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  • Blog Post: How to install Win 8 Release Preview from an ISO image

    They just announced that Windows 8 Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 Beta is available for download (see http://aka.ms/Win8ToolsMB ) . If you’re wondering how you can create a bootable USD stick to install it on your machine here’s some instructions to get you started… The easiest way to convert...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Tip #1–How to set a connection string in Web.config programmatically at runtime in Windows Azure

    The scenario is I’m migrating an application to the cloud. I’ve got a database connection defined in my web.config file which uses an on-premise SQL Server database and what I’d like to do is to move it to a Web Role on Windows Azure and use a SQL Azure database. The basic process is to add a Windows...
  • Blog Post: Win7 For Developers Part 2 – Webcast Resources

    BenkoTIPS Live & On Demand: An intro to Win7 for Developers Part 1 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032417601&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US WPF Futures Download www.codeplex.com/wpf Windows 7 API Integration Libraries http://code.msdn...
  • Blog Post: WPF Toolkit Webcast

    In this week's edition of BenkoTips Live & On Demand we talked about the WPF Toolkit and the Office Ribbon UI. We covered a lot of material and wrote a lot of code. To help out I'm providing a link here to both the webcast and the code so you can try it out. As usual there were a few links of interest...
  • Blog Post: LINQ in C# demo code posted...

    As promised from today's webcast I've uploaded the demo code that works with LINQ in a variety of scenarios. I didn't include the database, but I can include a script to create it if anyone's interested. Let me know. Thanks Mike
  • Blog Post: BenkoTips Webcast #9 - Tips & Tricks with Visual Studio

    Here's some links from this week's webcast with Eric Maino, Kirill Osenkov and Jason Parsons: Eric Maino's Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/eric Kirill Osenkov's Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/kirillosenkov Jared Parsons Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/jaredpar Karen Liu’s TechEd talk: C# Tips and Tricks...
  • Blog Post: Encrypting the Web.config in VB

    I got a request for how to do the encryption of the web.config but this time in VB, so I thought I'd post it here on the blog as well. The logic is about the same, although I found that in VB I had to add a line to the configuration to save the new settings. The code for this in vb.net (adding to the...
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