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.NET Framework 4.6.2 Delivers WPF and Security Improvements

by on  Aug 05, 2016

The latest release of the .NET Framework provides several new features centered around WPF and security- including some long-awaited improvements to ClickOnce deployed applications. Microsoft released a preview of .NET Framework 4.6.2 back in late March and now developers can take advantage of the release’s new features in their own projects.

Codename One Adds Support for Java Apps to Target the Universal Windows Platform

by on  Jun 30, 2016

Codename One, a popular app development environment that allows Java to be used for a variety of platforms, can now also target the Universal Windows Platform. This will allow Java developers to target any device where Windows 10 is installed- whether phone, table or desktop- and raises the number of targetable platforms to eight.

.NET 4.6.2 Preview Brings Security and WPF Features

by on  Apr 05, 2016 2

While most of the attention is on .NET Core, work continues on the original .NET Framework. Recently released as a preview, version 4.6.2 is primarily focused on security and WinForms/WPF related features.

.NET's Future Includes an Open Sourced Mono

by on  Apr 01, 2016

At Day 2 of Build, Microsoft's Scott Hunter and Scott Hanselman described the company's plans for a unified .NET library. As part of this plan, Mono has been switch to the MIT open source license.

Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4.0, 4.5 and 4.5.1 on Tuesday

by on  Jan 07, 2016

In less than a week Microsoft will formally end support for versions 4.0, 4.5, and 4.5.1 of the .NET Framework. Users should upgrade to a later version such as the slightly incompatible .NET 4.5.2.

Raspberry Pi 2 Brings More Power, Memory and Windows Support

by on  Feb 02, 2015

The Raspberry Pi foundation has announced a new upgrade for the Raspberry Pi, including a quad-core ARM A7 processor and 1G of memory. Additionally, Microsoft have been involved and Windows 10 for devices will be available for free as part of the Widows on Devices programme. Read on for more details.

Looking at .NET Core on GitHub

by on  Jan 30, 2015

It has been roughly 2 months since Microsoft started the open source released of the .NET Core libraries. The project has seen tremendous growth, and has provided some details as to how the move to GitHub has boosted development.

Microsoft Revives WPF Development

by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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