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  • .NET MAUI in .NET 8 Preview 5 Available: Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

    NET MAUI in .NET 8 Preview 5 is available and contains bug fixes and performance improvements for cross-platform application development. It includes changes to iOS keyboard scrolling, test improvements, performance enhancements to the {Binding} mechanism and Android label layout. The announcement provoked different emotions in the community.

  • Visual Studio 2022 17.7 Preview 2: Productivity, Performance and C++ Enhancements

    Microsoft has released the second preview of Visual Studio 2022 version 17.7. Preview 2 brings a range of improvements and features aimed at enhancing developer productivity and improving performance and collaboration. It also includes enhancements for .NET development, as well as for C++ and game development.

  • ASP.NET Core in .NET 8 Preview 5: Improved Debugging, Blazor Updates, SignalR Reconnects, and More

    .NET 8 Preview 5 brings significant additions to ASP.NET Core. Notable enhancements include an improved debugging experience for ASP.NET Core, changes regarding the servers and middleware, the introduction of new features and improvements in Blazor, enhanced API authoring capabilities, seamless reconnect functionality in SignalR, and improvements and changes in authentication and authorization.

  • .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.

  • .NET Hot Reload Adds Support for Modifying Generics

    In the .NET 8 Preview 4 release, .NET Hot Reload implements support for modifying generic methods, reducing the number of changes that require restarting for the change to take effect.

  • 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.

  • Xamarin.Forms and Xamarin.Essentials Align with Android 13

    Microsoft made the announcement that Xamarin.Forms and Xamarin.Essentials have been updated to target Android 13, aligning with Google's requirement for new Android apps to target at least Android 13 starting from August 2023. The update aims to ensure compatibility with the latest Android version and provide a smooth transition to the future of cross-platform development, .NET MAUI.

  • .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.

  • 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.

  • Visual Studio 2022 v17.6 Preview 2: Productivity, Game Development and Enterprise Management

    Visual Studio 2022 v17.6 Preview 2 is available, bringing new features and improvements for boosting productivity, game development, and enterprise management. The release includes updates such as a new Android Manifest Editor, Unreal Engine Code Analysis, HLSL Tools Extension, Create Member Function features, Git Stage and Commit During Build, Merge Dialog updates, and breakpoint groups, etc.

  • 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.

  • .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.

  • Visual Studio 2022 17.5 Preview 3 Build Acceleration

    Visual Studio 2022 17.5 Preview 3, released January 18th, brings the new build acceleration opt-in feature to Visual Studio. Build times are improved for all SDK-style projects. Larger projects in particular will see greater improvements in build times. Build acceleration works by avoiding excess calls to MSBuild when building a dependent project.

  • VMware Tanzu Application Platform Adds Buildpack Improvements and Application Limits

    VMware released a number of new features for the Tanzu Application Platform and the Tanzu Application Service. Tanzu Application Platform provides a multi-cloud platform that runs on Kubernetes. Tanzu Application Service is a delivery and operations platform. The features include buildpack improvements, API maturity scoring, services to prevent the impact of noisy neighbors, and shared routes.

  • New Features in Visual Studio 2022 17.5 Preview Releases

    Microsoft released Visual Studio 2022 version 17.5 Preview 1 in November 2022, and Preview 2 in December 2022. These new preview versions include several new features such as the Quick Add Dialog, Markdown preview support out-of-the box, and colorizing editor tabs using regular expression rules.