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Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook
By John Clark Craig, Tim Patrick
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: September 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-596-10177-5
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-59-610177-0
Pages: 740

Table of Contents  | Index

        Chapter 1.  Visual Basic Programming
      Recipe 1.1.  Creating a Windows Forms Application
      Recipe 1.2.  Creating a Console Application
      Recipe 1.3.  Creating an ASP.NET Web Forms Application
        Chapter 2.  The Development Environment
      Recipe 2.1.  Discovering and Using a Code Snippet
      Recipe 2.2.  Creating a New Snippet
      Recipe 2.3.  Sharing Snippets
      Recipe 2.4.  Adding Snippet Files to Visual Studio
      Recipe 2.5.  Getting an Application's Version Number
      Recipe 2.6.  Letting Visual Studio Automatically Update an Application's Version Number
      Recipe 2.7.  Setting the Startup Form for an Application
      Recipe 2.8.  Setting the Startup to a Sub Main Procedure
      Recipe 2.9.  Getting an Application's Command Line
      Recipe 2.10.  Testing an Application's Command Line
      Recipe 2.11.  Obfuscating an Application
      Recipe 2.12.  Determining if an Application Is Running in the Visual Studio Environment
      Recipe 2.13.  Accessing Environment Variables
      Recipe 2.14.  Accessing the Registry
      Recipe 2.15.  Getting System Information
      Recipe 2.16.  Getting the User's Name
        Chapter 3.  Application Organization
      Recipe 3.1.  Creating a Code Module
      Recipe 3.2.  Creating a Class
      Recipe 3.3.  Creating a Structure
      Recipe 3.4.  Creating Other Item Types
      Recipe 3.5.  Creating Object Instances
      Recipe 3.6.  Initializing a Class Instance with Data
      Recipe 3.7.  Releasing an Instance's Resources
      Recipe 3.8.  Using Namespaces
      Recipe 3.9.  Splitting a Class Across Multiple Files
      Recipe 3.10.  Creating a Form Based on Another Form
      Recipe 3.11.  Passing and Returning Structures and Other Objects
      Recipe 3.12.  Creating and Using an Enumeration
      Recipe 3.13.  Converting Between Numeric and String Enumeration Values
      Recipe 3.14.  Creating a Method That Accepts Different Sets of Arguments
      Recipe 3.15.  Using Standard Operators for Nonstandard Purposes
      Recipe 3.16.  Enforcing Strong Data Typing in an Otherwise Weakly Typed Collection
        Chapter 4.  Forms, Controls, and Other Useful Objects
      Recipe 4.1.  Creating and Adding Controls at Runtime
      Recipe 4.2.  Iterating Through All Controls on a Form
      Recipe 4.3.  Sharing Event-Handler Logic Among Many Controls
      Recipe 4.4.  Working with Timers
      Recipe 4.5.  Determining If a Control Can Take the Focus
      Recipe 4.6.  Programmatically Clicking a Button
      Recipe 4.7.  Drawing a Control
      Recipe 4.8.  Making a Form the Top-Most Form
      Recipe 4.9.  Indicating the Accept and Cancel Buttons on a Form
      Recipe 4.10.  Remembering a Form's Position Between Uses
      Recipe 4.11.  Attaching a Control to the Edge of a Form
      Recipe 4.12.  Moving or Resizing Controls as a Form Resizes
      Recipe 4.13.  Limiting the Sizing of a Form
      Recipe 4.14.  Centering a Form
      Recipe 4.15.  Creating and Moving a Borderless Form
      Recipe 4.16.  Creating a Fading Form
      Recipe 4.17.  Creating a Nonrectangular Form
      Recipe 4.18.  Changing Menus at Runtime
      Recipe 4.19.  Creating Shortcut Menus
        Chapter 5.  Strings
      Recipe 5.1.  Using a StringBuilder
      Recipe 5.2.  Creating a String of N Identical Characters
      Recipe 5.3.  Creating a String by Repeating a String N Times
      Recipe 5.4.  Obfuscating a String
      Recipe 5.5.  Converting Binary Data to a Hexadecimal String
