Arizona .NET User Group Presentation

Last night I presented a few topics on ADO.NET 2.0 and the SQLCLR to the Arizona .NET User Group (

It was a fun evening with about 30+ folks in attendance, and all eager to see Whidbey and Yukon in action. I began by explaining what VirtualPC is, and why it’s important for running alpha and beta software on a production laptop!

I demonstrated 3 areas – (1) drag/drop data-binding, showing the new DbTable, Form DataSources, and DataSet editor, (2) SqlNotification object, allowing a form to be notified when a change to the data has been made on the back-end, and (3) how to create and host a User Defined Function (UDF) in Yukon — one that was written in VB.NET.

The files for the demonstration (minus Whidbey and Yukon, of course!) can be found here.

Everyone, including me, was blown away when they first see this. The integration between Whidbey and Yukon runs very deep, as it witnessed by that 3rd demonstration.

Look for an MSDN article from me on this in the near future.