Tag | VS 2008 Posts

Since there was so much that went on with my presentation laptop last year (.NET 3.0 beta, then later VS 2008 Beta, a bunch of Java testing, and so on) I figured I'll start the new year with a clean build of it and so I slicked it yesterday (used DBAN) and started fresh...my goodness I forgot how long it takes to get even XP w/SP2 fully patched and ready to go. There's over 100 updates on Windows Update for that box after putting a clean install of XP/SP2. Then I also forgot how long (really long) ...
This is something that is totally cool. You can use Visual Studio 2008 and a lot of the new functionality and cross compile it to .NET 2.0 and run it on the older framework. For Example, You can use Var objects, Simple Property Declarations, Property Constructors, Lambda expressions Here's an example program that can be compiled with VS 2008 to the .NET 2.0 framework static class Program { private class Client { public string Name { get; set; } public string Address { get; set; } } private static ...
ASP.NET AJAX Original Roadmap When Microsoft released ASP.NET AJAX Extensions (formerly codename ATLAS), their roadmap for the core extensions was to release ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 for ASP.NET 2.0 (AKA, .NET Framework 2.0) as separate installation, and have that to integrate greatly with Visual Studio 2005, and then integrate that with ASP.NET 3.5 to be part of it, enabling you to have the same experience (better experience actually) with Visual Studio 2008. Of course that's all while having the "futures" ...
Everybody must be in 'Holiday' mode. No submittals, so I'm going with product I've found: Tafiti is now on CodePlex, SL Christmas Cards, XAMLPad 3.0, SL 1.0 Template in VS2008, and Telerik announces their new RAD controls. From SilverlightCream.com: silverlight search app goes shared source Tim Heuer reports that the Tafiti search site is now on CodePlex -- how cool is that? ... code to look at inbetween putting Christmas toys together :) Silverlight Christmas Cards Tim Sneath has a collection of ...
Is this even a supported configuration? Right now mine's not working but I haven't given up yet. I previously had Visual Studio 2005 installed with the Windows Mobile 6 SDK's (both professional and standard) and everything works fine there. Just yesterday installed Visual Studio 2008 and went to look at the Smart Device templates and only the Windows Mobile 5 stuff is there. No problem I figured - maybe just need to re-install the SDK's now that I have VS 2008 so they can be integrated. Did that ...
If you're in Columbia, SC today, drop by our event and pick up a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional! Meeting Summary When: December 12th, 2007 @ 6:00 PM Where: Midlands Tech NE Campus Auditorium Who: Glen Gordon What: Visual Studio 2008 Install Fest Agenda 6:00 Pizza and Networking 6:30 Install VS 2008! 8:30 Closing Notes Practice your Halo, Glen’s bringing the Xbox. You must be present to receive a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional. Quantities of Visual Studio 2008 Professional are limited ...
First of two-parts of Cream I've found in my blog-reading: Koen of FirsFloor demonstrates a Slideshow of Picasa WebAlbums, Michael Cameron takes 2D collisions into 3D, Jesse Liberty's first 4 "Did You Know" posts, Bret Ahlstrom discusses the Blend SP1 Update, and Pete Brown in a podcast about Silverlight and the Carbon Calculator application. From SilverlightCream.com: How to integrate Slideshow with the Picasa WebAlbum API Koen of FirstFloor shows how he integrated his very nice Slideshow with Picasa ...
When installing VS 2008 you need to un-install all the VS beta products and other stuff. There is a long list of products which you need to un-install and remove from your system. You can find the complete list on Scott's blog. Now, that is a long long list of things that need to be un-installed before using the released version of VS 2008. Microsoft should build a smart installer which shows you a list of items which must be un-installed in order to run VS 2008 correctly. This way you can simply ...
