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Beth Massi is a Senior Program Manager on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft and a community champion for business application developers. Learn more about Beth.
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I'm up in Vancouver at DevTeach and I have to say that so far it's been a great conference! I did a demo of my Visual Studio Tip of the Day browser and built an add-in (like I showed here) for part of the keynote with Ken Levy of the VSX team. This morning I open up VS and low and behold, Sara's next tip mentions my add-in and the conference! Weird, I'm reading about my add-in in my add-in :-).
The TOTD browser is a great example of using LINQ to XML in Visual Basic so I encourage you to download it and have a look at how easy this was to do with LINQ. Also, Sara will be meeting me up here this evening for a panel discussion with Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin on Open Source. Thanks Sara! I owe you some good Canadian beer after the panel ;-).
Yesterday I also did a session on migration strategies for VB6 apps to .NET. I talked about a decision framework and then showed a ton of code that demonstrated interop between VB6 and VB.NET using the Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0. I also showed a couple ways to approach debugging as well as showed how to deal with application config settings.
I was surprised by how many people came to the talk and how well received it was. There's a lot of great VB developers here in Canada. If you're scratching your head about how to approach a migration project, please check out the Toolkit and these posts for more information.
Later today I'm doing a session on What's New in Visual Basic 9 and it should be LOADS of fun. I have a few surprises planned :-).
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I think I've blogged myself into a recursion. http://blogs.msdn.com/bethmassi/archive/2007/11/28/first-day-at-devteach.aspx
I think I've blogged myself into a recursion. http://blogs.msdn.com/bethmassi/archive/2007/11/28
>Later today I'm doing a session on What's New in
>Visual Basic 9 and it should be LOADS of fun. I
>have a few surprises planned :-).
It was fun! By surprise, did you mean the crowd roar sound effects?
LOL. Hey Ken,
No the surprise was the Virtual Earth demo that I didn't get to show and did the quick Excel demo instead. BUT, JR needed an extra session today so I'll be really diving into LINQ to XML at 4:30pm and I promice to show it proper. :-)