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Microsoft Preview of .NET Core WinForms Designer Is 'Huge Technical Challenge'

Microsoft introduced the first preview of the .NET Core Windows Forms Designer, which didn't make it into the recent .NET Core 3.0 release because of the "huge technical challenge" in porting the Windows-only desktop technology to the new cross-platform framework.

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Getting Started with AutoML for ML.NET

Dr. James McCaffrey provides hands-on examples in introducing ML.NET, for machine learning prediction models, and AutoML, which automatically examines different ML algorithms, finds the best one, and creates a Visual Studio project with the C# code backing the best model, along with C# code that shows how to use the trained model to make a prediction.

Decrypting (But Not Really Encrypting) Configuration Settings in ASP.NET Core

You can store encrypted values in your ASP.NET Core configuration file and seamlessly decrypt the values as you retrieve them. But there are, at least, two issues that you'll need to address.

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The Future of Client-Side Blazor: PWAs, Desktop/Mobile, Native (and even Flutter?)

The development of client-side Blazor leveraging WebAssembly -- appropriately called Blazor WebAssembly -- has suffered a few hiccups, but Microsoft has big plans for the red-hot technology that enables C# Web development.

New 101-Level Instructional .NET Videos Unveiled

Fresh on the heels of .NET Core 3.0, Microsoft's Scott Hanselman unveiled a months-long project to provide entry-level instructional videos on all things .NET, ranging from "What is C#?" to ".NET for Apache Spark 101."

XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms Previewed in Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.3

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.3 debuted yesterday (Sept. 23) with quicker Xamarin UI changes testing, an improved Web development experience and more.

What's New in F# 4.7

Functional programming devotees welcomed the general availability of F# 4.7 along with the release of .NET Core 3.0 and associated tooling.

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Visual Studio 2019 16.3, Your New Tool for .NET Core 3.0

Alongside the big .NET Core 3.0 release, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 16.3, which VS developers need to work with the new cross-platform, open source offering.

NET Core 3.0 Arrives

Microsoft officially announced .NET Core 3.0, an important milestone in the company's transition from the traditional, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework to a new open source, cross-platform offering -- the new direction for .NET developers.

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Blazor WebAssembly Not Ready for .NET Core 3.0 Prime Time

The much-anticipated .NET Core 3.0 milestone release is shipping in five days, Sept. 23, but it won't include a stable Blazor WebAssembly.

'Getting Started' with Java in Visual Studio Code Now Easier

Developers using Java tooling with Visual Studio Code now have a better "Getting Started" experience thanks to new functionality in the September Java extensions update.

Visual Studio 2019 16.3 Preview Adds .NET Core Database Profiling

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 16.3 Preview 4, adding database profiling for projects based on .NET Core, which is coming out in a big v3.0 milestone release next week.

Microsoft Squeezes In One More Surprise .NET Core 3.0 Preview: RC1

After saying .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9 was the final preview before next week's official GA launch, Microsoft today issued a surprise Release Candidate 1 offering, neccessitated by Visual Studio 2019 synchronization.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.3 'In the Endgame'

With the big .NET Core 3.0 milestone coming up in two weeks, Microsoft is finishing off its tooling updates, including the recently announced Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.3 Preview 3.

Visual Studio Code 1.38 (August 2019) Ships

The August 2019 update (version 1.38) to Visual Studio Code, Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor, is available, featuring many enhancements.

Visual Studio 2019 16.3 Preview 3 Focuses on F#, Features Experimental Terminal

You have to manually enable it, but an early look at a new Terminal is available in the third preview of Visual Studio 2019 16.3, along with many F# enhancements, IntelliCode improvements and much more.

Last .NET Core 3.0 Preview Ships 3 Weeks Ahead of Final Release

Microsoft has shipped its last preview of the long-awaited .NET Core 3.0, which will launch in GA later this month during the Sept. 23-25 .NET Conf online event.

What's New for ASP.NET Core and Blazor in Final Preview of .NET Core 3.0

Improved gRPC functionality is just one many new improvements in the ASP.NET Core component of .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9, the last step before the entire .NET Core 3.0 platform hits general availability in about three weeks.

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How to Integrate Blazor Components

You can create Blazor components by combining other Blazor components but you'll almost certainly need to share data between those components. Here are all the options currently open to you.

What Are gRPC Web Services and When Should I Use Them?

ASP.NET Core allows you to create Web Services based on gRPC ... which raises two questions: "What is gRPC?" and "Does it ever make sense to use it?" Here are Peter's answers.

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