This is one of the projects early on in our Visual Basic book for my SSC course, but I kinda took it to a whole other level. I added a lot of tiny features and functionality to make it more appealing and more user friendly, such as input boxes automatically going red if they cannot be converted into a decimal for the calculations, an error box getting thrown if you try to calculate with a bad number, and a pop-up settings menu that allows you to change the tax rate for your region.
I love Russell Brand as a person, I really do, and I agree with much of what he said towards the end about creating communities and societies who inherently love and value life more than death and the after life. However, I do think to some extent he simplifies an issue in the modern sense without looking towards the historical and broader moral context.
Starting the new quarter with a college course on Visual Basic, I've gone back to my old Reddit Traffic Analysis program, rewritten it in Visual Basic, and added some new features. There's now a label for the vote threshold box which should make it easier to understand, and a web browser to view the pages you're going to and what the tool is parsing from. The URL bar doesn't currently reflect the page you're on if you click a link because I ran into a lot of issues where the URL bar was ending up just displaying the address of the advertisement servers instead of the main URL of the subreddit, but it does still work as before allowing you to copy and paste a specific subreddit address, or just put in "/r/SubredditName". The output box below also has run into some formatting issues as the new line doesn't seem to be working. As before, it doesn't parse anything but a subreddit because it is looking for the sitetable and document nodes to read from. There's also now separate buttons for going to a URL and parsing the page you're on.
Description from the original version:
This is a relatively simple Windows Forms Application I've been working on in Visual Studio to try and start learning C# and Windows Forms. It's a fixed window with a URL input bar at the top which accepts a link to a subreddit, or the name of the subreddit in the format "/r/subredditname". It then opens that subreddit, checks for all the posts that are above the vote score threshold set just under the URL bar, and returns the average score, time of day, and day of the week for these posts in the attempt to help you see when the most popular posts are made on any given subreddit. It was made with the help of the HTML Agility Pack in order to load and locate the nodes in the Reddit HTML code.
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the actors who volunteered their talents to make Survivors possible, so as a little bit of thanks, here's a project our lead David van den Berg just finished working on. He's trying to raise a little to fund festival entry fees and pay off the crew, so if you can it would really help to spread it around and help him out.
My name is Jeffrey Hepburn, and I'm a young writer, graphic design artist, and aspiring filmmaker.