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    Reading serial port in background and responding when needed

    I have a app that needs to listen to a serial port and react when something happens. I have NOT yet figured out the hardware side of the serial port but it will be as simple as possible as all it needs to do is detect either a button pressed twice within one second or a constantly held button...
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    secure UDP?

    Re: http://www.vbdotnetforums.com/net-sockets/22844-how-listen-tcp-port-broadcast.html. Now....how would you make this more secure? I have a small app we use for computer maintenance, inventory, user backups, etc. I wanted to add the ability to send some commands through the network and...
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    Problem reusing Processes and Disposed not firing

    Got a little issue with a small program I'm writing. I'm attempting to run different tasks in there own processes, waiting until each is done while keeping the UI responsive. So far it works exactly how I want it until I try to reuse some of those processes....here is a sample of the code...
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    Converting a "standard" SQL statment application to parameters

    I read through http://www.vbdotnetforums.com/database-general-discussion/18562-ins-outs-parameterized-queries.html and http://www.vbdotnetforums.com/database-general-discussion/30922-further-discussions-about-parameterized-queries-pq.html already and maybe I'm dense but I can't figure it out...
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    TAPI issues with event notifications

    I have a small app that I want to dial out a number, play a wav file, then listen for a reply (either speech recognition or just a sequence of keys bring pressed). So far using TAPI I can place the call but it seems the event for call connected is not firing and I cant figure out why. Is...
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    ClickOnce App Won't Update if Passed Command Line Arguments

    I have a ClickOnce application deployed to many workstations in my office. On it's first run it adds a registry key to the HKCU run group that adds itself with a "-minimize" argument. On each login the program starts and seeing the command line argument minimizes itself . However when a...
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    Simplistic Registry Access - Any Issues With It

    I have been using what I think is a simplistic and easy way of reading and writing to/from the registry but whenever I look at code I keep seeing links to DLL's and constant decorations and lines and lines of code. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use the following: Friend Function...
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    Question What happens to a killed process? Does it exit properly?

    I have a app that is starting up a thread that runs the standard windows defrag utility. It also gives the user the option to cancel the defrag if they want to. Problem is if the thread defrag is running on is canceled is there any data loss or does it just do the last operation and then exit...
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    Sorting a listview by columns

    I had been working on this for a while and through a couple examples along with the Microsoft documentation I came up with the following to sort any listview columns. To make it work properly in your listview column definitions make sure to use the "Tag" property of the column to identify what...
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    Evenly Distribute Subreport Columns

    I have a main report with a subreport. The subreport has columns of information that when I put it into the main report comes out as two columns. The report "works" but the first column of information is much longer then the second and I'd like to make them the same length. For example the sub...
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    Playing two sounds at once

    I have app that has a background sound and a sound when someone clicks something. But when they click the something it stops the background sound, which is supposed to loop. How can I play both sounds and leave the background looping? Heres a example of the code: Private WheelTickSound...
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    ACL List - Trying to duplicate Security screen in Folder Properties box

    I'm looking to duplicate the Windows Explorer security screen for a directory, the one you get when you right click a directory, go to properties, and click on the Security tab. At the top it lists "Groups or user names" then if you click a user at the bottom it will show the permissions (Full...
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