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Provides an easy way to use C calling convention callback functions in C# and VB
Implementation Nhibernate concept in VB.NET
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A very simple, XAML-based month-view calendar that shows appointments, exposes events, and allows dragging appointments in the current month.
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This is a simple class that allows you to have message box with checkbox and other small features.

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by Richard Atkins
Create a fluid, multi-column, vertically ordered list using nested, floating divs
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Basic demo on how to serialize and deserialize custom collections
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This is a simple class that allows you to have message box with checkbox and other small features.
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How to automatically create data access layers and business layers from a Microsoft Access or a SQL Server database

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7 Jan 2008
Compute "SnapValues" with minimum of fractional digits, useful in autoscaling Chart-control
12 Jan 2009
Rabeeh Abla
Design patterns are recurring sequences, built-in .NET patterns are scattered over the framework.
22 Jul 2007
This article is about creating wizard style user interface
24 Mar 2009
Shivprasad koirala
4 steps to use readymade DAL component (Data application blocks)
28 May 2008
Didara F Dosabhai
Define schedules to the program for executing programmer defined jobs
10 Mar 2007
A short procedure for adding a nice gauge to your VS toolbox
18 Oct 2008
Matt Fomich
Instructions for using the Cards dynamic Link library. FreeCell game included.
12 Feb 2007
Greg Osborne
Another progress bar, but this one has differnt types, and allows text.
12 May 2011
Elizalde G. Baguinon
Most programmers prefer hand-coding database queries. This is a class that automates query building, while the code is as readable as the program logic.
10 Apr 2008
Michael L Perry
An open source library of Windows Forms controls that update themselves automatically.
14 May 2008
An ASP.NET Handler for resizing and rotating/flipping images dynamically.
22 Dec 2007
A simple way to snap a form without borders to the screen.
26 Feb 2007
SIngle Player Game in VB.NET
21 Sep 2010
Herre Kuijpers
@TinyPG is a utility that makes it easier to write and try out your own parser/compiler.
15 Jan 2008
Sensational botanic discovery: the smallest Tree on Earth! About a generic Tree, and looping it with ForEach
22 Apr 2008
How to Create an Application to Access Data
30 Jul 2009
Create an Aero-style wizard in VB.NET
3 Nov 2007
Islam Khalil Saber
The article show how to implementi AJAX in Asp.Net using XMLHttpRequest Object
22 Apr 2014
Duncan Edwards Jones
Introduces and discusses the Common Language Runtime framework classes used in printing from a .NET Windows Forms application.
5 Jun 2007
Philip Liebscher
A Windows Explorer-style Thumbs.db web viewer.
4 Jan 2008
Jibu is a high-level multithreading API for .NET 2.0 and above.
18 Jun 2013
Shivprasad koirala
Architecture FAQ for localization and globalization: Part 2.
26 Nov 2014
Pascal Ganaye
In this article, I try to highlight some issues in the .NET Framework generic list and how to circumvent them
11 Dec 2007
James Sullivan
In this article, I would like to share my experience and knowledge about ASP.NET Caching and how it can improve your website performance.
24 May 2009
Rahul Singla
Scroll any ASP.NET server side or HTML controls vertically or horizontally in any direction
19 Sep 2013
Ron Schuler
ASP.NET PDF document viewer control that does not require any Acrobat product to be installed
19 Feb 2008
Kamran A
A customizable cloud generator written in VB.NET.
5 Jun 2008
Claudio Pizzillo
An ASP.NET handler to apply WPF XAML templates on images.
26 Apr 2013
Sebastien Lebreton
Reflexil is an assembly editor and runs as a plug-in for Reflector or JustDecompile. Reflexil is able to manipulate IL code and save the modified assemblies to disk. Reflexil also supports "on-the-fly" C#/VB.NET code injection.
16 Oct 2008
An object oriented class automating the creation of PDF files from any file using freeware tools.
27 May 2016
How to automatically create data access layers and business layers from a Microsoft Access or a SQL Server database
10 Jan 2016
David Vanson
Generate you own barcodes for your business, Promotional items or to share links with friends.
31 Oct 2009
Abhishek Sur
This article will enable you to add custom search rules to your application using Bing Search API with much more
12 May 2008
Chirag Maisuriya
An article on Binding Enum to DropdownListbox with the SortedList that sorts entries by value instead of by key.
