Visual Studio 2010 RTM! New Resources, Samples, Videos, + more

Whooo hooooo! It’s been ~2 years in the making but Visual Studio 2010 has been released ! This is my first full product cycle since I started Microsoft and oh what a ride! I’ve been watching live interviews from the Vegas launch event all day on Channel 9 . I’m really pumped about all the awesome resources that we’ve put together for you for launch and I’m looking forward to continuing to share my knowledge on how to build awesome business applications with Visual Studio 2010.

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Visual Studio 2010 RTM! New Resources, Samples, Videos, + more

Office Development with Visual Studio Tutorial Series – Part 4

A couple months ago Robert Green , VSTO MVP, started a series of step-by-step tutorials on building on Office 2007. Part 4 is now published. Thanks Robert! In this fourth part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create an Excel 2007 solution using Visual Studio 2008 that generates reports from a database and allows you to take those reports offline

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Building an Office Business Application Part 2 – Generating Automobile Quotes

In this second part of a series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create a Word 2007 price quote generation solution using Visual Studio 2008.

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Building an Office Business Application Part 2 – Generating Automobile Quotes

New Learning Resources on the VSTO Developer Center (Beth Massi)

Last week we revamped the Learn pages on the VSTO Developer Center with more content that allows you to pivot on more fine-grained topics and tasks under each type of Office solution. We’ve changed the layout of these pages so that you can browse for a type of solution (right now we have Excel , Word , Outlook and Deployment ) and then you can drill down into the specific topics to reveal articles and videos underneath. As you select a topic on the left, the content changes on the right so check it out

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New Learning Resources on the VSTO Developer Center (Beth Massi)

Channel 9 Interview: LINQ Language Deep Dive with Visual Studio 2008

Ever wonder what really happens when you write a simple LINQ query? Dim query = From row In db.Customers _ Where row.Country = "Canada" _ Select row A lot of new language features went into the compilers in Visual Studio 2008 to make even this simple LINQ query work. In this interview I sit down with Jonathan Aneja , a Program Manager on the Visual Basic Compiler team, who dives deep into these features like Type Inference, Anonymous Types, Lambda Expressions, Expressions Trees, and more

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Channel 9 Interview: LINQ Language Deep Dive with Visual Studio 2008

Implementing Validation in WPF on Entity Framework Entities

I’ve blogged before about implementing validation on LINQ to SQL classes as well as how to customize the display of error messages in WPF . In this post I want to show how you can use these same techniques to validate entities coming from the Entity Framework (EF). Like LINQ to SQL classes, Entity Framework entities are implemented as partial classes so that you can extend them with your own code on top of the code that the designers generate for you.

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Implementing Validation in WPF on Entity Framework Entities

Create an Application-Level Add-In to Automate Common Office Tasks

Learn how you can use Visual Studio to build application-level add-ins that automate common Microsoft Office tasks.

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Create an Application-Level Add-In to Automate Common Office Tasks

Use an Outlook Macro to Stop Forgetting the Subject Line [Outlook]

Windows only: Microsoft Outlook is a powerful tool used worldwide by corporate drones—and with a little macro goodness, it will remind you to attach a subject line to your TPS Reports. Adding the new macro requires a number of steps, but when you are finished you'll have a reminder to add in a subject line—just like Gmail has by default.

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MVP Helmut Obertanner contributes code samples to the Outlook Developer Reference!

I am happy to announce that MVP Helmut Obertanner became the first MVP who contributed code samples to the Outlook 2007 Developer Reference on Office Online! The two code samples that Helmut contributed are about the Account object, published in a new topic " How to: Send an E-mail Given the SMTP Address of an Account " and in the Account Object topic. These code samples are in managed code (C# and Visual Basic), which will directly benefit Outlook developers who have switched to using managed code over the last few years.

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MVP Helmut Obertanner contributes code samples to the Outlook Developer Reference!

I am happy to announce that MVP Helmut Obertanner became the first MVP who contributed code samples to the Outlook 2007 Developer Reference on Office Online! The two code samples that Helmut contributed are about the Account object, published in a new topic " How to: Send an E-mail Given the SMTP Address of an Account " and in the Account Object topic. These code samples are in managed code (C# and Visual Basic), which will directly benefit Outlook developers who have switched to using managed code over the last few years

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MVP Helmut Obertanner contributes code samples to the Outlook Developer Reference!