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.
There's a new testing framework in town. Here's how to use it.
After helping developers collaborate from within Visual Studio with Live Share, Microsoft is finding those coders are coming up with innovative use cases for the technology it hadn't thought of.
Visual Studio's IntelliCode has gotten smarter -- using artificial intelligence to provide better code completion suggestions -- and more robust, now supporting more programming languages.
Visual Studio 2019 debuted today in its first preview, showing off more collaborative and "smarter" AI-assisted coding.
The popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is out in a November update that sees it getting smaller, downloading faster, installing quicker and starting up sooner.
The newly shipped Visual Studio 2017 for Mac 7.7 features improved IntelliSense and supports newer versions of .NET Core 2.2 and Azure Functions, among other improvements.
If you want to know what your next call to SaveChanges is going to do to your database then you want to use Entity Framework's ChangeTracker.
Microsoft, already busy with the upcoming Visual Studio 2019, has shipped the final minor update to Visual Studio 2017, improving debugging, UWP development and more.
Microsoft shipped the first release candidate of Azure DevOps Server 2019, the self-hosted, on-premises version of the company's DevOps solution that used to be known as Team Foundation Server.
If you're testing for exceptions using ExpectedException, you have a better alternative.
Odds are that, when you stop on some breakpoint, you want to check the value in some variables. Here's how to get Visual Studio to display those values for you.
Despite a lot of support, many developers immediately took issue with the icon change, with comments such as: "I hate to say it but this is ridiculous. This smells of tinkering with the UI just for the sake of it."
Java developers using the Visual Studio Code editor can now enjoy the same AI-assisted IntelliCode functionality previously available only to Python coders.
Sure, F12 will take you to the definition of whatever your cursor is sitting on. But that's just the start.
.NET developers have long availed themselves of a wealth of functionality -- mostly free -- from the Visual Studio Marketplace, but only one major offering has earned a perfect 5.0 rating above a certain threshold of developer reviews.
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