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  • Video Thumbnailer

    This example code can create thumbnail images from video files. It uses the MediaElement object in WPF to accomplish this. The code does most of the explaining, but there is an article about this code here .
    Posted to Source Code (MediaGallery) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Mon, Oct 20 2014
  • VB.NET Embed Images in MailMessage

    In the .NET framework, we can use the System.Net.Mail.MailMessage class to create an email message and send it using the SMTPClient class. You can make emails that are plain text or HTML based, and you can also add attachments. However there didn't seem to be a simple way send an email that would have an image embedded in the body. You can reference
    Posted to VB.NET For Everyone! (Weblog) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Thu, Sep 11 2014
  • VB.NET Dynamic Grid Drawings

    Someone had posted a question about creating 1500 picturebox controls on a form for the purpose of some sort of game. Creating 1500 controls on a single form is always a recipe for disaster. I wrote them up an example on how you can do this by dynamically drawing on the form. You can still respond to things like the boxes being clicked, even if they
    Posted to VB.NET For Everyone! (Weblog) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Fri, Aug 8 2014
  • VB.NET - Creating Thumbnail Images from Video Files

    There can be any number of reasons why one might want to take a video file and create thumbnail images from the video. I had a need to do this, and after developing a solution, I thought I would share it here for others looking to do the same. When I first started looking into this, I was not able to find any clear way to do this directly. I looked
    Posted to VB.NET For Everyone! (Weblog) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Mon, Mar 3 2014
  • Slow to show Windows 7 desktop with gigabyte board

    I have a custom built PC using a gigabyte system board, and I recently upgraded my SSD from an Intel SATA2, to an OCZ Vertex3 SATA3. Since the upgrade everything is fine except my Windows login seemed to take forever. The machine would boot quickly, but I could count 17-18 rotations of the wait cursor between "welcome" and my usable desktop
    Posted to Tech-No-Babble (Weblog) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Tue, Oct 18 2011
  • VB.NET Metro Samples for Windows 8 Now Available

    Microsoft has release VB.NET samples for coding Metro UI apps in Windows 8. Check them out now at these links: Individual Downloads: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/site/search?f%5B0%5D.Type=ProgrammingLanguage&f%5B0%5D.Value=VB&f%5B0%5D.Text=VB.NET Bulk Download of all samples: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Windows-Developer-Preview
    Posted to VB.NET For Everyone! (Weblog) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Thu, Oct 6 2011
  • VB.NET XNA Together at last!

    Microsoft has announced that XNA support is finally going to be available for VB developers! XNA is a game framework that allows you to target XBOX, Windows Phone, Zune, and the PC. More info from Microsoft here .
    Posted to VB.NET For Everyone! (Weblog) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Fri, Apr 1 2011
  • VB.NET DateTimePicker blanks out when keying in a value

    I ran into an odd "bug" today in some production software. There was a datetimepicker control that had its "format" propery set to Custom, and its CustomFormat property set to MM/yyyy. The purpose of the datetimepicker was to enter the expiration date for a credit card processing screen, so the user is only to enter the month and
    Posted to VB.NET For Everyone! (Weblog) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Thu, Mar 31 2011
  • Windows Home Server - Slow File Copy

    Tonight when I was trying to copy some movie files to my Windows Home Server (V1), I was getting horribly slow speeds and any file over a few gigs in size would eventually time out (if I let it hang that long doing nothing). Normally my speeds are very good for transfer because both machine use gigabit cards and the switch is as well. I reset my router
    Posted to Tech-No-Babble (Weblog) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Sun, Mar 6 2011
  • Dynamic Report Columns

    Shows how to dynamically change a given column in a SSRS report by loading the definition file, editing it, and then refreshing the report with the new definition.
    Posted to Source Code (MediaGallery) by Matthew Kleinwaks on Wed, Mar 24 2010
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