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Adding WPF Controls to the Visual Studio 2010 Start Page
Jason posted a great episode on our new 10-4 show on Channel9 that covers customizing the Visual Studio 2010 start page. The start page is defined in XAML (Markup language for Windows Presentation Foundation), so adding new tabs, buttons and other functionality is as easy as editing the XAML in Visual Studio or any text editor. You can do even more than just edit the XAML. Because the start page is using XAML and Windows Presentation Foundation, you can also add your own WPF controls to the mix. ......

Posted On Monday, December 29, 2008 11:46 PM

New Video Podcast Called 10-4
Our team just launched a new video podcast called 10-4 that will cover the new features in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. Episode 1: Downloading and Using the Visual Studio 2010 September CTP For this first episode of 10-4, we’ll look at how to download and use the Virtual PC image of the Visual Studio 2010 September CTP. We’ll give you tips on how to download this massive (7GB+ compressed) VPC, show you how to get past some pesky expiration issues, and get you started with the CTP ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 17, 2008 8:32 PM

How to keep evaluating the Visual Studio 2010 CTP
If you’ve used the Visual Studio 2010 CTP VPC over the last several days, you probably have noticed the warnings about the end of the evaluation period. However, there is a very easy workaround so that you can continue to use the VPC and evaluate this preview of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. Virtual PC allows you to disable the synchronization between the clock in your virtual machine and the clock on your hardware machine. Once the synchronization is disabled, the clock will only ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:39 PM

What is in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0?
Did you see the announcements over the last month on Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0? Are you still wondering what is new and improved in those products? There is a lot! I’ve been developing on .NET since the beta of 1.0 and I can tell you that this release is as exciting as any of the previous releases. There are a lot of improvements both in the technology and the way that we’ll build applications on the .NET Framework. There will be a larger learning curve for this release than for ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 3, 2008 3:39 PM

Back on GWB and Headed to CodeMash
The last several weeks have been a lot of fun. My team at Microsoft was busy supporting the announcements for Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 that happened at PDC and TechEd EMEA. Jason Olson delivered a tremendous series of videos on Channel9 focused on Visual Studio 2010 that followed an earlier, very successful series for Visual Studio Team System produced by Brian Keller. Between the two themed weeks, the videos have 1.2 million views! We finally have some time to breathe and think ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 2, 2008 10:07 PM

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