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Best VB.NET article of July 2008

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Current Entries

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18 Jul 2008
ComponentOne
ComponentOne InputPanel for WinForms is a new paradigm to create and maintain data-entry forms. It is a panel that is placed on a form to help create powerful data input applications. Simply connect C1InputPanel to any data source and an input control for each field is automatically created for you.
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10 Feb 2010
Elkay
A collapsable container control with complete header, border, and color customization. Also has the ability to utilize an 'Activation' button (like the 'Active Files' button you'll find at the top of every form in the Visual Studio IDE).
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8 Jan 2009
Paw Jershauge
Generate class shells from SQL Server database tables, (SQL 2005 & 2008 only). Output languages supported: C# and VB.NET.
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2 Jul 2008
SSDiver2112
Add outlined text to an image, rotate it, and move it around with the mouse.
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22 Nov 2010
Vitaly Tomilov
A simplified and unified way for accessing most frequently used information about Process, System, and Environment.
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7 Aug 2008
Andreas Botsikas
In this article, we will be developing custom Membership and Role providers which will read user credentials from a custom configuration section in the web.config file.
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3 Jul 2008
Eric Marcon
A wrapper to provide WMI classes for .NET solutions.
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13 Jul 2008
Dazdarevic Edin
A .NET component that simplifies tracking of system's idle time.
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27 May 2016
icemanind
How to automatically create data access layers and business layers from a Microsoft Access or a SQL Server database
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22 Apr 2014
Duncan Edwards Jones
Introduces and discusses the Common Language Runtime framework classes used in printing from a .NET Windows Forms application.
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25 Jul 2008
CS Rocks
The purpose of this article is to demonstrating zipping files using the ZipPackage class in this System.IO.Packaging namespace. This demonstration uses: VB.Net 2008 .Net, Framwork 3.0.
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23 Jun 2011
The .NET Junkie
A pre- and postcondition validation framework based on .NET 3.5 extension methods
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17 Jul 2008
Paul Betteridge
SVN Keywords are not sufficient for retrieving the highest revision number for your project. This simple method solves this problem.
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17 Jul 2008
Nowak Alexander
The ASP.NET provider framework for Membership, Role, and Profile functionality in .NET 3.5 is made available for non-ASP.NET consumers in the form of Client Application Services. This means that, for example, in a WinForms application, you can implement Forms Authentication as easy as in an ASP.NET
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22 Dec 2008
Stein Borge
Template based code generator
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5 Aug 2008
Arman Ghazanchyan
The SCapture class allows an application to capture still screen images
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11 Jul 2008
Calle Mellergardh
Create a listbox control that provides events for when adding or removing items.
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1 Jul 2008
BTDex
Class module to easily de-/compress and en-/decrypt big strings
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15 Jul 2008
Dan Dombrowski
Replace a cursor system-wide and restore it to the original cursor.
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17 Jul 2008
bgs264
I needed a simple control to display a bulleted list based on a strongly typed list of strings.
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3 Jul 2008
Jonathan Lathigee
A webservice to transcode videos to FLV, while maintaining aspect ratio
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8 Jul 2008
salysle
This article shall describe an approach that may be used to extract Jar files.
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8 Jul 2008
salysle
This article will discuss alternative methods for performing cascading deletes using LINQ to SQL.
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9 Jul 2008
Ivan Alles
How to bind context-sensitive help to .NET ToolStrip items.
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9 Jul 2008
radusib
Design the business layer using a provider pattern
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17 Jul 2008
Michael Leithold
This article demonstrates how to start and debug a Windows service with Visual Studio 2008.
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25 Jul 2008
CS Rocks
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This application demonstrates how to perform secret encryption using VB.NET and the .NET Framework 3.0.
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5 Jul 2008
FF77
This project contains a Web Custom Control for rendering images directly from the database. Can be used with image fields, text, date, or numerical fields (it generates an image containing the text), and with URL fields (like in a regular image control).
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22 Jul 2008
SeaWater
This article will show how to retrieve multiple datakeys from a FormView control.
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22 Jul 2008
questprogrammer
NHibernate using VB.Net
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21 Jul 2008
Jans Mary Suncy
Copying files from source locaion to target location based on the file creation date
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14 Jul 2008
gerudobombshell
A way to simplify your game classes and code for maximum efficency.
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14 Jul 2008
Marius Iulian Mihailescu
Security is a very important topic and a very complicated one in ASP.NET.
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15 Jul 2008
Jay Stacey
Creating a scrollable GridView with a fixed header.
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17 Jul 2008
Louwgi
A class design using the Abstract Factory Design Pattern for a chess application.