28 Apr 2009
Jeroen De Dauw
Dialog that enables user to submit various types of bugs via a webservice
22 Dec 2007
Miles Gibson
Iron Speed Designer builds database, forms, and reporting applications for .NET – without hand-coding. Quickly create feature-complete custom applications that integrate Web pages, controls, data access, validation and security. Accelerate development and eliminate infrastructure programming.
21 Apr 2009
Steve Krile
Expand the usefulness of the AutoComplete Ajax extender
26 Sep 2007
Amol M Vaidya
Using this macro, you can check the output of a code snippet without creating a new project/form. You can do this right from your current code window.
12 Aug 2010
Mostafa Kaisoun
Calculate Moon's age and draw Moon Phase on any given day
27 Jun 2009
An article to demonstrate how to calculate system idle time without installing any system wide keybaord/mouse hooks.
13 Jan 2008
This Control can change the Georgian dates in Dataset to Shamsi date (For Report)
15 Jul 2008
Dan Dombrowski
Replace a cursor system-wide and restore it to the original cursor.
28 Jun 2007
Jason Barrera
Create a Code/Text editor. Line numbering with or without wordwrap enabled.
21 Nov 2012
An article clarifying the various ways of comparing two values for equality in .NET
22 Oct 2007
This class performs operations and evaluates functions with complex numbers. There are different kinds of available functions (log functions, trigonometric functios...). Check it out.
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
15 Jan 2008
Convert your swf movie file to image
21 Feb 2007
Provide a dynamic menu for drilling through data, or using the new Vista style of breadcrumbing for menu control.
25 Jul 2007
Create an Open File Dialog for a Windows Mobile 6 (SmartPhone) devices.
7 Jul 2009
CS Rocks
This article demonstrates how to manually create a COM DLL with VS 2005.
15 Feb 2007
Star Vega
Extending the Windows.Forms.Label control.
25 May 2007
How to create and manage controls at runtime by providing the user with 'handles' for sizing the controls.
29 Mar 2009
Jon Law
A Currency Input Box in VB.NET
25 Sep 2007
Artem Smirnov
This article is about when to throw an exception, why take some effort and define a custom exception class, how to provide more information to the developers that consume your component, and, finally, how to unit test your exceptions.
1 Dec 2010
Scott Rippey
A string template method that allows you to fill a string with data. Easy to use, fast, extensible, and extremely powerful! Uses Reflection, Conditional Formatting, iterating through Arrays, and more!
26 Sep 2008
Configurable Gridview using file or database
7 Feb 2008
Provides Custom Sorting for a ADO.NET bound WPF ListView
11 Jul 2008
Calle Mellergardh
Create a listbox control that provides events for when adding or removing items.
4 Aug 2008
Amir Emamjomeh
A simple example of how to classify data using genetic algorithm and VB.Net
5 Jun 2009
A cool way to filter data in a DataGridView.
22 May 2009
Joe Guetzlaff
How to make a default button or emulate an AcceptButton on a User Control.
28 Dec 2012
Explain the basic of Delegate in VB.NET
24 May 2007
This is a control that takes a starting point and an ending point as objects and draws a line between them
3 Apr 2008
Ben Kotvis
This article explains about developing abstract functions for accessing Stored Procedures.
29 Oct 2007
Andrei Smolin
This article describes the ways a VB.NET developer can create a COM Add-in for Microsoft Office 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, and 2007 in order to customize Office applications including adding UI elements and event handling.
5 Jul 2008
This project contains a Web Custom Control for rendering images directly from the database. Can be used with image fields, text, date, or numerical fields (it generates an image containing the text), and with URL fields (like in a regular image control).
16 Aug 2007
When you create a custom drop-down-list that inherits from System.Web.UI.WebControls.DropDownList and when you try to add controls (e.g., Me.Controls.Add(myControl)), you will get a "does not allow child controls error". Here is the fix.
8 Aug 2008
How to fix dotNetMSN library to easily connect to MSN service
24 Sep 2007
Junaid Raza
This code snippet can be used to download all the versions (if exists) of a document from within folders and subfolders inside a given document library.
24 Mar 2008
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19 Apr 2007
Amir Pournasserian
This class will help you to calculate/evaluate formulas based on a string which could be changed at run-time.
27 Nov 2007
Philip Liebscher
An examination of dynamic object instantiation and runtime machines to boost performance.
