Tag | Visual Studio 2008 Posts

Now that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 have officially shipped, it's time to start looking at the additional products and tools that build on top of that foundation. Scott Guthrie has an excellent post that details the roadmap for the Web related products. The biggest announcement is that the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions will have it's first public preview available sometime next week. If you don't know what the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions are, here is the list (taken from Scott's post): ASP.NET MVC: This ...
The community is buzzing with the news about Silverlight 1.1 being re-versioned to 2.0; I really think it makes sense, given what will be added to the platform until next year. Read the rest of this entry » ...
Well, just within couple of days after I posted the .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Download Links, .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 became RTM. What does this mean? You now have the released version out which you can download and start using for serious application development. Before I post the download links, I want to mention that there are a few steps you would want to ensure before installing the RTM Version. 1. Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 or any earlier version manually 2. Uninstall ...
UPDATE (12/17/2007): My blog has moved. This post is now located at: http://jason.whitehorn.ws/2... A Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest will be held this Monday (12/3/2007) in Tulsa Oklahoma. The event is sponsored in part by TulsaDevelopers.NET. I will be at the event, so if you see me let me know ...
Once things calm down around here I'll actually get to posting code again. Soon enough and hopefully this week. Anyhow... As Scott Hanselman noted in his blog post this morning, there is an Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest at the Microsoft office in Reston, VA on December 12th. Here is the scoop: Come join Andrew Duthie for a night of installing Visual Studio 2008 90 day trial edition at the Microsoft Reston Office and a voucher for the full version. Also, games and networking will be there, so bring ...
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 ...
Spent the weekend so far using the new release of Visual Studio 2008 and ASP.NET AJAX. More specifically, I have been using the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit. Adding the new controls to your VS2008 toolbox is a straight-forward process, but when I added them - at first everything was fine - but after a few hours they seemed to magically disappear. Trying to add them again didn't seem to do anything at all as nothing changed. Right-clicking on the VS2008 toolbox and selecting Show All actually did ...
MSDN Subscribers: Get Visual Studio 2008 RTM Now Get it here first! With Visual Studio 2008, you can develop connected, compelling applications for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office system, mobile devices, and the Web ...
Installed Visual Studio 2008 yesterday and it so far it seems to reach my expectations. Im looking forward to playing with all these new things; LINQ, anonymous types etc. However I got really dazzled to why my imported .NET 2.0 projects from Visual Studio 2005 behaved REALLY slow in 2008. I could hardly edit any code and loading the designer took forever. By re-creating the project from scratch and import the old files it now works as usual. Perhaps anyone knows the cause of this behavior ...
We are delivering an ASP.NET Developer Webcast Series next week. Last quarter we delivered a similar web developer webcast series where we covered some of the new things that are coming up in Visual Studio 2008 for Web Developers, ASP.NET "Futures", ASP.NET 2.0 Deployment Tips and Tricks as well as AJAX Enabling ASP.NET 2.0 Applications. You can view all of these recorded webcasts at our On Demand Page Click on the ASP.NET link under the "By Series" section in the left and you would find all of the ...
With the deluge of blog posts talking about the recently releases of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5, Scott Guthrie talks about the steps to uninstall the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 release you should follow before installing the final release. It's great that Scott has put together this list since it not only tells you all of the components that are installed when you install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 but also tells you the order to uninstall them. This post also indirectly brings to ...
I'd like to introduce you to Sophia, future developer and blogger extraordinaire. She's only 22 weeks old, but as you can clearly tell from this picture she is very precocious. When I mentioned I was downloading Visual Studio 2008 tonight, she was so excited that she kicked and startled her Mommy. I didn't have the heart to tell her that my first attempt at installing it failed. While waiting for Sophia to be born, I've taken it upon myself to learn a few interesting facts about pregnancy. Here's ...
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... ...
This is my first test post with Windows Live Writer 2008. I hope it will not mess up when I paste source code .... But back to business. VS2008 formerly known as Orcas is out! It is just great and has many cool features inside it. You can download various editions of Visual Studio 2008 at the following locations. One of the best features are Language Integrated Queries (LINQ). The first question that does arise is if LINQ to Objects is able to replace common for loops in terms of performance in every ...
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 ...
