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Orcas June CTP - is out there such CTP?

The answer is yes! Definetely! Microsoft UK made a post:

The Product Group have released an newer version of Visual Studio, but they aren't releasing it as a CTP. It is aimed at fixing a couple of problems for some targeted customers. The reality of this isn't tested or up to the quality of a proper CTP. You can still use this download, but it has some problems and it isn't supported for TFS. I would recommend waiting until Beta 2. Sorry for any confusion I have caused.

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Breaking Changes in .NET Fx Libraries (Update: 7/11/2007)

LINQ to SQL: INotifyPropertyChanged and Column properties have changed, which generates 100+ errors in small projects. You'll need to recreate your LINQ to SQL classes with the renamed LINQ to SQL Classes template.

LINQ to SQL: Jim Wooley reports in a comment that the System.Data.Linq.AttributeMappingSource and System.Data.Linq.XmlMappingSource classes have moved to System.Data.Linq.Mapping.AttributeMappingSource and System.Data.Linq.Mapping.XmlMappingSource respectively. [Note: MappingSource changed to AttributeMappingSource and XmlMapping changed to XmlMappingSource, and namespace prefixes added.]

LINQ to DataSet: The System.Data.DataTableExtensions namespace has moved from System.Data.Entities.dll to System.Data.DataSetExtensions.dll so you must change references.

LINQ to XML: Fixing "Could not load type 'System.Linq.Func`2' from assembly 'System.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089'." exceptions requires adding a reference to System.Linq.DataSetExtensions.dll. This is probably a temporary expedient for the June 2007 CTP.

(via OakLeaf Systems )

Comments (1) -

  • Martin Kulov

    7/15/2007 10:13:13 PM | Reply

    This CTP is highly recommended NOT to be used Smile Especially when the Beta 2 is "just around the corner" Smile I would rather wait a few more weeks as ScotGu said.