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More articles by Ken Getz

Author Bio
Ken Getz is a senior consultant with MCW Technologies and splits his time between programming, writing, and training. He specializes in tools and applications written in Visual Studio .NET and Visual Basic. Ken is the author of the highly rated .Finalize() column in CoDe Magazine. He is also the co-author of several best-selling books, including Access 2002 Developer's Handbooks with Paul Litwin and Mike Gunderloy, Visual Basic Language Developer's Handbook with Mike Gilbert, and VBA Developer's Handbook with Mike Gilbert (Sybex). He co-wrote several training courses for Application Developer's Training Company, including VB.NET, ASP.NET, Access 2000 and 97, Visual Basic 6, and Visual Basic 5 seminars. He has also recorded video training for AppDev covering VB.NET, ASP.NET, VB6, Access 2000, and Access 97. Ken is a frequent speaker at technical conferences and has spoken often at Microsoft's Tech-Ed conference. Ken's also a technical editor for Access-VB-SQL Advisor magazine and a columnist for Informant Publications' asp.netPRO magazine..
For CoDe Magazine | December 22, 2008
Are you tired of Windows Explorer in Vista changing your folder views? Here's a registry tweak that solves the problem.
For CoDe Magazine | March 24, 2008
Will VB's new LINQ to XML prowess finally gain it the community respect accorded to other mainstream languages?
For CoDe Magazine | August 23, 2007
Do you like what you're used to, or do you use what you'd like to?
For CoDe Magazine | August 13, 2007
Creating custom column types for the DataGridView control isn't nearly as tricky as it once was.
For CoDe Magazine | April 9, 2007
Find out how to avoid having to serialize attachments before sending them via email.
For CoDe Magazine | December 12, 2006
Discover a few tips for using the Profile features of the ASP.NET framework.
For CoDe Magazine | October 6, 2006
Discover more on-screen graphic goodness in .NET by learning to draw this analog clock.
For CoDe Magazine | August 14, 2006
To put your data on a diet, you can now use the new GZip capabilities found in the .NET 2.0 framework's System.IO.Compression namespace.
For CoDe Magazine | June 12, 2006
Converting data from text to numeric types gets simpler in the .NET 2.0 Framework with the TryParse method.
For CoDe Magazine | April 15, 2006
In this column Ken moves back across the country to Northern California, downsizing in the process, and also learns how to shrink the ASP.NET membership database.
For CoDe Magazine | December 7, 2005
The sounds that an application makes are important. Learn to use the new System.Media.Soundplayer in .NET 2.0 and use the My.Computer.Audio functionality in VB.NET.
For CoDe Magazine | September 29, 2005
New properties simplify creating autocomplete list and combo boxes in .NET 2.0.
For CoDe Magazine | July 28, 2005
Improved syntax, new keywords, and a host of new features keep Visual Basic changing and growing. But just because languages can withstand change doesn't mean you can misuse words.
For CoDe Magazine | June 1, 2005
Use the new StopWatch class in the .NET 2.0 framework to measure elapsed time.
For CoDe Magazine | April 2, 2005
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