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Doing Visual Studio and .NET Code Documentation Right

Good documentation is important for any application, and it starts with documenting your code. It helps you and it helps your users.

Export Your ASP.NET Configuration To Reduce Restarts, Share Settings

You don't have to keep all your configuration settings in your config file. There are even some benefits to exporting sections to separate files.

Update: Visual Studio 2017 RC 3 Is Re-Released

The third release candidate of the venerable, all-encompassing and integrated Microsoft developer platform has been re-released after being pulled for a short time due to reports of developer machines crashing due to an odd installation issue.

26 Tools and Frameworks for HTML-based Desktop and Web App Interfaces

Whether you're building a Web or desktop application, here's a round-up of tools for building the interface with plain old HTML.

Create a UWP-Based ChatBot Using the Microsoft Bot Framework Direct Line API

Chatbots are the new mobile application. In this article, Nick demonstrates how you can integrate a bot right into your Universal Windows Platform app via the Microsoft Bot Framework Direct Line API.

Leverage Real-Time Communications in ASP.NET Sites, Apps with Signal R

In a Q&A preview of her session at Live! 360, veteran Visual Studio Live! presenter Rachel Appel shares her thoughts on the benefits of working with SignalR.

Visual Studio Code 1.7.2 Replugs JavaScript IntelliSense Module

The Automated Typings Acquisition module that was disabled in VS Code 1.7 looks to be working as originally intended, and is now in a new incremental build available this week.

Get Used To Calling It 'Visual Studio 2017'

The new name for what we've been calling Visual Studio '15' is actually the smaller of several big news items to come out of today's Microsoft Connect(); event oline. Among the bigger reveals is the preview of a Mac-native version of Visual Studio.

New Visual Studio Versions Target Windows, Mobile and Mac Developers, Boost DevOps

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie kicked off the Connect(); conference with an action-packed keynote where he revealed significant tooling improvements impacting mobile app development, containerized app dev, cross-platform mobile DevOps and serverless compute architectures, and more.

Sez Who? Support for iOS 10 Speech Recognition in Xamarin

With Apple's update to its phone OS, we look at the support that Xamarin has for it by building a simple speech app.

Extending a Universal Windows Platform Media App

Both the MediaElement and Player Framework provide rich, on-screen elements for controlling media playback. Here's how to use a Universal Windows Platform app to use both the System Media Transport Controls and Cortana to provide an alternative, more integrated player experience.

UWP Community Toolkit 1.1 Enhancements

One month after release, there's already a slew of fixes and enhancements that are responses to user feedback to the toolkit. Also, it's now a .NET Foundation project.

With Visual Studio 15 Preview 5, Performance Is Key

Performance comes in the form of shorter load times and more efficient memory usage across the tooling. and productivity are highlights of this latest preview.

.NET Framework 4.6.2 Ready for Prime Time

The .NET team has released a production-ready incremental update to .NET Framework that sports a number of improvements to the innerworkings of the Base Class Library, Common Language Runtime, and ClickOnce technology.

UWP for Visual Studio 2015 U3 Released for Windows 10 AU

With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, there's now a version of the Universal Windows Platform app development tools for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 that specifically targets it.

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