Visual Studio 2005 Support for SQL Server 2008

This CTP resolves a problem that when you try to open a database connection to SQL Server 2008 by using Visual Studio 2005 design tools, you may receive the following error message: “This server version is not supported. Only servers up to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 are supported.” This CTP addresses this issue, and enables…

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Duke Nukem Forever (DNF) – Finally? After 11 years???

3D Realms announced a new teaser trailer to be released on December 19, 2007 around 12:00PM CST. To tide us over until then, there has been a screen shot taken from the teaser and posted in their forums. Read the whole story on the 3D Realms Forum. Ahhhh… Must to go back to work… Must…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Tafiti goes Shared Source

Today, we are announcing the release of the Tafiti Search Visualization source code to CodePlex which means developers can download, modify, and resell the code (see MS-PL License for all the details). Sweet 🙂    Daniel

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How to alter an existing column in a table to become a primary key/identity column?

Imagine the following Data Definition Language (DDL): USE [test] GO /****** Objekt:  Table [dbo].[Customer]    Skriptdatum: 12/18/2007 11:04:16 ******/ SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Customer](       [ID] [int] NOT NULL,       [SomeText] [nvarchar](50) COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AS NOT NULL ) ON [PRIMARY] To alter the column ID to become the primary key/identity column…

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Free Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit

The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and…

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Geocoding or How to transform a list of addresses into Latitude/Longitude values and display them on a map? Sourcecode included!

Since I did http://www.woistdaniel.de/ and occasionally talk about Virtual Earth I almost always get asked the same question. Someone has a list of companies/stores/medics/pharmacies/clubs/museums/”u name it” with the address consisting of the street, zip code and the city, wants to display those items on a map and provide additional information for them. Unfortunately I never…

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How to develop Microsoft Virtual Earth applications in managed code like C# instead of JavaScript

Volta, a Live Labs technology preview launched last week, includes bindings for Virtual Earth. The VoltaVirtualEarth library allows developers using Volta to build Virtual Earth applications for the browser, in managed code. This translates into static type checking, IntelliSense, integrated debugging, and many others—see the Volta docs for a list of the benefits. If you’re…

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Browser requirements for AJAX

AJAX is an acronym that covers many things. Generally, IE 5.5+ had some capabilities that can be considered AJAX capabilities, and Firefox 1.x also had some (native support for XHR object, for example). The minimum requirements for basic AJAX functionality is IE5+ for Windows, Firefox 1+, Mozilla 1+, Safari 1.2+, Opera 7.6+. Microsoft support details…

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Some HTML Editors for ASP.NET…

The following are some HTML Editors for ASP.NET providing “Rich Text box” functionality and are definitely worth a try. FreeTextBox >> http://freetextbox.com/ FCKEditor >> http://www.fckeditor.net/ TinyMCE >> http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/ This list is by no means complete. There are a couple of other Rich Text editors on the ASP.net control gallery like the Telerik RadEditor. Be sure not to…

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Der entwickler.press Adventskalender >> Jeden Tag ein kostenloses eBook zum Download

Coole Aktion von entwickler.press! Auf http://entwickler-press.de/ep/psecom,id,2,new,5.html steht während der Adventszeit jeden Tag ein eBook als kostenloser Download bereit. Eine Sache gibt es allerdings zu beachten: Der Download ist nur an dem jeweiligen Tag verfügbar 🙁 Ich würde aber mal vermuten – und das ist AUSSCHLIEßLICH meine persönliche Einschätzung und keine Aussage von entwickler.press – dass…

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