Cool Features of Visual Studio 2008 – Part 2

It took almost a month and half for me to present Part-2. In second part, I would introduce LINQ, VB 9 and C# 3.0.

Part-2 of this series covers the following topics:

  • LINQ – Language Integrated Query
  • VB.NET: Implicit types
  • VB.NET: Extension Methods
  • VB.NET: IntelliSense
  • C# 3.0: Implicit typed local variables
  • C# 3.0 Object Initializers
  • C# 3.0 : Collection Initializers
  • C# 3.0: Anonymous Types
  • C# 3.0: Lambda Expression

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Cool Features of Visual Studio 2008 – Part 1

Visual Studio 2008 promises numerous improvements for Visual Basic, a data query called the Language Integrated Query (LINQ), a new Entity Framework for ADO.NET and updated tools for ASP.NET AJAX and Office 2007 development.

This series examines the IDE’s new features . This article looks at the improvements to the IDE and the aforementioned ADO.NET Entity Framework. Also we look looks at what’s new in Visual Basic 9 and LINQ; as you will see, these two concepts are closely related. All the new features in C# 3.0 are also discussed more clearly in further parts.

Part-1 of this series covers the following topics:

  • Multi-targeting
  • N-tier application development
  • Transparent Intellisense Mode
  • CSS Style Manager
  • Split view
  • Web Designer, Editing and CSS Support
  • JavaScript debugging
  • Project Designer
  • ASP.NET AJAX and VSTO for Office 2007
  • The ADO.NET Entity Framework

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