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 episode… Read more

Announcing 10-4! Weekly video podcasts on Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The Visual Studio and .NET Framework evangelism team has announced 10-4, a new video podcast. 10-4 will feature different capabilities of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 every week! To get the episodes, visit the show’s new home on Channel9:  https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/10-4/ There you will also have the option to subscribe to the RSS… Read more

What’s the list of new language features in Visual Basic 10.0 and C# 4.0? (Lisa Feigenbaum)

This post is in response to a question we received in the blog comments last week. It’s often difficult to study future versions of VB and C#, and figure out what’s the same and what’s different! Therefore, I’ve put together a chart that shows both the VB 10.0 and C# 4.0 feature lists together. (VB… Read more

Make sure you apply this fix before your VS2010 CTP VPC expires! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Have you downloaded and started using the Visual Studio 2010 Community Technology Preview (“CTP”)? If so, you may have noticed that the Virtual PC it runs on, will expire at the end of the year. See the following blog posts from Brian Keller and Jeff Beehler, on how to turn off the synchronization between the… Read more