Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Creating Organization Hierarchy in ASP.NET using Google Organizational Chart

In this post I will show you how to integrate google org chart in your asp.net application.
  • First create a new empty website in visual studio
  • Add jquery and google visualization api reference to the default page
Let's first create dummy data.Create following table schema and insert some dummy data into this.
Table Schema

    [EmpID] CHAR (4)     NOT NULL,
    [Ename] VARCHAR (10) NULL,
    [MGR]   CHAR (4)     NULL,
Insert Data
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7369', N'Smith', N'7902')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7499', N'Allen', N'7698')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7521', N'Ward', N'7698')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7566', N'Jones', N'7839')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7654', N'Martin', N'7698')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7698', N'Blake', N'7839')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7782', N'Clark', N'7839')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7788', N'Scott', N'7566')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7839', N'King', NULL)
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7844', N'Turner', N'7698')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7876', N'Adams', N'7788')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7900', N'James', N'7698')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7902', N'Ford', N'7566')
INSERT INTO [dbo].[EMPLOYEES] ([EmpID], [Ename], [MGR]) VALUES (N'7934', N'Miller', N'7782')

Saturday, September 7, 2013

How to read mp3 tag info using c#

Mp3 tag  consists of attaching a fixed block size of 128 bytes at the end of the file in question. This block contains the following tags: A header that identifies the presence of block ID3 and version. Specifically, said header comprises TAG characters. 

Title: 30 characters. 
Artist: 30 characters. 
Album: 30 characters. 
Year: 4 characters. 
Comment: 30 characters. 
Genre (music): a character. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

How to encrypt Bitmap image in c#

In this post I will show you how to encrypt bitmap image in c#.The technique is very simple.First we extract header from the image and then encrypt the rest byte data and then combined the header with this encrypted data.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace Enc
    class Program
        static string FILENAME = @"D:\ub.bmp";
        static string ENCFILENAME = @"D:\enc.bmp";
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Create instance of DES
            TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider des = new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider();
            //Generate IV and Key
            //Set Encryption mode
            des.Mode = CipherMode.ECB;
            FileStream fileStream = new FileStream(FILENAME, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);
            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
            //Store header in byte array (we will used this after encryption)
            var header = ms.ToArray().Take(54).ToArray();
            //Take rest from stream
            var imageArray = ms.ToArray().Skip(54).ToArray();
            //Create encryptor
            var enc = des.CreateEncryptor();
            //Encrypt image
            var encimg = enc.TransformFinalBlock(imageArray, 0, imageArray.Length);
            //Combine header and encrypted image
            var image = Combine(header, encimg);
            //Write encrypted image to disk
            File.WriteAllBytes(ENCFILENAME, image);

        public static byte[] Combine(byte[] first, byte[] second)
            byte[] ret = new byte[first.Length + second.Length];
            Buffer.BlockCopy(first, 0, ret, 0, first.Length);
            Buffer.BlockCopy(second, 0, ret, first.Length, second.Length);
            return ret;

Thursday, August 1, 2013

How to post array of hashes in wcf

In this post I will show you how to post json array hashes in wcf rest service.Before going to code snippet let's discuss some basic terminology.
What is Array of Hashes

 Array of hashes is a data structure in which  each record itself contains key/value pairs. Arrays of hashes are used less frequently than the other structures.Below is example of  array of hashes

AoH = (
       husband  => "barney",
       wife     => "betty",
       son      => "bamm bamm",
       husband => "george",
       wife    => "jane",
       son     => "elroy",

       husband => "homer",
       wife    => "marge",
       son     => "bart",

JSON String
When we enclosed the json data into quote then we called this string is JSON string

var jsonString='[{ "x": 10, "y": 20, "z": 30 }, { "x": 12, "y": 21, "z": 33 }, { "x": 13, "y": 23, "z": 35}]';
Object literal
When we don't enclosed string in quote then we called this as JSON object literals
var jsonObject= [{ "x": 10, "y": 20, "z": 30 }, { "x": 12, "y": 21, "z": 33 }, { "x": 13, "y": 23, "z": 35}];

For this demo I am going to use JSON.NET library.First go to nuget package manager and install json lib.After that create a simple REST service shown as below.
Now create a simple client and then send json string (not object literal)

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;
using System.Text;
using Newtonsoft.Json;
namespace WcfService2

    public class Service1 : IService1
        public string GetData(string value)
            StringBuilder stringBuilder = new StringBuilder();
            dynamic data = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(value);
            foreach (var item in data)
            return stringBuilder.ToString();


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;
using System.Text;

namespace WcfService2

    public interface IService1

        [WebInvoke(Method = "POST")]
        string GetData(string value);



<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="WebForm1.aspx.cs" Inherits="WcfService2.WebForm1" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <script src="Scripts/jquery-2.0.2.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("#id").click(function () {
                var d = '[{ "x": 10, "y": 20, "z": 30 }, { "x": 12, "y": 21, "z": 33 }, { "x": 13, "y": 23, "z": 35}]';
                    type: 'POST',
                    url: "http://localhost:1449/Service1.svc/GetData",
                    data: JSON.stringify(d),
                    contentType: "application/json",
                    success: function (data) {
                    complete: function () {
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <input type="button" value="S" id="id" />