Combining Angular, Visual Basic and .NET Core for developing modern web apps

Visual Basic supports .NET Core starting in Visual Studio 2017 Update 3 (15.3). This opens new possibilities for new applications and modernizing existing applications. Preserving domain-specific code when modernizing applications allows step-wise conversions, decreases cost, and avoids disruptions. This post covers using Visual Basic ASP.NET Core WebAPI for the back end, along with a new… Read more

Dependency Injection with Visual Basic .NET – Part 2 – IoC Containers

This post was authored by guest blogger André Obelink, a Visual Basic MVP, and published by the VBTeam on his behalf. In my previous post, I wrote about the basics of dependency injection. I explained the technique to define an interface and injecting the dependencies to a client object. These dependencies contain the real implementation… Read more

Dependency Injection with Visual Basic .NET – Part 1

This post was authored by guest blogger André Obelink, a Visual Basic MVP, and published by the VBTeam on his behalf. In this first blog post of a series of two, I explain what dependency injection (DI) is and why you might want to use this design principle in your software. The target audience of… Read more

Lowercase Keywords Revisited (not an April Fools’ Day joke this time, I promise)

Hey all, I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s April Fools’ Day post. I thought it was a fun way to kick off an experiment I’d like to conduct and in this post I’ll tell you how you can actually try out lowercase keywords for VB on your machine right now no matter what version of VS… Read more

How "Roslyn" Finally Unshackled Visual Basic From The Tyranny of the Pretty-Lister

UPDATE 2015-04-02: After reading this post be sure to read the follow-up post! I was chatting with an old Microsoftie a while ago and he let me in on the real story behind Visual Basic’s at times aggressive reformatting of code. It turns out that it didn’t actually start out as a feature but as… Read more