There’s No Such Thing As Too Much Euchre! (Matt Gertz)

“Oh, no!”  I hear you cry, “not another blog about Euchre!” Well, I do like the game, to be sure.  But, more importantly, the Euchre scenario enables me to try out any new technologies on a reasonably complex problem (using Visual Basic, of course).  It’s my way of checking out our product to make sure…


Linking Zune media items with LinQ, Part 2 (Matt Gertz)

In this post, I’ll continue on with coding the new playlist shuffler.  If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I highly recommend it so that this post will make more sense. J Code for the controls (continued) The Title TextBox When the title changes, we’ll want to indicate that the playlist has changed, and we’ll…


Linking Zune media items with LinQ, Part 1 (Matt Gertz)

Way back in October 2007, I wrote up a few posts (here and here) on my experiments with the Windows Media Player object model.  The problem I was trying to solve was that, when I had a playlist set to “shuffle,” WMP would break up songs that should always play together (for example, Jackson Browne’s…


Visual Basic “How Do I” Videos

We’ve started two new “How Do I” videos series on the Visual Basic Developer Center. More to come, but here’s the latest!


Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2!

There were a lot of Microsoft announcements that happened yesterday! Many of these happened during Steve Ballmer’s keynote at the SharePoint Developers Conference (Video, Twitter). Here is the list: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and compatible versions of IronRuby/IronPython Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint (Keynote, Dev Center) New Visual Studio logo and brand (blue…


I’m A VB: Lluis Franco

    Website: http://geeks.ms/blogs/lfranco   ·        How long have you been using VB? Visual Basic? Since VB 3.0, but I have been using other Basic in the 80’s 😉   ·        What industry do you work in? Currently I work in a Financial company   ·        How big is your development team? We’re only 5 in the team,…


I’m A VB: Jorge Serrano, Visual Basic MVP

    Website: http://geeks.ms/blogs/jorge/   ·        How long have you been using VB? In the University had the opportunity of use VB 1 (one floppy disk of 3 1/2 1.44 Mb). It was a little bit odd in a first moment, but a few time later I used VB 3 (7 or 8 floppy disks, I…


I’m A VB: Earl Vella

  ·        How long have you been using VB? 9 years, hah saying it makes it look like it was yesterday.  started with Basic on my father’s massive … well you cant really call something that big a ‘PC’. was introduced to Visual basic 6 by a friend and was addicted to it. Just as a…


I’m A VB: Bob Swan

  ·        How long have you been using VB? 12 years     ·        How big is your development team? 4   ·        Please tell us about an app that you’re working on at the moment. App used to  track REO property services   ·        What other technologies do you most commonly use? SQL Server     ·        What do…


I’m A VB: Naveed Iqbal

  ·        How long have you been using VB? Since 1998 (VB6), its the first language I learnt. I took a free ‘learn VB in 24 hours’ course online during my free time in highschool   ·        What industry do you work in? I’m a software engineer/Applied Mathematician in the relocation industry   ·        How big is your…