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Introduction: This tutorial is on how to create a timer in Visual Basic. Threads: Te first thing you must know about this tutorial is how to use threads. Threads are essentially processes which run certain parts of your programs code, the main thread handles the design of your form as well as the code of your form, therefore, when you have a lot of long-running code, your UI will freeze. We can...
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Introduction: This tutorial is on how to create a simple clock in Visual Basic. Design: For this, we simply need a new Windows Form, with one label - call it; 'clockLbl'. You may center the label to the middle of the form in both x and y axis' and give it a large font size. We also need a timer, name this timer1. Set it's interval to 1000ms/1second and it's enabled state to 'True'. Form Load: On...
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Introduction: This is the second of a two part tutorial on how to create a custom music playlist and player in Visual Basic. Note: Our Visual Basic player will simply use the Windows Media Player control and this series is going to be mainly focusing on the IO. If you're only interested in custom music players, it may save you time by skipping this series. This Tutorial: This part will be...
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Introduction: This is the first of a two part tutorial on how to create a custom music playlist and player in Visual Basic. Note: Our Visual Basic player will simply use the Windows Media Player control and this series is going to be mainly focusing on the IO. If you're only interested in custom music players, it may save you time by skipping this series. This Tutorial: This part will be covering...
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Introduction: This tutorial is on how to create a file comparison tool in Visual Basic. Pseudo: First the user selects file #1. Then file #2. Stats are accumulated for each file. Stats are drawn on to the form. Design: For the form, we are simply going to use two listboxes (listbox1 and listbox2) to hold the stats and 'button1' with the text of 'Begin' to start the comparison process. File...
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Introduction: This tutorial is on how to create a simple tool in Visual Basic to manage lists and listboxes. Importing Lists: First we are going to write a function that will take a file input from the user which will hold a list of information (one per line). We will then make the function verify the file is there, and is not nothing/empty/null, followed by writing each line to a listbox.....
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Introduction: This tutorial is on how to create a calculator in Visual Basic. Design: For this, we want the following; A textbox named 'textbox1' to show the current output. Four buttons for add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ten buttons for the ten digits. One button for the calculate process. Variables: Now we want to create some variable. First we create a curTotal integer which will hold the...
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Introduction: This tutorial is on how to create a multi-threaded application in Visual Basic. Design: There really is no design needed for this application, although if you wanted to, you can add a button. What Is a Thread? A thread is the part of your .NET program which runs everything else, your UI, your functions and your classes. Without a thread, your program would not be able to run. Why...
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Introduction: This tutorial is on how to create a spell check tool in Visual Basic. Dictionary: First we need to get a dictionary of some sort, I am just going to create a simple text dictionary by opening a new Notepad document and typing: they're their there Note; we put one word per line so we can easily distinguish which words are which later on within our program. You should be able to...
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Introduction: This tutorial is on how to create a motivational quote selector to show you one random quote every day that will get you thinking. The Website: First we need a source of the random quotes, I've found this website which has an entire list of good, motivational quotes with the author listed as well... http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2013/05/28/inspirational-quotes/ Design: Next...

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