I know this isn’t BI or database related, but I still enjoy checking out the development stuff from time-to-time. The VB team has released a new Power Pack for Visual Basic and the new item that they have added is the DataRepeater control. Very cool. This allows you to drag-and-drop a dataset within the control and lay the data out the way you want it displayed. You are not restricted like with a grid control. You can put the data in a vertical or horizontal format and then in runtime the data will simply be repeated within the control for each row just like you placed it on the form.
Check out a quick 9 minute video on it on the MSDN “How Do I” Videos site if you are interested in this new control.
Watch the screencast(WMV) Go to the main site for this video to download it or get the code – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/cc411420.aspx.
Check out other great videos here – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/bb466226.aspx.