Luke Hoban blogs on…

Luke, a PM on the C# IDE team has started a blog… should be a good source of info, especially around the new Express Edition. Intro + C# Express … The project that I’ve been working on for most of my time at Microsoft is the Visual C# Express Edition.  So as you can probably…

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My new Coding 4 Fun Column is up on MSDN…

How Long Now?Summary: Duncan Mackenzie describes how to calculate the difference between two dates in Visual Basic .NET, and builds an application that counts down to the release of Halo 2.

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Operator Overloading in VB 2005

Matthew Gertz, Dev Lead for the VB Compiler, Editor & Debugger team has written an article on operator overloading in Visual Basic 2005…Operator Overloading In Visual Basic 2005Operator Overloading, new to Visual Basic 2005, simplifies the use and development of complex types by allowing you to specify your own implementation for standard operations such as…

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Spiderman 2… the game, not the movie…

I had been planning to go to Spiderman 2 last night at 12:01 am… but I decided to skip it instead… so I went out during the day and spent my Father’s Day gift (a gift certificate for Best Buy… my wife made a great choice) on a wireless xbox controller from Logitech and the…

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Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 and the Express Edition Betas have launched…

Ah, launch day… what else would have most of my colleagues sitting in their offices at 12:30 am in the morning on a Monday… and there isn’t a single Halo game running!!So, if you haven’t heard… the official site for Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 is now up, featuring a ton of new MSDN features…

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Eric Gunnerson discusses grouping classes within an assembly…

As a big fan of components, my applications are often composed of many different assemblies… essentially I break out anything that seems ‘ready to reuse’… but perhaps I should reconsider? Grouping classes in an assembly This useful bit of information crossed my desk today: When it comes to packaging in separate assemblies, remember that you…

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Oh man… I guess this isn’t new, but I’m impressed…

I installed MCE onto my main home computer recently, which happens to have a modem that supports caller id…. and I was just sitting in front of it tonight watching a recorded episode of “The Dead Zone” when someone called… a nice transparent message floated up telling me their name and #…. and when someone…

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New Community Page for your viewing pleasure…

For various reasons, I’m just buried under work these days… but I still managed to revamp the /vbasic/community area of the VB developer center… check it out and let me know what you think… Oh… you have no idea what it used to look like, so it is hard to comment? Good point, here is…

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A sneak preview of Visual Basic 2005 (article) is up on MSDN…

This new article from Ken Getz provides an overview of many of the new features in Visual Basic 2005, including “My”, “Edit and Continue”, “AutoCorrect”, “Just My Code” and more…Check it out here

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