Visual Basic Tutorials

Implement Globalization in VB.NET using CultureInfo class

06 April 2008
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CultureInfo class provides culture-specific information in .NET applications. This information includes language, sublanguage, country or region, day names, month names, calendar etc. It also provides culture specific conversions of numbers, currencies, dates or strings. In the following tutorial, I will show you how you can retrieve this information from different cultures available in .NET Framework.
Implement Globalization in VB.NET using CultureInfo class

Display Windows Services in VB.NET

06 April 2008
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.NET Framework 2.0 provides System.ServiceProcess namespace that contains classes developers can use to create and install Windows Services. These classes include ServiceBase, ServiceInstaller and ServiceProcessInstaller. This namespace also contains one class which can display the list of all the Windows Services running on local or remote computer. In this Tutorial I will show you how you can display the list of locally running Windows Services inVB.NET.
Display Windows Services in VB.NET


Using DriveInfo class in VB.NET to get System Drives Information

06 April 2008
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DriveInfo class in .NET Framework is very useful class you can use to get information about the system drives. It has many properties and methods to query drive information such as drive type, drive format, total size or total free space. In the following Tutorial I will show you how to use this class in VB.NET Windows Application.
Using DriveInfo class in VB.NET to get System Drives Information

Delegates in Visual Basic .NET

25 March 2008
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A delegate in Visual Basic.NET is defined as a type safe function pointer. It holds the memory address of a function or procedure in the code and can be used to invoke the function. As a Visual Basic developer, we used delegates on daily basis without even knowing that we are using them. Event handling in .NET is also based on the concept of delegates and .NET Framework automatically handles delegates behind the scenes when we handle events in the program.