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  • Blog Post: This Week on Channel 9: Feb 8th Episode

    This is Episode #2 of This Week on Channel 9 a weekly recap show of our favorite things for developers including Channel9 videos, samples, bloggers, news, and much more. This week we cover: 0. Changes to the show based on feedback, our name courtesy of Ian and ChadK , and Benny Hill style...
  • Blog Post: Download Visual Studio Express Orcas - We need your Feedback

    We just released a Community Tech Preview download of Visual Studio Orcas Express, the next version of Visual Studio Express. Kudos to Doug for arguably the coolest beta page on MSDN ever (pictured above) We need your feedback As John mentions in his post, the big things we need feedback on are the Windows...
  • Blog Post: LINQ: Creating your first Extension Method

    I thought I would take a second and post how you can create your own Extension Method. An extension method is a specially defined method that acts like a method defined on a type. LINQ operators, like from , where , select , etc are implemented using extension methods. For example, the where clause checks...
  • Blog Post: LINQ: What is the purpose of var?

    Larsenal , a C9’er posted a comment on the C9 forums about the Introducing LINQ video and asked a really good question so I thought I should repost my response here. Larsenal's Question “ I've watched this video on LINQ in C#. If the type is set at compile time, what's the benefit of using the "var...
  • Blog Post: We want your LINQ Feedback!

    Do you have questions, comments or thoughts on how we could improve the LINQ Project ? Please let us know! One of the key reasons to announce LINQ so early in the development cycle is to get feedback on how we can improve the product . With that goal in mind, we have dedicated LINQ on MSDN: LINQ...
  • Blog Post: The One LINQ Document You Need to Read

    ...is now available on MSDN as an HTML page, the LINQ Project Overview . Huge thanks to Don and Anders (and the many, many others that contributed to this doc) as I think it's really the best overview of all of the LINQ capabilities. Read it, study it, love it. We're passing out about 5,000 printed copies...
  • Blog Post: Announced at PDC: The LINQ Project

    The LINQ Project On Tuesday September 13, 2005, Anders Hejlsberg did the first public demo of the LINQ Project in the Jim Allchin keynote. What is LINQ you might ask? LINQ stands for L anguage IN tegrated Q uery and in a nutshell, it makes query and set operations, like SQL statements first...
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