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XNA Support Coming to Visual Basic, Microsoft Announced at DevConnections

Last week, Lisa Feigenbaum, a Community Program Manager for the Visual Studio Professional team offered the good news at the end of the past week. “Senior Director Dave Mendlen at the DevConnections announced that XNA support will be coming to Visual Basic,” she said.

This’s part of Microsoft’s co-evolution strategy, whereby we’re providing equal access to Microsoft technologies for both C# and Visual Basic developers. XNA has been a top Visual Basic customer request for the past several years, so we are excited to bring this support to the product.

At this point in time, devs that want to start creating games by leveraging XNA need to do it with C#.

This of course poses a problem to those developers that are handier when it comes down to Visual Basic. Many of them prefer VB to C# to the point at which they preferred to brush XNA aside altogether than code in anything else but Visual Basic.

But no longer. Later this year, Microsoft will make XAN and VB play nice together. The Redmond company hasn’t provided any specific details as of yet, not offered any estimate when it might do so.


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