Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

Sleepless from Bulgaria: an intern's first weeks in the VB team

I started as an intern at Microsoft two weeks ago, and I thought it might be nice to share my experience with you. Not just because I love blogging, but also because I think that there are so many great things that happen here that are worth mentioning. I will try to post weekly, keeping you up to date with my thoughts on Microsoft, the ...

Today's Live From Redmond Webcast Rescheduled [Beth Massi]

Amanda Silver came down with a nasty sickness last night so we just had to reschedule her Live From Redmond: VB9 - Conquering XML with LINQ to XML talk for this Tuesday July 3rd. If you're already registered then you're good to go for next week and automated emails should have been sent out to notify you all of the change. If you haven't ...

Closures in VB Part 4: Variable Lifetime

For previous articles in this series please see Sorry for the long delay between posts here.  We're getting Orcas out the door and getting this series completed takes a back seat to shipping.  Originally I wanted to talk about looping structures next.  However when I started writing that post I realized that I had to talk ...

Slide Deck and Samples for LINQ Best Practices (Beth Massi)

Lisa Feigenbaum gave a great webcast this morning on LINQ best practices (if you missed it, just click the link and view it on-demand). Here is the deck and the samples she used. Please Note: The sample code is based on a more recent build of Visual Studio 2008 so some of the Join syntax may not work in Beta 1.  We felt it ...

Live From Redmond Webcast Just Added on LINQ to XML (Beth Massi)

Back by popular demand! Amanda Silver will be presenting Live From Redmond: VB9 - Conquering XML with LINQ to XML on June 27th. In Visual Basic 9.0, XML becomes a built-in data type with a rich editing experience that completely eliminates the conceptual barrier between the code that you write and the XML that you’re trying to ...

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