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  • .NET Upgrade Assistant: CLI Tool Synced with Visual Studio Extension Engine

    A new and updated version of the Upgrade Assistant CLI tool. The latest release ensures that the CLI tool now includes all the new features which are already available in the Visual Studio Extension. The latest release now offers developers a choice between Visual Studio and CLI experiences, allowing them to take advantage of the latest features and improvements offered by the .NET upgrade tool.

  • Avalonia UI for .NET: Project Overview from Mike James

    Avalonia UI is an open-source and cross-platform UI framework for .NET developers, designed to facilitate the development of desktop applications that can run on Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and WebAssembly. InfoQ interviewed Mike James, CEO of Avalonia UI, in order to understand more about this UI framework and its features.

  • Visual Studio 2022 17.7 Preview 1: Productivity, Cloud and Game Development Enhancements

    Microsoft has announced the release of the first preview of Visual Studio 2022 version 17.7. This new version brings a range of improvements and features aimed at enhancing developer productivity. It also includes enhancements for .NET and cloud development, as well as for C++ and game development.

  • 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.

  • .NET Upgrade Assistant Now Supports Azure Functions Upgrades and .NET 8

    Microsoft has released a new version of .NET Upgrade Assistant in Visual Studio, which provides a set of new enhancements and support for different platforms and frameworks. The tool now supports .NET 8 and it also brings enhancements like an upgrade for Azure Functions, alongside .NET MAUI, WinUI and support for ARM64.

  • 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.

  • C# 12: Preview of Three New Features Coming

    Microsoft has published the release post which covers the three exciting new features that will be included in the upcoming release of C# 12, the latest version of its popular programming language. These features include primary constructors for non-record classes and structs, using aliases for any type, and default values for lambda expression parameters.

  • Uno Platform 4.8: New App Template Wizard & Design System Package Import, .NET 8 Preview 2, and More

    Uno Platform released version 4.8 of their framework for building native mobile, desktop, and WebAssembly apps. The latest version brings over 200 fixes and new features, as well as support for .NET 8 Preview 2. The highlight of the new release is the new startup experience, new App Template Wizard, OpenGL Acceleration, Design System Package Import, updates for Reactive / MVUX, and many more.

  • Explore the Latest Updates to WinForms Visual Basic Application Framework

    Recent updates to the WinForms Visual Basic Application Framework, including the ability to convert older .NET Framework-based apps to .NET 6, 7, or 8+ and new features like the Windows Forms Out-of-Process Designer. Upgrading to newer frameworks creates opportunities to support modern technologies like EF Core and many more valuable updates.

  • Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) v1.10 Released

    Recently, the Dapr maintainers released V1.10 of Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr), a developer framework for building cloud-native applications, making it easier to run multiple microservices on Kubernetes and interact with external state stores/databases, secret stores, pub/sub-brokers, and other cloud services and self-hosted solutions.

  • 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.

  • .NET Upgrade Assistant Extension for Visual Studio Now Available

    The .NET Upgrade Assistant is a Microsoft tool that helps developers upgrade their .NET Framework apps to .NET 5 or later by analyzing code and dependencies, generating a report of issues, and providing code fixes. A new available extension makes it possible to update any .NET application to the most recent .NET version within Visual Studio.

  • What's New in Entity Framework Core 8

    Entity Framework Core 8, scheduled for release in November 2023, brings new features and new improvements to features already introduced in EF Core 7. Notable features include: support for raw SQL queries for unmapped types, lazy-loading improvements and support for TimeOnly and DateOnly SQL Server data types.

  • ASP.NET Core 8 Preview 1 Available

    On February 21st, 2023, Microsoft released the first look at the upcoming .NET version, which will also feature a number of ASP.NET Core-powered web development advancements. The .NET 8 version, has a particular focus on enhancing ASP.NET Core features. The most recent advancements will focus on areas like Blazor United, Authentication & Authorization experience, and Native AOT.

  • Entity Framework 7 Brings Bulk Operations and JSON Columns

    Version 7 of Entity Framework (EF) Core, Microsoft's object-to-database mapper library for .NET Framework, was released in November. The updated version brings performance updates when saving data, allows JSON column operations, enables efficient bulk operations, and contains many minor fixes and improvements. The EF7 Core is available for both .NET 7 and .NET 6.