I just re-installed Visual Studio.NET 2008 on my machine after un-installing all the required components. After the successful installation I opened the VS 2008 Team Suite and could not find the Silverlight Project. So, I went to the Microsoft website and downloaded the Add-On and installed it. Now, I can see the Silverlight Project but when I create the Silverlight project all the references are messed up and I cannot even add a reference to a .NET assembly. Here is the screen shot. Silverlight ...

but not seamless.  I opened the site in VS 2008, and it gave me the standard "are you sure you really want to do this?  and do you want to make a copy".  It ran through the process in a few seconds.  But it did not build.  After a few minutes of looking over the result, and a dummy shell I found that the config section of the web.config had a namespace associated with it that the tool could not find.  This namespace wasn't listed in the dummy site.  I just deleted and all is well.

Grabbed the VS 2008 bits and installed them a few days ago. Decided to update the site to Asp.net 3.5 so I can use all the new tools to annoy the 3 or 4 people that actually go to my site (my daughters, friends that might want to see pictures). I have a TFS server in my basement (not much of a box, as it supports a design team of 1, maybe 2 if my wife decides she wants to contribute). I am currently installing the new team explorer bits to get the latest version of the site. This site is based on ...
You can now download a version of the ADO.NET Entity Framework that works with VS 2008 RTM: http://www.microsoft.com/do... And don't miss this little note: "Be sure to download the Entity Framework Tools December 2007 CTP as well for integration with Visual Studio 2008." ...
Technorati Tags: ClickOnce,MAGE,Microsoft,.net 3.5 A few days ago I wrote about issues I was having with Mage and click once. Basically, I was always getting the following when I'd try to install the click once application: PLATFORM VERSION INFO Windows : 5.2.3790.131072 (Win32NT) Common Language Runtime : 2.0.50727.1433 System.Deployment.dll : 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400) mscorwks.dll : 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400) dfdll.dll : 2.0.50727.1433 (REDBITS.050727-1400) dfshim.dll : 2.0.50727.1433 ...
Geek Speak on LINQ to SQL December 5th Despite some technical difficulties on my end, Lynn Langit and Mike Benkovich, from the MSDN team co-hosted my appearance on an excellent web cast today. We gave a good introduction into the basics of LINQ to SQL. This feature of Visual Studio 2008 and the new .NET Framework 3.5 provides and elegant way for us to retrieve data and hydrate usable objects from the database. Here are some links you can look at now. Look for another post in a day or so for where ...
Silverlight 1.1 Tools Alpha for Visual Studio 2008 have just been updated to work with the final version (RTM) of VS 2008. It's not yet available on the Silverlight official community website, but the announcement and download link are already available on Scott Guthrie's weblog ...
I've just finished reading asp.net Ajax in action by Alessandro Gallo, David Barkol and Rama Krishna Vavilala. ISBN-10: 1933988142 My philosophy about javascript can be summed up in one word "yuk!" I keep hoping that the need to learn javascript will pass as the tools catch up and extend the .net dev environment to the browser client. This is happening with much better tools for debugging and deploying javascript in vs 2008. Still i'm a curious person and am embarrased to admit how little javascript ...
I wanted to make two of 3.5 framework additions to work together. I decided to make a WCF Web Service and LINQ. I had a few pitfalls with the LINQ. So, I created it in SQL first, then I re-did it in using LINQ. Creating a WCF web service is fairly simple. Open the newest and greatest version of Visual Studio to date; VS 2008. File, New, Web Site and highlight WCF Service. Choose how you want it to work, meaning file system or point to a web; I choose file system and uploaded to my web site. After ...
*Moved to: Event: MSDN: SharePoint for Developers (Edinburgh)Better late than never, but I attended a MSDN event on Tuesday night in Edinburgh. Although I eagerly signed up for it, I did not expect to learn a lot: Windows SharePoint 3.0 - Martin Parry Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Some of these are VS2008 which applies to Silverlight 1.1: Mike Harsh reported a Service Release for SL 1.0 on the 20th, Scott Guthrie details the removal of Beta VS2008 and stuff, Steven Smith reported a link to a VS2008 and .NET 3.5 training kit download, and Scott Mitchell at 4Guys does a light drill-down on .NET 3.5 and VS2008 -- yeah, already! From SilverlightCream.com: First Silverlight v1.0 Service Release is Live I thought I'd seen something about this a day or two ago, but apparenlty it ...
