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.
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time


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
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
Dynamic Sitemaps in ASP.NET
Sitemaps can be a useful tool for helping search engines like Google find all the content on your site. But what if your content comes from a database? This article shows how to create a dynamic sitemap in ASP.NET.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, January 09, 2011
Creating Downloadable Content Dynamically
Your users may find it helpful if they can download your site's content so they can load it into applications like Microsoft Excel. But how can you create that downloadable content if your data is coming from a database? Here's a simple way to accomplish this.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Sunday, January 23, 2011
Non-Rectangular Splash Screen for WinForms
A splash screen is a window that displays copyright information while your application initializes itself. This article presents code for a non-rectangular splash screen using WinForms.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Encrypting Source Code
If your application contains sensitive data, here's a way to make it a little harder for anyone to see that data.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Saturday, January 22, 2011
Easy Full-Text Search Queries
SQL Server's Full-Text Search offers a powerful and efficient way to search your data. However, the Full-Text Search syntax can be rather cryptic, especially for unsuspecting users. Here's a class that will convert simple search queries into valid Full-Text Search queries.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, March 25, 2012
Programmatically Resizing an Image
The .NET frameworks make it easy to resize an image programmatically. Here are some routines I used on a website to process avatars uploaded by users.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Tuesday, March 08, 2011
MFC Hex Editor Control
This article presents MFC code for a hex editor control, designed to be placed on a dialog box.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Thursday, December 30, 2010
A Self-Closing HtmlGenericControl
An easy way to add HTML controls to your webform at runtime is to use HtmlGenericControl. However, this class always renders both an opening and closing tag. This article presents a version that is self-closing.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Friday, March 04, 2011
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