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  • VB may finally become usable language

    , figuerres wrote



    really ?

    VB is Like COBOL in some ways, there are places where it is the way they do stuff and will be for a long time - possibly forever.

    I'm cool with that as long as they remove the VB.NET project templates for Visual Studio. :)

    with .net the difference between C# and VB is the source code not what happens when you run it.

    Source code matters. Once VB gets in your source code it's like genital herpes -- you cannot get rid of it.

    VB source code:

    1. Is overly verbose and take too long to write
    2. Is overly verbose and is hard to read
    3. The syntax for modern elements of .NET like lambdas sucks -- hard.
    4. Only shows your peers why you should find a new career.
    5. Is of the devil.

    There's only one place for VB and that's in the newest version of the recycle bin in the W10 preview. Those two belong together.

  • I made a big mistake.

    , kettch wrote

    You could see if the workaround for 10041 woks for 10049.

    Doesn't that install the old versions of these apps? I'm assuming here that what came with the preview was a newer version?

  • windows changes and what goes on at hq

    , DCMonkey wrote

    Wow, those icons really are awful looking. If they want to go for a flatish icon look they should go old school and do a modern take on this:

    OMG! I'm probably dating myself here but I used a Star workstation while working for Xerox in Rochester on my first "real" job. Back in the day that was one beautiful OS and UI. Coming from using IBM PCs, the first time I used a Star it was like I was transported to the future. It's too bad Xerox failed to capitalize on their UI/UX.

  • MSDN email typo or great news ?

    , spivonious wrote

    @BitFlipper: It was in Premium, wasn't it?


    Nope; it was only available in Ultimate. 

    So glad they did the right thing here. They talked so much about it it was kinda feeling disingenuous.(Like when they talk about improvements to XAML they really mean "XAML in WinRT").

  • windows changes and what goes on at hq

    , bondsbw wrote

    Perhaps it will, or perhaps your lack of correct vocabulary is just pushing Microsoft to remove the good things that came out of Windows 8.  It's your choice to make.

    Actually it was Microsoft's choice to make and they made it. It's called Windows 8. Whether or not the outcome of said choice was predictable is up to debate but let's not mince words here: Microsoft screwed up with W8.

    All of the "trolls" were right and Microsoft failed to hear us. They had a chance to correct this with W10 with which they've only managed to add many of the W8 "apologists" to the ranks of those who are not happy with Microsoft.

    Don't get me wrong; expressing negative opinions about something doesn't mean it's all bad. I do like what Microsoft has done for desktop users in W10. Microsoft just needs to learn that one-size does not fit all. They need to consider the variety of input methods, screen sizes, resolutions, workflows, etc. that people deal with every day.

  • VB may finally become usable language

    Love the focus on measurable improvements but at the end of the day VB needs to die way more than javascript. VB is great for learning how to code but has no business in a production app. And even on the learning front there are much better, more relevant languages to learn from than VB. 

  • CodeLens now available with VS Pro w/ MSDN

    , cbae wrote


    Maybe you've died and gone to heaven.

    Maybe you're right. The ladies do tell me that a night with me is like a night in heaven. 

  • CodeLens now available with VS Pro w/ MSDN


    I'm afraid I'm going to have to come up with another name for this form. The Visual Studio guys are rocking these days.

  • Issues about my phone nokia lumia

    Can it play Crysis on max settings?

  • Before Surface Pro 4

    , TexasToast wrote



    This is not a developer device but more of a consumer device.  They will give away a surface 4 pro at Build.

    I hope you're right but I'd expect to see some significant leaks about the SP4 by now. Maybe Microsoft is doing a better job than most at keeping their secrets?