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 Platform (“Roslyn”) APIs to use.
UPDATE: QuickVB is now open source!
The Visual Basic team joins Dartmouth and developers worldwide whose lives have been touched by this amazing language in wishing Dartmouth BASIC (and indeed the whole BASIC family of languages) a very happy 50th birthday (and many more) today!
If you’ve held off trying Visual Studio 11 Beta because your .NET 4 or Silverlight 5 app uses the Async CTP, your wait is over!
Today we’ve published the Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11, a NuGet package that lets your Visual Studio 11 projects target .NET 4 and Silverlight 5 while taking advantage of VB11’s new Await keyword.
Alex Turner presented VB XML yesterday here at MIX 09. Check out the video from his session!
Video link: https://channel9.msdn.com/events/mix(The powerpoint slides are attached.)
Making XML Really, Really Easy with Microsoft Visual Basic 9 MIX09-T72M Wednesday March 18 |11:55 AM–12:15 PM | San Polo 3401 By: Alex Turner Tags: Languages See how Visual Basic 9 makes generating rich XML orders of magnitude easier than using text concatenation or an object model.