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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
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
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
Scott Wisniewski uses Windows Presentation Foundation data binding along with LINQ and new XML features in Visual Basic to build an interactive app that maps demographic data.
MSDN Magazine December 2007
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
LINQ, coming in the next version Visual Studio, codename "Orcas", adds type-safe data querying to .NET languages.
Ting Liang and Kit George
MSDN Magazine June 2007
Ken Getz prepares Visual Basic developers to use RibbonX.
MSDN Magazine May 2006
Build a Visual Basic add-in that lets you copy C# code and paste it into Visual Studio as Visual Basic using the code converter of your choice. Scott Swigart shows you how.
MSDN Magazine February 2006
The My Namespace is best described as a speed-dial for the .NET Framework. It provides an intuitive navigation hierarchy that exposes existing .NET functionality through easily understood root objects. Here Duncan Mackenzie explains it all.
MSDN Magazine Visual Studio 2005 Guided Tour 2006
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
My four-year-old son has decided that he wants to be like his dad when he grows up. He is planning to work in my office, and write computer programs just like I do. But there is one problem-he thinks I write games.
MSDN Magazine October 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).
MSDN Magazine August 2005