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Best VB.NET article of June 2008

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3 Jun 2008Darren Fieldhouse
Using LINQ to XML to download RSS enclosures.
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5 Jun 2008salysle
This article discusses the construction of a simple application that may be used to view RSS feeds from the desktop.
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12 Oct 2013ASP.NET Community
Template MethodThe Template Method is know as a behavioral pattern which lets subclasses implement behaviour that can vary. In the example below we
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11 Jul 2008Hans Dietrich
XBalloonMsg displays a message box using balloon-style tooltips. Message and title strings may be embedded or stored in string resource.
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22 Jun 2008Jim Rogers
Modify config files with machine- or build-specific differences at compile time.
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19 Mar 2015SSDiver2112
This is a simple to use custom button control, but with a lot of visual design options.
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2 Jun 2008SSDiver2112
A custom control to graphically select a ratings value.
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4 Jun 2008salysle
This article provides an introduction to employing LINQ to Objects queries to support a simple WinForms application; the article addresses the construction of LINQ to Objects statements, and then goes on to describe how one might use LINQ to Objects within the context of an actual application.
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5 Jul 2008Rupesh Kumar Swami
A column chart (simple,stacked, or 100% stacked column) representation using Office Web Components.
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10 Jun 2008Ted Osberg
An extensible, hybrid Listview/TreeListView control
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4 Jun 2008Vivek Bhatnagar
The Custom Control eliminates the use of adding validators for each and every textbox added. Just by setting a couple of properties we can make our textbox validate credit card numbers, phone numbers or any other Custom expression. It provides some other built in functionalities.
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6 Jun 2008salysle
This article provides an introduction to employing LINQ to SQL within a Windows Forms application; the article will address the incorporation of LINQ to SQL into a win forms project, how to use LINQ to SQL to select, insert, update, and delete data, and how to use LINQ to SQL to execute stored proce
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8 Jun 2010hdv212
An open source code generation utility with some useful features to generate procedures,class for tables and .net code for procedures automatically.
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17 Jun 2008Rocco Labellarte
How to zoom the standard WebBrowser control by accessing ExecWB.
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17 Jun 2008Senthil Sambandam
Simple Image Cropping with Image Resizing Using VB.NET
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31 May 2008o m n i
Learn how to control your non-client-area, while keeping all the stuff Vista puts on it.
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9 Jun 2008Pradeep KV
This article is mainly focused on reading text files efficiently. It includes log, csv, tab delimited, fixed length files, etc. Instead of using StreamReader(.NET)/FileSystemObject (VB 6.0), we consider the file as a database table and read the data by querying it.
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6 Jun 2008salysle
This article provides an approach to building an application that may be used to collect, store, and retrieve data without relying upon a database to get there.
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4 Jun 2008salysle
This article describes three approaches to parsing the sentences from a body of text; three approaches are shown as a means of describing the pros and cons for performing this task using each different approach.
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9 Jun 2008salysle
This article provides a simple example of how to use the System.Diagnostics.Process library to display a list of running processes, and to select and kill processes by their process name and ID.
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10 Jun 2008BrantBurnett
A system for using ASP.NET 2.0 web parts in combination with URL rewriting.
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4 Jun 2008MijaeDjinn
A textbox with regex masking and validation.
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4 Jun 2008salysle
This article addresses the construction of a custom control that will convert UNIX time into useful and readable dates for display in a WinForms application.
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28 Jun 2008Ravi Selvaraj
Bind the menu control with list of Category and Sub Categories
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11 Oct 2009Rajesh Naik Ponda Goa
The code shows an easy way to capture desktop to file.
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5 Jun 2008salysle
This article discusses the construction of an image viewer user control that may be used to display images from a directory containing a collection of image files.
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27 Jun 2008Rocco Labellarte
A simple example of loading, saving, and displaying objects in a PropertyGrid using serialization techniques.
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14 Jun 2008Mohd Arshad Malik
Working with Multiple Images with Each TreeNode
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25 Jun 2008Vivek Bhatnagar
The Custom Control shows up a list item in the dropdown as it is typed.
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26 Jun 2008Bob Housedorf
This a VB.NET version of a code in a blog entry by Chris Sainty.
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9 Jun 2008Member 3931606
How to Insert, Update, Delete & Search Values in MS Access 2003 with VB.NET 2005
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5 Jun 2008Claudio Pizzillo
An ASP.NET handler to apply WPF XAML templates on images.
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18 Jun 2008BrantBurnett
Class library to assist in using different time zones in the same ASP.NET 3.5 application
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12 Jun 2008Indranil Paul
Upload and download a file and execute Error log in a particular file

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The ASP.NET Wiki was started by Scott Hanselman in February of 2008. The idea is that folks spend a lot of time trolling the blogs, googlinglive-searching for answers to common "How To" questions. There's piles of fantastic community-created and MSFT-created content out there, but if it's not found by a search engine and the right combination of keywords, it's often lost.

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I am a Senior S/W Developer associated with a S/W MNC for the last 3 yrs.I am working in C# in .netframework and using Infragistics,AJAX and SQLServer2000.
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Jim is a developer working in Auburn, Alabama, USA. He started working as a programmer in 1997; much of his early experience was with MFC and ASP, with brief forays into Java servlets, Borland's OWL, and plain-old windows API.

Since 2001 Jim has worked primarily with .NET, writing windows and web applications, windows services, and client-server apps. With a little bit of AS3/Flex code thrown in there.

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I am currently a small .Net Hobbyist developing applications for free.
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I did MS in Computers from BITS, Pilani, India. Have been working as a .NET developer for more than 5 years. I have been working on Web Applications for some major banks in United States. I like to upgrade myself with latest technologies in .NET and also like to work with them.
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I'm a software developer from Goa, India & I take assignments of software development. My specialization is in desktop applications built using latest technologies such as PRISM, WPF, WCF etc
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I've been around since the beginning of time (well, nearly fifty years anyway), and I've enjoyed programming since the days of DOS 1.0 with assembly language, MS-BASIC, GW-BASIC, QuickBASIC, Visual BASIC and now VB.NET.
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Award: Best VB.NET article of June 2008: Create Column Charts Using OWC11
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I first got hooked on programing with the TI994A. After it finally lost all support I reluctantly moved to the Apple IIe. Thank You BeagleBros for getting me through. I wrote programs for my Scuba buisness during this time. Currently I am a Database manager and software developer. I started with VBA and VB6 and now having fun with VB.NET/WPF/C#...
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I have been into Web development for past 2+ years.I've worked on areas like ASP.NET,VB.Net,Web services and web application framework DotNetNuke.I'm Microsoft Certified Professional in ASP.Net.
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