Multithreaded ping sweeping in VB.NET 2005

by Pber 21. July 2009 16:44
Multithreading Learning multithreading is not one of the easiest things to do.  Microsoft made it much easier to implement with the .NET framework, but it's still not a small undertaking.  One of the challenges I found when first learning multithreading was trying to find good examples.  There are a lot of them out there.  They were either too easy or too hard and complex for the beginner to understand without getting confused by the code.  The easy ... [More]

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Saved Queries in Active Directories Users and Computers - Part 2

by Pber 16. July 2009 19:01
As you seen with Part 1 of this series, saved queries can help you find specific data that is normally not easy to find. Part 2 of this series will take you into more advanced queries mainly focusing on custom queries.  Since we are already familiar with saved queries, let's dive right in All queries will begin with the same steps: Load Active Directory Users and Computers. Right Click Saved Queries. Select New, Query Give it a name Set the Query root Click Define Query. U... [More]

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Flicker Free Listview in VB.NET 2005

by Pber 15. July 2009 17:33
I write many Windows applications that make use of the Listview.  I also like to multithread my applications to retain the GUI responsiveness.  One downside of this is that I find I get lots of flicker in my listview while the listview loads or during form resizing.  I used to just put up with the flicker because many of the techniques to prevent flicker are quite complex and tend to have unwanted caveats.  There is an easy way... The simple and easy way to obtain ... [More]

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Saved Queries in Active Directories Users and Computers - Part 1

by Pber 5. July 2009 13:50
One of the great things about AD is that you can organize your resources in OUs and then further into sub OUs. It keeps things clean and organized. The downside of this is that your resources are all over the place and sometimes you have to click around to find them. You can use the "Find" function within the MMC, but it is limited in its power. This is where Windows 2003 AD's saved queries can really make your job a lot easier. Saved queries are essentially filters that will only show the ... [More]

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