Visual Studio Tip of the Day – Let’s Build an Add-In

Yesterday the VS Ecosystem team released the Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 and the Visual Studio 2008 shell. The VS 2008 SDK contains full native Visual Basic support and contains many VB samples. What was in the VB Pack for the VS 2005 SDK is now included in the VS 2008 SDK, plus more. I’ve started… Read more

Visual Studio 2008 Released!

Early holiday gifts from Microsoft! Today we announced the release of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5! Come and get it: Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition (FREE) .NET Framework 3.5 (FREE) Visual Studio 2008 Trials   Also check out the new redesigned Visual Basic Developer Center with more updated and dynamic content. Visual Basic 2008… Read more

Merging XML using Visual Basic 9

I made some modifications to my Visual Studio Tip of the Day browser application I created last week. There I am downloading the RSS feed from Sara’s blog and saving it to disk so that I only retrieve the next tip every 24 hours. However, the RSS only returns the last 15 posts so instead of completely… Read more

Visual Basic WPF Samples – The Concept of Content

If you missed Young’s post on the VB Team blog, he has started helping Patrick convert all the samples from Charles Petzold’s WPF book (Applications = Code + Markup). Evan Lim who currently teaches WPF & Blend courses at Foothill Community College in Los Altos CA with Cal Schrotenboer, has also offered to help! This… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Type Inference in Visual Basic with Bill Horst

I just posted an interview on Channel 9 with Bill Horst, a member of the Visual Basic QA team. Bill shows us the ins and outs type inference in the newest version of Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2008. He shows us how the new Option Infer works and how various types are infered by the compiler… Read more

Visual Studio Tip of the Day Browser

I’m sitting here with writer’s block on an article I’m supposed to be writing so in order to coax the technical writing muse I decided to write an application I’ve been meaning to do for over a month. If you didn’t know, on Sara’s blog she has a category called Visual Studio Tip of the… Read more

I’m Speaking at DevTeach Nov 26th – 30th

I’ll be speaking at DevTeach in Vancouver November 26th – 30th. This is a great conference that I’ve been speaking at for a few years. Normally in Montreal (in the Spring), they’re starting to hit the other major Canadian cities. The level of speakers is amazing and they have .NET, Agile, Architecture, SQL, and XNA tracks…. Read more