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  • The Visual Basic Team

    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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    Tune in for VB @ PDC '05 this week (by PaulYuk)

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    Please check out the new post on my blog , which talks about some of the VB teams plans, content, and highlights at PDC '05 this week. Stay tuned for announcements & updates! --Paul Yuknewicz http://blogs.msdn.com/pauly/
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    New VB StarterKits for download!

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    (posted by Adam Braden) In case you missed it, there are some sweet new Starterkits available for download . Checkout the info in PaulY's latest post .
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    Working with DataSets by Greg Osefo

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    As part of the explore program, myself as well as the other VB Explorers have been developing an application to deploy onto the Pocket PC. One of the necessary components of our application is to be able to store information that the user inputs as well...
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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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    Beginners coding in ASP.NET

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    posted by Emily Yaich Hello everyone! I am Emily Yaich and I am another one of the Microsoft Explorers working on the visual basic team. I have been here since the second week in June, and I am loving every minute of it! We haven't gotten into the...
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    Working with the Screensaver Starter Kit (by Irene Fan)

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    (posted by Irene Fan) Hi, I'm Irene and I'm an Exploring Microsoft intern in the Visual Basic group this summer along with Greg, Seth, and Emily. As VB Explorers, we spend eight weeks here in Redmond designing and coding an application to learn about...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Soma Blogs about Refactor!

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    (posted by Adam Braden) In case you missed it, Soma blogged about our team's response to customer feedback by partnering with Developer Express to provide you all with a refactoring solution - Refactor! http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2005...
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    How to extend TableAdapter methods

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    A number of posts have asked how to extend TableAdapters to support additional functionality. It may be related to supporting transactions across multiple updates, or how do I set the UserId as a parameter on an update statement that isn’t represented...
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    New Snippet Editor for beta 2!

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    (Posted by Steven Lees) One of the coolest things about code snippets is that in addition to the 400 or so that we include in the VB install, you can also make your own. We just posted a beta 2 update to the Snippet Editor--check it out on http://msdn...
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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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    Extending My

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    (Posted by Steven Lees) For those of you who are the Seattle area (or can get there this evening), Tyler Whitney from the VB team is going to be at the Seattle .NET Developers Association meeting tonight to talk about how the My feature is architected...
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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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    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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    TableAdapters and Object Binding - Bridging the gap

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    In Whidbey we’ve done a lot of work to enable design time support for object based data binding. This leaves the question of how to load and save custom objects. How do developers get the rich functionality of DataSet but using their own object model? In this article I’ll describe some common infrastructure for building a set of base classes to enable round tripping your objects to/from the database....
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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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    Open letter to VB community

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    Jay discusses the MVP petition on VB6. Add your thoughts. We do want to hear them.
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    Chat with Eric Rudder

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    Join Eric Rudder, Sr. VP of the Server and Tools Business for a chat this Friday, March 18 at 10 AM Pacific time. Eric will have members of the Whidbey team at his side to tackle your questions. The chat is titled What's New in Whidbey? This is a great...
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    My First Post - and more on VB6 support (by Rob Copeland)

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    Wouldn't you know it. I finally decide to create a blog and work on my first post and then technology gets in the way. We have some issues here creating new blogs on msdn, so I've decided to post here instead. When I get blogs.msdn.com/robertco up and...
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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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