Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

VSLive San Francisco Content (Amanda Silver)

All - I'm about to go on for my LINQ Deep Dive and Tips &Tricks session at VSLive in San Francisco. I posted all demos & slides here:https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ProjectName=LaunchVB&ReleaseId=805...

Awesome VB9 Blog Series by Bart De Smet (Amanda Silver)

I guess I've been working too hard on getting the product ready to ship to notice that Bart has put together an awesome blog series on VB9. It includes discussion of a feature called runtime agility or compiler agility that we haven't taken up on this blog. We introduced this feature to make it much easier for new .NET platforms (think ...

Hidden Gems in Visual Basic 2008 (Amanda Silver)

Yesterday I promised to post about the hidden gems in Visual Basic and Visual Studio 2008 that you haven’t read about in blog posts or seen at conferences. I forgot that I mentioned a few of my favorite features in the Beta1 announcement where I showed off the improvements in the Intellisense experience – statement completion for ...

Visual Basic 2008 Ships!!! (Amanda Silver)

Hooray! Today we’ve finally shipped Visual Studio 2008, previously known as “Orcas”, previously known as some symbol which doesn’t have an ascii representation. We’ve come a long way, but it’s been a great ride. In his blog, Soma mentions many of the flagship features at a high-level that will undoubtedly ...

Channel 9 Interview – Amanda Silver on LINQ (Beth Massi)

I just posted an interview with Amanda on Channel 9 where she walks us through the new LINQ syntax available in VS 2008 Beta 2. I also posted some How Do I videos on LINQ to help get you started -- look for more of these beginning of next week!In this interview, Amanda Silver, a Lead Program Manager on the Visual Basic Team, ...

Amanda Silver will be Presenting VB and Silverlight on Second Life! (Beth Massi)

If you haven't seen or experienced Second Life it's pretty amazing. It's an online, 3D, digital world. Visual Studio has created an island where you can come listen to live Microsoft presenters in this virtual world's live presentation theater! Amanda Silver will be presenting Visual Basic on Silverlight tomorrow, July 31st at 4pm ...

Lambdas, and Take While, and Group By, Oh My!

Hooray! Visual Basic 2008 Beta2 has been released to the wild today to return to its natural habitat – the desktops of our beloved customers. (Please note our smiling GPM's face on that landing page -- he's so happy the Beta is done.) What’s inside? So much that there might be more new features than we released in Beta1, but who’s ...

Today's Live From Redmond Webcast Rescheduled [Beth Massi]

Amanda Silver came down with a nasty sickness last night so we just had to reschedule her Live From Redmond: VB9 - Conquering XML with LINQ to XML talk for this Tuesday July 3rd. If you're already registered then you're good to go for next week and automated emails should have been sent out to notify you all of the change. If you haven't ...

Live From Redmond Webcast Just Added on LINQ to XML (Beth Massi)

Back by popular demand! Amanda Silver will be presenting Live From Redmond: VB9 - Conquering XML with LINQ to XML on June 27th. In Visual Basic 9.0, XML becomes a built-in data type with a rich editing experience that completely eliminates the conceptual barrier between the code that you write and the XML that you’re trying to ...

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