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Visual Studio 2019 Launch Set for April 2

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 22:21:00 GMT

A Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event site indicates the company's flagship IDE will lift off in 53 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes (at the time of this writing) -- in other words, at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 2.

Microsoft Updates Blazor, Now Built on Razor Components

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:30:00 GMT

Microsoft shipped Blazor 0.8.0, the latest update to its experimental .NET Web framework that lets programmers use C# and HTML for browser-based apps, a province traditionally dominated by JavaScript.

VB.NET Popularity Still Rising

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:24:00 GMT

Visual Basic.NET is getting comfortable in its new position as a top five programming language in the TIOBE index, which measures popularity based on search engine data.

VS Code Gains Python Developer Mind Share

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Much has been written here about how Microsoft's Visual Studio Code dev team has gone "all in on Python," and the effort seems to have paid off according to a new developer survey specifically devoted to the popular programming language.

What's New in Visual Studio Code January 2019 Release

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:15:00 GMT

The latest monthly release (January 2019, version 1.31) of the cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor comes with the usual plethora of bug fixes, tweaks and new features, with many focused on the extension mechanism that powers the open source project.

VS Code Python Tool Improves Data Science Experience

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:21:00 GMT

Microsoft updated its Python Extension for Visual Studio Code, building out new data science functionality that was introduced in a previous release.

What's New in TypeScript 3.3

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 20:31:00 GMT

The answer to the headline above is basically "not much," as Microsoft describes the new v3.3 update as "a smaller release than usual." But don't worry: TypeScript error messages may be displayed in haiku form in later releases, per one proposal on the roadmap.

Low-Code Windows Template Studio 3.0 Ships

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 20:33:00 GMT

Microsoft shipped Windows Template Studio 3.0, a milestone update of the open source, wizard-driven Visual Studio 2017 extension for coding Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.

Second Previews Ship for .NET Core 3, ASP.NET Core 3

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:05:00 GMT

Microsoft released the second preview of .NET Core 3, building upon the first beta that introduced support for Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop projects. ASP.NET Core 3 Preview 2 also shipped for Web development (including with C# via Razor Components introduced in the Blazor effort).

Project Rome for Android and iOS Cross-Device Experiences Hits v1.0

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:30:00 GMT

Microsoft announced its Project Rome SDK for Android and iOS has hit version 1.0, providing cross-device and cross-platform experiences that can travel with the user in a variety of scenarios.

PowerShell Preview Extension Available for Visual Studio Code

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Microsoft's PowerShell team has published a preview extension in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace to evaluate new command-line scripting options within your favorite open source, cross-platform code editor.

How .NET Core Tools Improved in Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 19:45:00 GMT

The Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 announcement didn't say much about .NET Core -- the open source, cross-platform replacement for the ageing, Windows-only .NET Framework -- but there is some new .NET Core functionality for developers in the IDE.

Visual Studio Code Gets HDInsight Tools for Big Data Analytics

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 23:09:00 GMT

Microsoft announced HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio Code is now generally available, letting coders do Big Data analytics right from within the cross-platform, open source code editor.

C# Makes GitHub's Top 5 Machine Learning Languages List

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:57:00 GMT

Although Python is the widely recognized de facto, go-to programming language for machine learning and many other artificial intelligence projects, a new study shows C# is holding its own in the space.

Visual Studio 2019 Gets Closer with Preview 2

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 22:20:00 GMT

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.

Windows 10 Mobile Revival Effort Grows

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 17:14:00 GMT

An effort among users beseeching Microsoft to rethink the impending end of Windows 10 Mobile seems to be picking up steam after the platform's latest death knell.

Microsoft Garage's XAML Studio Does Real-Time UWP UI Changes

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:00:00 GMT

The Microsoft Garage initiative for experimental hacking projects championed by interns and staffers has come out with new tools including XAML Studio, used to smooth iterative development by quickly prototyping Universal Windows Project apps.

Progress Previews Telerik UI for Blazor

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:00:00 GMT

In response to developer requests, .NET-centric tooling specialist Progress is supporting Microsoft's experimental Blazor project for C# Web development in a major new release of its UI-focused components.

Windows 10 Mobile Support Ends in December

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:47:00 GMT

Microsoft confirmed the official demise of its mobile initiative will be Dec. 10, 2019, when support ends for Windows 10 Mobile, the failed challenger to iOS and Android.

New Xamarin Controls Highlight Syncfusion's Update of .NET-Centric UI Components

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:00:00 GMT

.NET development tools specialist Syncfusion is out with another update of its UI components suite, with new Xamarin controls of special interest to mobile developers.

Cloud Explorer (VS 2017 Azure Workload) Gets IoT Update

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:19:00 GMT

The Cloud Explorer tool installed automatically with Azure Workloads in Visual Studio 2017 now sports additional functionality for interacting with the Azure IoT Hub.

Tool Converts Visual Studio IDE Code Snippets for VS Code Editor

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:56:00 GMT

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.

GitHub Tool Does Pull Requests from Visual Studio Code

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT

GitHub highlighted improvements to its Visual Studio Code extension that lets developers manage pull requests from the open source code repository with a few clicks from within the code editor.

ML.NET Update for Machine Learning Comes with New Visual Studio Templates

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Microsoft today released an update to its ML.NET framework that includes new Visual Studio templates to help developers code their machine learning projects.

Will Flutter Become a Xamarin Option?

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMT

An open source GitHub project championed by a handful of developers seeks to add Google's new Flutter mobile UI framework as an option for creating native mobile apps in the Xamarin framework.