Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

Concurrent Basic on Channel 9 (Lucian Wischik, Lisa Feigenbaum)

Concurrency is an important topic on everyone's mind, when considering future trends for computing and programming languages. Concurrent Basic is a variant of the Visual Basic language, with new constructs baked in to help handle concurrency and parallelism, in a very natural way. Watch this high-energy video with language guru Erik Meijer, VB...

VB XML Literals with ASP.NET MVC (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Have you been following the buzz on VB XML Literals with ASP.NET MVC?! Last week, Beth Massi posted a Channel 9 video with ASP.NET Product Unit Manager Dmitry Robsman. You can find a written description of the topic on Dmitry's blog:ASP.NET MVC View Engine using VB.NET XML LiteralsThere has been an interesting discussion about this technique ...

Visual Basic at MIX ’09 (Lisa Feigenbaum)

For the Visual Basic web developers, be sure to check out MIX this year! The conference will be taking place March 18-20, at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/eventsThe list of sessions is posted here. Included in the agenda will be the following Visual Basic session.Making XML Really, Really Easy ...

Visual Basic 10 on the 10-4 Channel9 Series! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Check out the latest video in the 10-4 Channel 9 series, on Visual Basic 10: Episode 9: Visual Basic 10 In this ninth episode of 10-4, we introduce some of the new features and functionality coming to the Visual Basic language with the release of Visual Basic 10. We'll cover a whole range of features from Auto-Properties, to Multiline ...

Web-scraping using Visual Basic's XML support

We've just had a fascinating article about using VB's XML literals to produce web pages.I've been interested in the other side of the process: using VB's XML support to scrape web-pages for data. Here's the essential bit of code, which looks for something like <div class="content"><h2>Title</h2> <table><tr&...

Channel 9 Interview: ASP.NET MVC using Visual Basic XML Literals (Beth Massi)

Today I posted an interview on Channel 9 with Dmitry Robsman, the Product Unit Manager for ASP.NET. In this interview he shows us how he implemented ASP.NET MVC views using Visual Basic's XML Literals instead of .aspx pages. Dmitry shows us how this makes coding the views much cleaner using standard OOP principals. He also makes some very ...

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