Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

A blog of the technical and only sometimes uneventful side of programming in .NET and life within Microsoft

June, 2005

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    VS Live Slides

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    Thanks to all that attended my session today at VS Live . As promised the slides for the session - Getting the Data with Visual Studio 2003 are available for download from here . <Download Slides>
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    Announcing Code Camp 4: Developers Gone Wild!

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    Help me to spread the word. I am proud to announce Code Camp 4: Developers Gone Wild! Date: September 24/25 Location: Microsoft Waltham 201 Jones Road Waltham , Ma. More information including call for speakers and registration...
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    Just Released

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    The Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 Reviewer’s Guide is now available via the MSDN Download Center : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=49739 – DOC http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=49741 – PDF
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    Looking at the Team System

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    As you can guess Visual Studio Team System seems to be at the top of everyone’s list. I was talking with a customer today who was trying to figure out the various roles and understand what each feature does. If you haven’t seen – this slide to me seems...
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    Slides from the Live Meeting

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    Thanks for everyone that attended the Live Meeting today on Looking at the Logical Designers. As promised the slides from the presentation can be downloaded from here .
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    Are you in Charlotte Area?

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    Announcing the Portal Development Mini Code Camp – featuring Maxim Karpov Microsoft Charlotte Campus 8050 Microsoft Way AP2 Building Charlotte North Carolina 28217 Register Now Join us for our newest Charlotte Code Camp! This one day...
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    Understanding Code Snippets

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    Traditionally, application developers have either maintained their own stashes of code samples or spent time searching the help files to find an example of doing a specific task. Developers were looking to find similar examples of doing something that...
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    InfoPath and the File Upload Control

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    InfoPath provides a variety of controls that can be used during form design. One of these controls is the file upload. It enables the direct inclusion of documents within an InfoPath form. Also, it provides the ability to directly browse the local file...
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    Want to be an Evangelist?

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    Are you looking for a new challenge? Want to get one of the best jobs around? Well my team is looking for a Developer Evangelist in New York. See the full description If you have a love for technology and a passion for helping people...
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    Showing the Count

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    Question: I am trying to build an InfoPath form that has a bit of a strange requirement. I can’t quite figure out how I should do it and was hoping that you might be able to help? Basically, the requirements of the form require that we provide an ongoing...
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    The Report Viewer Control

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    The report viewer control is a new feature of Visual Studio 2005. The report viewer makes it easy to embed reports directly into your application. It’s important to understand that this control operates in two modes. Using the server side mode you can...
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    Looking at the Object DataSource

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    In the first installment of the no code data access using Visual Studio 2005 we looked at how it is possible to bind to a database. Next we will explore the Object DataSource. Within Visual Studio 2005 this provides an easy way to bind to a variety of...
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    Interop City hits New York

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    Date : July 14, 2005 Special Event: New York Interop City Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture - Social Hall 2 West 646h Street at Central Park West New York, NY 10023 Time: Registration and Lunch - 11:00 – 11:45 am Event – 11:45 am...
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    Stretching the training budget?

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    I just spoke with Carl Franklin who not only is the awesome host of .NET Rocks but provides some of the best VB.NET training out there. He is running a special two for one promotion for his VB.NET Master Class on July 11 to 15 th for INETA members and...
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    Submitting Forms with Email

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    InfoPath provides a variety of ways to submit completed forms. One of the ways that InfoPath provides is through email. However, it is important to remember that this is considered out of process workflow. For example, if the person receiving the email...
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    Something to check out

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    In case you haven’t seen it Max Karpov at Ipattern.com has some pretty cool podcasts that he is doing using Skype . I had the fortunate chance to speak with him the other day and he has some really great interviews on tap. Definitely something to check...
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    Introducing the Logical Datacenter Designer

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    The Logical Datacenter designer is a new feature of Visual Studio Team Architect. This designer is used to create models that describe the policies and logical structure of a datacenter. This designer is integrated with other Distributed System Designers...
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    Introducing the Data Sources Window

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    One of the new features for Windows forms development using Visual Studio 2005 is the Data Sources window. This window allows developers to add and manage a variety of sources using typed DataSets. The Data Sources window displays the schema of these...
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    Practical Views with InfoPath

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    Views are an important part of developing InfoPath forms. Their use enables the presentation of data from the underlying data structures in a variety of formats. The use of Switch Views is an important part of forms development when using multiple views...
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