Threads, ProgressBar, and File Processing in C#

We have had a few questions on the board in recent times asking about the best way to show the progress of a long running process; such as file reading of a HUGE file. If you have a file with tens or hundreds of thousands of lines, or datasets which may have millions of records, it is going to take some time to process. It is fine that it takes ...

Dialogs and Copying Files in VB.NET

Commercial: Are those old Dialogs and Files in your cupboard collecting dust? Are you tired of having to take them out, trying to use them, only to spill code all over your beautiful new sweater? Are your kids crying and telling you that you need to move those files to another part of the house so that they can play with their toys in a safe and healthy environment? Well ...

Programming Tip: Control Your Whitespace

I am writing this blog entry to talk to all the programmers out there, who post regularly post on the board, who are in the industry, who are new or who are experienced... code organization is key to a great looking program and to help reduce your debugging troubles. Often times I sit on the Dream.In.Code web board helping out when I am suddenly hit with a post that is ...

Creating an Online Quiz with PHP

Damn! A Dream.In.Code quiz can be tough I tell you. So many questions, so many answers, so little time! Like the question here "How many times have you been told you are a liar, you must die, or have been put in context of being some freak of nature by Supersloth?" Uhhh... Maybe there is a choice for how many times I have NOT been called one of those ...

Zippity Do Dah, Zipping with Java, Yay!

My oh my what a wonderful code day! Welcome to another entry of my blog and I hope you have enjoyed your stay. Before we cover todays topic of creating zip files in Java I wanted to thank everyone who has subscribed to my blog and added links through their websites. I appreciate the support and enjoy bringing you on a journey through this vast programming world. We have tamed ...

Find High / Low Value in Array (Definitive Series)

Welcome to another kick ass entry of the Programming Underground. On today's entry we explore a basic way to find the high and low values in an array as part of our Definitive Series. For those of you who are not familiar with my Definitive Series, it is the exploration of a concept and examples provided for 5 major languages (C++/C#/VB.NET/Java/PHP). Doing a search on my blog will also uncover ...