22 Mar 2008
Trevor Tubbs
Dynamic User Settings
11 Mar 2008
Sushant Joshi
To adjust the size of the drop-down list dynamically at the client-side and adding back-ground and fore-ground color to the drop-down list.
17 Jan 2008
Sushant Joshi
In ASP.Net we frequently create dynamic controls (rows) using ASP.Net Web Control table. The major reason behind it is the ease of creation. Most of the times the developers prefer the “System.Web.UI.WebControls.Table” over datagrid because it is analogous to the HTML table. In our project we opted
12 Sep 2008
This is an easiest program that allows you to send e-mails by only defining SMTP Server name.
16 Jul 2009
John M Bundy
Allow users to customize your forms
3 Apr 2007
Editing XML files using a GridView.
21 Dec 2008
Complete demo of embedding images in an email message.
21 Nov 2008
This is an inline enumeration of files instead of building an array first.
2 Jul 2009
Enterprise Library wrapper class to implement run-time dynamic connection strings without using config file
11 Dec 2007
Wahab Hussain
This will help you manipulate an Excel file through your code. You can update the Excel file as well.
22 Dec 2009
Suresh Suthar
How to execute DTS packages through VB.NET and use global variables.
24 Dec 2009
Suresh Suthar
Export data to Excel using three methods: a basic method and two advanced methods which are very fast.
25 Apr 2008
Senthil S
Export data from VB.NET Dataset to Excel without using Datagrid/DataTable
8 Nov 2008
Razi Syed
Rich Text Box control with built in options
26 Nov 2008
A brief overview of Extension Methods.
21 Mar 2007
Uses pure VB.NET code to extract and display icons as bitmap objects.
2 Sep 2008
Ashley Staggs
This article will explain how to fade a form in and out, using VB.NET.
8 Jul 2008
This piece of code will show you to convert any video file format to high quality flv and stream it on web server
16 Aug 2007
Sarfraz Munna
File moving/copying source folfer to destination folder, GetPath XML file helps to put the name of Source folder and destination folder with numbers of file to be copy or move
22 May 2003
Harish Palaniappan
A FilesystemTree view control in VB.NET. Developed with VS.NET, using the namespace
2 May 2011
Roberto Cervantes Rivero
If you need to find a word in all tables and views in a SQL Server database, this is the easy solution.
21 Jan 2008
This article will address tools and technologies to identify bottlenecks and key consideration points for performance improvement.
16 Sep 2008
Ted John
A structure that stores up to 32 booleans in a 32-bit integer.
19 Nov 2019
Richard Atkins
Create a fluid, multi-column, vertically ordered list using nested, floating divs
11 Dec 2007
A way to convert a folder into a file...
26 May 2008
Duncan Edwards Jones
A component that allows you to monitor all the controls on the form and list any that have changed (for dirty checking)
31 Mar 2009
James Mouchett
To format a string into currency without the dependency of VB6
20 Jan 2008
Alberto M.
Eliminar archivos de forma segura con distintos metodos
26 Jun 2010
chanderp, Yash Bharadwaj
In some application we need to fullscreen the App .Here is simple class that can fullscreen any App. Just create a variable of this class type and call the function using the class variable.
14 Jul 2008
A way to simplify your game classes and code for maximum efficency.
10 Nov 2009
A Generic Record Selector Windows Form with Data Filter
10 Nov 2009
An update to my original generic record selector.
5 Oct 2009
Jesse Fatherree
This simple function will programatically enumerate all properties and values in any WMI class.
6 Jul 2009
Gey any control's value in the type specified.
27 Feb 2007
This article describes how to get information about digital certificates stored on your local machine. It also shows how to search certificates by name, and retrieve a certificate hash.
18 Dec 2007
Member 4159567
Get the Values From DataBase and Stored into excell Sheet
19 Jan 2009
Scott Bright
How to access the file DropEffect in VB.NET in order to tell cut from paste for a file DropList.
7 May 2009
Generates a bunch of gibberish from real text.
22 Aug 2008
Daniel Ch. Bloch (MCSD, MCAD, MCTS)
How to use events through your application for multiple receivers.
27 Dec 2007
This article aims to show the creation of Network Links for Google Earth.
29 Nov 2005
Harish Palaniappan
A GraphSheet control in .NET, using GDI+ and the System.Drawing namespace
18 Dec 2007
Handling exceptions with the Enterprise Library.
