You probably didn’t notice it, but we made some important and beneficial changes to the Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 just a few weeks ago, and I want to share the good news.
Happy holidays! It’s been a long time since I’ve written a post, so I figure I can bring in the new year answering some great questions submitted by you.
Just this week someone gave me this feedback: “I am having a difficult time finding information to help me adapt to LINQ in my webforms.
Scott Hanselman posted a podcast with with Paul Vick, Principal VB Architect, and Paul Yuknewicz, Senior Program Manager on the VB Team about the past, present and future of Visual Basic. Check it out!
Enjoy,–Beth Massi, VS Community
A few weeks ago I mentioned I was working on a side project. Well, then the soccer, tennis, and school season hit and..well I won’t tell you the rest. What I had started to do was take all of the samples in Charles Petzold’s book Applications = Code + Markup and rewrite them in VB for publication to the VB community.
Recently the VB team released the Interop Forms Toolkit, which allows VB6 developers to extend their existing applications using .NET. The toolkit allows developers to write a regular Windows Form in VB.NET, click “Generate Wrapper Classes”, and then call those forms from VB6.
The .NET Framework teams are providing several Live Meeting presentations spanning application technologies like Smart Clients, Web 2.0 (AJAX) and Mobile. Check out SimonMu‘s blog for more information:http://blogs.msdn.com/simonmu/archive/2006/10/09/The-next-series-of-team-member-Live-From-Redmond-webcasts.aspx
Simon also pointed me to a great video archive:http://www.asp.net/learn/videos/default.aspx?tabid=63#ajax
If you’re a VB developer and you’re interested in these modern .NET app types,
PaulYuk and I just returned from the EMEA tour where we demoed tons of new VB 2005 features to groups in Brussells, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Belfast, and Dublin. Here (as promised) are links to more information on what I presented. If you didn’t make it to the presentations,