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Best VB.NET article of December 2008

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Current Entries

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12 Nov 2009
Rahul Singla
A new productive way of producing Office documents with dynamic content substitution.
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23 Dec 2009
tetsushmz
This article explains how to display a tooltip when the mouse hovers over a disabled control
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15 Dec 2008
David Polomis
Loads a Targa image file into a Bitmap using nothing but .NET code.
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9 Dec 2008
ClockEndGooner
This article provides a simple example of how to save your application's main form and some of the related child control settings programmatically by subclassing an instance of the ApplicationSettingsBase class found in the .NET System.Configuration namespace.
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4 Dec 2008
Patricker
Remove security from PDF files.
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21 Dec 2008
jelizondo21
Complete demo of embedding images in an email message.
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24 Dec 2008
lilbiz8
A VB.net example to show how to use DirectShow in VB.NET.
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23 Jan 2010
Arman Ghazanchyan
The Desktop Alarm Clock is a very useful application that can perform several tasks.
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27 Sep 2009
Saul Johnson
An article on processing and rendering P1 and P2 bitmap images.
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22 Dec 2008
CS Rocks
This article discusses various things to consider when upgrading a VB6 app to VB.NET.
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13 Dec 2008
johnsontroye
Provide solutions to some common exceptions that can be thrown in asynchronous applications when trying to block and signal using WaitHandle.WaitAll.
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3 Dec 2008
BrianLaF
Intranet file upload dialog box with overwrite prompt and file archiving.
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29 Dec 2008
Saul Johnson
Crafting your own progressbar UserControl from scratch.
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25 Dec 2008
James Ritchie Carroll
A kid friendly program for practicing multiplication tables; a good example for embedding the Windows Media Player control in an application.
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9 Dec 2008
VBboy136
Do you want to use zLIB Inflate function in VB? - This sample decodes a PDF (stream...endstream) to plain text. Extract plain text from PDF file
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15 Dec 2008
Ashutosh Phoujdar
This article introduces a reusable library that contains two utility components for data binding and asynchronous data loading.
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13 Dec 2008
CS Rocks
This article demonstrates how to read an EBCDIC file in VB.NET, translate it to ASCII and write it out to a file.
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23 Dec 2008
Thulasee Shan
A piece of reusable code that implements the functionality to update a UI element from a thread.
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27 Sep 2009
Saul Johnson
Creating our own palette viewer and picker UserControl
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24 May 2009
Rahul Singla
Scroll any ASP.NET server side or HTML controls vertically or horizontally in any direction
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19 Dec 2008
radusib
Customize the code generated by the resources designer
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31 Dec 2008
Greg Osborne
A simple way to disable the WebBrowser control's context menu.
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28 Dec 2008
Stein Borge
How to populate properties and customize layout.
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12 Dec 2008
vbCoder21
List and Uninstall ALL Programs installed in the Client's Computer.
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29 Dec 2008
Madhukar Mudunuru
Usage of ASP.NET Charting Controls provided with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
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6 Dec 2008
Terence Wallace
Class diagram and code generation tool.
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20 Dec 2008
Imran A Momin
Its a small piece of code, that converts the image file into array of byte which can be stored into database at type image
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4 Dec 2008
Vimal Panara
One of the most popular functionalities in ASP.NET 2.0 is URL Rewriting. One strong reason for using this is better search friendly pages on your site for search engines like Google, Yahoo, Live, Alta-Vista etc.
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6 Dec 2008
AmitChampaneri
An article for BugZilla users to import their old/new bugs from Excel file to the bug tracking system.

Current Participants

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

AmitChampaneri
Software Developer (Senior) Elan Emerging Technologies Pvt Ltd.
India India
I am a master graduate from Ahmedabad,India.I am in programming since last 2 years,and i love this job of programmer and wanted to do programming for lifetime.
Arman Ghazanchyan
Software Developer (Senior) ZipEdTech
United States United States
No Biography provided
Ashutosh Phoujdar
Architect Oracle
Canada Canada
Ashutosh is an avid programmer, who “lives to code”. One can always find him busy seeking challenging programming assignments on various complex problems ranging from Data management, Classification, Optimization, Security, Network analysis, Distributed computing.

