Visual Basic Performance Updates (SP1)

Recently, Visual Studio released SP1 for the various Visual Studio 2005 SKUs. You can download the express SKU here, or the other SKUs here. I highly recommend that you install the service pack if you are running into VB compiler performance issues with large projects. This service pack contains the fixes that was released as…


Friend Assemblies for Visual Basic Orcas

One of the features missing from Visual Basic 2005 was support for what is known as friend assemblies. We are currently working on enabling Friend Assemblies for the next version of Visual Basic (code named Orcas). I wanted to share with you some of the nice things about friend assemblies and some of the gotchas….