but fortuitously I noticed that the same charge is coming on my statement every month. Since the amount was not too much, it could never catch my sight. I called my bank and came to know that Shopper Discounts has been charging me for last 7 months. On further investigation and search on internet I found out that I was not the only one. There are zillions of other victim customers just like me, who were charged by this devil company.

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February 22, 2009

Error Handling in .NET

Target readers of this article are mostly novice and some intermediate level .NET programmers who want to learn some techniques on exception handling in .NET web applications, with minimal coding yet in an effective and robust way. We cannot stop, no matter how guru programmers we are, unexpected errors to occur in our applications, period! What we can do, however, is to make our applications behave gracefully when such errors occur.

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October 18, 2008

Creating Windows Service in .NET

In this article I’ve described how to create a windows service in .NET. The way I’ve written this article, many viewers with .NET background, novice to expert, will find it very helpful. Step-by-step screen shots, code snippets and their line-by-line explanations make the article easy to understand and yet useful for programmers who are in urgent need of some help related to this topic.

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Integration of QuickBooks with .NET Application:

This article shows how QuickBooks database can be integrated with a .NET application. This topic will certainly not attract a lot many programmers, since this is a very specialized field and very few programmers need to perform such integration. Nonetheless, any programmer who is given such an assignment will direly feel the paucity of help on the topic over the web. The complete application includes very complex concepts and logic, however, to simplify I’ve omitted all the unnecessary complications and presented the solution in its simplest form. To understand this article viewers definitely need at least intermediate-level knowledge in .NET, C# programming, object oriented concepts, multi-tier applications.

How to Make a Phone Call with .NET Application

 To all my fellow programmers who want to impress their team leads/project managers/clients; now you can easily do so by giving them a Dial-2-Phone functionality in your .NET applications. Here is an article for you that will stun you and whosoever you want to impress. Adding this functionality in your .NET application will cost you nothing; nevertheless, it will give you a very strong position to negotiate on a salary raise or at least a bonus J.


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September 25, 2008

Bulk Edit GridView in .NET

Filed under: Technology — Tags: , , , , , — Mukarram Mukhtar @ 6:20 pm

 Bulk edit gridview has been created so that users can view a large amount of data in a grid and in the same grid they can make changes in the data and save as well. Lots of times during web application development in .NET, my team and I felt the need of a grid control which can open all the rows in edit mode. A grid just like the one we used to have in Visual Basic 6.0; Flex Grid. Albeit .NET’s gridview allows us to have edit template for its columns; however, only one row at a time can be opened in edit mode. With the impetus from my project manager, I decided to create a custom control for this purpose.

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September 9, 2008

Technical Articles & Weblogs

Howdy Folks!

First of all, welcome to my blogs!

In this website I’ll be posting my technical articles and weblogs mostly. And occasionally, my personal say on some of the issues in the society or world. These articles can be accessed by selecting the web links on the menu at right hand side of this page as well as from the links given under different topics below.

Interested in Technical stuff? click Technology.
Interested in Personal blogs? click Personal.

Please note that since wordpress does not support (or at least I couldn’t find a way of) uploading zip files, I’ll be nice (and handsome) enough to send source files via e-mails to everyone who would request in comments section of an article. So please feel free to ask me if you need source code of any of the following projects.

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