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Workaround for Bower Version Deprecation

As of June 25, the version of Bower shipped with Visual Studio was deprecated, resulting in Bower operations failing when run in Visual Studio. If you use Bower, you will see an error something like: This will be fixed in Visual Studio 15.8. In the meantime, you can work around the issue by using a new version of Bower or by adding some ...

.NET Highlights in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 4

As you know we continue to incrementally improve Visual Studio 2017 (version 15), and our 7th significant update is currently well under way with the 4th preview shipping today. As we’re winding down the preview, we’d like to stop and take the time to tell you about all of the great updates that are coming in Visual Studio version 15.7 for...
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F# language and tools update for Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6

With the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, we’re excited to share updates to the F# language and core library, F# tooling in Visual Studio, and infrastructure updates that concern OSS contributors. Let’s dive in! F# language and core library updates Some foundational changes for the F# language and core library have been ...

Announcing F# support for .NET Core and .NET Standard projects in Visual Studio

We're pleased to announce that Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4 now supports F# projects targeting .NET Core, .NET Standard, and .NET Framework through the .NET Core SDK. Some of you have noticed various levels of this support in the first, second, and third previews. We still had a few work items left to complete when those were released, so...

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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.NET Core 2 and Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2

Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 was recently released which includes .NET Core 1.0 and 1.1, our latest production releases of .NET Core. You will need to install the .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 SDK to develop .NET Core 2.0 applications using Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 . We are working on .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 which will be ...
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The week in .NET – .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, EF Core 1.1 – Docker – Xenko

To read last week's post, see The week in .NET – Mitch Muenster – Stateless. .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, EF Core 1.1, VS for Mac Preview, VS 2017 RC, SQL Server on Linux, Tizen, Google joins .NET Foundation, and Microsoft becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member This week, at the Connect(); // 2016 event, we made a number of announcements...
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