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Channel 9 Interview: WPF Drag-Drop Data Binding in Visual Studio 2010 (Beth Massi)

I just posted a new Channel 9 video with Milind Lele, Program Manager on the Visual Studio Pro Tools team.  In this interview Milind shows one of the new RAD improvements I was talking about that is coming to WPF in Visual Studio 2010 -- Drag-Drop Data Binding. Also check out his blog post on this topic for more information. His team is ...

Panel: Developers moving to VB.Net for projects using XML (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Visual Basic 9.0 introduces a feature called XML Literals, which makes programming against XML a lot more natural, and dramatically decreases the number of lines of code you need to write. In fact, it makes working with XML in Visual Basic *so* much easier that many C# developers are moving to VB.Net for their XML work! To learn more...

Spain User Group Tour: All Good Things Must Come to An End (Lisa Feigenbaum)

After three and a half days visiting user groups through Spain, Jon and I have flown back to the US. We got to meet some great people and had lots of fun talking about VB. The slide decks that we used on the trip are attached at the end of this post. PPT: Deep Dive on VB 9.0 (link to be added shortly)PPT: Visual Basic IDE Tips and Tricks ...

Tutorial: Functional Programming with Visual Basic 9.0 (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Using Visual Basic, and thinking about Functional Programming? Here's an excerpt from Eric White's blog, explaining why you should: Functional Programming (FP) has the potential to reduce program line count by 20% to 50%, reduce bugs and increase robustness, and move us in the direction of taking advantage of multiple core ...

Drag-drop data binding for WPF in Visual Studio 2010 (Milind Lele)

One of the improvements in VS2010 (CTP available for download here) is drag and drop data binding for WPF. Drag-drop data binding has been available for WinForms since Visual Studio 2005. So those of you that are familiar with that will find the WPF experience quite similar and readily usable. In VS2010 we've brought that to WPF.VS2008 SP1&...

Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 as a Prerequisite (Mary Lee)

By now, you have heard of all the great new features in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  Now that you've developed your new applications, you want to include the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 as a prerequisite in your Setup project or your ClickOnce installer.  The default deployment experience in VS2008 SP1 is to ...

My *V*Birthday with VB friends in Spain! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Yesterday I turned a year older, and spent the day meeting new people at user groups in Spain. Here's how the day went: 07:45 Meet our host, VB MVP Pep Lluis Blano. Leave the hotel in Barcelona and head to Vic in our van, rented for the week. 09:30 - 12:30 User group presentations in Vic. 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch with user group members in Vic. ...

Visual Basic en España (Lisa Feigenbaum)

This week Jonathan Aneja and I are traveling from city to city, and presenting to VB.Net user groups in Spain. We began the tour in Barcelona where we were speaking at TechEd EMEA, and will finish in Madrid. VB MVP Pep Lluis Blano organized the entire itinerary! Here are the topics for the presentations: The schedule is below. Each ...

Romeo and Juliette and Windows Azure (Lucian Wischik)

1. Juliette sends a message "I'll take a drug which makes me look dead but I'm not really"2. Romeo receives the message3. Romeo finds Juliette looking dead, but knows she's not really dead4. They live happily ever aftervs.1. Juliette sends a message "I'll take a drug which makes me look dead but I'm not really"     &...

Where are the Windows "SDK tools"? Where is ildasm? (Lucian Wischik)

C:Program FilesMicrosoft SDKsWindowsv6.0binildasm.exeC:Program FilesMicrosoft SDKsWindowsv6.0Abinildasm.exeC:Program FilesMicrosoft SDKsWindowsv7.0Abinildasm.exeC:Program FilesMicrosoft SDKsWindowsv7.0Abinx64ildasm.exeC:Program FilesMicrosoft SDKsWindowsv7.0AbinNETFX 4.0 Toolsildasm.exeC:Program FilesMicrosoft SDKsWindowsv7.0AbinNETFX 4.0 ...

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