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Kinect SDK v1.5 – Now with VB Samples !!!

As developers start to realize the full potential of Microsoft Kinect and new hardware is made available for the PC it’s really great to see the Kinect team provide some sample support for VB developers.    For a while the Compilers team (who handle both VB and C# compilers) have been hearing VB developers  asking ...

New VB XNA Sample – showing Xbox, Windows and Phone targetting

For all those who have started venturing into developing windows phone applications, there are quite a few samples utilizing Silverlight, but the XNA content has been a little bit light.     (We are working on getting some more XNA VB samples online). But for those wanting to see a nice VB example of XNA development,&...

Updated Samples for WP7 Developers

For those VB developers who are developing (or keen to start developing) for WIndows Phone 7.  The samples have been updated and as you'll notice virtually all of them are in both C# and VB.http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431744(VS.92).aspx   ...

New Async Programming Video's

Some great new video's on MSDN showing how to do async programming using the Async CTP. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/hh378091.aspx There are different versions of video's for both VB and C#.    This is a great opportunity to see the power of the new Async languages featuresand follow through a series of examples ...

Temperature Monitoring using VB.Net, Micro-framework and a Netduino

  Introduction As a bit of a geek, I like to tinker with basic gadgets. I often think of little ideas that would be great to implement but the device involves some hardware and very little software. As a software engineer I tend to think in terms of simple programs to but in order to implement something tangible would involve electronics...

Micro-framework v4.2 Support for Visual Basic

The release of .NET Micro framework v4.2 Beta brings Visual Basic support for the .NET Micro-framework.     For those that have not heard of the Micro framework before “The .NET Micro Framework is .NET for small and resource constrained devices. It offers a complete and innovative development and execution environment...

VB Core – New compilation mode in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

While most servicing releases do not include new functionality, Visual Studio 2010 SP1 introduced an important new compiler feature that enables Visual Basic to target new platforms that were not previously supported.   This was mentioned in some of the initial SP1 blog posts such as Jasonz blog.     This is a ...

Announcing Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools

Today we announced availability of the Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools.  You can download the release here: This CTP is to be used with the Windows Phone Developer Tools, in order to do Windows Phone 7 development with Visual Basic. We have heard a lot of customer requests for this capability and are all ...

Channel 9 Interview: Multi-Targeting Deep Dive (Beth Massi, Spotty Bowles)

I’m back with Spotty Bowles, a tester on the VB compiler team, shows us the ins and outs of how multi-targeting works in Visual Basic projects in Visual Studio 2010 in this Channel 9 interview: Channel 9 Interview: Multi-Targeting Deep Dive with Visual Basic 2010What's tricky in Visual Studio 2010 is that there are now two supported ...

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