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    Why can’t I drag from Server Explorer to my form?

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    This was one of the hardest decisions we had to make. We know this is a very intuitive way to work. I’ve got my database, and I want it on my form (period). Background First, lets look at what we had in 2002, 2003. In 2003 you could drag from Server Explorer...
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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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    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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    Why are the Data Components no longer on the Toolbox?

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    The short answer: We’ve updated from untyped, configured DataAdapters to Typed, Code Generated classes similar to the type DataSet for DataAdapters. Using the Data Sources Window, add a new Data Source then drag the results to your form...
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    Visual Basic chats in August 2004

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    I've just finished scheduling the Visual Basic .NET chats for August (and two Thrursdays chats for Visual Basic 2005), and they are now live on the MSDN chat site . ADO.NET with Visual Basic .NET August 3, 2004, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. PST (20:00 - 21...
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    Updating a Joined Query

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    A statement we hear a lot is: “The Typed DataSet is great, but the DataAdapters don’t support joined queries. I need a relational model in the database, but I need my application model to flatten things out:” Using the Data...
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    Connection and Transaction properties exposed as Friend on TableAdapters

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    Connection Modifier Changes In the Beta 1 build of VS 2005 we expose the Connection as Friend. Friend ReadOnly Property Connection() As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection Based on user feedback and usability studies we've found that this has...
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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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    Hot Job Alert: Programmer/Writer opening on Visual Basic Team

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    Posted By: Jonetta Taylor, Documentation Manager The Visual Basic User Education team has an interesting opportunity that I wanted to share with you all. We're looking for a Visual Basic .Net application programmer who also has a flair for writing...
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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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    Chats on Visual Basic 2005

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    For the past year, I've been organizing the Visual Basic chats that appear at http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/ . For the most part, these chats focused on answering your questions about Visual Basic. Naturally, now that the Beta 1 for Visual Basic...
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    Tech Ed, Conclusion.

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    Posted By: Alexandre Moura, Visual Basic QA, compiler Well, back in the rain in Redmond after a waiting list scare at the airport - with my first TechEd behind me, it's time to recap: The main thing I've brought from this exhibition is that most...
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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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    Nullable types in VB as Well

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    Eric Gunnerson writes about C# supporting Nullable types. We've heard a lot of positive feedback on the Nullable types. Just so everyone's aware, this is NOT a C# specific feature. Just as with all generics, VB will both emit and consume the full set...
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    Cabanas filled with excellent VB folks...

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    (Posted by Duncan Mackenzie, VB Content Strategist for MSDN) I've been spending the last few days at the Cabanas, pretty much all day every day this week actually, and I've been amazed by the folks we have hanging around there. People have come...
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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, 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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    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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    And they're off...

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    (Posted by Steven Lees, Visual Basic program manager) Steve Ballmer kicked off TechEd this morning with his keynote. The transcript should be up here later today. Right now I'm in DEV340, Brian Randell's on VB Tips and Tricks. It's a pretty big...
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    Welcome to the VB Team Blog!

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    Posted by: Robert Green, VB Program Manager Welcome to the VB Team blog. Some members of the VB team have their own blogs so why do we need a team blog? Well, the VB Team is a group of individuals. And while individual team members will have their...
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    VB Team at TechEd

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    TechEd starts Sunday in sunny San Diego. We hope to meet many of you there. The team members who will be attending are Alexandre Moura, Amanda Silver, David Guyer, Duncan Mackenzie, Jay Roxe, Jay Schmelzer, Osama Salem, Paul Vick and Steven Lees. You...
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