Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

Simultaneous Async Tasks (Alan Berman)
Simultaneous Async Tasks (Alan Berman)
The new Async feature in the Visual Studio Async CTP (SP1 Refresh) provides an elegantly simple technique to make code asynchronous.Our writing team uses an internal app that would benefit from asynchronous calls.  For each URL contained in the MSDN documentation that we publish, the app lists the title from the link, and the title parsed...
The Temple of VB (Matt Gertz)
The Temple of VB (Matt Gertz)
Hi, all!It's been a while since I've posted to this blog, and a lot has happened in my world since then.  Though I've been pretty busy on our engineering systems team, I took a little time off last summer to do some traveling and, more importantly, some long overdue writing.  Although I'd always enjoyed writing the "here's how ...
WebMatrix Series #1: How to Create Visual Basic Websites Using WebMatrix
WebMatrix Series #1: How to Create Visual Basic Websites Using WebMatrix
  Microsoft WebMatrix is an exciting new product that makes the creation of custom ASP.NET Web sites possible without all the complexity of the full Visual Studio environment. WebMatrix supports web site development in both C# and Visual Basic. In this blog post, I will demonstrate how to create VB websites using Webmatrix. Before ...
Async Feature Control Flow (Alan Berman)
Async Feature Control Flow (Alan Berman)
What is asynchronous programming? Let's say you send out an email, then wait and do nothing for the two minutes it takes to get a response back. You do nothing while you're waiting. It's worth waiting because it'll be back fast. When that happens, sending the email and getting a response is synchronous. But another time you send an email and ...