.NET Framework


Querying JSON Data in SQL Server 2016

With SQL Server 2016, it now makes sense to store JSON objects in your database (even though there’s no JSON datatype). Here’s how to query JSON properties to find the rows you want.

Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.7.1

Microsoft shipped the latest iteration of its foundational .NET Framework, version 4.7.1, adding support for .NET Standard 2.0 among a host of other improvements to accessibility, security, performance, reliability and more.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: 'Never Stop Learning'

The key to being an effective developer is constantly expanding your knowledge, says Microsoft's Dustin Campbell, a lifelong programmer and avid learner, at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Anaheim.

Analysis of GitHub C# Code Reveals Most Popular NuGet Packages, Tabs vs. Spaces, More

Perhaps answering the tabs-vs.-spaces indentation question forever, a developer has used Google's BigQuery analytics tool to investigate all things related to the C# programming language in GitHub's vast trove of open source code projects.

New Visual Studio 2017 Preview Round Starts, Improving Debugging, More

Just one day after Visual Studio 2017 15.4 graduated into production, Microsoft announced a new preview round, v15.5, with a focus on debugging, productivity, performance and more.

Writing Precompiled Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017

See how the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 can be used to create Azure Functions using familiar development tools and techniques.

Windows Dev Day: Fall Creators SDK, .NET Standard 2.0 for UWP

Windows Developer Day revealed the SDK for the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is ready for download, and that the Universal Windows Platform now supports .NET Standard 2.0 for consistent API usage.

Microsoft Boosts Terminal Performance in VS Code

After fulfilling developer demand for an integrated terminal within the Visual Studio Code editor, Microsoft has continued to incrementally improve the feature, boosting its performance by up to 45 times in the latest release.

Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Officially Released

Microsoft today announced the official release of Visual Studio 15.4, a minor update that fixes bugs, improves performance and adds some new features.

Hide Compiler Warnings in Your Spare Time

Learn how to keep new code-style warnings from filling up your formerly pristine Visual Studio Error List panel.

Encrypting Integer Values in ASP.NET MVC

If you want to encrypt integer values, then you're going to need to store the result as a string. If you're also going to roundtrip those values from the server to the browser, you'll need this code.

The Heisenberg Developer

There’s a potential security exploit that ASP.NET MVC leaves you open to. However, in Peter’s opinion, all the proposed solutions miss the point.

VS Code Tools for AI Further Microsoft's Deep Learning Efforts

Much of the Microsoft Ignite conference news last week focused on the company's artificial intelligence and deep learning efforts, including the new Visual Studio Code Tools for AI.

An Encryption Strategy

Encrypting data that you want stored in your View and returned to you when the user clicks the Submit button has its own special problems. Here’s a complete solution and, as a bonus, an Encryption object you can use anywhere.

Ensure Your NuGet Packages Are Up-to-Date

Setting two options can ensure that your NuGet packages are present.

Can't Wait for JNBridge's Java.VS? Program Java in VS Code Now with Red Hat Tool

JNBridge recently announced the upcoming Java.VS, which will allow Java programming within Visual Studio. But for those who can't wait, there's already a free tool available from open source champion Red Hat for the IDE's little cousin, the Visual Studio Code editor.

Coming to Visual Studio: Quantum Computing

One of the notable announcements at Microsoft's Ignite conference was the news that the company is making a big play in futuristic quantum computing, and those efforts will be tied into the Visual Studio IDE.

Extracting Data with Regular Expressions

Regular expressions give Tim Patrick the creeps, but he overcame his fears by discovering specially crafted regex patterns can access data in a way that’s actually kind of cool.

WPF Images Suddenly Blacked Out? Here's the Fix for Update Glitch

Have images in your Windows Presentation Foundation application suddenly gone black? The problem was likely caused by a recent update glitch, and Microsoft has published a workaround.

CMake Gets Boost in Latest Visual Studio 2017 Preview

The new Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Preview 2 includes a boost to the CMake software build management tool, which now lets developers target Linux directly.

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