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VS Code v1.65 Update: New Theme, Audio Cues and Terminal Shell Integration (Preview)

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code February 2022 update (v1.65) comes with the usual raft of new features and functionality, including a new theme, audio cues and editor history navigation, along with a preview of terminal shell integration.

Microsoft Previews Edge Developer Tools for Visual Studio IDE

Microsoft is previewing Microsoft Edge Developers Tools for Visual Studio with an extension now available in the IDE's marketplace that lets developers preview ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core projects.

Microsoft Ships TypeScript 4.6

Are you ready for allowing code in constructors before super(), control flow analysis for destructured discriminated unions and improved recursion depth checks?

Going 'Where Developers Are,' Microsoft Contributes Foldable Tech to Flutter

Although Google's Flutter development platform might be seen as a competitor to Microsoft's Xamarin.Forms and .NET MAUI, Microsoft's Surface Duo dev team is continuing to contribute foldable tech to Google's open source mobile-centric project.

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With Windows App SDK Update Coming, Microsoft Lauds Growing Ecosystem

With Windows App SDK v1.1 coming up soon, Microsoft is showing some love to vendors who have contributed to a growing ecosystem of third-party components, controls and other offerings for the Windows app development scheme.

GitHub Previews Faster Codespaces Creation with Prebuilds

GitHub announced a public beta of Codespaces prebuilds to speed up the creation of the cloud-hosted Visual Studio Code-based development environments.

Devs Sound Off on C# 11 Preview Features Like Parameter Null Checking

"It doesn't feel like a nice addition to the language and has already caused a lot of holy wars."

EF Core 7 Finally Divorces Old .NET Framework

Microsoft's new-age, open source, cross-platform data access tech doesn't run on the old, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework.

.NET 7 WebAssembly Plans: Mixed-Mode AOT, Multi-Threading, Web Crypto

In creating .NET 7, Microsoft will continue to improve functionality for WebAssembly, the tech behind client-side Blazor, with plans to boost Ahead Of Time (AOT) compilation, multi-threading and cryptography support

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 6 Does Fix-Up

Last month's Visual Studio 2022 for Mac v17.0 Preview 5 was a big deal -- dumping the Mono runtime for .NET 6 -- but it also introduced some issues, which the dev team addressed in the new Preview 6.

.NET 7 Preview 1 Ships

Microsoft this week shipped .NET 7 Preview 1, the first look at the upcoming umbrella release that will finally unify all the disparate .NET dev tooling.

The Birth of .NET: Bill Gates Launches 'VS.NET' at Our VSLive! Conference

Microsoft this week celebrated the 20th anniversary of .NET, which was debuted by none other than Bill Gates at the 2002 VSLive! tech conference in San Francisco, associated with Visual Studio Magazine.

Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Now Generally Available

Microsoft shipped the first update to Visual Studio 2022, version 17.1, with faster code search, synched code files, Git improvements and much more.

.NET MAUI Dev Coders 'Close in on Feature Complete'

The new Visual Studio 2022 17.1 GA release includes the 13th preview of .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), called an evolution of Xamarin.Forms in that it can create desktop apps.

As .NET Turns 20, Microsoft Says .NET 7 Preview 1 Coming This Week

Microsoft, in celebrating the 20th anniversary of .NET, revealed that the first preview of the latest version, .NET 7, will debut this week.

What's Coming for Blazor Hybrid in .NET 7

Microsoft's ASP.NET Core dev team has big plans for Blazor Hybrid (desktop) in .NET 7, due to debut in November. The first preview could come any day now.

Back-to-School Edition of Java on VS Code Courts Educators, Students

In a seasonal twist, Microsoft's dev team for Java on Visual Studio Code introduced a special education edition in the February 2022 update, courting educators and students with new functionality as classes resume after a winter break.

With New Windows Desktop Support, Flutter Throws a Dart at .NET MAUI

Now that both can do mobile and Windows desktop apps, what do developers think about the respective offerings?

What's New in Python in Visual Studio Code for February 2022

Improvements to Python in VS Code affect Smart Selection, folding support, the Python interpreters list and Anaconda functionality.

VS Code Gets New Side Panel in v1.64 Update

Visual Studio Code 1.64 (January 2022 edition) shipped with the usual bevy of new features and functionality, including a new side panel.