Microsoft announced a theme revamp for the upcoming Visual Studio 2022, involving a partnership with popular VS Code theme creators who together with the company are testing a new Theme Converter tool that makes VS Code themes work in the flagship IDE.
The new R3 2021 release of Progress Telerik developer tooling for .NET developers is out with new controls for Blazor, .NET MAUI (evolution of Xamarin.Forms) and desktop offerings including WinUI, WPF and WinForms.
Microsoft said its .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) framework for client app development wont ship with .NET 6 in November as planned, but rather sometime in the second quarter of next year.
Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 is out with more Hot Reload functionality, multiple performance improvements, debugging enhancements and more.
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Microsoft shipped the first of two Release Candidate versions of .NET 6, set to debut in November as a consolidation of all the disparate .NET dev tooling components under one cross-platform, open source umbrella offering.
"It is challenging to make native AI applications portable to multiple platforms given the variations in programming languages and deployment environments."
Microsoft has open sourced a .NET 5 C# Language Extension for SQL Server, allowing developers to work with relational data in the company's flagship programming language.
"We use more Java than one can imagine."
Microsoft is revamping the extension writing experience for the upcoming Visual Studio 2022 in several ways, including a new extension GitHub repo, Language Server Protocol functionality, an out-of-process extensibility model and a new Visual Studio Community Toolkit.
"You can enjoy the performant editing experience of Pylance in the browser via github.dev."
In what might be seen as a challenge to the super-popular combination of Visual Studio Code and its Python extension, JetBrains is testing its own IDE for data scientists called DataSpell.
Visual Studio Code is now using machine learning to detect what programming language is being used in a pasted-in file and then automatically set the appropriate mode.
For all the talk of the deprecation of Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform, it still thrives in places, including the UWP Community, which just announced the winners of its Launch 2021 event that celebrates UWP apps and their development.
Microsoft unveiled a suite of extensions designed to improve developer productivity and efficiency in the upcoming Visual Studio 2022 release.
As promised, Microsoft is previewing a .NET MAUI Community Toolkit some two months before it begins to sunset its progenitor, Xamarin.Forms, long used for mobile iOS and Android app development with C# and XAML.
Hundreds of developers expressed amazement at a new preview feature introduced this month by GitHub: the ability to instantly open up Visual Studio Code in a browser in order to edit the source code found in any repository.
"The last thing we want is for devs to be distracted or frustrated and if people don't find this helpful, we won't continue it."