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May 26, 2009  3:44 PM

Our readership survey is in!



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Programming Languages, ASP.NET, C#, Open source, VB.NET, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

The vast majority of SearchWinDevelopment.com readers are using modern tools, but a significant number of them are also interested in maintaining legacy applications, according to a readership survey conducted by the site. A preliminary look at the survey reveals that 87% are using Visual Studio...

February 20, 2009  8:21 PM

MonoDevelop beta ups the ante for .NET development on Linux



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Programming Languages, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Mono, the Novell-backed project that's developing a port of .NET for Linux/Unix OSs. Last week saw the release of Moonlight 1.0, a Linux port of Silverlight...

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September 2, 2008  5:14 PM

Iterators, Lambda, and LINQ… Oh My!



Posted by: Brein Matturro
C#, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Since the creation of the .Net Framework, Microsoft has kept the concept of "Type Safe" at the forefront of their design goals.  When 1.1 shipped, the framework had a "generic" collection type called an ArrayList that seemed to break this goal.  Microsoft quickly went above and beyond with the...


August 13, 2008  1:56 PM

SP1 for .NET Framework 3.5 and VS 2008 boasts faster install, reduced coding



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Visual Studio and the .NET Framework

By Andrew Horne The first service pack upgrades for .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 feature faster application runtimes and a general upgrade to existing tools. The main new inclusion is a .NET Framework Client Profile, which allows for faster installations on client...


May 14, 2008  2:32 PM

NET 3.5 SP1 and VS 2008 SP1 beta appears



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Database development and architecture, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Microsoft released a beta of .NET 3.5 SP1 and VS 2008 SP1 releases. While devoted in great part to bug fixes, they also include new features, some that have been eagerly awaited. Versions of ADO.NET Entity Framework and the ADO.NET Data Services framework (Astoria) are included.


March 24, 2008  10:49 AM

Anonymous Methods – Elegance or Kludge



Posted by: Brein Matturro
C#, General Microsoft news, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0

According to Wikipedia, a kludge (or, alternatively, kluge) is a clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem or difficulty. In engineering, a kludge is a

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March 17, 2008  11:00 AM

LINQ, WPF supported in Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Ajax, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation

Now that VS 2008 is out of the box, so to speak, it appears that a new era in Windows development is upon us. Language-Integrated Query is one of several game-changing technologies now supported in the Microsoft software kit. Although it is still early and there is a lot of learning to do, LINQ is...


March 12, 2008  2:26 PM

AJAX Enabled Web sites in Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Ajax, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Visual Studio 2005 provides an Web site application template to create AJAX enabled ASP.NET Web sites. However, when you use Visual Studio 2008, you will not find this template in the New Web site creation templates.  The reason for this is that  Visual Studio 2008, by default creates a .NET...


March 11, 2008  10:52 AM

Bill Gates has been popping up a lot lately



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET programming downloads, General Microsoft news, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Bill Gates has been popping up a lot lately - at the Office Developer Conference, at the SharePoint Conference, and so on. An interesting leg on his journey - this is, after all, a


March 7, 2008  3:00 PM

Using Master Pages in Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: Brein Matturro
ASP.NET, General Microsoft news, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, WinForms

The way you use Master pages has changed in Visual Studio 2008.  Remember, how in Visual Studio 2005 when you add a new Web Form in ASP.NET applications - you get to choose a master page to apply to the Web form.  If you choose to use a Master page - then the page that is added, when you check...


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