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    Coding a Euchre Game, Part 2: Show me the cards! (Matt Gertz)

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    Coding a Euchre Game, Part 2: Show me the cards! In my previous post, I discussed using control-drag to speed up the design of a form which uses lots of similar controls. In this post, I’m going to discuss displaying images on those controls. Now...
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    InteropForms 2.0 Tip #1 - Font Property

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    (Starting today, we'll be highlighting various tips that might help you when using the InteropForms 2.0 toolkit. With the latest release of the toolkit, you can do some fairly impressive upgrades to your existing VB6 applications. Don't believe me? Check...
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    So what does ComClass actually do?

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    I came across a really cool article yesterday by James Ashley, which shows some of the cool things you can do with the Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 . The three VB6 examples cover consuming a WebService (complete with a Dilbert icon showing up in the VB6...
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    Visual Basic LINQ Hands On Labs for Orcas Beta 1 (Beth Massi)

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    The VB team just posted some Hands On Labs on LINQ and LINQ to SQL for Orcas Beta 1. The first lab provides an introduction to The LINQ Project . You'll look at basic LINQ features including the Standard Query Operators, and you'll see how these features...
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    Dissecting Snippets (Matt Gertz)

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    The snippet feature is one of the features that I’m fondest of in Visual Basic. It was another one of a handful of features that got discussed in a series of “What if…” meetings that Sam & I had during the “Whidbey” planning stages. As I recall, the...
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    Visual Basic & Smart Devices (Matt Gertz)

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    Last week I talked a bit about operator overloading, and used the concept to support a library of matrix functions. This week, we’ll use those functions in a Smart Device application to create a matrix calculator. Smart Device applications It’s...
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    Visual Basic Chats in February

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    We're going to have four Visual Basic chats in February: Programming Essentials in Visual Basic .NET Tuesday, February 1, 2005, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. PST (20:00 - 21:00 GMT) Hosts: Robin Reynolds-Haertle, Todd Apley, Harry Kantamneni, Vladimir Sadov, Bill...
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    Transactional Update using TableAdapters

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    As promised, I’ve put together a sample that demonstrates how to create a transactional update using the new Whidbey TableAdapters. http://windowsforms.net/samples/ThreeLevelUpdate.zip In this sample I create a Parent, Child and Grandchild relationship...
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    Custom Controls in the Data Sources Window

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    This is a link to the sample that will accompany an upcoming article in CoDe magazine . http://windowsforms.net/samples/CustomControlSample.zip In this example I demonstrate several types of objects: 1:1, 1:Many and the use of Custom Controls. Thanks...
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    Tech-Ed San Diego, Wednesday

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    Posted By: David Guyer, Visual Basic Testing Today I got to meet a lot more people who are similarly enthusiastic about the features I mentioned yesterday. Right now I'm sitting in the Sails pavillion where my day began enjoying the breeze and quiet...
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    PDC: Where the VB team will be...

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    I'm *really* excited to be at the PDC this year. I've been to a few PDCs in the past and I think that this one is going to be the best, by far. In addition to the great demos, panels, and meet the team events, there will be a lot of buzz and discussion...
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    Channel 9 Videos

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    Some videos on VB futures have been posted on Channel9 at: · Paul Vick and Amanda Silver - VB Language Futures : http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=116700 · Paul Vick and Erik Meijer - Dynamic Programming in Visual Basic http:/...
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    Visual Studio 2005 IDE: Top Ten Feature List (by LisaFeig)

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    For our first VB IDE post on the VB team blog , I’d like to give you my list of the top 10 new features in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE. Now that the product has been released, you can take advantage of these today! 1. Edit and Continue You are again...
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    Edit & Continue - Rude Edits

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    by Bill Horst Edit and Continue is a new VB debugging feature which allows the user to make edits to code while the debugger is in "Break Mode" and then to continue debugging with the new edits applied, without having to start execution over again...
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    Check out the new VB IDE blog!

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    We've started a new blog on the Visual Basic IDE. The address is http://blogs.msdn.com/vbide . Check it out, and let us know what you think! Thanks, Lisa Feigenbaum Visual Basic Program Manager
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    What's Wrong with Online Help? (by Adam Braden)

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    If you’ve downloaded VB Express Beta2 and tried using online help, you’ll notice that your F1 help doesn’t quite seem right. It turns out there is a problem with help sending its request in the wrong order so the least relevant topic shows up in your...
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    Glory, Hope, and Fame at the PDC

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    Waiting for my ridiculously priced latte this morning (I am a Seattleite , after all) made me miss the intro to Eric’s keynote session. As I was walking toward exhibit Hall A, I noticed people conspicuously looking at me. I thought it was because I had...
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    Battling Bugs: A Glimpse of “VB War” by Irene Fan

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    Since the Whidbey product cycle is winding down, it’s time for “VB War” – the process of reviewing every bug and determining which ones are to be fixed. Each of us Visual Basic Explorers got the chance to experience it firsthand to get some idea of what...
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    Channel 9 Interview - LINQ to SQL and the O/R Designer in VS 2008 (Beth Massi)

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    I just posted another great interview on Channel 9 with Young Joo talking about LINQ to SQL and the new O/R Designer in Visual Studio 2008. He demos a typical business client-server scenario and shows how LINQ to SQL classes make it much easier to work...
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    Channel9 Interview: Scott Wisniewski on Extension Methods in Visual Basic 9.0 (Beth Massi)

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    I just posted an interview with Scott on Channel9 where he talks about extension methods, a new language feature in Visual Basic 9.0: In this in interview Scott Wisniewski , a Developer on the Visual Basic Team, talks about Extension Methods and shows...
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    LINQ to XML Videos (Beth Massi)

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    Bill Burrows has created a series of videos to help get the community started with LINQ to XML in Visual Basic! These videos were created in conjunction with his upcoming MSDN article that will be published soon. Bill takes an easy to follow, step-by...
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    Shameless Plug (Scott Wisniewski)

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    If you get a chance, you should check out the August 2007 edition of MSDN Magazine. In addition to its usual array of awesome goodies, this month's edition features a super cool Basic Instincts column, written by me. In it I discuss the design of Query...
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    Sons and Daughters Day: a pure blast!

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    On Friday, Chris Smith and I (Chris is a test engineer on the VB Team) attended an event called 'Sons and Daughters' day. The day consisted of 2 sessions (20-25 kids in each) where kids aged 6-13 were run through a class of writing an app in VB (20-25...
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    Today's Performance Webcast Slide Deck and Channel9 Interview (Beth Massi)

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    The VB team thanks everyone who attended Cameron's webcast on Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2008 this morning. If you missed it, you can click this link for the on-demand replay . I've attached his slides that he used in the webcast for your...
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    Closures in VB Part 5: Looping

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    For previous articles in the series please see Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Method Calls Part 3: Scope Part 4: Variable Lifetime Once again sorry for the long delay between posts. Looping structures can cause unintended consequences...
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