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Best VB.NET article of December 2013

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Each month at CodeProject we gather together the best of the articles submitted the previous month and ask our readers to choose the best of the best. Entry is automatic - just submit you articke and we'll do the rest.

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Current Entries

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1 Jan 2014Monjurul Habib
The hardest single part of building a software system is deciding precisely what to build. Everybody in software development has the same goal: Rapid, Reliable, Low Risk delivery of high-quality, valuable functionality to users. This article will help them to achieve their goal.
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16 Dec 2013Stefan Huy 1 alternative  
For those who badly miss a .NET like List in VBA
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3 Dec 2013jeffery c
This article will focus on network settings that can be changed using VB.NET and sometimes relies on command line programs included with Windows.
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19 Dec 2013Michael Rosqvist
A small sample showing how to create a Google Heatmap in ASP.NET/VB.NET
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16 Dec 2013Peter BCKR
Fixing missing ContentType-Bug in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 when using XDomainRequest and POST requests
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3 Jan 2014Maciej Los
This tip shows how to get data from multiple workbooks using one OledbConnection.
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20 Dec 2013Amir Emamjomeh
This article demonstrates a simple and fast method for generating a list of regular triangles that form a unit sphere surface
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7 Dec 2013zapsolution
This is a VS2010+ project
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29 Dec 2013Mr. xieguigang 谢桂纲
A simple and easy way to develop an application plugin
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19 Apr 2015jeffery c
How to export and import wireless settings using Netsh in VB.NET (updated)
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23 Apr 2014Graham Lemon (UK)
Implementing a simple News Ticker custom control for Winforms .NET to reduce flicker as much as possible.
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3 Dec 2013Martin Ton
SHA1 and MD5 class for net version.

Current Participants

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

Engineer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amir Emamjomeh is a full-stack developer and petroleum reservoir engineer at PSL.
Engineer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
R&D Engineer specialising in the provision of service solutions to a bio-medical repair workshop. Previously a technical service trainer for bio-medical device engineers and many years' of coding experience from Borland TurboBASIC v1.00 through all of the different iterations of Visual Basic. As part of my job I am currently working with VB .NET on Framework 4.5.2 and a MS SQL Back-end to develop a divisional operations management database.
Software Developer
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Team Leader
Poland Poland
I'm a lawyer, teacher/trainer and author of VBA programming book (only polish version). Programming is my hobby and the source of extra earnings!
  1. C#
  2. SQL
  3. Linq
  4. VB/VBA/VB.NET
  5. XML & XSL


If you want to contact me... find me on LinkedIn.
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Web Developer
Sweden Sweden
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior)
Singapore Singapore
A life-long-learner, maker and soft music fan. Likes building things to solve problems. Years of successful records serving mid and large scale .NET applications in domestic and international client environment. Expertise in different areas of software development life cycles and Software Architecture.

Always looks for new technology and loves to get hands dirty Smile | :)
Technical Lead PANOMIX
China China
He is good and loves VisualBasic! Senior data scientist at PANOMIX


github: https://github.com/xieguigang
Software Developer (Senior)
Germany Germany
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Engineer
Germany Germany
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer zapsolution
France France
I am a low level SDK programmer, focusing mainly on graphic imaging and multimedia applications.
I am using several languages, including C, C++, PowerBASIC, WinDev.
I wrote also a few demos in C#, but i never used DotNET in real code production.

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Must be an article, or blog entry
  3. With the exception of the overall category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
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  7. Authors may only have their article considered for multiple categories if that second category is the Overall monthly category. Under no circumstance will an article be nominated in a second category that is not the Overall monthly category.
  8. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  9. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and article could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
  10. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
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