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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.

Shutdown Manager

The Windows "Turn off" buttons are three or more steps away from the desktop work area, depending on your personal settings. This can be not only inconvenient, but downright bothersome at times. These programs can power down the computer, in just one or two steps.

VB 6 and USB Flash Disks

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.

Program Launcher

Learn about a simple utility to launch files/folders by pressing a combination of keys, irrespective of which application is active.

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