.NET Framework


Visual Studio Gets 'Developer PowerShell' Prompt

With Visual Studio 2019 16.2, the Tools menu now includes items for "Developer Command Prompt" and "Developer PowerShell," the latter of which was requested by more than 1,800 developers in an informal poll last year.

Windows Patch Tuesday Update Borks Visual Basic Apps for Days

An automatic update among last week's Patch Tuesday security fixes ended up wreaking havoc with existing applications sporting Visual Basic code, borking them for days until an optional update to fix the problem was published.

Q&A with AI Developer Henk Boelman: Hands-On with Microsoft's New AI and IoT Technologies

We caught up with Henk Boelman, Microsoft AI MVP and Cloud AI Architect, to learn more about what's exciting in AI, his favorite features in Microsoft Cognitive Services and Windows IoT and the latest updates on his upcoming day-long hands-on lab for Live! 360, "Build Your Own A.I. Powered Robot."

Visual Studio Closeup: Better Search, Python, C++, Game Development, More

Even though Python is becoming increasingly tied to the popular Visual Studio Code editor, Microsoft has been busy infusing its flagship Visual Studio IDE with better Python functionality and a host of other improvements touching upon search, C++ and more.

.NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 Ships as General Availability Approaches

Microsoft shipped .NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 ahead of next month's expected general availability release furthering the company's new direction for the cross-platform, open source .NET ecosystem.

Previews Released for Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3

Microsoft has shipped the eighth previews for Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3, with the dev team continuing its efforts to revamp problematic LINQ functionality.

Visual Studio 2019 v16.3 Preview 2 Puts XAML Hot Reload in Public Preview

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 Preview 2 graduates the XAML Hot Reload feature for Xamarin.Forms from private preview to public preview, letting all .NET mobile developers try it out.

Blazor Visual Studio Templates Renamed as .NET Core 3.0 Finish Line Nears

Even though the groundbreaking .NET Core 3.0 is nearing general availability and the dev team has switched gears to focus on stability and reliability, new tweaks and enhancements are still appearing in the latest preview 8.

Security Report: Remote Code Execution Is Top .NET Threat Type

Snyk, an open source security specialist, published a new report on .NET security, finding that remote code execution, cross-site scripting and denial-of-service vulnerabilities account for two-thirds of the known vulnerabilities in the .NET ecosystem.

Visual Studio App Center Adds Desktop Development

Visual Studio App Center, a mobile-centric resource for building, testing, releasing and monitoring apps, now supports WPF and WinForms desktop development.

Visual Studio Code Icon Change Completed in July 2019 Update

The always-tricky prospect of changing Visual Studio Code icons has been realized with the July update, version 1.37, of the open source, cross-platform code editor that has become wildly popular in the development community.

VS Code Python Tool Offers Insiders Program

The August 2019 update of the super-popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code comes with an easy opt-in to the Insiders program (pre-release feature access), along with several tweaks, fixes and enhancements.

How to Update Members of a Collection with LINQ

Sometimes it's just cool to take a walk through some technology to find all the different ways you can solve a problem -- sort of "Fun with the .NET Framework." Here's a look at all the ways that Peter could think of to update an object in a collection ... some of which may be foolish.

Microsoft Killing VBScript in Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft is continuing its long deprecation of VBScript in its Internet Explorer 11 Web browser for security reasons.

Microsoft Tackles Visual Studio Feature Request 'Black Box' Problems

Microsoft is seeking to open up the "black box" of its Visual Studio feature request mechanism that can anger and frustrate developers who provide tooling feedback.

Semantic Colorization Heads What's New for C/C++ in Visual Studio Code

The much-requested semantic colorization -- colorization of tokens even when they are out of context, thus providing colorization beyond that of syntax -- may not sound like a big deal, but it was fairly complicated to enact.

The Service Layer in Software Development Doesn't Exist

While the concept of "service classes" probably has some value when it comes to organizing the objects you're dealing with, the idea of a "service layer" has no value at all when it comes to building applications.

New Visual Studio Preview Supports Production-Ready .NET Core 3.0 Coding

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 16.3 Preview 1, which is required for developers wanting to try out the new production-ready .NET Core 3.0 Preview 7, released yesterday.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.2 Ships with .NET Core 3.0 Support

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio for Mac 8.2, with support for C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0, the latter of which was just declared ready for production coding. Also released was Preview 1 of VS for Mac 8.3.

Production-Ready .NET Core 3.0 Transitions from New Features to Polish

NET Core 3.0 is nearing the finish line, with the dev team transitioning from creating new features to just polishing the release while announcing a new production-ready preview 7.

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