Channel 9 Interview: No More Underscores in Visual Basic 10!

I just posted a new Channel 9 interview on a nifty little feature which isn’t so little when you look at it from the compiler. In this interview, Tyler Whitney, a developer on the Visual Basic compiler team demonstrates how line termination has changed in the Visual Basic 10 compiler making underscores unnecessary as line continuation indicators. Woot!

This makes your code more readable especially when writing multi-line LINQ queries. It’s also really handy not to have to worry about them when writing multi-line lambdas, a new feature of Visual Basic 10. Check out Tyler’s blog post that explains the details.

Yes it’s true, many underscores are unemployed so the team has created a support group for them at www.unemployedunderscores.com :-)

Enjoy!