VSL at DevConnections

The following talks will be given by Visual Studio Languages team members at the DevConnections Conference in Las Vegas. Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Title Speaker 10:00am – 11:00am VMS01: The Future of C# Charlie Calvert 11:15am – 12:15pm VMS02: Future Directions for Visual Basic Jared Parsons 1:45pm – 2:45pm VMS03: Microsoft Visual C# IDE Tips…

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A Chance to Influence the MSDN Visual Studio Documentation (Help System)

The docs team here at Microsoft has created a new survey to solicit your opinion on the help system found in the MSDN technical library. This the same information you see if you press F1 in Visual Studio to get help on the IDE or your development language. I know the people who create and…

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Running IronPython Scripts from a C# 4.0 Program

IronPython is a scripting language hosted on the .NET platform. This posts shows how you can use the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) and the new C# 4.0 dynamic keyword to call an IronPython script from a C# program. Before going any further, it might be helpful to take a moment to explore the architecture that…

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Getting Started with IronPython

I recently spent some time getting IronPython up and running on my system; I will review what I learned in this post. Hosted inside an interpreter, Python belongs to the same family of scripting tools as VBScript, JavaScript, Perl and Ruby. You can fairly compare Python to a general purpose language such as C#. Developers…

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New Video on Sharepoint and C# by Kathleen McGrath

Microsoft guru Kathleen McGrath has created an elegant and informative new video on SharePoint features found in Visual Studio 2010, Beta 2. In the video programming writer Norm Estabrook demonstrates how to create a model for the Business Data Connectivity service that returns information about contacts in a sample database. You can read Kathleen’s post…

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IronRuby and IronPython for .NET 4.0 Beta 2 Available

The third preview of IronRuby and IronPython running under the Dynamic Language Runtime and .NET 4.0 is now available. You can easily use IronPython and IronRuby objects and types as .NET 4.0 dynamic objects from within the pre-release versions of C# 4.0 and Visual Basic 10.0 found in Visual Studio 2010. The IronRuby and IronPython…

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Community Convergence LVI

Welcome to the fifty-sixth community convergence. As you probably know by now, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 has been released on MSDN and will be available to the general public on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. I’ve worked with the team to create a wide range of technical material designed to support this release, and I…

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