Yesterday I posted the first 8 videos of the Visual Basic Forms over Data “How-to” video series on MSDN. These videos are for those who are just starting out with databases and Windows Forms data binding. I plan on continuing the series with more intermediate topics like custom object binding, adding validation and business logic, and how to manage requirements changes.
Recently I was sent a question about how to read from a serial port and save the information to a database so instead of following up privately I thought I’d post my answer here. There’s a good article in the MSDN Library that has some hints on how to do this with the System.IO.Ports.SerialPort class.
This how-to video series is dedicated to getting Visual Basic developers productive on areas of data-based Windows Application development. The series starts with the basics of database development with SQL-Server 2005 Express then walks through the details of connecting to and querying databases,
You don’t have to rewrite your Visual Basic 6 applications to take advantage of the .NET framework, you can use .NET right in your VB 6 apps using the Interop Forms Toolkit.
The Interop Forms Toolkit simplifies the process of displaying .NET forms and controls in your VB 6 applications by wrapping your .NET code with COM wrappers automatically for you and allowing you to expose .NET properties,
I’ve been noticing a lot of questions on the forums related to Winforms data binding and the ComboBox and I thought I’d post something up here to help people out. In fact data binding, or what we call “Windows Forms over Data” is a huge,
I thought I’d post a quick how-to here based on some questions that came up in the forums like this one. The question is how do we relate two lists of data together so that when we select a “parent” object we can get automatic filtering on the related items in a Winform.
So I was playing around with my tablet PC application this evening because someone in a Visual Basic list had posted a question about how to create an irregular drawing surface for a medical application they were working on. They wanted users to be able to draw on a picture of a body,
If you’re new to SQL Express, Reporting Services, or databases in general, you’ll want to check out the SQL Server Express video series up on www.asp.net. I just finished watching them myself. These videos walk you through all the free tools you get with SQL Server Express edition.