Posts Tagged "VB.NET"

Adding to Event Logs with VB.NET

Damn! What the hell happened to that application I was running? One minute I am viewing the pictures of my trip to the playboy mansion and another minute I am having to shut down the app. It is seriously not cool! Now only if there was a way I can record some of my applications activity for windows to see later. Perhaps describing why my application decided to take a ...

Book Recommendations For A Variety of Languages

We have a lot of newbies on the forum these days. Again and again we are asked "What are some good books for language _______?" We all have our favorites and some books lean towards a certain learning style. So one programmer is going to like a particular book more than another programmer might. But besides that little glitch in perspective, there are some books that are generally accepted as ...

A Glance Into Visual Basic 10 – A Discussion

Well we have been playing around with VB.NET 2005/2008 for awhile and even a few additions created with some service packs and it is time for something new to talk about. What is in store for the future and is Microsoft really listening to the developers in the industry? Throughout this entry of the Programming Underground we will talk about some of the features proposed for VB.NET 10 and what ...

Leave My Property VB.NET

A shiny silver gun is drawn and stuck in the back of the perpetrator. "I thought I told you to leave my property. What are you still doing here?" A brief pause and the criminal responds "Leave? I thought you meant implement some properties, so I implemented three of them... a name, an age, and a phone number where you can reach me." Martyr2 becomes puzzled. To get a better ...

Selection Sort (Definitive Series)

In a long standing tradition here on the Programming Underground we are going to add another entry to the definitive series. For those of you who are still relatively new to my blog, the definitive series is a series of blog entries where we take an algorithm and run it through the paces of five different languages: C++/C#/Java/VB.NET/PHP. With the code side by side we can see the similarities as ...

Interfacing with VB.NET

Sure, you might have heard the term "interface" before in another language and yet not truly know what they mean by "a contract". Don't worry, you are not alone. Several books talk about interfaces with the term "contract" and never really explain what they mean by saying a class is bound by that contract. So lets take a closer look at interfaces and specifically how VB.NET "implements" them. We use ...