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Community Interview with Doug Rothaus (Beth Massi)

This past month we've been posting interviews with the team from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole. This time we have Doug Rothaus, a writer on the documentation side. Doug has blogged up an XML cookbook here on the team blog with a bunch of "recipes" on how to use different features of XML Literals and LINQ to XML in Visual ...

TechEd Barcelona: Session Materials (Lisa Feigenbaum)

I'm here at TechEd Barcelona, and the week has gotten off to a great start. Jason Zander did the keynote this afternoon, and announced lots of great tooling support that will be included in Visual Studio 2010! Exciting stuff.I have 4 sessions here, starting tomorrow. I've attached the materials at the end of this post, in case ...

Typeless expressions (Lucian Wischik)

"My dog has no type.""How does he smell?""Awful!"Two of the new features of VB10 -- array literals and multi-line lambdas -- are interesting from the language perspective because their expressions have no type! This article is for language lawyers. I remember at my very first undergraduate computer science lecture, the lecturer Frank King ...

New WPF How Do I Videos Released! (Beth Massi)

I posted two more WPF "Forms over Data" videos onto the Developer Center that you should check out. How Do I: Edit Tabular Data in WPF? - learn how to create a simple data grid in WPF for editing tabular data using Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1.How Do I: Create a Master-Detail Data Entry Form in WPF? - learn how to create a master-...

Community Interview with Lucian Wischik (Beth Massi)

Here's a community interview from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole, this time with Lucian Wischik, a Developer on the team. I'm just getting to know Lucian but he is a very interesting and bright person who is just a pleasure to talk with (I hope he starts blogging a lot more). When I told him that out Italian community had ...

Download the CTP and Submit Your Feedback! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now publicly available! It's time to try out the features that you've been hearing about from the PDC. :)http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=922B4655-93D0-4476-BDA4-94CF5F8D4814&displaylang=enOnce you download the CTP, start Visual...

What to watch, as a VB Developer at PDC (Lisa Feigenbaum)

After you discover the PDC videos online, and you watch the Future Directions for Microsoft Visual Basic, you may wonder what other sessions this year's PDC has to offer for the VB developer... Lots!Here's a list of PDC sessions related to the VB language and IDE: Beyond the languages sessions, there are many ...

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