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,
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,