Jonathan Wood

Description:I'm a software/website developer working out of the greater Salt Lake City area in Utah. I've developed many websites including Black Belt Coder, Insider Articles, 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


A Text Parsing Helper Class
If you need to write code that parses text, this helper class can make things easier for you.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Thursday, December 23, 2010
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 9, 2011
C# Payment Calculator
Here's a simple C# class that will calculate your monthly payment for a given loan.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Sunday, June 29, 2014
Phonetic String Comparison with Soundex
This article describes the Soundex and Metaphone algorithms, which can be used to perform phonetic (sound-alike) comparisons of strings.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Friday, January 14, 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 2, 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
Recursively Finding Controls
ASP.NET Web Form controls provide the FindControl method for finding child controls. However, FindControl does not find child controls of child controls. So here's a simple extension method that will accomplish that.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Thursday, March 22, 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 8, 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
ColorPicker Controls for WinForms
Here are four different color-picker controls you can use in your WinForms projects. Two can be placed directly on a form. Two can be placed in a ToolStrip.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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