Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Programming by Jamie Plenderleith

By Jamie Plenderleith

This booklet was once the sort of shock. I have been operating in visible Studio 2008, writing a pair home windows varieties functions, and that i learned that i do not comprehend a lot in any respect concerning the IDE. whilst I went reckoning on Amazon, I selected this booklet for a few unknown cause. And, really, it does not spend a lot time at the types of issues for which i purchased it.

But what it does--magnificently--is let you know approximately every little thing that Microsoft is utilizing visible Studio 2008 for. it really is, accordingly, an advent (and genuine code) to such entities because the new language good points (for either VB and C#), WPF, XAML, XML, LINQ, ADO.NET (I did not comprehend it used to be nonetheless around--it's now the basis for Entity Framework), multi-threading, a big part on lively listing programming (clearly the uniqueness of 1 or either one of the boys), developing or facing home windows providers, debugging (I had no inspiration there's lots there), deploying home windows functions (I used ClickOnce, myself, and wish to determine extra approximately it), ASP.NET deployment, and diverse different issues (including the workforce System).

My simply grievance is that a number of the examples are in VB, and that i don't desire to accommodate VB. The examples are brief sufficient that this is just not an excessive amount of of an annoyance, yet i would not have minded entry to C# models of all code. either boys are MVPs in visible simple, so their choice isn't really suprising no matter if it's also no longer understandable.

So, do not get this to profit what the entire buttons on visible Studio 2008 are for. software aid may still do this for us, i suppose. yet get it to truly dip your ft in every thing happening in Microsoft improvement nowadays, and for many of this, that have (however tiny) could be a job-saver.

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5, both WPF XAML Browser Applications (XBAPs) and standalone WPF applications can exchange HTTP cookies with web servers. NET AJAX; managed wrappers for WMI and Active Directory APIs; and more. Some of these new features are beyond the scope of this book. 5 is to extend the level of abstraction for database programming, which removes the mismatch between data models and development languages that programmers use to write software applications. 5 Entity Framework (EF). NET family of technologies.

Figure 3-4: Example of column spanning and row spanning Of course, each cell could contain anything, not just buttons. jpg results in a picture being inserted into the cell, as shown in Figure 3-5 . Figure 3-5: The WPF application displaying an image instead of a button As we can see from the previous example, the sizing of the image inside the cell is not perfect. By modifying the row and column definitions to include automatic sizing parameters we can correctly resize the image. ColumnDefinitions> When running the application now, you’ll notice that there are no white margins around the image, and the rows and columns have resized accordingly, as shown in Figure 3-6 .

WPF also includes a set of drawing (2D and 3D) tools, vector and raster graphics components, and tools for animation, video, and audio. NET. From a developer’s point of view, though, the public API is the only managed code to be concerned with. Most of the managed code that comprises WPF is contained internally. When run, a WPF application launches two threads, a background thread for rendering and repainting, and a foreground thread for managing the UI. The background rendering and repainting thread handles these tasks automatically, with no intervention by the user or special coding required by the developer.

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