VB.NET - Extract an Image Embedded as a Resource
· ☕ 1 min read
Here's one of the ways to embed an image into EXE file Left click the file in the project tree Set [Build Action] -> [Embedded Resource]. And here's how you can access this file in code...

VB.NET - Nullable DateTimePicker
· ☕ 2 min read
One of the popular ways to do this - change format to " " (space) whenever null value is being set and roll it back to the old format on anything else. I have been looking for clean implementation of this approach. In the end I decided to write my own, using source code available on the net. Here is what I came up with.

PowerShell - Get MAC Address Of Any Remote IP
· ☕ 2 min read
Here is a PowerShell one-liner [...] If you need to dynamically resolve a host IP from its name [...] The whole script may look like the following [...] Because it's WMI based, computer can be from any network. But you must have necessary account permissions and firewall rules.

PowerShell - Control Code Execution
· ☕ 5 min read
In this article we are going to discuss basics of how to control code execution in a PowerShell script. There are several keywords, which have slightly different behavior - BREAK, RETURN and EXIT.

PowerShell - Get Current User
· ☕ 1 min read
Actually, there are many ways to get name of the user, which is currently logged on, including built-in .NET commands. But let's keep our code clean and stick with native PowerShell.

VB.NET - Format DateTime With Milliseconds
· ☕ 1 min read
Despite what people are saying on the net, you do not need to write your own method to include milliseconds when formatting DateTime object. To achieve this, you can use “f”. For example, if you want to include thousands of a second (i.e. milliseconds), you can write something like this [...]

VB.NET – Immediate Window – System Error &H80040013&
· ☕ 1 min read
This appears to be a known bug in Visual Studio. I encountered it when my VS 2008 SP1 was idle for a considerable amount of time, hanging minimized in the task bar. Standard close/reopen VS did not help. There were no strange processes in Task Manager either. After some failed commands (same error), I found a workaround for this issue.