Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

New VB StarterKits for download!

(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...

Working with DataSets by Greg Osefo

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 as information tat is read off of the hard drive of the Pocket PC.  Our group ...

Battling Bugs: A Glimpse of “VB War” by Irene Fan

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 such meetings are like. Microsoft has implemented “triage&...

Beginners coding in ASP.NET

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 heavy coding and testing of our app yet, which will be a challenge, but I ...

Working with the Screensaver Starter Kit (by Irene Fan)

(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 the product development process firsthand; at the same time, we experience corporate life at ...

Phlat! by Seth Capistron

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.Yesterday we went to a Microsoft Research Cool Talk on Phlat.  ...

My First Database by Greg Osefo

   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 as an MS Explorer I added an extension to a BlackJack ...

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