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Microsoft Revives WPF Development

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 17, 2014

Oft-maligned and seemingly ignored by Microsoft, the WPF technology has still remained popular with Windows application developers. Microsoft has announced new plans to improve WPF.

Microsoft Open Sources .NET, Adds Linux and Mac OS X Support

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 13, 2014 2

Microsoft's recent trend toward open source software has made a major advance as the company has released the core .NET software stack under the MIT License and published the code on GitHub. The company plans to fully support an "enterprise ready" version of .NET for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

An Interview with Jason DiBianco of Linq 4 Javascript

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 30, 2014

There are a few attempts at building a LINQ implementations for JavaScript. Today we choose to present Linq 4 Javascript by Jason DiBianco because it is based on lazy evaluation, an important design concept for LINQ. The fact that it includes TypeScript bindings is also a nice touch.

.NET Micro Framework Adds VS2013 Support

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 26, 2014

The .NET Micro Framework has a new release which adds support for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio "14". This Framework powers devices that Microsoft intends to build the "Internet of Things" and similar hardware-centric devices like the Raspberry Pi.

The End of .NET 4.0 is Near

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 18, 2014

Microsoft has announced an end-of-life schedule for .NET 4.0 thru 4.5.1. After January 12 of 2016, all technical support, including security and non-security updates, will be discontinued. Developers and users will need to either go back to.NET 3.5 SP 1 or upgrade to 4.5.2.

Offline Repair Plus Quiet and Passive Modes Make .NET Repair Tool More Suited to the Enterprise

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  May 16, 2014

Microsoft recently released .NET Framework Repair Tool with support for quiet and passive modes in addition to .NET Framework 4.5 and 4.5.1. The release also ships with command line tools, which enable developers to repair .NET installations and to retrieve logs.

High DPI Improvements for Windows Forms in .NET 4.5.2

by Jonathan Allen on  May 06, 2014

Microsoft has just announced the release of .NET 4.5.2. This release includes new APIs for ASP.NET that support background threads under IIS. Also featured is higher DPI support for WinForms.

REST Support for .NET Micro

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 23, 2014

During Build 2014, Microsoft renewed its commitment to the long ignored .NET Micro Framework. This very lightweight version of .NET can be found in for very small devices such as the open source electronics platform Netduino. But the .NET Micro is rather limited, even basic functionality such as accessing REST based resources requires help from people like Daniel Stegmaier of the mfRCF project.

SharpDevelop 5 Introduces Class Browser, Search Grouping, Insert with Cursor and ILSpy Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 14, 2014

SharpDevelop 5 has been released with new features such as class browser, search grouping including integration support for ILSpy. It also includes features such as insert with cursor, context actions, code inspections, enhanced scrollbar, background syntax check, link mode, suppressing issues, automatic variable naming in addition to XML based tooltips for documentation.

Fix ASP.NET Browser Detection Error in Internet Explorer 11

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 06, 2014 1

Internet Explorer 11 will not be able to properly run .NET Framework 4.0 based web applications due to an error in the browser detection mechanism, which can be either fixed by installing .NET 4.5 or by adding a .browser file with correct definitions.

Xamarin Studio 4.2 Introduces Improved Account Management, Project System, Debugging and Bug Fixes

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 27, 2013

Xamarin Studio 4.2 has been released with the ability to log directly into your iOS developer account from within the IDE in addition to several improvements related to project system with support for Portable Class Library (PCL) projects in both iOS and Android as it enable C# developers to share code across devices.

Google Releases Dart 1.0

by Zef Hemel on  Nov 14, 2013

Two years after its initial announcement and preview release, Lars Bak announced the first stable release of Dart at Devvox in Belgium today. Dart is Google’s new web programming language and platform for developing modern web applications.

Octokit.NET Enables GitHub Integration Into .NET Framework 4.5 Applications

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 01, 2013

GitHub has released Octokit.NET which enables integration of GitHub API into .NET Framework 4.5 applications. It also includes integration tests that access the API by using FullBuild MSBuild target and Octokit.Tests.Integration assembly.

(Really) Portable Class Libraries

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 16, 2013 3

Licensing restrictions on .NET Portable Class Libraries have long frustrated developers. Microsoft has now announced a removal of these restrictions for certain assemblies that should benefit cross-platform development.

MimeKit v0.5 Adds .NET Framework 4.0, Android and iOS Support for Xamarin

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 30, 2013 1

Jeffrey Stedfast has released MimeKit v0.5 with support for .NET Framework 4.0 and Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS assemblies. It also provides support for rfc2047 and rfc2231 encoders in addition to sign, encrypt, decrypt and verification of S/MIME message parts.

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