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In this excerpt from Visual Basic 2015 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, James Foxall gives you a quick tour of Visual Basic that takes you step by step through creating a complete, albeit small, Visual Basic program.

In this chapter from Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, 3rd Edition, Lars Powers and Mike Snell focus on the foundations of .NET programming in C# and Visual Basic. They start by highlighting new features of the languages for those who are already familiar with C# and VB. They then include a language primer as a review of some basic .NET programming tasks. They then cover some more in-depth programming features, enhancements to C# 6.0 and VB 14, and language-related IDE enhancements. The chapter concludes with an overview and map of the .NET Framework class library.

Bill Wagner

Concluding his series on new and improved features in C# 6, Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, discusses new syntax for static methods that will really de-clutter your code, along with improved overload resolution that reduces ambiguity by helping the compiler to make better method-overload choices.

Alessandro Del Sole

In this chapter from Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed, you get an overview of both the Event-based Asynchronous Pattern and the Asynchronous Programming Model; then you learn about the Asynchronous Pattern, which is without a doubt one of the most important features in Visual Basic language. You will see how easily you can now write modern and responsive applications via asynchronous code.

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John  Traenkenschuh

Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?

John  Traenkenschuh

It's time to consider the foibles of Laptop Life...

John  Traenkenschuh

I have several types of mobile devices, both low-cost Android tablets and iPads and smartphones of all types and vendors. Maybe you've discovered problems similar to these I list?

John  Traenkenschuh

Windows 8 was envisioned as a desktop OS capable of fighting the consumers' fling with Tablets. Now that the war is against Tablets AND PC's, can Windows 10 draw consumers to it?

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