The .NET runtime has everything you need to format your output and handle special characters. Both Visual Basic 2010 Express edition and Visual Studio 2010 help you with Intellisense if you can't remember the syntax. This article explores simple console input and output and shows you how to get it done.
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Hardly noticeable, yet critical to a smoothly executing Parallel workload. TaskSchedulers are the "conductors" of the Task Parallel Library world.
Understanding data and how it is represented is key to making use of it in a program. This article walks thru VB.NETbs standard data types and talks about how to make use of them.
Like all .NET technologies there are many approaches to combining Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Task Parallel Library (TPL) within the .NET Framework. Using some code samples I'm going to demonstrate how to incorporate TPL into WPF.
TPL includes Cancellations and AggregateExceptions for interrupting work and dealing with collections of exceptions often generated when multiple Tasks are interrupted. There are patterns to implementing Cancellations and this article demonstrates some of the more common patterns.
VB.NET provides a solid set of programming tools to implement flow control. VB.NET 2010 includes the For Each construct, making it possible to easily iterate over a list of items with little to no extra coding. This article examines the different VB.NET keywords and gives examples of how they're used.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
The original release of the .NET Framework included collections as .NET was introduced to the Microsoft programming world. The .NET Framework 2.0 introduced generics to complement the System.Collections namespace and provide a more efficient and well performing option. Read on to learn more...
Hannes du Preez shows you how to disable titlebar buttons and menus in your programs temporarily.
WebSockets are intended to build bi-directional connections between a web browser and a server. This must be done in a safe way. In addition, the WebSockets have a huge disadvantage (to say it politely). Read on to learn more.