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Get your libraries ready for Windows Phone 8.1

Two weeks ago, we released the Windows Phone preview for developers. In this post, I’ll cover what this means for library and app developers. What this means for library developers As a .NET developer you can target Windows Phone 8.1 via two platforms: Apps that target Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 can consume existing libraries and...
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Introducing the Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool

The .NET Setup team has made some significant investments over the last couple of years in improving the deployment experience for the .NET Framework setup and its updates.  In spite of this effort, occasionally some customers run into issues deploying the .NET Framework or its updates that cannot be fixed from within the setup itself. ...
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.NET Native Performance

This post was authored by Xy Ziemba, the Program Manager for .NET Native performance, and Andrew Pardoe, Program Manager on the .NET runtime team. In our previous blog post introducing .NET Native, we talked about how .NET Native gives you the performance of C++ with the productivity of C#. Putting that in quantitative terms, Windows Store ...
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.NET Native Performance

This post was authored by Xy Ziemba, the Program Manager for .NET Native performance, and Andrew Pardoe, Program Manager on the .NET runtime team. In our previous blog post introducing .NET Native, we talked about how .NET Native gives you the performance of C++ with the productivity of C#. Putting that in quantitative terms, Windows Store ...
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.NET Native Performance

This post was authored by Xy Ziemba, the Program Manager for .NET Native performance, and Andrew Pardoe, Program Manager on the .NET runtime team. In our previous blog post introducing .NET Native, we talked about how .NET Native gives you the performance of C++ with the productivity of C#. Putting that in quantitative terms, Windows Store ...
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Sharing code across platforms

At Build we announced two great ways to re-use your code: the new Universal Windows apps, and the improved portable class libraries. They both help you reuse code across platforms. In this post, I’ll describe both options and how you can choose between them. Overview Why two options? The short answer is that shared projects are about ...
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Intellisense for JSON Schema in the JSON Editor

In the previous post, we introduced our new JSON editor in the CTP 2 release of Visual Studio 2013 Update2. In the RC version of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, we added intellisense support for JSON Schema v3 and v4. This will make working with complex JSON structures based on a schema much easier.   Specify the schema within a JSON file ...

How your feedback is shaping .NET

Eight months ago we asked you to provide feedbackon the features you want us to ship. And you didn’t disappoint! Since then, we’ve seen hundreds of Tweets, blog posts and user voice votes. It’s great to be part of such a thriving community. We are fully committed to improving the .NET ecosystem by being more open. To quote Habib from ...
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