The Old New Thing: Blog Post: VB Core, New compilation mode in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Outtake: While most servicing releases do not include new functionality, Visual Studio 2010 SP1 introduced an important new compiler feature that enables Visual Basic to target new platforms that were not previously supported. This was mentioned in some of the initial SP1 blog posts such as Jasonz blog.

This is a strategic investment by Microsoft in the future of VB. This provides VB with an increased agility in the future for new platforms to support Visual Basic.


The new command line option /vbruntime* (with an asterisk) will embed a reduced version of the Visual Basic runtime into the compiled assembly and therefore eliminate the dependency on the VB Runtime assembly since this assembly does not ship on all .Net platforms such as Windows Phone 7 and XNA.

The feature can be used from the VBC command line compiler or by adding an entry Embed into the .vbproj file.

In general, its intended use is only for specific project...



Author: Muhammad Farooq17 Jan 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Hi Shaikh Izaj Ahmed,

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