If you've been configuring Visual Studio to meet your needs, you should protect yourself against disaster by exporting your settings.
The reality is that you will need to have, at least, two different configurations: one for production and one for development. Here's how to automate those conversions.
You've rewritten some code to make it "better" ... how do you know that?
You want to find all the places some object is used and, once you've found them, walk through them. Good news! You're just two keystrokes away from your goal.
.NET Core 3.0 won't be ready for Visual Studio 2019's April 2 ship date, but a manual download and a menu configuration setting will let you use both previews together right now.
The new Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 continues Microsoft's effort to boost the quality and reliability of the troublesome IDE by borrowing internals from the flagship Windows version.
Here's how to run a "real-world" application (consisting of an MVC application and a Web Service) in a networked set of Docker containers. And it's just a couple of mouse clicks in Visual Studio to implement it.
The Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2019 has been made available in anticipation of the official launch coming April 2, after which the RC can be upgraded to the final, official general availability release.
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.
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.
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.
Running your project in Docker is easier than you think.
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.
Microsoft updated its Python Extension for Visual Studio Code, building out new data science functionality that was introduced in a previous release.
Microsoft released the second preview of .NET Core 3, building upon the first beta that introduced support for Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop projects. ASP.NET Core 3 Preview 2 also shipped for Web development (including with C# via Razor Components introduced in the Blazor effort).
The Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 announcement didn't say much about .NET Core -- the open source, cross-platform replacement for the ageing, Windows-only .NET Framework -- but there is some new .NET Core functionality for developers in the IDE.
Visual Studio 2019 is expected to ship in the first half of this year, and it just took another step on that journey with the release of its second preview that improves just about every area of the IDE experience.
From legacy xBase code to cutting-edge Quantum computing, these Visual Studio extensions will make you more productive.
The Cloud Explorer tool installed automatically with Azure Workloads in Visual Studio 2017 now sports additional functionality for interacting with the Azure IoT Hub.
Developer Rick Strahl, tired of the cumbersome process of converting his many Visual Studio IDE code snippets into formats that can be used in the Visual Studio Code editor and the JetBrains Rider IDE, has created a tool to automate the process.
Microsoft today released an update to its ML.NET framework that includes new Visual Studio templates to help developers code their machine learning projects.
It's not always obvious, but sometimes the Watch window isn't always showing you the latest data. Here's how to tell and what you can do about it (sort of).
The success of VS Code -- along with the evolution of the open source, cross-platform .NET Core -- provides the signature theme of 2018 in the Microsoft developer ecosystem.
The super-popular Python extension for the Visual Studio Code editor gets some new Jupyter functionality in the December release, including Jupyter Notebook export options and remote Jupyter support.
By default, tests in the new .NET Core testing framework (xUnit) are isolated. This is a good thing ... except when you need to create a single test environment that is used by multiple tests. Here's all the ways you can provide a single environment for a set of tests in xUnit.
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