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Whats new in .NET 2.0 for VB?

Is there a listing out there anywhere that lists what is new in .NET 2.0
mainly in VB? I've seen simple lists like oh we have all these new controls,
but I want a class list and such also. thanks!
Mar 21 '06 #1
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Brian Henry wrote:
Is there a listing out there anywhere that lists what is new in .NET 2.0
mainly in VB? I've seen simple lists like oh we have all these new controls,
but I want a class list and such also. thanks!


<http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/productinfo/whatsnew/>

It's all there and in links therefrom. Personally, the stuffs I find
myself using the most are: generics, the Using block, and the new
dataset designer. The My namespace makes a lot of things 'one liners'
that were tedious or impossible before.

--
Larry Lard
Replies to group please

Mar 21 '06 #2
Larry Lard wrote:
Brian Henry wrote:
Is there a listing out there anywhere that lists what is new in .NET 2.0
mainly in VB? I've seen simple lists like oh we have all these new controls,
but I want a class list and such also. thanks!

<http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/productinfo/whatsnew/>

It's all there and in links therefrom. Personally, the stuffs I find
myself using the most are: generics, the Using block, and the new
dataset designer. The My namespace makes a lot of things 'one liners'
that were tedious or impossible before.


Edit and Continue tops my list!

Chris
Mar 21 '06 #3
dgk
On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 11:59:05 -0500, Chris <no@spam.com> wrote:
Larry Lard wrote:
Brian Henry wrote:
Is there a listing out there anywhere that lists what is new in .NET 2.0
mainly in VB? I've seen simple lists like oh we have all these new controls,
but I want a class list and such also. thanks!

<http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/productinfo/whatsnew/>

It's all there and in links therefrom. Personally, the stuffs I find
myself using the most are: generics, the Using block, and the new
dataset designer. The My namespace makes a lot of things 'one liners'
that were tedious or impossible before.


Edit and Continue tops my list!


That is handy. It doesn't seem to work for secondary projects in the
solution though. I haven't looked into it too much but E&C only seems
to work for the main project.
Mar 21 '06 #4
"Chris" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
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Edit and Continue tops my list!

Chris


Y'all are way too easy to please <g>

--
Ken Halter - MS-MVP-VB (visiting from VB6 world) - http://www.vbsight.com
Please keep all discussions in the groups..
Mar 21 '06 #5
From a VB 6 perspective - having the compiler work in background and
generate a list of code errors is near the top. This one item has
significantly reduced my debugging time.

Mike Ober.

"Ken Halter" <Ken_Halter@Use_Sparingly_Hotmail.com> wrote in message
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"Chris" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
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Edit and Continue tops my list!

Chris


Y'all are way too easy to please <g>

--
Ken Halter - MS-MVP-VB (visiting from VB6 world) - http://www.vbsight.com
Please keep all discussions in the groups..


Mar 22 '06 #6
>> generate a list of code errors

Is this even new?

Mar 22 '06 #7
Michael,
From a VB 6 perspective - having the compiler work in background and
generate a list of code errors is near the top. This one item has
significantly reduced my debugging time.
As for me, however "Edit and Continue" has now again significantly increased
my debugging time. The option above was more than enough for me.

However, in my opinion is the without few knowledge about VB.Net talking VB6
advocacy strong.

Cor
Mike Ober.

"Ken Halter" <Ken_Halter@Use_Sparingly_Hotmail.com> wrote in message
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"Chris" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
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>
> Edit and Continue tops my list!
>
> Chris


Y'all are way too easy to please <g>

--
Ken Halter - MS-MVP-VB (visiting from VB6 world) - http://www.vbsight.com
Please keep all discussions in the groups..


Mar 22 '06 #8
TableLayoutPanel isn't that bad either (although it's buggy).

"Larry Lard" <la*******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Brian Henry wrote:
Is there a listing out there anywhere that lists what is new in .NET 2.0
mainly in VB? I've seen simple lists like oh we have all these new
controls,
but I want a class list and such also. thanks!


<http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/productinfo/whatsnew/>

It's all there and in links therefrom. Personally, the stuffs I find
myself using the most are: generics, the Using block, and the new
dataset designer. The My namespace makes a lot of things 'one liners'
that were tedious or impossible before.

