WPF Performance issues? Then maybe this tool can help…

I am seeing more interest in building richer UX in WPF of late which is great. Since WPF is very powerful and very flexible, we are beginning to see developers hit UX performance issues as they build increasingly rich and exciting UI. The good news is we have a new release of our Performance Profiling…

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VB links on Entity Framework, Data Services and WPF

The following are all well worth a look: N-Tier Development with Data Services and Entity Framework (16mins)  A PM on the team builds a simple ADO.NET Data Services application in VB. Dynamic Data Entry with XML Literals Dynamic creation of WPF maintenance screens using VB XML Literals. 12 new videos on ASP.NET Dynamic Data in…

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My low tech polls: show of hands at the UK MSDN events

I have been asking a few “raise your hand” questions at the MSDN events we are currently delivering in various parts of the UK. I thought they would be worth sharing. What language do you code in? C# – around 60% VB – around 40% Good stuff! Something else (normally C++) – one or two…

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Do you have Silverlight Beta 2 code? Then you really need to test with RC0.

Tim has done a great job of explaining in lots of detail what you should be doing as a developer with RC0 in preparation for the final RTW. However I feel a simplification may help – then you can read what Tim has to say If you have any users of your Silverlight Beta 2…

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Long strings in Visual Basic 2008

I suspect everyone already knew this – but for me it was shiny and new XML Literals do not require line continuation characters, hence rather than this: 1: Dim msg1 As String = “this is a ” & _ 2: “really, ” & _ 3: “really ” & _ 4: “long string” you can create…

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Another reason for using LINQ to Relational – avoiding SQL Injection attacks

There are lots of great reasons to use LINQ to SQL or LINQ to Entities – but I forgot this one. I just came across this nicely written article which explores this area in some detail and makes a good case for why LINQ can help. All in glorious Visual Basic. Enjoy.

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Moving between Visual Basic and C# syntax

There are several tools available to convert back and forth – but sometimes all you really need is a simple side by side comparison. It doesn’t include many of the latest features but it is a handy thing to have around if you are moving back and forth between the languages.

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