Learn what the different parts of an assembly name mean, how to create a stronly named assembly, and get other assembly security tips.
MSDN Magazine August 2003
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Visual Studio 2010 lets you create applications that target versions of the Microsoft .NET Framework from 2.0 to 4, and each step in between. We take a look at how multi-targeting works in Visual Studio today, and explain how you should approach multi-targeting in your projects.
MSDN Magazine June 2010
Dig into the new co- and contravariance features coming in Visual Studio 2010. Binyam Kelile provides hands-on Visual Basic examples to explain how they provide more flexibility when working with generic interfaces and delegates.
MSDN Magazine March 2010
Collection Initializers are a great addition to the language and allows concise syntax in order to initialize both framework and user defined collection types.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
With Visual Basic 9.0, working with XML gets much easier for developers. Here's a look at some of the new features, including LINQ support, XML literals, embedded expressions, XML properties, and XML Schema IntelliSense.
MSDN Magazine February 2008
Visual Basic 2008 provides type inference to get the language ready to take advantage of LINQ and make your code more robust.
MSDN Magazine October 2007
If you are just now migrating from Visual BasicÃÂ® 6. 0 to Visual Basic . NET, be prepared for a change, because the way you program file I/O is very different. The good news is that an idiosyncratic, proprietary approach has been replaced by an elegant and reusable one that has become an industry standard.
MSDN Magazine November 2005
In the May 2005 Basic Instincts column I wrote about the MicrosoftÃÂ® . NET Framework support for custom attributes and attribute-based programming (see Basic Instincts: Designing With Custom Attributes).
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Although most developers and APIs use the RGB scheme when working with colors, it's not the only available way to represent or select colors. For instance, the standard Windows color-selection dialog box allows you to work with the HSL color scheme in an indirect way. In this article, the author describes several color selection schemes, and uses GDI+ (via the System.Drawing namespace) to create a component that makes it possible for your own applications to provide a simpler, friendlier color chooser. Along the way, you'll get tips to help you use GDI+ in your own apps.
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Learn about what's new in Visual Basic 10 straight from a program manager on Microsoft's Visual Basic team. Jonathan Aneja demonstrates time-saving features that help developers get more done with fewer lines of code.
MSDN Magazine April 2010
Error corrections are an essential part of the Visual Basic coding experience. This article explores the many error correction features offered by Visual Basic and provides a glimpse at the future release of Visual Studio 2010.
MSDN Magazine July 2009
XML comments provide an easy and effective way to document your code. We'll show you how to use and customize XML comments in your Visual Basic projects.
MSDN Magazine May 2009