Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools Released Today

One of the great aspects of the Visual Studio 2010 release is the extensibility support. The VS 2010 Editor is re-written in WPF, providing rich IDE experiences in the box, as well as new extensibility APIs that enable the creation of more powerful extensions out of the box. To support these extensions, the Visual Studio…

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XNA is coming to Visual Basic!

Tonight at DevConnections, Senior Director Dave Mendlen announced that XNA support will be coming to Visual Basic. This is part of Microsoft’s co-evolution strategy, whereby we are providing equal access to Microsoft technologies for both C# and Visual Basic developers. XNA has been a top Visual Basic customer request for the past several years, so…

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VS 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts for C#, VB, C++, F# Now Available in Letter (8.5x11in) and A4 (210×297mm) Print-Ready Sizes

Thanks for all the feedback on the Visual Studio 2010 Keyboard Shortcut Posters. We’ve released new versions to take into account your requested changes: – Create 8.5”x11” Letter-sized print-ready documents – Create 210x297mm A4-sized print-ready documents – Remove the people images and keep the space for content DOWNLOAD HERE VISUAL C#   VISUAL BASIC  …

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Q&A: Microsoft’s Lisa Feigenbaum Talks About C#

I recently completed an interview with Michael Desmond, Editor in Chief of Visual Studio Magazine at 1105 Media. Visual Studio Magazine had released a .NET Insight newsletter featuring in-depth coverage of the C# programming language, and wanted to follow it up with an interview with the product team. You can find the full interview on…

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Twitter Analyzer using Visual Studio 2010 RTM (VB & C# Solutions Available)

I just released a new version of my Twitter Analyzer application on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/twitter There are both VB and C# solution versions available on the download page: https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ProjectName=twitter&ReleaseId=4362 Please install the following prerequisites before running the application: Visual Studio 2010 RTM: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio IronPython 2.6.1 for .NET 4: http://ironpython.codeplex.com/releases/view/36280 Microsoft Office: http://microsoft.com/office  (I’ve tested with…

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How to Customize the XML Comments that are inserted by the Visual Basic Code Editor?

Visual Basic XML Comments were first introduced in Visual Studio 2005. They can be used to create documentation for your project, and to provide a rich IDE experience for others using your code. For more information on XML Comments, please read my full article in MSDN Magazine here. This blog post focuses on the specific…

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VS 2010 Keyboard Shortcut Posters Now Available for VB, C#, F# & C++

The Visual Studio keyboard shortcut posters are always very popular and are now available for Visual Studio 2010! Please choose the one that corresponds to your choice of Visual Studio Development Settings. Print out a poster to place on the wall, or a quick reference card to keep on your desk. Download Here VISUAL BASIC…

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Visual Studio 2010 Books on C#, Visual Basic, F#, VS IDE, and VS Extensibility

I often get asked for good VS 2010 book recommendations on the topics my team (VS Pro) is working on: C#, VB.NET, F#, VS IDE, VS Extensibility. Here are some recent titles to check out. You can also find a growing list on our MSDN developer centers: C# Books VB Books F# Books Visual Studio…

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Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools – Updated with Tools Option Support and More!

For those of you who enjoyed the 1st Productivity Power Tools release, be sure to download the latest version released this week! There are a number of changes, including requests from your comments on this blog. 🙂 The most popular request was the ability to have more granular control of which features are enabled, and…

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MVP Open Day at Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC)

        Earlier this year, I presented at the 2010 Regional MVP Summit at MSIDC in Hyderabad, India. In addition to the Global Summit in Redmond, a number of international MVP Summits take place each year, to promote connections among local Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). This event was the 4th Summit for the region, and…

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