Richard Newcombe takes a look at Bitmap Animations in VB.NET. VB6 made extensive use of API's to load and initialize large quantities of smaller images. .NET has the GDI+ dynamic library, with a large selection of graphic classes and functions, which means that we no longer require API's to manipulate images.
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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.
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.
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.
Visual Basic .NET 2010 is a fully functional Object Oriented Programming language providing access to the full complement of .NET 4.0 features. Understanding what a Namespace is and how it relates to Classes and Modules will lay a good foundation for understanding the language as a whole.
Quite often we need a VB control that has requirements that don't quite exist within the current control set, such as all data-entry controls be on a single page with scroll bars. Read on to learn more...
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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...
Learn how to use ApplicationDataContainer and ApplicationDataContainerSettings in your Windows 8.1 Store apps.
AutoMapper is an external component that helps in creating a mapping between a source and destination model types. Read on to learn about the AutoMapper component and how to use it in an Asp.Net MVC application.