Sending the LINQ to SQL log to the debugger output window
When debugging LINQ to SQL code, did you wish you could easily see the SQL that gets executed? Of course there is the DataContext.Log property that is available for that. You can assign any TextWriter to this property. Console.Out is a good candidate for example, but it doesn't help much for web applications and doesn't integrate with Visual Studio nicely. Fortunately, Kris Vandermotten has a nice solution: DebuggerWriter. It's an implementation of TextWriter that writes to the debugger log.
Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 still planned for the end of the year
You may have seen a lot of messages about the launch date for Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. According to this announcement, Microsoft has planned a grouped launch event in Los Angeles for February 27, 2008.
This does not mean that all the products will be released at that same date. Some may be released after the event, others may be released before.
I'm on proagora.com. Are you?
I've just updated my profile on proagora.com.
Rationalize your build process with code mobility
Patrick Smacchia, C# MVP, author of the best-seller Practical .NET2 and C#2 and creator of NDepend, has started to blog.
Goodbye Acropolis, I hardly knew you
Ok, well, this is a catchy title, but this is the way I feel right now. When Acropolis was announced, it was supposed to become the industrialized replacement for the CAB (Composite UI Application Block) and the SCSF (Smart Client Software Factory). Unfortunately, the design focus seems to have shifted a bit. When I see the announcement of the second preview of Acropolis (July 2007 CTP), I'm very disappointed to see that the main new "features" revolve around the "fun" aspects of software applications more than around "enteprise" features. If Acropolis is here to help you create bling-bling applications, well it's not the application framework we need.
Quick LINQ link list
Some quick links about LINQ: