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Whats New In VB2005 – Some parts of the TechEd demos

So I cleaned up my teched demos and editted the notes so hopefully, someone other than me (without access to what's inside my head ;-)) can follow along and see some of the cool new things in VB2005. Simply unzip the solution, open it, and remember to START with the demo.vb file in the DemoProject solution! If there's a project you're ...

Generics Patterns and Practices: ideas and suggestions for when to use generics

So at TechEd-2006, I gave a chalktalk on generics patterns and practices. I've zipped the content up here so folks can check it out if they want. I start by giving a quick background on generics (the GenericsBasics solution attached), then looking for patterns in the framework of where generics might be applied (The Examples project in the ...

VB Curioddities #1: Enum, Enum, my kingdom for an Enum.Parse

Hey folks, my name's Kit George and I've joined the VB team from the CLR. VB is after all, the best language, so of course, it makes sense to work directly on it!Like all languages, VB has it's little 'oddities', so i thought i would start a series to present a few of these. These are little (and perhaps large) curious VB things that you may ...

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