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Best VB.NET article of July 2012

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Current Entries

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29 Oct 2013Mike-MadBadger
How to discover all the controls on a form at design time for a property editor
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5 Jul 2012Matthias Böhnke
Bug Fixes for Reading Barcodes from an Image - III
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12 Jul 2012Mike 2005
In Design Mode a form suddenly fails to display its controls even though the project continues to work normally.
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27 Jul 2012Kudredin
Making use of the User Defined Fields to help better organize emails, and keep track of informaiton
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14 Jul 2012codiemorgan
When you want your Texture2D resource to download from the Internet
12 Jul 2012JetBrains s.r.o.
dotCover is a unit test runner and code coverage tool that enables .NET developers to easily see how successful they are in covering their applications with unit tests.
17 Jul 2012Redgate Software
Understand the relationship between your .NET code, the database, and HTTP requests, with ANTS Performance Profiler from Red Gate. Access all the performance data you need to solve the problem in a single tool.
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27 Jul 2012Wendelius
This is an alternative for "Cumulating values with LINQ"
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27 Jul 2012Kourosh K Tari
How to duplicate a record in MySQL table with auto increment key
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9 Jan 2014Jim Parsells
A Class Library for building Forms with a folder navigation TreeView and form specific ListViews that can be tailored for your application and behave like Windows Explorer. Full documentation.
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22 Jul 2012i00
Simple to use BindingList and DataGridView that supports advanced LINQ filtering!
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11 Feb 2013Sander Rossel
Journey to the center of the .NET Framework with a chance of IL along the way!
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23 Jul 2014Chad Z. Hower aka Kudzu
Remotely controlling a PC to turn it on and off from software control on another PC.
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14 Aug 2012Abdul Quader Mamun
Convenient way to remove items from list when items exist in second list.
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26 Jul 2012Daniel Leykauf
A routine to print out text, images and lines (including complete text files)
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9 Jul 2012Alan Burkhart
Quick and dirty Accordion control for WinForms in about 50 lines of code.
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26 Sep 2012Kenneth Haugland
Illustrates the calculation and the usefulness of continued fractions
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11 Jul 2012Meshack Musundi
A Metro tile puzzle game
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11 Dec 2014Gehan Fernando
Custom glass message box for WinForms development.
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17 Jul 2012Kenneth Haugland
Creation of a Voronoi diagram, description of the binary search tree
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27 Jul 2012EddeKreij
Convert csv file to a data table
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12 Dec 2012XamlZealot
Enhance WPF skinnability and resource definitions using attached properties and style setters
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9 Jul 2012Manoj K Bhoir
MBGlassPanel with Microsoft Office Ribbon Visual Style
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6 Jul 2012Ajitchahal
This is quite useful if you are building a crawler or need to download images from public sources. Transparent images can be easily discarded.
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9 Jul 2012ledtech3
This is an alternative for "JumpTo RegEdit"

Current Participants

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Software Developer
India India
It always seems good to hear about me, but the thing I do is I code. I'm Interested in Designing Windows Based Application, Web Applications and building Mobile Applications. Currently restricting it to Android 4.0 applications, building Internet Based Applications using ASP.NET and contributing to bring the student community to a position which will help technology to reach the greatest heights ever. A very Big fan of Microsoft & Android..!!
Team Leader
Bangladesh Bangladesh
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior)
Germany Germany
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
I'm not an IT guy. Programming has been a hobby for me (and occasionally useful) ever since a sister in-law introduced me to a TI-99 4/A about a million years ago.

The creative challenge is relaxing and enjoyable. As such, I'd never mess up a fun hobby by doing it for a living.

Now, if I can just get Code Project to add "Truck Driver" to the list of job titles in the profiles...
Chad Z. Hower, a.k.a. Kudzu
"Programming is an art form that fights back"

I am a former Microsoft Regional DPE (MEA) covering 85 countries, former Microsoft Regional Director, and 10 Year Microsoft MVP.

I have lived in Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Switzerland, France, Jordan, Russia, Turkey, The Caribbean, and USA.

Creator of Indy, IntraWeb, COSMOS, X#, CrossTalk, and more.
Web Developer
South Africa South Africa
Codie Morgan is a perverted meddling Anime Fanatic and Gamer, and commonly refers to himself as an Otaku.

Originally he taught himself VB6 in 2001 at the age of 16 (Back when Life was Cool) along with HTML.

He since moved on to VB.NET and expanded bo teaching himself PHP, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, C# and is now experimenting with F# and Haxe. He has also become famaliarized with Unix Servers.

He is currently employed as a Web Developer and Designer for a small IT company.

