Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.0

Today we are releasing the final version of Entity Framework Core 2.0, alongside .NET Core 2.0 and ASP.NET Core 2.0. Entity Framework (EF) Core is the lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework, the popular Object/Relational Mapping (O/RM) framework for .NET. Getting the bits Prerequisites In order to develop .NET Core 2.0 applications (including…


Calling all Desktop Developers: how should UI development be improved?

The user interface (UI) of any application is critical in making your app convenient and efficient for the folks using it. When developing applications for Enterprise use, a good UI can shave time off an entire company’s workflow. Visual Studio is investing in new tools to improve the productivity of Windows desktop developers and we’d love your…


Get started building .NET web apps that run in the browser with Blazor

Today we released our first public preview of Blazor, a new experimental .NET web framework using C#/Razor and HTML that runs in the browser with WebAssembly. Blazor enables full stack web development with the stability, consistency, and productivity of .NET. While this release is alpha quality and should not be used in production, the code…

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Load solutions faster with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6

As we have been working to improve the solution load experience in Visual Studio 2017, you may have read our blog about these improvements in version 15.5. With version 15.6, we have introduced parallel project load, which loads large .NET solutions twice as fast as earlier versions when you reload the same solution. This video…


Performance Improvements in .NET Core 2.1

Back before .NET Core 2.0 shipped, I wrote a post highlighting various performance improvements in .NET Core 2.0 when compared with .NET Core 1.1 and the .NET Framework. As .NET Core 2.1 is in its final stages of being released, I thought it would be a good time to have some fun and take a…