Microsoft adds easy .NET upgrade functionality to Visual Studio
Users can now easily upgrade any .NET application to the latest version of .NET. The upgrade can apply to both .NET Framework and .NET Core web and desktop apps. However, some project types are still under development and will be released in the future.
The updated .NET 6 (Long Term Support vers... Read more
Why Microsoft keeps investing in its seemingly ancient Windows Forms
Microsoft updates Windows Forms. Additions to the .NET framework promise to better enable developers to modernize legacy Forms apps.
Windows Forms is a UI framework in .NET. In a nutshell, Forms allows UIs to be added to code in .NET programming languages (C#, F# and Visual Basic, ed.).
The f... Read more
‘Version 6.0 of F# should make the programming language more attractive’
The arrival of version 6.0 should make programming language F# more attractive to more developers. Greater adoption is the goal, says lead developer Don Syme at the virtual .NET Conf event.
As it stands, F# is a language deemed difficult to understand by many developers. At the same time, lead-d... Read more
Microsoft makes Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 generally available
Microsoft moves Visual Studio Code (VSC) 2022 and the final version of .NET from preview to general availability.
With the final arrival of VSC 2022 v17.0, developers gain access to a 64-bit version of the platform for the first time. This 64-bit version should provide more opportunities to util... Read more
Microsoft gives in to community pressure, reverses change to .NET 6
After facing community backlash, Microsoft promises to undo the recent removal of the Hot Reload Functionality from .NET 6.
In short, .NET Hot Reload functionality allowed .NET developers to modify application source code while applications are running, enabling real-time monitoring of source co... Read more
Microsoft releases the last preview of its .NET 6 and c#10
Microsoft has released preview 7 of its .NET 6 developer platform and reported that the new features are 'done.' The news comes ahead of an expected arrival in November for this long-term support version.
The current version, .NET 5.0 is only supported to May 2022, whereas .NET 6.0 will have sup... Read more