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Converting web site projects from Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 to Visual Studio 2008 RTM by bschooley

The good news is that this conversion was a lot less painful than the move from the final beta of .Net 2.0 to it's released version. The only breaking changes I ran into were minor changes in LINQ to SQL. While I was converting web site projects, I imagine...
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MSDN's 101 LINQ Samples by bschooley

I've been reading about, studying, and using LINQ to SQL for a couple months now and after all this time I somehow never ran across this MSDN web page. 101 LINQ Samples - C# Version 101 LINQ Samples - VB Version (has lots more content and sections on...
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ASP.Net : Using a STRUCT to make working with ViewState easier by bschooley

Last week I wrote an article suggesting cleaner ways of using ViewState to store local page variable state. I got some great feedback on that post and this blog is an extension on the topic that I came up with while experimenting with the various techniques...
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Impressions of Silverlight after attending SilverlightDevCamp Chicago by bschooley

I just spent Friday night and Saturday at the SilverlightDevCamp in Chicago. I'm glad I went as it gave me a chance to think for a couple days about Silverlight and other related topics. I knew a bit about Silverlight before going as I've been following...
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LINQ to SQL : Handling disconnected CRUD operations in ASP.Net by bschooley

Most LINQ to SQL examples you find on the net tend to be written in a way that assumes a connected environment. I've found some blogs and posts that also talk about disconnected operations, but many of those are coming from the perspective of multiple...
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ASP.Net : Clean up your use of ViewState by bschooley

Note: After reading this article, be sure to check out the followup article, " Using a STRUCT to make working with ViewState easier ", where I take the ideas here and go one step further. This is a big pet peeve of mine, so bear with me. I'll...
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LINQ to SQL : Start with a good foundation by defining a custom DataContext by bschooley

This is my first post in a what will become a series of posts on LINQ to SQL. As the title of my blog suggests, I'm going to be "thinking out loud" as I write these and I'm hoping for feedback from others on the pro's and con's of the approaches I'm suggesting...
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