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New Book: The Modern C# Challenge

My latest book, The Modern C# Challenge, is now available. It’s a collection of 100 programming challenges that let you test your ability in a wide variety of programming topics, many of which are not usually covered in traditional programming … Continue reading

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Tile a board with colored trominoes in C#

The post Tile a board with trominoes in C# explains how to tile a board with a missing square with trominoes. This post shows how to color the trominoes so no two adjacent ones share the same color. The four-color … Continue reading

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Tile a board with trominoes in C#

Trominoes are polyominoes of order three. That means they are polygons made up of three equal sized squares joined at their edges. There only are two kinds of trominoes: three squares joined in a line and three squares joined in … Continue reading

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Draw a randomly colored Sierpinski pentagon in C#

The example Draw a colored Sierpinski pentagon in C# lets the user click on the parts of a Sierpinski pentagon to change their colors. Eddie Bole thought it would be interesting to color the larger pentagons in addition to the … Continue reading

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Draw a colored Sierpinski pentagon in C#

The example Draw a Sierpinski pentagon in C# shows how to draw a Sierpinski pentagon. This example modifies that one so the user can click on pentagons to change their colors. To do that, this program takes a very different … Continue reading

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Draw a Pythagoras tree fractal in C#

A Pythagoras tree (or Pythagorean tree) is a fractal tree built from squares. It starts with a square that forms the tree’s base. The program then makes the Pythagoras tree by recursively attaching two smaller branches to the original branch. … Continue reading

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Draw a Sierpinski pentagon in C#

In a Sierpinski pentagon, larger pentagons are recursively divided into five smaller pentagons with a sixth uncolored pentagon in the center. The following picture shows the first four levels of the resulting fractal. For this example, I decided to think … Continue reading

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Write a TreeView into a tab-delimited file in C#

The example Load a TreeView from a tab-delimited file in C# shows how to load a TreeView control from a file. This example shows how to do the converse: write a TreeView control’s values into a file. The following SaveTreeViewIntoFile … Continue reading

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Use branch and bound to find the highest value path through a two-dimensional array of numbers in C#

This method is similar to path-finding methods described in my books Essential Algorithms: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms and Interview Puzzles Dissected, Solving and Understanding Interview Puzzles. Follow those links for more information including tables of contents. The example … Continue reading

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Find the highest value path through a two-dimensional array of numbers in C#

This method is similar to path-finding methods described in my books Essential Algorithms: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms and Interview Puzzles Dissected, Solving and Understanding Interview Puzzles. Follow those links for more information including tables of contents. Look at … Continue reading

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