The implicit line continuation feature in Visual Basic 2010 provided an opportunity to improve the code editing experience in XML literals embedded expressions. In Visual Studio 2008, pressing Enter inside an embedded expression would result in the cursor being positioned to the left of the end embedded expression tag.
while back, I remember being asked if there was a simple way to expose a source XML document as an object with properties. That is, if the root XML element had a child element <Name>Doug</Name>, then the object would have a Name property that was a string and returned “Doug”.
“Oh, no!” I hear you cry, “not another blog about Euchre!”
Well, I do like the game, to be sure. But, more importantly, the Euchre scenario enables me to try out any new technologies on a reasonably complex problem (using Visual Basic,
By now you’ve likely heard about the major new features coming in VB 2010, but there’s also a number of smaller additions in the language and IDE that might not be as readily noticeable. “Hidden Gems” will be a multi-part series where we’ll explore some of these smaller enhancements.
This one’s going to be long, but for those of you who’ve felt the first 3 in this series were too easy I promise this one’s tougher J.
Let’s say you want to list all the customers from a table in a ComboBox,
What’s wrong with the following WPF code?
Sub OK_Click(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs) Handles OK.Click
Title=”Window1″ Height=”300″ Width=”300″>
In yesterday’s post we saw that the use of the wrong comparison operator with Nothing in an If block can lead to surprising results. Let’s look at a slightly different case today:
Dim x As Integer = Nothing
Microsoft has this neat mailing list called “Spot the Bug” where developers can send interesting snippets of code that look correct but actually have subtle bugs in them. The puzzles are a lot of fun and I’ve always thought it’d be a fun thing to try here on the team blog.
We’ve started two new “How Do I” videos series on the Visual Basic Developer Center. More to come, but here’s the latest!
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:
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and compatible versions of IronRuby/IronPython
Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint (Keynote,