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Generics Patterns and Practices: ideas and suggestions for when to use generics

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 for patterns in the framework of where generics might be applied (The Examples project in the ...

VB Curioddities #1: Enum, Enum, my kingdom for an Enum.Parse

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 to present a few of these. These are little (and perhaps large) curious VB things that you may ...

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 of ...

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