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Article: Sharpening Your Axis with Visual Basic 9 (Beth Massi)

In the July/August issue of CoDe Magazine there's an article I wrote with Avner Aharoni (the Program Manager on XML literals) called Sharpening Your Axis with Visual Basic 9. (They just opened up online access to even non-subscribers today!) I highly recommend this article which shows you from the beginning how XML literals, embedded ...

PInvoke Interop Assistant on CodePlex (Jared Parsons)

I'm happy to announce that the PInvoke Interop Assistant tool is now available on CodePlex.  This includes the binaries, source code and the dev authored unit tests.  It is hosted on the more general CLR Interop Tools page.  http://www.codeplex.com/clrinterop I will be actively maintaining this tool in the future and (hopefully...

Protein is Good for You, part 2 (Matt Gertz)

In yesterday’s blog post, I walked through an engine for translating DNA to its amino acid results via messenger RNA.  In today’s blog, we’ll work on the visualization using WPF StackPanels.  (This example requires VS2008, although it could certainly be written in WinForms as well with just a little bit of extra ...

Protein is Good for You (Matt Gertz)

As I was preparing to graduate from the University of Michigan way back in the late eighties, I had a big decision to make regarding grad school – robotics at Carnegie Mellon, or biology at Washington State?  On the one hand, biology was something I’d always really loved, having even intended to go to med school at one point.&...

Community Article: Creating a Text-to-speech add-in for Word (Beth Massi)

Just released onto the Visual Basic Developer Center, a new article Creating a Text-to-speech add-in for Microsoft Word 2007 with Visual Studio 2008 from a member of our Italian .NET community, Alessandro Del Sole. The article shows how to use Visual Studio 2008 to create an add-in for Word 2007 that will read your ...

Come hear about VB 2008 Tips & Tricks at TechEd US! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The VB team has two great sessions coming up on Wednesday June 4th, covering tips & tricks for the language and IDE. Abstracts are below. Hope to see you there!TLA319 Microsoft Visual Basic 2008: Microsoft LINQ Language Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices Wednesday, June 4 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, S220 E  Speaker(s): Amanda Silver Track(s): ...

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