This week, I played with Expression Blend, started using Visual Studio 2008 and had another great meeting with Philly Dot Net User group. Expression Blend: I’ve built many flash applications. Microsoft has handled some of the complaints I’ve always had with flash. You can program to it!!! Flashes ability to develop beautiful sites is excellent. But the ability to manipulate the output via code is non-existent. The first thing I did is followed a couple of the great training videos from http://www.microsoft.com/Ex... ...
An hour ago, I claimed (based on my my previous post) in my ASP.NET AJAX session @ IT WORX that VS 2008 would ship next week or by end f the month, but just now realized it has just been shipped already!! Quoting Somasegar[MSFT]'s post: am thrilled to announce that earlier today we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5. Over the past few months, I have blogged about some incredible features that the team working on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 have built. I wanted to share ...
I'm all excited because VS 2008 RTM was released yesterday! I read on the MSDN site: For a faster, more reliable download experience, please utilize “Top Downloads” below. All English Visual Studio 2008 editions will be available here first. Faster, yes, unless you count the fact that it's unreliable! 6 hours into the download and 99% complete and I get a message about a persistent network failure and make sure I'm connected to the internet before continuing. I thought that maybe I had done something ...
*Moved to: VS2008 UpdateWell it seems that Microsoft took the generally felt community suggestion and bundles Team Explorer with Visual Studio 2008 team Suit. I don't know if they did the same with VS2008 Pro or the other version, but it would seem a good idea. I had a few problems uninstalling Beta 2, but I got there in the end and now have VS2008 RTM and MSDN installed, and I am just waiting for Team Explorer's install to complete.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
For those of you living under a rock, let me clue you in. This morning, VS 2008, formally called Orcas, was released to the MSDN subscription download service. If you have a subscription, run, do not walk, to get it. It was a bit of a struggle this morning. The servers were getting hammered pretty hard, but I finally got in. Okay, you say, Steve, you work for Microsoft, couldn't you just call up Bill and ask for a copy? Trust me, the MSDN server's got the bits before the internal download sites did. ...
Catching up on items I've located -- looks like I waited too long: Jesse Liberty explains the Expression Suite and opens discussion on continuing with 1.0; Shawn Wildermuth explains how to get 1.0 Intellisense in VS2008 and gives up the source for SilverlightData.com; Pete Brown continues his exploration and discussion of the Downloader; Tiago Epifânio posted Pong in 1.0; The Expression Team is hosting a 1.0 'FireStarter' session in Redmond the end of November; The 1.0 SDK was updated on the 16th; ...
*Moved to: RTM ConfusionI am a little confused by the RTM release of VS2008. I cant find a copy of the Team Explorer RTM or wither it is bundled with Team Suit. This would be a problem if I uninstalled everything only to find that I can't get my source control... Does anyone know if Team Suit is bundled with VS2008 Team Suit?Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
On a more positive note than my last post... I'll go ahead and blog this in case anyone is reading it that doesn't read all the other tech blogs :) If you're on MSDN, you probably already know this, but VS2008 and Team Systems are both available for download Also available today is the VS2008 Express suite. And a bunch of videos are available for VS2008 here: http://weblogs.asp.net/joes... With regard to Silverlight 1.1 ... here is ...
I am very happy today to let you know that VS2008 has been RTM'ed and with that - immediately available are the free versions - Express editions. I have been a hardcore user of Visual Web Developer Express 2008 Beta 2 since the day it came out on my personal and work. This is a great product and now it's RTM. [I have not had ANY issues what so ever wiht Beta 2 for the record] If you are ASP.NET developer on a small team or a solo developer - I strongly urge you to look into VWD 2008 to test drive ...
