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Selling Data in the Windows Azure Marketplace

Learn how to publish data in the Windows Azure Marketplace for a monthly income with just a few hours effort.

Understanding Iterators, Part 2

Iterators are available for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2010. In Part 2 of a series, Joe Kunk discusses Visual Basic iterator syntax, demonstrates how iterators are coded, and compares Visual Basic iterators to C# iterators.

Visual Basic Improvements in Visual Studio 11

Visual Basic development in Visual Studio 11 offers asynchronous methods, iterators, call hierarchy, the Global keyword and Windows 8 Metro-based applications.

Understanding Iterators: Concepts, Benefits and Functionality

Iterators are available for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2010 after installing the latest Visual Studio Async CTP, and natively in Visual Basic 11.

Free Databases in the Window Azure Marketplace

The Windows Azure Marketplace has a hidden jewel: a host of free and nearly free databases ready for monetization.

Developer Recommendations from BUILD

Joe Kunk sifts through the Windows 8 announcements at BUILD and offers advice on next steps.

A CLR Alternative to the SQL Server ISNUMERIC function

CLR functions that perform string manipulation and substring extraction perform very well in SQL Server.

Better Development Through Reading the Specs

Reading the Visual Basic language specifications may sound boring, but it actually reveals important information for developers.

Using Razor with Visual Basic

Build a Web site using MVC 3 and the Razor View Engine.

Take Advantage of XML Comments (Part 2)

On VB columnist Joe Kunk continues his examination of XML comments by extending the XML comment vocabulary with additional default tags in Visual Basic and showing how to process the resulting XML file into API-style reference documentation using the SandCastle Help File Builder.

Take Advantage of XML Comments (Part 1)

Use XML comments to generate IntelliSense and custom documentation for your applications. Part 1 of this two-part series explores using standard XML comments to document your code within Visual Studio.

An Encrypted String Data Type for Visual Studio LightSwitch

Learn how to extend support for Microsoft C#-only BlankExtension/BizType projects to Visual Basic.

Automate Microsoft Excel with Visual Studio 2010

Enhancements in the .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 make Office automation solutions easier than ever to write and deploy. Here's an Excel automation scenario that reflects solutions that I've seen requested by multiple clients.

Is Visual Studio LightSwitch the New Access?

The LightSwitch RAD platform generates apps with "no coding required." What's in it for you? .NET apps that are easier to maintain and extensions built on the Managed Extensibility Framework.

Deleting all Data from a SQL Server Database (Part 2)

In part 2 of a series, On VB columnist Joe Kunk provides a Visual Basic program to generate a SQL script that clears all the data from a SQL Server database.

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