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Multithreading Backup Utility

, 10 Jul 2008
Multithreading is something we will all have to deal with sooner or later. This relatively simple application shows you how to use two threads to copy files. It is also a very handy Windows backup utility with a mirror feature, a batch mode feature, a log file feature and a help button!
Backup.zip
Backup
Backup.ico
Backup.vbproj.user
bin
Debug
Release
Backup.vshost.exe
Backup.vshost.exe.manifest
Help.pdf
Icon1.ico
Icons
error.ico
INFO.ICO
none.ico
question.ico
Thumbs.db
warning.ico
License.rtf
My Project
app.manifest
Application.myapp
Settings.settings
Resources
coder.bmp
coder.jpg
error.ico
Icon1.bmp
Icon1.ico
Icon2.ico
Image1.ico
INFO.ICO
none.ico
question.ico
small.ico
small1.ico
small11.ico
Thumbs.db
warning.ico
Thumbs.db
VSProject_genericproject.ico
VTune
Backup.vpj
BackupSetup.zip
setup.exe
Setup.msi
<Global.Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.DesignerGenerated()> _
Partial Class Backup
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

    'Form overrides dispose to clean up the component list.
    <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerNonUserCode()> _
    Protected Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)
        If disposing AndAlso components IsNot Nothing Then
            components.Dispose()
        End If
        MyBase.Dispose(disposing)
    End Sub

    'Required by the Windows Form Designer
    Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer

