VB Team in India

The VB Team is coming to India next week! Alan Griver (http://blogs.msdn.com/vsdata) and I will be visiting five cities for the final leg of the 2004 VB World Tour. It will be great to see India and meet up with VB developers over there. We’ll be in: Bangalore: 11/30 and 12/1Mumbai: 12/1 and 12/2Chennai: 12/3… Read more

Versioning Guidelines for Whidbey

Developers in the Bay area! Next week, John Rivard, a tech lead on the Visual Basic team, will be talking about best practices and gotchas when versioning .NET assemblies. Here’s the talk abstract: This presentation addresses the topic of versioning .NET assemblies. By introducing side-by-side assemblies and a side-by-side assembly store, .NET comes with new… Read more

Some beta 2 feature changes

We’ve heard a lot of great feedback from VB developers about the Whidbey product this year, in many different ways. We visited a bunch of cities on our world wide user group tour (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/worldtour); we’ve read blogs and newsgroups; held chats; and gone to conferences, among other things. And of course there’s the product feedback… Read more

Visual Basic Chats in October

We’re going to have two data-related Visual Basic chats on the week of October 11th, 2004. The first chat is devoted to the Windows Forms DataGrid control, where you can get answers to your questions about some of the more subtle point about the control. In the second chat, you can learn about the successor… Read more

Why does the Typed DataSet generate FXCop violations?

For B1 we generated typed column events and event args.  The Typed Column Events and Event Args have been cut and will be removed in Beta 2.  The scenario will still be enabled as we’ll generate an event handler when needed in the designer.  Please look for info in our team blog on B1 to… Read more

Custom Controls in the Data Sources Window

This is a link to the sample that will accompany an upcoming article in CoDe magazine.  http://windowsforms.net/samples/CustomControlSample.zip   In this example I demonstrate several types of objects: 1:1, 1:Many and the use of Custom Controls.   Thanks, Steve  … Read more

Transactional Update using TableAdapters

As promised, I’ve put together a sample that demonstrates how to create a transactional update using the new Whidbey TableAdapters. http://windowsforms.net/samples/ThreeLevelUpdate.zip In this sample I create a Parent, Child and Grandchild relationship.  The tables are named, Parent, Child and Grandchild… J Using the sample you can see the differences between single table updates and a… Read more

Why can’t I drag from Server Explorer to my form?

This was one of the hardest decisions we had to make.  We know this is a very intuitive way to work.  I’ve got my database, and I want it on my form (period). Background First, lets look at what we had in 2002, 2003.  In 2003 you could drag from Server Explorer to your form,… Read more

VB Suggestions

I posted an update on the suggestions the VB team has received from the Product Feedback Center and what how they have been resolved. Check out my blog. http://blogs.msdn.com/rgreen_msft/archive/2004/08/25/220317.aspx Robert GreenVB Program Manager… Read more

New article on My

There have been some great articles on My coming out over the past month.  This article by Jesse Liberty provides some good examples of how My services can be integrated into applications.  If you’re working with the Beta, you may notice a few discrepancies between the article and the Beta bits.  For example, My.DataSources has been removed… Read more