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Creating Apps for New Markets: Exploring the PocketPC Platform
By John Traenkenschuh
Dec 21, 2007
Learn to write apps for the Pocket PC using some simple .NET techniques.
Introduction to Domain-Specific Development with Visual Studio DSL Tools
By Alan Cameron Wills, Steve Cook, Gareth Jones, Stuart Kent
Nov 16, 2007
This sample chapter introduces Domain-Specific Development and offers some examples and benefits of the approach.
Relational Databases 101
By William R. Vaughn
Sep 14, 2007
Design relational databases that can perform better, be easier to maintain, and be more successful.
Programming Within the CSLA
By Mark Gendein, Bob Reselman
Jun 29, 2007
Bob Reselman and Mark Gendein provide an overview of CSLA and a sample project demonstrating CSLA basics.
Introduction to Managed Code in Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office
By Kathleen McGrath, Paul Stubbs
Mar 9, 2007
Kathleen McGrath and Paul Stubbs explain managed code and OOP concepts by exploring the .NET Framework and examining how a VSTO solution uses primary interop assemblies and how solution assemblies are created and run.
Relational Databases 101
Dec 29, 2006
Drag-and-Drop Techniques for Creating Database Applications in Visual Studio 2005
By Joel Mueller
Sep 22, 2006
Don't think of drag-and-drop as something for the ill-prepared, says John Mueller. It's a valuable technique for anyone who can express an idea as a stored procedure.
Debugging 101 for Visual Studio
By Peter Aitken
Sep 15, 2006
Every programmer wants to create applications that are free of bugs. In this article, Peter Aitken explores the debugging tools available in Visual Studio.
Gaining Control Over the Visual Studio 2005 Toolbox
By John Paul Mueller
Sep 15, 2006
Microsoft keeps adding interesting new controls to the Visual Studio toolbox, but John Mueller regrets to report that many developers don't even know that those controls exist.
Fun with Fractals in Visual Studio .NET
By Peter Aitken
Aug 11, 2006
If you're old enough to remember the 1970s, the current popular fascination with fractals probably flashes you back to those halcyon days of big hair and wild imagery. Whatever your age, you'll enjoy Peter Aitken's explanation of how fractals work. You can even plug in his Visual Studio demo program and make some fractals of your own.
Working with the Actions Pane in Visual Studio Tools for Office
By Eric Carter, Eric Lippert
Jul 14, 2006
This chapter covers the ActionsPane control in VSTO and how it enables custom UI in Office's Document Actions task pane. It also examines the properties, methods, and events unique to the ActionsPane control. You will also learn the basic architecture of ActionPane and how ActionsPane has the properties, methods, and events found on a Windows Forms user control.
How to Use Partial Classes in Visual Studio 2005
By Paul Kimmel
Jan 13, 2006
Partial classes permit splitting a single class, interface, or struct into multiple, separate files. There are several advantages to splitting these elements into many files, including permitting more than one developer to work on the same class. Paul Kimmel shows where partial classes are used and how you might use partial keywords to fine-tune your productivity. This article is adapted from Paul Kimmel's book C# for the Professional Programmer (Addison Wesley).
Windows Workflow Foundation: March Through the Activities
By Scott Woodgate, Paul Andrew, James Conard, James Conrad, Jon Flanders, George Hatoun, Israel Hilerio, Pravin Indurkar, Dennis Pilarinos, Jurgen Willis
Nov 4, 2005
Activities are the building blocks of a workflow. A number of activities are provided in the Visual Studio 2005 toolbox to create basic workflows. You can also easily create your own activities, which can be added to the toolbox for use in your workflows. This chapter introduces you to all the activities that come with Windows Workflow Foundation.
Introduction to Office Solutions Using Visual Studio Tools for Office
By Eric Carter, Eric Lippert
Oct 14, 2005
This chapter introduces the three basic patterns of Office solutions: an automation executable, an add-in, and code behind a document. The chapter also introduces how to build solutions following these three basic patterns using Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office.
Visual Studio 2005 Gets Its Own Toolkit for InfoPath Forms
By Jacqueline Emigh
Jul 29, 2005
Visual Studio 2005 includes a toolkit for building XML-based InfoPath form templates. Learn what it's all about, and what it might help you achieve.
Introduction to Office Solutions Using Visual Studio Tools for Office
By Eric Carter, Eric Lippert
Jul 15, 2005
Eric Carter and Eric Lippert introduce the three basic patterns of Office solutions: an automation executable, an add-in, and code behind a document. They also introduce how to build solutions following these three basic patterns using Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005.
Structured Exception Handling in Visual Studio .NET
By Peter Aitken
Oct 8, 2004
You have to handle exceptions in your programs, or the application will crash. (Users take exception to that.) Learn how to use Visual Studio's tools to throw and catch, elegantly and easily.
Creating a Tree View of XML Data in Visual Studio .NET
By John Paul Mueller
Sep 10, 2004
John Mueller shows how a tree view of your XML data can help you display the details with greater ease and examine those details with greater clarity.
Controls for Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Exam 70-305
By Kirk Hausman
Oct 17, 2003
Learn about HTML and Web Server Controls, user input validation, and CSS in preparing for your MCAD Visual Studio .NET Exam 70-305.
What's New in Visual Studio .NET
By Jacqueline Emigh
Aug 22, 2003
Tech journalist Jacqueline Emigh pinpoints the key enhancements in Microsoft's new Visual Studio .NET 2003 development environment.

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