Posts tagged ‘VB.NET’

[UPDATE] Added JSON support for the bit.ly API client

Updated the article “Consuming URL Shortening Services – bit.ly”.

Building Applications that Can Talk

In this article we are going to explore the Speech API library that’s part of the TTS SDK that helps you reading text and speaking it. We’re going to see how to do it programmatically using C# and VB.NET and how to make use of LINQ to make it more interesting. The last part of this article talks about…… won’t tell you more, let’s see!

Consuming URL Shortening Services – 1click.at

Another article of our endless series that talks about accessing URL shortening services programmatically.

This article is talking about 1click.at shortening service, how you can use it, and how to access it via your C#/VB.NET application.

.NET Interoperability at a Glance 3 – Unmanaged Code Interoperation

This is the last article in this series, it talks about unmanaged code interoperation; that’s, interop between .NET code and other code from other technologies (like Windows API, native libraries, COM, ActiveX, etc.)

Be prepared!

.NET Interoperability at a Glance 2 – Managed Code Interoperation

In the previous article, you learnt what interoperability is and how it relates to the .NET Framework. In this article, we’re going to talk about the first form of interoperability, the Managed Code Interop. In the next article, we’ll talk about the other forms.

Consuming URL Shortening Services – X.co

This is another article of our URL shortening services series. This article is talking about X.co shortening service provided by Go Daddy. If you don’t know how to access this service from your .NET application, then it’s the time to.

We’ll have a complete discussion of the WCF services offered by X.co. Then, we’ll consider the RESTful interfaces provided.

Understanding Value Types and Reference Types

Today, we’ll have a brief discussion of value types and reference types in .NET framework and how their behavior change while used or passed to functions. We’ll talk about the passing mechanism, the two genres of .NET types, the scope, and the conversion routines between the two genres.

Consuming URL Shortening Services – bit.ly

This is a very hot article that you can’t leave without checking it first. This article is talking about the most popular and powerful URL shortening service ever, bit.ly.

Today, we are going to talk about bit.ly API, its functions, and how you can access them from your .NET application.

Let’s go!

Consuming URL Shortening Services – Cligs

This is another article that talks about URL shortening services. Today we are going to talk about Cligs, one of the popular shortening services on the web.

Be prepared!

Consuming URL Shortening Services – Tweetburner (twurl)

Just another article of the URL shortening services series.

Today, we are going to talk about another hot and easy-to-use service, it’s Tweetburner. If you haven’t used it before, then it’s the time to.

We’re going to discuss how to use Tweetburner first. After that, we’ll inspect its API and learn how to use it in your .NET application.

Consuming URL Shortening Services – is.gd

Another article of our series that talks about accessing URL shortening services programmatically.

This article is talking about is.gd shortening service, how you can use it, and how to access it via your C#/VB.NET application.

Consuming URL Shortening Services – Introduction

This is the first article of our series that talks about accessing URL shortening services programmatically.

Here we introduce new concepts like the REST API. We also have a brief discussion of URL shortening services APIs and how you can access them.

In addition, we are going to talk about .NET support for the REST API and tools and techniques available that would help us during our journey through the API.

A working example built using C# and WinForms is available at the end of this article.

This article is the base for all other articles. Articles other than this discuss specific services and their APIs. We will make use of code and techniques discussed here throughout the rest of articles.

Creating a Simple Twitter Client Application

This writing discusses the Twitter API and how you can utilize it in your managed application. It begins by a brief discussion of the API and the methods used. After that, it digs into the discussion of how you can utilize the API into your application with help of code samples and examples. At the end of this writing, there’s a nice open-source Twitter client application available for download. Worth mentioning that this article focuses on the REST API set of Twitter, specifically XML endpoints.)

Introducing RSS; Developing a Simple RSS Reader

This writing does not include a full discussion or even the full details of RSS or XML. Rather, it includes a nice introduction to RSS and its XML schema. In addition, it incorporates what you get in a sample application that is easy-to-code, understand, and to extend.

Assembly Spy; a Reflection Sample

Assembly Spy is a very nice simple application written in VB.NET that uses reflection to dynamically inspect assemblies and list the containing types and members of the selected type.