VB.NET Tutorial & Project Source Code

VB.NET Project Source Code Library

Welcome to the Aardaerimus.com & VB Toolbox project source code library! Please be patient with me while I try to get this collection together. Still, feel free to comment if you're searching for something specific and I'll do my best to locate that. :-)


Aard's Database Control Classes

  • SQLControl - Microsoft SQL Server - 2/18/2016
  • SQLControl - SQLite* - 2/14/2017
  • DBControl - Microsoft Access** - 2/7/2017
  • ExcelControl - Microsoft Excel** - 2/14/2017
  • DBControl - MySQL* - 4/27/2016
  • Firebird - request rebuild
  • MariaDB - request rebuild
* May require download of manufacturer or 3rd Party .NET connectors. .DLLs can then be added to your Project References within your Visual Basic .NET project.
** Proper OleDB reference libraries may be pre-installed with Microsoft Office. If you have no Microsoft Office installation, you can download the Redistributable Database Engine libraries for the correct [x32/x64] versions that you'll be working with directly from Microsoft.

XNA Tutorial Project Archive [Discontinued]

* Note: XNA projects require Microsoft XNA 4 and Windows Phone 7.1 SDK installation.

TinyEdit Editor / XNA Game Project [v. 2.7.8h] [VB.NET 2010]
TinyEdit Editor / XNA Game Project w Inventory [v 2.7.8j] [VB.NET 2010]

If you're still looking into game design with XNA, I strongly recommend switching to Monogame, as there is a thriving community with continued development. Thus far, the syntax and usage is virtually identical, making project conversion from XNA very easy.

With the Monogame SDK and project templates (provided by the community), it is no longer necessary to install Microsoft's obsolete XNA 4 SDK and Windows Phone Framework.

Monogame 3.5+ supports .NET Framework 4.5 and up.


  1. Replies
    1. I apologize for the slow response. I have added links to the old archived XNA projects. Unfortunately, older projects are unavailable due to the death of my old dev machine.

    2. Hey. I am having a problem trying to use your rectangle draw system in Visual Basic Game Programming Tutorial - Part 2. Always that i go the the 1st brush i can just draw in the first tile. I am using visual studio 2017. Can that be the problem?

    3. I guess your dropbox is no longer active. Any chance you have your archive source code somewhere else? I'd love to take a look at it.

    4. Hi, Tim! Are you after anything in particular? I can see if I can drudge it up in Ye Olde archives. :-)

  2. Great video and thanks for the easy style and the effort you have put in. Is there ant source code for these demonstrations?

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  6. Hi!! Kindly show where I could download SampleDB.BAK for the VB.Net tutorials. Thanks.

    1. Hello! Which tutorial were you watching? I might have that archived in Dropbox, but I need to know which video it's from to search. :-)

    2. Hey! Aardaerimus,

      Soo nice to hear from you. Love your tutorials, they are quite so impressive and beautifully presented. You made my life quite soo easy.

      The video is about:
      VB.NET Tutorial - Connect & Query a Microsoft SQL Server Database - Part 1

      Posted about 4 yrs ago at this link:

      Thanks a lot for your prompt response.


      Salim T. S.

    3. Thank you, Salim! I'm very happy that these old tutorials are still helpful. :-)

      Here is the Dropbox link to the tutorial Part 1 source:

      In the root of that zip file is a folder called "DATABASE FILES" and the SamplDB.bak is there.

      I hope that helps!

      Have a great evening,
      Aardaerimus (VB Toolbox)

    4. Thank you very much......God bless you abundantly.


      Salim TS

  7. Love the tutorials

    Need a little help.
    I am struggling to delete empty folders and sub folders from a selected folder. Prblem is if a subfolder has another empty folder in it but also a file I want to delete all empty subfolders recursively.
    Please help if you may

  8. Hallow can you plz make a Treasure hunting game using 2d grid map
    with levels (easy, medium, hard) and number of gases (40, 35, 30)
    where the grid is (0-9, 0-8) or (10, 9)

  9. Your series on vb.net tutorials are really great and your explanation why you are coding things the way you do are very stright forward. I was wondering whether you have a vb.net tutorial on executing stored procedures from vb.net as all the current versions that I have reviewed in your tutorials are using dynamic SQL in the code through your SQLControl Class. It would be great to understand whether the DBControl class would work the same way or need to be changed to facilitate using stored procedures as I find them to be easier to action than imbedding the code in vb.net. If you could let me know the link if you have a tutorial that would be great! Thx


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