    'NOTE: The following procedure is required by the Windows Form Designer
    'It can be modified using the Windows Form Designer.  
    'Do not modify it using the code editor.
    <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThrough()> _
    Private Sub InitializeComponent()
        Dim resources As System.ComponentModel.ComponentResourceManager = New System.ComponentModel.ComponentResourceManager(GetType(Backup))
        Me.FolderBrowserDialog1 = New System.Windows.Forms.FolderBrowserDialog
        Me.Panel1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Panel
        Me.QuietLog = New System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox
        Me.Label5 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Me.MirrorCopy = New System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox
        Me.Label4 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Me.BrowseTo = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.ToPathTextbox = New System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
        Me.Label2 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Me.BrowseFrom = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.FromPathTextbox = New System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
        Me.Label1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Me.Panel2 = New System.Windows.Forms.Panel
        Me.WorkingLabel = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Me.WorkingBar = New System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar
        Me.FileStatusTextbox = New System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
        Me.CopyStatusLabel = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Me.ProgressBar1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar
        Me.StartCopy = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.StopCopy = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.ViewLog = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.Label3 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Me.Help = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.Panel1.SuspendLayout()
        Me.Panel2.SuspendLayout()
        Me.SuspendLayout()
        '
        'Panel1
        '
        Me.Panel1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.QuietLog)
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.Label5)
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.MirrorCopy)
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.Label4)
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.BrowseTo)
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.ToPathTextbox)
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.Label2)
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.BrowseFrom)
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.FromPathTextbox)
        Me.Panel1.Controls.Add(Me.Label1)
        Me.Panel1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue
        Me.Panel1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(7, 19)
        Me.Panel1.Name = "Panel1"
        Me.Panel1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(609, 73)
        Me.Panel1.TabIndex = 6
        '
        'QuietLog
        '
        Me.QuietLog.AutoSize = True
        Me.QuietLog.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(205, 52)
        Me.QuietLog.Name = "QuietLog"
        Me.QuietLog.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(15, 14)
        Me.QuietLog.TabIndex = 19
        Me.QuietLog.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'Label5
        '
        Me.Label5.AutoSize = True
        Me.Label5.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(123, 52)
        Me.Label5.Name = "Label5"
        Me.Label5.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(76, 13)
        Me.Label5.TabIndex = 18
        Me.Label5.Text = "Quiet Logging:"
        '
        'MirrorCopy
        '
        Me.MirrorCopy.AutoSize = True
        Me.MirrorCopy.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(84, 52)
        Me.MirrorCopy.Name = "MirrorCopy"
        Me.MirrorCopy.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(15, 14)
        Me.MirrorCopy.TabIndex = 17
        Me.MirrorCopy.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'Label4
        '
        Me.Label4.AutoSize = True
        Me.Label4.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 52)
        Me.Label4.Name = "Label4"
        Me.Label4.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(63, 13)
        Me.Label4.TabIndex = 16
        Me.Label4.Text = "Mirror Copy:"
        '
        'BrowseTo
        '
        Me.BrowseTo.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(528, 28)
        Me.BrowseTo.Name = "BrowseTo"
        Me.BrowseTo.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(75, 23)
        Me.BrowseTo.TabIndex = 11
        Me.BrowseTo.Text = "Browse"
        Me.BrowseTo.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'ToPathTextbox
        '
        Me.ToPathTextbox.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(84, 28)
        Me.ToPathTextbox.Name = "ToPathTextbox"
        Me.ToPathTextbox.ReadOnly = True
        Me.ToPathTextbox.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(436, 20)
        Me.ToPathTextbox.TabIndex = 10
        '
        'Label2
        '
        Me.Label2.AutoSize = True
        Me.Label2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 32)
        Me.Label2.Name = "Label2"
        Me.Label2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(55, 13)
        Me.Label2.TabIndex = 9
        Me.Label2.Text = "To Folder:"
        '
        'BrowseFrom
        '
        Me.BrowseFrom.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(528, 2)
        Me.BrowseFrom.Name = "BrowseFrom"
        Me.BrowseFrom.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(75, 23)
        Me.BrowseFrom.TabIndex = 8
        Me.BrowseFrom.Text = "Browse"
        Me.BrowseFrom.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'FromPathTextbox
        '
        Me.FromPathTextbox.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(84, 4)
        Me.FromPathTextbox.Name = "FromPathTextbox"
        Me.FromPathTextbox.ReadOnly = True
        Me.FromPathTextbox.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(436, 20)
        Me.FromPathTextbox.TabIndex = 7
        '
        'Label1
        '
        Me.Label1.AutoSize = True
        Me.Label1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 8)
        Me.Label1.Name = "Label1"
        Me.Label1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(65, 13)
        Me.Label1.TabIndex = 6
        Me.Label1.Text = "From Folder:"
        '
        'Panel2
        '
        Me.Panel2.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle
        Me.Panel2.Controls.Add(Me.WorkingLabel)
        Me.Panel2.Controls.Add(Me.WorkingBar)
        Me.Panel2.Controls.Add(Me.FileStatusTextbox)
        Me.Panel2.Controls.Add(Me.CopyStatusLabel)
        Me.Panel2.Controls.Add(Me.ProgressBar1)
        Me.Panel2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(7, 97)
        Me.Panel2.Name = "Panel2"
        Me.Panel2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(609, 135)
        Me.Panel2.TabIndex = 9
