• News

    Visual Studio Gets 'Developer PowerShell' Prompt

    With Visual Studio 2019 16.2, the Tools menu now includes items for "Developer Command Prompt" and "Developer PowerShell," the latter of which was requested by more than 1,800 developers in an informal poll last year. 08/20/2019

  • News

    Windows Patch Tuesday Update Borks Visual Basic Apps for Days

    An automatic update among last week's Patch Tuesday security fixes ended up wreaking havoc with existing applications sporting Visual Basic code, borking them for days until an optional update to fix the problem was published. 08/19/2019

  • News

    Q&A with AI Developer Henk Boelman: Hands-On with Microsoft's New AI and IoT Technologies

    We caught up with Henk Boelman, Microsoft AI MVP and Cloud AI Architect, to learn more about what's exciting in AI, his favorite features in Microsoft Cognitive Services and Windows IoT and the latest updates on his upcoming day-long hands-on lab for Live! 360, "Build Your Own A.I. Powered Robot." 08/16/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio Closeup: Better Search, Python, C++, Game Development, More

    Even though Python is becoming increasingly tied to the popular Visual Studio Code editor, Microsoft has been busy infusing its flagship Visual Studio IDE with better Python functionality and a host of other improvements touching upon search, C++ and more. 08/15/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio 2019 v16.3 Preview 2 Puts XAML Hot Reload in Public Preview

    Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 Preview 2 graduates the XAML Hot Reload feature for Xamarin.Forms from private preview to public preview, letting all .NET mobile developers try it out. 08/14/2019

  • News

    .NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 Ships as General Availability Approaches

    Microsoft shipped .NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 ahead of next month's expected general availability release furthering the company's new direction for the cross-platform, open source .NET ecosystem. 08/14/2019

  • News

    Previews Released for Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3

    Microsoft has shipped the eighth previews for Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3, with the dev team continuing its efforts to revamp problematic LINQ functionality. 08/14/2019

  • News

    Blazor Visual Studio Templates Renamed as .NET Core 3.0 Finish Line Nears

    Even though the groundbreaking .NET Core 3.0 is nearing general availability and the dev team has switched gears to focus on stability and reliability, new tweaks and enhancements are still appearing in the latest preview 8. 08/13/2019

  • News

    GitHub Actions for Automated Workflows Now Supports CI/CD

    Microsoft has boosted the functionality of its GitHub Actions, automated workflows for the sprawling open source code repository and development platform it acquired in 2018. 08/13/2019

  • News

    Security Report: Remote Code Execution Is Top .NET Threat Type

    Snyk, an open source security specialist, published a new report on .NET security, finding that remote code execution, cross-site scripting and denial-of-service vulnerabilities account for two-thirds of the known vulnerabilities in the .NET ecosystem. 08/12/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio Code Icon Change Completed in July 2019 Update

    The always-tricky prospect of changing Visual Studio Code icons has been realized with the July update, version 1.37, of the open source, cross-platform code editor that has become wildly popular in the development community. 08/08/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio App Center Adds Desktop Development

    Visual Studio App Center, a mobile-centric resource for building, testing, releasing and monitoring apps, now supports WPF and WinForms desktop development. 08/08/2019

  • Practical .NET

    How to Update Members of a Collection with LINQ

    Sometimes it's just cool to take a walk through some technology to find all the different ways you can solve a problem -- sort of "Fun with the .NET Framework." Here's a look at all the ways that Peter could think of to update an object in a collection ... some of which may be foolish. 08/07/2019

  • News

    VS Code Python Tool Offers Insiders Program

    The August 2019 update of the super-popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code comes with an easy opt-in to the Insiders program (pre-release feature access), along with several tweaks, fixes and enhancements. 08/07/2019

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