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DevX Tips Bank: Interoperability
Adding Longs Without Overflowing
Calling C Libraries from .NET
Use the following code to display a message box whenever the library raises an error.
Platform-independent New Line Characters
Java provides a handle with which you can retrieve the specific new line character for the …
Displaying Mouseover Text in Web Pages
Find out an easy way to display mouseover text in Web pages.
Release COM objects immediately
When you use a COM or COM+ from a .NET application and then you set the object reference …
Release COM objects earlier
If you're using a COM object through COM Interop you should be aware that the object isn't …
Control The Amount of Time a Socket Will Linger Before Resetting
When a socket wishes to terminate a connection it can linger, allowing unsent data to …
How to Prevent a Class From Serialization
The following code prevents classes from ...
Make a phone call using TAPI
If TAPI libraries are installed on your machine, you can easily dial a number from a VB …
Testing for Closed Socket
Is there any way to test if a socket is still open without writing to it?
If I can use the "InetAddress" class to acquire the IP address of a computer, is there a …
Exchange Server and Windows 98
Can Exchange Server run with Windows 98 or does it require NT? I want to use Outlook as …
Sharing Contact Folders
How do I set up the administrator contact subfolders as an address book on a different …
Create a NNTP Offline Server
Here's the code to simulate a simple NNTP server that provides ...
Client Says Not to Use Joins in VB App?
I have a client that used to be an Oracle programmer years ago who tells me I'm designing …
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