      Recipe 5.6.  Extracting Substrings from Larger Strings
      Recipe 5.7.  Converting a String's Case
      Recipe 5.8.  Comparing Strings with Case Sensitivity
      Recipe 5.9.  Comparing Strings Without Case Sensitivity
      Recipe 5.10.  Converting Strings to and from Character Arrays
      Recipe 5.11.  Converting Strings to and from Byte Arrays
      Recipe 5.12.  Tallying Characters
      Recipe 5.13.  Counting Words
      Recipe 5.14.  Removing Extra Whitespace
      Recipe 5.15.  Using the Correct End-of-Line Characters
      Recipe 5.16.  Replacing Substrings
      Recipe 5.17.  Inserting a Character or String
      Recipe 5.18.  Inserting a Line
      Recipe 5.19.  Double-Spacing a String
      Recipe 5.20.  Formatting Numbers into Strings
      Recipe 5.21.  Trimming Sets of Characters from a String
      Recipe 5.22.  Identifying and Validating Types of Data in a String
      Recipe 5.23.  Converting Strings Between Encoding Systems
      Recipe 5.24.  Determining a Character's Type
      Recipe 5.25.  Parsing Strings
      Recipe 5.26.  Concatenating Strings
      Recipe 5.27.  Speeding Up String Manipulation
      Recipe 5.28.  Counting Occurrences of a Substring
      Recipe 5.29.  Padding a String for Exact Length and Alignment
      Recipe 5.30.  Converting Tabs to Spaces
      Recipe 5.31.  Reversing a String
      Recipe 5.32.  Shuffling a String
      Recipe 5.33.  Using a Simple String Encryption
      Recipe 5.34.  Converting a String to Morse Code
      Recipe 5.35.  Adding Strings to an Application's Resources
      Recipe 5.36.  Converting Any Data to a String
      Recipe 5.37.  Using Regular Expressions to Extract All Numbers
      Recipe 5.38.  Getting a Count of Regular Expression Matches
      Recipe 5.39.  Getting the Nth Regular Expression Match
      Recipe 5.40.  Compiling Regular Expressions for Speed
      Recipe 5.41.  Using Regular Expressions to Validate Data
      Recipe 5.42.  Using Regular Expressions to Count Characters, Words, or Lines
      Recipe 5.43.  Converting a String to and from Base64
      Recipe 5.44.  Splitting a String
      Recipe 5.45.  Creating a String of Space Characters
        Chapter 6.  Numbers and Math
      Recipe 6.1.  Using Compact Operator Notation
      Recipe 6.2.  Choosing Integers of the Right Size and Type for the Job
      Recipe 6.3.  Using Unsigned Integers
      Recipe 6.4.  Swapping Two Integers Without Using a Third
      Recipe 6.5.  Using Single- and Double-Precision Variables
      Recipe 6.6.  Using Decimal Variables for Maximum Precision
      Recipe 6.7.  Converting Between Number Types
      Recipe 6.8.  Rounding Numbers Accurately
      Recipe 6.9.  Declaring Loop Counters Within Loops
      Recipe 6.10.  Converting Between Radians and Degrees
      Recipe 6.11.  Limiting Angles to a Range
      Recipe 6.12.  Creating Double-Precision Point Variables
      Recipe 6.13.  Converting Between Rectangular and Polar Coordinates
      Recipe 6.14.  Creating Three-Dimensional Variables
      Recipe 6.15.  Converting Between Rectangular, Spherical, and Cylindrical Coordinates
      Recipe 6.16.  Working with Complex Numbers
      Recipe 6.17.  Solving Right Triangles
      Recipe 6.18.  Solving Any Triangle
      Recipe 6.19.  Determining if a String Contains a Valid Number
      Recipe 6.20.  Converting Numbers to Integers
      Recipe 6.21.  Calculating π to Thousands of Digits
      Recipe 6.22.  Getting a Number's Prime Factors
      Recipe 6.23.  Using Recursion to Calculate Factorials
      Recipe 6.24.  Manipulating Bits with Bitwise Operators
      Recipe 6.25.  Storing and Retrieving Bits in a BitArray
      Recipe 6.26.  Enhancing the Random Number Generator
      Recipe 6.27.  Generating Random Integers in a Range
      Recipe 6.28.  Generating Random Real Numbers in a Range
      Recipe 6.29.  Generating Normal-Distribution Random Numbers
