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Visual Basic in .NET Core 3.0

Visual Basic in .NET Core 3   Update: March 12, 2020 This strategy described in this 2018 post has been replaced with the one in this post. Update: Oct 8, 2019 .NET Core 3.0 contains portions of the Visual Basic.NET Runtime (microsoft.visualbasic.dll) that do not depend on WinForms. Visual Basic.NET support for WinForms, WPF, and ...

Visual Basic 2010 is here!

It was a very exciting time this week, with the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4. On April 12th, 5 launch events took place around the world in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, London and Las Vegas. The video from Bob Muglia’s VS 2010 Launch keynote is now available on-demand. The agenda for day was VS 2010 sessions, including ...

Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2!

There were a lot of Microsoft announcements that happened yesterday! Many of these happened during Steve Ballmer’s keynote at the SharePoint Developers Conference (Video, Twitter). Here is the list: MSDN subscribers can download Beta 2 now!  We will be opening up Beta 2 for everyone to download starting this Wednesday. In honor...

Misfit Geek Podcast – Episode #2 "Does VB have a Future?" (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The Misfit Geek, Joe Stagner, asked me this provocative question in a recent episode on his new podcast series: "Does VB have a Future?". Tune in to hear more details on my answer, which of course is YES! :) We talk about plans for increasing the VB.NET content across Microsoft, the great innovations that are happening in VB.NET, idea sharing ...

VB Entity Framework Samples Now Available (Lisa Feigenbaum)

There are a lot of great Entity Framework samples on Code Gallery that you can now find available in Visual Basic .NET. This was recently announced on the ADO.NET team blog. Browse through the list below and start downloading! ADO.NET Entity Framework Query Samples (Download)ADO.NET Entity Framework Query Samples is a small Windows Forms ...

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