Some practical examples of handling some of the more commonly used events in the Microsoft .NET Framework.
MSDN Magazine May 2003
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This month's Basic Instincts column builds upon my last two columns in which I talked about concepts and programming techniques associated with delegates. I will assume you have read the last two installments of this column and that you understand the role that delegates play within the MicrosoftÃÂ® .
MSDN Magazine February 2003
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
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 The good news is that an idiosyncratic, proprietary approach has been replaced by an elegant and reusable one that has become an industry standard.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 several installments over the past year I have written about multithreading programming techniques in Visual BasicÃÂ® . NET. In the September 2004 issue of MSDNÃÂ®Magazine, I discussed the need for thread synchronization and how to write thread-safe code using monitors.
MSDN Magazine February 2005
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
Just about everyone who uses Microsoft .NET uses the Base Class Libraries (BCL).When we make the BCL better, almost every managed developer benefits. This column will focus on the new additions to the BCL in .NET 4 beta 1.
Justin Van Patten
MSDN Magazine September 2009
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
Reflection is useful for debugging and logging and otherwise providing the type information you need. Here you'll see how to use reflection on COM types.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
Learn how to use Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), XAML, and the deep XML support in Visual Basic to generate user interfaces dynamically.
MSDN Magazine October 2008
Jared Parsons demonstrates a technique to achieve maximum performance from LINQ queries on large sets of data in order to create a responsive user interface.
MSDN Magazine August 2008
In this month's column, learn how to integrate your own My Namespace extension into the Visual Basic development environment using the My Extensibility feature.
MSDN Magazine April 2008
Here we introduce you to some of the concepts behind the new F# language, which combines elements of functional and object-oriented .NET languages. We then help you get started writing some simple programs.
MSDN Magazine Launch 2008
Introducing Web-centric features of Windows Communication Foundation in the .NET Framework 3.5, including the HTTP programming model and the new syndication API.
MSDN Magazine January 2008
This column discusses one of the new features of Visual Basic 2008-Extension Methods. This powerful new feature was introduced to support LINQ. See what extension methods are, how to apply them yourself, and get some great usage tips.
Adrian Spotty Bowles
MSDN Magazine November 2007