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Ideas for a C# development project?

Hi, I'm looking for ideas for a C#.Net Windows application project.
I've been programming for 20+ years and consider myself pretty
capable. I'd like to take on developing a significant C# Windows app
as a way of refining my knowledge of C#.Net. I'd like to spend my
time developing an app that people will actually be able to use. I
don't want to write another ME TOO text editor, or file browser.

Anybody got any ideas for new Windows utility or application that
would be useful to a bunch of people? Something unique and not done
before, or something that needs to be done better.

Thanks,
John

Oct 2 '07 #1
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John Heitmuller. wrote:
Hi, I'm looking for ideas for a C#.Net Windows application project.
I've been programming for 20+ years and consider myself pretty
capable. I'd like to take on developing a significant C# Windows app
as a way of refining my knowledge of C#.Net. I'd like to spend my
time developing an app that people will actually be able to use. I
don't want to write another ME TOO text editor, or file browser.

Anybody got any ideas for new Windows utility or application that
would be useful to a bunch of people? Something unique and not done
before, or something that needs to be done better.
DB admin tool with support for multiple flavors of databases ??

Arne
Oct 2 '07 #2
John Heitmuller. <jo*************@jrfcorp.netwrote:
Hi, I'm looking for ideas for a C#.Net Windows application project.
I've been programming for 20+ years and consider myself pretty
capable. I'd like to take on developing a significant C# Windows app
as a way of refining my knowledge of C#.Net. I'd like to spend my
time developing an app that people will actually be able to use. I
don't want to write another ME TOO text editor, or file browser.

Anybody got any ideas for new Windows utility or application that
would be useful to a bunch of people? Something unique and not done
before, or something that needs to be done better.
Something I've been thinking about: a "repeatable copier with memory".

Quite often when I'm developing I want to copy some files from one
place to another, and do it repeatedly. I normally end up writing a
batch file, but it would be nice to be able to just fire up a tool,
show the source, destination, and subset of files, and then either just
have it running unobtrusively ready for me to hit "Copy" every so
often, or save the copy details for another time.

Anyway, just an idea...

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Oct 2 '07 #3
"John Heitmuller." <jo*************@jrfcorp.netwrote in message
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Hi, I'm looking for ideas for a C#.Net Windows application project.
I've been programming for 20+ years and consider myself pretty
capable. I'd like to take on developing a significant C# Windows app
as a way of refining my knowledge of C#.Net. I'd like to spend my
time developing an app that people will actually be able to use. I
don't want to write another ME TOO text editor, or file browser.

Anybody got any ideas for new Windows utility or application that
would be useful to a bunch of people? Something unique and not done
before, or something that needs to be done better.
A good simple backup program.
>
Thanks,
John

Oct 2 '07 #4
"John Heitmuller." <jo*************@jrfcorp.netwrote in message
news:11**********************@y42g2000hsy.googlegr oups.com...
Hi, I'm looking for ideas for a C#.Net Windows application project.
I've been programming for 20+ years and consider myself pretty
capable. I'd like to take on developing a significant C# Windows app
as a way of refining my knowledge of C#.Net. I'd like to spend my
time developing an app that people will actually be able to use. I
don't want to write another ME TOO text editor, or file browser.

Anybody got any ideas for new Windows utility or application that
would be useful to a bunch of people? Something unique and not done
before, or something that needs to be done better.
How about a tool for creating and editing PowerShell Format and type files?
Then you would learn PowerShell, XML manipulation, reflection and Windows
Forms (or maybe WPF).

Oct 3 '07 #5
What I am thinking is a book/dvd library management system.

"John Vottero" <JV******@mvpsi.comwrote in message
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"John Heitmuller." <jo*************@jrfcorp.netwrote in message
news:11**********************@y42g2000hsy.googlegr oups.com...
Hi, I'm looking for ideas for a C#.Net Windows application project.
I've been programming for 20+ years and consider myself pretty
capable. I'd like to take on developing a significant C# Windows app
as a way of refining my knowledge of C#.Net. I'd like to spend my
time developing an app that people will actually be able to use. I
don't want to write another ME TOO text editor, or file browser.

Anybody got any ideas for new Windows utility or application that
would be useful to a bunch of people? Something unique and not done
before, or something that needs to be done better.

How about a tool for creating and editing PowerShell Format and type
files?
Then you would learn PowerShell, XML manipulation, reflection and Windows
Forms (or maybe WPF).

