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  • Blog Post: Kinect SDK v1.5 - Now with VB Samples !!!

    As developers start to realize the full potential of Microsoft Kinect and new hardware is made available for the PC it’s really great to see the Kinect team provide some sample support for VB developers. For a while the Compilers team (who handle both VB and C# compilers) have been hearing VB...
  • Blog Post: New VB XNA Sample - showing Xbox, Windows and Phone targetting

    For all those who have started venturing into developing windows phone applications, there are quite a few samples utilizing Silverlight, but the XNA content has been a little bit light. (We are working on getting some more XNA VB samples online). But for those wanting to see a nice VB example of...
  • Blog Post: Updated Samples for WP7 Developers

    For those VB developers who are developing (or keen to start developing) for WIndows Phone 7. The samples have been updated and as you'll notice virtually all of them are in both C# and VB. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431744(VS.92).aspx
  • 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: Temperature Monitoring using VB.Net, Micro-framework and a Netduino

    Introduction As a bit of a geek, I like to tinker with basic gadgets. I often think of little ideas that would be great to implement but the device involves some hardware and very little software. As a software engineer I tend to think in terms of simple programs to but in order to implement something...
  • Blog Post: Micro-framework v4.2 Support for Visual Basic

    The release of .NET Micro framework v4.2 Beta brings Visual Basic support for the .NET Micro-framework. For those that have not heard of the Micro framework before “The .NET Micro Framework is .NET for small and resource constrained devices. It offers a complete and innovative development...
  • Blog Post: VB Core – New compilation mode in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

    While most servicing releases do not include new functionality, Visual Studio 2010 SP1 introduced an important new compiler feature that enables Visual Basic to target new platforms that were not previously supported. This was mentioned in some of the initial SP1 blog posts such as Jasonz blog . ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools

    Today we announced availability of the Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools . You can download the release here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=201859 This CTP is to be used with the Windows Phone Developer Tools , in order to do Windows Phone 7 development...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: Multi-Targeting Deep Dive (Beth Massi, Spotty Bowles)

    I’m back with Spotty Bowles , a tester on the VB compiler team, shows us the ins and outs of how multi-targeting works in Visual Basic projects in Visual Studio 2010 in this Channel 9 interview: Channel 9 Interview: Multi-Targeting Deep Dive with Visual Basic 2010 What's tricky in Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: Array and Collection Initializers in Visual Basic 2010 (Beth Massi, Spotty Bowles)

    I’ve written about collection initializers on my blog before , but I thought I’d catch up with the VB Team to tell me more about how they really work. In this interview Spotty Bowles, a tester on the VB Compiler team, shows us a couple of new language features: Array and Collection Initializers. He gives...
  • Blog Post: Community Interview with Adrian 'Spotty' Bowles (Beth Massi)

    This past month we've been posting interviews with the team from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole . This time we have Adrian Bowles (who's nickname is Spotty), a Tester on the VB Compiler. Someday Spotty will have to tell us how he got his nickname. Please check out the Visual Basic Team...
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