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October 2003 - Posts

Microsoft.VisualBasic namespace

After reading through a pretty informative entry by Erik Porter about the performance (or lack thereof) of the ReDim Preserve method of Dynamic Arrays (recommended reading), I was reading through the comments and I found the following: Now, if only we
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ControlArray component for .NET (similar VB6 control arrays)

Well, it appears that you now can have control arrays in VB.NET. Erik Porter as created an excellent component that allows you to have control arrays. It gives you a visual way in the IDE to do this. Excellent. Also, WindowsForms.NET even thought it was
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It's as if someone read my mind... or at least my blog!!!!

Paschal L posts : Just discovered that you have now Continue which allow you to close the current loop and jump into the next step. The keyword can be used with For, Do, and While loops. In nested loops of different types, the desired loop could be specified
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I'm not exactly sure what Paul McCartney has to do with it, but...

Paul Vick posts : The most aggravating thing to hear from customers at the PDC? “But I heard from (someone) that VB is (going to be dropped/going away/dead) and that we should switch to (insert language here).” (I hope it goes without saying to loyal
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Windows Forms - Disable the Close Button

I've seen it asked over and over, “How do I disable the close button without having to remove the system menu, minimize and maximize buttons?”. I've created an article that shows two seperate methods for doing so. The first is the one that seems to be
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Performance techniques for converting Object to structures

Cameron Beccario discusses a performance optimization technique for converting between Object expressions to structures . I know, he posted this a couple of months ago... but somehow I missed it. Besides, it doesn't hurt to reintroduce good stuff ;-)
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AddressOf.com Articles

Now that I've switched to .TEXT, I know have a place that is easily accessible for posting articles. OK, so right now their under a Story section, but hey at least there in an easy to get to location ;-) I guess I'll have to get around to changing the
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GUID Generation and VB6 Binary Compatibility

Adam Nathan has written a pretty good explanation of using 'binary compatibility' between your .NET assemblies and VB. [ bookmarked ]
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Working with .TEXT (Part 3)

Hmm... the statistics aren't updating? Cool, Kirk pointed me to a SQL script that adds the necessary trigger. Hopefully, after this post, they will be working. [update] Working like a champ now! :-D
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Working with .TEXT (Part 2)

OK, finally got the email feature working. Here's the deal. There's two different places to enter an email address. One is in the blog.config file and the other is in the SQL table for config. The email doesn't appear to use the AdminEmail in the blog.config
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Congrats to CodeSmith creator, Eric Smith!

Eric Smith , the creator of CodeSmith , has been interviewed by ACCESS-VB-SQL ADVISOR magazine . Now if he would just put together a presentation so he can come to the users group and show it off (hint)(hint) ;-) [update] My mistake, the article is not
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Working with .TEXT (Part 1)

OK, I'm not sure if this is correct or not, but here goes. In order to allow newsreaders to still retrieve the RSS feed during this transition, I'm attempting to redirect the old BlogX url to the new feed. After some trial and error, I found that adding
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Moving to .TEXT

After what appears to be forever since any real activity with BlogX and the fact that a ton of forking in the code base has occured, I'm moving from BlogX to .TEXT . BlogX has been really solid and served it's purpose very well; however, there are just
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VB.NET's Try/Catch 'When' Clause

Sometimes I catch myself over thinking things. While showing someone just moving to VB.NET how structured error handling works I mentioned something that C# Try Catch can't do that VB.NET can. When I stated that I wasn't sure exactly how you would use
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How To: Secure Your Developer Workstation

You can view some tips for locking down your developer workstation and how to work around the issues surrounding running as a limited user by reading through this helpful document: How To: Secure Your Developer Workstation (Microsoft) .
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Microsoft CLR Profiler / DevPartner Profiler Community Edition

John Tobler posted "Today, I just had to add a link so you can download the Microsoft CLR Profiler . Two MSDN articles, Writing High-Performance Managed Applications : A Primer and Writing Faster Managed Code: Know What Things Cost , will help you to
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Ed Kaim Experiment #1

OK, Ed, I'll participate in your little experiment ;-) "I neither agree nor disagree with Ed Kaim that blogging is overhyped, but I still want to fit in and will therefore link to Visual Studio's Hosted Experience at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/tryit/
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Visual Studio .NET Framework Bootstrapper Plug-in

Setup projects in Visual Studio .NET 2003 can be used to install the .NET Framework with your application, but only if you have installed the optional Visual Studio .NET Framework Bootstrapper Plug-in on your development computer. The Visual Studio .NET
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Thoughts on 'Mono-culture and the .NETwork effect'

Someone posted 'Mono-culture and the .NETwork effect' discussing pretty much how the Linux world would come to an end if people were to adopt projects that allowed .NET on Linux (specifically Mono ). It never ceases to amaze me the amount of paranoia
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