Converting SQL to LINQ, Part 2: FROM and SELECT (Bill Horst)

This post assumes you’ve read Converting SQL to LINQ, Part 1: The Basics.   I’ve made the following name changes since the last post, which I hope will make the code examples clearer: ·         Customers -> CustomerTable ·         Orders -> OrderTable ·         cust -> Contact ·         CustomerName -> ContactName ·         ID -> ContactID   Since… Read more

Launching External Tools from inside Visual Studio (Jonathan Aneja)

Visual Studio has a small but extremely useful feature that allows you to hook external tools directly into the IDE’s Tools menu.  All you have to do is click Tools->External Tools… and then you can add your own custom menu items that will launch a specified program.   On a typical day I’ll probably fire… Read more

Drawing Maps with Visual Basic (Scott Wisniewski)

If you find yourself looking for something to do with your awesome new copy of Visual Studio 2008, you should check out the December 2007 edition of MSDN magazine. It features an article, written by me, that provides a walk through on how to visualize data on a map using VB 9, WPF and LINQ…. Read more

Petzold WPF Book Sample Conversion Update (Young Joo)

Been a while since I posted Chapter 3 of Petzold’s WPF book converted to VB.   In case you missed it, Patrick started working on this project which I took over early this month.  Anyway, I am very excited to tell you about progress we’ve been able to make so far. First, we now have a separate… Read more

Applications = Code + Markup (Charles Petzold) Visual Basic Code Sample

Charles Petzold‘s latest book, Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation, is the best WPF book available right now.  Unfortuantely, all code samples in the book are written in C#.  In order to help VB developers trying to learn about WPF, we are working with a couple of VB… Read more