Monday, November 2, 2009

Define 'basic knowledge'

OK, when some-one posts a question like this :

I have to concate two strings by operator "/"

Hello Experts,

I want result in this format->Smart/Kidya.


How to do with VB.Net?

I'm left wondering just what the minimum standard for entry is. The code is obviously Dim Str3 as String = Str1 & "/" & Str2.

This seems like a pretty basic beginner question, and while the guy probably would do better to buy a book, it's wrong to point the finger at someone for being new to programming, right ?

He's posted on this forum over 100 times, his other questions have been things like:

run access query for crystal report

Hello Experts!!

My problem is- "select * from data" i want to show result of this query on to crystal report.......I am using msaccess for a database.


rotate images in picturebox on button click

Hello Experts!!

I have to develop application in which i am able to rotate images on button click(Next and Previous).I am using
Anybody have code or ideas then suggest me......


Error Cannot implicitly convert type 'byte' to 'CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.BlobFieldObject'

Hello Experts!!

I got above error when displaying image in crystal report.....
I am assigning root as Blobfield object and assigning to database field.but it gives error.

My code is:

while (dr.Read())
CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.BlobFieldObject root;
root = (CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.BlobFieldObject)objRpt.ReportDefinition.ReportObjects["Picture2"];
object s = dr["Picture"];
Byte s2 = Convert.ToByte(s);

i dont knw how to bind dr with object.Suggest me method.......

So, if you outsource your project, the guy trying to write your database code stands a chance of not even knowing how to connect two strings together. How did he get this code to work then ? Why, he copied it off the web at random, and then asked people to fix it for him until it looked like it 'sort of' worked.


  1. Problem is, you're going to attract a small group of like-minded folks, and then one of the Indian IT mafia will find your blog and you'll have to turn comments off.

  2. Haha, I initially thought the guy was talking about overloading the right slash operator to perform string concatenation (rather than use plus or ampersand).