We have developed a range of samples and projects which demonstrate various features of VB and the OS. They are all free for you to download and use as you wish
CDialog - CDialog is a COM wrapper for the common dialog functions.
Daeman - Daeman is PHP/MySQL based system for managing Linux services like Apache, Sendmail, and Named as well as mailman.
L3PGen - Usable and flexible front end to L3P for generating POV-Ray files from LDraw models.
REd - REd is a fully COM controllable Resource editor, currently only allowing editing of resource files.
RegistryLib - COM interface to the registry with enumeration of keys and values, setting/writing of value, and key creation.