small programming projects?

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  1. Tk

    Tk Well-Known Member

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    i need some little things to do to help me learn C#. i find that i can only really learn by doing...

    to kick things off, today im writing a little app that connects to my webserver for login verification. if the same username is logged in, then it will error.

    anyone have any little things like that i can try and do? shoot me some ideas with something using loops, conditional statements, arrays, math operators, and whatever else you can think of. try and keep it simple though, as i said, im just learning right now ;)
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    recently i just wrote a little console app for my windows project that will check the .exe version of my program against another copy of the same .exe, and see if there are differences in the version. If there are, i will delete the old one, and copy over the newer version. This is made so that i can distribute updates to my users without them seeing what's going on or downloading it manually. That was a cool little project and i have the code if you need help :)
     
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    * Inventory System
    * MP3 Player (dlls for audio are out there)
    * Client/Server (send a message back and forth)
    * Something with a web service
    * Something with reading and writing xml

    That's all I can think of right now. :dunno:
     
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    thank you guys, ill start an inventory system for DVDs, since i have a ton of them.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Board-type games are often good projects, especially if you make them one-player with a semi-intelligent computer player. Look through hasbro.com and find one that sounds interesting.
     
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    Whats the best way to store the data? XML? :dunno:

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    also, could i use a database to store the data? how would that be done?
     
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    use a database. XML for data storage is gay. I would just use an MS Access file or something. Look on gotdotnet.com for some ADO.NET examples.
     
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    I wouldn't go that far. For this case, yes, a database is best. I've done a project where using a database was just too much overhead. Since I was only storing a couple of records, XML worked great.
     
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    make it more interesting and thrown in some AND's and OR's, ie search GENRE AND RATING, search TITLE OR ACTOR
     
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    To come, my friend... to come...

    as well as a random dvd picker thing, because i always have such a hard time picking what movie to watch :)
     
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    I wrote a 5 function calculator yesterday, similiar to the one that ships with every version of windows. Oddly enough, mine is 1/10 the size of Microsoft's, although it doesn't have the advanced features.

    I'm trying to write a simple instant messaging chat client thing, but I'm stuck. Here's a link if anyone wants to help me out: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?threadid=676168
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yea, the Microsoft calculator can handle octadecimal and binary numbers if I'm not mistaken... That would make yours quite a bit bigger ;)
     
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    Hex, Decimal, Octal, and Binary, actually. Also calculates in Degrees, Radians, and Grads. Not to mention trig functions, and a few other functions whose use is unknown to me.
     
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    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    For a long-term project, I'm writing a program that will serve as a system monitor for our network. So far it's at the pseudocode & planning stage.

    I've also got a data scraping program that I'm working on. It'll scrape any site you through at it, except for sites running on an updated IIS 5.0 server :mad:
     
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    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    And it'll handle highly complex calculations, like 10^100^100^100^100^100^100^100^100^100, though it'll make you click a button every 30 seconds or so :(
     

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