      Recipe 6.30.  Generating Exponential-Distribution Random Numbers
      Recipe 6.31.  Creating a Matrix
      Recipe 6.32.  Inverting a Matrix
      Recipe 6.33.  Calculating the Determinant of a Matrix
      Recipe 6.34.  Solving Simultaneous Equations
      Recipe 6.35.  Listing of the MatrixHelper Class
        Chapter 7.  Dates and Times
      Recipe 7.1.  Getting the System Date and Time
      Recipe 7.2.  Accessing the System's Time Zone
      Recipe 7.3.  Using System Ticks
      Recipe 7.4.  Timing Application Activities
      Recipe 7.5.  Calculating Elapsed Time Using Ticks
      Recipe 7.6.  Calculating Elapsed Time with the Stopwatch
      Recipe 7.7.  Extracting Year, Month, and Day Numbers from a Date Value
      Recipe 7.8.  Extracting Hour, Minute, and Second Numbers from a Date Value
      Recipe 7.9.  Creating a Date or Time Value from Its Parts
      Recipe 7.10.  Formatting Dates and Times
      Recipe 7.11.  Parsing and Validating Dates and Times
      Recipe 7.12.  Adding to Dates and Times
      Recipe 7.13.  Subtracting from Dates and Times
      Recipe 7.14.  Determining the Number of Days Between Two Dates
      Recipe 7.15.  Determining the Day of the Week for a Date
      Recipe 7.16.  Determining the Day of the Year for a Date
      Recipe 7.17.  Determining the Number of Days in a Month
      Recipe 7.18.  Using Controls to Enter or Select a Date
      Recipe 7.19.  Calculating the Phase of the Moon
      Recipe 7.20.  Creating a Calendar
      Recipe 7.21.  Checking for Leap Years
      Recipe 7.22.  Dates and Times in ISO 8601 Formats
        Chapter 8.  Arrays and Collections
      Recipe 8.1.  Filling an Array While Declaring It
      Recipe 8.2.  Sorting Array Elements
      Recipe 8.3.  Reversing an Array
      Recipe 8.4.  Inserting into an Array
      Recipe 8.5.  Shuffling an Array
      Recipe 8.6.  Swapping Two Array Values
      Recipe 8.7.  Resizing Arrays Without Losing Existing Values
      Recipe 8.8.  Quickly Copying Part of an Array into Another
      Recipe 8.9.  Writing a Comma-Separated-Values File from a String Array
      Recipe 8.10.  Reading a Comma-Separated-Values File into a String Array
      Recipe 8.11.  Using a Multivalue Array Instead of a Two-Dimensional Array
      Recipe 8.12.  Converting Between Delimited Strings and Arrays
      Recipe 8.13.  Formatting an Array as a Single String
      Recipe 8.14.  Iterating Through Array Elements
      Recipe 8.15.  Passing Arrays to Methods
      Recipe 8.16.  Returning Arrays from Functions
      Recipe 8.17.  Creating a Collection
      Recipe 8.18.  Inserting an Item into a Collection
      Recipe 8.19.  Deleting a Collection Item
      Recipe 8.20.  Iterating Through a Collection
        Chapter 9.  Graphics
      Recipe 9.1.  Creating Graphics Objects
      Recipe 9.2.  Drawing on Controls for Special Effects
      Recipe 9.3.  Letting the User Select a Color
      Recipe 9.4.  Working with Coordinate Systems (Pixels, Inches, Centimeters)
      Recipe 9.5.  Creating a Bitmap
      Recipe 9.6.  Setting a Background Color
      Recipe 9.7.  Drawing Lines, Ellipses, and Rectangles
      Recipe 9.8.  Drawing Lines One Pixel Wide Regardless of Scaling
      Recipe 9.9.  Forcing a Form or Control to Redraw
      Recipe 9.10.  Using Transparency
      Recipe 9.11.  Scaling with Transforms
      Recipe 9.12.  Using an Outline Path
      Recipe 9.13.  Using Gradients for Smooth Color Changes
      Recipe 9.14.  Drawing Bezier Splines
      Recipe 9.15.  Drawing Cardinal Splines
      Recipe 9.16.  Limiting Display Updates to Specific Regions
      Recipe 9.17.  Drawing Text
      Recipe 9.18.  Rotating Text to Any Angle
      Recipe 9.19.  Mirroring Text on the Canvas
      Recipe 9.20.  Getting the Height and Width of a Graphic String
      Recipe 9.21.  Drawing Text with Outlines and Drop Shadows
      Recipe 9.22.  Calculating a Nice Axis
      Recipe 9.23.  Drawing a Simple Chart
