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  • ASP.NET Core in .NET 8 Preview 4: Blazor Streaming, Form Handling, Native AOT, Identity API and More

    The latest release of .NET 8 Preview 4 brings significant improvements to ASP.NET Core. Notable enhancements include Blazor's streaming rendering and form handling, expanded support for form binding in minimal APIs, Native AOT compilation for improved performance, enhanced authentication and authorization with Identity API endpoints, and the addition of metrics for application monitoring.

  • ASP.NET Core Updates in .NET 8 Preview 3: Native AOT Support and More

    Recently Microsoft released .NET 8 Preview 3. This new release contains many new improvements to ASP.NET Core such as support for native AOT, server-side rendering with Blazor, rendering Razor components outside of ASP.NET Core, sections support in Blazor or monitoring Blazor Server circuit activity.

  • ASP.NET Core 8 Preview 2: QuickGrid and Enhanced Blazor WebAssembly Performance

    .NET 8 Preview 2 brings several enhancements to the ASP.NET Core. The highlights of the release are the Blazor QuickGrid component, which promises to simplify data presentation and manipulation, and improved performance for Blazor WebAssembly through the use of the new runtime feature called jiterpreter.

  • Minimal APIs, Blazor Improvements, and Tools Updates in ASP.NET Core 6

    Recently, Microsoft has released .NET 6, which includes a broad set of new features and improvements related to the ASP.NET Core framework, including minimal APIs, Blazor improvements, and tools updates. This release focuses on making ASP.NET a complete framework to build modern and highly scalable web applications.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of April 26th, 2021

    This past week was marked by Microsoft joining the Bytecode Alliance. InfoQ examined this and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of April 26th, 2021.

  • .NET 6 Brings Blazor WebView Controls to WPF and WinForms

    ASP.NET Core in .NET 6 Preview 3 brings many interesting features to explore, including the usage of Blazor components inside of desktop, WPF and Win Forms, applications via BlazorWebView control.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of April 12th, 2021

    It's been a busy week for the .NET community, with the release of new Visual Studio previews (Windows and Mac), updates to .NET Core 3.1 and 2.1, new releases from the Azure team, and more. InfoQ examined these and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of April 12th, 2021.

  • ASP.NET Core Improvements in .NET 5

    Earlier this month, at the .NET Conf 2020, Microsoft released the .NET 5 platform. This version includes a broad set of new features and improvements, which are also related to the ASP.NET Core framework. This release's efforts focus primarily on performance improvements, followed by other features regarding Blazor, SignalR, MVC, OpenAPI support, and Azure AD authentication integration.

  • MAUI: a Multi-Platform App UI for .NET

    Last month, during the 2020 edition of Build, Microsoft announced the roadmap for .NET MAUI, a multi-platform framework for building native device applications. The new framework comes as an evolution of Xamarin.Forms, providing native features for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

  • Microsoft Build 2020: Highlights

    Last week Microsoft held the 10th edition of Build, its annual conference aimed at developers using Microsoft technologies. The online event included multiple important announcements and releases, such as the general availability of Blazor WebAssembly, updates on the upcoming .NET 5, Azure Static Web Apps, and new projects related to IoT and Artificial Intelligence.

  • Microsoft Releases Blazor WebAssembly 3.2.0 RC

    Earlier this week, Microsoft released Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 RC. This is the last planned preview release of Blazor WebAssembly, and it contains all features expected for its official general availability. The production-ready release is scheduled for sometime in May.

  • Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Adds ASP.NET Core Blazor Server Applications

    In January, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.4.3 with a handful of features and improvements that were a direct request from developers on their developer community forum. Visual Studio for Mac can target the latest platform capabilities, for Android, iOS, as well .NET Core application that can be hosted on Windows, macOS or Linux.

  • Blazor WebAssembly Preview - Full-Stack C# Development for Web Applications

    Microsoft has released the 3.2.0 Preview 1 of Blazor WebAssembly, which adds support for a SignalR client, simplified startup and improved download size.

  • Blazor Makes Its Way Into Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

    Officially announced at the "Focus on Blazor" .NET Conf, Blazor's Mobile Bindings are a new experimental project aimed to enable cross-platform mobile app development using Microsoft Blazor and .NET for iOS and Android. Similarly to React Native, Mobile Blazor Binding use native UI controls, thus enabling a native look and feel.