VB.Net and Crystal Reports Pages
Articles related to Visual Basic .NET only, and articles about running Crystal Reports from VB.Net applications.
VB.Net Save or Print Panel Contents
Here's how I finally managed to output the contents of a panel in vb.net when it's scrolled out of sight.
Multiple-column sub-reports in Crystal Reports
How to add a sub-report to a Crystal Report with multiple columns spanning the page width-wise.
Change Crystal Report Sort Order Programatically
Stretched MDI Background Image in VB.Net
How to paint a stretched background image across the back of an MDI form in VB.Net so that it stretches to cover the whole form.
Minimise To The System Tray in VB.Net
How to minimise a form to the system tray in VB.Net.
Share Files Between VB.Net Projects
How to share a file between multiple projects in VB.Net.
Split Seconds Into Hours, Minutes And Seconds in VB.Net
A useful object in the .Net framework does to work of splitting seconds into hours, minutes and seconds for us, so we can use our brains even less.
How To Create Rich Text To Fill A RichTextBox
Example of how to fill a rich text box on the fly, in VB.Net.
Icons In Menus Using OwnerDraw Methods In VB.Net
Example of how to add icons to menu items using the OwnerDraw method, in VB.Net.
IRMark With C14N and SHA-1 In VB.Net
How I managed to generate an IRMark hash from C14N canonicalisation and SHA-1 hashing in VB.Net.
Auto-Insert Error Handling Macro In VB.Net
How to automatically insert error handling or other text using macros bound to key combinations in VB.Net
Store Images In SQL Server Using VB.Net and OleDB
How to store and retrieve images/pictures from binary/image blob fields in SQL Server databases using OLEDB and VB.Net.
How To Re-Sort A DataTable in VB.Net
The .Net framework can do the sorting for us if we want to re-sort a DataTable by one of the DataColumns in it. Here's how to re-sort the data in a DataTable using the DefaultView object.
Create And Call a DLL In VB.Net
How to create a DLL project, compile it into a DLL, and include that in another project, getting around the limitation of VB.Net Standard supposedly not supporting DLL projects
Crystal Reports Error 0x800401f3 Connecting To Access
All my Crystal Reports which connect to Microsoft Access using DAO suddenly stopped working, giving error code 0x800401f3. Login Failed. Details: Error Code: 0x800401f3. Seeing as you've found this, has it happened to your reports too?
Unable to write to output file '...': System Error &H80070020&
You may receive the error: Unable to write to output file '...': System Error &H80070020& when attempting to build and run your solution in Visual Studio 2003. This is due to a bug in Visual Studio 2003. Here are some workarounds for the bug.
Pass Multiple Line String In Crystal Report Formula From VB.Net
How to pass a multi-line string from VB.Net to a Crystal Report in a formula
Currency Rounding In VB.Net and Visual Studio
How to correctly round up to the next higher penny of a currency value in VB.Net or other Visual Studio languages
Open And Read Excel Spreadsheet In VB.Net
Here's an example showing how to open and read in an Excel spreadsheet in the VB.Net language. I'm sure you can manage to easily convert this code to other Visual Studio languages if you're using C#, for example.