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The following is my response to the VS blog post about the design for all caps in top level menus: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/06/05/a-design-with-all-caps.aspx First off, why would you want to add *EMPHASIS* to menus when the design...
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The beta of Visual Studio 11 is causing a lot of feedback around the grey shade icons.  The use of colour or not has also brought to the forefront the UI for colour-blind people.  So I thought I’d post a picture of my toolbar, along with some...
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From time to time there’s discussion about the way dates are displayed in the Visual Studio IDE for Visual Basic. Typically dates are shown using VB’s date literal syntax of #MM/dd/yyyy# which is the standard US format. For people outside...
Cory Smith has a set of posts on some of the differences between VB6 and VB10. There’s one which I think needs a bit further clarification: Private Class Variables. In VB7 and later, you can access private class variables from another instance of the...
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You can view PDC 2010 sessions online at microsoftpdc.com , but you can also download sessions to view later or copy over to your windows 7 phone The sessions info is all online in one nice big XML file : http://videoak.microsoftpdc.com/pdc_schedule/Schedule...
With all the focus on Windows 7 RTM announcements, the availability of Expression 3 on the MSDN site last Thursday may have sneaked under folks radars.  For MSND subscribers, grab your copy of Expression 3.