VB Developer? Read MSDN Magazine? You’re in luck! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

MSDN Magazine Editor in Chief, Howard Dierking, announced a number of changes to the magazine in the January 2009 Editor’s Note. Among that list of changes was the following excerpt: “Furthermore, we recently began moving all of our article code samples to MSDN Code Gallery. This will allow our team to be much more agile… Read more

System.Diagnostics.Process: avoid deadlocks in RedirectStandardInput/Output (Lucian Wischik)

It’s common that you want to launch an external process but supply input and capture the output. Here’s one attempt:  ‘ BAD CODE Using p As New System.Diagnostics.Process     p.StartInfo.FileName = “cat”     p.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = False     p.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = True     p.StartInfo.RedirectStandardInput = True     p.Start()     p.StandardInput.Write(“world” & vbCrLf & “hello”)     p.StandardInput.Close()     Dim op =… Read more

10-4 Episode 2: Welcome to Visual Studio 2010 (Lisa Feigenbaum)

It’s a new week, and the 10-4 video podcast series continues! The topics for this week include an overview of VS 2010, and a special focus on the Start Page. Here’s a description of the episode, from the creators: 10-4 Episode 2: Welcome to Visual Studio 2010 In this second episode of 10-4, we’ll take… Read more

Video: Downloading and Using the Visual Studio 2010 September CTP (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The first episode of the 10-4 podcast series is about downloading the VS 2010 CTP. We had blogged the instructions before, but this video will take you through the process. Download now, and start trying out all the new features! 🙂 Episode 1: Downloading and Using the Visual Studio 2010 September CTP For this first… Read more

Sshhh… it’s a secret (Matt Gertz)

Back in seventh grade, I had a pretty heavy crush on a girl named Melissa.  She was a good friend of mine, and so I had no problems talking to her.  However, being painfully shy back then, I was far too nervous to ever ask her to “go with” me.  (For those not steeped in… Read more