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June 3, 2010  8:55 PM

Is there any real difference between VB.NET and C#?

Posted by: RobBarry
.NET, Visual Basic

By and large, it seems that Visual Basic no longer deserves the bad rap it's had for many years among more "serious" programmers. After the .NET Framework hit the scene in 2002 a sort of "grand...

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May 26, 2009  3:44 PM

Our readership survey is in!

Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Programming Languages, ASP.NET, C#, Open source, VB.NET, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

The vast majority of SearchWinDevelopment.com readers are using modern tools, but a significant number of them are also interested in maintaining legacy applications, according to a readership survey conducted by the site. A preliminary look at the survey reveals that 87% are using Visual Studio...

May 21, 2009  10:17 PM

Open source cataloger adds CodePlex to its knowledgebase

Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Programming Languages, Open source

A company that helps developers find, track and manage open source components has partnered with Microsoft to include projects from CodePlex, Microsoft's open source portal. Black...

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April 6, 2009  7:13 PM

Clarifications on Microsoft’s Oslo, M

Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Programming Languages, Oslo, SOA development

When I complained last month that we haven’t seen enough of Microsoft’s Oslo to know what it is, Microsoft responded. To recap: my gripe with Oslo — and specifically...

March 4, 2009  3:29 PM

Oslo may not be vaporware, but is it significant?

Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Programming Languages, Oslo, SOA development

This is the week of Oslo over at SearchWinDevelopment.com. On Monday, Microsoft released a new CTP of its Oslo data modeling project just as we were rolling out a tip on

February 20, 2009  8:21 PM

MonoDevelop beta ups the ante for .NET development on Linux

Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Programming Languages, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Mono, the Novell-backed project that's developing a port of .NET for Linux/Unix OSs. Last week saw the release of Moonlight 1.0, a Linux port of Silverlight...

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April 11, 2008  2:45 PM

VC++ gets update, VB6 gets heave

Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET programming downloads, C#, Visual Basic

Microsoft development honcho Soma Somasegar reports that a Visual C++ 2008 Feature pack has shipped. In January the pack came out in beta. MFC components included in the pack allow developers to create applications with the...

February 28, 2008  4:48 PM

VB6 Programmers – What happened to Printer.Print?

Posted by: Brein Matturro
C#, Visual Basic, VS 2002/2003 and .NET 1.0/1.1, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, WinForms

This post goes out to all you VB geeks that are wondering what happened to Printer.Print in VB.  This may be a dated topic but I have a feeling there are a few out there longing for those VB6 days when the printer was always sitting there loyal and waiting.  The VB6 programmer's best friend. ...

February 15, 2008  10:34 AM

Hello F# world!

Posted by: YuvalShavit

Are you ready for the Functional? Matthew Podwysocki has blogged about F#, a functional programming language. He provides, in fact, a nifty introduction. His initial

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February 14, 2008  9:08 AM

The elusive project properties

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Visual Basic, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, WinForms

So I put together my setup project using the in-grown version of MSI (don’t get me started on how cumbersome it is to add files!) and then built it. Looked good.

But when I tested it, the suggested path was “C:\Program Files\Default...

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