I’ve just posted a final set of chapters (Chapters 25 – 31). This completes our conversion efforts and you now have access to entire sample code from Petzold’s book in VB. I would like to thank Evan and Ged who have been working with me on this.
Happy new year! Hope you enjoyed your holiday break! And hopefully you found some time to read Petzold’s book and try out VB samples we’ve posted so far. 🙂
Evan and Ged had been working very hard to convert rest of chapters throughout December and I just posted Chapters 13 –
Been a while since I posted Chapter 3 of Petzold’s WPF book converted to VB. In case you missed it, Patrick started working on this project which I took over early this month. Anyway, I am very excited to tell you about progress we’ve been able to make so far.
Charles Petzold‘s latest book, Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation, is the best WPF book available right now. Unfortuantely, all code samples in the book are written in C#. In order to help VB developers trying to learn about WPF,
I am Young Joo, PM @ VB team. I will be helping out Patrick on converting samples in Charles Petzold’s WPF book (Applications = Code + Markup) to Visual Basic. This is an exciting project and I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
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.
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,