He dabbles with his Art, writes random code that does random things (usually with some goal in mind), and enjoys a good online game at the end of every night.
Business Analyst
Austria Austria
I am working as Business Analyst and Development Specialist for an international bank since 1993.
Software Developer Solutions Software
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I write vb applications in my spare time to generate some extra cash. Generally I would love to do this full time, so if you are looking for a developer with VB.net, C# experience and SQL. I could be your man.

Hobbies:
Coding, Coding, Coding
Swimming
Singing
Technical Lead Virtusa (Pvt) Ltd.
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Extensive experience in design patterns and the ability to apply them in systems design & architecture. Technical skills include Microsoft .NET Technologies VB 6.0, VB.net, C#.net, ASP.net, WCF, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, XML, SSRS, MVC, MVVM. In-depth knowledge on tools such as VSS, MsBuild, Ms-Test, NUnit. Hands on experience working on the Microsoft Framework and other frameworks such as Spring.Net, SOA and Hibernate. Good knowledge on new technologies such as "CLOUD Computing" and SaaS. Ability to meet project deadlines under any circumstance.
i00
Software Developer (Senior) i00 Productions
Australia Australia
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.
Czech Republic Czech Republic
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
This is a Organisation (No members)

United States United States
After 30+ years working in the IT field, mostly managing SysAdmins, I have retired. One of my hobbies returns me to programming, basically just to keep my hand in.
Chief Technology Officer
Norway Norway
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Chief Technology Officer
United States United States
I sold my beloved racing bicycle to buy my first computer, a Sinclair home computer! That was over 30 years ago and I am still in love with what became my profession, and quite honestly my calling! I have received my BS and MS in Mathematics and Computer science and have been working in so many fields of software development, system architecture, and design and I have most enjoyed teaching and writing about programming languages and fiddling with new technologies!
I believe life is too short to ignore learning a programming language!
Hungary Hungary
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
CEO PC's Xcetra
United States United States
My first experience with computers was when my mom gave a Timex Sinclair 1000 to me for Christmas some time in the late 70's (I still have it)There I learned to copy code from magazines to save to cassette tapes for playing games.

Since then I have dabbled in:
Basic,Qbasic,ruby,python,Java Script, HTML, CSS, C#, C++, Perl, and a few other I can't think of off hand.
Now I Mainly work with VB Script and VB.Net
I Prefer to build programs that make use of the GUI so I don't have to remember all of the syntax for console apps. I realy don't care much for HTML because of the way you build and then run to see if it looks right. Also the new WPF is to much like HTML so I steer clear of it for now.
Most of what I build is for getting information from a system to use in system repair.I make heavy use of the WMI classes. Why reinvent something.
Software Developer Masters of Arts Anwendungsentwicklung GmbH
Germany Germany
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Engineer
France France
A hobbyist begin-again-er!

Spent a few years longer ago than I care to remember with BBC Basic, a couple of years with Delphi about 10-15 years ago with a smattering af MS Access applications along the way. Dropped out of it completely except for the occasional Excel macro.

Finally picked up the baton again with VB.Net in VS2010 and now VS 2012and have been playing around quite a bit with a few odds and sodds, learning much as I go - and long may it continue.

I don't work even close to the IT industry and probably never will, but I do enjoy it as a hobby.
Software Developer
Kenya Kenya
Experienced C# software developer with a passion for WPF.

Awards,
  • CodeProject MVP 2013
  • CodeProject MVP 2012
  • CodeProject MVP 2021
United Kingdom United Kingdom
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Red Gate Software Ltd.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Redgate makes ingeniously simple software used by 804,745 IT professionals and counting, and is the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor. Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems developers and DBAs face every day, and help them adopt database DevOps. As a result, more than 100,000 companies use products in the Redgate SQL Toolbelt, including 91% of those in the Fortune 100.
This is a Organisation

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CEO JUUN Software
Netherlands Netherlands
Sander Rossel is a Microsoft certified professional developer with experience and expertise in .NET and .NET Core (C#, ASP.NET, and Entity Framework), SQL Server, Azure, Azure DevOps, JavaScript, MongoDB, and other technologies.

He is the owner of JUUN Software, a company specializing in custom software. JUUN Software uses modern, but proven technologies, such as .NET Core, Azure and Azure DevOps.

You can't miss his books on Amazon and his free e-books on Syncfusion!

He wrote a JavaScript LINQ library, arrgh.js (works in IE8+, Edge, Firefox, Chrome, and probably everything else).

Check out his prize-winning articles on CodeProject as well!
Architect
Europe Europe
Biography provided
Architect
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.
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