Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

QuickVB Goes Open Source!

Yesterday we published a copy of a fun “Roslyn”-powered retro editor for Visual Basic called QuickVB in honor of the 50th birthday of BASIC. We thought this was a neat application to showcase our love of BASIC but since then we’ve realized that it’s also a great example of how to put the power of the .NET Compiler ...

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. &...

Kinect SDK v1.5 – Now with VB Samples !!!

As developers start to realize the full potential of Microsoft Kinect and new hardware is made available for the PC it’s really great to see the Kinect team provide some sample support for VB developers.    For a while the Compilers team (who handle both VB and C# compilers) have been hearing VB developers  asking ...

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,&...

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   ...

Kinect SDK For PC – VB Samples available.

Today, Microsoft announced the Kinect SDK for PC  http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/kinectsdk/download.aspx  VB Samples are there at launch and available for downloading  http://files.ch9.ms/coding4fun/KinectSDKSamplesVB.zip    ...

VB Entity Framework Samples Now Available (Lisa Feigenbaum)

There are a lot of great Entity Framework samples on Code Gallery that you can now find available in Visual Basic .NET. This was recently announced on the ADO.NET team blog. Browse through the list below and start downloading! ADO.NET Entity Framework Query Samples (Download)ADO.NET Entity Framework Query Samples is a small Windows Forms ...

The Silverlight Toolkit Adds Visual Basic Samples (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The Silverlight Toolkit March 2009 release is enhanced with Visual Basic source code. Please follow the links to view these samples for both Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3. Silverlight 2: http://silverlight.net/samples/sl2/toolkitcontrolsamples/run/default.html Silverlight 3: http://silverlight.net/samples/sl3/toolkitcontrolsamples/run/...

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