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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...
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I got an email today asking about the use of the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Zip assembly. Hi, my name is XXXXXX and I'm from XXXXX. I'm writing a custom .Vsi writer and I saw that in the Code Snippet Editor for VB 2008 (a great tool!) you made use...
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After my post about the first set of insults from the Windows Live team and the Search API samples, it was nice to see some VB samples released. Sadly though they were just the C# samples run through an automated tool. I mean look at this bullshit code...
Yesterday I reported how the Windows Live Search team posted samples in 5 different languages, but not VB. Well today the Live team has posted their Live ID Web Authentication SDK, which boasts : This release includes a sample application for each of...
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Microsoft's Live Search API team have released samples in Java, PHP, C#, Python and Ruby, but no VB samples. Better not say the " N word ", even though that's the way it seems yet another team at Microsoft chooses to treat their supposedly...
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Thanks to Paul Vick for pointing out the Lang.Net symposium talks are now on the web. I've only watched a few so far, but here's my thoughts/review of them Paul's talk on VB.Next A quick overview of one area VB will probably be heading is...
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I was flicking through some MSDN help pages, when I noticed this topic on Component Authoring: Isn't it nice how "special" Microsoft views VB folks. Obviously anyone using C# doesn't have this issue, it's just the people using VB...
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I was looking at Lisa's latest blog entries , and the second last screen shot made me sit back and say "what": In that example of Lisa's, the local variable surfaceArea is actually the one that VB creates for you by default, allowing...
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A couple of weeks ago a friend was chatting to me in IM and asked me about a problem he was having with generics constraints. I told him he was trying to solve the lack of an INumeric interface issue. Then last week I watched Brian Beckman go through...
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On Monday night I was walking along the streets in Melbourne heading out to give a presentation on VB 2008 . while waiting for some pedestrian lights I noticed this guy standing outside St George's bank with signs all over him. He had newspaper clippings...
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Some where, some time, the dark side managed to take hold of the MSDN documentation. In 1.0 and 1.1 the documentation was pretty much language agnostic. Constructors, where listed as Foo Constructor. Now it seems the dark side has taken hold and they...
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With VB9 (aka 2008), there's tool-tips and intellisense everywhere... and I mean everywhere. And that's possibly a good thing for some folks. But do I really need to see a 3 line tool-tip every time I use the Dim statement ? It's a little...
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Kathleen has posted about a real nasty bug in the VB 9 (VB 2008) compiler. And I mean nasty !! The compiler won't warn you, won't give an error of any sort.. it will just omit lines of code from your application ! Yep, it will compile as if nothing...
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I recall almost four years ago to this day, I was at the 2003 PDC in LA. On the last day of the conference, the head architects of different .NET languages got together and talked about language directions, generics and some of the "VS 2005"...
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Paul Vick released some statistics in relation to VB , which for discussion sake I'll repeat here : Visual Basic is the #1 .NET language (as reported by Forrester Research) Visual Basic is the #1 downloaded and #1 registered Express Edition (topping...
C# has some interesting rules for operators on nullable types. Given: int? x ; int? y ; Laws of transitivity tells us that if x is equal to y, (x == y), then x<= y would be true too. Well not in C#. With this function: static void test(int? arg1, int...
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OMG, I couldn't believe my eyes.... I went to open a New Project, and although the dialogue looks the same as previous ones, I thought I'd try to re-size it. Much to my amazement it did !!!!! Yes, 4 versions later, finally you can resize the New...
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Beth and I have been having a argument all in fist fight discussion about dynamic code in VB. My point to Beth in the discussion was that all the code she showed could in fact be made work reasonably easily with Strict On, such is the power of the CallByName...
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I was just reading Roger Jennings blog and note he logged a bug in Orcas . What scared me was the response Roger got. It seems his bug was acknowledged pretty quickly, and some 5 hours later they said : Thanks for your feedback. We have reproduced this...
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Recently a fellow MVP pointed out the addition of the TransferRequest method to the HttpServerUtility class. The documentation falsely states it as being .NET 3.0 when in fact the change is made in .NET 3.5 Beta. You'd think stating the file versions...
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