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.NET Core Workers as Windows Services

In .NET Core 3.0 we are introducing a new type of application template called Worker Service. This template is intended to give you a starting point for writing long running services in .NET Core. In this walkthrough we will create a worker and run it as a Windows Service. Create a worker Preview Note: In our preview releases the worker ...

Migrating Delegate.BeginInvoke Calls for .NET Core

I recently worked with a couple customers migrating applications to .NET Core that had to make code changes to workaround BeginInvoke and EndInvoke methods on delegates not being supported on .NET Core. In this post, we'll look at why these APIs aren't implemented for .NET Core, why their usage isn't caught by the .NET API Portability Analyzer...

Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 3

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 3. We would like to update you on the .NET Core 3.0 schedule and introduce you to improvements in .NET Core SDK installers, Docker containers, Range, and Index. We also have updates on the Windows Desktop and Entity Framework projects. Download and get started with .NET Core 3 Preview 3 right ...

An update to C# versions and C# tooling

Starting with Visual Studio 2019 Preview 4, we'll be adjusting how C# versions are treated in .NET tooling. Firstly, we're adding two new Language Version (LangVersion) values: LatestMajor and Preview. Rad the post to see how they stack up with the currently supported list of values.

How to port desktop applications to .NET Core 3.0

In this post, I will describe how to port a desktop application from .NET Framework to .NET Core. I picked a WinForms application as an example. Steps for WPF application are similar and I'll describe what needs to be done different for WPF as we go. I will also show how you can keep using the WinForms designer in Visual Studio even though it ...

Submit to the Applied F# Challenge!

This post was written by Lena Hall, a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. F# Software Foundation has recently announced their new initiative — Applied F# Challenge! We encourage you to participate and send your submissions about F# on Azure through the participation form. Applied F# Challenge is a new initiative to ...

Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 2

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 2. It includes new features in .NET Core 3.0 and C# 8, in addition to the large number of new features in Preview 1. ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 2  is also released today. C# 8 Preview 2 is part of .NET Core 3 SDK, and was also released last week with Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2. Download and get...

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