      Recipe 9.24.  Creating Odd-Shaped Forms and Controls
      Recipe 9.25.  Using the RGB, HSB (HSV), and HSL Color Schemes
      Recipe 9.26.  Creating a Rubber-Band Rectangular Selection
      Recipe 9.27.  Animating with Transparency
      Recipe 9.28.  Substitutions for Obsolete Visual Basic 6.0 Features
        Chapter 10.  Multimedia
      Recipe 10.1.  Playing an Audio File
      Recipe 10.2.  Displaying Image Files
      Recipe 10.3.  Playing a Video File
      Recipe 10.4.  Making Your Computer Beep
      Recipe 10.5.  Creating an Animation Using Multiple Images
      Recipe 10.6.  Creating an Animation by Generating Multiple Bitmaps
      Recipe 10.7.  Creating an Animation by Drawing at Runtime
      Recipe 10.8.  Creating Animated Sprites
      Recipe 10.9.  Resizing and Compressing JPEG Files
      Recipe 10.10.  Getting JPEG Extended Information
      Recipe 10.11.  Creating Thumbnails
      Recipe 10.12.  Displaying Images While Controlling Stretching and Sizing
      Recipe 10.13.  Scrolling Images
      Recipe 10.14.  Merging Two or More Images
      Recipe 10.15.  Using Resource Images
      Recipe 10.16.  Capturing an Image of the Screen
      Recipe 10.17.  Getting Display Dimensions
      Recipe 10.18.  Speeding Up Image Processing
      Recipe 10.19.  Converting an Image to Grayscale
      Recipe 10.20.  Performing Edge Detection on an Image
      Recipe 10.21.  Full Listing of the LockImage Class
        Chapter 11.  Printing
      Recipe 11.1.  Enumerating Printers
      Recipe 11.2.  Sending "Raw" Data to a Printer
      Recipe 11.3.  Get Details About the Default Printer
      Recipe 11.4.  Creating a Print Preview
      Recipe 11.5.  Prompting for Printed Page Settings
      Recipe 11.6.  Drawing Text and Graphics to a Printer
      Recipe 11.7.  Determining the Print Destination
      Recipe 11.8.  Creating Graph Paper
        Chapter 12.  Files and File Systems
      Recipe 12.1.  Enumerating Drives
      Recipe 12.2.  Determining if a Directory Exists
      Recipe 12.3.  Creating a New Directory
      Recipe 12.4.  Copying Directories
      Recipe 12.5.  Moving Directories
      Recipe 12.6.  Renaming Directories
      Recipe 12.7.  Parsing File and Directory Paths
      Recipe 12.8.  Searching Iteratively Through Directories and Subdirectories
      Recipe 12.9.  Finding Directories and Files Using Wildcards
      Recipe 12.10.  Determining If a File Exists
      Recipe 12.11.  Getting and Setting File Attributes
      Recipe 12.12.  Accessing Special User and Windows Directories
      Recipe 12.13.  Determining the Space on a Drive
      Recipe 12.14.  Browsing for a Directory
      Recipe 12.15.  Getting File Information
      Recipe 12.16.  Using File-Access Methods
      Recipe 12.17.  Reading and Writing Files as Strings
      Recipe 12.18.  Reading and Writing Binary Files
      Recipe 12.19.  Copying or Moving a File
      Recipe 12.20.  Sending a File to the Recycle Bin
      Recipe 12.21.  Creating a Temporary File
      Recipe 12.22.  Calculating a Checksum for a File
      Recipe 12.23.  Comparing Two Files for Equality
      Recipe 12.24.  Locking a File During Access
      Recipe 12.25.  Reading from a File at a Specific Position
      Recipe 12.26.  Reading and Writing Objects in a File
      Recipe 12.27.  Creating a Comma-Separated-Values File
        Chapter 13.  Databases
      Recipe 13.1.  Connecting to a Data Provider
      Recipe 13.2.  Issuing SQL Commands
      Recipe 13.3.  Retrieving Results from a Database Query
      Recipe 13.4.  Using SQL Parameters
      Recipe 13.5.  Using Stored Procedures
      Recipe 13.6.  Using Transactions
      Recipe 13.7.  Storing the Results of a Query in Memory
      Recipe 13.8.  Creating In-Memory Data Tables Manually
      Recipe 13.9.  Writing In-Memory Data Tables to an XML File
      Recipe 13.10.  Reading an XML File into In-Memory Data Tables
