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Channel 9 Interview: Look Who's Working on Visual Basic (Beth Massi)

Last month when I was in Redmond I was pulled into a photo with some of the people working on Visual Basic. Do you notice something quirky about these pictures (besides me)? Yes, they are all wearing grey shirts! There's apparently a running joke going on with how Jonathan Aneja (top row, 4th from the left in the first picture) only wears grey...

Channel 9 Interview: XML Properties and Enabling IntelliSense (Beth Massi)

Today I posted a Channel 9 interview with Avner Aharoni, a Program Manager on the Visual Basic Team. In this interview Avner shows us how to enable XML IntelliSense in Visual Basic using the XML to Schema Wizard. He also shows the differences between how IntelliSense works with axis properties on XDocument and XElement ...

Channel 9 Interview: Refactoring in Visual Basic with Refactor!

I released a Channel 9 screencast with Lisa Feigenbaum, PM on the VB Team where she shows us how to use Refactor!, the free add-in for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 that provides over 30 refactorings for Visual Basic. Lisa walks us through all the new refactorings that were added for the latest version of Visual Basic 2008. You can download ...

Don Box on Visual Basic 9 (Beth Massi)

It looks like Don Box is really liking Visual Basic 9 and it's unique XML support, LINQ query syntax, and lambdas. He even mentions in a post about authentication with REST that his dream stack would be doing direct XML payload programming with Visual Basic 9. There's so many interesting things you can do with VB9 and XML. If you want to get ...

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