VB.NET


Microsoft Releases Entity Framework Beta 3

Microsoft released Entity Framework Beta 3 on Dec. 6 and officially announced the third-party database vendors and ADO.NET 2.0 data providers that have agreed to support the framework.

Microsoft PDC Is Back On

Microsoft Professional Developers Conference is back on the roster for October 2008 in L.A.

Microsoft Sparks Volta Test For Multi-Tier App Dev

Volta toolset, used with Visual Studio 2008, promises easier deployment of apps beyond the .NET world.

VB Statement Against Vista

VB survived Vista nearly intact, with the glaring exception of one statement. Learn what your options with SendKeys are.

New Features in TFS 2008

Jeff walks you through the best of what's new in Team Foundation Server 2008, starting with the many helpful additions to Version Control.

Microsoft Officials Detail Visual Studio 2008 Rollout Plan

In announcing today that it will release to manufacturing Visual Studio 2008 this month, Microsoft is meeting the most optimistic forecasts for when the long anticipated upgrade to its flagship IDE would ship.

Optimize LINQ to SQL Performance

Persisting business objects to SQL Server 2005 or later with object/relational mapping with LINQ to SQL can exact a performance penalty. Learn how to take maximum advantage of LINQ's strongly typed query capabilities without overtaxing the database server or losing front-end agility.

C#'s Exploding Mindshare

Why is C# taking the lead over VB.NET?

Banish UAC Issues

User Account Control (UAC) issues usually result from improperly allowing administrator-level access in your applications. Learn how UAC works and make such problems a thing of the past.

Developers Respond to .NET Source Release

Developers sound off on the release of .NET Framework source code

Fortify SCA 5.0 Extends App Protection

Fortify Software updates app-dev security and management suite.

Protect and Authenticate Your Apps

Get the Code Protector SDK, plus new VS 2005 SDK v4 samples, Microsoft Windows Search 3.x SDK and more.

First Look: The Curl Development Environment

Going into this review, I was not at all sure what to expect. I had no prior knowledge of Curl, although some preliminary research revealed it to be an object-oriented hybrid markup language with similarities to HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Testing AJAX Applications with VSTS 2008

Jeff walks you through the new method of validating AJAX code in Visual Studio Team System 2008 (no Fiddler required!).

Tool Ports VB.NET to Java

New tool assists in Visual Basic-to-Java translation.

Domain-Specific Languages

Develop your own graphical languages with Microsoft's DSL Tools.

Microsoft Takes Step Toward Opening .NET 3.5 Framework

In a surprise move, Microsoft said today it is releasing the reference source code for the .NET Framework libraries, a key step toward opening up the proprietary development platform.

Get Critical VB6 Updates

Microsoft releases critical VB6 patch. Plus VB 2005 Power Packs 2.0, new VS 2008 downloads and more.

Software Configuration Management and TFS Version Control

Jeff walks you through how to configure Team Foundation Server for optimal software management.

Drill Down on Anonymous Types

Learn the details on the new anonymous types and nullable type features in VB 9 (VB 2008).

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