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VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

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...

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...

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 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...

March 3, 2008  3:40 PM

Report from the field: Visual Studio 2008

Posted by: YuvalShavit
Methodologies (Team Development, Agile and so forth), VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

NOTABLE THIS WEEK - There is little question that tools these days are subject to rolling releases. Noris there much question that bosses still look for reasons to put off new migrations. Developers want to get their hands on the newest stuff so they are ready when the tools and runtimes are truly...

February 18, 2008  3:12 PM

Getting Visual Studio 2005 add-ins to work with Visual Studio 2008

Posted by: Brian Eastwood
VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

There are a lot of handy Visual Studio 2005 add-ins out there that, for a variety of perfectly legitimate reasons, have yet to be updated for Visual Studio 2008. Before you go looking for replacement add-ins, though, you might want to check out a recent blog post by Mohamed Ahmed Meligy called

February 7, 2008  11:32 AM

They could have told me

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Visual Basic, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, WinForms

(Editor's note: This is the first blog post by Chris Madsen, who will be writing on the .NET Developments blog from time to time. Madsen is a consultant who programs in Visual Basic and Visual Studio 2005. Her first few posts will cover the ups and downs of migrating from...

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