Looking for ideas for articles on “Getting Stuff Done”

Robert Green and I are planning a series of articles focused around Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition… quick articles, not a lot of text, but with enough code to do something cool and useful… but we need ideas, and we are looking for submissions of content. If you have some ideas, comment away… and if you’d be interested in submitting something, just let me know!


Author: Duncan Mackenzie

I'm the Developer Lead for the Channel 9 team, formerly worked on MSDN as a developer, content strategist and author.

8 thoughts on “Looking for ideas for articles on “Getting Stuff Done””

  1. Good quick lesson: Connecting to a database. Article with simple connection and retrieval from an access database maybe with some extra information about SQL, Oracle possibilities as well.

  2. I aggree. Something that will connect to a database. Maybe do some update and/or delete queries and read and write to a database.

  3. Super idea – here is a suggestion:

    Do a screen capture and save it as a bmp or jpeg file. (In the past this could only be done with the use of API calls)

  4. Do many articles to display how to developer 3-tiers, using patterns, displaing case with “one-to-many” , with transactions

  5. I need some Visual Basic code to add a good RSS feed reader to a mini-browser I had written in VB. Can you tell me where I might find it?

    Bob Hirst
    bobhirst at ucqwik.com

  6. How about an article regarding calling Windows API’s, for example, I would like to write some sleep friendly code, let me explain.

    I tend to leave my system at home on, my study is next to our bedroom, when I’m finished coding (well, I try) for the evening I tend to forget to mute the sound or turn the speakers off. Every now and then someone from the states sends me a message via Messenger or I get an e-mail, thus thoose nice little notifcation sounds wake me and my partner up in the middle of the night.

    I have tried (well a little) witting this code but it would be great to have article regarding calling Win API’s…..

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