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Custom Controls in the Data Sources Window

This is a link to the sample that will accompany an upcoming article in CoDe magazine.  http://windowsforms.net/samples/CustomControlSample.zip In this example I demonstrate several types of objects: 1:1, 1:Many and the use of Custom Controls. Thanks,Steve ...

Transactional Update using TableAdapters

As promised, I’ve put together a sample that demonstrates how to create a transactional update using the new Whidbey TableAdapters. http://windowsforms.net/samples/ThreeLevelUpdate.zipIn this sample I create a Parent, Child and Grandchild relationship.  The tables are named, Parent, Child and Grandchild… JUsing the sample you...

Why can’t I drag from Server Explorer to my form?

This was one of the hardest decisions we had to make.  We know this is a very intuitive way to work.  I’ve got my database, and I want it on my form (period).BackgroundFirst, lets look at what we had in 2002, 2003.  In 2003 you could drag from Server Explorer to your form, but we didn’t give you textboxes and labels...

VB Suggestions

I posted an update on the suggestions the VB team has received from the Product Feedback Center and what how they have been resolved. Check out my blog.http://blogs.msdn.com/rgreen_msft/archive/2004/08/25/220317.aspxRobert GreenVB Program Manager...

New article on My

There have been some great articles on My coming out over the past month.  This article by Jesse Liberty provides some good examples of how My services can be integrated into applications.  If you're working with the Beta, you may notice a few discrepancies between the article and the Beta bits.  For example, My....

Why are the Data Components no longer on the Toolbox?

The short answer:We’ve updated from untyped, configured DataAdapters to Typed, Code Generated classes similar to the type DataSet for DataAdapters.  or: The reasoning:With new releases of products, we work to make experiences better.  In Whidbey (Visual Studio 2005), we were able to pick up where we left off in 2002 for ...

Visual Basic chats in August 2004

I've just finished scheduling the Visual Basic .NET chats for August (and two Thrursdays chats for Visual Basic 2005), and they are now live on the MSDN chat site. ADO.NET with Visual Basic .NETAugust 3, 2004, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. PST (20:00 - 21:00 GMT)Hosts: David Sceppa, Steve Stein, and Steve Lasker Developing Windows Forms Applications with ...

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