Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET) is an object-oriented computer programming language that can be viewed as an evolution of Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 (VB6) but implemented on the Microsoft .NET Framework.

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Global Modal User Alerts in ASP.NET from masterpage

I'm working to implement global alerts by which they reside on the master page, and can be called from both content pages as well as user controls. I'm having an issue with the latter. The goal is to ...
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Web link parser that hunts for a specific string

This handles a parsing system to look at every users profile page and determine their job classification based on the class of a div element. I noticed that the class was always consistent on specific ...
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Checking if an array is initialized and allocated in VB.NET

I am creating an add-in for a piece of software our company uses, so I'm working pretty extensively with that program's API. There are many COM object members which return or contain an array that I ...
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Get list from database in 3 layer model

I'm working on some testing project. For some reason I think I'm doing something wrong with the architecture. I have a simple example to show what I mean. Database class ...
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Automatic variable generation from data table

I am adjusting Fast Report to create some reports, and I have created a loop that runs through query results stored inside a datatable and assigns each TenantName ...
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Checking whether a table has modified rows

The company I am with has a lot of old code migrated over from ALPHA Basic, written back in the 1980s. As development languages have evolved (should I say, "died off"?) the code has been migrated to ...
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Java hashCode method in VB.NET

The point of this method is to emulate Java hashCode(). In order for this to work the project must have arithmetic overflow allowed under: project --> compiler ...
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Vulnerability of Encryption class usiing AES + HMAC

I've written an encryption-decryption class that is to be used in my companies commercial web application that will handle sensitive information. The encrypted data will be passed over the internet ...
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Swapping Tab Order

The code I have below swaps two tabs around. This is done through creating an array, deleting all tabs and then recreating them which seems very inefficient to me. ...
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Rendering an HTML form based on a specification in a string

Here's a brief explanation of my method: Provide a string and parse it to HTML code respecting a specific format. The accepted format is: For dropdown menu : Test DropDown~Select:Options1; ...
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Userform that calculates gas mileage

I created a project for a programming class that asks you to make a userform in Visual Studio that calculates mileage, given the user inputs of gallons of gas consumed and distance traveled. The code ...
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Creating a wrapper for SqlClient

I'm trying to find out what is the best way to create a class so I can use it to connect to the SQL Server and be able to rollback everything if a single error exists. Right now, I'm using a single ...
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De-serializing and Serializing objects the proper way

I am serializing and de-serializing a class object within the class which is then sent over the network like this: ...
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Performance of MySQL helper class for VB.NET

I have inherited this code from my company. It is acting as a helper class for a database and written in VB.NET until date. It is working properly and almost 5 to 10 commercial packages I am ...
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Generate URLs for images hosted on Google Drive

The brief is to be able to generate links to artwork files and PDFs easily and quickly without having to use a browser. I have added an image box which shows the user the image upon clicking one. The ...
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Model-View-Presenter

I work on a .NET application that very loosely followed an n-tier kind of architecture (the business objects (not logic) and data access were split out). We are now looking to start to refactor the ...
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Registering endpoints and HTTP method for exemption of authentication

I have a set of API endpoints where the URL is not standardized, so I could either get "api/auth" or "api/auth/" (may or may not end with "/"). I'm 'registering' the endpoint, plus the HTTP Method ...
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Guess the Number

Continuing with my VB.NET experience, I wrote a quick guess-the-number game. Any improvement suggestions? ...
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FizzBuzz Kickoff

My first FizzBuzz question (well, I asked, then deleted, one previously), and my very first VB.NET question. ...
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Data Access Layer code for MSSQL Databases

We use this class quite a bit for boilerplate / glue that allows web services and applications to call databases. This code is very important, and I'd like to ensure I'm getting the best performance ...
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Creating and sending a Fixed-Width file

This function will run every x seconds. PAN: The name we are calling our fixed width file we are transmitting. ...
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Recursive filename search

I have created a little program to search a set of folders holding documents scanned. The folder structure is as follows: c:\images\year\month\date\documenttype\firstpartofdocumentNo.\ the ...
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Populating fields from stored procedure

I was just wondering if my code below is a good way of populating data from database. I have had no issues with this really but I am being taught this and just wondering if it is the best practice. ...
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Making error messages more efficient

