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  • Blog Post: VB Universal Windows App Part 5: calling into platform-specific APIs from PCL

    This is Part 5 of the " VB Universal Windows App " series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX >...
  • Blog Post: VB Universal Windows App Part 4: using SharpDX for sound effects

    This is Part 4 of the " VB Universal Windows App " series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases > Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX...
  • Blog Post: VB Universal Windows App Part 3 (for the end-user): roaming settings, and in-app purchases

    This is Part 3 of the " VB Universal Windows App " series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code > Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX...
  • Blog Post: VB Universal Windows App Part 2 (for the developer): sharing XAML, Assets and Code

    This is Part 2 of the " VB Universal Windows App " series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer > Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX...
  • Blog Post: *New* video series on Windows Store App development using Visual Basic on Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Hey VB hackers, Microsoft Virtual Academy recently published a six-part series all about building modern apps for the Windows Store using your favorite language and staring Visual Basic MVP Bill Burrows and yours truly :) Microsoft Virtual Academy is a free service available to anyone to sharpen...
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic 11 Beta Available for Download!

    As you may have read in Jason’s announcement , today we announced that Visual Studio 11 Beta is now available for download . This is a huge release for Visual Basic as it provides full platform support for building Windows 8 Metro style apps, a first-class asynchronous programming experience, and...
  • Blog Post: New Async Programming Video's

    Some great new video's on MSDN showing how to do async programming using the Async CTP. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/hh378091.aspx There are different versions of video's for both VB and C#. This is a great opportunity to see the power of the new Async languages featuresand follow through...
  • Blog Post: Simultaneous Async Tasks (Alan Berman)

    The new Async feature in the Visual Studio Async CTP (SP1 Refresh) provides an elegantly simple technique to make code asynchronous. Our writing team uses an internal app that would benefit from asynchronous calls. For each URL contained in the MSDN documentation that we publish, the app lists the...
  • Blog Post: Async Feature Control Flow (Alan Berman)

    What is asynchronous programming? Let's say you send out an email, then wait and do nothing for the two minutes it takes to get a response back. You do nothing while you're waiting. It's worth waiting because it'll be back fast. When that happens, sending the email and getting a response is synchronous...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Async CTP for Visual Basic (and also Iterators!)

    We're very happy to announce today the Async CTP for Visual Basic and C#. Async CTP homepage : http://msdn.com/vstudio/async Installer : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=203690 Async discussion forums : http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/async/threads Asynchronous programming...
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