Async CTP v3 – installation

The third version of the Async CTP was released on 31st October 2011. The reason for releasing v3 is to address installation issues — a recent Windows Update had conflicted with the Async CTP v2 and stopped it working, or prevented its installation in the first place. The v3 release also contains one small bugfix,…

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A day in the life of compiler bugfixing

The VB/C# team is hard at work on the Async feature… You might already have download the Async CTP yourself, or tried out async in the VS11 Developer Preview, and you might wonder: "The feature seems complete already — so what are they still working on?" This post is about an example bug that I…

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Talk: What’s new in VB10 (VS2010)

Talk: What’s new in VB10 (VS2010) This talk details the new VB language features that arrived in VS2010 — Implicit Line Continuations – http://www.unemployedunderscores.com/Array LiteralsCollection InitializersAuto-implemented PropertiesMulti-line Sub lambdas (which I used for Silverlight async)XML-literals, XML-to-schema, LINQ [actually this was already in VS2008, but it’s so good I repeated it]Silverlight interop; responding to eventsDLR silverlight interop; writing to…

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Talk: How to write an [Async] connected app for Windows Phone 7.1

Talk: How to write an [Async] connected app for Windows Phone 7.1 This talk is all about writing a connected app for the Windows Phone. The talk covered: (1) Azure/WP7 toolkit for the server-side of the phone app. Most good phone apps will need some kind of server-side component, be it for live tile updates or…

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Talk: The [Async] Future of VB and C#

Talk: The [Async] Future of VB and C# I gave a C#-specific version of this talk at DevConnections in Las Vegas, USA on 2011.11.01 This talk is mainly about Async and goes into considerable technical depth. It also covers the new CallerInfo feature, and includes a Roslyn demo. Download slides.pptx [3mb] Download script.docx [29k] Download…

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[placeholder] How to write a connected VB phone app

This blog article has been moved and enhanced:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lucian/archive/2011/05/20/talk-how-to-write-an-async-connected-app-for-windows-phone-7.aspx        

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Async CTP Refresh – mitigation strategies

Async CTP Refresh – mitigations when using the CTP  The preceding four blog posts have outlined the known and unknown bug areas in the CTP. Now it’s time to set out some concrete mitigation strategies.   Use F# instead F# already shipped in VS2010 with Async support. It is tried, tested, high-quality, supported, and flexible….

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Async CTP Refresh – what bugs remain in it?

Async CTP Refresh – what bugs remain in it?   Q. How many bugs remain in the Async CTP Refresh? A. That’s hard to know. Our QA efforts have been dedicated to testing our async codebase that will be part of the next Visual Studio. We’ve spent far less time testing the CTP. There might…

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Async CTP Refresh – compiler bug fixes

Async CTP Refresh – Compiler Bug fixes The big news about the Async CTP Refresh is that it enabled development on SP1 and for Windows Phone 7, and came with a new EULA. But there were also a few bug fixes… We heard about some of these bugs from community feedback. Thank you. Such feedback…

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Async CTP Refresh – design changes

Async CTP Refresh – Design Changes The big news about the Async CTP Refresh is that it enabled development on SP1 and for Windows Phone 7, and came with a new EULA. But there were also a few design changes…   Async is like the zombie virus I’ve come to believe that async will be…

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