Often times we need to parse HTML for data. Sure in a perfect world everything would have a nice service or API wrapped around it but as we all know this is not always the case. Many times we’re left with parsing files or “screen scraping”
The MVP summit was last week — my first summit where I wasn’t an MVP but instead an employee — and what an enjoyable experience it was! It was awesome seeing MVPs from all over the world. Microsoft really throws a great summit,
In my previous posts this week I showed how to build a simple distributed application with a Windows client, a WCF hosted middle-tier and a data access layer that used LINQ to SQL:
LINQ to SQL N-Tier Smart Client – Part 1 Building the Middle-Tier
LINQ to SQL N-Tier Smart Client –
In my last post we built the service and data access layer for our LINQ to SQL N-Tier application. In this post we’ll walk through building a very simple Windows client form that works with our middle-tier.
Adding the Service Reference
Now that we have our middle-tier built it’s time to add the service reference to the client project.
In my previous posts on LINQ to SQL I showed how to build LINQ to SQL classes and set up the data binding in your Windows applications. If you missed them:
Related Data Binding and ComboBoxes with LINQ to SQL
Creating Lookup Lists with LINQ to SQL
One-To-Many (Master-Detail) Forms with LINQ to SQL
Simple Validation with LINQ to SQL Classes
These articles focus on the binding and validation and use a connected model;
Come on over to the warm side of the Bay as we kick off hard-core Visual Studio 2008 development with our local Launch event in Pleasanton. We’ve got pizza!!! 🙂 Check out our site for more information like registration info and directions.
I’ve been getting a lot of mails lately from people trying to build n-tier applications with Visual Studio 2008. Luckily, VS now makes it much easier to build these kinds of applications which have pretty much become the “norm” these days.
I was just informed that all the Hands On Labs from the Visual Studio/Windows Server/SQL Server 2008 launch events are available online here.
I took a brief look at the “Visual Basic 9 Language Enhancements” lab and in general it looks good although it completely omits XML Literals and XML properties,
If you missed my March 21st webcast on LINQ to XML in VB then you get another chance to join me live tomorrow at 9AM Pacific. These webcasts have been loads of fun for me. Although I prefer speaking in front of live people (I like to see your faces) I think I’m getting used to the webcast as a great teaching medium.
Bill Burrows, Visual Basic MVP, has done it again and is creating another series of video tutorials on the ASP.NET MVC Framework. Based on ScottGu’s blog posts, Bill teaches us how to use this pattern of web development using Visual Basic. Check back often,