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Coding 4 Fun Drum Machine (in VB.NET)

The Coding 4 Fun - Building a Drum Machine with DirectSound article that Duncan Mackenzie brought to my attention looked pretty interesting, however, it doesn't have a VB.NET version.  Although the...

Copyrights and Sample Usage [RANT]

Why is it that you see the following notice in a lot of samples? // THIS CODE AND INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY// KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMI...

Windows XP NTFS file/share permissions...

Probably the highest item on my pet peeve list for Windows XP is the fact that if you are not running as part of a domain, instead using workgroups, you are unable to modify the directory permissio...

Paul Vick explains what 'enable optimizations' actually does...

Paul Vick noticed my question about what exactly does the enable optimizations option in VB.NET does.  In addition, he explains why turning this option on actually makes it difficult to debug the a...

Structured Error Handling... My oppinion on the subject.

I've seen a couple of posts concerning the evils that VB.NET has concerning the following: TryCatch ex As ExceptionEnd Try Kirk Allen Evans points out how VB.NET's autocomplete is Propagating Impro...

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004

I've joined a couple of other folks in the attempt to rebuild their machines with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004.  I was resisting the move, but since Office 2003 has been released it gave me...

The Flu.... SUCKS!

Well, after nearly three weeks... I'm beginning to recover from the flu.  So obviously I haven't been getting nearly enough done here on AddressOf and my emails have stacked up pretty high.  Going ...

More on Remove Integer Overflow Checks

The following is taken from the online documentation: However, without error checking and if data type capacities are overflowed, incorrect results may be stored without raising an error. The ques...

VB.NET Performance Related Compiler Options

VB.NET offers two compiler options that could potentially improve the overall performance of your application.  One of them, 'Remove Integer Overflow Checks' , is pretty straight forward about what...

VB.NET Performance Optimizations

OK, kicked into gear by a GDN posting on 'Is VB.NET is slower than C#', based on some of the comments, I decided to dig into some of the points a bit deeper.  This, of course, led to some interesti...