Microsoft's Visual Studio extension guru Mads Kristensen is at it again, taking a developer request and turning it into a handy tool, which he has put out there for experimentation and feedback.
"The legality of Copilot must be tested before the damage to open source becomes irreparable."
Microsoft yesterday shipped Visual Studio 17.4 Preview 4 with production-ready code for .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) with .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.
OpenSilver 1.0 arrived a year ago on the same exact date that Microsoft Silverlight's official support life ended, providing an open source alternative to the developer favorite that effectively died years earlier. Now, it has been updated to v1.1, getting closer to feature parity with the framework it was designed to replace.
The days of a single developer sitting in an office while using desktop Visual Studio to code a monolithic enterprise app are waning. Now it's all about the cloud and collaboration, Microsoft emphasized at the start of its big Ignite 2022 conference.
Multithreading support for client-side Blazor WebAssembly apps is planned for .NET 8 in November 2023, but developers can try it out now for .NET apps thanks to experimental functionality in the brand-new .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.
The next stop for .NET 7 is General Availability, one month out, as Microsoft shipped .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.
Nodding to today's social media-centered tech world and the under-construction metaverse, Microsoft announced the new .NET MAUI Community Toolkit v1.3 adds support for Gravatar, standing for "globally recognized avatar."
What do you do when your simple EF app isn't so simple anymore and entity relationships are getting complex and you're getting worried about performance problems. Can you even use EF in a high-performance, scalable web application?
While WebAssembly has made quite a splash in the web-dev world, a new report describes it as "niche" tech whose usage is actually contracting, though among that shrinking usage, Microsoft's Blazor is among the top libraries.
TypeScript has climbed steadily over the past few years to become the most popular programming language used on the CircleCI platform.
Microsoft says Razor Pages development in ASP.NET Core can make coding page-focused web-dev scenarios easier and more productive than using the controllers and views integral to another option: the Model View Controller (MVC) approach.
It provides "some tooling C# and XAML developers have been asking for, and have been asking for since Blend," the company said.
With the new .NET MAUI in .NET 7 Release Candidate 1, the dev team has continued to polish things up ahead of a November GA debut while at the same time filling in gaps from its predecessor, Xamarin.
With Microsoft developers focused on finishing touches ahead of the November debut of Entity Framework 7, the company has updated the corresponding "what's new" documentation to help keep track of all the changes while shipping Release Candidate 1.
WebAssembly, the open source tech that makes client-side Blazor work, was the star of the ASP.NET Core show in the new .NET 7 Release Candidate 1.
Addressing a longstanding (nearly 4 years) developer request, Microsoft has made it easier to roll back problematic IDE updates in the new Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 2.
After seven previews dating back to February, Microsoft shipped .NET 7 Release Candidate 1, the first of two before the framework reaches General Availability in early November.
Cloud developers who are into serverless computing can now enjoy support of .NET 7 as a runtime when working with Azure Functions v4.
The red-hot Blazor project has been burning through the Microsoft-centric web-dev world with its brand-new C#-based experience, but does the hype match the reality?
"The .NET MAUI Cloud Skills Challenge is a fun and exciting way to learn .NET MAUI and grab the latest .NET MAUI sticker swag!"
"If your manager asks you why your project should upgrade to .NET 7, you can say 'in addition to all the new functionality in the release, .NET 7 is super fast.'
Microsoft has eased some licensing requirements for Visual Studio Build Tools (VSBT), which comprises a standalone MSVC compiler, libraries and scripts for C++.
Microsoft released TypeScript 4.8 with a host of new features ranging from Find All References improvements to the ability to exclude specific files from auto-imports.
Visual Studio extension expert Mads Kristensen's latest creation is Rainbow Braces, used to colorize brace pairs in order to better understand nested code.
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