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Visual Studio 2017 15.9 Previews Expanded C++ Debugging

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Sep 15, 2018

Microsoft has released the second preview of Visual Studio 2017 15.9; this release highlights improvements to C++ debugging and additional features benefiting Universal Windows Application (UWP) developers.

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Modernizing Windows Desktop Applications with XAML Islands

by Jonathan Allen Follow 612 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018 2

You may be under the impression that Windows desktop development is pretty much dead, yet according to the telemetry data in Visual Studio, there are roughly 2.4 million developers actively working on desktop applications each month, up 50% from 20 months ago. With such a large community to support, Microsoft is looking at ways to help developers integrate those assets into Windows 10.

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New UWP and Win32 Application Distribution Models

by Jonathan Allen Follow 612 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018

.NET has had support for applications that can automatically update themselves since the introduction of ClickOnce technology in 2005. Under the ClickOnce model, WinForms and WPF applications would check a pre-configured location on startup for newer versions. Soon the same capability will be available for private distributed UWP applications.

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Windowing in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 612 Followers on  Aug 14, 2018

Continuing our series on UWP for line of business applications, we turn our attention to another frequently cited issue: multiple window support. Microsoft intends to not only answer that request, but surpass it with multiple windowing modes including 3D.

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A Look at the Windows Community Toolkit for UWP

by Jonathan Allen Follow 612 Followers on  Aug 13, 2018

In order to address the needs of line of business developers, Microsoft is offering the Windows Community Toolkit for UWP. With two major releases in as many months, this library acts as a test ground for new UWP controls and features.

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Microsoft Positions UWP for Line of Business Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 612 Followers on  Aug 10, 2018 1

Microsoft is positioning UWP for traditional line of business (LOB) applications with an emphasis on rapid application development (RAD) using the Windows Template Studio. But that’s not all they’re doing to entice LOB developers onto the UWP platform.

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An Introduction to the Windows Template Studio for Desktop Development

by Jonathan Allen Follow 612 Followers on  Aug 07, 2018

Over the last couple of decades, the amount of boilerplate code necessary to develop Windows applications has increased dramatically, which takes away from .NET’s early roots as a RAD or Rapid Application Development framework. Microsoft’s attempt to counter-act this is the Windows Template Studio for UWP applications.

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Universal Windows Platform Apps Start to Retrace Win32 Functionality

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Mar 27, 2018 1

Microsoft is loosening some of the restrictions on UWP apps to entice more developers to switch. Greater access to the local file system, multi-instancing, and console app support is coming to UWP.

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Realm Extends its .NET Stack Support with Realm .NET

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

After introducing support for .NET Core last summer to build mobile applications using C#, Realm announced Realm .NET, a set of new components that allow developers a better integration with their .NET stack.

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UWP Community Toolkit Prepares for Windows Fluent Design

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Microsoft continues to prepare for the forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and they are upgrading developers tools and resources as part of these preparations. The UWP Community Toolkit (UCT) has been updated to take advantage of Microsoft's new Fluent Design Language that will eventually become the new user interface for Windows 10.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Prepares for Windows 10 Fall Update

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Aug 25, 2017

Microsoft has released a preview for Visual Studio 2017 15.4. This release focuses on additions to support the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. UWP apps gain support for .NET Standard 2.0 and a new template makes it easier to bundle both traditional Win32 and UWP apps for distribution.

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Windows 10 Developers Encouraged to Upgrade to Visual Studio 2017

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017

Following the formal release of Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft is strongly encouraging developers to upgrade to its latest development environment. Yet while the Creators Update SDK now requires VS2017, some Windows 10 development workloads still require VS2015.

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ChakraCore Now Works on Linux and Mac OS

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 28, 2016

Microsoft has demonstrated ChakraCore running on Linux and Mac OS X, and Node.js/ChakraCore on Linux.

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A New Microsoft Tool Aims to Help iOS Developers Port Their Apps to UWP

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Jul 27, 2016

A new tool belonging to the Windows Bridge for iOS, iOS App Analysis, aims to make it easier for iOS developers to port their apps to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Nick Gerard, program manager at Microsoft, writes.

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

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 30, 2016 1

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.

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