Dependency Injection with Visual Basic .NET – Part 2 – IoC Containers

This post was authored by guest blogger André Obelink, a Visual Basic MVP, and published by the VBTeam on his behalf. In my previous post, I wrote about the basics of dependency injection. I explained the technique to define an interface and injecting the dependencies to a client object. These dependencies contain the real implementation… Read more

Dependency Injection with Visual Basic .NET – Part 1

This post was authored by guest blogger André Obelink, a Visual Basic MVP, and published by the VBTeam on his behalf. In this first blog post of a series of two, I explain what dependency injection (DI) is and why you might want to use this design principle in your software. The target audience of… Read more

New for Visual Basic: .NET Standard Class Libraries and the dotnet CLI!

Visual Studio 2017 15.3 Preview 1 included templates for VB class libraries targeting .NET Standard class libraries and for .NET Core console apps. With the release of .NET Core 2.0 today those templates go-live. The .NET Standard You can use the built-in templates to create cross-platform command-line apps, as well as creating and testing cross-platform… Read more

Visual Basic and Cross-Platform: Mobile Apps with VB, Xamarin, and .NET Standard!

How would you like it if you could create a Console App in Visual Basic and run it on Linux? Or running the same Xamarin.Forms-App written in Visual Basic on an iPhone, and Android and a Windows Tablet? Welcome to the world of cross-platform development, which from Visual Studio 2017 Update 3 on – thanks… Read more

Introduction to (Live) Unit Testing in Visual Basic… [updated for VS 2017 Update 3 Preview 3]

…and Why My Grandma Invented the Concept! Meet late Grandma Grete Schindler. I’d like to introduce you to my grandma, because this post will be about the essence and purpose of unit testing in Visual Basic, and Granny Grete basically invented the concept of unit testing. Yes, she really did, I kid you not –… Read more