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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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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 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...


February 11, 2008  12:39 PM

TFS to the rescue — almost



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Architecture and the SDLC, C#, Visual Basic, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0

(Editor's note: This is the first blog post by Christopher Yager, who will be writing on the .NET Developments blog from time to time. Yager is chief software architect at GLD Solutions Inc. and is currently using .NET...


February 7, 2008  11:32 AM

They could have told me



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Visual Basic, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, WinForms

(Editor's note: This is the first blog post by Chris Madsen, who will be writing on the .NET Developments blog from time to time. Madsen is a consultant who programs in Visual Basic and Visual Studio 2005. Her first few posts will cover the ups and downs of migrating from...


January 30, 2008  11:01 PM

Visual Basic futures, Volta on display at Lang.NET Symposium Day 2



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Dynamic Languages, Visual Basic

As the Microsoft Lang.NET Symposium went into Day 2, the parade of languages and language combos continued. First out of the blocks was Eric Meijer with a discussion of Volta. Volta uses a shared programming model to allow...


December 28, 2007  12:06 AM

Visual Basic 2008 documentation just about ready



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
Visual Basic, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

The Visual Basic 2008 language specification has been posted. It's not 100% totally officially ready, as it needs some copy edits, but it is available for download

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December 19, 2007  3:52 PM

Vick and Yuknewicz on VBX, meta programming and dynamic languages



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Dynamic Languages, Visual Basic

VB team members Paul Vick and Paul Yuknewicz appeared on a Scott Hanselman podcast to talk about directions for Visual Basic. They talked about the popularity of the language, which still surpasses all others in Microsoft’s yearly developer survey. Vick and Yuknewicz talked about


December 13, 2007  10:34 AM

Free book! No, really, a free book on C# and VB code guidelines



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
C#, Visual Basic

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there are free books -- and this one is definitely worth a look. SubMain, which makes refactoring and code documentation products for .NET Framework applications, is hosting on its site a free book by Steven Sartain.

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