If you’re looking for ways to get started with Entity Framework 4.0 in Visual Basic then be sure to check out this month’s issue of CODE Magazine. In it the Entity Framework team has put together a walkthrough that shows how to use EF4 in Silverlight,
With the release of Windows Phone Developer Tools in September, and the availability of Windows Phone 7 devices in stores, the Windows Phone platform is growing. Today marks another milestone in the progression of Windows Phone. Today we are announcing Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools –
Paul O’Rear, a Program Manager on the Library Experience team, describes the changes to the Microsoft Help Viewer planned for Visual Studio 2010 SP1. He demonstrates the new functionality of the viewer in an early build of Help Viewer 1.1.
See Microsoft Help Viewer – Updates Planned for Visual Studio 2010 SP1
You can learn more in The Story of Help in Visual Studio 2010
We’re very happy to announce today the Async CTP for Visual Basic and C#.
Async CTP homepage: http://msdn.com/vstudio/async
Async discussion forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/async/threads
Asynchronous programming is something that helps make your UI more responsive, especially in applications that interact with databases or network or disk.
Today we announced availability of the Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools. You can download the release here:
This CTP is to be used with the Windows Phone Developer Tools, in order to do Windows Phone 7 development with Visual Basic.
I’m back with Spotty Bowles, a tester on the VB compiler team, shows us the ins and outs of how multi-targeting works in Visual Basic projects in Visual Studio 2010 in this Channel 9 interview:
Channel 9 Interview: Multi-Targeting Deep Dive with Visual Basic 2010
What’s tricky in Visual Studio 2010 is that there are now two supported versions of the CLR.
We’ve been hearing a lot of good feedback on the recently released update to the Entity Framework in .NET 4. This release marks a significant advancement from the first release that shipped with .NET 3.5 SP1. I’m not going to spend time here talking about what’s new,
Visual Studio 2010 has a new feature, Embed Interop Types, that can simplify application deployment and solve those pesky issues that can arise when using COM Interop and Primary Interop Assemblies (PIAs). If you’ve ever had to ship multiple versions of an application that automates Microsoft Office where the only difference between your published versions is the version of the PIA (to match different Office versions),
A common problem that one often runs into with XML literals and the LINQ to XML API is duplicate XML namespaces. Consider the following example. The code imports a default XML namespace – “hello”.
Code: Imports <xmlns=“hello“>
Module Module1 Sub Main()
VB XML Cookbook, Recipe 7: Enumerating Large XML Files (Doug Rothaus)
It’s been a while since I wrote one of these XML cookbook entries. Here’s some info on a common problem: Really big XML files.
I’m going to show you two things in this recipe.