NET Framework 20 and Visual Studio 2005 development

  • October 30, 2007 30 Oct'07

    On managing a .NET Framework 1.x migration

    There are many compelling reasons to migrate projects from .NET 1.0 and 1.1 to a later version of the .NET Framework. A recent Burton Group report offers advice for developers considering such migrations.

  • October 28, 2007 28 Oct'07

    Case Study: IdeaBlade DevForce object mapping

    A CTO employed IdeaBlade DevForce 3.0 ORM tools in a .NET 2.0 application using C# in order to achieve better abstraction in a software architecture.

  • July 02, 2007 02 Jul'07

    Developer Swag: Free Visual Studio Add-ins

    Some Visual Studio add-ins are quite expensive. But every once in a while, a free add-in comes along that hits the spot. So I've gathered a sampling of the best open-source and no-cost add-ins that are worthy of a place on your tool belt. Once you ...

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    Developer Swag: 10 geek goodies from Microsoft

    Microsoft spits out such a steady stream of little tools and utilities, they sometimes fall under the radar of all but the most vigilant developers. To make certain you haven't overlooked these helpful developer downloads; I've gathered 10 freebies ...

  • March 31, 2007 31 Mar'07

    Microsoft unveils VB 2005 'Power Packs'

    The company has released a third Visual Basic 2005 add-in, known as a Power Pack, and is soliciting suggestions for future tools.

  • March 05, 2007 05 Mar'07

    Visual Studio 2005 SDK 4.0 now available

    Microsoft has released its fourth and final SDK for Visual Studio 2005. The focus in this release is to make the SDK easier to use for veterans and newcomers alike.

  • March 02, 2007 02 Mar'07

    How .NET developers can address the DST change

    Microsoft has published several guidelines for bringing Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 applications in line with the new Daylight Savings Time (DST) regulations.

  • February 16, 2007 16 Feb'07

    What Windows Vista means for .NET developers

    From the Office 2007 Ribbon to Visual Basic 6 support and a Registry "Jedi mind trick," Microsoft says there is a lot for developers to like about the new Windows Vista.

  • June 23, 2006 23 Jun'06

    Visual Basic 2005 programming: Ten tips and time-savers

    Programming in Visual Basic 2005 can be relatively painless, thanks to templates, the My namespace, refactoring and snippets. These 10 tips and time-savers come from Tech Ed 2006.

  • June 23, 2006 23 Jun'06

    Can VB 6 and VB.NET forms coexist?

    Time and money are two of the biggest reasons developers don't migrate VB 6 applications. A toolkit due later this year will let VB 6 and VB.NET forms coexist.

  • June 23, 2006 23 Jun'06

    Tech Ed series: Visual Basic past, present and future

    This three-part series looks at Tech Ed sessions devoted to VB 6, VB 2005 and VB 9.

  • January 05, 2006 05 Jan'06

    MS offering sample source code in VS 2005 starter kits

    Microsoft is offering source code for a variety of different applications in downloadable Visual Studio 2005 Starter Kits.

  • November 08, 2005 08 Nov'05

    Microsoft ready to grow lifecycle tool space

    As Microsoft ushered Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 out the door this week, the company reported growth in revenue, the.NET community and its lists of SQL and VS partners. That positions the company well as it enters the lifecycle tools ...

  • November 02, 2005 02 Nov'05

    Chrome extends Pascal to the .NET platform

    RemObjects' Chrome for Visual Studio extends Object Pascal programming to Visual Studio .NET 2003 and 2005.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Expert asks if Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 is too feature rich

    Author Charles Petzold last week decried Visual Studio's "insistence on writing code" for developers in a speech entitled "Does Visual Studio Rot the Mind?" to the NYC .NET developers group.

  • October 19, 2005 19 Oct'05

    Visual Basic 2005 Learning Guide

    Get prepared for Visual Basic 2005 today with this extensive collection of resources. Along with being introduced to new features, you can download the prerelease software. Learn how to upgrade your existing projects and applications and get your ...

  • August 10, 2005 10 Aug'05

    VB 2005 'My' Space set to help developer

    With VB.NET 2003, programmers were challenged to navigate around the namespace hierarchy. Help in the form of the My namespace framework is on the way.

  • May 12, 2005 12 May'05

    Visual Basic 2005 gains no-cost refactoring plug-in

    Microsoft has responded to a small but significant upswell in interest in VB software refactoring by offering a free refactoring plug-in for the upcoming Visual Basic 2005 release. The plug-in, called Refactor! for Visual Basic 2005, was not created...