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Best VB.NET Article of February 2014

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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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18 Feb 2014Shabra
How to use Resx files to internationalize your code
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14 Feb 2014PopeDarren
Update Rules With Exception on Reply and Forward
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23 Feb 2014Sacha Barber
A small article on how to use NServiceBus to create workflows
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13 Feb 2014Mik Wadstrom
Simple way to use Crystal reports as embedded dynamic printable reports
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13 Feb 2014sbarnes
A small utility that feature-creeped into Yet Another SCM tool - a useful app to examine
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5 Feb 2014DonWim
how to implement data validation via regular expressions in a WPF application
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6 Feb 2014Mr. xieguigang 谢桂纲
Using LINQ script to query the Object-Oriented Biological database
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8 Jan 2017Duncan Edwards Jones
Following on from "CQRS on Windows Azure - The command side" this article shows how the commands are processed by the command handler
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17 Jun 2014Sam Gerené
Factor 2 improved performance on VB-JSON Parser
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18 Feb 2014furytrader
Using .Net's Async/Await Framework To Create ProgressBar
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10 Mar 2014EiadXP
This is a very fast way to access string (or other) data with minimum memory consumption.
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25 Feb 2014Duncan Edwards Jones
A worked example of test driven development using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting
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26 Nov 2015Duncan Edwards Jones
A VB.Net implementation of the repository pattern
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7 Feb 2014Subodh Raghav
In this tip, you will learn how to send an email in your ASP.NET application.

Current Participants

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

Software Developer (Senior)
Belgium Belgium
I've been a developer since the late 90's, going from Mainframe to Object Oriented. I'm in a small team, developing inhouse WPF applications, used for commercial support.

I'll try to share information and tips and tricks for developing in WPF, explain how we solved issues, what we did to meet our goal.

If you have any questions, remarks, suggestions... please let me know !

Software Developer
Ireland Ireland
C# / SQL Server developer
Microsoft MVP (Azure) 2017
Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic) 2006, 2007
Software Developer
Syrian Arab Republic Syrian Arab Republic
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior)
Sweden Sweden
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Technical Lead PANOMIX
China China
He is good and loves VisualBasic! Senior data scientist at PANOMIX

Software Developer (Senior) MFA Oil
United States United States
I like puzzles, math, astronomy, books and movies and I read about 3 sci-fi books every month. I also love to laugh. I'm the guy who laughs out loud with headphones on. I know, most of you all hate that guy... but you try to watch this without laughing out loud:
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I currently hold the following qualifications (amongst others, I also studied Music Technology and Electronics, for my sins)

- MSc (Passed with distinctions), in Information Technology for E-Commerce
- BSc Hons (1st class) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

Both of these at Sussex University UK.


I am lucky enough to have won a few awards for Zany Crazy code articles over the years

  • Microsoft C# MVP 2016
  • Codeproject MVP 2016
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2015
  • Codeproject MVP 2015
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2014
  • Codeproject MVP 2014
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2013
  • Codeproject MVP 2013
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2012
  • Codeproject MVP 2012
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2011
  • Codeproject MVP 2011
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2010
  • Codeproject MVP 2010
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2009
  • Codeproject MVP 2009
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2008
  • Codeproject MVP 2008
  • And numerous codeproject awards which you can see over at my blog
Systems Engineer RHEA
Netherlands Netherlands
I am an aerospace engineer with a passion for software engineering. I use my software engineering skills primarily to create solutions for other engineering domains such as the aerospace engineering domain. My focus lies mainly on software solutions to support collaborative Model Based System Engineering (MBSE). I have been involved for the last 20 years in designing space missions, satellites, other complex systems and software to support the design of these systems for organizations such as the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) as well as commercial companies such as Airbus DS and Thales.

Currently I am employed by RHEA and I spend most of my time, together with my team, to develop the Concurrent Design Platform ( as well as life cycle management tools for the Space Industry. I am also an active owner of the Concurrent Design group on linked-in where you can find interesting posts and articles on Concurrent Design.
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
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.
Software Developer (Senior) Starwise Software Ltd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Shabra started programming in assembler and has migrated through BCPL to Visual Basic 6. Since 2013 she has been developing a desktop application with VB.Net and WPF.
India India
Subodh Raghav, a Software Architect and certified web enthusiast, acquired his formal education and training at Aligarh Muslim University, India. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Application and as of the present time; takes pride in working in the I.T. industry.

Subodh’s first article had been featured and published in and among many others. As a programming enthusiast and a self-confessed “programming addict”, he has created various software applications to maximize the lifestyles of the modern internet users and other people who share his passion for computer technology. With over 1K+ original posts in his blog, he continues to impart his expertise to others by way of posting new and valuable information that can make a major difference in people’s lives.

Subodh’s hobbies and personal interests include writing informative blogs and surfing the internet; and he also takes inspiration from music and physical sports such as Cricket. Currently, he works for a IT Company in Noida, India; and is the author of his own blog.

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. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else 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).
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  8. 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 articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
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