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  • New VB.NET sample application coming soon...

    I'm now working on a utilitarian type application that will allow you to manage your Internet Explorer favorites in a much better way.  Well, at least in a way that I find 'better'. ;-)  I've been toying with this idea for a while and now it's begun. Since there are a ton of these types of applications that exist today out in the wild, ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on June 10, 2004
  • Hey... you haven't been doing a whole lot of VB.NET stuff lately...

    This is a comment I received from someone in passing last week.  Looking around, I have to agree with them :-(  Not trying to make excuses, but I can say that my spare time lately has been very sparse with several projects.  But, now that I've been made aware of the lack of material being made available, I can attempt to improve on ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on June 6, 2004
  • Obfuscation Tip of the Day - Embedded Resources

    When loading embedded resources like bitmaps and icons from your assembly, such as using the following method as described by Windows Forms Programming in Visual Basic .NET (Chris Sells & Justin Gehtland): NotifyIcon1.Icon = New Icon(Me.GetType, ''graphic.ico'')   It sure seems straight forward enough.  It looks a whole lot ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 18, 2004
  • A shameless plug and I get something for free?

    Mike Schinkel of Xtras.Net decided “what the heck” and is giving away free memberships to Xtra.Net Developer Network (XDN) Professional ($99 value) during the month of May.  The only catch is I have to put this shameless plug on my site about it and point you (if your a serious .NET blogger as well) to read how to do the ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 3, 2004
  • Desaware (Spyworks et al) now with full Source!!!!

    Desaware has just announced that they are, in addition to bundling their products into two separate suites (.NET and COM versions), including FULL SOURCE CODE!!!!! This is incredible news.  Considered to be one of the companies that pulls off the impossible with their products, you can now see exactly how they managed to do it!  Also, combining ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 24, 2004
  • CodeSmith 2.5 Officially Released

    One of my fellow coders from days of yesteryear has released a new version of his excellent product, CodeSmith.  It now includes an IDE (if you get the professional release).  If you haven't checked out CodeSmith, nows the time to do so.  (If you have looked at it in the past and didn't like it for some reason, time to look again!)  Seriously, if ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 23, 2004
  • Whidbey replacements to existing .NET 1.1 methods

    Brad Abrams points out an interesting list of various namespace methods that are being rendered obsolete.  In addition to the list of methods, he includes some notes about each item and their possible replacements.  Here's what he has to say: We are working on an official list and we will ship it with Beta1 of Whidbey… but until then I have ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 19, 2003
  • Application Compatibility and future .NET versions

    If you have a moment, take some time to read through Chris Brumme's entry about Application Compatibility.  I've been staying away from directing people to information pertaining to PDC, Longhorn and Whidbey, however, this one is a must read and effects everyone equally.  There is also some historical information discussing some examples of ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 12, 2003
  • .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 list so I can just point people to this as a reference.  In addition, I also link to other more comprehensive listings that are available.  I'm open for ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 3, 2003
  • 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.  This is not meant to be a complete list of all tools available, there are some really good lists that already exist that are attempting to do this ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on October 31, 2003