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    Visual Studio Online Finally Enters Public Preview

    In the works for six years, Visual Studio Online has entered into a public preview, giving .NET-centric developers a new cloud-powered development option to go along with Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code. 11/05/2019

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    Microsoft Boosts AI-Assisted Developer Productivity

    While the question of artificial intelligence someday replacing computer programmers is still being debated, Microsoft is steadily using AI advances to boost their productivity, this week announcing whole line completions and refactoring. 11/05/2019

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    What's New for Blazor and ASP.NET Core in .NET Core 3.1 Preview 2

    While the ASP.NET Core team primarily focused on bug fixes in the new .NET Core 3.1 Preview 2, there was a smattering of new functionality introduced in the webdev component. 11/04/2019

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    .NET Core 3.1 Preview 2 Polishes Blazor/Desktop Functionality, Supports C++/CLI ('Managed C++')

    As .NET Core 3.1 will be a "small and short release focused on key improvements in Blazor and Windows desktop," the main new functionality introduced in today's Preview 2 is the suport of C++/CLI, also known as "managed C++." 11/04/2019

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    What's New in Visual Studio 2019 16.4 Preview 3

    Microsoft announced a bevy of new preview releases today at its Ignite conference, including Visual Studio 2019 version 16.4 Preview 3, which features faster code navigation, IntelliSense and IntelliCode improvements and more. 11/04/2019

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    Accessing and Extending Authorization Claims in ASP.NET Core and Blazor

    When you need to integrate authorization with procedural code, you're going to need your application's ClaimsPrincipal object so that you can check the user's authorization claims. Here's both how to get to the ClaimsPrincipal and how to extend it with custom claims. 11/01/2019

  • Arranging Columns in Visual Studio Windows (with Sorting!)

    You don't have to live with the columns in the Error Window ... or any other tool window in Visual Studio. Plus: if you're not happy with the Window's Sort order, you can change that, too. 10/30/2019

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    New for Visual Studio for Mac: ASP.NET Core Tutorials, Better Unity Development

    With Visual Studio for Mac 8.3 recently released, Microsoft has announced new learning resources for building ASP.NET Core apps and an improved development experience for game-making Unity coders. 10/30/2019

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    Open Source Orleans ('Distributed .NET') Hits Version 3.0

    Orleans, an open-source, cross-platform framework for building distributed applications with .NET that was created by Microsoft Research nine years ago, has been updated to version 3.0, with a new scheduler, code generator, co-hosting support and more. 10/30/2019

  • Declarative Claims-Based Authentication in ASP.NET Core 3.0

    While security in ASP.NET Core is wholly claims based, you can still use the Authorize attribute to control access to your application. You just need to set up the right policies to work with the claims associated with the current user. 10/29/2019

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    How to Authorize Users in Blazor Declaratively

    When it comes to controlling which users can access which functionality in a Blazor application you not only have access to all of the user’s authentication you can authorize the user’s actions without writing any code. 10/28/2019

  • ASP.NET Core Security, Part 2

    Eric Vogel follows up on his previous post on getting started with ASP.NET Core security. Now that .NET Core 3.0 is out, he shows how to upgrade the code from Part 1 to ASP.NET Core 3.0, put pages behind login, create user roles, and use existing roles to restrict access to pages. 10/24/2019

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    New CollectionView Highlights Xamarin.Forms 4.3 Stable Release

    Microsoft announced the stable release of Xamarin.Forms 4.3, the latest update to its flagship cross-platform mobile development framework, providing a UI toolkit for building native Android, iOS, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps using C#. 10/23/2019

  • Why Rejection Prevents Zombies in ASP.NET Core

    You have a responsibility to your organization to reject bad data, otherwise bad things will happen. When it comes to creating Web services, your first line of defense is the ApiController attribute. 10/22/2019

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    Top .NET Vulnerabilities: SQL Injection, Path Traversal and Cross-Site Scripting, Says Security Firm

    Contrast Security published an analysis of real-world application attack and vulnerability data from September 2019, finding that in the .NET world, the top three vulnerabilities were SQL Injection, Path Traversal and Cross-Site Scripting, followed by XML External Entity Injection (XXE) and Xpath Injection. 10/22/2019

  • How to Integrate Code with Code Snippets in Visual Studio

    Code snippets don’t just have to be inserted into your code -- they can also be used to wrap some structure around your code. 10/21/2019

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    Visual Studio Code SQL Server Tool Gets IntelliCode, Object Explorer

    The mssql extension for Visual Studio Code, used to support SQL Server connections and T-SQL editing, has been updated with IntelliCode functionality and a new Object Explorer, among other new features. 10/21/2019

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    How to Do Logistic Regression Using ML.NET

    Microsoft Research's Dr. James McCaffrey show how to perform binary classification with logistic regression using the Microsoft ML.NET code library. The goal of binary classification is to predict a value that can be one of just two discrete possibilities, for example, predicting if a person is male or female 10/18/2019

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