Microsoft Patterns & Practices Release: QuickStarts and How-to Topics for the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight, in Visual Basic

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

pnp_logo_vertTraditionally Visual Basic has been missing from the Microsoft Patterns & Practices’ (P&P) QuickStarts and tutorials. The P&P team has received lots of feedback on that and I am pleased to say that they listened. The P&P team, has now released VB versions of the QuickStarts, Hands-On Labs, and How-to Topics!

The first VB P&P release is Visual Basic QuickStarts and How-to Topics for the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - February 2009 - English

This download is provided to help the Visual Basic developer use the Composite Application Library. Please note that Prism is not yet 100% VB; however, this is a big step in the right direction. The VB code was written with very high quality, and has been reviewed by VB Language PM Jonathan Aneja as well as VB Doc Writer Doug Rothaus.

Overview

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. It will help you design and build enterprise-level composite WPF client applications—composite applications use loosely coupled, independently evolvable pieces that work together in the overall application.
This download includes QuickStarts, the Composite Application Library (only provided in C#), and documentation. This download is provided to help the Visual Basic developer use the Composite Application Library. The documentation includes:

  • Visual Basic Content for Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - February 2009.chm: The QuickStarts, Hands-On Labs, and How-to Topics in Visual Basic.
  • Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - February 2009.chm: Complete documentation in C#.
  • Composite Application Library Reference February 2009.chm: Library reference API.
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