Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

Posted Fri, May 9 2008 2:43 by bill

It's bad enough when the Windows Live team continually releases their SDKs omitting VB, but when XNA 3.0 CTP is released and STILL NO VB support, it's getting beyond a joke.  XNA 3 is for Visual Studio 2008 and lets you do cool things like create games for Zunes, unless of course you want to do that in VB.

XNA hates VB

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# re: Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

Thursday, May 08, 2008 1:07 PM by John

Maybe you should stop complaining about it and accept it.  unsubscribed.

# re: Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

Thursday, May 08, 2008 7:24 PM by bill

Yeh maybe the world should lay down and let the bigots take over. Thanks John.

# re: Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

Thursday, May 08, 2008 9:32 PM by Bill Booth

And here is some more. Looks like a trend.

HealthVault FAQ

Are the SDK samples available in VB?

Currently, all of our samples are available only in C#.

http://tinyurl.com/67wnt7

# re: Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

Thursday, May 08, 2008 11:41 PM by Steve

Maybe you should become a real developer and stop using the preschool language.  My 7 year old can build apps in VB.

You're never going to win a NASCAR race if you show up in a Pinto.

# re: Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

Friday, May 09, 2008 4:08 AM by bill

Hi Bill,

Yeh the "lead" for the "community" around Health Fault is of course an ex C# guy who seemed to see VB as the competition .  Sad to see that impact on their customers.  What's the bets Google doesn't make the same mistake ;)

# re: Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

Friday, May 09, 2008 4:09 AM by bill

Hi Steve,

That a 7 year old can build an app in VB is a good thing !  When you become a *real* developer you might understand that.

# re: Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

Friday, May 09, 2008 8:21 AM by Blaine

Thanks for "standing in the gap" for the rest of us when it comes to this issue.  VB is fantastic - I came across it with VB3 and have been with it ever since.

Ahhhh....if only it had been around when I was 7 years old.

# re: Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

Sunday, May 18, 2008 3:44 AM by Matthew Wills

It is a shame to see the prejudice against VB continue...

I have worked predominantly in VB4/5/6 and now VB.NET. Now that my employer works primarily in C# I see two things:

a) They are 98% the same.

b) With regards to the 2% difference, I tend to prefer the VB.NET way (not all the times, but usually).

I applaud your bringing to our attention MS' (sometimes) poor attitude to such a great programming language.