New VB XNA Sample – showing Xbox, Windows and Phone targetting

For all those who have started venturing into developing windows phone applications, there are quite a few samples utilizing Silverlight, but the XNA content has been a little bit light.     (We are working on getting some more XNA VB samples online).  But for those wanting to see a nice VB example of XNA development,  the Blackjack…


Updated Samples for WP7 Developers

For those VB developers who are developing (or keen to start developing) for WIndows Phone 7.  The samples have been updated and as you’ll notice virtually all of them are in both C# and VB. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431744(VS.92).aspx      


Kinect SDK For PC – VB Samples available.

Today, Microsoft announced the Kinect SDK for PC    http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/kinectsdk/download.aspx    VB Samples are there at launch and available for downloading    http://files.ch9.ms/coding4fun/KinectSDKSamplesVB.zip       


The Temple of VB (Matt Gertz)

Hi, all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted to this blog, and a lot has happened in my world since then.  Though I’ve been pretty busy on our engineering systems team, I took a little time off last summer to do some traveling and, more importantly, some long overdue writing.  Although I’d always enjoyed writing…


VB Goes Mobile: Announcing “Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools – RTW"

With the release of Windows Phone Developer Tools in September, and the availability of Windows Phone 7 devices in stores, the Windows Phone platform is growing. Today marks another milestone in the progression of Windows Phone. Today we are announcing Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools – RTW. This release doubles the developer audience…


Channel 9 Interview: Multi-Targeting Deep Dive (Beth Massi, Spotty Bowles)

I’m back with Spotty Bowles, a tester on the VB compiler team, shows us the ins and outs of how multi-targeting works in Visual Basic projects in Visual Studio 2010 in this Channel 9 interview: Channel 9 Interview: Multi-Targeting Deep Dive with Visual Basic 2010 What’s tricky in Visual Studio 2010 is that there are…


Channel 9 Interview: Array and Collection Initializers in Visual Basic 2010 (Beth Massi, Spotty Bowles)

I’ve written about collection initializers on my blog before, but I thought I’d catch up with the VB Team to tell me more about how they really work. In this interview Spotty Bowles, a tester on the VB Compiler team, shows us a couple of new language features: Array and Collection Initializers. He gives us…


Visual Basic 2010 is here!

It was a very exciting time this week, with the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4. On April 12th, 5 launch events took place around the world in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, London and Las Vegas. The video from Bob Muglia’s VS 2010 Launch keynote is now available on-demand. The agenda for day…


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…


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!