Yesterday I created a Code Gallery project with a couple videos on WPF data-based app development in Visual Studio 2008. I’m starting a series on WPF directed at LOB developers building data-oriented applications. These videos show how to work with data, they don’t show you how to create fancy UIs.
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;
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,
Bill Burrows, Visual Basic MVP has just released a new set of video tutorials on using Excel for business intelligence using the Excel 2007 Data Mining Add-in. Bill has done a lot of tutorials in the past. If you haven’t seen them,
We added 48 How Do I videos (Forms over data, Windows development, Office development and Security) to the Visual Basic developer Center in addition to adding new download formats for 12 others. This includes audio files, and additional videos files to make these videos as accessible as possible.
I’ll be delivering a webcast tomorrow morning on an intro to LINQ in VB. If you’re lost or just want to get started with it, join me and come see what it’s all about.
Live From RedBethmond: VB9 – Introduction to LINQ in Visual Basic3/7/2008 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US &
Even though Visual Studio 2008 has been available since mid-November, today is the official Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008 launch event down in Los Angeles.
If you aren’t at the event in L.A. you can tune into the virtual event online.
In previous posts this month I showed how to use LINQ to SQL classes with a couple different Combobox data binding scenarios. (You can read those articles here and here.) Today I’m going to show you how to create a one-to-many data entry form (and we’ll use a couple Combobox lookup lists as well).
I’ll be doing a series of webcasts next month that you should check out if you’re trying to get started with the new features in Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2008. (BTW, if you haven’t downloaded Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Basic 2008 Express what are you waiting for!?)
If you’re interested in seeing what’s new in the Visual Basic 9 language then join me for the always popular: Live From RedBethmond: VB9 –