June 2005 - Yukon's XML Data Type

Roger Jennings shows you how to take advantage of SQL Server 2005’s new native XML data type. Plus converting between VB.NET and C#, implementing plug-ins to extend and customize your Windows Forms applications, using ASP.NET 2.0's Web Parts to let your users create customized sites and more.

.NET 2 the Max

Create Extensible .NET Apps

Take advantage of plug-ins to create highly extensible and highly customizable Windows Forms applications that serve your users' needs better.

Desktop Developer

Convert Between VB.NET and C#

Conversion between VB.NET and C# involves much more than adding or removing semi-colons and curly braces. Learn about differences between the two languages and how to simulate unique features of one language in the other.

Developer Product Briefs

Display and Manage Tabular Data

Check out these latest VS.NET add-ins, including a Windows.Forms Tree/Grid control that manages data and helps you display, manage, and manipulate tabular and hierarchical data.

Guest Opinion

Don't Include VB6 With VS.NET

The recent petition from a group of Microsoft MVPs notwithstanding, it would be a mistake to incorporate a version of Classic VB in a future version of Visual Studio.

Letters from Readers

What's in a Name?

Readers debate whether Visual Basic .NET needs to drop Basic from its name.

Practical ASP.NET

Customize Sites With Web Parts

Users know their needs and preferences better than anyone. Give them the power to create the site they want to use with ASP.NET's Web Parts.

First Looks

DevPartner Fault Simulator: Simulate Faults in Your Code

Compuware's DevPartner Fault Simulator helps you make sure your code is as reliable as possible. Plus first looks at InstallShield 10.5 and other new products this month.

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