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This Week's Topics
- Comments from the Editor
- Recently Published Books
- New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru
- Handy List Selection Control that We Use Every Day
- Increment File and Product Version Number: Multiple IDE
- Sort Your Objects by Implementing the IComparable Interface
- Polymorphism and Template-Based Designs
- Hottest Discussions
- New Articles on Developer.com
- Building a Windows Workflow SQL Server Integration Services Activity
- General Solution for a Transparent Control
- OP-ED: The Realities of an Uncertain Economy
- Binding to the Most Recent Visual Studio Libraries
- [Updated] Increment File and Product Version Number: Multiple IDE
Comments from the EditorThis week, I'm attending Microsoft's PDC in California. There are a lot of announcements being made and paradigms being changed in regard to development. Although I'd like to tell you everything being said and announced, I'd have to skip out on sessions to do so. Rather than send you a long editorial, I've written up an overview of some of the comments that have been made to this point. You can check these out at in my notes posted to Codeguru.com. These are posted as Notes from PDC 2008. You'll find I talk about Windows Azure, C# 4.0, Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010, WPF, Silverlight, and more!
Until next week...
Recently Published BooksFor those of you keeping up by reading books. The following are just a few of the new books that have been recently released. If you've read any of these, feel free to write a review to be posted on CodeGuru. See the submission guidelines.
C# Programming Language (3rd Edition)
By Anders Hejlsberg, et. al. for Addison-Wesley
800 pages for $44.99
Better organized and more complete.
C# 3.0 Unleashed
By Joe Mayo for Sams Publishing
1056 pages for $49.99
C# 3.0: For .NET Framework 3.5
By Mark Michaelis for Addison-Wesley
800 pages for $49.99
New & Updated Articles on CodeGuruFollowing are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru. If you are interested in submitting your own article for inclusion on the site, then you will find guidelines here.
a Windows Workflow SQL Server Integration Services
By Jeffrey Juday
Learn to how to make SQL Server Integration Services a part of Windows Workflow Foundation.
Solution for a Transparent Control
Discover a very simple, integrated method to make a control, such as static, button, sliderctrl, and progress control transparent in a dialog box.
The Realities of an Uncertain Economy
By Paul Kimmel
When handed a crate of lemons, make lemonade. Success in a tough economic climate is about perspective and attitude.
to the Most Recent Visual Studio Libraries
By Marc Gregoire
Explore how to let your applications bind to the most recent version of the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Libraries.
Increment File and Product Version Number: Multiple
By Jordan Walters
Learn about an add-in to automatically increment the FileVersion and ProductVersion fields in your application's files.
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New Articles on Developer.comStubbing For Fun, Profit, and Survival
By Scott Nelson
The importance of stubbed methods is often misunderstood, leading to approaches that hinder development progress. Learn why this common technique is key to a project's success and a variety of approaches to adapt in your daily development.
Agile concepts from a phase perspective
By Greg Smith & Ahmed Sidky
Be nimble with your Agile projects. Learn how here.
of the Vector Dot Product
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn how to use the dot product to compute nine different angles of interest that a vector makes with various elements in 3D space, to find six of the infinite set of vectors that are perpendicular to a given vector, and to perform back-face culling of an image.