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  • Blog Post: Back to the future! – New version of the VB6 InteropForms toolkit is released!!

    Along with all the new goodies that we released yesterday as part of Visual Studio 2010, one additional thing we did yesterday as well is release an update to the popular interopforms toolkit. This update brings VS 2010 (and VS 2008!) support to the toolkit and fixes a smattering of reported bugs. As...
  • Blog Post: PInvoke Interop Assistant on CodePlex (Jared Parsons)

    I'm happy to announce that the PInvoke Interop Assistant tool is now available on CodePlex. This includes the binaries, source code and the dev authored unit tests. It is hosted on the more general CLR Interop Tools page. http://www.codeplex.com/clrinterop I will be actively maintaining this...
  • Blog Post: Improvements to Visual Basic 6 Runtime Support on Vista, Windows Server 2008 (by Paul Yuknewicz)

    You probably didn’t notice it, but we made some important and beneficial changes to the Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 just a few weeks ago, and I want to share the good news. First, just like Vista, the Visual Basic 6 runtime is officially supported...
  • Blog Post: Making PInvoke Easy

    Jared here again. I very excited to announce we recently released a tool I've been working on to MSDN that will greatly help with using PInvoke in managed code. The tool is called the "PInvoke Interop Assistant" and is included as part of a MSDN article on marshalling data for PInvoke and Reverse PInvoke...
  • Blog Post: InteropForms ToolKit - Visual Studio 2008 edition (Todd Apley)

    I apologize right away that it's been a while since I've blogged about the interop forms toolkit although I've been doing my best to keep up with issues and questions on the interop forums . It seems from the mail I've received that a lot of people are having good success at extending their legacy vb6...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview - Tips and Tricks with the Interop Forms Toolkit (Beth Massi)

    Today I posted a Channel 9 interview with Todd Apley, Senior Test Lead on the VB Team, where he shows us a variety of tips and tricks with using the Interop Forms Toolkit on Visual Studio 2008. He also shows us how to deploy a hybrid application built with VB 6 and VB.NET using XCopy deployment and RegFree...
  • Blog Post: Petzold Chapter 3 (Young Joo)

    I am Young Joo, PM @ VB team. I will be helping out Patrick on converting samples in Charles Petzold's WPF book (Applications = Code + Markup) to Visual Basic. This is an exciting project and I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Another exciting news is that we have an extra help for this project....
  • Blog Post: Continued search for Small Business Developers and Chapter 2 of Petzold's book (finally!)

    I've attached the chapter 2 Visual Basic.NET code for the ongoing project of converting Peztold's Applications = Code + Markup book on WPF proramming. I am happy to say that Young from my team is going to help with this effort so you will see these chapters coming out more frequently. Also, we are...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Power Packs 2.0 now available

    In case you didn't see the links go live on the Visual Basic Developer Center the VB Off-Cycle team has shipped the latest edition of the Power Pack controls . You can download them from here . In this update we've added the much anticipated Line and Shape controls. The line and shape controls...
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic on Channel9 (Beth Massi)

    I just posted a couple screen casts/interviews on Channel9 you should definitely check out. I rounded up VB team members and influentials and asked them what their favorite Visual Studio 2008 features were and to give us all a demo of them! The first one is with Erik Meijer and he shows us his favorite...
  • Blog Post: Slide deck for Interop Toolkit Webcast

    Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out for this morning's webcast. We covered how to use the Interop Toolkit 2.0 to upgrade VB6 applications to VB.NET, how to deploy hybrid applications, and finally we touched on some other great interop resources available on MSDN. As promised the slide deck...
  • Blog Post: InteropForms 2.0 Tip #1 - Font Property

    (Starting today, we'll be highlighting various tips that might help you when using the InteropForms 2.0 toolkit. With the latest release of the toolkit, you can do some fairly impressive upgrades to your existing VB6 applications. Don't believe me? Check this out as one cool example - WPF in VB6 anyone...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Applications with the InteropForms 2.0 toolkit

    (Recently, we released the InteropForms 2.0 toolkit which allows you to add the richness of .net windows forms to your vb6 application. We've gotten a fair number of questions from customers asking for more details on deployment, so this will hopefully answer most of your questions) As I'm sure...
  • Blog Post: So what does ComClass actually do?

    I came across a really cool article yesterday by James Ashley, which shows some of the cool things you can do with the Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 . The three VB6 examples cover consuming a WebService (complete with a Dilbert icon showing up in the VB6 toolbox!), implementing multithreading using the BackgroundWorker...
  • Blog Post: Just Released - Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0!

    Today we launched the Interop Forms Toolkit 2.0 , which makes it easier than ever to upgrade VB6 applications to .NET. This new release builds on version 1.0 by adding support for the following features: Interop UserControls - These are .NET controls that can be hosted on existing VB6 Forms . These...
  • Blog Post: Interop Roadmap – UserControls, MDI, and Data

    Recently the VB team released the Interop Forms Toolkit , which allows VB6 developers to extend their existing applications using .NET. The toolkit allows developers to write a regular Windows Form in VB.NET, click “Generate Wrapper Classes”, and then call those forms from VB6. It also provides mechanisms...
  • Blog Post: Video Screencast: Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit 1.0

    by Kathleen McGrath I've created a screencast that shows you how to create a Windows form in Visual Basic 2005 that you can call from your Visual Basic 6 application using the Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit 1.0 . The screencast is about 6 minutes long. Interop Forms Toolkit Screencast
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic 2005 Power Pack!

    I’m excited to announce that the Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Power Pack has been released and is now available for download on MSDN! In this release we have two components: Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit 1.0 - This toolkit is aimed at simplifying the use of Visual Basic.NET WinForms within...
  • Blog Post: VB6 Collections: The Missing LINQ

    By Jonathan Aneja Hi, my name’s Jonathan and I’m a Program Manager on the VB team, working mainly on LINQ features. One of the things I love about LINQ is it’s not just limited to querying over databases and XML – you can query over any collection of Objects. For example, let’s say I have a collection...
  • Blog Post: EMEA Tour Followup

    PaulYuk and I just returned from the EMEA tour where we demoed tons of new VB 2005 features to groups in Brussells, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Belfast, and Dublin. Here (as promised) are links to more information on what I presented. If you didn't make it to the presentations, check out the below. Lots of...
  • Blog Post: New PAG book & tool to help learn VB6 to VB.NET migration approaches (by PaulYuk)

    Jackie GoldStein , our partner and friend, just created a great post talking about the new resources created by the MS Patterns and Practices Team. I think these are must have assets for any team thinking about an upgrade. Here are a few more notes from my perspective: Migration Guide...
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