An Orcas Preview: Go Inside the Next Version of VB

Microsoft is promising some exciting new features for Visual Basic 9 (codename: Orcas). The enhancements will include better-integrated support for handling data, increased support for dynamic typing, and language features that will reduce code redundancy and improve programmer productivity. In fact, the release offers too many great new features for any one article to cover, so this preview focuses on a few of my favorites:
  • Object initializers
  • Implicitly typed local variables
  • LINQ
  • Query comprehensions
  • Nullable types
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