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Adding a Missing Icon to Program and Features for a Click Once install, VB.NET

Click once is a great way to install win form applications within your organization. One issue I discovered recently is that the installed application’s icon does not appear in the Add/Remove programs (or Program and Features) dialog screen. This does not look very professional. Searching the internet I found a […]

Language Translation – VB.NET 2008

This sample VB.Net application demonstrates how to translate text from English to Chinese (Simplified) using both the Bing and Google translators.  The code can be modified to work with any of the supported languages. Links to download the code and the example application executable are below the image. Source Code […]

MaskedTextBox Control – VB.NET 2005

I spent some time with the MaskedTextBox control which is new to VB.NET 2005 and thought I would share some code and links. I will post a code example shortly (See Below), but for now here are some links to information. Microsoft’s online help for the control is here. A […]

Serial Port component in VB.NET 2005

Simple VB.NET 2005 application to demonstrate the use of the new serial port component.  I used two USB to Serial adapters and a null modem adapter to test the code on both a Windows XP and Windows 2000 PC. Download Here Amazon link to VB.NET 2005 books: VB.Net Books

Late Binding Example in VB.NET 2005

Simple VB.NET 2005 application to demonstrate late binding to a Form and DLL. I developed this to build a COM compliant DLL which used late binding to call business DLLs. This allowed me to update the business DLLs without re-registering the COM compliat DLL. Download


VB.NET 2005 application that allows user to test for network connection, view network card information and ping a server. Code has been tested and runs on both Windows 2000 and XP. Download Here (Zip File 104 KB)