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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.
Website:http://www.insiderarticles.com
Blog:http://www.hikingsaltlake.com
Country:USA
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time

Articles

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
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
Get Google PageRank Programatically
Google's PageRank has become a popular way to gauge the popularity of a web page. Here's how you can programatically find the PageRank for a particular URL.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Monday, April 30, 2012
A Case-Insensitive Version of String.Replace()
The String.Replace() method is useful for easily replacing all occurrences of a substring with another substring. However, this method is always case-sensitive. Here is an extension method that implements a case-insensitive version of String.Replace().
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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 4, 2011
A SQL QueryBuilder Class
Use the QueryBuilder class to programmatically create SQL queries. This article also discusses the pros and cons of such an approach.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Friday, January 28, 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
Splitting a Name into First and Last Names
Although splitting a name into the first and last names is not a major task, it's not quite as trivial as you might first expect due to potential variations.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, January 30, 2011
A Custom Settings Class for WinForms
Here's the class I use to keep track of my application settings. It requires a little more coding to use but provides more control than the Properties.Settings class.
By Jonathan Wood • Created on Friday, December 31, 2010
Converting Text to a URL-Friendly Slug
It is common practice these days to include a URL-friendly version of your title, often called a slug, within your URLs. Here's a simple routine to generate one.
By Jonathan Wood • Updated on Sunday, December 12, 2010
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