Display SQL data on Vanessa

A follow-up to my previous Vanessa post: I’ve written a quick-and-dirty VB.NET (please don’t laugh) program that queries a SQL database on a scheduled basis, and renders the results to a WIF file. The WIF is then POSTed to my Vanessa, which displays a reservation summary for a meeting room:

I’ve rendered the text to WIF rather than write it directly, mostly as an exercise in working with TTF fonts on the Vanessa. It also lets me programmatically add graphics at the same time. For example, here’s a picture of Piper (the official department cat) with some Verdana text:

If I come up with anything remotely usable, I’ll be glad to post the code.