We’ve heard your feedback that you want Visual Basic on .NET Core. Visual Basic in .NET 5 will support additional application types.
“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure.”
— Gandalf, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
On April 3, 2014, Anders Hejlsberg set us on our open source journey when he made the .NET Compiler Platform (aka “Roslyn”) source code public live on stage in San Francisco.
It’s the beginning of a new year! According to Back to the Future Part II, everyone will be riding hoverboards in a couple months (and, let’s be honest, Doc would love the HoloLens). In the meantime, let’s explore the enhancements we’ve made to the Visual Studio debugging experience.
Download Visual Studio 2015 Preview and review the release notes.
Over the past several years, our team has been hard at work re-implementing the full language stacks for Visual Basic and C#. While this was a long investment, we knew that an improved stack with a cleaner architecture would allow our team to work faster,
As you may have read in Jason’s announcement, today we announced that Visual Studio 11 Beta is now available for download. This is a huge release for Visual Basic as it provides full platform support for building Windows 8 Metro style apps,
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).
Hi All! A few weeks ago, we announced the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP. I hope many of you have had a chance to download the CTP and take it for a spin 🙂 If you haven’t, do give it a try.
To recap –
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October 2006 –VB Architect-emeritus Paul Vick responds via his blog to question by some completely random VB customer named Anthony about bootstrapping the VB compiler (rewriting it in VB), admits no definite plans yet but says that “one thing that would be nice about a managed compiler would be opening up the services to other tools…”
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.
Some great new video’s on MSDN showing how to do async programming using the Async CTP.
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 showing how easy it is to use the new feature.