Visual Basic Blog

A group blog from members of the VB team

Download the CTP and Submit Your Feedback! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now publicly available! It's time to try out the features that you've been hearing about from the PDC. :) you download the CTP, start Visual...

What to watch, as a VB Developer at PDC (Lisa Feigenbaum)

After you discover the PDC videos online, and you watch the Future Directions for Microsoft Visual Basic, you may wonder what other sessions this year's PDC has to offer for the VB developer... Lots!Here's a list of PDC sessions related to the VB language and IDE: Scott Guthrie's speech in the 2nd day keynote:

PDC Dinner in honor of VB and C# MVPs (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Last week at the Professional Developers Conference, the VB and C# teams held a special dinner in honor of the VB and C# MVPs in attendance. ("MVP" = Most Valued Professional) It was a great opportunity to connect with folks, talk about the exciting things being announced at the conference, and even hear from Visual Studio General Manager...

I'm a VB! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

This year at the Professional Developers Conference, there was a new trend called PDC badges. To fully understand the buzz, check out the following blog post and Channel9 video by Adam Kinney (badge extraordinaire):

Experience PDC 2008 whenever and wherever – for FREE! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

That's right... All sessions from last week's Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles have been videotaped and made available for FREE on Channel9. it out and enjoy the conference. :) For photos, see the "PDC2008" tag on Flickr:

TL12: Future Directions for Microsoft Visual Basic (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Didn't make it to the PDC? No problem. You can still check out the *hottest* presentation at the Professional Developers Conference this year, available publicly on demand! Paul Vick (Principal Architect) and Lucian Wischik (VB Specification Lead & Software Engineer) gave an awesome presentation on the Future of VB. The presentation&...

VB 2010 Unveiled at PDC 2008! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Last week at the Professional Developers Conference, we made a number of very exciting announcements regarding the future of Visual Basic. Here is the list of VB 2010 features we've announced: Collection Initializers. Initialize collections in fewer lines of code! Use the "From" keyword followed by a list, rather than successive ...