Visual Basic 2010 is here!

Lisa Feigenbaum

It was a very exciting time this week, with the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4. On April 12th, 5 launch events took place around the world in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, London and Las Vegas. The video from Bob Muglia’s VS 2010 Launch keynote is now available on-demand.


The agenda for day was VS 2010 sessions, including Windows Development, SharePoint and Office, Dev & Test Collaboration, and Project Management. Follow the “Visual Studio 2010 Launch” tag on Channel9 for more… There are also a number of session recordings available now on The Code Project. Tim, Alexandra, and I recorded a live Channel 9 interview on managed code.


At the Las Vegas launch event, there were many VB keynote and session demos, as well as two Languages-focused sessions covering Visual Basic :

– VNT03: What’s New in Visual C# 4.0 and Visual Basic 10? (April 13, 10:15AM-11:30AM, Grand Ballroom 5, Kathleen Dollard)

– VMS10: Microsoft Visual Basic and C# IDE Tips and Tricks (April 13, 4:15PM-5:15AM, Grand Ballroom 5, Dustin Campbell)


Visual Basic 2010 Resources

There is *a lot* of content live now online. Be sure to check out Jonathan Aneja’s MSDN Magazine featured article: What’s New in Visual Basic 2010. Below are additional key VB resources.

Visual Basic Developer Center Website

Visual Studio 2010 Release | Visual Studio 2010 SDK Release | CodeRush XPress Release for C# & VB | IronPython 2.6.1 for .NET 4 & IronRuby 1.0 for .NET 4 (Compatible releases  for dynamic language interop with VB 2010.)

Visual Basic 10.0 Language Specification

Visual Basic Help Documentation

Visual Studio 2010 Languages Walkthroughs | VB/C# Type Embedding (General) | VB/C# Type Embedding (Office) | VB/C# Office Programming | VB/C# Development with Dynamic Objects | VB/C# “Generate From Usage” for Test-First Development

Visual Basic 2010 Samples

Presentations: What’s New in the VB Language (versions: PDC08, PDC09) | Visual Basic Masterclass | VB IDE Tips & Tricks

Channel9: 10-4 Series on VS 2010 and .NET 4 | Visual Basic on Channel9

“Visual Studio 2010 “How Do I” Videos | Visual Basic “How Do I” Videos

Visual Basic Team Blogs | Executive blogs on Visual Basic: VB & C# (Soma) | Code Focused (Soma) | VB/C#/F# Language & IDE (Jason) | VS2010 Overview & Series (ScottGu) | VB 10 (ScottGu) | Coevolution (ScottWil)

Visual Basic 2010 Articles in MSDN Magazine: VB10 Overview | VB Variance | VB Initializers | Error Correction | XML Comments

Visual Basic Books

Training: Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4 Training Kit  | AppDev Free 2010 Course (VB/C#) | Moving to 2010 E-Book

Visual Basic Forums

Visual Basic 2010 Keyboard Shortcut Posters

Visual Studio 2010 Product Information: Press Release | Press Portal | SKU Comparison | Reviewers Guide | Data Sheet | Whitepaper

Visual Studio 2010 Promotional Offers: Step Up Program (until 4/30) | 90-Day Trial Downloads


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