Did you know? You can unwind the call stack from exceptions (Bill Horst)

The ability to unwind the call stack from exceptions is one of the debugger features that was newly introduced in Visual Basic.NET 2005. When the debugger hits a first-chance exception, you can unwind the call stack in order to make code edits to fix the exception and continue debugging with the changes. The exception assistant… Read more

Community Interview with Bill Horst (Beth Massi)

Continuing the community interviews from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole, this time we have Bill Horst, a tester on the VB Team. You might know Bill from his awesome series of blog posts on Converting SQL to LINQ. Also check out the Visual Basic Team page for pictures and bios and visit… Read more

Converting SQL to LINQ, Part 10: Like (Bill Horst)

This post assumes you’ve read my previous Converting SQL to LINQ posts.   I haven’t had much in the way of specific requests for more LINQ posts, so I’d still welcome any suggestions that people want to offer.  I did get one request about how to mimic the LIKE keyword functionality in VB LINQ.  … Read more

STAThread vs. MTAThread (WHorst)

I recently ran into an interesting threading problem that I wanted to share, so that perhaps I can save some people from the same confusion I had.   I started with a C# application someone else had written.  I’ll call it “DeltaEngine” for the purpose of this post.  DeltaEngine calls into a native assembly and… Read more

Converting SQL to LINQ, Part 9: Full Outer Join (Bill Horst)

This post assumes you’ve read the previous posts in this series.  It makes the same assumptions as Part 8, and I will pick up where I left off, covering Full Outer Join.  Once again, I recognize this isn’t an ideal situation, so if you’d like to see better support of Full Outer Join in a… Read more