Dec 12th, 2007, 08:02 AM
Language and Framework Changes in '08
I'm doing a presentation on Thursday on some of the new features in Visual Studio '08. Do you have a list -- or can you mention here -- some of the specific language changes that occurred in Visual Basic going from VB '05 to VB '08? I also am curious as to all the key Framework changes, but that might be a bigger quesion than fits here. I'd also be interested in knowing which of the changes were a result of adding LINQ and what changes were not.
Dec 12th, 2007, 03:01 PM
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Re: Language and Framework Changes in '08
There are a LOT of new language features in VB and yes, a lot of them are to support LINQ. Off the top of my head...
Local Type Inference
Query Expressions - and there are more supported query expressions in VB. (for example: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...38(VS.90).aspx)
Other new language features:
XML Literals and Axis Properties
Ternary Operator with IF()
You should be able to search the MSDN Library for explanations. Post back if you need examples and I can dig some up. A good set of short demos you can do regarding LINQ are from the LINQ How-Do-I videos: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vba...ectionsee#linq
I'm doing a presentation tonight as well on "What's New in VS 2008" so I'll be thinking of you
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