Less than a month before .NET 6 ships, Microsoft announced Blazor WebAssembly apps can now use native dependencies, allowing developers to tap into native C code, for example, upon jumping through a few hoops.
The Microsoft MVP and LINQ expert discusses the best current C# features, how developers can stay on top of changes, and what they often get wrong about Microsoft's flagship coding language.
With only one month to go before GA status, some developers are pushing back on new features and functionality in comments to the announcement post, piling on earlier negative feedback provided to the dev team.
Microsoft shipped a Release Candidate and a Preview 5 of Visual Studio 2022 while also setting a Nov. 8 release date for the game-changing 64-bit edition of its flagship IDE.
It was designed to alleviate the complexity of Windows app development that was caused by the emergence of two disparate sets of APIs: for the older Win32 platform and the newer Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
Interactive notebooks, so vital to AI, data science and machine learning development projects, are coming to Microsoft's flagship Visual Studio IDE via a an experimental extension.
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 1, the first look at the revolutionary 64-bit IDE running on macOS.
"With the in-process programming model and Azure Functions 4.0, you can write .NET 6 function apps that take advantage of advanced features such as Durable Functions."
The next version of Microsoft's flagship coding language is coming soon. A Microsoft MVP shares the features to look out for.
How many help menu items are too much?
Uno Platform 3.10 shipped this month with immediate support for .NET 6 Release Candidate 1, Windows 11 "Sun Valley" fluent styles, a WinUI InfoBadge and more.
Eric Vogel provides step-by-step instructions to create an ASP.NET 5 Core web app in Visual Studio 2019 and embed a Power BI report in it.
Microsoft announced a theme revamp for the upcoming Visual Studio 2022, involving a partnership with popular VS Code theme creators who together with the company are testing a new Theme Converter tool that makes VS Code themes work in the flagship IDE.
The new R3 2021 release of Progress Telerik developer tooling for .NET developers is out with new controls for Blazor, .NET MAUI (evolution of Xamarin.Forms) and desktop offerings including WinUI, WPF and WinForms.
Microsoft said its .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) framework for client app development wont ship with .NET 6 in November as planned, but rather sometime in the second quarter of next year.
Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 is out with more Hot Reload functionality, multiple performance improvements, debugging enhancements and more.
Microsoft shipped the first of two Release Candidate versions of .NET 6, set to debut in November as a consolidation of all the disparate .NET dev tooling components under one cross-platform, open source umbrella offering.
Of course, ASP.NET isn't a programming language, and some question whether PHP even fits the bill.
Microsoft has open sourced a .NET 5 C# Language Extension for SQL Server, allowing developers to work with relational data in the company's flagship programming language.
Microsoft is revamping the extension writing experience for the upcoming Visual Studio 2022 in several ways, including a new extension GitHub repo, Language Server Protocol functionality, an out-of-process extensibility model and a new Visual Studio Community Toolkit.
For all the talk of the deprecation of Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform, it still thrives in places, including the UWP Community, which just announced the winners of its Launch 2021 event that celebrates UWP apps and their development.
Microsoft unveiled a suite of extensions designed to improve developer productivity and efficiency in the upcoming Visual Studio 2022 release.
As promised, Microsoft is previewing a .NET MAUI Community Toolkit some two months before it begins to sunset its progenitor, Xamarin.Forms, long used for mobile iOS and Android app development with C# and XAML.
"The last thing we want is for devs to be distracted or frustrated and if people don't find this helpful, we won't continue it."
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