How to install Win 8 Release Preview from an ISO image

They just announced that Windows 8 Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 Beta is available for download (see . If you’re wondering how you can create a bootable USD stick to install it on your machine here’s some instructions to get you started… The easiest way to convert an ISO file to a DVD…


Win7 For Developers Part 2 – Webcast Resources

BenkoTIPS Live & On Demand: An intro to Win7 for Developers Part 1 WPF Futures Download Windows 7 API Integration Libraries Windows 7 Engineering Blog Windows 7 for Developers Blog MSDN Windows Developer Center Channel 9 Windows 7 Taskbar: Developer Resources Windows Ribbon Framework: Developer Resources


WPF Toolkit Webcast

In this week’s edition of BenkoTips Live & On Demand we talked about the WPF Toolkit and the Office Ribbon UI. We covered a lot of material and wrote a lot of code. To help out I’m providing a link here to both the webcast and the code so you can try it out. As…


LINQ in C# demo code posted…

As promised from today’s webcast I’ve uploaded the demo code that works with LINQ in a variety of scenarios. I didn’t include the database, but I can include a script to create it if anyone’s interested. Let me know. Thanks Mike


BenkoTips Webcast #9 – Tips & Tricks with Visual Studio

Here’s some links from this week’s webcast with Eric Maino, Kirill Osenkov and Jason Parsons: Eric Maino’s Blog – Kirill Osenkov’s Blog – Jared Parsons Blog – Karen Liu’s TechEd talk: C# Tips and Tricks –  Dustin Campbell’s PDC talk – Keybinding poster – Source code outline power tool…


Encrypting the Web.config in VB

I got a request for how to do the encryption of the web.config but this time in VB, so I thought I’d post it here on the blog as well. The logic is about the same, although I found that in VB I had to add a line to the configuration to save the new…