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NHunspellToolTip- A Spellchecking ToolTip using Hunspell for .NET  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 11  |  Today: 0Author: William Winner      Rating:  
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As programmers, we are often asked to develop an interface to allow easier access to databases. In my case, I was dealing with a database structured using a snowflake schema. Certain tables held indices relating to other tables that contained the data. As an example, there were three levels of "Actions": "Objectives", "Recovery Actions", and "Action Steps". Any one of these could contain information on Priorities, Cost, Duration, Recovery Partners, and comments, along with the text of the action...

Fastest In-Place Stable Sort  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 5  |  Today: 0Author: Craig Brown      Rating:  
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If you need a stable sorting algorithm that is fast and does not need extra storage space of O(N) then you should go straight past the usual O(N^2) sorts like Insertion Sort, Selection Sort and Bubble Sort. This application contains 2 in-place stable sorts that are much faster:

1. In-Place Merge Sort
2. Stable Quick Sort

This application demonstrates both algorithms and compares them with:

* Insertion Sort which is also stable and in-place
* Traditional M...

QuickSort Revisited, Optimised, and Stabilised  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 5  |  Today: 0Author: Warrick Procter      Rating:  
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QuickSort was intended to be a very fast sort algorithm, with minimum execution time, a small code footprint, and the ability to sort a large quantity of data. I have been prompted to revisit QuickSort, a well thrashed topic, because several submissions and implementations have compromised speed for flexibility, and simplicity for one-size-fits-all complexity. Herein are suggestions for addressing those shortcomings, with code examples and a variety of implementations....

LCS based generic diff in VB.NET  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 6  |  Today: 0Author: PuReBRaiNZ      Rating:  
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This article aims to illustrate how to programmatically determine the differences between two arbitrary lists of objects, then interpret the list of differences to create a "diffscript" - a script containing a list of operations to be performed on the original list to end up with the destination list....

Numeric and Date Functions in VB.NET  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 7  |  Today: 0Author: Abhisek      Rating:  
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All the numeric functions in VB.NET are implemented as methods of the Math Class. To use any of the Math methods provided by VB.NET, you must prefix the methods with "Math.". Some of these functions and there uses are given below,

Abs(int):- This method returns the absolute value of the specified number...

Using VBScript to sort servers by best response time - Uses custom ping function for XP and 2000     
Total Hits: 33  |  Today: 0Author: Ludvik Jerabek      Rating:  
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Working on a script a while back, there was a need to sort a list of servers by the average response time. Being able to sort servers by their response times gives you the ability to ensure you are connecting to the best server based on your location and avoid servers that are down. Within the script, there are two functions: a custom ping function designed to work with XP and 2000, and the ServersByPingTime function which takes a list of servers and returns an array based on the best average re...

Computer Controlled Watering System with C# or VB.NET     
Total Hits: 43  |  Today: 0Author: Troy Simpson      Rating:  
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*Note, instructions for operating the ezSprinkle software interface are in the readme.txt included in both the binary and the source downloads at the top of this article.

In order to run the binaries, you must install the .NET Framework 2.0.

Also note, this project is available in both VB.NET and C# in the source downloads above....

Controlling Hardware Buttons on Pocket PC     
Total Hits: 51  |  Today: 0Author: Mick Doherty      Rating:  
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Have you ever tried to control the Hardware Buttons on your PPC? Seen the Input example in the article on MSDN and still have no Idea what's going on? Well then here I come to the rescue....

How to Get a Reference to Parent Form from a Component     
Total Hits: 79  |  Today: 0Author: David Catherman      Rating:  
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I have been working on a custom component that inherits from and extends the BindingSource component (more detailed article in the works). I needed to get a reference to the instance of the parent form the component was on. This proved to be very difficult....

.NET Phone Communication Library Part I - Retrieve Phone Settings     
Total Hits: 65  |  Today: 0Author: twit88      Rating:  
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This article describes a way of communicating with your mobile phone using AT commands. Normally, a GSM compatible mobile phone will have a built-in modem, which we can communicate using AT commands. The AT command set should be common among all the handphone manufacturers including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Siemen, and Motorola, although slight differences exist....

