• Visual Basic 14 Language Features

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 27, 2014 1

    Visual Basic, just like Visual Studio, will be skipping directly from version 12 to version 14. Though many of these features are also new to C#, there are quite a few enhancements meant specifically to smooth some of VB’s rough edges. Here are some of the more interesting we were able to find.

  • MicroORM - A Dynamically Typed ORM for VB and C# in about 160 Lines

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 05, 2009 8

    Using the new DLR features in VB 10 and C# 4 you can build a configuration-free ORM that works well with legacy stored procedures. Though accessed using normal object-dot-property syntax, all the data objects are built at runtime based solely on the information returned by the database. And this is done with no interfaces to define, classes to implement, or data mapping definitions to write.

  • A Detailed look at Overriding the Equality Operator

    by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 28, 2007 3

    It is surprisingly easy to make a mistake when overriding the equality operator. Not only does the equality operator bring along with it a lot of baggage, there is a lot of flawed guidance out there, even on the MSDN website. So we are going to try to clear the air by presenting a systematic breakdown of both a reference type and a value type that supports equality.

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