Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

New Snippet Editor for beta 2!

(Posted by Steven Lees)One of the coolest things about code snippets is that in addition to the 400 or so that we include in the VB install, you can also make your own. We just posted a beta 2 update to the Snippet Editor--check it out on http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/downloads/2005/tools/snippeteditor/. Thanks to Sean Draine and Sarika ...

What's Wrong with Online Help? (by Adam Braden)

If you’ve downloaded VB Express Beta2 and tried using online help, you’ll notice that your F1 help doesn’t quite seem right.  It turns out there is a problem with help sending its request in the wrong order so the least relevant topic shows up in your help window.  Folks on our team are aware of the issue and they ...

Extending My

(Posted by Steven Lees)For those of you who are the Seattle area (or can get there this evening), Tyler Whitney from the VB team is going to be at the Seattle .NET Developers Association meeting tonight to talk about how the My feature is architected and how to extend it. It should be a great discussion. More info on the .NET DA website, http...

Check out the new VB IDE blog!

We've started a new blog on the Visual Basic IDE.  The address is http://blogs.msdn.com/vbide.  Check it out, and let us know what you think!Thanks,Lisa FeigenbaumVisual Basic Program Manager...

TableAdapters and Object Binding – Bridging the gap

I’ve been working on getting an article out on leveraging the data design time features, and the new object binding features we’ve added in Whidbey.  We’ve been busy getting Beta 2 done, so I haven’t finished it yet, but here’s a rough draft of the full article.  TableAdapters and Object BindingIn ...

I can no longer connect to the SQL Server on an XP SP2 machine!

After installing XP SP2 on the machine that runs my SQL Server, I found I could no longer access my SQL Server database from within the Visual Studio 2005 IDE or from any new applications created with Visual Studio 2005. Prior to installing SP2 the SQL Server was accessible and everything worked fine; now I get timeout errors from the SQL ...

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