01/01/2008

January 2008 - Visual Studio 2008 Kicks Off

Find out how VS 2008's greatly expanded feature set and new .NET Fx 3.5 namespaces can boost your career as a professional developer and add to your programming enjoyment.


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Visual Studio 2008 Kicks Off

Visual Studio 2008 is all about integrating new .NET Framework 3.x Web and smart-client technology, increasing developer productivity, and managing the application lifecycle. Find out how VS 2008's greatly expanded feature set and new .NET Fx 3.5 namespaces can boost your career as a professional developer and add to your programming enjoyment.


In-Depth

VS 2008: The MIA Features

Visual Studio 2008 is an ambitious new release and it includes a slew of new language features and tools that were required to get LINQ up and running by itself and with SQL Server 200x. Of course, not everything planned made it into the product. Here's a description of the elements that were pared back and what their status is now.


VS 2008: The Road Ahead

Microsoft was already well on its way to creating the next version of Visual Studio (code-named "Hawaii") when it released VS 2008. Learn what the future holds for .NET developers.


A Guide To VB 2008 (REPLACE ARTICLE MOVED TO COLUMNS)

VB 2008 includes some terrific new XML functionality that will make you both more effective and more productive when working with XML in your applications.


Ask Kathleen

Bugs, Workarounds, And Gotchas in VS 2008

Kathleen discovers a bug in the Visual Basic 9.0 compiler. Also, resolving recursion problems; binding properties in the Workflow designer; some guidelines on using extension methods; moving to .NET 3.5, and more.


C# Corner

Exploring C# 3.0

The latest iteration of C# introduces a host of new language features, most of which were created to enable functionality that you see in the .NET Framework 3.5's LINQ.


Code Focused

A Guide To VB 2008

VB 2008 includes some terrific new XML functionality that will make you both more effective and more productive when working with XML in your applications.


Developer Product Briefs

DXperience v2007 vol 3, List & Label 13, and Xceed Docking Windows for .NET

Developer Express has released DXperience v2007 vol 3, a suite of visual components and IDE tools for Visual Studio .NET.


Chart Data in Real Time

Xceed Chart for .NET 4.1


Editor's Note

Inside Visual Studio 2008


Letters from Readers

On C# Versus VB Language Usage


Lhotka's Labrynth

Support Productivity, Support Mort


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