William R. Vaughn

11 articles

Retraction: The ReportViewer Control Does NOT Support SQL Server 2008 RDL in Local Mode

I was wrong when I wrote part of my article "A First Look at the VS2008 ReportViewer." Actually, I was mislead and believed what...

SQL Server 2008: First Impressions

After the nine-hour download of the real SQL Server 2008 RTM from MSDN completed, I began the task of getting it installed on my...

Adding RDL-Resident Code to Reporting Services Reports

When using the ReportViewer control in Visual Studio (2005 or 2008), you have ample opportunities to craft logic-driven SQL to build the rowset passed...

A First Look at the VS2008 ReportViewer

Now that Visual Studio 2008 has shipped, you finally can get a firm grip on what's there (and what's still missing). One of my...

A Visual Basic Developer Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

I spoke at the local .NET User Group a couple of weeks ago and saw some strangers in the audience. I asked them to...

Choosing the “Right” DBMS Engine

We've had another flurry of developers on the newsgroups and forums asking which database engine they should use. It seems that some of the...

Importing Data into SQL Server

I can't count the number of times I've answered questions in the newsgroups, forums, and from the attendees at the tech conferences that imply...

Applying Business Rules-Here or There?

If memory serves me correctly, in the first Hitchhiker's Guide published in 1995 (is that only 12 years ago?), I began a decade of...

Stitching Up Time Zones

My daughter George up from Texas this week with the grandkids, so I didn't get a lot of work done—but, that's it should be....

Hierarchical TableAdapters 301

One of my Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server (7th Edition) readers commented that he was still having problems setting up a...

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