A Journey Through Open Source: The Trials & Triumphs in Roslyn’s First Year of Open Source

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure.” — Gandalf, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien On April 3, 2014, Anders Hejlsberg set us on our open source journey when he made the .NET Compiler Platform (aka “Roslyn”) source code public live on stage in San Francisco. Without much open source experience to guide us (or… Read more

Edit & Continue and Make Object ID Improvements in CTP 6

It’s the beginning of a new year! According to Back to the Future Part II, everyone will be riding hoverboards in a couple months (and, let’s be honest, Doc would love the HoloLens). In the meantime, let’s explore the enhancements we’ve made to the Visual Studio debugging experience. In CTP 6, we improved the edits… 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

Visual Basic 11 Beta Available for Download!

As you may have read in Jason’s announcement, today we announced that Visual Studio 11 Beta is now available for download.  This is a huge release for Visual Basic as it provides full platform support for building Windows 8 Metro style apps, a first-class asynchronous programming experience, and also the long-awaited Iterators feature.  And in… Read more

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