        Chapter 14.  Special Programming Techniques
      Recipe 14.1.  Preventing Multiple Instances of a Running Application
      Recipe 14.2.  Creating a Simple User Control
      Recipe 14.3.  Describing User Control Properties
      Recipe 14.4.  Starting Other Applications by EXE, Document, or URL
      Recipe 14.5.  Waiting for Applications to Finish
      Recipe 14.6.  List All Running Processes
      Recipe 14.7.  Terminating a Running Process
      Recipe 14.8.  Pausing Execution of a Program
      Recipe 14.9.  Control Applications by Simulating Keystrokes
      Recipe 14.10.  Watching for File and Directory Changes
      Recipe 14.11.  Creating an Icon in the System Tray
      Recipe 14.12.  Accessing the Clipboard
      Recipe 14.13.  Adding Tooltips to Controls
      Recipe 14.14.  Dragging and Dropping Files to a ListBox
      Recipe 14.15.  Dragging and Dropping Between ListBox Controls
      Recipe 14.16.  Disposing of Objects Appropriately
      Recipe 14.17.  Fine-Tuning Garbage Collection
      Recipe 14.18.  Moving the (Mouse) Cursor
      Recipe 14.19.  Intercepting All Key Presses on a Form
      Recipe 14.20.  Accessing the Registry
      Recipe 14.21.  Running Procedures in Threads
      Recipe 14.22.  Reading XML into a TreeView
      Recipe 14.23.  Creating an XML Document
      Recipe 14.24.  Validating an XML Document
      Recipe 14.25.  Using Generic Collections
      Recipe 14.26.  Creating a Screensaver
      Recipe 14.27.  Localizing the Controls on a Form
      Recipe 14.28.  Adding Pop-up Help to Controls
      Recipe 14.29.  Maintaining User-Specific Settings Between Uses of an Application
      Recipe 14.30.  Verifying a Credit Card Number
      Recipe 14.31.  Capturing a Console Application's Output
      Recipe 14.32.  Reading an Assembly's Details
      Recipe 14.33.  Performing Serial I/O
      Recipe 14.34.  Rebooting the System
        Chapter 15.  Exceptions
      Recipe 15.1.  Catching an Exception
      Recipe 15.2.  Throwing an Exception
      Recipe 15.3.  Catching Unhandled Exceptions
      Recipe 15.4.  Displaying Exception Information
      Recipe 15.5.  Creating New Exception Types
      Recipe 15.6.  Ignoring Exceptions in a Block of Code
        Chapter 16.  Cryptography and Compression
      Recipe 16.1.  Generating a Hash
      Recipe 16.2.  Encrypting and Decrypting a String
      Recipe 16.3.  Encrypting and Decrypting a File
      Recipe 16.4.  Prompting for a Username and Password
      Recipe 16.5.  Handling Passwords Securely
      Recipe 16.6.  Compressing and Decompressing a String
      Recipe 16.7.  Compressing and Decompressing a File
      Recipe 16.8.  Generating Cryptographically Secure Random Numbers
      Recipe 16.9.  Complete Listing of the Crypto.vb Module
      Recipe 16.10.  Complete Listing of the Compress.vb Module
        Chapter 17.  Web Development
      Recipe 17.1.  Displaying Web Pages on a Form
      Recipe 17.2.  Accessing Content Within an HTML Document
      Recipe 17.3.  Getting All Links from a Web Page
      Recipe 17.4.  Get the Local Computer's IP Address
      Recipe 17.5.  Resolving a Host Name or IP Address for Another Computer
      Recipe 17.6.  Pinging an IP Address
      Recipe 17.7.  Using FTP to Download Files
      Recipe 17.8.  Calling a Web Service
      Recipe 17.9.  Sending Email Using SMTP
      Recipe 17.10.  Getting POP3 Emails
      Recipe 17.11.  Sending a Message to Another Computer
      Recipe 17.12.  Adding Hyperlinks to a (Desktop) Form
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Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook(c) Solutions for VB 2005 Programmers
Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook: Solutions for VB 2005 Programmers (Cookbooks (OReilly))
ISBN: 0596101775
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 400

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