Oct 3 '07 #6
On 3 okt, 00:18, "John Heitmuller." <john.heitmul...@jrfcorp.net>
wrote:
Hi, I'm looking for ideas for a C#.Net Windows application project.
I've been programming for 20+ years and consider myself pretty
capable. I'd like to take on developing a significant C# Windows app
as a way of refining my knowledge of C#.Net. I'd like to spend my
time developing an app that people will actually be able to use. I
don't want to write another ME TOO text editor, or file browser.

Anybody got any ideas for new Windows utility or application that
would be useful to a bunch of people? Something unique and not done
before, or something that needs to be done better.

Thanks,
John
How about getting involved in an existing open-source project?

Oct 3 '07 #7
I agree, getting involved in an existing open-source project seems like a
great idea :)

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On 3 okt, 00:18, "John Heitmuller." <john.heitmul...@jrfcorp.net>
wrote:
>Hi, I'm looking for ideas for a C#.Net Windows application project.
I've been programming for 20+ years and consider myself pretty
capable. I'd like to take on developing a significant C# Windows app
as a way of refining my knowledge of C#.Net. I'd like to spend my
time developing an app that people will actually be able to use. I
don't want to write another ME TOO text editor, or file browser.

Anybody got any ideas for new Windows utility or application that
would be useful to a bunch of people? Something unique and not done
before, or something that needs to be done better.

Thanks,
John

How about getting involved in an existing open-source project?
Oct 3 '07 #8
Writing code is the easy bit, writing code someone wants is a completely
different matter :-)
Oct 3 '07 #9
How about getting involved in an existing open-source project?

Hmmm... I had not thought of that, but I really like that idea. One of
my strengths has always been the ability to come into a large body of
someone else's code and understand their design and be able to
maintain their code. That is a great way to transition into a new
language, especially if the original programmer was really good.
I'll look around for an open source C#.Net Windows project. Anybody
got any favorites?
Thanks,
John

Oct 3 '07 #10
On Oct 3, 11:37 am, "John Heitmuller." <john.heitmul...@jrfcorp.net>
wrote:
How about getting involved in an existing open-source project?

Hmmm... I had not thought of that, but I really like that idea. One of
my strengths has always been the ability to come into a large body of
someone else's code and understand their design and be able to
maintain their code. That is a great way to transition into a new
language, especially if the original programmer was really good.
I'll look around for an open source C#.Net Windows project. Anybody
got any favorites?
If you're interested in ORM stuff at all, I'm sure the NHibernate team
would be glad of assistance.

Jon

Oct 3 '07 #11
Jon Skeet [C# MVP] wrote:
On Oct 3, 11:37 am, "John Heitmuller." <john.heitmul...@jrfcorp.net>
wrote:
>>How about getting involved in an existing open-source project?
Hmmm... I had not thought of that, but I really like that idea. One of
my strengths has always been the ability to come into a large body of
someone else's code and understand their design and be able to
maintain their code. That is a great way to transition into a new
language, especially if the original programmer was really good.
I'll look around for an open source C#.Net Windows project. Anybody
got any favorites?

If you're interested in ORM stuff at all, I'm sure the NHibernate team
would be glad of assistance.
Or Spring.NET they must also have a ton of code to maintain and develop.

Arne
Oct 4 '07 #12
I'll look around for an open source C#.Net Windows project. Anybody
got any favorites?
Start with fyireporting.com
and open source reporing engine.

Community waits your contributions.

Andrus.
Oct 4 '07 #13
On Oct 2, 5:18 pm, "John Heitmuller." <john.heitmul...@jrfcorp.net>
wrote:
Hi, I'm looking for ideas for a C#.Net Windows application project.
I've been programming for 20+ years and consider myself pretty
capable. I'd like to take on developing a significant C# Windows app
as a way of refining my knowledge of C#.Net. I'd like to spend my
time developing an app that people will actually be able to use. I
don't want to write another ME TOO text editor, or file browser.

Anybody got any ideas for new Windows utility or application that
would be useful to a bunch of people? Something unique and not done
before, or something that needs to be done better.

Thanks,
John
John,

I've had aspirations for some time now to develop a computer algebra
system in C#. Or at least a decent expression evaluator. Does that
pique your interest?

Brian

Oct 4 '07 #14
Hi,

Develop web services using C#

http://www.vkinfotek.com/webservice/...ebservice.aspx

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Oct 5 '07 #15

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