VB.NET


Resize Textboxes Easily

Use .NET's inheritance or extensibility to improve VB's textbox layout.

A Mort by Any Other Name …

A take on one reason why VB is getting overlooked.

Microsoft Revamps MSDN and TechNet

Microsoft late last week launched a revamped iteration of its highly trafficked resource sites for developers and IT professionals.

Survey: Developers Not Jumping on Vista Bandwagon

Evans Data research indicates only eight percent of developers in North America are writing applications for Vista, even though the OS has been live for 15 months.

Create Custom Constraints

Learn how to construct a generic class that mandates behavior from type parameters that aren't expressible in the standard constraint types.

Manipulate Data in the Cloud with ADO.NET

ADO.NET Data Services (formerly code-named "Project Astoria") delivers data from relational tables and Windows Live services to Web mashups and Visual Studio 2008 projects, including ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight 2.0 rich Internet applications, as Representational State Transfer (REST) resources over HTTP in response to URI-based requests or LINQ to REST queries.

Use Recursion to Clear out Textboxes

Clear out textboxes using recursion and LINQ; use VB literals to transform an XML document; and eliminate an annoying artifact of VB internals.

Least Among Equals

Is VB treated poorly compared to C#? Readers weigh in.

Silverlight 2.0 Beta Debuts

Silverlight 2.0 includes a subset of the .NET Framework, which enables you to write .NET managed code that runs in Silverlight.

Keeping Sane in Wake of Technology's Pace

Architecture can be key to staying one step ahead.

Convergence Idea Gets Serious With Live Mesh, Analysts Say

Live Mesh sounds like "HailStorm" in concept -- a way to access your data from any device with an Internet connection -- says Microsoft's Rosoff.

Microsoft Plans MSDN Revamp

Microsoft is finally tuning up its Microsoft Developer Network site and promises to resolve long-running frustrations developers have encountered working with it.

Borland Debuts Silk 2008 Test Suite

The refreshed offerings mark a significant evolution in the Silk family, originally acquired by Borland in the 2006 purchase of Segue Software.

Mainsoft Java Platform Adds ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Support

Mainsoft, known for its development-related interop software, on Tuesday released a new 2.2 version of Mainsoft for Java EE that offers "full support" for ASP.NET 2.0 components for AJAX-type Web applications.

Is VB the Least Among Equals?

VB.NET gets left behind (again), this time by the Windows Live team.

VB6 Support About to Disappear

As planned, Redmond is ending Visual Basic 6.0 support this month, prompting enterprises to migrate to .NET.

Microsoft Takes Steps Toward Eclipse Support

The Eclipse Project and Microsoft partner up for interoperability, adding to Redmond’s growing number of open source collaborators.

Access Non-.NET APIs with PInvoke

Use PInvoke to take advantage of Windows APIs that aren't part of the .NET Framework.

VB6 Support About To Disappear

On April 8, Microsoft will cease its support of the VB6 IDE.

Mono Project To Release Dev Tool and New Beta

Novell, a sponsor of the open source Mono project, issued an announcement today that a new development tool, called MonoDevelop 1.0, will be available for download at the end of this week.

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