Learn to determine whether or not a disk is plugged in. Also, learn how to make the disk Autorun, similar to CD drives, and, how to run a normal VB 6 program from this disk, without needing to install it on the client machine.
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This time, you look at animating bitmap images and write a simple platform game. You also find out how to load images directly into memory without setting up a picturebox in design time.
You can use LINQ to SQL to define an Object Relational Mapping between SQL tables and then query those tables with LINQ.
Are you unhappy that Microsoft didn't upgrade Visual Basic to version 7? Learn about an alternative package that may make you smile again.
Successful software projects have to begin with the premise that a fixed price, time, and project that is accurate may be a fantasy because there are too many unknowns—people sometimes being the worst offenders. Fix a time and price to what can be fixed and pay for what must be paid for.
Look at doing a simple stick figure animations, and then use similar methods to create a simple, fast-paced 2D vector animated game.
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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.
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Learn how to make your own usable .NET Component with Visual Basic.
Arun Karthick introduces you to the state machine model and shows you how to create a simple working state machine sample using the .NET framework in the C# language.