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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Visual Basic and .NET Framework Versions

Hi all, apologies for the pause in blogging. This is holiday season and I am … having plenty of holiday 🙂 (Which makes a nice change) A couple of folks have asked me recently about Visual Basic versions and .NET Framework versions and how they tie up. I thought I would have a stab at…

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UK MSDN events now scheduled

Topics have been chosen, venues confirmed and details posted on our events site. We will be showing up at 6 cities through Sept and October with a lot of the content focused on Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. Me – I will be delivering the “data bit” – in Visual Basic 🙂 I liked…

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Visual Basic samples for WPF book – Applications = Code + Markup

Once again, Ged Meads work on WPF catches my eye. A big thanks to Ged, Young Joo and Evan Lim for converting the C# samples over to Visual Basic for Petzolds book on WPF (Only 3 left in stock at Amazon UK – lets get those sold as well – but be warned, the style/approach…

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Ged Mead on Windows Presentation Foundation

UK Visual Basic MVP Ged has been taking a look at WPF this year. I spotted his post on WPF Basics: How To Play Sounds and Music in Windows Presentation Foundation a couple of weeks back and found it a clean, easy to follow example – that really tried to help others avoid some of…

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Intellisense – VB 2005 vs VB2008 + a great example of mixing VB with XML

I had not appreciated just how much intellisense had improved between releases of Visual Basic until I spent 6mins watching this (which isn’t a huge surprise as I have never coded in VB 2005). Lisa also does a great job of showing the real power of XML Literals in VB – mixing VB code inside…

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