Chris Williams (VB MVP) started an interview series on his blog. In the series, he interviews various members in the technical community by asking them 9 questions. If you’ve read my blog posts and are interested to get to know me a little better,
With the release of Visual Studio 2008 SP1, you can now add smart tags to Excel by using an add-in. In this video, I show you how to add them to both a document-level customization and an add-in project.
How Do I: Add Smart Tags to Excel Workbooks?
Today I posted another Channel 9 interview on SP1. This time, Yang Xiao, a tester on the VB IDE team is back demonstrating new improvements to the “Go To Definition”, “Find All References” and Rename capabilities in the editor when flipping between code and XAML in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1.
Last week I got the chance to visit the Toronto .NET User Group and give a talk on all the great new language features in VB2008. It was great to see so much excitement around LINQ and especially XML Literals!
Today I posted an interview on Channel 9 with Yang Xiao, a tester on the VB IDE. In this interview Yang shows us the new XML Schema Explorer in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. This new window is invoked when you right-click on an XML literal element or namespace and select “Show in XML Schema Explorer”
Today we shipped Service Pack 1 (SP1) for both Visual Studio 2008 and the .Net Framework 3.5. This is the first time we’ve release both a VS SP and a .NetFramework SP at the same time! Additionally, we released ENU, JPN and 8 additional languages that ship with SQL 2008 at the same time!
I just posted a new Channel 9 interview with Milind Lele, a PM on the VS Pro Tools team. In this interview Milind shows us the improvements made to the tooling in Visual Studio SP1 for occasionally connected clients as well as the new data type support for SQL Server 2008.
How do I convert an IEnumerable(Of CheckingAccount) into an IEnumerable(Of Account) ? (where CheckingAccount inherits from Account).
Currently this conversion isn’t allowed, but we’re considering a VB language feature to support it. The topic is called “co- and contravariance”, and has been in the CLR since 2005 or so,