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Best VB.NET article of September 2008

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Current Entries

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10 Mar 2009
nkrscorpio
This is yet another example for memory mapped files. What is cool though is unlike other samples, I have a SetData(TCHAR* Key, TCHAR* value) / GetData(TCHAR* key) pattern here.
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18 Jan 2012
SSDiver2112
How to use UITypeEditors, Smart Tags, ControlDesigner Verbs, and Expandable Properties to make design-time editing easier.
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16 Sep 2008
hayes.adrian
If a TextBox is wide enough to show all text, this method ensures it is visible after a resize.
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3 Sep 2008
Scott Dorman
The accepted social etiquette for posting in the CodeProject discussion forums.
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17 Sep 2008
hayes.adrian
Make your controls snap the cursor to their center and hold it for a short time.
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16 Sep 2008
gaesquivel
.NET Mathematical Framework
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3 Sep 2008
Mohammad Al Hoss
This article shows how to import Excel files to SQL Server dynamically.
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30 Sep 2008
PuReBRaiNZ
How to create a diff script for a list of objects in VB.NET.
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14 Sep 2008
Kazi Zakir Hossain
A VB6 project describing how to implelement timer functionality without a timer control
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18 Sep 2008
Vishal Shukla
This article shows how easily we can create occasionally connected WinForms application using ADO.NET Sync services.
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12 Sep 2008
agusto xaverius
It is a simple webpart but very usefull to load many usercontrols
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3 Aug 2013
Tammam Koujan
Demonstrates creating EAN-13 Barcodes with VB.NET
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5 Sep 2008
Vishal Shukla
An ASP.NET template server control demonstrating how we can store/retrieve values of various ASP.NET controls on a page.
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20 Sep 2008
Kazi Zakir Hossain
How to detect the media insertion / ejection in ROM in VB6
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4 Sep 2008
Steven A. Lowe
Permalinks provide an easy way to redirect incoming traffic to specific pages, track hits and goals, and prevent external links from expiring.
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6 Sep 2008
vkhaitan
Introduces to a hack to add global Context Menu Command to Visual Studio designer
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25 Sep 2008
DigiOz Multimedia
This article is a step by step explanation of how to modify a ClickOnce Deployment package to include CAB files
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4 Sep 2008
Ilíon
This article describes a method to intercept the Tab key in a .NET application's form and thereby allow the use of the Tab key in a customized or application-specific meaning.
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22 Aug 2012
kheaton1111
How to send email to Lotus Notes from C#.
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4 Sep 2008
Johnny Worker
A VB code generator that reads a SQL Server table and generates ADO.NET code and also Stored Procedures.
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7 Oct 2008
Greg Osborne
Provide eye-candy to your users with custom animations
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2 Sep 2008
Ashley Staggs
This article will explain how to fade a form in and out, using VB.NET.
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4 Sep 2008
jameshart
Printing an OWC chart from a Windows.Form in VB.NET
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18 Sep 2008
codeontime
Learn to build modern AJAX and ASP.NET 3.5 applications with free Aquarium Express Framework
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20 Sep 2008
Mahmoud Elgindy
This is a program which can download any file from the Internet
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10 Sep 2008
NewLaw
Using .NET Diagnostics to extract data from any Windows performance monitor, to make your own!
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18 Oct 2008
Shivprasad koirala
Asp.Net Interview Question Part 3
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30 Sep 2008
SalarSoft
With this tool which is written for ASP.NET, it is possible to count the number of online users, members, and guest users in websites.
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18 Oct 2008
Shivprasad koirala
Compiling the first F# program using interactive mode
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12 Sep 2008
RichElswick
Copies a sheet to a new Workbook and saves the file.
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16 Sep 2008
Ted John
A structure that stores up to 32 booleans in a 32-bit integer.
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12 Sep 2008
Gagan.20
This is an easiest program that allows you to send e-mails by only defining SMTP Server name.
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23 Sep 2008
Programble
Form Docker is a class library (DLL) that can dock any form to different parts of the screen.
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18 Sep 2008
vbfengshui
A simplified wrapper to the .NET Configuration namespace.
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30 Sep 2008
SurendraKishore
This program gets the list of softwares installed on Windows running machine
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12 Sep 2008
puschusb
Run Spell Check in your .NET apps through any version of Word, without having to make a reference at design time.
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15 Sep 2008
Mostafa Kaisoun
Create Mathematical Trick by displaying seven numerical tables using MSFlexGrid
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24 Sep 2008
Rai Shahid
This control will allow user to backup SqlServer
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12 Sep 2008
gabrielmaldi
A very simple way of doing it.
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25 Sep 2008
Gayan Buddhika
Get Tables and Fields in Crystal Rport Using Code
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26 Sep 2008
Rajibdotnet05
Configurable Gridview using file or database

