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Jonathan Wood

Description:I'm a software and website developer working out of the greater Salt Lake City area of Utah. I've developed many websites including Black Belt Coder, Trail Calendar, and others.

I hike each week with my dogs Suki and Sasha. You can see my hiking blog at Hiking Salt Lake.
Website:http://www.softcircuits.com
Blog:http://www.hikingsaltlake.com
Country:USA
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time

Articles

Convert HTML to Text
I recently wrote about converting plain text to HTML. Here's some code to convert HTML back to plain text. This code should come in handy for any situation where you need to extract plain text from the Web.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Encrypting Query Arguments
Query arguments are an easy way to pass data between ASP.NET pages. However, they may present a security risk because the user can view and edit those arguments. This articles shows how you can make them more secure.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, December 12, 2010
Fast Text Search with Boyer-Moore
This article describes the Boyer-Moore exact pattern matching algorithm, presents C# code that implements the algorithm, and then tells you why you probably should not use the code.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Sunday, February 06, 2011
Dynamically Populating Controls using AJAX
This article demonstrates how to populate a control from JavaScript by calling a server-side method. The server-side method returns the data (from a database or anywhere else), which the JavaScript uses to populate the control.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Saturday, July 02, 2011
Dynamically Creating a WinForms Dialog
If you want to allow the user to enter some text but would prefer not to add yet another form to your application, this little bit of code might be just the ticket.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Friday, December 31, 2010
An FtpClient Class and WinForm Control
The .NET Frameworks provide a rich assortment of classes for dealing with the Internet. However, piecing together working FTP code can be time-consuming. Here's a ready-made FTP client class, along with an FTP-client user control that you can drop onto your Windows forms.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Thursday, March 10, 2011
Converting Numbers to Words
This article presents some code that converts a number into words. For example, it converts 12345 to "Twelve thousand, three hundred forty-five and 00/100." This code is ideal for a check-writing program but easily could be adapted to other uses.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Creating Website Thumbnails in ASP.NET
Although there is a bit of a trick, it's pretty straight forward to write ASP.NET code to create a thumbnail image of a website given that website's URL.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, December 12, 2010
A sscanf() Replacement for .NET
C and C++ developers have used the sscanf() function for many years as a quick and easy way to parse well-structured input. Here's a class that brings the same functionality to .NET.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Friday, February 25, 2011
Creating a Color Picker with an Owner Draw ComboBox
It's easy to create a color-picker control using an owner-draw combo box.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Friday, February 11, 2011
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