September 2005 - Power Up Office Apps
Create powerful Office applications using Visual Studio 2005, VSTO, and Web services. Plus creating data-bound controls with ASP.NET 2.0, everything you need to know to take advantage of the new T-SQL features, using Visual MainWin to turn your .NET apps into Java, securing Web Services with WSE 3.0 and more.
Check out the latest VS.NET add-ins, including a component that lets you bidirectionally transform data between XML formats and relational database structures.
Do you feel as though we've been working with Visual Studio 2005 for years? It's because we have.
The benefits of code generation are so strong that debates swirling around use are essentially moot. Its increasing use is inevitable, and developers will adapt.
The difference between VB.NET and C# boils down to whether you like semi-colons. .NET promises an opportunity to choose the best language for a given task without sacrificing power.
ASP.NET 2.0 lets you build a data-bound custom control that ensures your data is always displayed consistently.
Dundas Diagram for .NET 1.0 lets you create interactive, automated diagrams, ranging from complex charts that users can modify dynamically to complete process simulations.