There are still millions of Visual Basic developers who find the language a quick and easy way to take an application from conception to production.
Now these developers will also soon be able to create high performance games for Windows phone 7.
On the 27/3/2011 at DevConnections, Senior Director Dave Mendlen announced that XNA support will be coming to Visual Basic. The language has so far supported Silverlight only, which is fine for simple apps, but not for fast-paced gaming. XNA has been a top Visual Basic customer request for the past several years.
The move is part of Microsoftâ€™s co-evolution strategy, whereby we are providing equal access to Microsoft technologies for both C# and Visual Basic developers.
The move is another by Microsoft to bolster the number of developers and applications for its platforms, increasingly important as a measure of platform success.