*Moved to: Get your RTM here!Well, its official. Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 went RTM this morning.... So I will be spending the next wee while moving to the full release. if I can ever get the MSDN site to load. At the moment I have been waiting a couple of minutes for it, and no sign yet... That's everyone in the UK and probably European development communities hitting the site mercilessly. I know I will be...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Yeah, of course that's for MSDN subscribers. VS 2008 to be available by end of the month. The news comes from eWeek note, as well as MSDN Subscribers Weblog post. UPDATE: It shipped already ...
You are all undoubtedly aware of LINQ to SQL, its fair to say its had a large amount of publicity and coverage in the .net circle. VS 2008 makes getting going with LINQ to SQL very easy but that is not the case with SQL Compact (yet!). However its not difficult if you have heard of a wonderful little app called SqlMetal, this little beauty will generate the .dbml files for you...happy days :) I have a small SQL Compact database to use for this demo, you can see it here in VS 2008 server explorer... ...
Pete Brown demystifies some of the load/instantiate Silverlight issues and Andy Beaulieu provides hints on running Silverlight with VS2008 Beta 2 VPC From SilverlightCream.com: How Silverlight is Loaded and Instantiated In a follow-up to his SilverlightDevCampDC presentation, Pete Brown discusses the whole load/instantiate/1.0/1.1 issue VS 2008 Beta 2 VPC and Silverlight Andy Beaulieu provides assistance with issues surrounding running Silverlight with the VS2008 Beta 2 VPC Stay in the 'Light! Silverlight ...
At Teched 2007 in Barcelona, Spain S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division, announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 will be released at the end of November. It's the first major update to Visual Studio, Microsoft's flagship integrated development environment (IDE), since 2005. Some of the key features in VS 2008 include: LINQ. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is the most-anticipated new feature of Microsoft's next IDE. LINQ will make access to databases ...
Scott Guthrie gave a great keynote this morning. As is turns out VS 2008 is almost complete and we are not getting a copy here at the conference. We will get one mailed to us however after they release it. Which means we will not really be one of the first to get it. :( Visual Studio 2008 - Of course this is going to be able to be used immediately by us due to the fact that you can target .NET Framework 2.0. That means we can just install and continue developing the same applications with AJAX integration ...
A few weeks back, Brian Hitney joined us on the Computers2K7 radio show. We discussed a number of topics including Brian's role on the Vista team, VS 2008, Silverlight, among others. Yeah, it's taken me this long to get a picture I took of Brian in the studio... Great job Brian! Have a day. :-| ...
For those of you who attended my Oct. 23, 2007, 6:00pm presentation (and even those of you who didn't) on Windows Presentation Foundation with a focus on XAML and the Provider Model, I promised to put some links up for your reference. I'm trying to upload the actual PowerPoint presentation , but I don't think the GWB upload tool likes pptx's, or zip files for that matter. To give a brief description of presentation I gave, I talked about WPF, XAML, code-behind (using C#) and the Provider Model. WPF ...
So I finally got the time to sit down with a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and got it installed on my test rig. Here's how it all went down... I did a custom install this first time around - no Visual C++, and none of the SQL Compact or Crystal Reports stuff. I was certain to include the new Code Analysis, Performance and Testing tools though. I've heard some interesting things about the way those tools have improved with VS 2008 and am anxious to try them out. I'm also pretty anxious to try ...
The Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GCNUG) (www.gcnug.org) hosted South Carolina Code Camp 3.0 in Charleston, SC this past weekend (10/13/07). This was an incredible event. All of the speakers, both local and national (even International with one Canadian!), were top notch. I honestly felt like I was at a real Microsoft conference rather than a locally-run User Group Code Camp. The participation in the sessions by local technologist attendees was animated and engaged. I learned from both the ...
One of the things in VS 2008 that has intrigued me has been Extension Methods. I've been trying to think of ways to use these in my applications and coming up with ways to move functions associated with various processes to Extensions in our own APIs. ScottGu recently posted an interesting article on his weblog about writing an Extension for creating JSON. One thing I dislike doing and have to do fairly often is cast Object sender to various things to pull information out of it. The most common reason ...