Along with Visual Studio 2008 becoming available for download off of MSDN - there are a whole slew of new products (some free) that are now available with this new release. A release of VS2008 also means that the RTM (or final) release of the .NET Framework 3.5 is out and available for download. It is important to note that if you install VS2008, that it will install the .NET Framework 3.5 for you, so you won't have to make this additional install. In addition to the .NET Framework 3.5 and VS2008, ...
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 ...
You will now find that Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2008 on MSDN for certain subscribers. It will be there soon for everyone, but if you are a Volume User on MSDN, then you might not find it there yet (as of yesterday). I was pretty excited for this release. Once installed, I had to also install JetBrain's ReSharper and it requires you to do a command line install. Once the .msi for ReSharper is on your machine, you will have to use the following command to install it for VS2008. msiexec ...
*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 ...
So very cool... One of my favorite bloggers (and developer/manager extraordinaire), Scott Guthrie, posted a response on my blog. Looks like he really cares about the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Release (and it does not go unnoticed here.) Anyway, I will hold off writing about Silverlight until it becomes available. Thanks again, Scott. Jonathan ...
Visual Studio 2008 To Come Next Week (Or so...) Get your RTM here! Rumor: VS2008 bits on MSDN VS2008 Bits Technorati VS2008 RTM: Confirmed Visual Web Developer Express 2008 RTM Get your download engine running, VS/TFS 2008 is now available on MSDN! VS2008, .NET 3.5, and 2008 Express versions released today -- Scott Guthrie Silverlight 1.1 NOTE! VS2008 Released! RTM Confusion Visual Studio 2008 Released Oh, and maybe someone should drop these guys an e-mail and let them know the beta is over. .NET ...
Today Visual Studio 2008 went RTM and made available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Most of the morning, MSDN had problems keeping up with demand and was down until around 10AM EST. I finally got mine installed around 10:30 or so this morning and so far so good. It was just frustrating while I was getting ASP.NET server errors exposed to me while I am trying. Scott Guthrie has a pretty good post on the release ...
Hey all, it's official, VS and TFS 2008 are available today for download, there are so many new things it's hard to do the product justice in a simple blog. I've had the pleasure of testing and giving Microsoft a lot of feedback on this and future release of VSTS and I'm happy to say they listen to our feedback. Feel free to send me your comments I'll make sure they are aware of them. Jeff as a great post on all the new feature available Visual Studio Team System 2008 ships! so go have a look. Brian ...
*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 ...
During my sessions and webcasts, I make it a point that I provide the download URLs so that developers can go back and install the same and try out the features that we demoed. Many times people make a note of the same but forget to download due to lack to time, missing the links etc., As much as we internally find it hard to get the exact links, I am sure it would be worse externally for you folks to get a list of items to be downloaded and the corresponding links unless you spend a lot of time. ...
The November Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GCNUG), held at Cambar Solutions in Charleston, SC on November 15th, had an excellent INETA speaker, Stephen Walther - http://www.superexpert.com/ . The topic was (1) Advanced ASP.NET AJAX : Building Pure Client-Side AJAX Applications. In this talk, you learn how to take advantage of the Microsoft AJAX Library to build pure client-side AJAX applications. First, you are provided with an overview of the Microsoft AJAX Library. You learn how to take advantage ...
Another Microsoft step toward the synchronization of data I think it’s a great technology on Microsoft platform. It’s a comprehensive synchronization platform independent from any data type, any data store and transfer protocol and network topology. Microsoft Sync Framework will be ship with Visual Studio 2008 with other technologies like Language Integrated Query (LINQ), Tools for Microsoft Office and multi supported .Net Framework version. Microsoft Sync Framework provides a platform that support ...
Back Links LINQ Overview, part zero Forward Links LINQ Overview, part two (Lambda Expressions) In part zero I stated my intentions, now it is time to act. If you've ever programmed in C (no, I didn't forget the #) you may have had a function prototype laying around similar to: int Deposit(struct account *acct, double amnt); If one were to rewrite this today in C# you'd probably have a class to represent accounts and your method definition would just be: public void Deposit(double amount) You would ...
Forward links LINQ Overview, part one (Extension Methods) LINQ Overview, part two (Lambda Expressions) I realize that these next few posts may be late to the game. The LINQ CTPs for .NET 3.0 have been out for quite a while and everyone already knows about the massive amount of improvements Microsoft made in the Beta1 & Beta2 releases of .NET 3.5. Further, we are supposedly less than a month away from seeing the official Visual Studio 2008 release. All that being said I am going to spend a little ...
More from TechEd... Popfly Explorer has debuted into beta on the heels of Microsoft announcing the release to manufacturing dates for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. At Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona, Spain, the Redmond company revealed that both Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 are planned for general availability by the end of November. At the same time, Microsoft also unveiled the release of the first Community Technology Preview of Sync Framework as ...
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 ...

