Microsoft continues to treat VB as a 2nd class citizen

It’s bad enough when the Windows Live team continually releases their SDKs omitting VB, but when XNA 3.0 CTP is released and STILL NO VB support, it’s getting beyond a joke.  XNA 3 is for Visual Studio 2008 and lets you do cool things like create games for Zunes, unless of course you want to do that in VB.

XNA hates VB

8 Comments so far

  1.   John on May 8th, 2008          

    Maybe you should stop complaining about it and accept it. unsubscribed.

  2.   bill on May 8th, 2008          

    Yeh maybe the world should lay down and let the bigots take over. Thanks John.

  3.   Bill Booth on May 8th, 2008          

    And here is some more. Looks like a trend.

    HealthVault FAQ
    Are the SDK samples available in VB?
    Currently, all of our samples are available only in C#.

  4.   Steve on May 8th, 2008          

    Maybe you should become a real developer and stop using the preschool language. My 7 year old can build apps in VB.

    You’re never going to win a NASCAR race if you show up in a Pinto.

  5.   bill on May 9th, 2008          

    Hi Bill,

    Yeh the “lead” for the “community” around Health Fault is of course an ex C# guy who seemed to see VB as the competition . Sad to see that impact on their customers. What’s the bets Google doesn’t make the same mistake 😉

  6.   bill on May 9th, 2008          

    Hi Steve,

    That a 7 year old can build an app in VB is a good thing ! When you become a *real* developer you might understand that.

  7.   Blaine on May 9th, 2008          

    Thanks for “standing in the gap” for the rest of us when it comes to this issue. VB is fantastic – I came across it with VB3 and have been with it ever since.

    Ahhhh….if only it had been around when I was 7 years old.

  8.   Matthew Wills on May 18th, 2008          

    It is a shame to see the prejudice against VB continue…

    I have worked predominantly in VB4/5/6 and now VB.NET. Now that my employer works primarily in C# I see two things:

    a) They are 98% the same.
    b) With regards to the 2% difference, I tend to prefer the VB.NET way (not all the times, but usually).

    I applaud your bringing to our attention MS’ (sometimes) poor attitude to such a great programming language.