Access files in different locations using the same code, whether the files reside on a file server, a Web server, or an FTP server.
Check out these tips to help simplify and enhance your development with Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server.
- By Benjamin Day and Richard Hale Shaw
Using business objects effectively requires understanding the nuances of their life cycles.
- By Rockford Lhotka
Take advantage of Loops in Visual Basic .NET to save coding effort, as well as to create more readable and maintainable code.
- By James Foxall
Take advantage of .NET 2.0's addition of generics to provide better collections functionality in your applications.
- By Jean-Paul Boodhoo
Take advantage of collections to both simplify and enhance your VB business applications.
VSTS introduces data-driven unit testing; learn how this feature works and how you can take advantage of this with data-driven unit testing in your applications.
- By Jeff Levinson
Writing a Windows service is significantly more involved than many authors would have you believe. Here are the tools you need to create a Windows service robust enough for the real world.
Take advantage of these practical guidelines for implementing serviced components properly and reduce coding and maintenance headaches now?and in the future.
- By Francesco Balena and Guiseppe DiMauro
Conversion between VB.NET and C# involves much more than adding or removing semi-colons and curly braces. Learn about differences between the two languages and how to simulate unique features of one language in the other.
- By Dave Doknjas
Save time by creating an extensible framework for a .NET agent. The framework offers a dynamically configurable job scheduler and notification service.
- By Luther Miller
Take advantage of the new My.Computer functionality in Whidbey to implement a utility that manipulates the Registry to take care of bad e-mails.
- By Josef Finsel
The .NET Framework includes a Stack class that implements a stack collection. Learn how stacks are used to manage multiple states of data within an app.
Set up applications to configure at run time using the VS.NET Dynamic Properties functionality-and even add some tricks the .NET Framework doesn't support yet.
- By Sushil Srivastava
Use the OwnerDraw capabilities of the Microsoft Windows GDI+ to add gradient colors to controls and ListBox items, add rounded edges to controls, and manage the size and color of ListBox items.