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Introducing API Analyzer

This post was written by Olia Gavrysh. Have you ever wondered which APIs are deprecated and which should you use instead? Or have you ever used an API and then found out it didn't work on Mac or Linux? Have that ever happened to you too late when a major part of your code is already implemented and refactoring is way too hard? Both of ...

Welcome to C# 7.1

With C# we have always tended towards major releases: bundle a lot of features up, and release less frequently. We even went so far as routinely omitting the traditional ".0" when we talked about C# 6.0! In the C# 7.0 "wave" we are trying something new. Tools such as Visual Studio upgrade on a frequent cadence, and there's no longer a ...
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Moving to real time test discovery in Test Explorer

Real time test discovery is a new Visual Studio feature that uses a Roslyn analyzer to discover tests and populate the test explorer in real time without requiring you to build your project. This feature has been introduced in Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2 behind a feature flag. You can try it out by using the instructions in the next ...
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Sharing Configuration in ASP.NET Core SPA Scenarios

This is a guest post from Mike Rousos ASP.NET Core 2.0 recently released and, with it, came some new templates, including new project templates for single-page applications (SPA) served from an ASP.NET Core backend. These templates make it easy to setup a web application with a rich JavaScript frontend and powerful ASP.NET Core backend. Even ...

Entity Framework 6.2 Runtime Released

Today we announce the availability of EF 6.2 runtime in NuGet.org. Entity Framework (EF) is Microsoft's traditional object/relational mapper (O/RM) for .NET Framework. To understand the difference between EF6 and EF Core, please refer to our documentation. How to obtain the new package You can install EF 6.2 either using the "Manage NuGet...

.NET Core Performance Profiling with Intel® VTune™ Amplifier 2018

Last Updated: 2018-04-30 This post was written by Varun Venkatesan, Li Tian, and Juan Rodriguez, engineers at Intel. They are excited to share .NET Core-specific enhancements that Intel has made to VTune Amplifier 2018. We're excited to have a new tool to use to help make .NET Core faster on Intel chips. Intel has been a strong partner in ...
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Experiment with Azure for FREE!

What is Azure? What can it do for me? Do I need it? How do I find out? How do I use it? Will it help my business? Can it help my career? With all the things Azure can do, it's hard to know where to start answering these important questions. But there's a really easy way to explore the potential of Azure completely free and at your own pace: ...
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Announcing the .NET Framework 4.7.1

Today, we are announcing the release of the .NET Framework 4.7.1. It’s included in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. .NET Framework 4.7.1 is also available on Windows 7+ and Windows Server 2008 R2+.  We’ve added support for targeting the .NET Framework 4.7.1 in Visual Studio 2017 15.5. The .NET Framework 4.7.1 includes ...

.NET Framework October 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the October 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup. This type of rollup is intended for businesses that want to the preview or use quality improvements as soon as they are available. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements. CLR WPF Note: Additional ...
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User accounts made easy with Azure

One of the most common requirements for web applications is for users create accounts for the purpose of access control and personalization. While ASP.NET templates have always made it easy to create an application that uses a database you control to register and track user accounts, that introduces other complications over the long term. As ...

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