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On this page you will find several video series' each with dozens of videos designed for all Visual Basic developers, from the novice to the professional. New videos are added regularly, so check back often.

VS 2010 Visual Basic Language Features Series

The videos in this series demonstrate how to use new and existing features found in Visual Basic 10.

Presented by Charlie Calvert

#4 | Visual Basic 10 grammar
(3 Minutes, 57 Seconds)

Dotfuscator Software Services in Visual Studio 2010

Learn how to use Dotfuscator Software Services CE in Visual Studio 2010 which has a whole new class of features and services based on code injection. Learn about the improvements on the traditional obfuscation functions you may already be using to help you build better software, faster. For more information on Dotfuscator Software Services in Visual Studio 2010 please see the article Using Visual Studio 2010 to Collect Usage, Performance and Stability Information to Improve Software.

 

WPF Forms with Entity Framework Video Series

This how-to video series is focused on data-based application development in Windows Presentation Foundation using Entity Framework for data access in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. It is recommended you watch these videos in order because each one builds upon techniques shown in the previous video.

Presented by Beth Massi

You will need: SQL Server or SQL Server Express and Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 or Visual Basic 2008 Express Service Pack 1

Download Code and Discuss on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wpfdatavideos

These samples use a database called OMS and the script to create it is included in the DAL project folder in the code downloads. To install the database on your local sqlexpress instance, open a command prompt as an administrator and run the following:

>sqlcmd -S .\sqlexpress -i "C:\SampleLocation\CreateDatabaseOMS.sql"

Where SampleLocation is the path to the .sql script. For more information on sqlcmd, please see the MSDN Library.

Note to Express users: Please make sure you install SQL Server Express first.

 

 

WPF Forms over Data Video Series

This how-to video series is focused on data-based application development in Windows Presentation Foundation using Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1.

Presented by Beth Massi

You will need: SQL Server or SQL Server Express and Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 or Visual Basic 2008 Express Service Pack 1

Download Code and Discuss on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wpfdatavideos

Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Series

This how-to video series is focused on the new LINQ language features of Visual Basic 9.0 included in Visual Studio 2008. LINQ stands for Language Integrated Query, and it enables you to write queries over things like objects, databases, and XML in a standard way using new language syntax. Learn how to use this productive new language feature in your Visual Basic programs.

Presented by Beth Massi

Download Code and Discuss on Code Gallery

You will need: Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Basic 2008 Express

These samples use the Northwind database ( Download)

The installer will copy a script to create the Northwind database. To install the database on your local sqlexpress instance, open a command prompt as an administrator and run the following:

>sqlcmd -S .\sqlexpress -i "C:\SQL Server 2000 Sample Databases\instnwnd.sql"

For more information on sqlcmd, please see the MSDN Library.

Note to Express users: Please make sure you install SQL Server Express first.

Forms over Data Video Series

This how-to video series is dedicated to getting Visual Basic developers productive on areas of data-based Windows Application development. The series starts with the basics of database development with SQL-Server 2005 Express then walks through the details of connecting to and querying databases, Windows Forms development basics, Reporting, and Deployment using Visual Basic 2005.

Presented by Beth Massi

Download Code and Discuss on Code Gallery

You will need: SQL Server or SQL Server 2005 Express and Visual Studio or Visual Basic Express

#9 | How Do I: Add Validation?
(8 minutes, 56 seconds)

#13 | How Do I: Print Forms?
(4 minutes, 30 seconds)

#14 | How Do I: Build Reports?
(7 minutes, 22 seconds)

Visual Basic 2008 Forms over Data Videos

These videos continue our series on data-based Windows Application development, now for Visual Basic 2008. Most of the previous 2005 videos are the same experience in Visual Basic 2008, but these videos will highlight the differences and new capabilities.

Presented by Beth Massi

You will need: SQL Server or SQL Server 2005 Express and Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Basic 2008 Express

Download Code and Discuss on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/vbvideosdata

Windows Development Video Series

In this how-to video series Visual Basic developers will learn additional techniques on how to program .NET applications on the Windows platform.

 

Object Binding Video Series

This how-to video series is focused on more advanced data binding techniques using object binding in Visual Basic 2005. The series walks through creating business objects and how to associate them in one-to-many relationships, how to provide searching capabilities and how to enable sorting.

Presented by Beth Massi

Download the Code: Videos 1–3 | Video 4

You will need: Visual Studio or Visual Basic Express

Visual Basic Interop Video Series

This how-to video series is focused on the Interop Forms Toolkit and working with Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 6 together. The Interop Forms Toolkit allows Visual Basic developers to migrate their Visual Basic 6 applications over to .NET using a phased migration strategy. Instead of having to convert the entire VB6 application at once, the toolkit enables .NET Forms and User Controls to run directly in Visual Basic 6 applications so that you can build the pieces that you need over time.

Presented by Beth Massi

Download the Code: Videos 1–3

You will need: Visual Studio and the Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 in addition to Visual Basic 6.0

Security Video Series

In this how-to video series Visual Basic developers will explore a variety of security questions, including encryption, handling attacks, security best practices, and a lot more.

Tutorial: Create a Maze in Visual Basic


This series demonstrates how to create a maze game in which the user has to move the mouse pointer from the start to the finish without touching any of the walls. You will learn how to write code to show a message box, set up event handlers for mouse events, play sounds in a program, and organize code by using classes.

Visual Studio Asynchronous Programming