Want to see the VB 2005 IDE in action? Check out this video!

Here’s a great Channel 9 video with Program Manager Jay Schmelzer, that demonstrates a number of the VB 2005 IDE features mentioned below.  In his 40 min interview with Ken Levy, Jay talks about what it’s like to work on the VB team, shows how to use the IDE to make you most productive, and exposes a…


Visual Studio 2005 IDE: Top Ten Feature List (by LisaFeig)

For our first VB IDE post on the VB team blog, I’d like to give you my list of the top 10 new features in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE.  Now that the product has been released, you can take advantage of these today! 1. Edit and Continue You are again able to make changes…


The VB IDE team joins the VB Team blog (by LisaFeig)

  Hi.  My name is Lisa Feigenbaum and I am a program manager on the VB IDE.  The VB IDE feature team (including testers, developers, and program managers) has been hosting a blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/vbide.  However, we have decided to merge our efforts with the rest of the VB team and transfer our blog here…


Code Snippets on Channel9 – Ken Levy and Lisa Feigenbaum

We’ve posted a new video on Channel9 about Code Snippets in VS2005.  Click here to check out the 38min show. Here are some of the exciting topics that you can look forward to hearing about:   ·      What code snippets are and why they were created in VB 2005. ·      How to invoke snippets and…


PDC: Where the VB team will be…

I’m *really* excited to be at the PDC this year. I’ve been to a few PDCs in the past and I think that this one is going to be the best, by far. In addition to the great demos, panels, and meet the team events, there will be a lot of buzz and discussion about…


Working with the Screensaver Starter Kit (by Irene Fan)

(posted by Irene Fan) Hi, I’m Irene and I’m an Exploring Microsoft intern in the Visual Basic group this summer along with Greg, Seth, and Emily. As VB Explorers, we spend eight weeks here in Redmond designing and coding an application to learn about the product development process firsthand; at the same time, we experience…


Check out the new VB IDE blog!

We’ve started a new blog on the Visual Basic IDE.  The address is http://blogs.msdn.com/vbide.  Check it out, and let us know what you think! Thanks,Lisa FeigenbaumVisual Basic Program Manager


[Teched Sessions Suggestion] eXtreme .NET: Introducing eXtreme Programming Techniques to .NET Developers

Below is a session submission for Teched New Zealand/Australia 2005 if you are interested in the other submissions or other details please see: http://blogs.msdn.com/charles_sterling/articles/345959.aspx Title: eXtreme .NET: Introducing eXtreme Programming Techniques to .NET Developers Abstract: Dr. Neil will introduce a number of extreme programming techniques to the audience through the use of code demos. Neil…


Volume Shadow Copy SDK

The typical method of accessing Volume Shadow Copy functionality is to use the WMI classes (listed below) but if you are a hardware vendor or just like writing device drivers then you will want access to the direct Win32 calls and I just tracked down the process to get the SDK for the Volume Shadow Copy API’s; specifically the calls in vssapi.dll such…