New VB XNA Sample – showing Xbox, Windows and Phone targetting

For all those who have started venturing into developing windows phone applications, there are quite a few samples utilizing Silverlight, but the XNA content has been a little bit light.     (We are working on getting some more XNA VB samples online).  But for those wanting to see a nice VB example of XNA development,  the Blackjack… Read more

VB Support for Microsoft Surface 2.0

Touch screen are great and we’ve seen their use on phone and slates but sometimes these screens still just are not big enough.     For those who desire bigger touch screens, Microsoft surface may be the answer.     Microsoft surface has been around a while and there have been significant changes with version 2.0.   Version 2.0 introduces… Read more

Roslyn Syntax Visualizers

Hi All! A few weeks ago, we announced the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP. I hope many of you have had a chance to download the CTP and take it for a spin 🙂 If you haven’t, do give it a try. To recap – in the Roslyn CTP, we are previewing a powerful set of language… Read more

Putting back functionality left out of VB Core – ( If you can’t live without Mid when writing WP7 apps ;-) )

For development of windows phone applications a new feature was added to the Visual Basic compiler known as VB Core. This is a reduced version of the runtime designed to allow development for a broader variety of platforms without incurring the larger penalty of having a full VB runtime containing non-supported or older VB6 legacy… Read more

Halloween: VB Style!

Imagine this. It’s Halloween. You’ve got a costume party to go to at 7 but there’s one small hiccup – you’ve got no costume. As a VB programmer you’re used to coming up with nick-of-time solutions to all manner of complex business problems but all your coding skills won’t help you now. After all, you… Read more