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You can get at all sorts of system information within Visual Basic for Applications by using environment variables - this blog shows you how to get at your user's name, computer name and much more besides.
A short blog explaining how to use Visual Basic for Applications to loop over enumerations.
Deep within its bowels Excel contains a feature allowing it to read out the contents of cells (you can also get your VBA macros to talk to users). This blog goes to those deep places hidden within Excel!
If you have a colleague who trusts you, you could always betray this trust by sending them a workbook which misbehaves: it won't close and you can't leave it!
If your chart has more than a thousand data labels, this blog explains why you may experience problems.
You can use VBA to talk to Internet Explorer, providing that you understand the structure of the web page you're talking to. This blog shows how to do this!
User controls are the key to using ASP.NET effectively - this blog explains how and why to create and use user controls, with code examples for VB and C#.
Raising events from user controls is straightforward in VB; this blog asks why it should be so much harder using C#.
This mini-blog provides a means to generate the database used by our online ASP.NET tutorial.
There is a range of techniques for remembering information in ASP.NET across pages and even sessions, including session variables, cookies, query string parameters and crosspage postback. This blog explains how to use each of these techniques, together with the pros and cons of each.
When you submit an ASP.NET form, how can you remember what was on it? Answer: using the ViewState bag.
We think - cautiously - that WPF is a better platform for client tool development than Windows Forms. This blog gives 10 reasons why.
The gridview control is at the heart of every ASP.NET webpage, displaying rows of data and allowing you to add, edit and delete records. This lengthy blog explains how to master this complex control.
Yes, ASP.NET provides DataSource controls, but wizards only get you so far. Share the secret of how Wise Owl create all our ASP.NET websites, using a single, simple data class.
This blog shows you how to use CSS style sheets to change the default appearance of the Reporting Services parameter strip.
Reporting Services allows you to write functions in C# or Visual Basic, then reference these as custom assemblies. This blog shows how - and why - you might do this.
SQL Server Reporting Services allows you to write (and use) custom functions written in Visual Basic within a report. This blog considers the pros and cons, and shows how to do this.
You can use an add-in to assign keyboard shortcuts to macros in SharePoint Designer 2007 - this blog considers whether you should want to.
Sometimes online training in style sheets isn't enough: you need a tutorial which takes you through the thought processes involved in creating styles for a web page, step by step. This blog gives a full worked example (you may find it helpful first to look at the two previous parts of this CSS tutorial, on the principles of CSS and applying styles to HTML tags).
This is the second of a three-part online training series of blogs on CSS style sheets. This blog shows how to create styles for specific HTML tags (the first part covers the principles of CSS style sheets, and the third part gives a worked example of CSS).