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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...

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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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 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 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 14, 2008  9:08 AM

The elusive project properties



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

So I put together my setup project using the in-grown version of MSI (don’t get me started on how cumbersome it is to add files!) and then built it. Looked good.

But when I tested it, the suggested path was “C:\Program Files\Default...


February 11, 2008  12:39 PM

TFS to the rescue — almost



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Architecture and the SDLC, C#, Visual Basic, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0

(Editor's note: This is the first blog post by Christopher Yager, who will be writing on the .NET Developments blog from time to time. Yager is chief software architect at GLD Solutions Inc. and is currently using .NET...


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...


January 28, 2008  3:42 PM

What’s obsolete in .NET Framework 2.0



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
VS 2002/2003 and .NET 1.0/1.1, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0

The jump from .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0 was a pretty significant one, as it involved changes such as new APIs and a new version of the CLR. Why bring this up now? One, we know there are a lot of .NET 1.1 applications out there, so any programmers looking to migrate those applications will want to know...


December 18, 2007  12:37 PM

.NET Framework 3.5 re-released to include .NET 2.0 SP1 and .NET 3.0 SP1



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

Forgive our gratuitous use of .NET in the headline there, but Microsoft has re-released its download of.NET 3.5 so that it now includes the Service Pack releases of .NET 2.0 and 3.0. Here's the

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