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Note for purists: This post only speaks for “LINQ predicates”, not – although closely related to - the mathematic concept of a predicate as defined by Weisstein, Eric W. "Predicate." From MathWorld --A Wolfram Web Resource. http://mathworld...
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By now, most – if not all – readers of my blog will be familiar with this C# 3.0 and VB 9.0 feature called Local Variable Type Inference or Implicitly Typed Local Variables. The idea is simple: since the compiler knows (and hence can infer) type information...
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While preparing for another one of my posts, soon to be published, I received the following: What can one do when observing such a message? Since watching a grown man cry is both a pathetic and embarrassing situation, downloading the language specification...
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Collecting a few of my posts for easy quick reference: Visual Basic 9.0 Feature Focus – Introduction Visual Basic 9.0 Feature Focus - XML Support Visual Basic 9.0 Feature Focus - LINQ Queries Visual Basic 9.0 Feature Focus - Object Initializers Visual...
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I just released the RTM bits of LINQSQO on CodePlex . This project was one of my first LINQ-related ones and goes back to the early PDC 05 days where LINQ was first shown to the world. The project contains a custom implementation of the LINQ Standard...
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Welcome back to the Visual Basic 9.0 Feature Focus blog series. In this post, we'll cover a feature unique to Visual Basic: XML Support . In VB 9.0, XML has become a first class citizen of the language, meaning you can use XML literals to build XML...
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Welcome back to the Visual Basic 9.0 Feature Focus blog series. In this post, we'll cover Runtime Agility . Before we continue, I have to warn you: this is a HUGE feature even though it hasn't been covered that much yet in the blogosphere. Historically...
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Welcome back to the Visual Basic 9.0 Feature Focus blog series. In this post, we'll cover Relaxed delegates , a small but useful feature that boosts developer convenience. In VB 8.0 the use of delegates was very strict concerning the methods supported...
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Welcome back to the Visual Basic 9.0 Feature Focus blog series. In this post, we'll cover Friend Assemblies , something that has been supported by C# (and the .NET Framework more generally) since Whidbey ( see here ). What this feature allows you...
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Welcome back to the Visual Basic 9.0 Feature Focus blog series. In this post, we'll cover the If Ternary Operator , which is a true ternary operator, something that Visual Basic has been lacking in previous releases (contrast to C-based languages'...
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