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Razor support in Visual Studio Code now in Preview

Earlier this week we released a preview of support for working with Razor files (.cshtml) in the C# extension for Visual Studio Code (1.17.1). This initial release introduces C# completions, directive completions, and basic diagnostics (red squiggles for errors) for ASP.NET Core projects. Prerequisites To use this preview of Razor support in...

The .NET Language Strategy

The .NET Language Strategy I am constantly aware of the enormous impact our language investments have on so many people's daily lives. Our languages are a huge strength of the .NET platform, and a primary factor in people choosing to bet on it - and stay on it. I've been here on the .NET languages team at Microsoft for more than a decade, and...
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Tuple Tuesday!

One of the central features we're trying to add to both VB and C# in the near future is tuples. If you've never heard of a tuple it's a primitive data structure for combining values together that many other programming languages have supported for years, including .NET's F#, but has been suspiciously absent from Visual Basic. A tuple is ...
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Happy 25th Birthday, VB!

That’s right! Today marks the 25th (“Silver Anniversary”) since VB first debuted to the world. It seems like just yesterday I’d only been at Microsoft a little over a year when VB turned 20. Looking back at the progress of 5 years—a complete revamp of the IDE and debugger, a trove of new language features, and millions of lines of ...
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What’s New in Visual Studio Update 1 for .NET Managed Languages

Hold on to your hats, cowboys and cowgirls! A lot of exciting things are coming out of the .NET Managed Languages team for Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Read on to learn more about new IDE features, interactive C#, new code analysis management, Visual F# improvements, and the new F5 experience for Roslyn open source development. You can now ...
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Making It Better: ASP.NET with Visual Basic 14

BASIC is part of the DNA of Microsoft, and we have continued to evolve the language for most of the 40 years of the company’s existence.  In the next evolution of the language, Visual Basic 14, there are a number of great features that are being added and we want to make sure that you know we are fully supporting them with ASP.NET in ...