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Easy Visual Basic Image Viewer
The easiest way to display images in Visual Basic is to use a PictureBox control. In this example, we'll use a PictureBox control to create a simple image viewer application, and we'll use an OpenFileDialog control to load an image file from disk. More ...

Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Splitting a Microsoft Access Database
In the development and design mode, your Access database runs perfectly. But when you deploy the database, end-users complain that it's slow or it fails to respond. When you have concurrent users accessing your database, you may need to split an Access database and the following five reasons explain why. More ...

C Sharp Predefined Primitive Data Types
A data type defines how much storage a piece of data will take up, the configuration of that storage, and the meaning of the data. Predefined or primitive data types are those defined by the language. These primitive data types can be used as building blocks for user-defined data types. More ...

Five Common Mistakes Affecting Access Database Optimisation and Performance
Building an Access database requires some time, effort and ideally a good level of database knowledge. The assist tools Microsoft Access provides do not control some of the pitfalls most developers brush aside leading to a slow database. Here are the five common mistakes developers need to be aware of and handle accordingly. More ...

Compile C Sharp Without Visual Studio
I have never been very excited about C sharp because you have to use Visual Studio to write programs with it. I don't like to use over-complicated IDEs to write programs because the IDE is often more difficult to figure out than the programming language itself. The fact is you actually can write C sharp programs without Visual Studio. More ...

How to Design an Access Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
A Relational Database stores data as relations (a collection of tables with each table consisting of a set of rows and columns. A Relational Database Management System provides relational operators to manipulate the data in tabular form. This article explains step-by-step how to design an Access Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). More ...

Visual Basic 2010 Textbox Based Simple Edit Program
In this example, you'll create a very simple text editor that uses the Textbox control. This example is for beginners so I'll go step-by-step through the process of developing the program. More ...

Working With Variables in C Sharp
Scope defines which parts of the program can access a variable. If a variable is declared inside a method, its scope is local to the method within which it was declared. If a variable is declared inside a class, its scope is local to the class within which it was declared. More ...

Introduction to Visual Basic
Visual Basic has been the most popular programming environment for more than twelve years. If you want to learn how to program, Visual Basic is the language for you. It is very easy to use, yet very powerful in the Windows Environment. More ...

Your First Visual Basic 2010 Express Program
Visual Basic is very popular because its Visual Programming Environment lets you develop Windows applications by dragging and dropping controls from a Toolbox. It's also popular because it's based on the Basic programming language, and because Visual Basic Express edition can be downloaded from Microsoft's website for free. More ...