He started his programming stint with “C”; he has also worked on C++, Visual Basic, JAVA, Perl, FoxPro, PASCAL, Shell Scripting, and Perl. Currently, he is proficient and working on C#.

His area of interest includes Distributed Computing, Analytic and Business Intelligence, Large Enterprise System Architectures, Enterprise Content Management.

He is an advocate of Open source and likes to share solutions with open source communities like
1.Stack Overflow
2. nHibernate
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Award's :
Prize winner in Competition "Best article of May 2008"

Articles :
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Blog :
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His Favorite(s) :
nHibernate - The best ORM.
nHibernate Contributed Tools
BrianLaF
Web Developer
United States United States
Started programming in Business Basic in the 1980's and acquired my AS in Computer Science at that time. Promoted to IS Manager after one year of programming (sink or swim).
Self taught in SMC Basic, Visual Basic, C Shell, perl, ASP, JavaScript, vb.net, asp.net.
Now working as a Network Administrator at a hospital in Northern California.
Fell into a webmaster role when implementing the company's intranet website to support documentation.
ClockEndGooner
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
CS Rocks
Software Developer DataPrint, LLC
United States United States
David Polomis
Web Developer ID Solutions
United States United States
No Biography provided
Greg Osborne
United States United States
Visual Basic Developer since version 1.0
Java web developer
Currently developing in vb and c#
Imran A Momin
Software Developer (Junior)
India India
No Biography provided
James Ritchie Carroll
Architect
United States United States
No Biography provided
jelizondo21
Mexico Mexico
I stated with computers before they had a display (just punch-card readers and teletypes for I/O) and learned much along the way.
For many years I was in charge of IT for an international company in the hospitality business before moving on to other ventures.
I now do free-lance IT consulting and programming, both for hire and for assorted charities.
johnsontroye
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
I have been Software developer for the past 10 years. Mostly worked in web world in asp.net and c#. Recently began job using wpf and vb.net.

Also enjoy reading books on politics and American history, listening to music, and COD on XBox 360.

Visit my blog at: www.anothercodesite.com/blog

All posts have source code for both C# and VB.
lilbiz8
Software Developer None
United States United States
No Biography provided
Madhukar Mudunuru
Technical Lead Imaginnovate TechSolutions
India India
Spends free time, working with new stuff from Microsoft and Web technologies. Recently started working on "Ruby on Rails" and other open source technologies.
Patricker
Software Developer Wicks Development
United States United States
No Biography provided
radusib
Architect
New Zealand New Zealand
No Biography provided
Rahul Singla
India India
No Biography provided
Saul Johnson
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Stein Borge
Australia Australia
No Biography provided
Terence Wallace
Founder Arkitech EBC Corporation
United States United States
MS, BBA, software developer, consultant, and trainer. Specializing in building data-centric applications designed for business, university, community & faith based organizations. Started developing Excel VBA macros and never looked back. Freelance developer utilizing VB.Net, SQL Server, Microsoft Access, and ASP.Net.
tetsushmz
Software Developer (Senior)
Japan Japan
He started his career as a PDP-11 assembly language programmer in downtown Tokyo, learning what "patience" in real life means by punching a 110 baud ASR-33 Teletype frantically. He used to be able to put in the absolute loader sequence through the switch panel without consulting the DEC programming card.

Since then, his computer language experiences include 8051 assembly, FOCAL, BASIC, FORTRAN-IV, Turbo/MS C, VB. VB.NET, and C#.

Now, he lives with his wife, two grown-up kids (get out of my place!), and two cats in Westerville, Ohio.
Thulasee Shan
Software Developer (Senior) eHips Ltd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Having more than 10 years experience in software development and currently working for eHips Ltd in Oxford, UK. Expert in C# and VB.NET. Also Expert in technologies such as GDI+, ADO.NET, XML, XSD etc. Started the career as a VB6.0 developer and moved on to .NET with its beta release. Experience includes real-time system development, distributed systems, Work flow systems, control system development and web 2.0 systems.
VBboy136
Team Leader AS Software Inc
United States United States
No Biography provided
vbCoder21
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Vimal Panara
Technical Lead IndiaNIC Infotech Ltd
India India
No Biography provided
 
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