Teams here at Microsoft have been cranking on a bunch of samples for the next releases of Visual Studio, .NET Framework, Office, SharePoint, Expression, WPF & Silverlight and I’ve been on the hunt to find some favorites and roll them up here. I haven’t played with all of these but depending on what you’re into you probably want to check these out.
Visual Basic Samples
These are a cumulative batch of over 100 samples, demonstrating features found in VS 2010, 2008, 2005 and earlier. You can explore new Visual Basic 10 (VS 2010) samples in the languages section.
Samples for Parallel Programming with the .NET Framework 4
This download includes both VB and C# samples for developers writing parallel and concurrent applications, including Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), the Task Parallel Library (TPL), new thread-safe collections, and a variety of new coordination and synchronization data structures.
Office Development in Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio 2010 samples demonstrate Office development projects, tools, and techniques. Samples include Excel, Word and Outlook solutions.
SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010
Learn how to use the SharePoint development tools in Visual Studio 2010 to create SharePoint workflows, design and deploy visual web parts, event receivers, custom Business Data Catalog types, and list items in a SharePoint Web site.
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Documentation Samples
This is a set of over 20 samples that complement the WPF documentation on MSDN.
WPF & Silverlight Data Binding in Visual Studio 2010
These samples demonstrate how to create a WPF & Silverlight data-based forms solutions using Visual Studio 2010.
Silverlight Toolkit Samples
The Silverlight Toolkit is a collection of Silverlight controls, components and utilities made available outside the normal Silverlight release cycle. This set of online samples include both VB and C#.
This sample shows how to interop from a Visual Basic WPF application with IronPython to search and filter twitter feeds as well as export the results to Excel.
VB Samples for Expression Encoder 3
Expression Encoder is an advanced application for bringing your edited video project to the web for high-quality playback in Microsoft Silverlight scenarios.
Also don’t forget to check the Visual Basic Developer Center often for more samples, tutorials, and downloads. We’ll be adding a lot more here in the next month to prepare you for the Visual Studio 2010 launch.