What’s new in VB 2008

Visual Studio magazine’s January On VB column, by your’s truly, has a quick reference guide to what’s new in VB 2008.  The guide includes links to earlier articles that provide more in depth information on specific features.


Errata for my January column:

The web site fails to display & properly instead showing &.  The relevant part of he article should read:

XML literals are, as the name implies, the literal representation of the XML as it would appear in a file (or close to it). For example, if you wanted to name a book “War & Peace” instead of “War and Peace,” you’d need to encode the & to & inside the XML literal:

‘ won’t compile
Dim el = _
<book>War & Peace</book>

‘ will compile
Dim el = _
<book>War &amp; Peace</book>