During the keynote address at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona, Microsoft officially announced that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 will be released by the end of November 2007. The .NET Framework 3.5 will also be available separately from Microsoft Update. The global launch event is still scheduled for February 27, 2008.

My first and only session of the day was TLA201 A Tour of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. After that I got unfotunately distracted by some project issues. Daniel Moth made an overview of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, pointing out some of the key features: - .NET 3.5 Framework is additive to the current versions of Framework (no changes in CLR) _ Visual Studio 2008 support the multitargeting, so that the new language features can be integrated into current 2.0/3.0 projects. ...
Here is a short summary from the keynote, and a whole lot of new things have been announced - Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 (available in november) - Microsoft Sync Framework (CTP available today) for the online/offline synchornization of appplications. - Software + Service Blueprints - Microsoft Popfly Explorer Beta - Open licensing for Visual Studio IDE We have seen a demo of a Contoso Food ASP.NET Application which demonstrated some of the cool new features from the Visual Studio like ...
Ever since attending the C# 3.0: Beyond LINQ presentation at Desert Code Camp (excellent presentation Donald), I've been a little more wary of a couple of the new features introduced by C# 3.0. I wanted to go over them and point out some of the pitfalls that they can lead to. Note that I'm not trying to discourage its use - BUT - if you know how something works in the underlying technology, you're more likely to choose the correct techniques for a given situation. All static code analysis and time ...
Following my earlier post, here is my first post on Dynamic Data Controls in ASP.NET "Futures" July 2007 CTP. Once you install ASP.NET "Futures" from http://www.asp.net/ajax/dow... (scroll down to the bottom and you would find the download link) you would get a set of new templates "ASP.NET Futures Website" and "Dynamic Data Website" when you select "File - New - Website" in Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. Once you select "Dynamic Data Website" template it creates a Dynamic Data ...
Of late I havent been blogging much because of my extensive travel and meeting developer and architect folks across the country. But I couldnt resist further before writing on ASP.NET "Futures" If you have been to the http://www.asp.net/ajax/dow... site and bothered to scroll down a bit, you would have noticed that there is an "ASP.NET Futures (July 2007)" CTP Download link. ASP.NET "Futures" has an exciting bunch of controls and features that would make web developers' life pretty cool. This ...
We know many of you have been testing the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images, http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... It has been brought to our attention that the current Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images will expire on November 1, 2007, rather than March 15, 2008 as originally announced. It is strongly encouraged that you take all necessary steps before November 1, 2007 to back up all your projects and move your Team Foundation Server data to an alternate location. For instructions ...
I just came across a post by Tim Sneath announcing the WPF Virtual Bootcamp. This is a three-day virtual training course that covers all aspects of WPF as part of MIX University. The best part about this bootcamp is that it's completely free. This was originally delivered on the Redmond campus earlier this year to a small invited audience and features: A keynote from Ian Ellison-Taylor, the general manager responsible for WPF, Silverlight and client platform tools. Introductory sessions on core WPF ...
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 ...
A Couple older links and one absolutely fantastic new one, I'll save it for last :) I found a couple older posts by Jeff Prosise that are still relevant: VS2008 and SL 1.1 and Game of Life in SL 1.1; Some animation code from Mossy Blog; and the one I can't stop playing with: SilverlightVR 360 by Michael Washington and Jeff Paries -- I won't attempt to do it justice... go run the app! From SilverlightCream.com: Lessons from the Trenches: Visual Studio 2008 and Silverlight 1.1 This is a good write-up ...
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 ...
I posted a 50 minutes screencast on my website, with a demo involving Expression Design, Expression Blend and Visual Studio 2008 to demonstrate the workflow between the designer, the developer and the WPF integrator in a WPF project. In this demo, I build the foundation for a PDA application from scratch, using VisualBrushes, ControlTemplates, Animations, Gradients, etc... I also use a 2-DLLs architecture, one of them containing all the resources needed to create a new "skin" for the application, ...
The excellent Nathan Dunlap posted on the 18th of September about Blend September CTP, and the new features he likes. It's very much in line with what I have been thinking too since I tried this latest edition, so I am not going to repeat it, just go ahead and read his post. (By the way, it's good to see Nathan blogging more lately, very happy about that :-) Read the rest of this entry » ...
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 ...

"AH, what?" you say? Well, it was announced a short time ago that Microsoft will be releasing the source code for the .NET Framework with Visual Studio 2008 later this year. And that's not all.

For the complete story, check out my complete post on the topic here: http://blog.dennyboynton.com/PermaLink,guid,79563190-ddd1-4eab-b583-f67d82eda94f.aspx

 

For those of you who are still developing with Visual Studio 2003 and .NET 1.x and want to take advantage of the enhancements in Visual Studio 2008 may have thought they were out of luck. There are breaking changes between the versions of the CLR and the Framework itself. Daniel Moth provides an excellent post that describes some of the issues facing you and provides a list of resources to help with the migration, including some lists of breaking changes between .NET 1.1 and 2.0 ...
One of the new features in Visual Studio 2008 is the ability to target a project to any version of the .NET Framework from 2.0 and up. This is an excellent feature as it allows the entire development team to work with the same version of the IDE. Since it's a project based setting, it also allows you to mix projects in the same solution. The interesting thing about multi-targeting is that it potentially allows developers to share projects across different versions of the IDE as well. Starting with ...
One of the new features coming up in Visual Studio 2008, is the ability to ignore spaces in declaration statements. This was a bug opened on the Microsoft Connect site a long time ago and it is finally getting some work done to fix it. Unfortunately, even in Visual Studio 2008, we won't have full alignment options like the ability to control how individual symbols are aligned in the editor, but there will be some help for aligning declaration statements. This isn't in the Beta 2 release, but it will ...
Jason Zander is moving from the .NET team to lead the Visual Studio team. This covers a lot of products: Mobile (VSD and NETCF) Phoenix C++, C#, VB, JavaScript DLR (including IronRuby and IronPython) Office Tools (VSTO/VSTA) the core VS IDE platform Popfly With the release of Visual Studio 2008 wrapping up, Jason will start looking at the next release of Visual Studio which will ship after Rosario ...