The popular Unity game development platform has dropped its default Mono-based IDE in favor of Visual Studio products in order to leverage new C# and scripting features.
At a recent Visual Studio Live! conference, the principal software engineer demonstrated the ins and outs of the new System.TupleValue functionality coming with C# 7.0, along with other new features such as pattern matching, local functions, "out" variables, throw expressions, generalized async return types and many more.
One situation that can prevent a successful file transfer is when the destination file is, in fact, the program that's doing the copying. Here's how to work around such problems.
Microsoft this week published hands-on guidance for using its new Azure IoT Edge service, just launched as an extension for the Visual Studio Code editor in a public preview program.
Microsoft announced a new tool to speed up the optimization of 3D models for mixed reality applications running on iOS, Android and Windows.
OOP is a special kind of animal, says Tim Patrick, who shows how to put one of its core principles, encapsulation, to work while coding constructors for base and derived classes.
Realm has boosted the Microsoft stack capabilities of its mobile development platform, catering to C# coders and .NET developers, who constitute the platform's fastest growing segment of users.
In an app of any meaningful size, wrapping up common functionality in a composite control reduces the long-term effort needed to craft the app. Learn how to do just that right here.
The Xamarin team at Microsoft has been updating its cross-platform development software to accommodate the new functionality in Apple's iOS 11, publishing guidance along the way.
Here are the new features being introduced with C# 7.1, the first "point" release in the programming language's accelerated release cadence.
Learn how to leverage the open source MVVM ReactiveUI framework, the Observer Design Pattern, ReactiveX and more to make your Xamarin apps more responsive.
- By Daniel Krzyczkowski
New extension fosters analytics of various types of data stored in the Azure Data Lake using U-SQL, a blend of declarative SQL and imperative C#.
With new APIs for augmented reality and machine learning -- along with many new and updated features -- the latest iteration of iOS is sure to make Apple mobile developers happy, our resident expert concludes in this hands-on review, complete with code samples.
- By Wallace McClure
Cumbersome mobile app development using individual languages for each platform is giving way to multiplatform coding -- at which Visual Studio tooling is adept -- according to TIOBE, which tracks language popularity.
Perhaps answering the tabs-vs.-spaces indentation question forever, a developer has used Google's BigQuery analytics tool to investigate all things related to the C# programming language in GitHub's vast trove of open source code projects.
Here’s a look -- with code samples -- at two series of updates that will improve the feature set and, most important, performance of Microsoft’s cross-platform UI solution.
- By Wallace McClure
With help from more than 20 open source community developers, a stable release of Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0 is out, introducing several new features and supporting .NET Standard 2.0 for consistent API usage.
Microsoft's Xamarin unit announced a new certification program for mobile professionals, offering a badge below the level of its existing cert.
Once again, Mr. Xamarin comes to Visual Studio Live! to discuss cross-platform development.
"If you've ever used VSTS/TFS Code Search, you've probably loved it, it felt like this was the way code searching should be. Then you did a code search in Visual Studio, and were reminded of the painful past...."