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Firm Automates Converting Visual Basic Apps to .NET Core

Mobilize.Net, an "automated modernization" specialist headed by a former Microsoft corporate VP, has upgraded its Visual Basic upgrade tool to target .NET Core, the open source, cross-platform successor of the Windows-only .NET Framework.

GitLab Takes Over VS Code Extension, Plans Improvements

DevOps specialist GitLab has officially taken over the control of a GitLab extension for Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.

Mads Kristensen Unveils 'The Essentials' Visual Studio Extension Pack for All Devs

Visual Studio senior program manager Mads Kristensen has created a new extension pack for the IDE to ease the acquisition of the basic tools that would benefit all developers.

Top 3 Blazor Extensions for Visual Studio Code

Some developers prefer to create applications with Microsoft's open-source Blazor tooling from within the open-source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor. Here are the top tools in the VS Code Marketplace for those folk, as measured by the number of installations.

Lose Your Business App? VS Code to the Rescue!

I found a new use for Visual Studio Code, the little code editor that could: substituting for a vital work app when your PC dies and a replacement won't be shipped to your remote office for weeks.

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Didact Project Walks Through Tutorials in Visual Studio Code

A Red Hat developer has created the Didact project, a Visual Studio Code extension that puts the code editor to work as a tutorial guide and also showcases other things it can do via a combination of technologies.

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.

10 Top Blazor Tools Just a NuGet Away

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

5 Top, No-Cost .NET Core Extensions for Visual Studio 2019

Here are some of the top, free .NET Core-related extensions that target Visual Studio 2019.

21 New Tools and Extensions for Visual Studio 2017

From legacy xBase code to cutting-edge Quantum computing, these Visual Studio extensions will make you more productive.

18 New Tools and Extensions for Visual Studio

We've got a new round-up of tools covering security code analysis, code generators, console apps and command-line arguments.

Top Visual Studio Code Extensions from Individual Contributors

While the most popular extensions in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace are naturally dominated by Microsoft and some other big corporate names like Red Hat, many individual contributors are also making waves with useful tools.

16 New Code Analysis, Testing and Debugging Tools For Visual Studio 2017

Back in the day, we'd write some code, compile, execute, see what happened and repeat. That was testing. (Sometimes that's still what testing looks like, for better or worse.) Today, we can do a lot better.

Small Firm Offers Up Homegrown Tools for Creating Web Apps with C#, VB.NET

Proving that Visual Studio tools can come from all manner of sources, a small dev firm in the Canary Islands is offering up its own homegrown toolset -- developed during the creation of an accounting program -- as a commercial product to let C# and VB.NET coders create Web apps without all that JavaScript and CSS stuff.

5 Top WordPress Extensions for Visual Studio Code

Here are five useful, ready-to-go extensions available for the Visual Studio Code editor to boost development for WordPress, a leading self-hosted blogging tool.

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