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Sessions at Microsoft BUILD 2011 about C# on Thursday 15th September

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  • Future directions for C# and Visual Basic

    by Anders Hejlsberg

    In this talk, Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg will share project plans for the future directions of C# and Visual Basic, including a discussion of what trends are influencing and shaping the direction of programming languages. Anders will talk about asynchronous programming and Windows 8 programming, coming in the next version of Visual Studio. He will also discuss the long-lead project “Roslyn”, including object models for code generation, analysis, and refactoring, and upcoming support for scripting and interactive use of C# and Visual Basic.

    At 9:00am to 10:00am, Thursday 15th September

    In Ballroom B, Anaheim Convention Center

    Coverage video

  • Bringing existing managed code into Metro style apps

    by Daniel Plaisted

    This talk will cover how to bring existing C# or Visual Basic code into your Windows Metro style apps, enabling you to speed development through reuse. We will walk through the process of porting an app from Windows Phone to Metro style. You will see common issues that you may run into when bringing your code into Metro style apps, and how to resolve those issues. To maximize your benefit from this session, having some prior experience writing XAML-based apps is recommended.

    At 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Thursday 15th September

    In Grand K, Anaheim Marriott

    Coverage video