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  • 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).

  • F# Extends its String Interpolation Syntax to Reduce Escaping

    F# has introduced a new syntax feature in preview to make it easier to work with interpolated strings. The main advantage of the new syntax is it allows to customize how many curly braces delimit an interpolated expression, thus reducing the need for escaping special characters.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft Previews .NET Framework Custom Code for Azure Logic Apps Standard

    Microsoft recently introduced .NET Framework Custom Code for Logic Apps Standard in public preview, allowing developers to call compiled .NET Framework code from a built-in action in their workflow.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft Quietly Updates .NET Language Strategy

    On February 6th 2023, Kathleen Dollard, principal program manager on .NET team at Microsoft, posted an update of the .NET language strategy. The new document is a continuation of the same ideas from the previous one, written in 2017, where C# and F# are the evolving languages and VB.NET is a niche language.

  • C# 11 Improvements for Strings, List Patterns and Object Creation

    As part of the .NET 7 launch, on November 8th Microsoft unveiled the new features of C# 11, the latest version of the popular .NET programming language. The most prominent improvements include string enhancements, static method abstractions, list patterns and required members for object creation.