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What would you recommend as an easy-to-use animated .gif control?


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Mar 25, 2010

I need ability to display content in Hex View, like this from WinHex

Offset 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
00000000 EF BB BF 0D 0A 4D 69 63 72 6F 73 6F 66 74 20 56 ..Microsoft V
00000010 69 73 75 61 6C 20 53 74 75 64 69 6F 20 53 6F 6C isual Studio Sol


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Nov 10, 2011

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Aug 4, 2009

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Timer1.Enabled = True
Timer1_Tick(Nothing, Nothing)
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Jan 29, 2012

I am trying to make a Christmas light animation via computer control. I am using VB.Net and have tried several examples I have found, but I get the same error: port is closed. The code I am using is this:

Imports System.IO.Ports
Public Class Form1
Dim instance As New SerialPort


I have tried several things and I still get the error message that the port is closed.

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Mar 24, 2011

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Aug 2, 2009

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Aug 21, 2009

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We are using VB6 and VB.Net 2005, and VSS2005.

We were thinking of making working folders set for each project, release and support tickets. Does anyone have experience with a similar set up? What were your likes/dislikes?

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Mar 22, 2012

The main purpose of the my app that I need your help with is, to deliver an always (or close to) up to date a list of files for the user to choose from for a variety of common purposes.  For instance, opening the selected file in its native client editor application so the user can make changes. Another purposes would be to print the file, and I have others. 

If nothing else (meaning recommendations for a better design that still keep my desired in mind) I'd like ideas on how to update my complex DataSet (background processing options, what's the most efficeient/quickest way to update my DataSet) as the list of files changes while my app is running and my app is designed to never close due to the long amount of time it take to load it initially.

The list must be always kept up to date while my app is running because not only the intial loading of data takes a lot of time but updates (new/modified/deleted) could potentially take too long depending on not only how much data to update/add (new files) but how efficeient my code is in updating the list. To be perfectly clear:  If a new file is created then it need to be somehow (automatically preferably or manually i.e. button code) add to the list.  If a file is deleted then it needs to bet removed from the list.  And if the file has changed, perhaps some of it metadata or thumbnail image have changes so update the file's data in the list.  All of which (new/modified/deleted) need to be as real-time as possble without degrading the server too much and without the user waiting more than a handful of seconds.

Listing all the files as quick as possible whether that be with or without metadata initially is very important because most of the time the user is going to filter (or scroll the list by typing) for a partial file name.  Once the user filters/scrolls to the desired file there's a very good chance that he/she isn't even interested in the metadata, most of the time the user wants my app to open the selected file in its native client editor application so he/she can view or modify the file.  The initial
load time of the data doesn't concern me as much as updates because the user can possibly do other things while it initially loads all the data as long as it not too long (more than a few minutes).  From there the updates will either be automatic if possible (most desirable from a users standpoint) or the user initiated (e.g. button).  Plus I'm thinking the updates might need to be done with a few different background processes (multiple threads) because I think I need one for periodic updates (e.g. every
15 minutes) and one background process for page updates meaning whatever the user has either scrolled to or filtered for, more accurately all files currently display to the user will be systematically update in the background so the user can still operate my app.

I'm currently using SqlDataAdapter.Fill to fill a DataSet object variable (which is bound [BindingSource] to a DataGridview control) to first populate the DataSet from the SQL query and then prorgammatically adds records (DataRow) for local files but please make recommendations.  I don't mind big changes or starting over if necessary, I just want the best app possible based on the aforementioned criteria.  I'm not sure if it complicates matters but I've also added custom columns in the DataSet for some special needs (thumbnail of files, booleans for tracking custom statuses). For the local files I'm currently populating the DataSet prorammatically (iterating a path/file string collect made by System.IO.Directory.GetFiles) since the list is first (and very quickly) populated with Vault files (which is always a far larger list than the local files) so . Again, I don't have to take this direction, make recommendations.

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Apr 19, 2009

I am a student a couple of weeks from completing my first Visual Basic class. I have a 100% score so far. Plus I am really enjoying the class and learning VB. We use Visual Studio Professional 2008 at school. I have also installed that product on my own pc from the DreamSpark site. I'd like to continue my education with VB. However, there are no classes this summer in VB at school. I was wondering if there might be some online tutorials or books that I could use to keep moving forward. I have good discipline for learning without being in a classroom.

Generally, what I like is something that shows the key points about a new topic. Gives an example of how the topic might be used in an application. Shows a code sample or two. And then gives programming assignments that use that topic. So that I can then write the applications. One of my educational goals would be to start through the Microsoft Certification process.

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Sep 7, 2011

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Apr 20, 2010

I'd like to add animation to my game. ( a windows form app.)

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Nov 12, 2011

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Jan 24, 2011

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Apr 16, 2012

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May 9, 2011

I have a button named "b", which background I want to change from black to white, but it doesn't work.

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Mar 28, 2010

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I'm not really looking for code here, but maybe an idea of "how" an animation layer plays into a map editor and client...specifically what is needed.Running this through my head I believe I am going to need a timer on both the map editor and client, showing and hiding the animation layer...but I don't think it is that easy, and am hoping someone here has an idea of the logic of how this works. I'm almost certain that the timer doesn't go on the server to control this, but am probably wrong.

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Dec 31, 2010

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May 1, 2011

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May 4, 2010

I'm trying to create an animation with 5 picture boxes (labeled picturebox0 - picturebox4) but I have a specific order I want them to display. I made 5 picture boxes, added images to them, and stack them on top of each other.

I want the order to show this: picturebox 0, 1, 4, 3, 2, 4, 2, 3, 1, 3... etc

The code I have using if-else statements which would work if I wanted to repeat the same display pattern but I need to manually right the pattern... I have at timer set to change the pictures every 2.5 seconds.

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Aug 31, 2011

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Jul 9, 2011

I'm making a game where a rocket image follows the mouse on the Y axis.I want to have a kind of lagging effect on the rocket, so rather than the rocket being where the mouse is, I want it to follow it.I have tried using the sleep method but for some reason it doesn't work

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Private Sub Form1_MouseMove(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles MyBase.MouseMove
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Jul 13, 2009

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