Programming projects etc in VB/C#/ any language

Hi All,

I thought it would be useful to start a list of useful projects which everyone can use as practice to:

  1. improve their programming,
  2. add to their “portfolio”,
  3. put on their website,
  4. present to future employers


I have some ideas and suggestions but I though I would see what everyone thought first…

I agree but when you are starting programming then it is normal practice to write any type of program that helps you practice and therefore understand the subject. Whether that program is one of the classic programs which are commonly suggested or a totally new one doesnt matter. As long as you are gaining experience and you like programming, job done :slight_smile:


Dare I say “hello world”? :smiley:

Seriously though… the best thing I think for people wanting to improve their existing skills is to produce something unique rather than reinventing the wheel and ending up with something either equal or inferior to what already exists. Contributing to the open source community is a fantastic example. :slight_smile:

I’m game. I’m looking for some WinForm and SilverLight ideas/projects.

Pretty cool idea :slight_smile:


Im not too well up on Silverlight but if anyone else is interested, then maybe they could join in?

Sounds like a good idea, I can put a couple of hours a week to this. Count me in.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Games (e.g. Chess / Noughts and crosses/ 3-dimensional noughts and crosses :-))
  2. Cricket scorecard
  3. Football tables/fixture lists/result predictor

Does anyone else have any other suggestions?

or how about:

  1. A bank account program
  2. A loan calculator(calculates repayments over a period of time)
  3. A Calculator