C#


Uno Platform Ports Open Source Windows Calculator (C++) to Web/iOS/Android (C#)

While porting a calculator to a different platform might seem simple -- how hard can it be to convert code for addition/subtraction/multiplication/division? -- the reality is far different.

Survey Says C# 'Most-Loved' Programming Language, .NET Core Slowly Gaining Traction

Developer tooling specialist JetBrains is reporting on its new survey that delves into many aspects of software development, including programming languages, wherein it dubbed C# the "most-loved" language according to one metric.

VS Code Now Supports Blazor Development

Visual Studio Code now does Blazor development thanks to updated Razor tooling support in a popular C# extension for the code editor.

VB.NET Popularity Still Rising

Visual Basic.NET is getting comfortable in its new position as a top five programming language in the TIOBE index, which measures popularity based on search engine data.

C# Makes GitHub's Top 5 Machine Learning Languages List

Although Python is the widely recognized de facto, go-to programming language for machine learning and many other artificial intelligence projects, a new study shows C# is holding its own in the space.

Will Flutter Become a Xamarin Option?

An open source GitHub project championed by a handful of developers seeks to add Google's new Flutter mobile UI framework as an option for creating native mobile apps in the Xamarin framework.

An Introduction to Templated Components in Blazor

Templated components expose customizable sections via parameters, and consumers then pass in their own templates for these sections that the component will use when rendering. They make it really easy to create some high-level reusable components, especially when incorporating generics.

Visual Studio Code Gears Up for Blazor

Microsoft is preparing its open source Visual Studio Code editor to support Blazor, the company's experimental technology for using languages such as C# for Web programming.

Blazor Marches on, Now at 0.7.0

Microsoft's experimental Blazor project to run .NET code such as C# in the browser -- heretofore mostly a province of JavaScript -- is out in version 0.7.0 with improved debugging and more.

Blazor: Working with Events

Blazor expert Chris Sainty provides hands-on code samples to explain how to handle DOM and user-defined events in Microsoft's experimental project for writing browser-based apps with C# instead of JavaScript.

Integrating Blazor and JavaScript Code

Downloading compiled C# code to the browser using Blazor is all very good -- but it would be so much better if you can integrate your Blazor code with JavaScript. Here’s how to do that.

Your First Blazor App

Blazor is the Microsoft toolset that exploits the WebAssembly standard to let you write C# code that will run in your browser. Here's how to set up Visual Studio 2017 and create your first app.

Survey: More C# Coders Targeting .NET Core

The young .NET Core, an open source, cross-platform alternative to .NET Framework, is increasingly becoming the runtime target choice for C# coders, according to new survey results published by JetBrains.

Styling Xamarin.Forms Apps with CSS

New support for styling Xamarin.Forms apps with CSS may be controversial, but Greg Shackles thinks CSS is a powerful (and frequently maligned) solution to the problem of styling native mobile applications. See what he means in this hands-on tutorial.

Build a Xamarin.Forms Application with MvvmCross

Building cross-platforms applications has never been easier using Microsoft's Xamarin.Forms. In this article Nick introduces v6 of MvvmCross and shows how it can be leveraged to accelerate development and improve the architecture of a Xamarin.Forms application.

Visual Studio 2017 v15.7 Brings F# Up to Par with C#

The neglected little brother of C# now officially supports creating ASP.NET Core projects via the same UI that C# supports, among other enhancements in the new edition of Visual Studio.

Blazor Update Adds Reusable Component Libraries

Microsoft has updated Blazor -- for full-stack Web apps coded in C# -- with new features including the ability to create reusable component libraries.

Q&A with Ben Hoelting: Top Tips on JavaScript Patterns for the C# Developer

From variables to inheritances to what JavaScript patterns you really need to know, C# MVP Ben Hoelting offers his top tips for C# coders looking to use JavaScript to build complex client-side Web apps.

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.

Sound-Effect Audio with Xamarin.Forms

Wally builds an app prototype and in response to user feedback investigates how to play audio sound effects in response to events such as a button press.

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