Using Entity Framework in Silverlight with Visual Basic

If you’re looking for ways to get started with Entity Framework 4.0 in Visual Basic then be sure to check out this month’s issue of CODE Magazine.  In it the Entity Framework team has put together a walkthrough that shows how to use EF4 in Silverlight, and best of all the entire article’s in VB! … Read more

There’s No Such Thing As Too Much Euchre! (Matt Gertz)

“Oh, no!”  I hear you cry, “not another blog about Euchre!” Well, I do like the game, to be sure.  But, more importantly, the Euchre scenario enables me to try out any new technologies on a reasonably complex problem (using Visual Basic, of course).  It’s my way of checking out our product to make sure… Read more

Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight: VB QuickStarts, Hands-On-Labs, and How-To Topics released! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Today the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team released a download aimed to help Visual Basic developers use the Composite Application Library. It includes VB versions of the QuickStarts, Hands-On-Labs, and How-To topics: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=537da1cd-43e1-4799-88e7-a1da9166fb46 I’ve included some more information about the Composite Application Guidance below . You can also find more resources on MSDN and on… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: WPF Improvements in VS2010 for Business Apps (Beth Massi, Milind Lele)

Today I posted a new interview on Channel 9 on WPF Improvements in Visual Studio 2010 for Building Business Apps. At the MVP Summit a few weeks ago, Italian MVP Alessandro del Sole was so excited about the new WPF features in Visual Studio 2010 that he asked me if he could interview Milind Lele… Read more

New WPF "How Do I" Video on Formatting Data Entry (Beth Massi)

Today we released a new How Do I Video onto the VB Dev Center on how to format controls on data entry forms using the IValueConverter like I showed on my blog here. The IValueConverter allows you full control over the display of the data as well as the editing of that data by users… Read more