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,
“Oh, no!” I hear you cry, “not another blog about Euchre!”
Well, I do like the game, to be sure. But, more importantly, the Euchre scenario enables me to try out any new technologies on a reasonably complex problem (using Visual Basic,
Today the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team released a download aimed to help Visual Basic developers use the Composite Application Library. It includes VB versions of the QuickStarts, Hands-On-Labs, and How-To topics:
I’ve included some more information about the Composite Application Guidance below .
Today I posted a new interview on Channel 9 on WPF Improvements in Visual Studio 2010 for Building Business Apps.
At the MVP Summit a few weeks ago, Italian MVP Alessandro del Sole was so excited about the new WPF features in Visual Studio 2010 that he asked me if he could interview Milind Lele himself to get the low-down —
Today we released a new How Do I Video onto the VB Dev Center on how to format controls on data entry forms using the IValueConverter like I showed on my blog here. The IValueConverter allows you full control over the display of the data as well as the editing of that data by users in the controls.
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 —
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.
I posted two more WPF “Forms over Data” videos onto the Developer Center that you should check out.
How Do I: Edit Tabular Data in WPF? – learn how to create a simple data grid in WPF for editing tabular data using Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1.
After watching this video, you just might be convinced to try it out! VB MVP Billy Hollis demonstrates that Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is about a lot more than just pretty UI. He shows how the technology can be used in an extremely useful way,
If you haven’t noticed, we released a couple new how-to videos on the VB Dev Center starting a new series which is focused on data-based application development in Windows Presentation Foundation using Visual Studio 2008. The videos are also being featured on www.WindowsClient.net today.