Visual Basic comes to Windows Phone!

Ah.. It’s such a relief to be able to finally talk about it I’ve been working on getting Visual Basic supported in the Windows Phone development tools. It’s been hard to not talk about it, especially when I’d seen comments from users like “The phone dev tools are great but it’s sad that there is…

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Solution Navigator: Get rid of your toolwindows

Adrian Collier has just blogged about the release of the Solution Navigator extension for VS 2010. One of the things I hate about Visual Studio is the number of tool windows that I have to juggle around. I have two big monitors at work and I still run out of screen real estate every so…

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Relax! so what if the return type is missing?

Visual Basic generally goes out of its way to help out the programmer. Delegate relaxation is a good example of this need to please. Simply put, this feature is about being able to assign to delegates when the signatures don’t exactly match. The canonical example goes like this: Sub ClickHandler() Handles Button1.Click Button1.Click takes two…

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How I landed up in the Visual Basic team.

My last post was in September 2008. It’s been close to two years since I posted anything. My rationalization for such unforgivable behaviour is that I started working on a project that wasn’t public at that time. This was an incubation effort and I was part of a very small team of fantastic people that…

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