Better together: Visual Basic 14 and the Visual Studio 2015 Debugger

“Lambdas! Lambdas! Lambdas! Lambdas! …” If you hadn’t heard, Visual Studio 2015 will support the use of lambda expressions in the debugger windows. We’re all very excited to deliver on this longstanding TOP customer request. When LINQ was introduced in 2008 it was a game changer for the way .NET developers think about and code… Read more

New Language Features in Visual Basic 14

“Visual Basic 14” is the version of Visual Basic that will ship with Visual Studio 2015. In this blog post I’ll talk specifically about the VB language improvements in this release. (Separately, there are a whole host of IDE and project-system improvements as well). There are two overall themes to the language improvements: (1) Make… Read more

New Language Features in Visual Basic 14 (animated)

“Visual Basic 14” is the version of Visual Basic that will ship with Visual Studio 2015. In this blog post I’ll talk specifically about the VB language improvements in this release. (Separately, there are a whole host of IDE and project-system improvements as well). There are two overall themes to the language improvements: (1) Make… Read more

Post-Release Goodies

The Rosetta lander Philae wasn’t the only thing in space last week. Our launch of Visual Studio 2015 Preview and our announcement to open source the full .NET server stack were out of this world. After all, it’s not every day that you can say your work trended higher than Kim Kardashian on Twitter. After… Read more

Short Videos Demonstrating What’s New in Visual Studio 2015 Preview for C#, VB, and F#

Our team has put together a set of short videos to highlight some of our work in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. Check them out to learn more about what’s new in C# and VB, how F# can be good for enterprise, and how to improve your code quality with “analyzers”. To learn more about our… Read more

Introducing the Visual Studio 2015 Preview for VB and C#

Download Visual Studio 2015 Preview and review the release notes. Over the past several years, our team has been hard at work re-implementing the full language stacks for Visual Basic and C#. While this was a long investment, we knew that an improved stack with a cleaner architecture would allow our team to work faster,… Read more

.NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn") for the Rest of Us

WOW! It’s been a while — almost exactly 4 years since yours truly, Beth Massi, last posted on the VB Team blog (although it’s cool to see I’m still in the tag cloud ;-)).  I’m honored to be a special guest post today. If you’ve been reading this team blog I’m sure you know by… Read more

VB Universal Windows App: downloads

Here are download links for the “VB Universal Windows App” series: Part 1: Setting up the universal app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX Part 5: How to call platform-specific… Read more

VB Universal Windows App Part 5: calling into platform-specific APIs from PCL

This is Part 5 of the “VB Universal Windows App” series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX > Part 5: How to… Read more

VB Universal Windows App Part 4: using SharpDX for sound effects

This is Part 4 of the “VB Universal Windows App” series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases > Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX Part 5: How to… Read more