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Anonymous Types (or Projections) in VB9

Anonymous types (or projections) are a new feature that permits you to define strong types on the fly without writing the nominal—full class—definition. Learn how to implement Anonymous types in VB9.

Flags Enumerations

The documentation on Microsoft's flags enumerations is rather sketchy at best, but offers a more ideal solution for a great many problems. The problem is, with such little documentation it can be very time consuming to figure out how to use them correctly. Here is a small walkthrough explaining a relatively simple means of interacting with them through use of the bitwise OR operator.

Understanding UDTs

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.

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Creating Images from Scratch in C#

Creating Images from Scratch in C#

Because it's often easier to address pixels/cells directly than to use Windows Forms or something similar, it's very often simpler to manipulate raw pixel data directly.

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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