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’”).
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 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.
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,
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,
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!