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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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    PDC: Where the VB team will be...

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    I'm *really* excited to be at the PDC this year. I've been to a few PDCs in the past and I think that this one is going to be the best, by far. In addition to the great demos, panels, and meet the team events, there will be a lot of buzz and discussion...
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    Tune in for VB @ PDC '05 this week (by PaulYuk)

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    Please check out the new post on my blog , which talks about some of the VB teams plans, content, and highlights at PDC '05 this week. Stay tuned for announcements & updates! --Paul Yuknewicz http://blogs.msdn.com/pauly/
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    New VB StarterKits for download!

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    (posted by Adam Braden) In case you missed it, there are some sweet new Starterkits available for download . Checkout the info in PaulY's latest post .
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    Working with DataSets by Greg Osefo

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    As part of the explore program, myself as well as the other VB Explorers have been developing an application to deploy onto the Pocket PC. One of the necessary components of our application is to be able to store information that the user inputs as well...
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    Battling Bugs: A Glimpse of “VB War” by Irene Fan

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    Since the Whidbey product cycle is winding down, it’s time for “VB War” – the process of reviewing every bug and determining which ones are to be fixed. Each of us Visual Basic Explorers got the chance to experience it firsthand to get some idea of what...
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    Beginners coding in ASP.NET

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    posted by Emily Yaich Hello everyone! I am Emily Yaich and I am another one of the Microsoft Explorers working on the visual basic team. I have been here since the second week in June, and I am loving every minute of it! We haven't gotten into the...
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    Working with the Screensaver Starter Kit (by Irene Fan)

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    (posted by Irene Fan) Hi, I'm Irene and I'm an Exploring Microsoft intern in the Visual Basic group this summer along with Greg, Seth, and Emily. As VB Explorers, we spend eight weeks here in Redmond designing and coding an application to learn about...
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    Phlat! by Seth Capistron

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    Hello World! My name's Seth Capistron and I'm a new Explore Microsoft intern. So far my time in Redmond has been really exciting and I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer. For my first blog, I've decided to write about a recent talk I attended...
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    My First Database by Greg Osefo

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    Creating my first database was a very interesting experience because I really didn't know where to begin. In a past internship I used Visual Studio for some web applications and managing data, but never had to actually create my own database. This summer...
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    New article on customizing My

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    There's a new article up on MSDN by Joe Binder about customizing the My feature in VB 2005. It covers customizing existing features like My.User and My.Computer.Network. You can also learn how to extend the My namespace and add your own members. Check...
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    A new home for the data team (aka Steve Lasker)

    For those that have been following our team blog under the VB Team blog , we've moved to our new home @ http://blogs.msdn.com/smartclientdata/default.aspx . Why did we move? There were many of us that weren't that into blogging way back when. One of our...
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