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Announcement: Namespace Global
Announcement: Namespace Global
There’s a new feature coming to VB, and already included in the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. The feature is called Namespace Global and it’ll make your life easier… The MSDN reference on namespaces (including Namespace Global) is here: Namespaces in Visual Basic. As an aside, I’d like to thank Shimmy ...
Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: Visual Basic (VB) Call Hierarchy
Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: Visual Basic (VB) Call Hierarchy
By Zain Naboulsi (Blog)   Default: CTRL + ALT + K Menu: View | Call Hierarchy Command: View.CallHierarchy; EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.ViewCallHierarchy Versions: Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Languages: VB With the announcement of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview it’s time to take a look at some of the features you can...
Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit –  Updated with VB Source
Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit – Updated with VB Source
An update to the training kit has been made providing Visual Basic developers with sample code for the development features of Dynamics CRM and help them build applications using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM Online.Download available athttp://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=23416  ...
Updated Samples for WP7 Developers
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   ...
New Async Programming Video's
New Async Programming Video's
Some great new video's on MSDN showing how to do async programming using the Async CTP. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/hh378091.aspx There are different versions of video's for both VB and C#.    This is a great opportunity to see the power of the new Async languages featuresand follow through a series of examples ...
Temperature Monitoring using VB.Net, Micro-framework and a Netduino
Temperature Monitoring using VB.Net, Micro-framework and a Netduino
  Introduction As a bit of a geek, I like to tinker with basic gadgets. I often think of little ideas that would be great to implement but the device involves some hardware and very little software. As a software engineer I tend to think in terms of simple programs to but in order to implement something tangible would involve electronics...
Kinect SDK For PC – VB Samples available.
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    ...
Micro-framework v4.2 Support for Visual Basic
Micro-framework v4.2 Support for Visual Basic
The release of .NET Micro framework v4.2 Beta brings Visual Basic support for the .NET Micro-framework.     For those that have not heard of the Micro framework before “The .NET Micro Framework is .NET for small and resource constrained devices. It offers a complete and innovative development and execution environment...
VB Support for the XNA platform
VB Support for the XNA platform
  With the release of the Mango Toolset, Visual Basic support for XNA and Windows Phone has now been added. VB resources include VB XNA documentation and VB WP7 code samples and starter kits and this post is intended to walk you through some of the steps in creating a simple XNA application for Windows Phone 7 using VB.   What ...
Happy 20th Birthday Visual Basic!
Happy 20th Birthday Visual Basic!
Twenty years ago, May 20th, 1991 at Windows World, in Atlanta, Microsoft founder Bill Gates demoed Visual Basic 1.0. Twenty years later, the 10th version of this latest in an unbroken line of Microsoft BASIC languages stretching back to Microsoft’s founding is still going strong. When you look back over the history of a tool that’s...