Current Participants

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

agusto xaverius
Architect Plasmedia
Indonesia Indonesia
I am a developer,software architecture at one's IT's firm at Indonesia. For detail about my profile you can visit my blog at
http://geeks.netindonesia.net/blogs/agusto
Ashley Staggs
Software Developer (Junior) Staggasaurarts
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am 15 years of age and have just started an online non-commercial (for now) company. I make 4 main kinds of things. (1)C# applications (2)2D and 3D games using different engines (3)Films (4) Special effects for films, CG elements, videos and still images. I also know javascrpit, html, delphi, c++, visual basic, xml or xaml, css, c and vbscript
codeontime
United States United States
No Biography provided
Group type: Organisation

1 members

DigiOz Multimedia
Software Developer (Senior) DigiOz Multimedia
United States United States
Pete Soheil is the Creator and Owner of DigiOz Multimedia, a Chicago-IL based company that specializes in the creation of Windows, Web and Mobile Application Development in a variety of Programming Languages, including C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, ASP, VC++, GCC, PHP and Perl.
gabrielmaldi
Uruguay Uruguay
No Biography provided
gaesquivel
Engineer Universidad Tecnológica Nacional
Argentina Argentina
No Biography provided
Gagan.20
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
Gayan Buddhika
Software Developer (Senior) MyCare
New Zealand New Zealand
Gayan worked as a Senor Software Engineer and a Team Lead in AmSafe Bridport. He has completed his Master Degree in IT and he is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in SharePoint 2010 application development. Gayan has more than 7 years of software development experience with Microsoft technologies including .NET, SQL, SharePoint, IIS, Silverlight, Expression Blend 4 and many more. Currently he is reading for his Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration at AIS in Auckland, New Zealand.
Greg Osborne
United States United States
Visual Basic Developer since version 1.0
Java web developer
Currently developing in vb and c#
hayes.adrian
Systems Engineer ThomsonReuters Tax & Accounting
United States United States
I am a Senior System Administrator for a 400+ server ASP farm. With such a large farm and limited staff, our goal is to add as much automation as possible to the system. Most of my programming consists of intelligent slack: spending 2 hours to write a program that handles a reoccurring 10 minute manual job.
Ilíon
United States United States
No Biography provided
jameshart
Australia Australia
No Biography provided
Johnny Worker
Web Developer
Taiwan Taiwan
No Biography provided
Kazi Zakir Hossain
Software Developer (Senior) Orion Informatics Ltd.
Bangladesh Bangladesh
I have been doing computer programming for about last 12 years. Started practicing with QBASIC 4.5. Though started loving VB 4.0 quickly. I worked for national organization like BRAC and still working for international organization like British Council. Once I used to develop web applications with classic ASP 3.0. In my long programming journey I developed many customised user controls in VB6 and many custom functionaly enriched library to meet client requirements. Right now doing ASP.NET and C#. (Also did not stop coding in VB6). Also learning WPF, WCF and SilverLight in .NET 4. Anyway, life is not that bad Smile | :)

