Explanation of cross-targeting in Visual Studio

By Amanda Silver John Rivard, one of the two tech leads on the Visual Basic team, has entered the blogosphere!   His first post is a doosey – it explains why Visual Studio 8.0 doesn’t cross target (let you target version 1.0 and 1.1 of the CLR and version 2.0.) However, given your feedback that you’d… Read more

Code Generation for Overrides in Visual Basic .Net 2005

  by Mike Carter Some subtle changes were made in Visual Basic .Net 2005 to make code generation of overidden methods a little easier.  In Visual Basic .Net 2003 and earlier, you used the code dropdowns as in Figure 1 below. Figure 1 When overriding a Sub, a declaration stub similar to the following was generated… Read more

2005 Language Spec Live!

  Pleased to announce that the Visual Basic 2005 Language Specification is now live and available here. Also, be sure to check out Ken Levy’s channel9 interview of S. Somasegar, the Vice President of the Developer Division, where he talks about none other than our favorite language – VB. -Amanda    … Read more

Edit & Continue – Rude Edits

  by Bill Horst   Edit and Continue is a new VB debugging feature which allows the user to make edits to code while the debugger is in “Break Mode” and then to continue debugging with the new edits applied, without having to start execution over again. A Rude Edit is an edit made during… Read more