Archive for February 2009

Visual Studio 2010’s New Look Unveiled at VSLive!

Microsoft kicked off VSLive! San Francisco 2009 this week with more news about what’s planned for Visual Studio 2010.

In the keynote on Tuesday, Microsoft General Manager for Visual Studio Jason Zander showcased advances in the new VS 2010 user interface (UI) for the first time to VSLive! attendees.

Download SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA provides the documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools (including C++ compilers) that you need to develop applications to run on Windows 7 BETA and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

Search.Net – A site for .NET developers

SearchDotNet, a search engine for .NET developers.

Windows 7 Developer Guide updated

The Developer guide for Windows 7 has been updated. Download it NOW!

Merge your assemblies using ILMerge

ILMerge is a utility that can be used to merge multiple .NET assemblies into a single assembly. ILMerge takes a set of input assemblies and merges them into one target assembly. The first assembly in the list of input assemblies is the primary assembly. When the primary assembly is an executable, then the target assembly is created as an executable with the same entry point as the primary assembly. Also, if the primary assembly has a strong name, and a .snk file is provided, then the target assembly is re-signed with the specified key so that it also has a strong name.

Microsoft Small Basic

Small Basic is a project that’s aimed at bringing “fun” back to programming. By providing a small and easy to learn programming language in a friendly and inviting development environment, Small Basic makes programming a breeze. Ideal for kids and adults alike, Small Basic helps beginners take the first step into the wonderful world of programming.

Creating/Extending a Culture

Haven’t you ever used a culture and want to extend it by changing e.g. the currency symbol? Haven’t you ever want to create a custom culture for formatting purposes? Answers will vary depending on the developer and the users targeted by his application.

Overtime, more and more cultures are started to be supported by the .NET Framework. However, not all cultures of the world are available in .NET. If you want to use a culture that is not available or you want to support a minority with a region you will need to create your custom culture.

Windows 7 Developer Guide

Build applications on a solid foundation; enable richer application experiences; and integrate the best of Windows and web services. The features and technologies of the Windows 7 operating system enable you to build the next generation of software applications. Download this guide to read descriptions of those features and see vivid screen shots from the pre-Beta version of Windows 7 released at PDC.

LINQ: Deferred Execution

The following example shows how query execution is deferred until the results is enumerated.

Creating a Message Box Directly using API

.NET Framework contains holes that you can’t overcome using the managed code. Then you must dig into the API to overcome this.

Some of the overcomes in the .NET is the way that you can’t show a message box that contains a Help button!