Higher Algebra with Operator Overloads (Brian Beckman)

Recently I did a Channel 9 interview with Beth Massi where I walked through a Visual Basic program that used Generics and Operator overloads to perform some higher mathematics. I thought I’d follow up with a post explaining the details of exactly what I did. Operator overloads with Generics enable some beautiful designs for data…


Visual Basic 9.0 Language Specification Released (Beth Massi)

The Beta 2 version of the Visual Basic Language specification has been released onto the download center. This language specification corresponds to the version of Visual Basic that will ship in Visual Studio 2008. The spec covers the following major new features: • Friend assemblies (InternalsVisibleTo)• Relaxed delegates• Local type inferencing• Anonymous types• Extension methods• Nullable types• Ternary operator• Query expressions• Object initializers• Expression trees• Lambda…


Programming With XML Using Visual Basic 9 (Beth Massi)

We just published an article by Bill Burrows on Programming With XML Using Visual Basic 9. Bill has also created a series of video tutorials that walk you through the details of how to use the new XML features in Visual Basic 9. Bill takes an easy to follow, step-by-step approach to explaining the details in this exciting new technology. He…


LINQ to XML Videos (Beth Massi)

Bill Burrows has created a series of videos to help get the community started with LINQ to XML in Visual Basic! These videos were created in conjunction with his upcoming MSDN article that will be published soon. Bill takes an easy to follow, step-by-step approach to explaining the details in this exciting new technology in Visual…


Today’s Performance Webcast Slide Deck and Channel9 Interview (Beth Massi)

The VB team thanks everyone who attended Cameron’s webcast on Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2008 this morning. If you missed it, you can click this link for the on-demand replay. I’ve attached his slides that he used in the webcast for your reference. Also check out Cameron’s Channel9 interview for more information (and if…