• News

    Test Explorer Added to VS Code Python Tool

    A new Test Explorer highlights the February release of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, by far the most popular tool in the marketplace, installed more than 6.5 million times. 02/27/2019

  • Practical .NET

    Getting Started with Razor Pages: A Better Model for Web Development?

    As fond as he is of using Controllers and Views, Peter isn't sure that Razor Pages aren't a better model for Web development. But the first step, adding Razor Pages to your project, isn't as easy as it should be. And, after that, you'll want to integrate them with your existing MVC application. 02/26/2019

  • News

    VS Code Java Extension Pack Adds AI-Assisted IntelliCode

    Microsoft provided an update on Java tooling for its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, detailing better performance and several tweaks and enhancements, along with the introduction of IntelliCode to a popular extension package. 02/26/2019

  • News

    Azure Functions Improves TypeScript Support, Adds Java

    Azure Functions, Microsoft's serverless computing experience in the cloud, now officially supports the Java programming language and has also made it easier to work with TypeScript. 02/26/2019

  • Redirect Code in .NET Core

    As you invest in RESTful Web services, you need to get better at returning the right HTTP status codes to your client. Here are the redirect codes that have helper methods in your Controller and when you should use them. 02/25/2019

  • Returning Files from .NET Core or ASP.NET MVC Controllers

    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 0.8.0.0

    There are good reasons to keep working with Blazor 0.8.0.0 ... 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

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