One of Windows Phone 7’s Killer Features is… Visual Basic?

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By Lowell Heddings on September 25th, 2010

Over at the Windows Phone blog, they’ve just announced that one of the top requests from developers was using Visual Basic to write apps for the phone. Visual Basic? Seriously?

Ever since we first announced the application platform for WP7, there was a loud chorus of Visual Basic developers asking if and when they would be able to build apps for Windows Phone. That wait is over. You can now download the Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools.

Years of troubleshooting badly written VB code might have me a little jaded, and yes, I know that Visual Basic in .NET isn’t the same language anymore—but isn’t it time to move on to better languages like C# or… anything else?

Visual Basic Comes to Windows Phone 7

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/25/10
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