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Best VB.NET article of December 2009

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21 Dec 2009jabit
Use SQL table data as an AutoCompleteCustomSource with one line of code
9 Dec 2009itzik.spitzen
Visual WebGui is reshaping web development, the way VB6 did with WOW - Windows Over Web revolution. Visual WebGui enables VB-like drag & drop, object oriented, WYSIWYG development methodologies but adds extension and customization capabilities.
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20 Aug 2014Anurag Gandhi
A class to pivot a DataTable with various aggregate functions
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2 Dec 2009Mehdi Ghiasi
A list box with color name and previews
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2 Dec 2009Terence Wallace
A comprehensive way to manage all of your downloaded zip files.
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1 Dec 2009Adam Maras
A simple class to asynchronously retrieve a value and hold it until needed.
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8 Dec 2009All-In-One Code Framework
This article introduces how to use ImageMap Control in ASP.NET
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8 Mar 2010Richard MacCutchan 2 alternatives  
Week numbers according to ISO8601
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17 Dec 2009alex turner
A simple table showing the syntactic conversion from between each of these languages.
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15 Dec 2009big_novak
A client-side solution to warn users their session is about to timeout and refresh their authentication ticket, if necessary.
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28 Dec 2009Mr.PoorEnglish
Two WinForms controls that help to develop compact and flexible user interfaces.
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2 Dec 2009BobishKindaGuy
Grouped indicator lights that can be manipulated from multiple threads
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15 Feb 2010yozi
Sometimes you need to change objects type to another type.Convert.ChangeType does this job for you. But when you use Nullable(Of T), this function throws an exception.You can use the following function to change type(including Nullable types) safely... Private Function CType2(ByVal...
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24 Dec 2009Johnson.Sebastian/3537719
A simple way to show a listing page with paging, without using any data controls like Repeater or DataGrid.
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31 Dec 2009VisualBas08
Make Bookmarks (or Favorites) for your web browser
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8 Oct 2012Michael Rosqvist
How to make irregular shaped forms in VB.NET.
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23 Dec 2009cjbarth
Tool for monitoring the Real Time Price for ComEd electricity.
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23 Dec 2009cjbarth
This is a module that will automatically scroll a control that is passed to it.
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4 Dec 2009Twaitsey
A DLL that provides support to update your application.
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29 Dec 2009nogChoco
''' ''' Converts a CIDR formatted string to the IPAddress-range it represents. (Function handles IPv4 only). ''' ''' CIDR formatted string, example: "209.85.134.0/23" ''' A List(Of IPAddress): (0)=StartIP,...

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Software Developer
United States United States
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Web Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am now a Software Systems Developer - Senior Principal at Micro Focus Plc. I am honoured to work in a team developing new compiler and runtime technology for Micro Focus.

My past includes a Ph.D. in computational quantum mechanics, software consultancy and several/various software development and architecture positions.

For more - see

blog: http://nerds-central.blogspot.com

twitter: http://twitter.com/alexturner
Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework delineates the framework and skeleton of Microsoft development techniques through typical sample codes in three popular programming languages (Visual C#, VB.NET, Visual C++). Each sample is elaborately selected, composed, and documented to demonstrate one frequently-asked, tested or used coding scenario based on our support experience in MSDN newsgroups and forums. If you are a software developer, you can fill the skeleton with blood, muscle and soul. If you are a software tester or a support engineer like us, you may extend the sample codes a little to fit your specific test scenario or refer your customer to this project if the customer's question coincides with what we collected.
http://cfx.codeplex.com/
Architect
India India
Anurag Gandhi is a Freelance Developer and Consultant, Architect, Blogger, Speaker, and Ex Microsoft Employee. He is passionate about programming.
He is extensively involved in Asp.Net Core, MVC/Web API, Node/Express, Microsoft Azure/Cloud, web application hosting/architecture, Angular, AngularJs, design, and development. His languages of choice are C#, Node/Express, JavaScript, Asp .NET MVC, Asp, C, C++. He is familiar with many other programming languages as well. He mostly works with MS SQL Server as the preferred database and has worked with Redis, MySQL, Oracle, MS Access, etc. also.
He is active in programming communities and loves to share the knowledge with others whenever he gets the time for it.
He is also a passionate chess player.
Linked in Profile: https://in.linkedin.com/in/anuraggandhi
He can be contacted at soft.gandhi@gmail.com
President http://www.CheckMyARMonline.com
United States United States
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Software Developer (Senior) Binary Meld Communications
Canada Canada
Started programming the Apple II+, then Mac, then Windows.
Still love the creation / invention process.
Software Developer Wynright
United States United States
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Israel Israel
Itzik Spitzen has over 13 years of experience in software development field of which lecturing, development and R&D management. Major profession is web development utilizing mainly Microsoft’s technologies. Developed and managed a couple of very large scale software projects (such as BPM, ECM, Internet applications and frameworks). Holds an MSc degree in Computer Science and a Practical Engineering diploma.
Software Developer Veracity
United States United States
I'm a .NET developer, fluent in C# and VB.NET with a focus on SharePoint and experience in WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, SQL Server. My roots come from a support/system administrator role so I know my way around a server room as well.

I have a passion for technology and I love what I do.
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Software Developer (Senior) Rateemah IT, Riyadh
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Web Developer
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Retired
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I was a Software Engineer for 40+ years starting with mainframes, and moving down in scale through midi, UNIX and Windows PCs. I started as an operator in the 1960s, learning assembler programming, before switching to development and graduating to COBOL, Fortran and PLUS (a proprietary language for Univac systems). Later years were a mix of software support and development, using mainly C, C++ and Java on UNIX and Windows systems.

Since retiring I have been learning some of the newer (to me) technologies (C#, .NET, WPF, LINQ, SQL, Python ...) that I never used in my professional life, and am actually able to understand some of them.

I still hope one day to become a real programmer.
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.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Software Developer
United States United States
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Software Developer (Senior) Adasoft
Turkey Turkey
I'm a software developer at Adasoft.
My specialists is on Web and Silverlight.

Especially i like wroting javascript codes(It is much harder,but gets more satisfaction Smile | :) )

You can reach my tips at my homepage(Turkish only)
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