Make your programs run on Windows startup

The two best methods for automatically launching a program at startup are to use the registry or the system's Startup folder. Which method you choose depends on how easy you want to make it for the user to remove the program if he or she decides that it shouldn't run at system startup. Using the Startup folder gives the user more control; to prevent the program from running at startup, the user just has to remove its shortcut from the folder. Using the registry makes it less accessible; the user will have to be familiar with the structure of the registry and will have to know how to use an editing tool like RegEdit in order to prevent the application from running at startup.
Sample Code.

'Write to register
Dim regKey As Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKeyregKey
regKey = Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", True)
regKey.SetValue("YourApplicationName", "YourInstallPath")

If you want to remove from register use this code.

regKey.DeleteValue("YourApplicationName", False)


Insert picture into Report

Insert picture into report by convert picture to byte array and add to report.

1. Add picture column in ReportDataset.xsd and set data type to System.Byte() then compile project.

2. Open CustomerReport.rpt , right click Database Fields and select Verify Database menu. Insert Picture column into report.

3. At CreateDataSet function insert this code for add new picture data column.

dt.Columns.Add("Picture", Type.GetType("System.Byte[]"))

4. Create new function.

Private Function CreatePictureArray(ByVal bImagePath As String) As Byte()
Dim imgLogo As System.Drawing.Image = System.Drawing.Image.FromFile(bImagePath)

Dim msLogo As New IO.MemoryStream()

Return msLogo.ToArray()
End Function

5. Convert image to byte array and bind to datarow.

' Create new row
Dim dr As DataRow = ds.Tables(0).NewRow

dr("Title") = "Mr"

dr("FirstName") = "Tom"
dr("LastName") = "Brown"

dr("Address") = "Tom Address"

dr("Picture") = CreatePictureArray("c:\person.jpg")

6. Show Report