I'm sure most of you are familiar with Reflector. If you're not you should download it immediately and become familiar with it. It is an invaluable tool for looking at .NET assemblies and decompiling them to C#, Visual Basic or even IL. I have used both Reflector and Rotor extensively to investigate how the .NET runtime is actually doing things. I have done this for various reasons, including trying to track down bugs in my code. Why would I need to look at what the runtime is doing to find a bug ...
Check this out at Scotts Blog: source: http://weblogs.asp.net/scot... Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging support in them. Today I'm excited to announce that we'll be providing this with the .NET 3.5 ...
As you may have heard, Scott Guthrie announced today that they will be releasing the source for the .net framework and that you'll have debugging capabilities inside of VS 2008. You'll actually be able to step into the .net source and see what's going on. This is cool! I'm sure it'll also be a big boost for Mono: "Just how exactly are they writing that code?" How much of the runtime will then be "borrowed" for open source projects? Very good announcement ...
Some time ago I posted my Unit Testing ASP.NET Applications notes. This post is to put togeter a few links that I found useful about general Unit testing frameworks. MbUnit vs. NUnit Vs. Team System Unit Testing - Choosing a unit test framework NUnit vs Team System Unit Test In our solutions we are using both NUnit and VSTS Unit testing. I like VSTS for the ability to generate test stubs code. But our build server has only VS Professional installed, that doesn't allow to include VSTS projects to ...
MIX is over and this is the first of two posts covering the final day. I am currently on the train home with my lappy in power saving mode, minimum CPU etc etc. 1.5 hours left so I should get enough time to say what needs to be said! Today I decided instead of going the main stream route all the way I would slip off to a smaller session. After a chat with Scott Guthrie (!) I decided to miss the first of his two part session on VS 2008 and asp.net 3.5, I read most of the content on his blog and have ...
*Moved to: Blogging about...Well, I have not done one of these is a while...I could say that I have been busy, but I have not been :) I have been finishing up at Merrill Lynch in lue of starting my new job at Aggreko, and as I finished up on Friday, and I don't start till Monday, you could say that I am currently Unemployed. If only for a week...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I just noticed that there was a serious problem with my javascript editor in VS 2008, goes to show how much JS I write! I have had VS 2008 installed since beta 1 :) Anyway, I had no intellisense or an colour at all, all the text was just black. After a little searching I found this blog post from the webdevtools blog. You need to change a couple of values in the registry... [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAR... "CodeBase"=file:///C:\\Program ...
These all are Scott Guthrie [MSFT]'s announcements. Check them out! Quotes from the announcements post: Silverlight 1.0: Some of its features include: Built-in codec support for playing VC-1 and WMV video, and MP3 and WMA audio within a browser. The VC-1 codec is a big step forward for incorporating media within a web experience - since it supports very efficiently playing high-quality, high definition video in the browser. It is a standards-based media format that is implemented in all HD-DVD and ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for ArchitectsSomething I have noticed in writing an article is that the "Application diagram" in VS2008 does not support Windows Communication Foundation. This I think is an oversight even for Beta 2. Is this going to be in the RTM, I hope so as it would be virtually useless without it! Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I heard few comments about my VS color scheme in the last demo day, and Mohamed Korayem mentioned it in his blog post about the sessions. Many asked me to share it with them. Here's how my Visual Studio looks: The idea of dark colors originally came to me from Dave Reed [ASP.NET Team] 's "Join the dark side of Visual Studio" post (which Dody pointed me to). Some color effects (like current line highlight) are special enhancements by Resharper. So, I exported my settings file for color and window ...
*Moved to: Using Visual Studio 2008I have been tinkering with VS2008 for a week now, but I had not had time to really look at it. They have made the interface slicker, and faster making the whole experience a little nicer.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...