How To Submit Software, Mobile App and Game On Softpedia

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Softpedia is a site where you can find computer programs and technology based articles. It's owned by SoftNews NET SRL, a Romanian company. It was launched in 2001. My programs have been reviewed by the Softpedia editors thrice. I submit my programs whenever they are ready to be released.

I have been asked a few times about this(how to submit..). It's pretty easy to submit your programs to Softpedia all you have to do is fill the form fields and submit.

They have different pages to submit for different platforms such as Windows, Linux, Mac etc.

Submit Windows Softpedia

Submit Games and Tools

Submit Mac OS Software

Submit Linux Software

Submit Mobile App

NOTE : you can submit your java programs in any section except Mobile.

Make sure you go to the right page, if you have a PAD file for your software already just fill the PAD form fields and submit if not fill the regular submission forms and submit. Don't forget to give your regular email address they'll send you an email when your program has been published.

C# - Operators and Expressions

Operators are used to process the data. Expressions are created by combining the operators with variables and constants.

For example:

int number1, number2, sum;
number1 = 10;
number2 = 20;
sum = number1 + number2;

 In the last statement, two variables using the + symbol. The + is a operator also there are many operators in c#.

Data Types and Variables


A data type specifies whether or not a variable can store a number, a single character or text. Variables are names given to the memory location for storing data. Data Types are used to specify the types of values related to variables.

Thinkspace Seeks To Launch Software Development To High Schools Worldwide

Thinkspace is an organization created by sixteen year old James Anderson, Thinkspace seeks to "inspire the next generation of app developers" through coding zones worldwide. Thinkspace was formally launched by James Anderson this month(september) with the campuses in Plymouth and Northern Ireland. James Anderson came up with the concept for Thinkspace once he became frustrated with UK's educational system's approach to computer information technology related topics. Instead of plan to change the curriculum(course of study), Anderson wanted to figure around it by making Thinkspaces among schools.

How To Make A Lyrics Fetcher In VB.NET

Description of the program : You can get the lyrics of songs with the artist name & the song name from this program.

 As usual just create a new fresh project and add the following tools to your form

  • 2 Buttons
  • 2 TextBoxes
  • 1 RichTextBox
  • 1 SaveFileDialog
Usage of the tools that you have added(Don't forget to change the buttons text : 
  1. Button1 - Fetch
  2. Button2 - Save
  3. TextBox1 - Artist Name
  4. TextBox2 - Song Name
  5. RichTextBox1 - Lyrics
You have to add System.Web reference, select add reference from project menu then search for it and click ok :

Adding reference to VB.NET

How To Force/Prompt Your C# & VB.NET Program To Run As Administrator

If your code will target or access secured files or libraries, then your program needs Administrator Privilege. It's easy to run your program as Administrator, simply you can right click your program and select run as administrator, and in C# & VB.NET theres a XML Manifest that tells the .NET Framework to prompt the user to run the program as Administrator, we can easily configure your program to prompt the user to run the program as administrator.

How to configure your program to prompt the user to run your program as Administrator?

1 : Go to Project(in your visual studio menustrip) and select Add New Item(or simply CTRL+SHIFT+A shortcut to open Add New Item)


2 : Choose Application Manifest File and click add(actually your debug folder has a manifest file but we are adding a new one)

3 : You will find a new file in your Solution Explorer called app.manifest and you will fall into that file automatically lol, inside that file you would have some text(of course XML)








4 : Inside that file find  <requestedExecutionLevel level="asInvoker" uiAccess="false" />

5 : Replace asInvoker with requireAdministrator

6 : That's all

Now whenever you run your program, your program will prompt to run the program as Administrator.

Infographic : Brief History About Programming

Here is a Brief History About Programming in a form an infographic which i found while surfing over the web pages :)

brief  Programming

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How To Create A Updater In VB.NET

1x a ProgressBar
2x a Label

start a new form:

How To Make A Stopwatch In VB.NET

Today i am going to teach you how to make a stopwatch in visual basic 2008/ visual basic 2010 the features are start, stop, mark and reset this is not a advanced stopwatch, but this has the basic features of a stopwatch probably this is for beginners so lets get started with opening your visual basic 2008 / visual basic 2010

1 . Create a new project
2 . Add a label, 4 buttons, 1 listbox and a timer
3 . Go to timer properties and change timer interval to 1 
4 . I recommend you to arrange your tools like this

5 . Time for coding double click form and add all these codes
Public Class Form1

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    Dim StopWatch As New Diagnostics.Stopwatch
    Private Sub Timer1_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Timer1.Tick
        Dim elapsed As TimeSpan = Me.StopWatch.Elapsed
        Label1.Text = String.Format("{0:00}:{1:00}:{2:00}:{3:00}", Math.Floor(elapsed.TotalHours), elapsed.Minutes, elapsed.Seconds, elapsed.Milliseconds)
    End Sub
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button4_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button4.Click
        Label1.Text = "00:00:00:000"
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button3_Click_1(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button3.Click
    End Sub
End Class  
6 . Now debug the program and the program would work like this

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.