I am using a way of making error messages, and it works fine. It is just starting to get a little annoying as my project gets larger. I was wondering if there was a way to do with with out having to ...
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Performing actions based on command line arguments

I'm currently reviewing a bit of an older console application which performs certain tasks depending on the command line argument that is given. These tasks are called through Windows Task Scheduler. ...
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Using session values in the body of an email

I created the body of an email by using the following bit of code: ...
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Get alpha numeric count from a string

Following is the code I am using to find a separate count for alphabets and numeric characters in a given alphanumeric string: ...
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Checking consecutive characters in a string

First of all, this code will ask for a number (first) on how many test the user would like to have. Then the user will input the strings depending on how the number entered. ...
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Passing arguments to a SendMail function referenced by addressOf operator

I am trying to send daily mail alert to users based on some timer values. For that I've used Addhandler to call the sendmail() ...
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Classifying duration as <1, 1-2, 2-3, or >3 years

How can I refactor this method to look cleaner and free from 2 If statements? ...
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Genetically engineered doodle creatures selector combo

I have created an awesome cheat/fan page for the game Doodle Creatures with the help of some cool people in The 2nd Monitor. Is there anything I can do to improve this code? Here is my ASP.NET ...
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Executing a list of tasks from a database

I have a list of tasks I get from my database (as strings) and then execute. However I'm uncertain on how to implement this correctly. Currently I have implemented this in the following way: ...
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Wait for System.IO.StreamReader.ReadLineAsync

I want to wait for a line to be read, but only for so long before timing out. This is what I came up with. Is there a better way to do it? ...
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Zero pad function trim extra leading zeros

Here is a zero pad function I have: ...
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IIF shortern to one datarow .Net

Is it possible to shorten the Isnull checking? It would be great to shorten this code and only have to put the datarow once. This code imports data details (usually there would be more .x = ...
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Avoid Split to reduce memory press (on servers)

I have a Component that is used for all Active Directory queries. The function below is used heavily perhaps even milions of times each day. Performance is a feature! It's used on servers and I ...
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Autocompleting locations

Can this function be cleaner? It looks to me that I have too much nested stuffs(using+if+while) ...
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Best way to get the list of XML files

I'm a newbie in the use of LinqToXml and I wonder if I can improve this snippet. ...
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Compare strings by custom sort order

Each letter represent a category. Example the group with "M" Code is greater Than "I" and "C" group. "F" is the higher group Here is what I did but I wonder if there is a better way to do it. ...
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Vehicle Loan Calculator

A loan calculator has to be created for the proNetBank. Method of processing the loan is as follows: Vehicle loan is given for a period of three to seven years depending on the customers ...
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Binding controls to properties in ASP.Net WebForms

In my application, we have a number of pages which provide an advanced search capability, with a large number of potential search options (some pages have as few as 3, some as many as 150). The HTML ...
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Checking and updating lines in a file

I am trying to check a bunch of files that should have a leading | delimiter but sometimes don't. If the first line doesn't have the ...
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Implement interface type in implementation of another interface without too much casting

I have a group of tests that must be run in similar (but different) fashion and they have setups, results, etc. which are also similar but different. Great, I thought, I'll use interfaces to define ...
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Parsing small sets of data from a large XML using XMLReader [closed]

Suppose I have a lot of large XMLs I want to parse data from and each of these can range in size from 10MB to well over 300MB. Now, I only need a small sub-set of data from a few specific keys. For ...
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Proper way to validate from sub to sub

I am using a public validating sub to help validate the other subs. Is this the most efficient way to do this? ...
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Calculate percentage of values in an array with a certain condition

I had to write a function that calculates the percentage of values in table less or equal to 2. Is my code right or is there anything missing? ...
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Wrapping a GridView with custom controls

My aim is to create a server control which inherits from a GridView and outputs the basic output wrapped in external markup, including other controls. For example, the output will look something ...
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Using Concurrent Dictionary as First Level Cache

I am currently implementing a thread safe in memory cache mechanism, with the intent of storing objects that are expensive to create or often used by the system. I also want to include expiration ...
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Reading large file, splitting by new line

I am reading a ~120 MB log file (~300 Million lines of text). ...
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Deserialize an email header into key-value pairs

I've created a function that will deserialize an email header into a list of key-value pairs. I've run numerous tests using MS Office Outlook 2010 and MS Office 14.0 Object Library, all of which were ...