.NET Developments:

February, 2008


February 28, 2008  4:48 PM

VB6 Programmers – What happened to Printer.Print?



Posted by: Brein Matturro
C#, Visual Basic, VS 2002/2003 and .NET 1.0/1.1, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, WinForms

This post goes out to all you VB geeks that are wondering what happened to Printer.Print in VB.  This may be a dated topic but I have a feeling there are a few out there longing for those VB6 days when the printer was always sitting there loyal and waiting.  The VB6 programmer's best friend. ...

February 27, 2008  11:57 AM

Microsoft releases .NET Micro Framework Version 2.5 updates



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation), Mobile applications

Microsoft updated the .NET Micro Framework, releasing Version 2.5 with improvements in Web Services and TCP/IP support. .NET Micro Framework Version 2.5 includes a Web Services on Devices implementation compatible with Windows Vista and supported by the other Microsoft Windows Embedded...


February 26, 2008  9:02 AM

Every time a bell rings…



Posted by: Brein Matturro
VS 2002/2003 and .NET 1.0/1.1, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0

If you have upgraded from Visual Studio 2003 to Visual Studio 2005, you have probably noticed one of the major annoyances: they took away the sounds.

With VS 2003, you could set things up so that your computer made a happy little sound at you when a...


February 25, 2008  9:39 PM

Community Server steward Telligent rolls out Graffiti CMS engine



Posted by: YuvalShavit
ASP.NET

SearchWinDevelopment.com recently caught up with Rob Howard, who graced these pages in the Pre Silverlight Days. Howard rode the first blog wave at Microsoft, and has continued on the social...


February 22, 2008  9:47 AM

Power Tools for VSTO now available



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
.NET programming downloads, Visual Studio Tools for Office

Microsoft has released a set of Power Tools for Visual Studio 2008 Tools for Office. It's called v1.0.0.0 and it's available at the Microsoft Download...

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February 21, 2008  10:07 PM

Microsoft again vows to promote interoperability – shares new API info



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation), Client applications, General Microsoft news

Microsoft said Thursday it will provide extensive documentation for APIs covering its major software products, including Office 2007, the Windows client and server, and the .NET Framework. Much of this information had been closely held, available only along with trade secret licenses or only within...


February 21, 2008  10:12 AM

Typed Datasets and the ConnectionString problem



Posted by: Brein Matturro
General Microsoft news

(Editor's note: This is the first blog post by Kalyani Sundaresan, who will be writing on the .NET Developments blog from time to time. Sundaresan is a .NET developer and teacher who is starting to familiarize herself with Visual Studio 2008, particularly its unit testing capabilities. Welcome...


February 20, 2008  10:59 AM

As the Microsoft-Yahoo world turns, part 7 of n



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
The Microsoft-Yahoo saga

It's been a few days since we checked up on the ongoing Microsoft-Yahoo saga. It's beginning to look a lot like a soap opera after all.


February 20, 2008  10:27 AM

DreamSpark: Free Microsoft software for students



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
.NET programming downloads, General Microsoft news

Microsoft's efforts to attract young developers entered its latest, and biggest, stage this week with the announcement of the DreamSpark program. Through DreamSpark, certified students can get free versions of the...


February 19, 2008  12:16 PM

WCF Certificates, by example



Posted by: Brein Matturro
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation), C#

We bought into .NET Remoting early and have quite a few products in place that exploit the .NET Remoting lifestyle. Did I say lifestyle?  Yes. It seems that, once you go remoting, you don't want to go...


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