July 2008 - Posts

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Converting VB LINQ to C# LINQ by Ken Cox [MVP]

VB.Net to C# Converter is one of the few conversion tools that knows about LINQ and lambdas and the other 3.5 stuff. I turned to a trial version of the product after going in circles on this VB code conversion: Dim q = From c In dc.Categories, _ p In...
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Announcing the Microsoft Virtual Earth ASP .Net Server Control by Ken Cox [MVP]

See the post !: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth/archive/2008/07/28/announcing-the-microsoft-virtual-earth-asp-net-server-control.aspx
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IntelliSense Fosters Inattention by Ken Cox [MVP]

I count on IntelliSense a lot when programming - especially in C# which (arrggh!) is case-sensitive. However, I just had a case where IntelliSense led me to make a mistake that cost me half an hour. I was happily working in LINQ and had the following...
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Caught Up In a Language War by Ken Cox [MVP]

Alas, C#/VB language bigotry rears its ugly head again. My book, ASP.NET 3.5 For Dummies got its first negative review from a purchaser on Amazon.com solely because I used VB instead of C# in the examples. As I stated in the book's introduction, I chose...
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Visual Studio 2008 Command Window and 'The first 100' Items by Ken Cox [MVP]

Here I am debugging JavaScript in an ASP.NET 3.5 site using Visual Studio 2008. In the Command Window, I type: ? grid to see the properties of a JavaScript object. So far so good until the Command window reports: < More... (The first 100 of 429 items...
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My Book Excerpts at the Beginner Developer Learning Centre by Ken Cox [MVP]

Hey folks, Microsoft has licensed four chapters of my book, ASP.NET 3.5 For Dummies ! You can browse the chapters at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/beginner/cc409659.aspx in the Microsoft Visual Studio Express Editions Beginner Developer Learning Centre...
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