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    Yair Alan Griver [MS] Guest

    yag's status report - April 18, 2002

    Status Report - April 18, 2002


    I've been spending a lot of time working on different things for the next
    version of VB, as well as doing a lot of presentations internally on
    community efforts that are going on (kinda the internal version of these
    status reports). The highlights for the week:


    1. We posted a new page on the Visual Basic Website that describes the
    feature differences between Visual Basic .NET Standard Edition and Visual
    Studio .NET Professional Edition:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/howtobuy/choosing.asp



    This page provides a feature-by-feature comparison between the two editions
    and is intended to help VB customers decide which edition of VB .NET best
    suits their needs. For customers interested in a feature comparison of VS
    ..NET Pro, Enterprise Developer, and Enterprise Architect, this information
    can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/ho.../choosing.asp.



    2. Reviews of community efforts in the group as well as discussions on how
    to continue to improve things.



    3. The specs for the 3rd party community site have been completed (well, 98%
    <g>), and the budget has been approved. We start work in the next 2 weeks
    and hope to have an initial version up soon after that. Watch this space for
    more info.



    A recap from last week. we've been hearing from people that more small
    samples that can be copy and pasted into your code would be great. I'd love
    to hear from you about what types of samples you think would be helpful.
    Just reply to the newsgroup/discussion and let me know.

    -yag


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    --

    Yair Alan Griver
    Lead PM/Evangelist
    Microsoft Corporation

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.



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    John Butler Guest

    Re: yag's status report - April 18, 2002


    "Yair Alan Griver [MS]" <yag@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3cbf3a3b@10.1.10.29...
    > A recap from last week. we've been hearing from people that more small
    > samples that can be copy and pasted into your code would be great. I'd

    love
    > to hear from you about what types of samples you think would be helpful.
    > Just reply to the newsgroup/discussion and let me know.


    Yag

    In contrast to the above:

    One of the major holes in the sample base (IMHO) right now, is the lack of
    "serious" examples. There are many good samples on how to do simple things,
    like open an SQLAdapter and return a recordset yada yada. There is a serious
    lack of solid examples on how to do more meaty things. For example, open a
    couple of tables, establish relationships between them, allow the user to
    edit them in a parent-child datagrid and then write them all back to the
    database in the best possible way. (ie what is the most efficient/effective
    way to do this etc).

    If there ARE a lot of solid, hard-code examples of how to do things, then
    they're not easy enough to find. Trawling MSDN, I've found many promising
    looking articles which, upon examination, are actually very lightweight and
    don't delve into enough detail to be seriously useful. The platform is new
    and all that, and I guess things will flesh out over time, but if you're
    trying to make .NET work right now in a project (which we are), the more
    solid code examples (and particularly: best practises) there are, the
    better!

    regards
    John Butler




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    Yair Alan Griver [MS] Guest

    Re: yag's status report - April 18, 2002

    Thanks for the message, John. I'll get this to the folks handling the
    samples...

    yag

    --

    Yair Alan Griver
    Lead PM/Evangelist
    Microsoft Corporation

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    "John Butler" <nospamjrbutler@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:3cd99ecc$1@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > "Yair Alan Griver [MS]" <yag@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3cbf3a3b@10.1.10.29...
    > > A recap from last week. we've been hearing from people that more small
    > > samples that can be copy and pasted into your code would be great. I'd

    > love
    > > to hear from you about what types of samples you think would be helpful.
    > > Just reply to the newsgroup/discussion and let me know.

    >
    > Yag
    >
    > In contrast to the above:
    >
    > One of the major holes in the sample base (IMHO) right now, is the lack of
    > "serious" examples. There are many good samples on how to do simple

    things,
    > like open an SQLAdapter and return a recordset yada yada. There is a

    serious
    > lack of solid examples on how to do more meaty things. For example, open a
    > couple of tables, establish relationships between them, allow the user to
    > edit them in a parent-child datagrid and then write them all back to the
    > database in the best possible way. (ie what is the most

    efficient/effective
    > way to do this etc).
    >
    > If there ARE a lot of solid, hard-code examples of how to do things, then
    > they're not easy enough to find. Trawling MSDN, I've found many promising
    > looking articles which, upon examination, are actually very lightweight

    and
    > don't delve into enough detail to be seriously useful. The platform is new
    > and all that, and I guess things will flesh out over time, but if you're
    > trying to make .NET work right now in a project (which we are), the more
    > solid code examples (and particularly: best practises) there are, the
    > better!
    >
    > regards
    > John Butler
    >
    >
    >
    >



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