Silverlight Ux Musings: Controlling Alignment of UI Elements [Corrina Barber]

This is my first post on the VB blog! I’m a designer on the team with a background in visual and interaction design, and I also have some .NET coding experience. I plan to start blogging on the VB blog on a regular basis, and my goal is to share some of my thoughts on… Read more

Let the Music Play! (Matt Gertz)

Oh, boy.  Sorry I haven’t written any posts lately, but I’ve transitioned to a new job within Visual Studio and have been getting my sea legs there.  One of the job tasks is getting Visual Studio 2008 out to you folks, and while I’ve always been involved with that aspect of the product in the… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Matt Gertz Plays Cards with Visual Basic (Beth Massi)

I just posted an interview on Channel 9 with Matt Gertz, Development Manager on the Visual Basic team (well former Dev Manager, I’ll let him explain <g>) where he shows off a Euchre game he’s developed in Visual Basic that includes speech and sound. Matt is one of our best bloggers on the VB Team and… Read more

Visual Basic 9.0 Language Specification Released (Beth Massi)

The Beta 2 version of the Visual Basic Language specification has been released onto the download center. This language specification corresponds to the version of Visual Basic that will ship in Visual Studio 2008. The spec covers the following major new features: • Friend assemblies (InternalsVisibleTo)• Relaxed delegates• Local type inferencing• Anonymous types• Extension methods• Nullable types• Ternary operator• Query expressions• Object initializers• Expression trees• Lambda… Read more

LINQ Cookbook, Recipe 9: Dynamic Sort Order (Doug Rothaus)

Ingredients: ·         Visual Studio 2008 (Beta2 or Higher)   Categories: LINQ-To-XML   Introduction: You can use the Order By clause to easily sort the results of a LINQ query in Visual Basic. A common requirement for sorted data, however, is that the user be able to choose the fields that the results are sorted by…. Read more