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.NET Developer Tools Essential List

Although there are a couple of developer tools listings floating around, I still get a lot of people asking me what tools do I find indespensible.  I’ve started to put together an essential tools l...

Working with .TEXT (Part 4)

I finally got around to updating the overall look of the site to get it to look somewhat similar to when I was using BlogX.  A couple of things to note: It would be nice to be able to specify some...

Free PDC sessions on DVD!!!!

OK, so I'm kidding.  However, I would like to point out a few things to those that are complaining that Microsoft is not giving these away for free and how they wouldn't be willing to spend $20 for...

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 t...

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 t...

Filling Your Toolbox (a.k.a. Essential Tools List)

By Cory Smith Introduction Following are a few tools categorized by development area that I would consider a necessity to any developer who is burried knee deep in hardcore .NET development.  ...

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 l...

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 lang...

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 meth...

Windows Forms - Disable the Close Button

By Cory Smith Download source code - 6.34kb Introduction I've seen it asked many times, “How do I disable the close button on a Windows Form, but still have the system menu, minimize and maximize...