101 Tech Tips for VB Developers

101 Tech Tips for VB DevelopersThese tips and tricks were submitted by professional developers using Visual Basic 3.0, Visual Basic 4.0, Visual Basic 5.0, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and Visual Basic Script (VBS). The tips were compiled by the editors at Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal. Special thanks to VBPJ Technical Review Board members Francesco Balena, Chris Kinsman, Karl E. Peterson, Phil Weber, and Jonathan Wood. Instead of typing the code published here, download the tips from the free, Registered Level of The Development Exchange at http://www.windx.com.
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Playing Sounds with the Windows API and C#

Playing Sounds with the Windows API and C#Playing sounds in Visual Studio .NET’s managed environment is not a difficult task. It requires accessing an unmanaged Window’s multimedia library (winmm.dll), constructing a list of sound flags, and properly utilizing the PlaySound function.
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Introducing Visual Basic .NET

Visual Basic .NET provides a powerful, yet safe environment for creating MS-Windows applications. In earlier times, you had to be a C++ wizard to create high-performance Windows applications, and you had to know a great deal about the Win32 API (Application Programmers Interface). Previous versions of Visual Basic were easy to learn, but lacked the full power of object-oriented languages. The current version has all the power of languages like C++ and Java, and retains the drag-and-drop developers interface that has made Visual Basic so popular.
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