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Creating PowerShell Cmdlets in VB 2005

Windows PowerShell not only offers a powerful shell and scripting language, but also an easily extensible interface. Here, you will learn that it is relatively simple to extend the shell and language by creating custom cmdlets.

An Introduction To PowerShell

Windows PowerShell replaces the outdated batch files and Windows Scripting Host with a brand new object-oriented shell and scripting language. In this article, you will learn how to retrieve directory and filenames from a specific drive.

SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition: The Little Engine That Can

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition provides relational database functionality for mobile and desktop applications through a lightweight and easily distributable engine. Take a look under the hood.

An Orcas Preview: Go Inside the Next Version of VB

Visual Basic 9 (codename: Orcas) promises exciting new features to make developers' lives easier, especially in the areas of data access and management. Get a feature preview of a few standouts.

A Prize Console-ation in VB 2005

Think console applications are old news? Then you haven't tried the cool new console application features available in VB 2005. Check out some of this author's favorites.

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