Early and Adopter
seem to have just noticed my blog;
and they raised a
good question, why would I (I’m MSDN’s “Content Strategist” for VB, and an
affirmed VB Lover) have C# code on my blog?
It isn’t by choice,
that is for sure! It is his fault: hspace=0 src="http://msdn.microsoft.com/columns/graphics/service.gif"
I’m doing a little bit of work on some
internal utilities at MSDN and while some of them are in VB.NET, this particular
one was written by that crazy href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/columns/service.asp">Matt Powell fellow and
it is all in C#. I’ve actually managed to break a few things out into their own
assemblies and do them in VB.NET, but for the most part the UI is all in C#…
what is a guy to do? I’ll try to avoid starting a religous debate here, but I
have to at least say that the C# editor sucks compared to the VB.NET one… XML
commenting aside! I’ve heard it is much closer in features to VB.NET in VS.NET
2003, but I haven’t done anything but VB.NET in that version of VS.NET, so I
don’t really know…
Sadly, after only a few days of
working on this system, I started adding semicolons to my VB.NET code… Is that
like calling your wife by the wrong name?