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Visual Studio 2005 Preview

View the slides and listen to the audio from Prashant Sridharan's opening keynote at VSLive! New York described how the much-anticipated Visual Studio 2005 that will simplify Web development.

Build a SharePoint Web Part

Create a customizable Suntimes calculator using the free, built-in SharePoint functionality that lets users supply their own data to a custom Web Part.

Design Reusable Custom Controls

Build custom controls that can inherit from existing .NET controls, add custom properties to inherited controls, and support reuse in any app that needs them.

Books: Learn the Fundamentals of VB.NET

The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language targets both beginning and experienced developers alike. Paul Vick explains how VB works clearly and concisely, and he covers data types, conversions, exceptions, object-oriented properties, events, delegates, attributes, and more.

Build Effective Speech Apps

Use Microsoft Speech Server 2004 and its new Speech Applications SDK to improve the user experience in your speech apps.

Take a Generics Approach

Improve code reusability, reliability, flexibility, and performance with generics, one of Visual Studio .NET 2005's key enhancements.

Sneak Peek at the Future of Visual Studio .NET

S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, speaks to VSM about the future of Visual Studio, including the lifecycle-management tools.

The Changing Face of Security in Java Apps

Watch a video of Paul Patrick''s Java Pro Live! keynote, in which he explores the growing trend of service-oriented security infrastructures.

Books: .NET Reference for Every Bookshelf

Brad Abrams' .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference should be on every .NET developer's bookshelf, regardless of the type of .NET development you're doing.

Secure Your Intranet

Secure the sites, subsites, content, and Web parts that make your Intranet such a powerful tool, without destroying its usefulness.

Books: Delve Into OOP in VB.NET

An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET shows you how to develop object-oriented solutions in VB.NET by showing you everything from capturing requirements to how to implement your object-oriented designs.

Overcome Limitations With TabControl

Learn how to customize TabControl components. The author shows you how to fix shortcut keys on TabControl and hide and show TabControl pages.

Learn ASP.NET Via CD-ROM

Nothing can replace a live classroom setting, but this complete CD-ROM course on ASP.NET and Web services re-creates training sessions faithfully. Well-known experts teach using motion video, manuals, and tests.

Choose the Right Tab Control

ASP.NET's Repeater, DataList, and DataGrid controls display data in a tabular format with various features. Learn which control is the best fit for your app.

Resources for Security

Check out these links for additional information on security.

Books: Debug VB.NET Apps

Debugging software systems is a necessary step to creating stable, low-defect software. Comprehensive VB.NET Debugging provides a roadmap that helps you avoid common traps and achieve your software goals.

Books: Master C# Database Programming

Database Programming with C# explains the essentials of database programming to those familiar already with C#. Learn to exploit the VS.NET IDE to access data, and more.

Think Integration

IT must move beyond mere maintenance and upgrades. Rather than being viewed by the suits as a money pit, IT needs to assume leadership and propose new business processes models.

Simplify Updates With Templates

ASP.NET developers often use a base class inherited from the root class Page as a template to make their Web sites look consistent. However, the HTML is often embedded in the base class, preventing the template from being previewed or edited. Learn to work around this problem by separating the template and the base class.

Build Real-Time Web Images

Use Microsoft's TerraService and MapPoint Web Services to start your own VS.NET-based mapping projects.