Contact: neolithian@msn.com
kheaton1111
Business Analyst
United States United States
No Biography provided
Mahmoud Elgindy
Engineer
Egypt Egypt
My name is Mahmoud abdel aziz elgindy
I'm from EGYPT
I'm 31 years old.
Senior Penetration tester.
My interests :
***Programming with (VB.NET ,Python ,Assembly ,Linux Scripting ).
***Reading books.
Mohammad Al Hoss
Software Developer CME Offshore
Lebanon Lebanon
No Biography provided
No Biography provided
NewLaw
Web Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
nkrscorpio
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Programble
Canada Canada
I am a hobby VB programmer.
PuReBRaiNZ
Netherlands Netherlands
PuReBRaiNZ has been programming in all microsoft supported languages for nearly ten years. His current job is in ms (asp.net & sql) consultancy in the Netherlands.
puschusb
United States United States
No Biography provided
Rahul Singla
India India
No Biography provided
Rai Shahid
Software Developer Lumensoft Technologies
Pakistan Pakistan
I 'm Rai Shahid working in Lumensoft Technologies as a Software Engineer. You can visit me on
http://www.softbeats.net
http://blogs.softeats.net
Rajibdotnet05
Architect Siliconguys Inc
United States United States
Worked in various projects inlcuding WPF, WCF, Silverlight, MongoDB, Hadoop and Web development projects using ASP.NET, AJAX, C#, JavaScript, Web Services and SQL Server and Oracle.
RichElswick
Software Developer Panasonic Automotive
United States United States
Professionally:

Creating next generation Radio systems with all the awesomesauce for touch screens, voice, navigation and connected services

On a personal note:

Medieval Martial Arts. See www.PainBank.com (currently down) for what I do.
SalarSoft
Web Developer
Anonymous Proxy Anonymous Proxy
No Biography provided
Scott Dorman
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
I am a Microsoft C# MVP, author, speaker, blogger, and software developer. I also created the WP Requests and WinStore Requests sites for Windows Phone and Windows Sotre apps as well as several open source projects.

I've been involved with computers in one way or another for as long as I can remember, but started professionally in 1993. Although my primary focus right now is commercial software applications, I prefer building infrastructure components, reusable shared libraries and helping companies define, develop and automate process and code standards and guidelines.
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#...
Steven A. Lowe
Technical Lead ThoughtWorks
United States United States
Steven A. Lowe is a consultant, software developer, inventor, entrepreneur, author, musician, and lover of puns. He ran an innovative custom software development company for nearly a decade before joining ThoughtWorks as a Principal Consultant in 2014. He admits to being the author of "From Burnout to Bonfire" and a willing participant in the band Noise in the Basement, but neither confirms nor denies being the science-fiction author Steven Ayel.
SurendraKishore
Web Developer
India India
No Biography provided
Tammam Koujan
Software Developer (Senior)
Syrian Arab Republic Syrian Arab Republic
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Ted John
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Ted John started programming at an early age using Visual Basic and HTML. As he gained more experience, he starting writing utilities for his favourite video games.

In his spare time he currently writes program for fun in mostly VB.NET, C# and C++. He also runs a website in PHP and a wiki.

He also enjoys playing strategy games such as popular Tycoon games and Populous: The Beginning (his favourite game).
vbfengshui
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
Vishal Shukla
Architect L&T Infotech
India India
Vishal has over 17 years of IT experience with over 15 years on Microsoft technologies from QW Basic to .net 4.5. Vishal works as a Lead Architect for the L&T Infotech. He has given various presentaions at code camps, Teched Tweener and various user group events.
Winner of INETA Community Champions award for 2008 Q3.
Microsoft VB .Net MVP 2009-2011
vkhaitan
Software Developer Smart Components
India India
Owner of Smart Components, producer of Professional Layout Manager SmartLayouts for Visual Studio 2005/2008

Check out SmartLayouts at http://www.smart-components.com/
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