Why you want code reviews     
Total Hits: 19  |  Today: 0Author: mrjvdveen      Rating:  
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Lately there has been some discussion in our team on whether or not code reviews are needed and even practical and why you should want them in your development team. This may sound like obvious knowledge, but unfortunately it appears that some developers have an aversion against code reviews, whether it being their code being reviewed or it being them reviewing someone else's code. In this article we'll look into some of the reasons that makes developers feel this way and also we look into some ...

gTimePicker- Control to Pick a Time Value (VB.NET)     
Total Hits: 22  |  Today: 0Author: SSDiver2112      Rating:  
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I couldn't put up with the standard Time part of the DateTimePicker any longer. Easy to use Date dropdown and non-existant Time dropdown. First I made the gTimePickerCntrl to pick the time in a couple of clicks using a clock-like interface. Second I needed a dropdown control to contain it. Third the developer in me needed the extra Design-Time support....

Winsock Revamped     
Total Hits: 71  |  Today: 0Author: Chris Kolkman      Rating:  
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Hello, and welcome to the 4th edition of the Winsock.NET component. Previous versions included Winsock2007, Winsock2005, and the original Winsock.NET. I have taken some time to try and make this the best version of the component you could want, and in doing so I decided to create a version for each version of the .NET framework (1.1, 2.0, and 3.5)! What started out as something to satisfy my own needs of the lack of Winsock support in the .NET framework has taken on a new direction....

Editing multi frame .Tiff file     
Total Hits: 247  |  Today: 0Author: Zulfikar Ali.      Rating:  
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Fax editor is a multi frame .Tiff editor. It only supports multi frame .tiff files. I could not find a multi-frame .tiff editor where user can delete frames, edit pages and convert to PDF. So I came up with this simple Fax Editor application. User can open a multi frame .tiff file, delete frames from the file and edit frames with eraser. Another functionality of this Fax editor is that the user can convert the .Tiff file to .PDF with the click of a button....

Using AOP to Implement Functional Requirements - Closing Dirty Forms     
Total Hits: 363  |  Today: 0Author: alanliu0110, fendyzhong.      Rating:  
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I have seen or done so several times, for my school projects, at work and etc. Recently, I did it again for my little fun project and got bitten by it. First, I forgot to set the flag somewhere sometimes. Second, the "dirty" code was so scattered that the flag got set/reset accidently and the YesNo dialog popped up surprisingly. Third, the dirty flag doesn't reflect the definition of dirty data. If user undoes changes, the data is not dirty but the applicaiton pops up the YesNo dialog. Last, and...

Implementing Caesar Cipher in VB.NET     
Total Hits: 401  |  Today: 0Author: Deobrat Singh.      Rating:  
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This article describes implementing Caesar Cipher (shift by 3) algorithm in VB.NET 2005. It’s a very simple piece of code (was difficult for me as I belong to the C# family). This was one of my practice applications to get my hands on VB.NET....

Play Waves in VB.NET     
Total Hits: 385  |  Today: 0Author: Angelo Cresta      Rating:  
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This is a simple class that shows how to play Wave files in a .NET project, using Windows API. Here, you will find the way to play embedded resources, external files, or Windows system Waves....

How to clone objects in VB.Net     
Total Hits: 271  |  Today: 0Author: Coder’s Cave      Rating:  
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I have an object myObj of my custom class myClass and I need to create a copy of the myObj object so that I can mess around with the copy without destructing the original object....

Printing with Formatting in VB .NET     
Total Hits: 431  |  Today: 0Author: Jereme Guenther      Rating:  
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Here is a quick summary for those who just want the code and don't want to read the history. I have searched all over the Web for good printing code and was unable to find it. I have created a printing class that allows text to be formatted at the character level. It has taken me about a week to get what I have working correctly and I thought it would be nice to save others the time....

Defining and Using Generics in Visual Basic 2005     
Total Hits: 237  |  Today: 0Author: Harish Kantamneni      Rating:  
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Provides an overview of the generics feature in Visual Basic 2005, and explains the basic concepts involved in defining and using generics and their usefulness to the Visual Basic developer....



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