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Best VB.NET article of January 2012

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Current Entries

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1 Jan 2012wayvirgo
How to use the Google Calendar API from VB.NET.
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19 Jan 2012stuxstu
Job application tracker for those out of work built using Visual Studio Lightswitch 2011.
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3 Jan 2012bluesathish 1 alternative  
Fastest and most efficient method to insert large amount of records to a SQL Server database from our system generated datatable.
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15 Jan 2012VIBlend
WinForms Button
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25 Jan 2012Sion Cohen
An elegant programmatic solution for having multiple indexers in C#
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15 Jan 2012VIBlend
In this post, we will show you how to use the cells merge functionality of VIBlend DataGridView for WinForms.
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24 Jan 2012jocko3d
The TestConversion function is not valid. The line of code "data = data & Chr(n)" uses the Chr function to build a string of characters used for the test. The problem is that the Chr function is itself bound to a code page. Specifically, it will utilize the code page that is in use by the...
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18 Oct 2012AspDotNetDev 2 alternatives  
You can't use an if statement in a bound code block, but you can still use conditions in your markup based on bound data.
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18 Jan 2012Morten Lossius
Copy tables between servers with smo - different collation
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5 Jan 2012Sam Gerené
Create a custom dockable window in the VBA editor.
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11 Jan 2012THE BLACK TIGER
Thank you for this article, okay it's technical.But we can use other methods considered as more efficient. *For Microsoft SQL Server, we can use bulk copy program(bcp). The tool is embeddedwithin SQL server so you can invoke it inside your application - whatever language you use....
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18 Oct 2012AspDotNetDev
C# version
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18 Jan 2012Jepy
Replace the last 3 blocks of code with:String.Format("{0:x}", value)
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23 Jan 2012Stef Cas
A VB.NET project showing how to build a simple magnifying glass.
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4 Jan 2012Meshack Musundi
A WPF application that translates text using the Bing Translation API.
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10 Oct 2012i00
A collection of 10 easy to use image filters in VB.NET
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3 Jan 2012TexasRob
Demonstrates several LightSwitch capabilities including WCF-RIA services, Native SQL, Name and Addres merge purge
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18 Jan 2012Faraz Azhar, Dubai
A quick and easy way to support in-line (subitems) editing on the ListView control in .NET.
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27 Jan 2012Sebastian Krysmanski
Table of Contents [hide] 1 Introduction 2 Handles 3 CLR types 3.1 Native and managed types on stack and heap 3.2 Handles and Value Types (.Net Structs and Enums) 3.3 Casting Handles 3.4 Passing handles 3.5 Mixing native and managed types 3.6 Type Of 4 Modifiers: visibility 5 Modifiers: abstract
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15 Jan 2012Robby Tendean 1 alternative  
ExcelLibrary implementation sample to convert DataSet to Excel file in VB.NET
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30 Jan 2012Robby Tendean 1 alternative  
How to bypass SSL certificate validation checking and restore it
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16 Jan 2012Robby Tendean
Simple implementation guide for log4net in a VB.NET web application.
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24 Jan 2012Jack Z. Stone
How to use Xaml.XamlServices to serialize or deserialize a DependencyObject.
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15 Jan 2012VIBlend
How to display the WinForms GridView in a Popup control
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9 Jan 2012shavinder
Format a textbox for currency input (VB.NET)
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27 Jan 2012Denmas Wahyu
How to make a fake button using GDI+.
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14 Jan 2012Cyborgx37
Converting Excel Column Numbers
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25 Jan 2012Louis van Tonder
Quick and easy way to add dropdown functionality to the listview.
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6 Jan 2012Kethu Sasikanth
How to select an initial value for a DropDownList in MVC3 App
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16 Jan 2012Robby Tendean 1 alternative  
A tool for viewing Microsoft Excel BIFF8 binary format
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6 Jan 2012Andrewiski
A modified version of SendKeys to allow sending of keyboard input to Citrix

Current Participants

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Web Developer
United States United States
Andrew DeVries has been a .Net programmer since 2003. He currently works as a consultant designing custom software for windows as well as for the web. Currently he spends his days designing custom web controls and custom data sources.
Web Developer
United States United States

  • Managing Your JavaScript Library in ASP.NET (if you work with ASP.net and you don't read that, you are dead to me).
  • Graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Computer Science.
  • Wrote some articles and some tips.
  • DDR ("New high score? What does that mean? Did I break it?"), ping pong, and volleyball enthusiast.
  • Software I have donated to (you should too):
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Bluesathish was his alice name, He has been Working with Microsoft Visual studio from the past 7 years and worked its versions like VS2003, VS2005, VS2008 and Present VS2010. And in his free times he likes to play cricket and videogames, sometimes surfing in codeproject.

He likes to share things/thoughts/ideas which he knew, I think thats what he subscribed in CP Wink | ;-)
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
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Software Developer
Indonesia Indonesia
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i00
Software Developer (Senior) i00 Productions
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I hope you enjoy my code. It's yours to use for free, but if you do wish to say thank you then a donation is always appreciated.
You can donate here.
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Retired
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Web Developer MicroLink LLC
United States United States
Started as C++ developer later fell in love with .NET and moved to .NET. I still use Notepad to type in C# console apps. for learning unknown areas. The software business areas I worked are diversified - Gas, Truck Leasing, Telecom, many State and Federal projects.
South Africa South Africa
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Software Developer
Kenya Kenya
Experienced C# software developer with a passion for WPF.

Awards,
  • CodeProject MVP 2013
  • CodeProject MVP 2012
  • CodeProject MVP 2021
Norway Norway
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Software Developer
Singapore Singapore
Robby Tendean had his Master Degree in Computer Science from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. His master degree thesis, Energy-Efficient Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks with Static Clustering and Dynamic Structure, has been published in Springerlink International Journal.

Currently he is working as Software Engineer based in Singapore with several years experience in HTML, Javascript, JQuery, C#.NET, VB.NET, Microsoft SQL Server for web development.
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 (https://www.rheagroup.com/services-solutions/system-engineering/concurrent-design/download-cdp4-comet/) 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 https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3420542 where you can find interesting posts and articles on Concurrent Design.
Software Developer University of Stuttgart
Germany Germany
I have studied Software Engineering and am currently working at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

I have been programming for many years and have a background in C++, C#, Java, Python and web languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
United States United States
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Architect
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Product Manager
United States United States
Hobby coder - VB.NET, C#, and Lightswitch advocate! I am a product manager specializing in data analysis systems for industrial manufacturing.
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VIBlend
United States United States
VIBlend designs and develops advanced components and controls for Windows platform
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Network Administrator At Large
United States United States
An Information Technologist for 20+ years, now, I enjoy balancing my time between work, play, and family.
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