.NET Framework


TypeScript Gets Closer To ECMAScript

The release candidate for version 2.3 of the JavaScript-like language adds more support for several ECMAscript features and capabilities, including downlevel generator and iterator support when targeting ES versions 3 and 5.

Controlling Process Flow with the Template Method Pattern

If you have a process that needs to be performed -- but with variations -- then implementing the Template Method pattern will give you simpler, more extensible code. You’ll also recognize this pattern from all the times you work with it in the .NET Framework.

Developers Can Dive into Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows Developer group opened up the Windows 10 Creators Update and its SDK today, and that gives developers the opportunity to officially start tapping into its gaming and AI capabilities.

Getting All the Results in LINQ with Methods

Peter follows up on advice for joining collections with LINQ and getting all of the results, but this time, he uses the method-based syntax.

New Release: .NET Framework 4.7

With the impending release of Windows 10 Creators Update, there's a new version 4.7 of the .NET Framework that has High DPI support for Windows Forms applications, touch support for WPF applications, and enhanced cryptography support.

Faster, More Creative Visual Studio 2017 Update

Support for Windows 10 Creators Update SDK and Xamarin Workbooks, updates to the Redgate Data Tools, and a number of performance enhancements are good reasons for developers to take heed with this VS 2017 update.

Adding New Formats to Old Data

The custom formatters in the .NET Framework provide a more seamless way to mix traditional and custom formatting situations.

The Focus Is on Architecting Modules in TypeScript 2.1

If you want to ensure that the right code is loaded at the right time (and only loaded when you need it), you can start organizing your TypeScript code into focused files right now.

Visual Studio Team Services Runs Right Along at 115

Like clockwork, the Visual Studio team has Visual Studio Team Services rolling out with Sprint 115, with improvements in pull requests and the package management UI, and lots of progress in automation via DevOps.

Syncfusion Beefs Up Essentials Studio with Visual Studio 2017 Support

Syncfusion Essential Studio 2017 adds bevy of new controls for charts, text, and provides more responsive menus. Bonus: It's all now .NET Standard-compliant.

Visual F# Tools, TypeScript: A Tale of Two Releases

The Microsoft development teams responsible for Visual F# and TypeScript recently provided their respective communities with some insight into their development efforts moving forward, now that the Visual Studio 2017 release hubbub has cleared. The goal with the insights via two recent blog posts, it seems, is toward more transparency.

C# and VB Data Conversion in a World of Cruel Users

While Visual Basic is a bit more forgiving with data conversions, you'll need to jump through some hoops to do similar conversions in C#.

Move Beyond Factory Methods with the Builder Pattern in C#/Visual Basic

When your objects get sufficiently complicated to create, it's time to simplify your life by moving to the Builder pattern. The Builder pattern is not only a great pattern for creating complicated objects, it supports your application's further evolution.

Azure Service Fabric Gets Open Source Treatment

Azure Service Fabric team hopes to spur improvements to Service Fabric .NET SDK through the open source community. ASF and the SDK have also recently been updated.

Errors on Unused Sections in ASP.NET MVC Views

If you don't use a section in a View, then you'll get an error. But you may not find out until it's too late.

VB-.NET Refactoring Tool Adds VS 2017 Support

Mobilize.net now has support for Visual Studio 2017 for users of its VB-to-.NET code migration tool.

R Tools for VS Plug-In Launches

It's at 1.0, with a version supporting Visual Studio 2017 to follow some time in May.

Visual Studio Code 1.10 Updates Workbench, Previews a Code Minimap

Visual Studio Code's February Build is now available, and it sports quite a few updates having to do with the workbench and debugging features, and includes a preview of a new code view.

Xamarin.Forms -- Caching for the ListView

Similar to the UITableView in iOS and ListView in Android, the XF version can be used to cache images for use in other locations of an application.

TFS 2015 Update 4 Preview Is All About Squashing Bugs

Team Foundation Server 2017 is out, but that doesn't mean there isn't important work to be done with TFS 2015. The VS team has released a preview of a TFS 2015 update that rolls up about 25 fixes for mostly customer-reported issues.

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