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Faster Coding with the "My" Object in Visual Basic 2005
By John Traenkenschuh
Oct 6, 2005
John Traenkenschuh was puzzled by developers who seemed reluctant to switch from VB 6 to Visual Basic .NET. Then a little experimentation showed him that something even better is coming soon: Visual Basic 2005. Using an old familiar teaching program, he shows how new features make the transition worthy even of those old VB 6 diehards.
Using Generics in Visual Basic 2005
By John Paul Mueller
Nov 5, 2004
Tired of writing the same class code over and over to meet specific datatype requirements? John Mueller recommends generics.
Putting It All Together: Your First WMI/ADSI Script
By Don Jones
May 21, 2004
Visual Basic Scripting (VBScript) and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) are vital tools for systems administrators grappling with the increasing complexity of Windows technologies. Ready to put them to use? In this sample book chapter, you'll learn the complete design process for an entirely new script.
Will One Whidbey Be the Same as the Rest?
By Jacqueline Emigh
Aug 29, 2003
Check out the likely differences and similarities in editions of Microsoft's upcoming Whidbey development environment for Visual Basic, C++, C#, and J# with tech journalist Jacqueline Emigh.
Choosing the Right Remote Object Invocation Protocol in .NET
By Enrico Sabbadin
Aug 22, 2003
The .NET Framework offers three distinct technologies to invoke objects remotely. Since their functionalities partially overlap (at least at first sight), Enrico Sabbadin digs a little deeper to expose the big differences among them.
Mastering the Visual Basic Language: Procedures, Error Handling, Classes, and Objects
By Steven Holzner
Jun 27, 2003
Master the concepts behind procedures, error handling, classes, and objects to create your foundation of Visual Basic .NET knowledge. From here, you will be able to get on your way to ascertaining full understanding of the language.
Visual Basic to Visual Basic .NET Migration Approach
By Meghana Deshpande, Manu Gupta, Prashant Halari, Dhananjay Katre, Narayana Rao Surapaneni
Jun 27, 2003
Work through the phases of migrating from Visual Basic 6.0 applications to Visual Basic .NET. You will see what features the upgrade wizard does not upgrade from 6.0, and that will set you on your way to a complete upgrade.
Interacting with Visual Basic and C# Components
By Davis Chapman
Oct 11, 2002
Just how easy and effortless is it with Visual C++.NET to interact with objects created in other languages? That's what you'll be exploring and learning about in this sample chapter.
Deitel Introduces File Controls in Visual Basic 6
By (Harvey & Paul) Deitel & Deitel
Jul 26, 2002
This Deitel™ article discusses Visual Basic 6’s direc­tory, file and drive controls. This is an introductory-level article and readers should be familiar with Visual Basic 6 concepts.
C Programming for Visual Basic Lovers
By Bill Locke
Jul 19, 2002
Get a feel for the C language and walk through the basics, while comparing it to elements in Visual Basic.
eMbedded Visual Basic: Manipulating Files
By Tim Bassett, Christopher Tacke
Jun 14, 2002
The eVB's FileSystem and File controls provide just about everything developers could want or need for accessing any type of file-binary or text, sequential or random. Christopher Tacke and Tim Bassett explore some of the functionality behind the two controls in the MSCEFileCtl library: FileSystem and File.
Binding Controls with VB .NET
By Rod Stephens
May 24, 2002
Learn how you can bind controls to data at design time or at runtime to provide simple but powerful database access with no muss or fuss.
Deitel Presents an Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Color Control
By (Harvey & Paul) Deitel & Deitel
Apr 19, 2002
Deitel™ introduces you to colors and color controls in Visual Basic .NET programming. They examine the Framework Class library and the color structure it provides for creating and manipulating colors.
Creating a Screen Saver with DirectX 8 and VB, Part 1: Setup
By Keith Sink
Mar 29, 2002
Keith Sink shows how to use DirectX and Visual Basic to create screen savers.
Creating a Screen Saver with DirectX 8 and VB, Part 2: DirectX
By Keith Sink
Mar 29, 2002
Keith Sink explains how to write DirectX code in a VB project to animate a screen saver.
Creating Simple Forms in VB.NET
By Lowell Mauer
Mar 1, 2002
In this sample chapter from Sams Teach Yourself More Visual Basic .NET in 21 Days, Lowell Mauer focuses on various aspects of creating forms, including button bars, toolbars, and controls.
Introduction to Building Forms With Visual Basic.NET
By James Foxall
Mar 1, 2002
In this sample chapter from Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET in 24 Hours, author James Foxall presents some of the very basics of forms: Adding them to a project, manipulating their properties, and showing and hiding them using Visual Basic code.
Understanding Objects and Collections in Visual Basic.NET
By James Foxall
Mar 1, 2002
In this sample chapter from Understanding Objects and Collections in Visual Basic.NET, James Foxall covers the following topics: understanding objects, getting and setting properties, triggering methods, understanding method dynamism, writing object-based code, and more.
VB Tech Tip: Better Base Addresses for In-Process Components
By Scott Loban
Feb 1, 2002
Developers can improve the performance of their in-process COM components by assigning appropriate DLL base addresses. Scott Loban describes a strategy for Visual Basic 6.0 developers.
VB Tech Tip: Faster String Concatenation
By Scott Loban
Feb 1, 2002
Visual Basic 6.0's standard string-concatenation tools are not the most efficient ways to concatenate many smaller strings. Scott Loban looks at a better way to handle this task.

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