Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

Where is the VB Team going to be over the next few months? (Lisa Feigenbaum)

We have quite a few trips coming up over the next couple months, and we want to connect with you while we’re on the road. Here is our plan. Let us know where we can find you. ;-)  October 6-7, 2008 Software Development Conference 2008: http://www.sdc.nl/ Beth Massi October 8-10, 2008TechEd Hong Kong: http://www.microsoft.com/hk...

To compare two filenames (Lucian Wischik)

I once visited an ancient tower in China. A sign said "tread carefully for you bear the weight of history on your shoulders". Our guide explained that the tower was over 800 years old! Oh yes, he said, it was built 800 years ago, had burnt to the ground three times in its history, had been moved to completely different locations twice, ...

Did you know? 300+ Visual Studio Tips & Tricks (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Did you know that Sara Ford just recently passed the 300 mark for her Visual Studio Tips & Tricks? Sara used to be a tester on the Visual Studio Core IDE team, and knows the IDE inside and out! I remember the first time I met Sara was 4 years ago when she was writing some automation and called to find out the expected ...

Building a Zune Playlist (Matt Gertz)

Well, that was… intense. You may have noticed the lack of articles coming from my direction.  I have been so buried in work, and so far behind, that when I look forwards all I see is backwards.  I work, I drive home, I work some more, and it all seems to keep piling up.  I would like to say that this is going to change soon, ...

"Future Directions of Visual Basic": Don't miss this talk at the Professional Developers Conference! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is coming up next month, October 27-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The conference will focus on the future of the Microsoft platform. Here is the website for more information: http://www.microsoftpdc.com/At this future-looking conference, we will be giving a talk on the ...

Malay Mail coverage of TechEd SouthEast Asia (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Here's a brief addition to my Visual Basic Around the World post... This one's for the folks in SouthEast Asia. The TechEd MVP and Speaker dinner made it into the local Malaysian paper. You can see a copy of the article below. The theme was "Bling-tastic!". I'm at the bottom left with other international speakers: David Tesar, Steve Riley...

Are you using Expression Encoder 2 with Visual Basic? (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Now you can! Expression Encoder just released an update last month allowing VB developers to use the Expression Encoder 2 SDK. Here's the announcement:http://blogs.msdn.com/expressionencoder/archive/2008/07/26/8773569.aspxExpression Encoder is a tool for video encoding, and is a member of the Expression product suite. It allows you to ...

Channel9 Interview: Meet the VS "Development Experience" Team (Beth Massi)

Today I posted another Channel9 interview. This time I met with the team that brings us the "experience" of coding in Visual Studio, also sometimes referred to as the VS IDE Team. I ask them how their design process works, what the top requested features are for the code editors, how they work with the language teams as well as what their ...

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