CAB in Visual Basic.NET


We are very pleased to announce the release of the Composite UI Application Block Release Candidate for Visual Basic.NET to the Community.


We know many of you were already developing solutions in Visual Basic.NET on top of CAB. That is a supported use case, but we also knew many of you actually preferred the block in Visual Basic too. So here it is.


The Visual Basic CAB is 100% functionally equivalent to the C# one; and we have included the same content too: documentation, QuickStarts, tests (in NUnit and VSTS), etc. Actually, we are cross testing the block using both sets of tests (VB against C# and vice-versa).


This is a release candidate and you probably noticed we required a few extra days from the original plan, but again, quality is very high in our priorities and we wanted to post what we considered a usable version.


Now we are heading straight for the final release on early December. What to expect:



  • Bug fixes on the Visual Basic.NET version
  • Repackaging for final publication on MSDN (the C# and the Visual Basic.NET versions of the CAB will remain a different downloads)
  • Publication of the Hands-on-labs and other collateral like introduction PPTs, etc.

As usual, please do keep sending the excellent feedback.

Comments (6)

  1. Tad says:

    I’ve installed this and launched the help, but I get an error. "Microsoft Document Explorer cannot be shown because the specified help collection ‘ms-help://MS.VSCC.v80/MS.VSIPCC.v80/ms.practices.2005Nov.cab’ is invalid."

    Anyone else experiencing this ?

    Also, is CAB supposed to work with VB2005.Net Express ?

  2. Kris says:

    Could it be possible that you could provide the Help document as a PDF file. I am also having a problem viewing the documentation.

    Thanks.

  3. eugeniop says:

    The docuemnts are available as a standalone CHM in the Community workspace. See the downloads section.

  4. ooezez@gmail.com says:

    I have the same problem. I use VS2008.

    where is the address of the help doc?

    I can’t find it.

    or would you like to send me one copy?

    Thanks!

  5. Peter Madin says:

    I have the same problem but for c#

    Microsoft Document Explorer cannot be shown because the specified help collection ‘ms-help://MS.VSCC.v80/MS.VSIPCC.v80/ms.practices.2005Nov.cab’ is invalid.

    he docuemnts are available as a standalone CHM in the Community workspace. See the downloads section.

    Ok there is a needle somewhere in the haystack.

    Could you help me out here. I would like to get into CAB. Could you give me a link to where the download is in community workspace?

  6. Peter Maddin says:

    I tried using your Search on

    ms.practices.2005Nov.chm

    "No results" was the stern reply.

    Is there a copy somewhere, an updated one, an old one, something, anything, somewhere, anywhere.