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The Best of Intentions (Matt Gertz)

The title pretty much describes this post.  I had fully intended to work on a Smart Device application for VB last week, and post the walkthrough here.  VB is a great language for coding against devices, and there are a lot of cool things you can use a device for, so I was looking forward to a fun post on that this morning.  ...

So, you're going to Mix?

Now that Orcas Beta1 is on your machines, we’re trying to finish up the Beta2 version of Orcas to deliver those features you are so eagerly awaiting – features like Group By, explicit Joins, Nullable, keyword Intellisense, and Lambda Expressions. Things are looking very good as you probably witnessed in Kit’s web cast just the other day...

Working with Shortcut Keys (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Since we have so many Orcas posts going up on this blog, I've decided to continue with a few that you can use TODAY in Visual Studio 2005.  This one is about working with shortcut keys...For those of you using the Visual Basic Development Settings, your keyboard scheme is set to Visual Basic 6 by default.  ...

Save Time – Use Keyboard Shortcuts! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Visual Studio is all about developer productivity. To help developers be more efficient, Visual Studio has built keyboard shortcuts into the product for most of the functions normally found through the user interface – just like CTRL-C for copy.   To help you take advantage of these shortcuts, we’ve created posters that ...

Controls on the fly (Matt Gertz)

Controls on the fly (Matt Gertz) So last week, I posted up a simple “Maze” game, in which you navigate through a virtual environment similar to the old “Myst” game.  The way I’d coded it, though, it didn’t actually have any “game” to it – you just walked around.  In this post I’ll add some state to it (which, ...

Visual Basic LINQ Samples Updated for Orcas Beta 1! (Beth Massi)

The Visual Basic LINQ Samples have been updated for Visual Studio Orcas Beta 1! This is a set of 101 samples that demonstrate all the features of Visual Basic's Language Integrated Query in Orcas Beta 1. Also check out the The LINQ Project page. This has been updated with links to some news articles and quote highlights ...

Visual Basic "Orcas" Beta1 is in the wild! (Amanda Silver)

Woohoo! Its official, we finally got Orcas Beta1 out the door! We’re very excited to get this release out to you so we can finally talk about some of the stuff we’ve been working on in addition to the LINQ and XML feature-set. We believe that Orcas Beta1 displays all of the essential value in the Orcas product but it’s important to keep ...

"Live From Redmond: Orcas Overview" Webcast Rescheduled (Beth Massi)

Live Meeting had some technical issues for this morning's webcast with John Stallo. Sincerest apologies from the Visual Basic team. We’ve rescheduled the webcast for this Tuesday, April 24th. Please register here. Also don't forget to register for the other incredible webcasts from other members of the team. You can always find...

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