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    Whats New In VB2005 - Some parts of the TechEd demos

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    So I cleaned up my teched demos and editted the notes so hopefully, someone other than me (without access to what's inside my head ;-)) can follow along and see some of the cool new things in VB2005. Simply unzip the solution, open it, and remember to...
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    Generics Patterns and Practices: ideas and suggestions for when to use generics

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    So at TechEd-2006, I gave a chalktalk on generics patterns and practices. I've zipped the content up here so folks can check it out if they want. I start by giving a quick background on generics (the GenericsBasics solution attached), then looking...
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    VB Curioddities #1: Enum, Enum, my kingdom for an Enum.Parse

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    Hey folks, my name's Kit George and I've joined the VB team from the CLR. VB is after all, the best language, so of course, it makes sense to work directly on it! Like all languages, VB has it's little 'oddities', so i thought i would start a series...
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    VB6 Collections: The Missing LINQ

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    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...
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    EMEA Tour Followup

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    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...
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    Paper on XML features of VB9

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    Just wanted to point out a paper Brian Beckman and Erik Meijer wrote on the XML features of VB9.
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    New VB9 Bloggers

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    By Amanda Silver I just wanted to let you know that we’re working furiously on turning the VB9 features into an actual product, understanding how the debugger and editor should support them, and getting another CTP out to you all. Your feedback...
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    NEW VB LINQ CTP: Now live on MSDN!

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    I’m very excited to announce that the next tech preview of Visual Basic 9.0 which includes support for Language INtegrated Query (codename LINQ) and XML integration atop the XLinq API is now available on the VB Future and the LINQ project websites. This is the result of a ton of hard work for a significant portion of the team and we’re very happy to get it out to you. ...
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    DTEE is BACK!!! by Kathleen Tamanaha

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    Running Code at Design Time from the Immediate Window Back in Visual Basic 6.0, developers were able to evaluate expressions from the Immediate Window at design time (we’ll call this feature ‘DTEE’ – Design Time Express Evaluation from now on)....
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    IDE Debugger enhancements (type viewer attributes and type visualizers) by Luca Dellamore

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    In Visual Studio 2003 it was sometimes difficult to examine large complicated objects in the debugger (since it is simply impossible for any debugger to analyze arbitrary objects and figure out what the developer is really interested in knowing). To...
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    Explanation of cross-targeting in Visual Studio

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    By Amanda Silver John Rivard , one of the two tech leads on the Visual Basic team, has entered the blogosphere! His first post is a doosey – it explains why Visual Studio 8.0 doesn’t cross target (let you target version 1.0 and 1.1 of the CLR and...
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    Code Generation for Overrides in Visual Basic .Net 2005

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    by Mike Carter Some subtle changes were made in Visual Basic .Net 2005 to make code generation of overidden methods a little easier. In Visual Basic .Net 2003 and earlier, you used the code dropdowns as in Figure 1 below. Figure 1 When overriding...
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    New PAG book & tool to help learn VB6 to VB.NET migration approaches (by PaulYuk)

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    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...
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    2005 Language Spec Live!

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    Pleased to announce that the Visual Basic 2005 Language Specification is now live and available here . Also, be sure to check out Ken Levy’s channel9 interview of S. Somasegar , the Vice President of the Developer Division, where he talks about none other...
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    Edit & Continue - Rude Edits

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    by Bill Horst Edit and Continue is a new VB debugging feature which allows the user to make edits to code while the debugger is in "Break Mode" and then to continue debugging with the new edits applied, without having to start execution over again...
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    Want to see the VB 2005 IDE in action? Check out this video!

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    Here's a great Channel 9 video with Program Manager Jay Schmelzer, that demonstrates a number of the VB 2005 IDE features mentioned below . In his 40 min interview with Ken Levy, Jay talks about what it's like to work on the VB team, shows how to use...
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    Visual Studio 2005 IDE: Top Ten Feature List (by LisaFeig)

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    For our first VB IDE post on the VB team blog , I’d like to give you my list of the top 10 new features in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE. Now that the product has been released, you can take advantage of these today! 1. Edit and Continue You are again...
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    The VB IDE team joins the VB Team blog (by LisaFeig)

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    Hi. My name is Lisa Feigenbaum and I am a program manager on the VB IDE. The VB IDE feature team (including testers, developers, and program managers) has been hosting a blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/vbide . However, we have decided to merge our efforts...
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    Visual Basic 2005 is now available!

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    Today is the official launch day of the new version of Visual Basic: This page links to the relevant information (how to get it, what's new, etc…) http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/ You can also download the FREE Visual Basic 2005 Express...
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    VB Snippet Editor RTM RC Release - Lorenzo Minore

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    We just released the VB Snippet Editor RTM RC ! This release includes lots of new great features: - Code Snippet treeview; lets you browse through your registered snippet directories - 'Save as .vsi' option; lets you save your snippet as a .vsi...
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    Code Snippets on Channel9 - Ken Levy and Lisa Feigenbaum

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    We’ve posted a new video on Channel9 about Code Snippets in VS2005. Click here to check out the 38min show. Here are some of the exciting topics that you can look forward to hearing about: · What code snippets are and why they were created in...
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    Channel 9 Videos

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    Some videos on VB futures have been posted on Channel9 at: · Paul Vick and Amanda Silver - VB Language Futures : http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=116700 · Paul Vick and Erik Meijer - Dynamic Programming in Visual Basic http:/...
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    Downloading the VB 9.0 preview bits...

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    We've gotten asked a few times what the VB 9.0 preview bits available here work on. It works on the RC candidate that's available on the PDC CD & for download on MSDN. Enjoy! - Amanda
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    Glory, Hope, and Fame at the PDC

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    Waiting for my ridiculously priced latte this morning (I am a Seattleite , after all) made me miss the intro to Eric’s keynote session. As I was walking toward exhibit Hall A, I noticed people conspicuously looking at me. I thought it was because I had...
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    Visual Basic -- NEXT (by Amanda Silver)

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    The first preview of the next version of Visual Basic goes live this morning! I’m sitting in Bill and Jim’s keynote right now, waiting for our announcement to be made public. The release is part of the .NET Language Integrated Query Framework, code-named...
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