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Why is raising event from C# User Controls so hard?

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 October 2012 | no comments
Raising events from user controls is straightforward in VB; this blog asks why it should be so much harder using C#.

Using GridView controls to display data in ASP.NET

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 September 2012 | 1 comment
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.

SSRS custom assemblies using C# or VB

Posted by Andy Brown on 03 August 2012 | 6 comments
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.
Tags:   SSRS / Custom code   |   Visual Basic / SSRS   |   Visual C# / SSRS
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.
Tags:   SSRS / Custom code   |   Visual Basic / SSRS   |   Visual C# / SSRS

Tutorial - creating the perfect ASP.NET website

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 April 2012 | no comments
This free online tutorial shows how to create the perfect website using ASP.NET using Visual Basic or Visual C#, user controls, styles, master pages, gridviews, data classes and stored procedures.

Why VB trumps C#, and how trolls don't agree!

Posted by Andy Brown on 15 March 2012 | 2 comments
I recently wrote a blog on why (I believe) VB is a better programming language than C# - I wasn't prepared for the flames this would unleash.
Tags:   Musings / Random musings   |   Visual Basic / General coding   |   Visual C# / General

Why you should program in Visual Basic, not Visual C#

Posted by Andy Brown on 10 October 2011 | 9 comments
If you're beginning .NET application development with a clean slate, you'll need to choose a programming language. VB or C#? This opinionated blog gives you some guidance!
Tags:   Visual Basic / General coding   |   Visual C# / General

Review of VB.NET Data Storage Structures

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 August 2011 | no comments
There are a bewildering array (excuse the pun) of data storage structures available to you in Visual Basic. Choose from arrays, ArrayLists, SortedLists, Dictionaries, HashTables, Lists and DataTables, among others. This blog gives an example of each type of structure, and benchmarks them to show which perform best and worst.

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