Anthony D. Green [MSFT]

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Throwing the Big Switch on Roslyn (Matt Gertz, VS Managed Languages Development Manager)

So, the entryway to my house has eight light switches along the wall.  Two of them control the porch lights, and another two work the same entryway light (despite the switches being only a couple of feet apart).  I haven’t the foggiest idea what the rest of the switches do.  I’ve been scared to try them out, ...

No new VB and C# Language Features in VS 2013

As you can see in the VS2013 Preview, we have not added new language features to Visual Basic and C# in the next version of Visual Studio. I’d like to share our thinking on this. There are essentially two main reasons why we chose not to evolve the languages this time around.The most important is that we just shipped new versions of ...

Roslyn September 2012 CTP Available for Download!

VB Enthusiasts,Following last Wednesday’s official launch of Visual Studio 2012, we’re excited to announce that the Roslyn September 2012 CTP is now available for download and provides support for VS 2012 RTM. Please note that Visual Studio 2010 is no longer supported by this CTP.We’ve been hard at work since the first public...

Install Published Samples with Visual Studio

You can use Visual Studio 2012 RC  to download and install samples from the MSDN Code Gallery.  You can download only the samples you need, or you can download one or more Sample Packs, which group several samples that relate to a technology or topic. You'll receive a notification if source code changes are published for any sample ...

More VB Metro Samples available

With the recent release of the Windows 8 Release Preview and the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate we also have more of the Metro samples available for VB developers.Although not all the samples are available for VB, there is a good selection of samples showing  you how utilize much of the important functionality now available. &...

Announcing Microsoft “Roslyn” June 2012 CTP

Hey, fellow VBs,Today, we're excited to announce that the Roslyn June 2012 CTP is now available for download!Since the first public release of Roslyn, we’ve been hard at work implementing new language features, addressing top customer feedback from the October CTP, iterating on our API design and improving performance across our IDE and ...

New VB XNA Sample – showing Xbox, Windows and Phone targetting

For all those who have started venturing into developing windows phone applications, there are quite a few samples utilizing Silverlight, but the XNA content has been a little bit light.     (We are working on getting some more XNA VB samples online). But for those wanting to see a nice VB example of XNA development,&...

Halloween: VB Style!

Imagine this. It’s Halloween. You’ve got a costume party to go to at 7 but there’s one small hiccup – you’ve got no costume. As a VB programmer you’re used to coming up with nick-of-time solutions to all manner of complex business problems but all your coding skills won’t help you now. After all, you ...

Introducing the Microsoft "Roslyn" CTP

(Begin dramatic movie trailer music, slow PowerPoint slide show with cliché sound effects) OK, maybe I have a flair for the dramatic but that’s because today is such a dramatically exciting day. After years of foreshadowing, and mentioning, and updating on our part I’m thrilled to announce on behalf of the united ...

Updated Samples for WP7 Developers

For those VB developers who are developing (or keen to start developing) for WIndows Phone 7.  The samples have been updated and as you'll notice virtually all of them are in both C# and VB.http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431744(VS.92).aspx   ...

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