--
Larry Lard
Replies to group please

Mar 22 '06 #9
>>
Edit and Continue tops my list!


Except it's unbelievably slow on my machines, despite them both being P4
3Ghz with over 1GB of ram each :-(
Mar 22 '06 #10
Steven,
Its been there since VS 2002, however I find it one of the significant
improvements over VB6. Especially when compared to VB6's one error at a time
in a modal dialog box...

--
Hope this helps
Jay [MVP - Outlook]
..NET Application Architect, Enthusiast, & Evangelist
T.S. Bradley - http://www.tsbradley.net
"Steven Nagy" <le*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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| >> generate a list of code errors
|
| Is this even new?
|
Mar 22 '06 #11
I tried VS 2002 and hated it. When VS 2005 Beta came out, I gave it a try
and started switching.

Mike.

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja************@tsbradley.net> wrote in
message news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Steven,
Its been there since VS 2002, however I find it one of the significant
improvements over VB6. Especially when compared to VB6's one error at a time in a modal dialog box...

--
Hope this helps
Jay [MVP - Outlook]
.NET Application Architect, Enthusiast, & Evangelist
T.S. Bradley - http://www.tsbradley.net
"Steven Nagy" <le*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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| >> generate a list of code errors
|
| Is this even new?
|


Mar 23 '06 #12
>> I tried VS 2002 and hated it.

All comments seem to be about Visual Studio rather than VB as the OP
asked for.
Hating VS2002 is like saying "I hate HTML because I didn't like
Dreamweaver 3".
Or I don't like to drive cars because once I drove a '74 Escort and it
handled really badly!
Or I don't eat vegetables because I don't like Peas.

You get the idea....

Mar 23 '06 #13
That's indeed a pain in the *ass, Visual Studio 2005 is much slower than
2003. It really eats RAM (200 megabyte for only openign a solution), and it
takes minutes to open a form.

Visual Studio 2005 itself is really buggy also Really a shame :-/

"Alex Clark" <ho*******@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
news:uH**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Except it's unbelievably slow on my machines, despite them both being P4
3Ghz with over 1GB of ram each :-(

Mar 23 '06 #14
Pieter,
That's indeed a pain in the *ass, Visual Studio 2005 is much slower than
2003. It really eats RAM (200 megabyte for only openign a solution), and
it takes minutes to open a form.

Visual Studio 2005 itself is really buggy also Really a shame :-/

Who is among those who have screamed that it should be there while others
like me asked let it be there as soon as is working well?

The current version looks likes that it was impossible to give the release
some more time just because of that screaming. In my opinion should
developers not feed marketing guys to hit other developers.

Cor
"Pieter" <pi**********@hotmail.com> schreef in bericht
news:u%******************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl... That's indeed a pain in the *ass, Visual Studio 2005 is much slower than
2003. It really eats RAM (200 megabyte for only openign a solution), and
it takes minutes to open a form.

Visual Studio 2005 itself is really buggy also Really a shame :-/

"Alex Clark" <ho*******@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
news:uH**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Except it's unbelievably slow on my machines, despite them both being P4
3Ghz with over 1GB of ram each :-(


Mar 23 '06 #15

Cor Ligthert [MVP] wrote:
<snip>
Visual Studio 2005 itself is really buggy also Really a shame :-/


Who is among those who have screamed that it should be there while others
like me asked let it be there as soon as is working well?

<snip>

Sorry, but it is ridiculous to blame users (I mean us, developers) for
a buggy software.

I suppose that the folks that develop VS.Net (and VB.Net by the way)
are the best payed developers in the world, I'm sure they're among the
best of the best, but maybe they should review their internal
regulations or whatever rules thay have to follow that is maybe taking
out their senses: the current state of edit & continue, is -- forgive
my french -- a *laughable* example of software, let us be honest... (of
course, that's just my opinion).

Regards,

Branco.

Mar 23 '06 #16
"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
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Who is among those who have screamed that it should be there while others
like me asked let it be there as soon as is working well?


I used the Beta's and Release candidates, and actually I really
wanted/thought that Microsoft would postpone the release, but they didn't...
:-(
Mar 23 '06 #17

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