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Extending Visual Studio 2015

When we decided to expand Visual Studio 2015 in the hopes of making it *the* premier platform for cross-platform development, we acknowledged that the ability for our customers to extend, customize, and generally make it their own was absolutely, critically important. It is a win-win: make an extension and you get a product or tailored ...

Debugging Tips and Tricks

Unfortunately bugs are a part of software development, and despite our best efforts to write software correctly from the start we spend a lot of time in the debugger. While bugs are an unfortunate fact of life, finding them doesn’t have to be as painful as it often is. For you problem-solvers out there, the Visual Studio 2015 debugger ...

Building Mobile Apps with Ionic and Monaca

Cordova makes it easy to build an app for iOS, Android, or Windows using web technologies. While the Blank project templates provide all the raw materials to build your basic “Hello World”, you’ve told us that you’d like to see richer starting points that use best practices vetted by the community, well-modeled design patterns, and ...

Top News from April 2015

This top trending post is a collection of what we think are some of the top stories in April. This is our third such post (top news from February 2015, top news from March 2015) and we would love to hear your feedback. Are these posts interesting and informational? Do you have other blogs or articles to share with us? Let us know by leaving a ...

Introducing Visual Studio’s Network tool

Last week we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2015 RC which includes a brand new tool to help you diagnose network related issues when building Windows apps across the Windows continuum from Windows Phone, to HoloLens, to Xbox. This new Network tool is part of the existing Performance and Diagnostics hub - the following screenshot ...

Tools for Apache Cordova in Visual Studio 2015 RC

We are excited to announce that Visual Studio 2015 RC will include the Tools for Apache Cordova. Starting today, you can build production quality mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows using web technologies and nearly 100% shared code across platforms. With support for native device capabilities (e.g. camera, accelerometer, contact), ...

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