Josh Fitzgerald

9 articles

A First Look at Visual Studio 2008 Shell

The 2007 TechEd conference had some big announcements concerning Visual Studio. The first announcement introduced the official name of the next version of Visual...

Creating PowerShell Cmdlets in VB 2005

Windows PowerShell not only offers a powerful shell and scripting language, but also an easily extensible interface. PowerShell introduced an object-oriented perspective, specifically a...

An Introduction To PowerShell

Overview Windows PowerShell is a new command-line shell and scripting language created by Microsoft. Why yet another shell, you ask? Well, PowerShell is different. Of...

SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition: The Little Engine That Can

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (SQLce) is the newest version of Microsoft's mobile database solution. SQLce provides relational database functionality for mobile and...

An Orcas Preview: Go Inside the Next Version of VB

Microsoft is promising some exciting new features for Visual Basic 9 (codename: Orcas). The enhancements will include better-integrated support for handling data, increased support...

A Prize Console-ation in VB 2005

Although computer users often view console applications as relics, they are still very much a part of the system administrator's and the power user's...

Custom Exceptions in VB 2005

Structured exception handling was introduced to Visual Basic programmers with the first .NET version of the language. Structured exception handling is important for two...

Create and Share Your Own Code Snippets

One of the most intriguing new features of VB 2005 is IntelliSense Code Snippets. Code snippets make it easy to insert commonly used pieces...

RSS, So Simple with Visual Basic 2005

If you're a developer and use the Internet at all, you've probably heard of RSS by now. The RSS format provides a Web site...

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