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More articles by Alberto Falossi

Author Bio
Alberto Falossi works with Visual Basic since its version 3.0 and writes .NET applications with VB and C#. Alberto works with Code Architects Srl, an Italian software training and consulting company that specializes on .NET. He writes regularly for Visual Studio Magazine and is Technical Editor of Visual Basic & .NET Journal, VSM's Italian licensee. You can see a list of his articles in the Magazine Bank.
For VB-2-the-Max | November 3, 2003
Alberto Falossi interviews .NET Remoting guru and DevX author Ingo Rammer, asking what he likes and dislikes about Remoting, what are the changes in .NET Framework 1.1, whether a DCOM/CORBA background is useful or not to learn .NET Remoting, and why security is implemented the way it is.
For Controls | October 6, 2003
Find all the controls with the specified Tag value Example: Dim ctrls() As Control = GetControlsByTag("OK", Me) Dim ctrl As Control For Each ctrl In ctrls Debug.WriteLine(ctrl.Name) Next
For Multimedia Formats | May 12, 2003
helper routine; executes a MCI command commandString is the command to execute deviceAlreadyOpened must be set to true if the caller has already opened the device
For Multimedia Formats | May 12, 2003
Get the description of a MCI error. ErrorCode is the code of the error Return a string with the description of the error.
For Multimedia Formats | May 12, 2003
IsSoundCardSupported - Returns whether a sound card is supported
For Multimedia Formats | May 12, 2003
Opening and closing the CD door
For Multimedia Formats | May 12, 2003
Play an AVI file synchronously without the audio track. fileName is a string containing the full path of the file. Notes: requires the ExecuteMCICommand routine
For Multimedia Processing | May 12, 2003
Play an AVI file in a PictureBox synchronously. fileName is a string containing the full path of the file. window is the PictureBox in which you want that the movie is played; the movie is automatically resized to the picture box's dimentions Notes: requires the ExecuteMCICommand routine
For Multimedia Formats | May 12, 2003
Play the audio track of an AVI file. fileName is a string containing the full path of the file. Notes: requires the ExecuteMCICommand routine
For Multimedia Formats | May 12, 2003
Play a WAV file. fileName is a string containing the full path of the file. If synchronousMode is true, the sound is played synchronously Returns true if no errors occurred
The application's priority - and more in general the thread's priority - indicates how the application is "important" for the CPU. The more the priority is hight the more the CPU will dedicate his time to execute it. In .NET the priority of a thread is indicated to the Thread.Priority ...
For XML with Visual Basic and VB.NET | August 18, 2001
Enhanced VB FormatDateTime function
For XML with Visual Basic and VB.NET | August 18, 2001
Converts a numeric value in seconds to a string Example: MsgBox SecondsToString(3920) --> 1h.5m.20s
For XML with Visual Basic and VB.NET | August 18, 2001
Converts a numeric value in seconds to a time value Example: MsgBox SecondsToTime(11120) --> 3.5.20 AM
For XML with Visual Basic and VB.NET | August 18, 2001
Converts a time value to a numeric value in minutes Example: MsgBox TimeToMinutes(TimeSerial(3, 5, 0)) --> 185
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