Microsoft Eyes Visual Studio Accessibility: Focus Mode, Audio Cues, Whitespace Rendering, More

Microsoft is seeking developer feedback on accessibility, seeking to go beyond "good enough" with possible new features like focus mode, audio cues and more.

Will AI Replace Developers? GitHub Copilot Revives Existential Threat Angst

"Let's see the question we're all wondering ... can this replace our jobs?" said a Reddit reader commenting on the site's thread for GitHub Copilot, an "AI pair programmer" unveiled as a technical preview this week.

GitHub Copilot, an AI Pair Programmer, Is Coming to VS Code/Visual Studio

A new "AI pair programmer" represents a breakthrough in the third revolution of software development: the use of AI in coding, says GitHub CEO Nat Friedman.

ML.NET Now Works on ARM Devices and Blazor WebAssembly

ML.NET -- an open source, cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET devs -- now works on ARM64 and Apple M1 devices, and on Blazor WebAssembly, with some limitations for each.

Windows 11 Development: New Driver/Assessment Kits, ARM64EC ('Emulation Compatible') ABI

Microsoft published new products to help with developing apps for and on Windows 11, including an updated driver kit, a new assessment and deployment kit, and ARM64EC ("Emulation Compatible"), a new way to build apps for Windows 11 on ARM.

New WinForms Default Font API: 'It Is Easy to Go Wild with This API'

Developers can now set an application-wide default font for WinForms projects with a new API.

Windows 11 Development: Open Ecosystem Store, Project Reunion Rebrand and More

In announcing Windows 11, Microsoft said a more open Microsoft Store ecosystem will provide more opportunities for developers.

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Infragistics Updates UI/UX Tooling for Blazor, WinForms, WPF and More

A new update to Infragistics UI/UX tooling enhances many components that target .NET-centric developers, including Blazor, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and more.

Compiled Models Quicken App Startups in Entity Framework Core 6.0 Preview 5

Some six years in the making, an effort to quicken app startup times in Entity Framework Core via compiled models has been realized in the new v6.0 Preview 5.

New in Azure SDK: Data Tables & Monitor Libraries, and More

New Azure Data Tables libraries and beta Azure Monitor libraries highlight the latest update to the Azure SDK.

What's New in .NET MAUI Preview 5

Microsoft continues to enhance .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI), improving animations, view transformations and single page templates, along with porting of several UI components from Xamarin.Forms, the mobile dev framework which .NET MAUI is evolving.

Hot Reload Leads ASP.NET Core Updates in .NET 6 Preview 5

In the brand-new .NET 6 Preview 5, the dev team has furthered Hot Reload functionality in the ASP.NET Core component, used for web development.

First Visual Studio 2022 Preview Focuses on Testing 64-bit Support

The first preview for the landmark Visual Studio 2022 edition is out, focusing on 64-bit support as opposed to new features.

.NET 6 Preview 5 Highlights SDK Workloads, the Foundation of .NET Unification

"The future has truly arrived," said Microsoft's Richard Lander in announcing the new .NET 6 Preview 5.

Visual Studio 2019 v16.11 Preview 2 Improves Git Tooling

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.11 Preview 2, a nondescript release most notable for improvements to Git tooling.

New VS Code Tool Eases GitHub Browsing/Editing, No Cloning Required

A new Remote Repositories preview extension lets developers working in Visual Studio Code remotely browse and edit GitHub repos, without having to clone them locally and then open them up in the popular, open source-based code editor.

Bugs Fixed as Project Reunion v0.8 Nears Stability in New Release Candidate

The Project Reunion dev team fixed a bunch of bugs in the new v0.8 RC as Microsoft's evolution of the Windows desktop app development platform nears stability.

Uno Platform v3.8 Adds Microsoft WinUI Grid Code, Windows AoT Support

In the new v3.8 release of the open source Uno Platform, a new grid control revamped with Microsoft code is said to provide a 2x performance boost.

VS Code v1.57 (May 2021 Update) Adds Terminal Tabs, Integrates Edge Dev Tools

Visual Studio Code v1.57, the May update, includes a bunch of new features that were previewed earlier, including terminal tabs, Workspace Trust, remote repositories (RemoteHub) and more.

Microsoft Details Sneak-Peek Preview of Azure Functions on .NET 6

Developers can now experiment with serverless computing projects with Azure Functions on the latest preview of the upcoming .NET 6 milestone release.