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Back to the future! – New version of the VB6 InteropForms toolkit is released!!

Along with all the new goodies that we released yesterday as part of Visual Studio 2010, one additional thing we did yesterday as well is release an update to the popular interopforms toolkit.   This update brings VS 2010 (and VS 2008!) support to the toolkit and fixes a smattering of reported bugs.    As many of you ...

PInvoke Interop Assistant on CodePlex (Jared Parsons)

I'm happy to announce that the PInvoke Interop Assistant tool is now available on CodePlex.  This includes the binaries, source code and the dev authored unit tests.  It is hosted on the more general CLR Interop Tools page.  http://www.codeplex.com/clrinterop I will be actively maintaining this tool in the future and (hopefully...

Making PInvoke Easy

Jared here again.  I very excited to announce we recently released a tool I've been working on to MSDN that will greatly help with using PInvoke in managed code.  The tool is called the "PInvoke Interop Assistant" and is included as part of a MSDN article on marshalling data for PInvoke and Reverse PInvoke scenarios.  Here is ...

InteropForms ToolKit – Visual Studio 2008 edition (Todd Apley)

I apologize right away that it's been a while since I've blogged about the interop forms toolkit although I've been doing my best to keep up with issues and questions on the interop forums.   It seems from the mail I've received that a lot of people are having good success at extending their legacy vb6 apps ...

Petzold Chapter 3 (Young Joo)

I am Young Joo, PM @ VB team.  I will be helping out Patrick on converting samples in Charles Petzold's WPF book (Applications = Code + Markup) to Visual Basic.  This is an exciting project and I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.  Another exciting news is that we have an extra help for this project.  Evan Lim who ...

Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Power Packs 2.0 now available

In case you didn't see the links go live on the Visual Basic Developer Center the VB Off-Cycle team has shipped the latest edition of the Power Pack controls.  You can download them from here.In this update we've added the much anticipated Line and Shape controls.  The line and shape controls give you drag and drop ease at ...

Visual Basic on Channel9 (Beth Massi)

I just posted a couple screen casts/interviews on Channel9 you should definitely check out. I rounded up VB team members and influentials and asked them what their favorite Visual Studio 2008 features were and to give us all a demo of them! The first one is with Erik Meijer and he shows us his favorite feature, XML Literals:In this in ...

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