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

Andreas Botsikas
Web Developer
Greece Greece
No Biography provided
Arman Ghazanchyan
Software Developer (Senior) ZipEdTech
United States United States
No Biography provided
bgs264
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I graduated with a First class honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Salford in June 2006. Shortly after I graduated, I started my first job as a web developer in a small consultancy company in the North-West. I have since moved to a larger organisation in Manchester, which is a bit closer to my home.

My development is 99% ASP.NET based with the remaining 1% being ad-hoc console applications or Windows services, and although I prefer to develop in C# (just because I think it is cleaner), VB is what is used in the team.
BTDex
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Calle Mellergardh
Software Developer
Sweden Sweden
I started out programming in VB3 and Pascal moving on to VB5-6. Last couple of years I've been working with the .NET framework and mainly C#.
Currently I'm working for an automation company writing specialized desktop software. In my spare time (what ever's left of it) I enjoy playing the drums and walking the dog.
ComponentOne
Unknown
No Biography provided
Group type: Organisation

2 members

CS Rocks
Software Developer DataPrint, LLC
United States United States
Dan Dombrowski
Software Developer 12:34 MicroTechnologies, Inc.
United States United States
No Biography provided
Dazdarevic Edin
Software Developer DevLogic d.o.o
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
No Biography provided
Duncan Edwards Jones
Software Developer
Ireland Ireland
C# / SQL Server developer
Microsoft MVP (Azure) 2017
Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic) 2006, 2007
Elkay
United States United States
No Biography provided
Eric Marcon
Engineer
France France
No Biography provided
FF77
Software Developer (Senior)
Romania Romania
No Biography provided
gerudobombshell
United States United States
No Biography provided
icemanind
Web Developer http://www.icemanind.com
United States United States
No Biography provided
Ivan Alles
Software Developer GuiProf
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Jans Mary Suncy
Software Developer Capgemini India
India India
No Biography provided
Jay Stacey
Software Developer (Junior) Startech.com
Canada Canada
I am a Fanshawe College Student in the Computer Programmer Analyst Program. I have been programming since I was 13 years old. I look forward to expanding my knowledge and sharing it with everyone.
Jonathan Lathigee
Chief Technology Officer zero one design Inc.
Canada Canada
No Biography provided
Louwgi
Web Developer
South Africa South Africa
Gideon Louw is a qualified MCSD and software professional.

He developed several industrial and government related applications that has successfully been installed all over the world.
Marius Iulian Mihailescu
Team Leader
Romania Romania
No Biography provided
No Biography provided
Nowak Alexander
Software Developer Capgemini
Belgium Belgium
No Biography provided
Paul Betteridge
Software Developer (Senior) PB-NET LTD
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
questprogrammer
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
radusib
Architect
New Zealand New Zealand
No Biography provided
salysle
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
SeaWater
Web Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
SSDiver2112
Software Developer
United States United States
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#...
Stein Borge
Australia Australia
No Biography provided
The .NET Junkie
Software Developer (Senior)
Netherlands Netherlands
I'm a freelance developer from the Netherlands, working with .NET technology on a daily basis, and officially diagnosed as a workaholic.
Vitaly Tomilov
Software Developer (Senior) Sibedge IT
Ireland Ireland
My online CV: cv.vitalytomilov.com
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