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On VB author Joe Kunk shows how you can quickly discover the orientation of an unknown database using dynamic queries.
Windows 7 contains a number of UI improvements to the classic taskbar. One very useful feature for quickly launching an application with its associated files is Jump Lists. In this issue, we'll look at how you can utilize Jump Lists in your own Windows 7 applications.
Sometimes, when the user clicks on a menu choice, you want to pass some data based on the page's content. Here's how to dynamically alter a menu control based on the data on the page.
Joe Kunk looks at how to manage a numeric system that extends to the entire alphabet.
In part 2 of his series on Web performance testing and load testing in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, Ben Day explains how to set up a load test rig to determine how well your application performs with multiple users.
We explore the WCF service boundary after upgrading sample applications to Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 4.
Patrick Steele shows how you can realize major performance gains when working with large images by using memory-mapped files.
Performance testing and debugging is a major focus of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate.
Continuing his investigation of what works and doesn't work with the AJAX library and .NET 4, Peter Vogel continues to explore how to retrieve data from the client... and discovers that it can be very easily done.
On VB columnist Joe Kunk shows you how to use the power of Silverlight 4 COM automation and local file system access to turn Microsoft Word into a report writer for Silverlight.
Learn how you can store history information for the user on the local client PC in a sandboxed Silverlight 3 application.
Kathleen Dollard shows how to improve development using T4 code generation and in-line DSL as a localized development tool.
Kathleen Dollard shows how to display a list of complex bound criteria, including data, child data and photos for each item, in Silverlight.
VS2010 Architecture Explorer Edition includes DGML, a powerful, yet easy to use, tool for visualizing almost anything.
Explore the nuances of using WCF Services with Silverlight, and learn troubleshooting tips for working with Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.
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