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As .NET 6 Nears GA, Blazor WebAssembly Can Now Use Native Dependencies

Less than a month before .NET 6 ships, Microsoft announced Blazor WebAssembly apps can now use native dependencies, allowing developers to tap into native C code, for example, upon jumping through a few hoops.

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With .NET 6 RC 2 Release, Developers Push Back on C# Changes

With only one month to go before GA status, some developers are pushing back on new features and functionality in comments to the announcement post, piling on earlier negative feedback provided to the dev team.

Visual Studio 2022 Release Candidate Ships, Set for Nov. 8 General Availability

Microsoft shipped a Release Candidate and a Preview 5 of Visual Studio 2022 while also setting a Nov. 8 release date for the game-changing 64-bit edition of its flagship IDE.

VS Code 'Workbench' Editing Improvements Highlight September 2021 Update

Improvements in the Visual Studio Code "Workbench" lead a host of improvements in the September 2021 update, bringing the super-popular, open source-based code editor to version 1.61.

Windows App SDK ('Project Reunion') Polished Ahead of v1.0 GA Debut

It was designed to alleviate the complexity of Windows app development that was caused by the emergence of two disparate sets of APIs: for the older Win32 platform and the newer Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

VS Code Python Tool Now Debugs Jupyter Notebooks

The October 2021 update to Python in Visual Studio Code continues to boost notebook functionality, now adding the ability to debug Jupyter Notebooks.

ML.NET Model Builder Update Adds Notebooks in Visual Studio

Interactive notebooks, so vital to AI, data science and machine learning development projects, are coming to Microsoft's flagship Visual Studio IDE via a an experimental extension.

First Look at Visual Studio 2022 for Mac

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 1, the first look at the revolutionary 64-bit IDE running on macOS.

Azure Functions 4.0 Preview Out with Support for .NET 6

"With the in-process programming model and Azure Functions 4.0, you can write .NET 6 function apps that take advantage of advanced features such as Durable Functions."

Visual Studio Team Seeks Help with Help (Menu, That Is)

How many help menu items are too much?

Gitpod Unveils Open Source Browser-Based VS Code 'Free from Microsoft's Control'

"Microsoft/VS Code did not open source their server implementation. As a result, developers cannot run the most upstream VS Code in a browser and server context, as the source code that is driving Github Codespaces is not open source."

Uno Platform 3.10 Supports .NET 6 RC1

Uno Platform 3.10 shipped this month with immediate support for .NET 6 Release Candidate 1, Windows 11 "Sun Valley" fluent styles, a WinUI InfoBadge and more.

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GitHub Copilot AI Spawns Open Source Alternatives

After this summer's debut of the "AI pair programmer," some open source alternatives have been offered, and existing tools have been thrown into the mix as other options.

Visual Studio 2022 Themes Revamped with Tool to Convert VS Code Themes

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.

Progress Telerik Adds New Controls for Blazor, .NET MAUI, Desktop

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.

Blazor Developers Can Now Create Custom Elements, Render Components from JavaScript

Microsoft's Blazor web-dev tech received a raft of improvements in the new .NET 6 Release Candidate 1, including the ability to create custom elements, render components from JavaScript and even generate Angular and React components.

.NET MAUI 'Slips the Schedule,' Won't Ship with .NET 6 in November

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: Hot Reload Expands, Speed Improvements

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 is out with more Hot Reload functionality, multiple performance improvements, debugging enhancements and more.

.NET 6 Release Candidate 1 Ships

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.

Server-Side Language Usage: ASP.NET Trails PHP (by a Lot!)

Of course, ASP.NET isn't a programming language, and some question whether PHP even fits the bill.

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