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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 specification defines many floating point types, including: , , and . Most developers are familiar with (equivalent to in C#) and (equivalent to in C#). They provide a standard format to represent a wide range of values with a precision acceptable for many applications. .NET has always had and and with .NET 5 Preview 7, we've added...

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 instances, the ability to reset state, Cosmos DB improvements including enhanced support for configuration options and partition keys, and much more. In this post To summarize: EF Core 5.0 runs ...