29 Mar 2009
Jomar Pabuaya
An explanation of the useful code within Hotel Reservation System
4 May 2007
Some tips to improve efficiency of your web application
3 Jan 2008
imran afzal
How to add Click Event on TextBox
5 Nov 2007
How to build a simple event log montior/watcher (using TCP in .NET) to monitor event log changes on a remote machine(s).
5 Oct 2008
Michael Rosqvist
A utility to capture a bit of the desktop.
11 Mar 2008
HADBI Moussa Benameur {Mozads}
Explain how to make a picture converter & downloader (Only HTTP is supported)
7 May 2009
CS Rocks
This article demonstrates how to download a file from a (HTTPS) WebDAV server in VB.NET
6 Aug 2012
An example of how to implement and validate non-personal CD-Keys (ideal for distribution on the back of CD cases)
19 Oct 2007
David Catherman
Components don't have a .Parent property like controls do. Getting a reference to the instance of the parent form the component was on is very difficult.
23 Apr 2007
A simple solution to keeping multiple projects version numbers in sync
12 Dec 2008
List and Uninstall ALL Programs installed in the Client's Computer.
2 Mar 2008
Gayan Buddhika
How to Load Windows Form From Data Base
7 Apr 2008
chanderp, Yash Bharadwaj
you want to display some text in your application and side-by-side you want to prevent the user from copying the content. . One way to implement this use label, but label do not support the formatting of the text and RTF formats.
30 Apr 2007
How to Find Directory Path before and after setup wizard deployment
16 Mar 2010
Mohd Arshad Malik
This article will guide you how to create/retrieve/delete key entries in Windows Registry.
4 Aug 2008
Andrei Smolin
Outlook Today is a sample of a custom Outlook home folder page. In this article, you will learn how to create such a page in VBScript and in .NET (VB, C#, C++).
6 Oct 2008
An article on how to use the new AAA (Arrange, Act and Assert) syntax using VB.Net. And the difference between the new and the old syntax.
15 Mar 2009
Justin Porteous
Using the Shell32 Library to write Files or Folders to a Zip File
7 Apr 2009
V K Sumesh
Explains how to zip a folder in ASP.NET.
29 Jun 2007
Fabricio Miranda
In this article, i will be showing how to parse and modify a peace of HTML code using a nice and helpfull .NET assembly.
6 Jun 2007
A VB.NET class implementing an image Hue/Saturation/Lightning adjustment.
17 Jun 2008
Senthil Sambandam
Simple Image Cropping with Image Resizing Using VB.NET
4 Jun 2009
Perform ImageMagick operations in ASP.NET using command line
15 Nov 2010
Ludvik Jerabek
Read and write to INI files in VB.NET and VBScript
9 Jun 2008
Member 3931606
How to Insert, Update, Delete & Search Values in MS Access 2003 with VB.NET 2005
7 Dec 2007
Troubles putting JavaScript code inline with VB.NET or C# code
18 Aug 2008
Advanced/Not-So Advanced string and password hash.
2 Nov 2015
Easily create Business and Data Layers!
30 Dec 2007
Anders Revsgaard
No matter how well you design your system, a distributed SOA application is always complex. When a SOA application fails, it can be difficult to track down the cause of the problem and the Web service where the error occurred. To handle this difficulty, you need a logging system such as UptoLog.
10 May 2007
The article shows how to use SQL features of Microsoft LogParser with ADO.NET
24 Apr 2011
How to mail enable AD accounts using LDAP and Exchange 2007.
4 Feb 2007
This project, along with the suggested form of use, will let you organize your iTunes libraries and make them ready for iPod Sync, making use of a reusable progress window that has a cancel button.
22 Feb 2010
A class which enables the user to Drag the form by clicking Form's Surface
11 Feb 2007
Eric Shandil
Browse for folder on computer with MS SQL Server from a remote computer.
20 Nov 2008
Joe Blauth
In this tutorial, we will take a closer look at a technology that allows you to store objects externally with ease, retrieve them effortlessly, and work with them as if you were dealing with some kind of simple database.
9 Mar 2008
Alessandro Del Sole
An introduction to some new cool features of the Visual Basic 9.0 language syntax.
23 Apr 2007
This paper provides the basic technical overview of OPC (OLE for Process and Control) and a sample VB.NET OPC Client to access the data using OPCware DA Automation Wrapper component. It describes how VB.NET client can communicate with OPC Server.
