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Building a News Ticker Using VB.Net


In this latest article, Vikrant shows us how to create a news ticker using VB.Net and XML technologies.

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By: R. Abhiram Vikrant
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October 31, 2003
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Building a News Ticker Using VB.Net
  2. · Why XML?
  3. · Application Basics
  4. · Code
  5. · Conclusion

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Building a News Ticker Using VB.Net
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In this article we are going to see how to create a scrolling text effect, otherwise known as a news ticker, using VB.Net. The ticker tape app looks like the one below:

This application mainly depends on the timer and an xml file. A timer is used to trigger the drawstring event at a specified interval, whereas the XML file holds the text to be scrolled.


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