Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

Using LINQ to Dataset in an .aspx page (Jonathan Aneja)

Recently I got a customer question about how to use LINQ to Dataset in an .aspx file.  The compiler was complaining that it couldn't find the AsEnumerable method that allows LINQ to work over a DataTable ("AsEnumerable is not a member of 'DataTable'").  The code he sent looks correct, so why is the compiler not picking up the ...

LINQ for the Web Using VB (By Paul Yuknewicz)

Happy holidays!  It's been a long time since I've written a post, so I figure I can bring in the new year answering some great questions submitted by you.  Just this week someone gave me this feedback: "I am having a difficult time finding information to help me adapt to LINQ in my webforms. I am hoping that someone from ...

Channel 9 Interview – LINQ to SQL and the O/R Designer in VS 2008 (Beth Massi)

I just posted another great interview on Channel 9 with Young Joo talking about LINQ to SQL and the new O/R Designer in Visual Studio 2008. He demos a typical business client-server scenario and shows how LINQ to SQL classes make it much easier to work with relational data in SQL Server 2005. Young also talks about architectures ...

What is the difference between VB 9, VBx and Silverlight? (Scott Wisniewski)

I recently received an email from a customer asking for clarification as to what the difference was between VB 9, VBx and Sliverlight. In particular, it seems as if we have been releasing so much information about cool new stuff that at least a few people have become confused, making them a bit nervous about the future of VB. The customer had ...

Check out "Live from Redmond series #3" from the .NET FX product teams

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.aspxSimon also pointed me to a ...

Beginners coding in ASP.NET

posted by Emily Yaich Hello everyone!  I am Emily Yaich and I am another one of the Microsoft Explorers working on the visual basic team.  I have been here since the second week in June, and I am loving every minute of it!  We haven't gotten into the heavy coding and testing of our app yet, which will be a challenge, but I ...

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