Rate and Ask Questions on How Do I Videos on the VB Dev Center

Rate and Ask Questions on How Do I Videos on the VB Dev Center

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“How Do I” Videos have been an incredibly popular free training for Visual Studio developers for a couple years now. Today MSDN launched a pilot on the Visual Basic Developer Center’s “How Do I” Videos that allows you to rate them and add comments. Sweet!

Click the 1 to 5 star rating above the video player to rate the video (1 is bad, 5 is excellent). You can also make comments about the video directly here instead of having to go to Code Gallery or contacting the authors directly. Comments are displayed at the bottom of the page for each video:


I know a lot of you email me directly on questions about the videos I’ve done and I try to respond to them all, but the sheer volume of questions (video related or otherwise) is way too much for just me to answer individually. The forums are much more responsive than me alone for general programming questions. I promise you that I absolutely do read them all though! And I use your common questions and suggestions to feed into topics I blog about here so please keep that coming. :-)

However, by adding comments on the video pages directly I’m hoping that others in the community will also help each other instead of just relying on me. It also helps focus the conversations better around a specific video topic. Of course, I’ll be monitoring all the comments on the Visual Basic How Do I videos and I’ll try to answer them quickly, but having a more open conversation will not only help me, it will help all of you too. It’s always more helpful to see how other developers find solutions to problems in an open forum like this.

So… let ‘er rip! I’m sure you’ll flood all the pages with a plethora of comments :-). Please note that I’ll be out of the office for the extended Labor Day weekend here in the states but I’ll respond when I get back to the office on Tuesday.


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  • Thanks for making vs2005 easier to use.

  • Beth,

    I've been watching your tutorial videos about EF and WPF. You're great and the explanation is very well prepared... Thanks

  • I think Beth that these videos has a great impact since it simplifies lots of features comprehension with the simplicity that became a trade mark of all your activities :-)

    A shining star should always stay emitting with new articles and interviews.

  • Hello Beth,

    I would like to congratulate for the EF and WPF video series. This is the best introductory video I have seem so far, and I think you have a great way of explaining things.

    I suggest (because I don't know how to do) that you introduce the filtering on ListCollectionView. In my case I'm experiencing problems while trying to filter a details view (since BindingCollectionView seems not support the filter event).

    If you can cover that, it will be great.


  • Hello Beth,

    I want to say thank you.  I love VB I can not stop learning.  I have very new at program I have watched and watch forms over data 1-3.  I am getting closer to getting past video 3.  The problem that I have is the data will not bind in form2.  I have the customers names but I can not see the order info.  the 1st and second time I watches videos 1-3 I was getting errors.  Now there are no errors but the data is not in the orders.  I have data in the DB under orders and products and orderdetail.  I am puzzled y the data will not bind.

    Any help would be awesome

  • Nevermind,

    I had to wait for my computer to catch up to its self.  I have watched and watched and learned some much.  I thank you and everyone that makes VB learning videos possible.

    This programming is awesome I can't get enough.   This is only the beginning for me.

  • Beth,

    thanks so much for all videos. As a newbie I experienced a breakthrough way of learning!

    I look forward for new videos on other controls, in particular the treeview and the image controls (if possible...).

  • Beth,

    How about some videos about using LINQ and SDF databases in a Device (compact Framework) project?

  • Dear Beth

    I have a microsoft word 2007 file that I want to extract its contents and send them to SQL Server 2008 Express Database can you help me with that ? I mean I m sure that you can  it is very easy and dummy for you , please help , give me instructions step by step or if there is a video available  thank you for your time and all the good videos you already made

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