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    Controls on the fly (Matt Gertz)

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    Controls on the fly (Matt Gertz) So last week, I posted up a simple “Maze” game, in which you navigate through a virtual environment similar to the old “Myst” game. The way I’d coded it, though, it didn’t actually have any “game” to it – you just walked...
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    The Best of Intentions (Matt Gertz)

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    The title pretty much describes this post. I had fully intended to work on a Smart Device application for VB last week, and post the walkthrough here. VB is a great language for coding against devices, and there are a lot of cool things you can use a...
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    Live From Redmond Webcast Just Added on LINQ to XML (Beth Massi)

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    Back by popular demand! Amanda Silver will be presenting Live From Redmond: VB9 - Conquering XML with LINQ to XML on June 27th. In Visual Basic 9.0, XML becomes a built-in data type with a rich editing experience that completely eliminates the conceptual...
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    I can no longer connect to the SQL Server on an XP SP2 machine!

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    After installing XP SP2 on the machine that runs my SQL Server, I found I could no longer access my SQL Server database from within the Visual Studio 2005 IDE or from any new applications created with Visual Studio 2005. Prior to installing SP2 the SQL...
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    The Wait Is Over - Download VB 2005 Beta 2 Now! (By PaulYuk)

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    Paul talks about the go-live of VB 2005 Beta 2 and points to some quick start resources. Check it out!
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    Why does the Typed DataSet generate FXCop violations?

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    For B1 we generated typed column events and event args. The Typed Column Events and Event Args have been cut and will be removed in Beta 2. The scenario will still be enabled as we’ll generate an event handler when needed in the designer. Please look...
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    Visual Basic Chats in October

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    We're going to have two data-related Visual Basic chats on the week of October 11th, 2004. The first chat is devoted to the Windows Forms DataGrid control, where you can get answers to your questions about some of the more subtle point about the control...
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    New article on My

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    There have been some great articles on My coming out over the past month. This article by Jesse Liberty provides some good examples of how My services can be integrated into applications. If you're working with the Beta, you may notice a few discrepancies...
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    VB Suggestions

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    I posted an update on the suggestions the VB team has received from the Product Feedback Center and what how they have been resolved. Check out my blog. http://blogs.msdn.com/rgreen_msft/archive/2004/08/25/220317.aspx Robert Green VB Program Manager
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    VS Powertoy - Bootstrapper Manifest Generator is Released for Beta 1

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    Posted By: David Guyer, VB Testing The Bootstrapper Manifest Generator was created to make it easier to create custom packages for Components (PreRequisites) in Visual Studio 2005 (Beta 1). One of the powerful aspects of the Generic Bootstrapper...
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    Tips and Tricks of Visual Studio File and Project References

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    Tips and Tricks of Visual Studio File and Project References Cameron McColl, Bill Horst Visual Basic Product Team Microsoft Corporation August 2004 Summary: This paper describes some of the interesting properties and quirks of the Visual...
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    Tech-Ed San Diego, Tuesday.

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    Posted By: David Guyer, Visual Basic Test Team Today was my first day working the pavillion at Tech-Ed. I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of people with a lot of interesting backgrounds and experiences. Here is a list of some of the features...
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    Tech Ed!!! three days later

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    Posted by Alexandre Moura, Visual Basic Compiler QA This was my third day at TechEd - I think that finally I'm developing presentation capabilities - this is my first time at a conference, and I must admit I was a bit unsure about what kind of questions...
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    Tech-Ed San Diego, Thursday

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    Posted By: David Guyer, Visual Basic Testing I've just left Tech-Ed after finishing up the last days of booth duty. Overall, it was a fantastic conference. The intelligence and knowledge of our customers is always very impressive and I learn a lot...
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    2005 Language Spec Live!

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    Pleased to announce that the Visual Basic 2005 Language Specification is now live and available here . Also, be sure to check out Ken Levy’s channel9 interview of S. Somasegar , the Vice President of the Developer Division, where he talks about none other...
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    Want to see the VB 2005 IDE in action? Check out this video!

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    Here's a great Channel 9 video with Program Manager Jay Schmelzer, that demonstrates a number of the VB 2005 IDE features mentioned below . In his 40 min interview with Ken Levy, Jay talks about what it's like to work on the VB team, shows how to use...
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    Code Snippets on Channel9 - Ken Levy and Lisa Feigenbaum

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    We’ve posted a new video on Channel9 about Code Snippets in VS2005. Click here to check out the 38min show. Here are some of the exciting topics that you can look forward to hearing about: · What code snippets are and why they were created in...
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    VB Snippet Editor RTM RC Release - Lorenzo Minore

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    We just released the VB Snippet Editor RTM RC ! This release includes lots of new great features: - Code Snippet treeview; lets you browse through your registered snippet directories - 'Save as .vsi' option; lets you save your snippet as a .vsi...
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    Visual Basic 2005 is now available!

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    Today is the official launch day of the new version of Visual Basic: This page links to the relevant information (how to get it, what's new, etc…) http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/ You can also download the FREE Visual Basic 2005 Express...
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    The VB IDE team joins the VB Team blog (by LisaFeig)

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    Hi. My name is Lisa Feigenbaum and I am a program manager on the VB IDE. The VB IDE feature team (including testers, developers, and program managers) has been hosting a blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/vbide . However, we have decided to merge our efforts...
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    What is the Generic Bootstrapper?

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    (by Adam Braden) Chris Smith, an SDET on the Deployment feature team, and been burrning up the blog-o-sphere with great information on the Generic Bootstrapper . Check out his posts regarding a description of the bootstrapper , what is a homesite ...
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    A new home for the data team (aka Steve Lasker)

    For those that have been following our team blog under the VB Team blog , we've moved to our new home @ http://blogs.msdn.com/smartclientdata/default.aspx . Why did we move? There were many of us that weren't that into blogging way back when. One of our...
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    New article on customizing My

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    There's a new article up on MSDN by Joe Binder about customizing the My feature in VB 2005. It covers customizing existing features like My.User and My.Computer.Network. You can also learn how to extend the My namespace and add your own members. Check...
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    My First Database by Greg Osefo

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    Creating my first database was a very interesting experience because I really didn't know where to begin. In a past internship I used Visual Studio for some web applications and managing data, but never had to actually create my own database. This summer...
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    Phlat! by Seth Capistron

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    Hello World! My name's Seth Capistron and I'm a new Explore Microsoft intern. So far my time in Redmond has been really exciting and I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer. For my first blog, I've decided to write about a recent talk I attended...
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