13 Nov 2008
Code to open regedit and connect to remote host
28 May 2009
How to implement a radar chart with OpenFlashChart inside an ASP.NET VB.NET project.
7 Feb 2008
How to easily override key processing in a form or user control
31 Oct 2008
Eric Paul Schneider
A listbox which supports custom drawing properties for each list item.
5 Apr 2008
Atanu Maity
Protect any file by encryption and decryption with password. It encrypts the file and saves as secure XML with binary format, and stores file password as custom PK encrypter routine.
15 Mar 2008
Enver Buzoku
Shows how to get the process ID and show a modal window on the parent processes window
1 Feb 2008
Agha Zair Ali
A way to capture signature on Pocket PC and saving as BMP file
20 Dec 2007
Web user control that simulates a PDA browser
9 Oct 2007
Convert a PDF to text.
10 Sep 2008
Using .NET Diagnostics to extract data from any Windows performance monitor, to make your own!
30 Aug 2008
A set of classes that represent a typical set of playing cards.
7 Aug 2007
albert arul prakash
XSS gaining popularity to hack into websites. This article describes how to power yourself against XSS
14 Feb 2008
Jarno Burger
How to use use brightness, contrast, saturation, hue in your DirectShow.Net filtergraph.
29 Apr 2007
Dimitar Madjarov
An article which describes an alternative way of cooperation between Oracle PL/SQL and C#
22 Nov 2010
Vitaly Tomilov
A simplified and unified way for accessing most frequently used information about Process, System, and Environment.
11 Mar 2008
Tim Greenfield
How to show progress notification for long operations
3 Nov 2009
Jeroen De Dauw
Component that extends the native .NET progress bar with percentage properties and the ability to display it in the progress bar.
27 Nov 2007
cruzagr3 networks
keep your uploaded files secury, preventing download from users that have the full path
12 Aug 2008
Yasser M. Jaffal
This article guides you to simply, yet effectively, prevent your software customers from copying your product without your authorization. I admit it is not a top-security solution, and it will be easy to crack without protecting your compiled code, but it is just for conveying the idea.
21 Aug 2009
A very simple, XAML-based month-view calendar that shows appointments, exposes events, and allows dragging appointments in the current month.
30 Aug 2009
If you hate naming controls in the footer row of your gridview to do an insert, this article is for you.
10 Jan 2008
Warrick Procter
QuickSort revisited, with optimisations to minimise machine cycles, stabilised to retain original order, and generalised for convenience.
8 Jun 2009
A virtual file system created using VB.NET, an easy way to store multiple folders and files in two real physical files.
8 Dec 2007
Create a program that can programatically change the background image, and convert images to BMP.
3 Jul 2009
Read and Write Excel Files using VB.NET
20 Mar 2007
Raman Tayal
This code helps the user to interact with an Excel file using the OleDBDataProvider in VB.NET.
17 Feb 2008
Bhardwaj Deepak
Really Nice Look n' Feel in a DataGridView
1 Jun 2003
Harish Palaniappan
A simple Regex Tester. The code also illustrates the simple usage of regular expressions in .NET.
4 Jun 2008
A textbox with regex masking and validation.
17 Dec 2007
Ivan Krivyakov
Rhino Mocks version 3.3 can mock any MarshalByRefObject.
14 Dec 2009
Inherited ListView which enables user to order multiple items by mouse, and automatically scrolls if necessary
3 Jun 2008
Darren Fieldhouse
Using LINQ to XML to download RSS enclosures.
10 Oct 2009
This article describes how to create a DataGrid at runtime according to the tables available in the DataSet.
30 Dec 2007
Paul Selormey
Learn how to write user manuals with the Sandcastle Help Compiler.
1 Dec 2011
Screen Snaper is perfect to quickly share a picture-perfect representation of anything on your screen.
15 Jul 2008
Jay Stacey
Creating a scrollable GridView with a fixed header.
14 Feb 2008
Jarno Burger
How to seek and get the position and duration for your DirectShow movie with VB.NET.
31 Jan 2019
Eric Paul Schneider
Basic demo on how to serialize and deserialize custom collections
16 Mar 2010
Jesse Fatherree
Quick and easy Active Directory authentication using LDAP and ASP.NET
11 Feb 2009
Takes numbers up to hundreds of trillions and converts them into text