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  • Blog Post: Free Download: Visual Basic Power Packs 3.0

    The Microsoft Visual Basic Team has released an updated version of the Visual Basic Power Pack, and I (as a C# Developer) am jealous! Here's an Overview of what's in the Power Pack: The new DataRepeater control included in this version of the Visual Basic Power Packs allows you use standard Windows Forms...
  • Blog Post: How to: Creating Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2005/2008

    Code Snippets was one of my favorite "new features" in Visual Studio 2005 and has continued to be in Visual Studio 2008.  If you've never used them, what they are (simple explanation) is a macro-capability built into the Visual Studio IDE.  They allow you to type single/multiple key...
  • Blog Post: How To Videos: VB, C#, and C++ Visual Studio 2008 Videos for Beginners

    If you are new to Visual Studio Development or want to switch from one language to another (i.e., VB.NET to C#, or C# to VB.NET), then I have some videos for you.   Visual C# Videos: Video How to: Create a C# Console Application Video How to: Create a C# Windows Forms Application Video How to: Create...
  • Blog Post: Free Download: Visual Basic (.NET) 2005 Power Packs 2.0

    Last week Microsoft released version 2.0 of the Visual Basic (.NET) Power Pack, and is freely downloadable here: Click to go to download . Here's an overview of what's in it: Overview The new Line and Shape controls included in this version of the Visual Basic 2005 Power Packs are a set of three graphical...
  • Blog Post: How to get a free copy of Visual Studio 2005 (VB.NET)

    Microsoft is offering a "free copy" of Visual Studio 2005 Standard, an estimated retail value of $299.00. Well, it's almost free, you have to register and watch two FREE VB.NET Lab Cast. Not a bad deal: You can learn something and get a free copy of Visual Studio at the same time. Here are some of the...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices for using VB6 and VB.Net (Visual Basic.NET) together...

    This is an article that outlines the best practices for using VB6 and VB.NET code in the same project, albeit not in the same IDE. It outlines how to build "COM Callable Wrappers" to allow communication between the VB6 and .NET code and has sample code. This has been a question that has been asked of...
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