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  • Blog Post: How can I run another application or batch file from my Visual Basic .NET code?

    Posted by: Duncan Mackenzie , MSDN This post applies to Visual Basic .NET 2002/2003 Suppose you want to run a command line application, open up another Windows program, or even bring up the default web browser or email program... how can you do this from your VB code? The answer for all of these...
  • Blog Post: How do I determine the difference between two dates?

    Posted by: Duncan Mackenzie , MSDN This post applies to Visual Basic .NET 2002/2003 This common question is often phrased as "How do I find the number of hours between two dates?", substituting minutes, seconds, days, or whatever interval you are looking for in the place of 'hours'. Well, in Visual...
  • Blog Post: Can I run Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET on the same machine?

    Posted by: Duncan Mackenzie , MSDN This post applies to Visual Basic .NET 2002/2003 and Visual Basic 6.0 J. Henshaw asks "Is it possible to run both VB6 and VB.Net on the same machine,or do I have to remove VB6 to be able to use VB.NET", and the answer is a definite yes . You can run them both on...
  • Blog Post: Does the .NET Framework include an equivalent for [Insert Win32 API function here]?

    Posted by: Phil Weber , VB MVP This post applies to Visual Basic .NET 2002/2003/2005 Judging by the questions I see in online discussion forums, many VB developers are not yet aware of this article, which lists Win32 API functions and their .NET equivalents: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dndotnet...
  • Blog Post: XML Documentation?

    Posted by: Phil Weber , VB MVP This post applies to Visual Basic .NET 2002/2003/2005 Ali Parvaresh asks: How can I document VB.NET source codes like what you do for C#? This is another feature scheduled for Visual Basic .NET 2005 (ref http://panopticoncentral.net/archive/2003/11/08/239...
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