January 2005 - Speed Up .NET Apps

Increase the perceived performance of your .NET applications using multiple threads. Plus everything you need to know to write self-validating controls using regular expressions, making the most of .NET resource files, three techniques for better managed client states, tools for enhancing .NET controls and more.


Increase .NET Performance Using Threads

Increase your users' perceived performance of your .NET application by using multithreading.

.NET 2 the Max

Make the Best of .NET Resource Files

Drill down on some under-documented techniques for using resource files in your .NET apps, and learn to customize these files for different customers.

Developer Product Briefs

C-Sharpener for VB

Check out the latest add-ins for Visual Studio .NET, including a product that lets you convert VB.NET to C# and vice versa with 99-percent accuracy.

Editor's Note

Thanking VB's Heroes

15 years of Visual Studio Magazine.

Getting Started

Create Self-Validating Controls

Learn everything you need to know to write self-validating Windows Forms controls using regular expressions and inheritance.

Guest Opinion

Basic Doesn't Fit VB.NET

Visual Basic .NET is a lot of things, but it isn't basic. It's time for a name that reflects the immense power Microsoft has added to the language.

Letters from Readers

Back to the Future

Does it make sense to learn the intricacies of code today that might become obsolete or change significantly tomorrow? It depends, say readers.

First Looks

Mimic Popular Scheduling Apps

OfficeWriter 2.0 Enterprise Edition, which bundles SoftArtisans' ExcelWriter and WordWriter products, delivers custom documents over Internet Information Services (IIS).

.NET Insight

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