MSDN Magazine May 2006
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The My Namespace is best described as a speed-dial for the .NET Framework. It provides an intuitive navigation hierarchy that exposes existing .NET functionality through easily understood root objects. Here Duncan Mackenzie explains it all.
MSDN Magazine Visual Studio 2005 Guided Tour 2006
The next version of Visual Basic, Visual Basic 2005, will include some powerful new features. One of the most interesting is the My language extensions: My.Application, My.Computer, My.Forms, My.Resources, My.Settings, My.User, and My.WebServices. The My language extensions take the idea of helper functions to a whole new level because they include so much functionality out of the box. Called "a speed-dial for the .NET Framework" by the author, the My extensions are a feature you won't want to overlook.
MSDN Magazine May 2004
Smart Device Extensions (SDE) for Visual Studio .NET allow programmers to develop applications for the .NET Compact Framework, a new platform that maintains many of the features of the .NET Framework in a version optimized for handheld devices. This article shows how SDE provides access through Visual Studio .NET to a variety of .NET classes for devices running Windows CE, including classes for creating user interfaces. Data access classes and Web Services for the .NET Compact Framework are also explained. Following that overview, a sample Web Service called XMLList is built. Then the UI-the XMLList client-side application-is created.
MSDN Magazine March 2002
MSDN Magazine June 2000
Visual Studio 2010 lets you create applications that target versions of the Microsoft .NET Framework from 2.0 to 4, and each step in between. We take a look at how multi-targeting works in Visual Studio today, and explain how you should approach multi-targeting in your projects.
MSDN Magazine June 2010
Learn about what's new in Visual Basic 10 straight from a program manager on Microsoft's Visual Basic team. Jonathan Aneja demonstrates time-saving features that help developers get more done with fewer lines of code.
MSDN Magazine April 2010
You'll find direct support for building Windows Azure applications in Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. We'll walk you through using Visual Studio 2010 for the entirety of the Windows Azure application development lifecycle.
Elisa Flasko takes you through a sample weblog application to demonstrate how new improvements in Entity Framework and WCF Data Services work together to simplify the way data is modeled, consumed and produced in Visual Studio 2010.
Dig into the new co- and contravariance features coming in Visual Studio 2010. Binyam Kelile provides hands-on Visual Basic examples to explain how they provide more flexibility when working with generic interfaces and delegates.
MSDN Magazine March 2010
Glenn Block explains how the Managed Extensibility Framework, a new library coming in .NET Framework 4.0, tackles the longstanding issue of building applications and components that can be reused and extended by others. Learn how to build apps that can use new functionality introduced by developers, framework authors and third-party extenders.
MSDN Magazine February 2010
This article is the third in a series about n-tier programming with the Entity Framework, specifically about building custom Web services with the Entity Framework and WCF. This article looks at features coming in the second release of the Entity Framework (EF4) and how you use them to implement the Self-Tracking Entities and Data Transfer Objects (DTOs) n-tier patterns.
MSDN Magazine November 2009
Collection Initializers are a great addition to the language and allows concise syntax in order to initialize both framework and user defined collection types.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
Kenny Kerr sings the praises of the new Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack, which brings modern conveniences to Visual C++.
MSDN Magazine May 2008
With custom form regions in Outlook you can pull in data from designated data sources and truly customize your users' Outlook 2007 experience.
MSDN Magazine Launch 2008
With Visual Basic 9.0, working with XML gets much easier for developers. Here's a look at some of the new features, including LINQ support, XML literals, embedded expressions, XML properties, and XML Schema IntelliSense.
MSDN Magazine February 2008