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.NET Core Tooling in Visual Studio “15”

This post was co-authored by David Carmona, a Principal Program Manager Lead in .NET Team and Joe Morris, a Senior Program Manager in .NET Team. Couple of weeks back, we dedicated a blog post introducing .NET Standard 2.0, which will significantly extend your ability to share code by unifying .NET APIs across all application types and ...
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Changes to Project.json

This post was written by Scott Hunter. Last week we announced the schedule for RC2 / RTM of .NET Core and ASP.NET. Now that we have shipped RC2 I want to give more details on the .NET Core tooling moving from .xproj / project.json to .csproj / MSBuild. MSBuild When the ASP.NET team started building ASP.NET 5 (now ASP.NET Core) one of the key ...
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Building accessible websites just got a lot easier

(image) When building websites it is important that it is accessible for everyone that needs to use it. Implementing web accessibility features greatly helps to achieve that. Here’s what the W3C has to say about that: Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. More specifically, Web accessibility means that people...

Azure App Service Tools Updates in the Azure SDK for .NET 2.9

In the Azure SDK 2.9 we’ve made it significantly more convenient for developers who use Azure App Service to host their Web, Mobile, API, and background-processing WebJob apps. We’ve heard from customers who use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to create their Azure topologies that they’re rarely creating one web app or one API ...

Web Extension Pack for Visual Studio 2015

The Visual Studio extensibility ecosystem has been steadily growing in the past years and the community has built some really great extensions. Some of these extensions are specific to web development scenarios and are useful to almost all web developers using Visual Studio. (image) The only problem is to find all these relevant extensions...

Task runners in Visual Studio 2015

(image) There are various kinds of tasks typically used by web developers as part of their workflow. Everything from bundling and minifying JavaScript files, to compiling LESS files into CSS and even running custom batch or PowerShell scripts. In a sense you can say that tasks are steps that needs to be performed to make the application ...

What’s New in Visual Studio Update 1 for .NET Managed Languages

(image) 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. (...
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[Guest post] Visual F# Power Tools: community-led tooling for F# in Visual Studio

This is a guest post by Anh-Dung Phan and Vasily Kirichenko, F# community developers and contributors to the superb Visual F# Power Tools extension for Visual Studio.  – Visual F# Team We are pleased to tell you about the Visual F# Power Tools, a Visual Studio extension aimed at providing extended tooling for F# in Visual Studio. You can...
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Rounding out Visual F# 4.0 in VS 2015 RC

Today marks the release of Visual Studio 2015 RC, which includes the latest updates to the Visual F# 4.0 language and tools.  Download the RC here, and review the VS release notes here. Back in November, we described the F# 4.0 features that were completed in time for the Visual Studio 2015 Preview build. New features like constructors ...
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Customize external web tools in Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 ships with multiple open source command line tools that are used in modern web development workflows. Those tools are: All of these tools are shipped as part of Visual Studio but are not installed in the same way as you would install them manually. They are all located in the Visual Studio install directory and are ...