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Who will be the next Visual Basic Guru? Read more about the October 2017 Wiki Guru competition RRS feed

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  • What is TechNet Guru Competition?

    Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the best articles posted that month.
    This is your chance to be announced as MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH!

    One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community as a whole. Winners will be announced in dedicated blog post that will be published in Microsoft Wiki Ninjas blog, a tweet from the Wiki Ninjas Twitter account, links will be published at Microsoft TNWiki group on Facebook, and other acknowledgement from the community will follow.

    Some of our biggest community voices and many MVPs have passed through these halls on their way to fame and fortune.

    If you have already made a contribution in the forums or gallery or you published a nice blog, then you can simply convert it into a shared wiki article, reference the original post, and register the article for the TechNet Guru Competition. The articles must be written in October 2017 and must be in English. However, the original blog or forum content can be from before October 2017.

    Come and see who is making waves in all your favorite technologies.
    Maybe it will be you!


    Who can join the Competition?

    Anyone who has basic knowledge and the desire to share the knowledge is welcome. Articles can appeal to beginners or discuss advanced topics. All you have to do is to add your article to TechNet Wiki from your own specialty category.


    How can you win?

    1. Please copy/Write over your Microsoft technical solutions and revelations to TechNet Wiki.
    2. Add a link to your new article on THIS WIKI COMPETITION PAGE (so we know you've contributed)
    3. (Optional but recommended) Add a link to your article at the TechNet Wiki group on Facebook. The group is very active and people love to help, you can get feedback and even direct improvements in the article before the contest starts.

    Do you have any question or want more information?

    Feel free to ask any questions below, or Join us at the official Microsoft TechNet Wiki groups on facebook.
    Read More about TechNet Guru Awards.

    If you win, people will sing your praises online and your name will be raised as Guru of the Month.

    Thanks in advance!
    -TechNet Wiki Council


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 11:33 PM

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  • I entered, but as I was dealing with the Wiki editor ....  Why so hard and buggy?

    "Those who use Application.DoEvents() have no idea what it does and those who know what it does never use it." - MSDN User JohnWein    Multics - An OS ahead of its time.

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:53 PM
  • My VB project is showing up as C#.

    C#: Serial Port Data Reception


    "Those who use Application.DoEvents() have no idea what it does and those who know what it does never use it." - MSDN User JohnWein    Multics - An OS ahead of its time.

    Friday, October 20, 2017 3:18 PM
  • My VB project is showing up as C#.

    C#: Serial Port Data Reception


    "Those who use Application.DoEvents() have no idea what it does and those who know what it does never use it." - MSDN User JohnWein    Multics - An OS ahead of its time.

    Not sure what you mean the article you refed in the newbie thread in wiki looks ok, says vb.net, is that what you mean?

    The editor is buggy. Reed told me use Opera browser (I was using ie11) and it seemed better maybe.

    However the other thing I was pasting from word. When I stopped it worked better. ie I copied from word to notepad. Copied from notepad to wiki editor (in opera).

    The other weird thing is about 10 people come in and claim to edit the article. Just to get points I guess. Most I don't see any change. One screwed it up and I had to go un edit it.

    Not much satisfaction in the long run.

    Friday, October 20, 2017 4:23 PM
  • I fixed the post.  I started using Open Live Writer and that seemed to help, though on many occasions I had to press save multiple times.

    Oh well...


    "Those who use Application.DoEvents() have no idea what it does and those who know what it does never use it." - MSDN User JohnWein    Multics - An OS ahead of its time.

    Friday, October 20, 2017 4:36 PM
  • I fixed the post.  I started using Open Live Writer and that seemed to help, though on many occasions I had to press save multiple times.

    Oh well...


    "Those who use Application.DoEvents() have no idea what it does and those who know what it does never use it." - MSDN User JohnWein    Multics - An OS ahead of its time.

    Oh, yes, it might take 5 minutes to save. I forget. It seems I decided it only takes one click and then wait for it to do something...

    Friday, October 20, 2017 4:38 PM
  • I entered, but as I was dealing with the Wiki editor ....  Why so hard and buggy?

    "Those who use Application.DoEvents() have no idea what it does and those who know what it does never use it." - MSDN User JohnWein    Multics - An OS ahead of its time.

    I've tried several times through the years and also ended up frustrated thus I have given up. So instead I write MSDN code samples, writing number code sample 110 now. Now if TecNet were was easy I'd would had written a ton over the past few years.

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    Friday, October 20, 2017 7:11 PM
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  • I predict that I will finish second or better in the VB competition. ;)

    "Those who use Application.DoEvents() have no idea what it does and those who know what it does never use it" - MSDN User JohnWein

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:48 PM
  • I predict that I will finish second or better in the VB competition. ;)

    "Those who use Application.DoEvents() have no idea what it does and those who know what it does never use it" - MSDN User JohnWein

    Best wishes on you finishing first :-)

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help, this will help others who are looking for solutions to the same or similar problem. Contact via my Twitter (Karen Payne) or Facebook (Karen Payne) via my MSDN profile but will not answer coding question on either.
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    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:38 PM
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