April, 2005

  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    VB IDE Team Blog

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    The Visual Basic IDE team now has a blog here . These are the guys (and girls) that are responsible for the VB portion of Visual Studio. They have already started to post some great content in just a few days.
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    VB Refactoring – Just Good Math

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    I am proud to announce that Visual Basic 2005 will feature full refactoring support via a free plug-in from Developer Express. You can download the latest built to work with Visual Studio 2005 BETA 2 here . The first thought that comes to lots of developers...
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    Visual Studio 2005 BETA 2 Go Live License

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    It seems that some folks have not scrolled down far enough on the Visual Studio 2005 BETA 2 downloads page to see the links about the Go Live License . It is worth pointing out also that it includes the Visual Studio 2005 BETA 2 family of product ...
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    Label With a 3D Line Control

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    In case anyone was wondering, now that Duncan MacKenzie is no longer the Content Strategist here on Visual Basic he is still alive and blogging with some good information. Check out his quick Label with a 3D line control . Don't worry, like all of...
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    Visual Basic Upgrade Tour Material

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    If you are looking at VB 6.0 to VB.NET migration Microsoft Israel has some really good material here from a tour done by Jackie Goldstein .
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    Default Instances - Coming to VB Near You

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    Paul Vick talks about the return of default instances in Visual Basic 2005 from it's VB 6 past and replies to some of the criticisms of this feature.
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    New MSDN (and VB) Forums

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    MSDN Forums Beta just shipped! Check out http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ to see the new community-based online customer support for Visual Studio 2005, .NET Framework, Team System, and more—with later expansion planned to cover the entire Microsoft...
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    Checkers anyone?

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    Looking to kill a bit of time with some fun and a chance at world fame? Ok, limited world fame. Check out Cory Smith's Checkers Solitare . Met Cory's challenge and see your name in lights.
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    City Wide Wi-Fi Coverage

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    Before moving to Washington last week I lived in New Jersey just over the river from Philadelphia so I have been hearing about this saga for awhile, but yesterday the city formally announced it would be building its own broadband wireless network across...
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    Using the Serial and USB ports with VB.NET

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    I was playing around with my USB GPS receiver the other day and started to wonder how hard it would be to integrate it into my applications (more on this in the future). The first challenge I had was to be able to talk with it via the USB port and gather...
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    The Connected Car

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    I was reading this morning about Windows Automotive . The car has become a very "smart" place. People have DVDs and other entertainment systems installed, cars track your location and give directions with GPS, cell phones interface via Blue Tooth now...
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    VBRun - The VB 6.0 Resource Center

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    It has been a busy week and a half. In the last week I completed moving my family from the East Coast to the West Coast and at the same time worked with many others here at Microsoft to finish off the VBRun site. This has been a project that has been...
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