September 2007 - WPF Goes to Work

Learn how to take advantage of Windows Presentation Foundation in your everyday business apps. Plus creating strongly typed data access code, inside how LINQ is going to change the way you program, simplifying background threads, copy custom data formats in objects to the clipboard and much more!

VSM Cover Story

WPF Goes to Work

Windows Presentation Foundation has been greatly underserved by Microsoft’s emphasis on glitz and glamour; learn how to take advantage of WPF in your everyday Windows business apps.



Use the declarative programming model to enable type-safe data access in ADO.NET.

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Serialize Data to the Clipboard

Learn how to copy all the custom data formats in objects to the clipboard and determine which ones are appropriate when you paste.

C# Corner

Simplify Background Threads

It requires a lot of plumbing to create, manage, and communicate with background threads. The System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker class already contains the functionality you need to follow best practices.

Editor's Note

VSM 2.0: The Redesign

Our magazine has a new look.

Letters from Readers

September 2007 Letters

The increasing complexity of software design shouldn't take anyone by surprise.

What's Hot

VS 2008 Beta 2 Debuts

Get the latest downloads related to Visual Studio 2008 (formerly Orcas).

First Looks

XMLSpy 2007 3 Enterprise Ed.: Process Open XML for Word and Excel

Tools for those who need to fetch, store or transform XML, including in Word 2007 and Excel 2007.

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