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Do You Want a Visual Studio Dashboard of Customizable Widgets?

The Visual Studio dev team is investigating and seeking input on a dashboard to minimize coding distractions and consolidate communications, coding workflow and other resources into one place.

With Many Options, .NET Dev Asks for Tech Choice Help: 'I Am Lost'

At new .NET Tech Community site, a developer sought help with choosing tech for a new Windows/Android app, finding many options to choose from -- perhaps too many.

Visual Studio 2022 Now Does Automatic Code Cleanup on File Saves

One nifty little feature in the brand-new Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 2 is automatic code cleanup on save.

Syncfusion Essential Studio Release Adds .NET MAUI Controls, .NET 6 Support for Blazor/ASP.NET Core

Syncfusion's Essential Studio 2021 Volume 4 has shipped with many new controls for .NET MAUI, also adding .NET 6 support for ASP.NET Core and it's red-hot Blazor component.

C# Fails in TIOBE Programming Language of the Year Bid

Python edged out C#'s bid to be named programming language of the year by TIOBE Index, one of the leading trackers of language popularity.

Microsoft Intros Next-Gen OData

The Microsoft-initiated OData protocol introduced way back in 2007 is in need of an update, the company said in announcing the next-gen version: OData NxT.

.NET MAUI Preview 11 Adds Windows 11 Fluent UI Control Styling

Microsoft shipped .NET MAUI Preview 11, which adds new Fluent Design System UI control styling introduced with Windows 11.

Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 2 Ships

Microsoft shipped Preview 2 of its groundbreaking 64-bit Visual Studio 2022 IDE, officially called version 17.1.

Microsoft Details Entity Framework Core 7 Plan, EF6 to EF Core Porting

Microsoft has been busy with its object-database mapper tooling for .NET, unveiling a plan for Entity Framework Core 7, along with guidance to port EF6 applications to EF Core.

Beyond Hot Reload: 'Live Reload' and More

Will web developers do all their debugging, styling and tweaking in the browser some day?

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Java on Visual Studio Code Update Focuses on 'Inner Loop'

In its final post of 2021, the Java on Visual Studio Code dev team reports advancements made to improve the fundamental, day-to-day Java development experience: the "inner loop."

C# Chasing 2021 TIOBE Index 'Programming Language of the Year' Award

TIOBE Index, one of the more prominent trackers of programming language popularity, says C# is in the running for being named language of the year next month.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 4 Improves Window Management, Search

The problematic Visual Studio for Mac 2022 is out in Preview 4, which adds new window drag-and-drop functionality and improves code searching and navigation.

Microsoft Report: Kubernetes Top Target for Cloud-Migrated Spring Apps

Microsoft surveyed SpringOne 2021 attendees to discover how they are migrating Spring apps to the cloud, finding that Kubernetes has supplanted virtual machines as the top target platform.

New 'Security Manager' Role Leads GitHub Enterprise Server 3.3 Security Push

The new GitHub Enterprise Server 3.3 release focuses on security, with a new "security manager" role leading several changes made in the same of safety.

GrapeCity ComponentOne 2021 v3 Supports .NET 6, VS 2022 and WinUI

Development toolmaker GrapeCity issued the year's final update to its ComponentOne toolkit of UI controls, adding new features for Microsoft's new .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022 milestone releases.

VS Code Gets a 'Most Heavily Requested Feature' for Python

The regular monthly update for Python in Visual Studio Code sees the dev team adding "one of our most heavily requested features," a new rename factoring experience.

New in Visual Studio Code v1.63: Theme Previewing, Notebook Improvements, More

The regular monthly update to Visual Studio Code (November 2021 edition, v1.63) lets developers preview themes before using them, improves notebook functionality and provides a new Java welcome experience, along with much more.

GitHub Previews Improved Code Search: 'Way More than grep'

GitHub is inviting developers to take part in a technology preview of improved code search, which it describes as "way more than grep," the Linux command-line search utility.

VS Code News Roundup: Notebook APIs, Codebase Mapping, Infrastructure as Code

Here's a look at recent news surrounding what has been called the No. 1 development tool in the world: Visual Studio Code.