.NET Framework


Visual Studio Code Gets More Java Love, Including New Code Actions

Fresh on the heels of a new installer that eases the setup of Java in Visual Studio Code, the dev team for Microsoft's wildly popular open source, cross-platform code-editor-that-acts-like-an-IDE just announced more Java goodies.

Creating a Custom Tag Helper in ASP.NET Core: Gathering Data

You can create your own custom tag helpers ... but it's a lot easier if you understand the process that tag helpers need to go through. Here are your options when gathering the data that a tag helper needs (and why they can't completely replace HtmlHelpers).

Complaints Spur New C# Editor in Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.1

The long-awaited fix for Visual Studio for Mac performance and reliability issues has arrived via a new C# code editor that borrows from Visual Studio for Windows internals, sparked by negative developer feedback.

Survey Says C# 'Most-Loved' Programming Language, .NET Core Slowly Gaining Traction

Developer tooling specialist JetBrains is reporting on its new survey that delves into many aspects of software development, including programming languages, wherein it dubbed C# the "most-loved" language according to one metric.

The Fundamentals of Improving Productivity with Custom Tag Helpers in ASP.NET Core

Whenever you have repeated HTML, you should be creating your own tag helpers to simplify your views. Here's how flexible tag helpers can be when you go to integrate them into your page.

Entity Framework Core 3.0 Dev Team Struggles with LINQ in Preview 6

Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 6 is out, with the development team including an incomplete LINQ implementation marked by temporary limitations and intentional breaking changes, needed before it proceeds further.

New Installer Eases Java Setup for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft introduced a new installer to make it easier to code with the No. 1 programming language, Java, in the No. 1 development environment, Visual Studio Code.

Blazor Gets Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET Core 3 Preview 6

Microsoft shipped ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 6, with the red-hot Blazor project getting built-in support for handling authentication and authorization, among other updates.

ML.NET Machine Learning Framework Update Addresses Usability and Stability

After hitting version 1.0 last month, Microsoft's open source, cross-platform machine learning framework ML.NET has received its first update, which adds functionality and addresses developer concerns about usability and stability.

.NET Core 3.0 Nears General Availability with Preview 6

Aiming for a September general availability release, Microsoft today shipped preview 6 of .NET Core 3.0, with the dev team pretty much finalizing the new feature codebase and beginning a focus on quality, fixing bugs and improving performance.

What's New in Visual Studio 2019 v16.2 Preview 2

Microsoft has shipped Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2 Preview 2, highlighting .NET productivity improvements and other new functionality.

Guidance for Porting 'Complicated' Desktop Apps to .NET Core Published

After previously publishing developer guidance for porting "simple" desktop apps to the new .NET Core platform, Microsoft has just followed up with a two-part post on a more "complicated" project.

In Move to .NET Core, Missing .NET Framework Tech Replaced by Open Source Projects

In the move from the ageing, Windows-only .NET Framework to the new open source, cross-platform .NET Core framework, some technologies weren't invited along for the ride, but open source projects may be coming to the rescue.

Progress Telerik .NET Dev Tools Add Native Blazor UI Components

Progress announced an update to its .NET-centric Telerik line of development tools that features a new suite to accomodate the red-hot Blazor initiative, which lets coders use C# instead of JavaScript for Web projects.

Visual Studio 2019 Productivity Cheat Sheet

Several new time-saving keystroke combinations were recently detailed by Kendra Havens, program manager for .NET and Visual Studio, in a Channel 9 video presentation. Here's a roundup of the new stuff, along with old favorites, and a list of other productivity resources.

New VS Code Icon Debuts in May 2019 v1.35

Risking developer wrath, Microsoft has again changed the Visual Studio Code icon in the May 2019 edition, version 1.35.

Visual Studio Team Shutters UserVoice Forum, Moves to One-Stop-Shop Developer Community

Feature requests and reported problems are now exclusively on Developer Community, which features tabs for Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, .NET, C++, Azure DevOps and Azure DevOps Server (TFS).

10 Top Blazor Tools Just a NuGet Away

The hottest NuGet extensions for the hottest ASP.NET Core project.

Integrating Blazor into Existing ASP.NET Core Applications

If you want to add server-side Blazor to your existing ASP.NET Core applications, you can. There's not much to it, fortunately. In fact, there's probably more work involved in creating a View or Page that will play well with your component

What's New in TypeScript 3.5

Less than two weeks after the Release Candidate, Microsoft has shipped the final release of TypeScript 3.5, the increasingly popular programming language that improves upon JavaScript by allowing optional static typing.

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