.NET Blog

Free. Cross-platform. Open source. A developer platform for building all your apps.

The future of .NET Standard

Since .NET 5 was announced, many of you have asked what this means for .NET Standard and whether it will still be relevant. In this post, I'm going to explain how .NET 5 improves code sharing and replaces .NET Standard. I'll also cover the cases where you still need .NET Standard.

.NET CLI Templates in Visual Studio

If you are a template author for .NET Core templates and have been wanting to show up for Visual Studio users as well with little effort we have enabled a new preview feature for you! Visual Studio now has an option in preview to enable CLI-installed .NET Core templates to display as options in the New Project Dialog experience.

Introducing the Half type!

The IEEE 754 specification defines many floating point types, including: binary16, binary32, binary64 and binary128. Most developers are familiar with binary32 (equivalent to float in C#) and binary64 (equivalent to double in C#). They provide a standard format to represent a wide range of values with a precision acceptable for many ...

Announcing Entity Framework Core EF Core 5.0 Preview 7

Today, the Entity Framework Core team announces the seventh preview release of EF Core 5.0. This release includes a factory to create DbContext instances, the ability to reset DbContext state, Cosmos DB improvements including enhanced support for configuration options and partition keys, and much more. In this post To summarize...