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    You have multiple choices when it comes to returning files from your Controller to the client: It all depends where your file is. 02/22/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Accessing Configuration Settings in ASP.NET Core

    In ASP.NET Core, your web.config file with its <appsettings> section is gone. The replacement is a more extensive and configurable system that you can leverage to simplify configuring your objects. 02/21/2019

  • News

    How Developer Feedback Shapes Visual Studio 2019 UI

    Visual Studio developers -- notoriously finicky about their IDE's UI and quick to let their feelings be known -- have been provided a glimpse into how their feedback helps shape the Visual Studio 2019 experience. 02/21/2019

  • News

    .NET Core 1.0 'End of Life' Coming in June

    Developers working with .NET Core are advised to upgrade their 1.x versions by June 27, after which official support will be available only for 2.x editions. 02/21/2019

  • The Practical Client

    What's New in and Getting Started with Blazor

    There are good reasons to keep working with Blazor ... but you're going to need to make some changes. 02/20/2019

  • News

    What's New in Visual Studio Mobile Development

    Mobile developers using Visual Studio have a lot of new features, tweaks and improvements to work with, including functionality for faster deployments, improved XAML editing, AI-assisted IntelliCode and much more. 02/20/2019

  • Enabling Docker Support

    Running your project in Docker is easier than you think. 02/19/2019

  • News

    Windows Community Toolkit Previews WPF and WinForms .NET Core 3 Packages

    The new Windows Community Toolkit 5.1 update builds on functionality previously introduced for using Universal Windows Platform controls in Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation desktop applications on .NET Core 3. 02/19/2019

  • News

    Serverless ASP.NET Core Service on AWS Cloud Updated

    Amazon Web Services has updated its serverless functionality for ASP.NET Core projects, the popular new direction for Microsoft Web programming. 02/19/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio 2019 Launch Set for April 2

    A Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event site indicates the company's flagship IDE will lift off in 53 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes (at the time of this writing) -- in other words, at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 2. 02/14/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Configuring Your Application-Wide Objects in ASP.NET Core

    ASP.NET Core's support for sharing objects defined at startup is great ... but what if you need to set options on those objects? Here's a case study that starts off great and then descends into over-engineered madness (but only if you want to go that far). 02/13/2019

  • News

    Microsoft Updates Blazor, Now Built on Razor Components

    Microsoft shipped Blazor 0.8.0, the latest update to its experimental .NET Web framework that lets programmers use C# and HTML for browser-based apps, a province traditionally dominated by JavaScript. 02/13/2019

  • News

    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. 02/12/2019

  • Understanding Docker Vocabulary

    If you think there are a lot of terms to learn, you're not wrong. Here's a pocket guide so you can talk like you know what you're saying. 02/11/2019

  • Practical .NET

    Creating the Right Database Initializer for Entity Framework

    If you want to treat your database design as an "implementation detail" that just falls out of getting your object model right, then Entity Framework gives you four choices. Picking the right one, however, may mean creating your own. 02/07/2019

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