January 2006 - Solid Databinding

Use Visual Studio's new automated testing and refactoring features to make your app more testable and resilient to change. Plus Peter Vogel shows you how to implement advanced GridView techniques in ASP.NET 2.0, a first look at Macromedia Studio 8, leveraging custom controls in C# and more.

Editor's Note

Architecture Takes Center Stage

A look ahead at Microsoft Tech-Ed 2006.

Microsoft Brews Some Cider

MS releases Cider, a Visual Designer for the Windows Presentation Foundation.

Getting Started

Leverage Custom Controls

Learn the basic types of custom controls, as well as how to extend them. Also, learn how to take fuller advantage of drag-and-drop within your applications.

Guest Opinion

VB Gets Productive

In an exclusive interview, Bill McCarthy, a frequent contributor and advisor to VSM and member of Microsoft's software design review team for VB, discusses the imminent release of Visual Studio 2005 with VSM's editor-in-chief, Patrick Meader. The theme of the day: productivity, productivity, and, well, more productivity.

Letters from Readers

Show Us More VB Articles!

A reader likes what he sees in the newest version of Visual Basic and asks to see articles that explore some of its features; another reader agrees with Peter Varhol that security is ultimately the responsibility of the end user.

First Looks

Macromedia 8: Create, Organize, and Manage Your Web Site

Macromedia Studio 8 is a suite of professional tools for creating, organizing, and managing everything that goes into a sophisticated Web site.

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