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Generate Memorable Passwords, Automatically!

Generating automatic passwords for your users is a common programming scenario. However, due to the techniques typically employed, most autogenerated passwords end up looking like YPSWW9441—which, although highly secure, also end up completely unmemorable.

Calculating the Years Between Dates

Business applications often find it useful to calculate the number of years between two particular dates, such as the date a customer first ordered and the present date, perhaps to see whether they apply for a "loyalty" discount or a free gift.

Figuring Out Quarters in .NET

Calculating the opening and closing quarter dates for a particular date is a common task for programmers. So, to save you from figuring out how to write that code, here are some ready-to-run functions that do it all for you.

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Boxing and Unboxing in VB.NET

Boxing and Unboxing in VB.NET

The concepts of boxing and unboxing data might be second nature for many, but for newbies it's worth covering. And, the "old hands" may learn something new, as well.

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