| Visual Basic Article Published 18-Dec-09
Learn about the history of debugging and evolutionary improvements in Intellisense in VS2010.
| Visual Basic Article Published 07-Dec-09
Using an anonymous type in VB, which is essential for technologies like LINQ, means that the compiler will generate a class for you based on context and named initializers saving you time and effort. To learn more read on.
| Visual Basic Article Published 25-Nov-09
Add ultimate flexibility and power to your programs with function parameters and Lambda Expressions.
| Visual Basic Article Published 25-Aug-09
In this installment of the .NET Nuts & Bolts column we'll be discussing three industry trends that are influencing the next releases of C# and Visual Basic.
| Visual Basic Article Published 06-Jul-09
Programming is hard,debugging is hard. Doing both well is critical to
being a good programmer. To make things easier for us Paul
Kimmel demonstrates how to run custom Tracepoint with
| Visual Basic Article Published 24-Jun-09
The Entity Framework provides a .NET class-based model of a data store, letting you query the model with LINQ, while the model do the background grunt work of contacting the data store to add, update, or delete data.
| Visual Basic Article Published 16-Jun-09
OP-ED: Unlike the Illuminati, the IEEE exists, and they have a secret. This secret helps them turn out shiny MP3 players, phones, and computers with processing power than we programmers can figure out how to use. This is how they do it. When will developers learn the same truths?
| Visual Basic Article Published 22-May-09
Providing a drop down list in your ASP.NET Web applications help users avoid wasting time with bad data and it's a kinder, gentler thing to do.
| Visual Basic Article Published 30-Apr-09
Discover how to render an image directly from a database using an IHttpHandler and how to modify the image on its way to the client using GDI+.
| Visual Basic Article Published 20-Apr-09
You can respond to every HTTP request. Just implement event handlers or an IHttpModule (which is a cool way to write a re-deployable solution for multiple projects).
| Visual Basic Article Published 03-Apr-09
How do I hide the unneeded features? Don't cut corners just because budgets and staff are being cut.
| Visual Basic Article Published 12-Feb-09
Old school programming, whereby the programmer reads control values and writes inline SQL, still works, but it's so 90s. If you are new to WinForms or Web programming but experienced, peruse the article and then master LINQ.
| Visual Basic Article Published 31-Dec-08
With custom applications getting bigger and more involved, there is very often a need to supply updates for them. There is also a need to provide them as quickly as possible. Learn how to do this.
| Visual Basic Article Published 11-Dec-08
Round those corners and make your user interfaces a little jazzier with a rounded rectangle Panel control; a fun chunk of code to incorporate into your application.
| Visual Basic Article Published 25-Nov-08
Few projects end up having too much time. Successfully completing a project often depends on tackling core, significant, and risky aspects of any custom solution first—like the long hard march up hill—and finishing with the trim, or cosmetic work, last.
| Visual Basic Article Published 21-Nov-08
The Records Center is an important MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) component for companies that need to save critical or legally sensitive information. Discover how to create a Records Center then secure its contents with the MOSS Object Model and one of its default WebServices.
| Visual Basic Article Published 07-Nov-08
Emitted code and the DynamicMethod have the benefit of speed and the emitted code can be unloaded when the DynamicMethod goes out of scope, resulting in the best of all worlds.
| Visual Basic Article Published 28-Oct-08
Use Reflection.Emit to speed up Reflection intensive processes by writing one general algorithm that emits a specific solution.
| Visual Basic Article Published 17-Oct-08
One general-purpose algorithm, written one time, is a great time saver for programmers.
| Visual Basic Article Published 30-Sep-08
Some things that seem hard are actually quite easy, and some things that seem easy take a little work, like that little [X] on a Windows Form, the ControlBox. Learn how to know just when that little bugger is pressed.
| Visual Basic Article Published 24-Sep-08
The MenuStrip and ToolStripMenuItem are a little harder to use than the Menu from earlier versions of VB. Walk through exercises using the MenuStrip, ToolStrip, and the Command behavior pattern to encapsulate a Recents menu for your applications that operate on files.
| Visual Basic Article Published 03-Sep-08
Let the .NET Framework write your XML Schema document (XSD) for you.
| Visual Basic Article Published 22-Aug-08
See how combining SharePoint 2007's API and an Object Model allows for greater program functionality.
| Visual Basic Article Published 21-Aug-08
Gain a solid understanding of what Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is and isn't and what it can do for you.
| Visual Basic Article Published 20-Aug-08
William Vaughn clarifies a misunderstanding regarding the ReportViewer Control.