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.
Visual Studio Code is getting more Java programming functionality in a new extension from Microsoft -- in collaboration with Red Hat -- that adds debugging capabilities.
Microsoft, continuing a years-long transformation into a more open company, has joined the Open Source Initiative as a premium sponsor.
JNBridge recently announced the upcoming Java.VS, which will allow Java programming within Visual Studio. But for those who can't wait, there's already a free tool available from open source champion Red Hat for the IDE's little cousin, the Visual Studio Code editor.
GitHub for Visual Studio 2.3 is out, featuring a new ability to comment on pull requests made from the popular open source code repository.
One of the notable announcements at Microsoft's Ignite conference was the news that the company is making a big play in futuristic quantum computing, and those efforts will be tied into the Visual Studio IDE.
SQL Server 2017 will officially hit general availability on Oct. 2, Microsoft announced today at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.
Have images in your Windows Presentation Foundation application suddenly gone black? The problem was likely caused by a recent update glitch, and Microsoft has published a workaround.
The new Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Preview 2 includes a boost to the CMake software build management tool, which now lets developers target Linux directly.
GrapeCity Developer Solutions enhanced its portfolio of .NET developer components with a new spreadsheet server API for creating and working with Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheets.
Java/.NET bridging specialist is soliciting developers to try out its upcoming Java.VS extension, which enables Java programming within Microsoft's flagship IDE.
It can't help with your teen's geometry homework, but it can make your life as a developer in the Microsoft ecosystem much easier, said Microsoft exec Mark Stafford, who explained just how that works in today's Visual Studio Live! keynote address in Chicago.
Jay Schmelzer, director of Program Management for the Visual Studio Team at Microsoft, described the new face of application development in today's keynote presentation at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Chicago, titled "Modern Application Development with Visual Studio, .NET and Azure."
Microsoft admitted that while it added many new features to the Visual Studio XAML Designer over the years, the tool lost some of its allure among developers, who spoke up about dragging performance and asked for improvements -- which are now here.
The new Telerik R3 2017 release from Progress aims to beef up line-of-business mobile apps with a new Telerik UI theme for its Xamarin offering, along with a preview of a DataGrid component.
Visual Studio lost its position atop the IDE rankings compiled by the PYPL Index -- based on Google Trends search data -- ceding No. 1 honors to the open source Eclipse.
Microsoft may not have much to worry about yet, but there's a new IDE in town, open source and backed by a couple of heavy hitters in the coding industry.
In announcing Windows Template Studio 1.3, Microsoft hinted that work has begun to support Visual Basic programming in the wizard-driven dev tool for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.
According to Microsoft, community developers are driving changes to its flagship IDE, including a host of improvements in the just-announced second preview of Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.4.
Microsoft suggests using an extension or judiciously rearranging windows.