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I can answer most questions realating to real-world application programming in Visual Basic .NET (including SQL-Server 7.0 and up). I NO LONGER ANSWER VB6 QUESTIONS. My speciality is GUI/frontend work and API calls. I do not know about Internet, games or graphics programming, just the bread-and-butter stuff. I answer questions in German as well.

Experience in the area

Experience: I have been programming BASIC applications professionally for 22 years now (2007), having done most any application type from multimedia CBT to telephone directories to database frontends. Organizations: RA-MICRO Software GmbH

What do you like about this subject?

I just love VB.NET for it's ease of use and it's power.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

animated 3D graphics; Internet programming

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

VB is the most widely used programming language in the world.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Nobody needs C anymore - VB can do it all !

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Recent Answers from Frank G. Dahncke

2016-07-31 QR Code in VB6:

Well, you will have to look online for an algorithm that generates QR codes. I would have to, too, as I have no idea how they work. Luckily, however, we live in the online age, and everything is available

2016-03-14 VB.NET:

Phew, a long question - but a short answer: YES it can! In fact, it is even easier, once you get used to  the new technologies integrated in .NET. You will have to learn some new things, but they are not

2013-11-06 Phone Apps:

VB programs only work on Windows Phone smartphones. WPF and XAML very similar, only minor differences in certain syntaxes. Do get the VB.NET Express version an you will see that you still have an easy

2013-11-04 Phone Apps:

Oh yes, there is - if you target Windows Phone 8. You must have Windows 8 running on your development machine and get the free version (Express) of the Visual Studio 2013 (which includes VB). Do note that

2012-07-09 Study Prog.:

Probably possible. Have a look at something called LINQ in the VB NET help system. LINQ is a query language built into .NET that allows you to execute SQL commands against any target, let's say Word documents


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