April 2007

LINQ to SQL is an API that allows querying relational databases. The samples in this post are based on the concepts of: Entity classes (which are instances of Entity Types). Such a class is a regular .NET class that is decorated with the attribute Table and its properties and fields with the attribute Column DataContext,…

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On Saturday, April 22, I delivered a presentation on LINQ at a meeting of the RONUA community in Timisoara. The presentation was focused on sample codes for LINQ to Objects, LINQ to XML and LINQ to SQL. Today I uploaded on the site the presentation and demo programs so that you can download them. Here…

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LINQ offers an API called LINQ to XML, formally known as XLinq, that provides support for working with XML. This API resides in the System.Xml.Linq namespace, and you need to add a reference to the assembly with the same name to be able to use it. If you installed the Orcas March CTP bits, the…

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Since this is a local event, I’ll continue the post in Romanian. Sambata, 21 Aprilie 2007, la ora 09:00 are loc intalnirea membrilor Ronua din Timisoara, la LTHD Corporation, str. Ardeal, Nr. 70. Agenda evenimentului este: 09:00 – 09:10 – Intro si networking 09:10 – 10:10 – Introducere in LINQ Marius BANCILA, MVP VC++, SiemensVDO Automotive…

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I just came across this great site, http://www.mintrubbing.org/, the “official site” of Romanian Mint Rubbing Association. Mint rubbing is: mint rubbing (from Romanian “a freca menta”) – time and life management technique developed in Romania and practiced by millions of people worldwide. This site is dedicated to provide you all the resources need to put…

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Have you ever wondered how many words the Visual Studio IDE has? Or how many words are in the documentation? Well, according to Fabrice Fonk from the MSDN DevWiki project, the numbers are: 1 million words for the IDE over 50 million words in the documentation You can hear it from himself in this video.

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Suppose you have a class foo like this:

And you have a variable f(1, 2, 3) what you watch in your Watch window. The window looks like this: The field Value shows a default expansion of the object, {X=1 Y=2 Z=3}. However, this can be changed by modifying a file called autpexp.dat, located in…

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