.NET Framework


TypeScript 2.4 Now GA

Dynamic import expressions, enhanced string enums, and improved generics checking are just a few of the features of this point release of the JavaScript superset.

Build Web Apps Without All That JavaScript

You don't need to write tons of JavaScript code to create a JavaScript-friendly MVVM app. Let DotVVM can take over. Here's a basic tutorial for developing with it.

Open Source at the Heart of Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud Development Efforts

At the company's Azure OpenDev online presentation, Microsoft and its open source partners showcased a number of tools and resources meant to provide developers a leg up on developing for the "intelligent cloud & an intelligent edge."

C# Goes Back to BASICs with Local Functions

C# finally gets the BASIC GOSUB feature through local functions, but local functions take that GOSUB-like capability up a few notches.

AI Gets Smarter with Microsoft's Cognitive Toolkit 2.0

Microsoft's second release of its open source deep learning framework earlier this month adds support for Java bindings, Spark, and Keras.

Track Your Fitness with a Fitbit and Xamarin

Wally shows you how to use Xamarin.iOS to create a pedometer app for a Fitbit that employs the CoreMotion Framework.

Expand Your Foundation

In a back-to-basics session at Visual Studio Live! this week, Microsoft's Adam Tuliper encouraged developers to broaden their approach.

Neural Network Back-Propagation Using Python

You don't have to resort to writing C++ to work with popular machine learning libraries such as Microsoft's CNTK and Google's TensorFlow. Instead, we'll use some Python and NumPy to tackle the task of training neural networks.

Infragistics Ultimate UI Suite Adds Xamarin Support

Updated: Infragistics' UI controls suite comes with Xamarin-tuned controls via a Xamarin Productivity Pack full of templates, code snippets, pre-built configuration files, and more.

Calling Web Services with HttpWebRequest, WebClient and HttpClient

The .NET Framework gives you three different ways to call a Web Service. However, depending on your scenario, the latest and greatest object isn’t necessarily your best choice.

Viva, Visual Basic! Or, Does VB Have a Future?

Long live the programming language that is still running strong well into the second half of its third decade. What might help it is a provision for VB-based .NET Core and .NET Standard libraries in an upcoming VS 2017 release.

How Microsoft PowerApps and Flow Can Automate, Even Save App Development

From Visual Studio Live! Washington, DC: Microsoft PowerApps and Flow take RAD tools to another level, by automating custom application development through low-code tools.

Consuming REST Services from Your Mobile Application Using Swagger and AutoRest

Consuming services is something every application needs to do. In this article, Nick demonstrates how to document a REST service using Swagger in order to make it easy to consume from a Universal Windows Application.

A Ton of Changes in TFS 2017 Update 2 RC1

That's not to say that the second release candidate for the most recent Team Foundation Services 2017 Update 2 weighs a ton, but the changes across the feature set have some weight to them: the introduction of delivery plans, and a bevy of work item tracking, pull request, build and release, and version control improvements.

Add a Multi-Select ListBox or DropDownList to Your ASP.NET MVC View

Peter doesn't like them, but that doesn't mean you have to hate 'em, too -- here's how to add a listbox or dropdown list to your View that lets users select multiple items.

A Recharged Visual Studio Code 1.13 (and What's With 1.11 and 1.12?)

There have been some significant changes to Visual Studio Code from March to now; with the May 2017 Build, specific settings that were in preview -- editor drag and drop, minimaps, to name a few -- are now enabled by default.

Serverless C# with Azure Functions: Implementing Webhooks

Azure Functions can be used to trigger event-driven Webhooks. Here’s how.

What's in WWDC 2017 for Microsoft Stack Devs?

Apple uses the conference as a launch point for its products and services, and it behooves Microsoft developers, especially cross-platform app builders, to pay attention to new capabilities of the Apple platforms.

Reduce Overhead When Retrieving Objects with Entity Framework

If you're only retrieving an object so that you can read its data, you can reduce your costs by turning off Entity Framework tracking. Which is exactly what you want to do in ASP.NET MVC, as long as you're careful.

Q&A: Visual Studio Extensions Developer Mads Kristensen

Mads has written dozens of essential Visual Studio extensions. Terrence Dorsey sat down to talk about his background, development process and favorite extensions.

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