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  • Kang Su Gatlin - What about 64-bit?

    I think x64 will be more widely adopted by the home and small bussiness pc market, and the Itanium more adopted by the Server market. I would prefer the x64, since I could still use my existing apps until new 64-bit versions come out. Just imagine the cpu speeds we will see in the 64-bit life cycle.
  • Kevin Schofield - Inside Microsoft Research

    Can you really store a video recording of your entire life in a pedabyte? That is alot of video!! You wouldn't really need to remember things if you had that. You could literally search through your memories. That is really kind of scary if you think about it.
  • Robert Green - What are the new language trends in the next version of Visual Basic?

    Are you guys going to add this Drag-n-Drop ability to create databound fields to C#? This is just a feature of Visual Studio, and I think that all of Visual Studio's features should be available to you in whatever language you are writing in.
  • Robert Green - What is exciting in the next version of Visual Basic?

    Manip, How much have you worked with VB.NET?

    When I first started with VB.NET I was a little disorriented with all the changes from VB6. Once I just jumped in over my head, things just started to amaze me.

    Here is a list of thing that amazed me about VB.NET versus VB6:
    1) Alot of Win32 API calls built in the framework (not so confusing to use)
    2) Better OOP / True Inheritance (I use Inheritance to add little features to Forms/Controls, you have the code in one place now, instead of having to paste it on every form in your application)
    3) Better Delegate handling (You can have one function handle the same event for multiple objects, this also reduces the amount of copying and pasting code.)
    4) Dim myVar As String = "Sweet"
    5) You can have the code for multiple classes with in the same file. (That is why there is "Module/End Module")
    6) Try/Catch blocks for trapping errors, instead of just using On Error (nicer for doing different error trapping in seperate parts of the same function)
    7) "Get/Set End Get/End Set" (I think this make the structure of the code easier to read)
    8) Faster Code execution versus VB6
    9) No more DLL hell (Do I really need to explain this one)
    10) And there are many, many more...

    These are not listed in any particular order, that is just the order that they came to mind. There are many more reasons why I love VB.NET much more than VB6.

    Don't think that I am new to VB6 or VB.NET. I have been working with Visual Basic since about 1997, I am a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer with Visual Studio 6, and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer with The .NET Framework. I am an expert with the Visual Basic language (both VB6 and VB.NET).
  • Pat Helland - Sings Bye Bye to Mr CIO Guy

    Now that's just hilarious!
  • Chris Anderson - Compares XAML to HTML and CSS

    Where can I find a specifications document on XAML?

  • Chris Anderson - "Hello Avalon"

    XAML is awesome. We will finally get to use a language similar to HTML to design Windows Application user interfaces. I can't wait to start using it!!