In-Depth Features


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.

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.

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.

Access Web Data Programmatically

Use the power of the DHTML Document Object Model to access elements of your Web Browser documents and automate data gathering.

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.

Build Real-Time Web Images

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

The Battle to Provision

The convergence of directory management and provisioning, and how organizations can leverage their directory management investments to meet their provisioning needs.

Securing Your Handhelds

Deploying handhelds requires understanding the sensitivity of your data, the strengths & weaknesses of your infrastructure, & the needs of your IT team. There are no easy answers.

Track Changes With XML DataSets

Track changes in files using XML datasets with the DiffGram format. This format lets you track what has changed, and what hasn't.

Will Application Integration Save the Enterprise?

Are you looking for something new to gain advantage over competitors? Application integration could be your vehicle for driving new and innovative information and business processes.

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.

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.