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CLR, Startup, Shutdown, Today and Tomorrow...

Chris Brumme talks about how the CLR works with (or against) the underlying operating system during startup and shutdown (to considerable length) He also discusses threads, the current ‘issues’ w...

[insert language dajour here] vs VB

These types of articles should really bother me.  However, I've been doing a bit of thinking of late about this subject and apparently I'm not the only on...

Declare vs. DLLImport

Paul Vick asked an interesting question about my last post concerning why I chose to use the DLLImport rather than the Declare statement.  I was going to quickly respo...

Making some noise with VB.NET

Brad Abrams and Scott Hanselman provided a couple of ways to create some noise with C# using a couple of interop methods.  Both methods have their uses.  Here is the VB.NET way of doing the same th...

VB is dead? NOT!

Robert Scoble states on his blog, "I'm seeing a resurgance in VB.NET stuff lately. There are many developers, both inside and outside of Microsoft, who like VB.NET a lot." :-D  He also states "I he...

Free Network 'Sniffer' Tools

Not wanting to spend a fortune, I did some searching and came across a couple of free network packet/protocol anaylysis tools. NetworkActiv Sniffer  ...

TechEd Bloggers get together at Hard Rock Cafe

Eric brought up the suggestion of getting a get together for those bloggers in the Dallas area, you know for those attending TechEd ;-) and those who may be unfortunate enough not to b...

C# "out" modifier -> HowTo in VB.NET?

Someone on GDN asked a question regarding the out parameter modifier that C# uses and how to do the same thing in VB.NET. Your first guess would probably be...

Exploring Static variables (VB.NET)

Although I wouldn't recommend using Static variables under normal circumstances, there are times when they come in handy.  So, when you do use them, you better be sure you understand w...

New CodeSmith release!

I'm happy to see that Eric is adding additional support / samples for the VB.NET developers in CodeSmith. Although, it worked with VB.NET code in the past, he's now ad...