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Announcing VBUC 6.5

Posted by John Browne on Oct, 21, 2015 @ 06:10

When I worked in the Visual C++ (now Visual Studio) group at Microsoft, one of the breakthroughs came when our fearless leader, Denis Gilbert, insisted we "eat our own dogfood." What that meant was that we would actually use Visual C++ to build and debug Visual C++. In this day and age that may seem obvious to the point of absurdity, but (this was 20 years ago) at the time the development team used standalone editors like Vi and Make files to do the build. The IDE was for marketing to use in demos...

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Topics: Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, VB6, fun, .NET, C#, Windows

New Visual Studio extension helps you move Silverlight Phone to new Universal Windows Platform

Posted by John Browne on Sep, 14, 2015 @ 06:09


One of the cool announcements Microsoft made around the Windows 10 launch was the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), a single executable that can run on any Windows 10 device, from the Surface to a desktop to a Raspberry Pi. And to support this, Visual Studio 2015 makes it easy to create these apps from a single solution with a single project.

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Topics: Silverlight, C#, Windows Phone, Windows Phone Silverlight, Windows, UWP, Universal Windows Platform