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A group blog from members of the VB team

Updating a Joined Query

A statement we hear a lot is:“The Typed DataSet is great, but the DataAdapters don’t support joined queries.  I need a relational model in the database, but I need my application model to flatten things out:” Using the Data Component Wizard, which is essentially the 2003 DataAdapter Wizard, developers can create an ...

Connection and Transaction properties exposed as Friend on TableAdapters

Connection Modifier Changes In the Beta 1 build of VS 2005 we expose the Connection as Friend.  Friend ReadOnly Property Connection() As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection Based on user feedback and usability studies we've found that this has caused confusion.  We've found that when users are creating DataSets within their exe ...

Tips and Tricks of Visual Studio File and Project References

Tips and Tricks of Visual Studio File and Project References Cameron McColl, Bill HorstVisual Basic Product TeamMicrosoft Corporation   August 2004   Summary:  This paper describes some of the interesting properties and quirks of the Visual Studio .NET Visual Basic project model. The paper explores what's going on, and proposes...

Hot Job Alert: Programmer/Writer opening on Visual Basic Team

Developer Tools User Education is looking for an experienced, creative writer with strong programming skills for the Visual Basic team. In this role, you'll document the Visual Basic application building process, including deployment and project design. The Visual Basic audience demands that the documentation transform complexity ...

VS Powertoy – Bootstrapper Manifest Generator is Released for Beta 1

Posted By: David Guyer, VB Testing The Bootstrapper Manifest Generator was created to make it easier to create custom packages for Components (PreRequisites) in Visual Studio 2005 (Beta 1). One of the powerful aspects of the Generic Bootstrapper that is built into Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Frameworks Software Development Kit is the ...

Chats on Visual Basic 2005

For the past year, I've been organizing the Visual Basic chats that appear at http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/. For the most part, these chats focused on answering your questions about Visual Basic.Naturally, now that the Beta 1 for Visual Basic 2005 is available, I wanted to schedule some chats to answer your Beta questions. But after ...

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