Converting SQL to LINQ – DISTINCT, WHERE, ORDER BY and Operators

Bill Horst continues with those simple examples. After this one here comes the other set. They are perfect to show basic syntax. Here are few more: DISTINCT SQL SELECT statements can include the DISTINCT specifier, which causes all duplicate records in the query result to be removed. In a LINQ expression, Distinct is its own
Continue reading Converting SQL to LINQ – DISTINCT, WHERE, ORDER BY and Operators

Silverlight 1.1 Tools Alpha for Visual Studio 2008

This afternoon from Microsoft released an updated version of the Silverlight 1.1 Tools Alpha that works with the final release of Visual Studio 2008. You can download it for free here. The tools alpha refresh released today has the same feature-set as the Silverlight Tools Alpha add-on which was previously available for Visual Studio 2008
Continue reading Silverlight 1.1 Tools Alpha for Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 final soon!

Today, during the keynote address at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007, S. “Soma” Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft Corp., announced that Microsoft will release Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 by the end of November 2007. Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 enable developers at all levels
Continue reading Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 final soon!

New Visual Basic 9 string features

Thats something really good! Now in the new Visual Studio 2008 you don’t have to use underscore when writing text on multiple lines. Here is an example how we used to write it:

Now we can do something like that:

The text formatting is preserved as well. All you have to do is
Continue reading New Visual Basic 9 string features