Microsoft Library Manager (LibMan) is now available in the general release of Visual Studio 2017 as of v15.8. LibMan first previewed earlier this year, and now, after a much-anticipated wait, LibMan is available in the stable release of Visual Studio 2017 bundled as a default component in the ASP.NET and web development workload.
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The Command Line Interface (CLI) is now available for Microsoft Library Manager (LibMan) and can be downloaded via NuGet. Look for Microsoft.Web.LibraryManager.Cli
The LibMan CLI is cross-platform, so you’ll be able to use it anywhere that .NET Core is supported (Windows,
Recent releases of Visual Studio 2017 focus greatly on improving the experience of working with Razor. The improvements address the most pressing customer-facing issues like formatting changes and providing general performance and reliability for IntelliSense. Now that the fixes and enhancements are publicly available, we would like to learn more about your experience with the Razor editor.
As of June 25, the version of Bower shipped with Visual Studio was deprecated, resulting in Bower operations failing when run in Visual Studio. If you use Bower, you will see an error something like:
EINVRES Request to https://bower.herokuapp.com/packages/bootstrap failed with 502
This will be fixed in Visual Studio 15.8.
Bower is a popular package management system for managing static content used by client-side web applications. Visual Studio provides rich support for Bower, including templates and package management tools.
In October 2017, there were announcements on Twitter hinting that the Bower platform was being deprecated.
If you’re developing applications that target Azure services (e.g. Web Apps, Functions, Storage), you’ll want to know about two powerful tools that come with Visual Studio 2017 and the Azure development workload: * Cloud Explorer is a tool window inside Visual Studio that lets you browse your Azure resources and perform specific tasks – like stop and start app service,
One of the most frustrating experiences is when you have your app working on your local machine, but when you publish it it’s inexplicably failing. Fortunately, Visual Studio provides handy features for working with apps running in Azure. In this blog I’ll show you how to leverage the capabilities of Cloud Explorer to diagnose issues in Azure.
So, it’s the Holidays. The office is empty, the boss is away, and you’ve got a bit of free time on your hands. How about learning a new skill and having some fun?
Azure Functions are a serverless technology that executes code based on various triggers (i.e.
We’re excited to announce several improvements to the Azure Functions experience in Visual Studio as part of the latest update to the Azure Functions tools on top of Visual Studio 2017 v15.5.
New Function project dialog, including storage account support
.NET Core support
Manage Azure app settings
Detect mismatching functions runtime versions
New Function project dialog
To make it easier to get up and running with Azure Functions,