LINQ docs and code samples

If you are interested in trying out LINQ capabilities, you might want to take a look at the following documents: LINQ to SQL: Language Integrated Query over SQL Server (C# or VB.NET) LINQ Project: Unified Language Features for Object and Relational Queries (C# or VB.NET) You can download the C# LINQ samples from here.Also, online…

Another interesting .NET 3.5 WPF article

In addition to the white paper I suggested in my last post, I’d like to forward you to the WP “Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation” by the well-known authority David Chappell that you can download here (35 pages). 


XAML: the key to new collaborations between developers and designers?

There is an interesting white paper that you can read both online or offline (a 32 pages PDF) about WPF and specifically about XAML and how it should enable new frictionless collaborations between developers and designers. You might not agree but it still makes a worth reading.


Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit

A training kit full of presentations, hands-on labs, and demos is available to help you get to speed with Visual Studio 2008. LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application Lifecycle Management are all topics covered in the kit. Get it here.


Stop a Virtual PC image from synchronizing the date with the host OS

As you might know, Virtual PC virtual machines synchronize their date with the date of the hosting operating system. There might however be situations when you need to change the date of the VM to something other than the date of the host OS. In these cases you may add the following XML section to…


Microsoft .NET 2.0 and 3.0 service pack 1

As you might already know, Visual Studio 2008 upgrades both .NET 2.0 and 3.0 to service pack 1. You can also download both service packs by themselves (.NET 2.0 SP1 and .NET 3.0 SP1) to manually apply them to a Visual Studio 2005 installation.


Security settings for this service require ‘Anonymous’ Authentication but it is not enabled for the IIS application that hosts this service.

You might get a “Security settings for this service require ‘Anonymous’ Authentication but it is not enabled for the IIS application that hosts this service.” exception when configuring security for WCF services. The reason for such an error is simple: you are exposing an endpoint that requires anonymous auth and anonymous access is not allowed on…


Visual Studio 2008 SDK v1.0

For you fans of Visual Studio extensibility the VS 2008 SDK is already available. For a whole page of resources on extensibility look here.

Visual Studio 2008 is out!

As you all probably know, yesterday Visual Studio 2008 was released in its RTM version. You can download trial versions ot it here. Visual Studio 2008 ships the C# language in its third version. You can download the C# v3.0 specification from here.

Whitepapers on .NET 3.5

The following nice set of whitepapers written by the authoritative David Chappell is available for download at Microsoft: Introducing the .NET Framework 3.5 Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation Introducing Windows Communication Foundation Dealing with Diversity: Understanding WCF Communication Options in the .NET Framework 3.5