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,
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,
Bill Burrows, VB MVP, has released some great videos on the ASP.Net Dynamic Data features that were added in VS2008 SP1. What is Dynamic Data?
“ASP.Net Dynamic Data provides a framework that enables you to quickly build a functional data-driven application,
LINQ at its core requires any data source to be queryable, which basically means it must implement IEnumerable. (It’s actually a bit more complicated than that, for a full explanation see section 11.21.2 of the Visual Basic 9.0 Language Specification). Now when working with LINQ to Dataset we have a problem: DataTable does not implement IEnumerable,
Several people asked me whether TableAdapter can be used to retrieve multiple result sets from stored procedures. The quick answer is… No, you can’t do that with TableAdapter.Fill() method that gets generated as a part of Typed Dataset. But there’s a very simple work-around.
Here’s a list of new data tools features in Visual Studio. I will be discussing each one in more detail in upcoming posts.
Object Relational Designer
The object relational mapping technology lets you map relational databases to objects. Once the mapping is done,
Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is now available for download. We’d like to thank everyone in the Visual Basic community for providing feedback on SP1 and helping us identify and address issues for this service pack. In some areas, more than 50% of the bugs addressed were reported by customers through the MSDN Product Feedback Center.
The .NET Framework teams are providing several Live Meeting presentations spanning application technologies like Smart Clients, Web 2.0 (AJAX) and Mobile. Check out SimonMu‘s blog for more information:http://blogs.msdn.com/simonmu/archive/2006/10/09/The-next-series-of-team-member-Live-From-Redmond-webcasts.aspx
Simon also pointed me to a great video archive:http://www.asp.net/learn/videos/default.aspx?tabid=63#ajax
If you’re a VB developer and you’re interested in these modern .NET app types,
PaulYuk and I just returned from the EMEA tour where we demoed tons of new VB 2005 features to groups in Brussells, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Belfast, and Dublin. Here (as promised) are links to more information on what I presented. If you didn’t make it to the presentations,
By Amanda Silver
I just wanted to let you know that we’re working furiously on turning the VB9 features into an actual product, understanding how the debugger and editor should support them, and getting another CTP out to you all.