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Brief Description


This site contains VS2008 sample code from the STB International CPE team projects in cooperation with academic partners worldwide.

Overview of Samples Developed by Academia


The STB International CPE team has reached out to engage communities in the Academia space around the globe. In cooperation with Microsoft’s local offices, it has forged partnerships with local universities and Microsoft Student Partners to develop sample applications and Visual Studio add-ons, with the goal of helping students learn the newest Microsoft technologies. These student-developed add-ons/samples showcase Visual Studio 2008’s newest features as well as other technologies such as Silverlight. They also help Microsoft meet customer demands both for more samples, or and for samples specific to regional markets.

The first of several scheduled add-ons/samples have been completed, and are described below. Further information (including localized descriptions) and a download is available by clicking on the sample links below, and then navigating to the Releases tab on the respective page. More samples will be available in the coming months.

If you are interested in reviewing these applications and providing feedback to the students during the development phase, please contact the VS Samples with Academia Project Team. We currently have active projects in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan and China.

Sample Descriptions


Visual LINQ Query Builder: The Visual LINQ Query Builder has comparable functionality to the Visual Studio SQL Query Builder (entities selection, properties selection, relationships recognition and so forth) and helps you visually build LINQ to SQL queries. Visual LINQ Query Builder Page

VS 2008 Simplified Chinese Sample: Chinese Lunar Calendar: This sample application provides users running Simplified Chinese Windows XP with Chinese Lunar Calendar information in a transparent window on the desktop. Please note: those running other language versions of XP will only see a Western Calendar. Chinese Lunar Calendar Page

VS 2008 Simplified Chinese Sample: Chinese User Validation Model: The User Validation sample is typical of a web application for validating users in a web portal. This particular sample validates the user’s Chinese Identification Number. Chinese User Validation Sample Page

VS 2008 Simplified Chinese Sample: Hua-Rong-Dao: This mobile device game was developed using some of the new features in Visual Studio 2008. It shows the great support and productivity with mobile device development using the latest Microsoft Developer tool suite. Hua-Rong-Dao Page

Silverlight 2 Simplified Chinese Sample: Personal Library: The Personal Library sample is a typical Silverlight application. It displays Silverlight 2 SDK Documents with a friendly effect in a web browser. It uses Silverlight 2 features such as special effects, animation, Globalization and localization of Silverlight2, and also makes use of other tools provided by Microsoft for Silverlight 2 (e.g VS 2008, Express Blend, and Deep Zoom Composer). The Personal Library sample delivers some key innovations; for instance, it allows a user to transfer compiled HTML content to Silverlight 2 XAML, using XPS. Personal Library Page

Silverlight 2 Simplified Chinese Sample: PhotoBlog: The PhotoBlog sample is a web application which allows photography enthusiasts to display photos, exchange experiences and share comments. This sample demonstrates how Silverlight can increase efficiency and productivity in user interactions. It employs a variety of technologies and features found in Silverlight, including Globalization and Localization, XAML, LinQ, and Web Service. PhotoBlog Page

UTN Mobile Mall: UTN Mobile Mall is a services platform built on top of a .NET Framework desktop and mobile infrastructure. This sample shows the dynamic generation of WCF web services and .NET Compact Framework applications by using high level graphical designers. UTN Mobile Mall enables non-technical users to design and implement web services and mobile applications using simple designers implemented on WPF and Silverlight. UTN Mobile Mall Page UTM Mobile Mall Page (ES)

Trian.Whiteboard: Trian.Whiteboard provides collaboration support by means of a system- and platform-independent whiteboard, using Silverlight. This sample is a collaboration application with its technical background and architecture, requiring only a browser for individual collaborators.
. Trian.Whiteboard Page
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