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Should I enroll in two different programming languages for next semester? [closed]

This semester I took Java programming and my next semester I am supposed to take the advanced Java programming class, which I will, but I was wondering if it would also be ok if I took another ...
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how to write an email sender in vb.net [closed]

I'm writing this VB program that sends email. I'm getting this message in the output window. The email doesn't get sent. (A first chance exception of type 'System.Net.Mail.SmtpException' occurred in ...
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Automating daily procedures [closed]

Is there a way to automate running VBA in Excel to clean up the file from inside an application? Everyday my office has to confirm that 50 people have shown up for work on time. The scheduling ...
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Explain what this means, “Bulldozer Code” [closed]

I ran across an article on things programmers should avoid doing and came across this term: Bulldozer Code. The author defined it at as "giving the appearance of refactoring by breaking out chunks ...
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Issue with My.Settings using Visual Basic [closed]

For my A2 Computing project I have created a game using Visual Basic. For the leaderboard section, I have used the My.Settings feature to store the scores when the game closes, but only one or two ...
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Convert to Object Oriented Programming

I am currently working on a project that is fairly small for the time being. There was a recent change to implement 3-tier architecture, such that the code is now split up appropriately to data ...
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Why doesn't VB.NET allow unnamed, one-line objects to be used?

Why isn't this allowed in VB.NET: New SqlCommand("some string", someSqlConnection).ExecuteNonQuery() Why would the language have been designed to require that this be used instead: Dim com As New ...
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Most efficient multiple condition IF statement

I am using a function to compare over 100 variables inside of classes to each other an am curious if one method of comparing multiple condition statements is more efficient than another. I am ...
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Is there a difference learning VBA on Mac vs Windows

I'm a programmer who'd like to learn VBA, but I don't have a Windows box. However, I have a MacBook Pro with the latest version of MS Office for Mac on it (2011 I think). Since I work in a .Net shop, ...
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Best Practice - Loop Exit Via Iterator Modification

I had an interesting discussion with my boss today regarding exiting a loop before the terminal condition is met. He had a construct in some of his VB6 code that looked something like this: Dim ...
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VB stand alone application or ASP web application

I have experience developing software and web applications and I have decided to do some freelance work on the side. Well, I met with my first client and they are requesting a relatively simple, ...
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How can I present some printed Visual Basic source code in an aesthetically pleasing manner?

Right now I'm interning at a major engineering company. I'll be leaving in a few months though, so my project manager has requested a print out of my source code for a VBA project I've been working ...
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What's the difference between VBA and VB Script? [duplicate]

I need to get VB Script training so I think it's a good start point.
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How To Start Programming [closed]

I have taken a programming course 2 years ago but I haven't worked in programming since then. I recently found a programmer job, but there is no programming team so for me to gain valuable experience ...
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Why are people laughing at visual basic? [closed]

When I was at high school I used visual basic 6 and I think it was pretty good. Then I came to the university and began to use c/c++ java python etc.. I didn't find a reason why people laugh at visual ...
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Can a C# developer turned VB developer ever return to C# later in their career without a significant penalty? [closed]

Background: IT Recruitment in UK has absolutely exploded over the last five years and I get quite a few calls from recuiters each week with positions. One recruiter offered to put me forward for a ...
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Better use on the name of variables

I have a method that looks like this: Public Function NormalizeStreetAddress(country As Namespace.Country, streetAddress As Namespace.StreetAddress) _ ...
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Visual Basic link to SQL output to Word

I am in need of some advice/references. I am currently trying to develop a legal document interface. There are certain fields in which I need to query out of my sql db and have those fields output ...
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Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing?

I was sent out to discuss a system that a certain company is currently using and what should be done with it. The company manufactures various carton displays. This system was developed to keep track ...
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Get a Programming Internship if you don't know programming? Learning instead? [closed]

Is it possible to get an internship to learn programming if you've say only had one classs in visual basic? For example, I want to learn any programming language, but I've only taken 1 class in ...
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How can I migrate from Excel VBA with ADO to C++ with OCCI?

I am employed as a developer, but the only application development tools I have available to me are Access and Excel (i.e., VBA). Fortunately, I have good access to our Oracle DB, but that took some ...
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Meaning of phrase: “Not your father's Visual Basic”

I have ran into the above phrase many times (especially during classic VB days) and I have been wondering what it really mean and where it originated from. Any ideas?
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What to teach a 12-year-old VB programmer about programming in general [duplicate]

I am mentoring a 12-year old in programming. He has started to do some VB (.net) (2008) and is making simple WinForms programs, but does not get some of the basic concepts (loops, functions, ...
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Is this code bad enough to warrant a rewrite? [closed]

This is a web application for payment processing. I've been here maintaining it for nearly two years now, so I have a good idea of the problems with the system. About a half a year after starting here ...