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WinForms Designer Selection for 32-bit .NET Framework Projects 

(image) Visual Studio 2022’s transition to a 64-bit architecture, driven by customer feedback across the full range of Visual Studio developers, marked a pivotal step towards enhancing the development experience. As Klaus Loffelmann describes in his blog post, this transition enhances overall performance and responsiveness, particularly ...


What’s New in vcpkg (February 2024)

This blog post summarizes changes to the vcpkg package manager as part of the 2024.02.14 release and changes to vcpkg documentation throughout February. This month’s vcpkg release was mainly minor bug fixes, while several new documentation articles were added. Some stats for this period:   vcpkg changelog (...


DirectX Innovation on Display at GDC 2024

The excitement is building as we finish our preparations for this year's Game Developers Conference, set to kick off on March 18th. Industry leaders, developers, and enthusiasts will converge on San Francisco for a week of innovation, and the DirectX team here at Microsoft has a lot of exciting news to share. We've been gearing up to showcase ...


Python in Visual Studio Code - March 2024 Release

The March 2024 release of the Python and Jupyter extensions for Visual Studio Code are now available. This month's updates include new add import Code Actions from Pylance, improvements for developing and testing web apps, shell integration in the Python REPL, and improved language support for local Jupyter servers. Keep reading to learn more!


Exploring space-time tradeoffs with Azure Quantum Resource Estimator

Introduction We are delighted to present a new experience for exploring space-time tradeoffs recently added to the Azure Quantum Resource Estimator. Available both as Azure Quantum Development Kit (VS Code extension) and a Python package, it adds a new dimension to estimates. Resource estimation doesn't just yield a single group of numbers...