Holiday fun with LinQ, and LinQ technologies in mind

OK, so when you’re playing around with LinQ and all it’s various additional bits, you really do get to have a bit of fun. I’ve made this available simply because i enjoyed doing it. The basic idea is to time and then compare the duration of various ‘IsPrime’ implementations. The ‘client’ simply allows you to… Read more

Key VB Hotfixes Available for Download

We’ve heard from you that popular hotfixes should be a public download rather than requiring a call to support.    Based your feedback, we’ve launched a pilot program that will allow you to download the most frequently requested Visual Basic 2005 hotfixes without having to contact Microsoft Developer Support.  For more information about this pilot… Read more

Interop Roadmap – UserControls, MDI, and Data

Recently the VB team released the Interop Forms Toolkit, which allows VB6 developers to extend their existing applications using .NET.  The toolkit allows developers to write a regular Windows Form in VB.NET, click “Generate Wrapper Classes”, and then call those forms from VB6.  It also provides mechanisms for firing and handling events, and sharing application… Read more

Check out "Live from Redmond series #3" from the .NET FX product teams

The .NET Framework teams are providing several Live Meeting presentations spanning application technologies like Smart Clients, Web 2.0 (AJAX) and Mobile.  Check out SimonMu‘s blog for more information: Simon also pointed me to a great video archive:  If you’re a VB developer and you’re interested in these modern .NET app types, I think you’ll want… Read more

VB Developer’s Introduction to ASP.NET

by Kathleen McGrath  If you’re a Visual Basic developer who wants to learn about ASP.NET, you should check out this new MSDN article:  A Visual Basic Developer’s Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0 There’s also a number of introductory webcasts and multimedia presentations at Learn ASP.NET  … Read more

Visual Basic 2005 Power Pack!

I’m excited to announce that the Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Power Pack has been released and is now available for download on MSDN!  In this release we have two components:   Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit 1.0 – This toolkit is aimed at simplifying the use of Visual Basic.NET WinForms within a Visual Basic 6 application…. Read more

Create Add-ins for Office 2007 with Visual Basic

By Kathleen McGrath The beta release of Visual Studio Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (VSTO 2005 SE) was announced today. VSTO 2005 SE is a free add-on for Visual Studio (Professional or above) that enables you to create add-ins for the most popular Office 2007 and Office 2003 applications. You can get VSTO… Read more

Visual Basic Express Edition Videos

by Kathleen McGrath   Have you ever wished that you could have someone show you how to accomplish a programming task instead of having to read through the steps on how to perform the task? Or maybe you just need a little more clarification about where a particular option is located. They say a picture… Read more