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Visual Basic Section Index
Gain a solid understanding of what Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is and isn't and what it can do for you.
William Vaughn clarifies a misunderstanding regarding the ReportViewer Control.
LINQ to SQL eliminates SQL Injection Attacks and is easier to use than straight SQL to boot.
The .NET framework is full of small, discrete, and useful classes and big chunky bits. When you start combining the chunky bits, like LINQ to SQL and Windows Communication Foundation, things get interesting real fast.
Developers working at all levels of experience can take advantage of this technique. Discover how to invoke a stored procedure with parameters using the AddWithValue method of the SqlParameterCollection to define SQL parameters in one step.
ADO.NET 3.0 and the ADO.NET Entity Framework are designed to let you spend less time writing SQL and database plumbing code and more time working in the space of the problem you are trying to solve.
By using LINQ for XML for Objects (aka LINQ to XSD), you can define an XML document and an XML Schema that then can be treated like any other data repository. Discover how Visual Studio makes this easy by generating strongly typed object wrappers that are easy to use.
VB.NET can do anything C# can do. VB.NET is a first class language with all of the object-oriented elements that support mega-enterprise software development. Why then do some outspoken VB programmers feel like they are treated like second class citizens? I say it's a state of mind.
Learn how to make Visual Studio Team Suite Database Edition part of your development process.