Channel 9 Interview - Amanda Silver on LINQ (Beth Massi)

Channel 9 Interview - Amanda Silver on LINQ (Beth Massi)

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I just posted an interview with Amanda on Channel 9 where she walks us through the new LINQ syntax available in VS 2008 Beta 2. I also posted some How Do I videos on LINQ to help get you started -- look for more of these beginning of next week!

In this interview, Amanda Silver, a Lead Program Manager on the Visual Basic Team, demonstrates new LINQ syntax around Joins and Aggregates that is now available in Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. Amanda is a guru of LINQ in Visual Basic and gives insightful explanations of how to use this new syntax.

The interview starts out a little funny because the first 20 seconds of my video tape got chewed up so we had to reshoot the intro later in the day. Amanda thought of a funny way to make the transition as you'll see. See if you can pinpoint the movie that inspired her!

- Beth Massi, VS Community

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for the video, nice to see the changes from Beta 1 to Beta 2 in action. The intellisense in Beta 1 was good but the one in Beta 2 is so sweet!

    One thing I miss when working with Beta 2 is intellisense to help me create the method signature on a method that handles an event. I can never remember the correct signature. I know that I can use the two drop downs above the text editor and get the method signature like that, but I don't use that feature that often.

    What I would like in IntelliSense is that when I write Handles on a new line, it should provide a list of objects that has events that I can handle. When I have selected the Object and the event that I want to handle, VB will write the rest of the signature for me. The same way that Overrides does.

    Thanks for a great interview.

  • Great video, I think that you can put more stronger functions such as the equivalent of Visual FoxPro.

    in VFP-


    Browse for

    Locate for

    in VFP

    you can select a part of the code and you right over this code and select the option "excecute selection" ... this execute only the code was select for example a messagebox or select * from table or any code.

    in VFP

    when you send a parameter to a class you can send byval or byreference easy mode, for example:

    local numero1,numero2,resultado






    numero1 is byval, numero2is byval, but resultado is by reference, this is reference only add the prefix "@". BUT in VB you need spesific if the parameter is Byval or ByRef,etc

    in VB-

    dim query = from cust in db.customers select

    query.export.excel.saveas("name of file") or query.export.txtfile.saveas("name of file") or query.export.pdf.saveas("name of file") or

    query.export.xml.saveas("name of file") or

    query.export.csv.saveas("name of file")

  • Great demo for the new LINQ syntax.  It was easy to follow Amada and see how the new LINQ syntax works.  It will be interesting to use this new query functionality.

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