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New VB T-Shirt Designs on the .NET Blog – Tell Us What You Think

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:49:00 +0000

[HTTP 301: Hey, just so you know, we’re posting on the .NET team blog now. Head over there for new content from the VB team and more. Below is an summary from my latest post] Mads and Dustin showed off their cool VB and C# team t-shirts at BUILD and tons of people liked them... Read more



Roslyn ships v1.0-rc2 with "Go-Live" license

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:42:00 +0000

For the last six years you’ve heard us go on and on about this Roslyn thing and how it’s the platform for the future and would change everything and that we were all-in on it and “it’s going to be great just wait and see”. Well, the wait is over. This morning, at BUILD, Principal... Read more



A Journey Through Open Source: The Trials & Triumphs in Roslyn’s First Year of Open Source

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:26:00 +0000

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure.” — Gandalf, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien On April 3, 2014, Anders Hejlsberg set us on our open source journey when he made the .NET Compiler Platform (aka “Roslyn”) source code public live on stage in San Francisco. Without much open source experience to guide us (or... Read more



Lowercase Keywords Revisited (not an April Fools’ Day joke this time, I promise)

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:54:00 +0000

Hey all, I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s April Fools’ Day post. I thought it was a fun way to kick off an experiment I’d like to conduct and in this post I’ll tell you how you can actually try out lowercase keywords for VB on your machine right now no matter what version of VS... Read more



How "Roslyn" Finally Unshackled Visual Basic From The Tyranny of the Pretty-Lister

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:36:00 +0000

UPDATE 2015-04-02: After reading this post be sure to read the follow-up post! I was chatting with an old Microsoftie a while ago and he let me in on the real story behind Visual Basic’s at times aggressive reformatting of code. It turns out that it didn’t actually start out as a feature but as... Read more



Edit & Continue and Make Object ID Improvements in CTP 6

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:45:00 +0000

It’s the beginning of a new year! According to Back to the Future Part II, everyone will be riding hoverboards in a couple months (and, let’s be honest, Doc would love the HoloLens). In the meantime, let’s explore the enhancements we’ve made to the Visual Studio debugging experience. In CTP 6, we improved the edits... Read more



We’re moving to GitHub!

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000

It’s official. We’re moving to GitHub! We are moving the Roslyn OSS code from CodePlex to GitHub. GitHub has a vibrant open source community that we want to actively be a part of and contribute to. We are also going to take this time to modify our pull request process. Please see below for more... Read more



Better together: Visual Basic 14 and the Visual Studio 2015 Debugger

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:00:00 +0000

“Lambdas! Lambdas! Lambdas! Lambdas! …” If you hadn’t heard, Visual Studio 2015 will support the use of lambda expressions in the debugger windows. We’re all very excited to deliver on this longstanding TOP customer request. When LINQ was introduced in 2008 it was a game changer for the way .NET developers think about and code... Read more



New Language Features in Visual Basic 14

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:15:00 +0000

“Visual Basic 14” is the version of Visual Basic that will ship with Visual Studio 2015. In this blog post I’ll talk specifically about the VB language improvements in this release. (Separately, there are a whole host of IDE and project-system improvements as well). There are two overall themes to the language improvements: (1) Make... Read more



New Language Features in Visual Basic 14 (animated)

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:42:00 +0000

“Visual Basic 14” is the version of Visual Basic that will ship with Visual Studio 2015. In this blog post I’ll talk specifically about the VB language improvements in this release. (Separately, there are a whole host of IDE and project-system improvements as well). There are two overall themes to the language improvements: (1) Make... Read more