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September, 2007

  • The Visual Basic Team

    Fun with VB !!!

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    Who says you can't obfuscate VB code? For fun, I tried writing some VB code which was shaped in the letters 'vb' (that's right, the code itself forms the shape of the letters), where the 'v' and the 'b' are formed from the Visual Studio inifinity logo...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    XML to Schema Tool for Visual Basic 2008 (Beth Massi)

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    This week we posted a new tool called the XML to Schema Tool that allows you to easily import XML and infer schemas. The tool runs when when you add a new item to your VB 9 project and select the XML to Schema new item template (look under My Templates...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Visual Basic Pack for Visual Studio 2005 SDK Released! (Beth Massi)

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    The Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) Team released the Visual Basic Pack for Visual Studio 2005 SDK on Friday! This download provides the SDK samples in Visual Basic and a new wizard that is used for generating Visual Basic-based integration packages...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    VB expression trees - string comparisons

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    Hey there! Last time, I talked a little bit about expression trees and what they are useful for. Expression trees are really interesting to those who want to write LINQ providers and have the ability to reason about the lambda expressions coming into...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Visual Basic Developer Center Gets a Facelift (Beth Massi)

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    I'm happy to announce the redesign of the Visual Basic Developer Center ! This is the first step in a series of community-focused and dynamic content changes you'll be seeing on the Developer Center . Many thanks to the people over at MSDN, ( especially...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Programming With XML Using Visual Basic 9 (Beth Massi)

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    We just published an article by Bill Burrows on Programming With XML Using Visual Basic 9 . Bill has also created a series of video tutorials that walk you through the details of how to use the new XML features in Visual Basic 9. Bill takes an easy to...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Option Strict [On|Off|SortOf]

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    Yesterday I got a question from a developer asking whether or not we could add something called "Option Strict Warn" to the language. This would give a developer a warning when using something like late binding or an implicit conversion, rather than disabling...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Lambda Expressions and Expression Trees

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    Hi there! My name is Tim, and I'm the dev lead for the VB compiler team. Recently Amanda convinced me to blog on the VB team blog rather then my own blog for a variety of reasons, and so here I am. My current plan is that I'll post VB related postings...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Customizing Displays in the Debugger for System Types

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    We've heard feedback from several customers regarding the way certain types are displayed in the Debugger. Many of the displays exist to maintain the user experience between versions of Visual Studio. We constantly evaluate if this is the correct choice...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Channel 9 Interview - John Stallo on Building N-Tier Applications in VS 2008 (Beth Massi)

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    I just posted an interview on Channel 9 with John Stallo talking about some cool tools in Visual Studio 2008 that will help you build simple N-Tier applications. Thanks to Kathleen again for helping with the shoot! This time we got fancy and used two...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Small Business Developers Unite!

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    I can't believe it's already Sunday. I've been spending all weekend (and the last few weeks) as a returning member of the VB team emersing myself in the product, specifically getting my head around how I would use VB today to build the types of solutoins...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Back home again!

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    I can't tell you how excited I am to return to the Visual Basic team after almost eight years of absence! I spent much time working in groups around Microsoft including games, office and business solutions. But in each of these areas I focussed primarily...
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