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

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