Summary of new Visual Basic Posts on Goto100

I have been sitting on a long list of part finished posts on Visual Basic “stuff” intended for my other blog http://blogs.msdn.com/goto100/. Last week I finally started to finish them and get them published. Enjoy. Virtualization and Visual Basic 6.0 applications There may be some circumstances where upgrading a VB6 application is not feasible, for…

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A random but interesting bunch of Visual Basic .NET reads

Nothing special – just a list of good Visual Basic .NET articles I read over the last month. Enjoy: Visual Basic Lambdas are not quite the same as C# Lambdas. This article explains how to work around the differences. Visual Basic needs a hand with iterators as it has no specific syntax. Useful when you …

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I need to let this sink in… but interesting stuff. try/catch and filters

Somebody posted a comment up my blog which contained something along the lines of  “and VB .NET does the clever try catch stuff that C# can’t” . That got parked at the back of my brain and I finally went off looking for what this was. Turns out there was a great post on it…

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Visual Basic books in the UK were top sellers in the lead into Christmas

I was looking at some statistics on developer book sales in the months leading up to Christmas 2008. Overall C# outsold VB (there are a lot of C# books to choose from!) BUT VB 2008 had three of the top five slots including the number one slot. Unfortunately I can’t share the data but I…

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Secure your Visual Basic 6.0 investment with Microsoft .NET

[Reminder: This blog is moving to http://geekswithblogs.net/iupdateable] Over the last couple of months I have been working with Sarah in my group to pull together something which hopefully will help the many companies in the UK who continue to have a significant investment in Visual Basic 6.0  – and we did it with virtually no…

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Survey on the usage of Visual Basic 6.0 in UK companies – and maybe win a £1640 prize!

[Survey is live from January 21st to January 26th, 2009] I have been working with my marketing colleague Sarah to create a survey to better understand the current reliance on Visual Basic 6.0 in the UK and what plans companies have to move to .NET (or not!). The survey is a little over 20 questions…

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The perfect Christmas present for your kids - a new release of Small Basic

I have previously blogged on Small Basic and only this week snuck it into a session I was doing on Parallel Programming (It is the time of year when you can get away with that sort of stuff!). This is a great way for anyone to learn how to program –  my 80 year old…

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Feedback appreciated on draft screencast on VB6 and the options to move to .NET

I am working with partners to pull together guidelines, resources and special promotions on tools to help UK companies with VB6 make the right choice around moving (or not) to .NET. This will happen early in 2009. There will be a new landing page with the information and on that page will be a link…

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Say hi at DDD7 if you see me (and a piccy of me!)

Saturday 22nd is DDD7 day in Reading – and I will be there in my official capacity as “the Microsoft person” – which is great as I missed out on registering in my capacity as “a dev in the UK who wants to learn from smart folks”. I would love to chat with: Anyone who…

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