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One of the more enjoyable projects a developer can create is a Windows Screen Saver. While this type of project is not generally mainstream, it provides a break from the normal day-to-day routines. Visual Studio 2005 endeavors to provide an easier method for the creation of screen save...
The Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 SDK allows you to build rich, deeply integrated new features into Visual Studio. The functionality you have access to through the SDK is identical to the functionality used by many teams within the Visual Studio organization here in Microsoft to develop ne...
Vista Software today announced a free 2.0.14 update to their widely used VistaDB embedded database engine for Microsoft .NET.
This article covers building .NET applications in Whidbey and manifesting them in Word and Excel documents. This is accomplished with Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO 2005).
Visual Studio Team Architect is a suite of graphical design tools, targeted at architects and developers, to be delivered with Visual Studio 2005. It supports the Visual design and validation of connected systems. Visual Studio Team Architect is an early deliverable from the Dynamic Sy...
In 1991, Microsoft released Visual Basic 1.0 and ushered in a new era of developer productivity. Building graphical user interfaces for Windows applications (which was once the domain of a select few) became instantly accessible to a broad range of developers. Over time, Visual Basic w...
Today's software systems are comprised of numerous distributed services, spanning platforms, protocols, and programming languages, all with significant impact on the operations environment. Moreover, teams have become increasingly specialized and geographically distributed. Successful ...
A common problem faced by companies looking to undertake software development is determining which tools to incorporate into their process. On the surface it sounds like an easy, perhaps even fun, task: to go shopping for cool new software that is going to make the project that much mo...