        '
        'WorkingLabel
        '
        Me.WorkingLabel.AutoSize = True
        Me.WorkingLabel.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(486, 11)
        Me.WorkingLabel.Name = "WorkingLabel"
        Me.WorkingLabel.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(50, 13)
        Me.WorkingLabel.TabIndex = 17
        Me.WorkingLabel.Text = "Working:"
        Me.WorkingLabel.Visible = False
        '
        'WorkingBar
        '
        Me.WorkingBar.Enabled = False
        Me.WorkingBar.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(536, 13)
        Me.WorkingBar.MarqueeAnimationSpeed = 200
        Me.WorkingBar.Name = "WorkingBar"
        Me.WorkingBar.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(65, 11)
        Me.WorkingBar.Style = System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBarStyle.Marquee
        Me.WorkingBar.TabIndex = 16
        Me.WorkingBar.Visible = False
        '
        'FileStatusTextbox
        '
        Me.FileStatusTextbox.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Control
        Me.FileStatusTextbox.ForeColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.WindowText
        Me.FileStatusTextbox.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(5, 56)
        Me.FileStatusTextbox.Multiline = True
        Me.FileStatusTextbox.Name = "FileStatusTextbox"
        Me.FileStatusTextbox.ReadOnly = True
        Me.FileStatusTextbox.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(596, 72)
        Me.FileStatusTextbox.TabIndex = 10
        '
        'CopyStatusLabel
        '
        Me.CopyStatusLabel.AutoSize = True
        Me.CopyStatusLabel.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(3, 11)
        Me.CopyStatusLabel.Name = "CopyStatusLabel"
        Me.CopyStatusLabel.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(97, 13)
        Me.CopyStatusLabel.TabIndex = 9
        Me.CopyStatusLabel.Text = "Status: Not Started"
        '
        'ProgressBar1
        '
        Me.ProgressBar1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(5, 27)
        Me.ProgressBar1.Maximum = 0
        Me.ProgressBar1.Name = "ProgressBar1"
        Me.ProgressBar1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(596, 23)
        Me.ProgressBar1.TabIndex = 8
        '
        'StartCopy
        '
        Me.StartCopy.Enabled = False
        Me.StartCopy.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(537, 237)
        Me.StartCopy.Name = "StartCopy"
        Me.StartCopy.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(80, 23)
        Me.StartCopy.TabIndex = 10
        Me.StartCopy.Text = "Go"
        Me.StartCopy.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'StopCopy
        '
        Me.StopCopy.Enabled = False
        Me.StopCopy.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(453, 237)
        Me.StopCopy.Name = "StopCopy"
        Me.StopCopy.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(80, 23)
        Me.StopCopy.TabIndex = 11
        Me.StopCopy.Text = "Cancel Copy"
        Me.StopCopy.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'ViewLog
        '
        Me.ViewLog.Enabled = False
        Me.ViewLog.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(7, 236)
        Me.ViewLog.Name = "ViewLog"
        Me.ViewLog.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(75, 23)
        Me.ViewLog.TabIndex = 12
        Me.ViewLog.Text = "View Logfile"
        Me.ViewLog.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'Label3
        '
        Me.Label3.AutoSize = True
        Me.Label3.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(498, 2)
        Me.Label3.Name = "Label3"
        Me.Label3.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(117, 13)
        Me.Label3.TabIndex = 13
        Me.Label3.Text = "Version 2.1.0 by Taner!"
        '
        'Help
        '
        Me.Help.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(88, 236)
        Me.Help.Name = "Help"
        Me.Help.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(75, 23)
        Me.Help.TabIndex = 14
        Me.Help.Text = "Help"
        Me.Help.UseVisualStyleBackColor = True
        '
        'Backup
        '
        Me.AutoScaleDimensions = New System.Drawing.SizeF(6.0!, 13.0!)
        Me.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font
        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(624, 265)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Help)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Label3)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.ViewLog)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.StopCopy)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.StartCopy)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Panel2)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Panel1)
        Me.FormBorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.FormBorderStyle.FixedSingle
        Me.Icon = CType(resources.GetObject("$this.Icon"), System.Drawing.Icon)
        Me.MaximizeBox = False
        Me.Name = "Backup"
        Me.Text = "Backup -  Disk to Disk"
        Me.Panel1.ResumeLayout(False)
        Me.Panel1.PerformLayout()
        Me.Panel2.ResumeLayout(False)
        Me.Panel2.PerformLayout()
        Me.ResumeLayout(False)
        Me.PerformLayout()

    End Sub
    Friend WithEvents FolderBrowserDialog1 As System.Windows.Forms.FolderBrowserDialog
    Friend WithEvents Panel1 As System.Windows.Forms.Panel
    Friend WithEvents BrowseTo As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents ToPathTextbox As System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
    Friend WithEvents Label2 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
    Friend WithEvents BrowseFrom As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents FromPathTextbox As System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
    Friend WithEvents Label1 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
    Friend WithEvents Panel2 As System.Windows.Forms.Panel
    Friend WithEvents CopyStatusLabel As System.Windows.Forms.Label
    Friend WithEvents ProgressBar1 As System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar
    Friend WithEvents StartCopy As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents StopCopy As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents FileStatusTextbox As System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
    Friend WithEvents ViewLog As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents Label3 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
    Friend WithEvents Help As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents Label4 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
    Friend WithEvents MirrorCopy As System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox
    Friend WithEvents QuietLog As System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox
    Friend WithEvents Label5 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
    Friend WithEvents WorkingBar As System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar
    Friend WithEvents WorkingLabel As System.Windows.Forms.Label

End Class

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