April 2007 - Gadgets Open Up Windows

Add pizzazz to your users' desktops with Vista's Windows Gadgets. Plus advice for building rich client-side UIs, building a real-world data mining app, snazzy string routines in VB.NET, using List & Label 12 to create custom reports, does WPF matter? Plus much more.

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Get Down and Glitzy With Gadgets

Add pizzazz to your users' desktops with Windows Gadgets, lightweight desktop applications that provide useful bits of functionality while also bringing fun back to the development process.


String.Together Snazzy String Routines

String handling is one of the most basic -- and important -- capabilities that all developers must deal with. Learn how to take maximum advantage of the way VB .NET handles strings.

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