Learn how to creating a DOS-style console application with Visual Basic. The simplicity of doing this may surprise you!
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If you want to conceal chunks of data like connection strings or data written to a database or XML file then you could use the simplified class resting on the CryptoAPI demonstrated in this article.
Use a transposition algorithm in Visual Basic. Using any text, the algorithm produces every permutation possible. (The article, demo project, and source code were updated.)
Just for fun, Paul Kimmel provides his recipe for building a successful project.
Go behind the scenes to learn how VB handles User Defined Types (UDTs) internally. See how VB stores UDTs in memory and learn how to use them in non-conventional ways, such as saving them to byte arrays, dumping them to files, and using them to accesses byte values of other data types.
Learn how to create plugins for your applications using Visual Basic.
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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.
Create routines to make working with file lists much friendlier, and how to upload and download files from the account.
For a new programmer, the Server Explorer in Visual Studio might need some proper explanation.
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.