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Extension methods and late binding (Extension Methods Part 4)

This is the fourth installment in my series of posts about extension methods. You can find links to the rest of the series here. Today I'm going to talk about extension methods and late binding. Essentially there isn't much to say about it, other than the fact that we don't support late bound execution of extension methods. For the most part ...

Extension Methods (part 3)

In my previous 2 posts I talked about some of the benefits of extension methods and then delved into the details of our new binding rules for consuming them in your programs. Today I'm going to talk about some perils to be aware of when defining extension methods. First, however, I'm going to dig a little into the mechanics used by the ...

Extension Methods (part 2)

In my previous post I gave a high level overview of some of the benefits of using Extension Methods in VB 9.0. Today I'm going to delve into some of the details about how to define extension methods and then use them in your programs. Defining Extension Methods You can define an extension method by creating a method in a VB module and ...

Extension methods (part 1)

Hi. I'm Scott Wisniewski, a dev on the VB Compiler Team. I've been here for a while now (about a year and a half), but this is my first blog post. I've been spending the past seven months or so working on Orcas, and finally decided it would be a good time to come up for some air, talk about what I've been working on, and start to actually make...

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