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  • Visual Studio 2022 17.8 Preview 2: Productivity, C++ Enhancements, and Debugging Improvements

    Microsoft has released the second preview of Visual Studio 2022 version 17.8. Preview 2 brings a range of improvements and features aimed at enhancing developer productivity and code debugging as well as some additional C++ and Game Dev enhancements. The latest version is available for download, and developers have the opportunity to explore and utilise its advancements in the preview version.

  • Rider 2023.2 with C# Updates, UX/UI Enhancements and AI Assistant

    Rider 2023.2 is now generally available. This version contains improvements to C# language support. They are related to code readability and improve the programming experience. Further, there are some UI/UX enhancements. JetBrains also presented AI Assistant, which for now has limited access.

  • .NET MAUI in .NET 8 Preview 7 with Keyboard Accelerators, Fixes and Improvements

    .NET MAUI is now available in .NET 8 Preview 7. This version introduces keyboard accelerators and more bug fixes and enhancements. This is the final familiarisation release of .NET 8. With this announcement came further community concerns about the framework.

  • Visual Studio 2022 17.7 with .NET and C++ Development Features, Performance Improvements, and More

    Visual Studio 2022 17.7 is now generally available. It brings plenty of features and improvements to create a high-level developer experience, based on community feedback. There are new features within .NET and C++ development as well as these ones that improve overall performance. The latest version is available for download.

  • ReSharper 2023.2: New Features, AI Assistant, and Predictive Debugger Mode

    Beginning this month, the JetBrains team announced the release of ReSharper version 2023.2, bringing significant new features for C# and C++ programming languages, performance improvements, alongside productivity tools related to unit testing, assembly difference analysis, AI Assistant and predictive debugger mode.

  • Unity Extension for Visual Studio Code: Preview Release

    Microsoft released the initial preview of its Unity extension for Visual Studio Code. Extension builds upon the existing C# Dev Kit and C# extensions, providing developers with a toolkit for Unity development across Windows, macOS, and Linux. The integration aims to simplify the coding and debugging experience for Unity developers, regardless of the platform while using Visual Studio Code.

  • New C# 12 Preview Features Available

    Earlier this month, together with Visual Studio 17.7 Preview 3, Microsoft released new preview features for C# 12. The new language version will be the default for .NET 8, expected to be released later this year. The latest available features for C# 12 are inline arrays and interceptors (preview only).

  • Introduction of Auth0 Templates for .NET

    Auth0 Templates for .NET offers pre-built project templates with integrated Auth0 support for authentication and authorization. The development process is simplified, enabling the creation of Auth0-integrated .NET projects through familiar approaches from built-in templates. The project is open-source.

  • .NET Lambda Annotations Framework Now Generally Available

    .NET Lambda Annotations Framework is now generally available. It simplifies AWS Lambda development for .NET developers using custom attributes and source generators, allowing easy translation into standard Lambda programming during compilation. Moreover, it supports Dependency Injection and CloudFormation integration, improving Lambda function creation and deployment in AWS.

  • Uno Platform Visual Studio Code Extension Introduces Mobile Debugging

    Uno Platform, a framework for building native mobile, desktop, and WebAssembly apps with C# and XAML, released a new version of the Visual Studio Code extension. The new version adds support for building mobile applications as well as debugging them directly from Visual Studio Code.

  • Introduction of System.ServiceModel 6.0 for Calling WCF/CoreWCF

    The release of System.ServiceModel 6.0 provides client support for calling WCF/CoreWCF functions. These NuGet packages, collectively known as the WCF client, enable .NET platform applications to interact seamlessly with WCF or CoreWCF services.

  • C# Dev Kit for Visual Studio Code

    Microsoft has introduced the C# Dev Kit, a new extension to Visual Studio Code, offering an enhanced C# development environment for Linux, macOS and Windows. This kit, combined with the C# extension, uses an open-source Language Server Protocol (LSP) host to provide an efficient and configurable environment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Visual Studio Extensibility SDK Preview 3: New Features for Building Productivity Extensions

    Visual Studio Extensibility Preview 3 adds the Debugger Visualizers to simplify the debugging experience, Custom Dialogs to create tailored user interfaces, Query the Project System to access and interact with the project system, Editor Margin Extensions to add custom components to the margin of the code editor, and Extension Configuration options to give users more control over their extensions.