What’s New in C# 7.0

Update (4/2017): See New Features in C# 7.0, the update to this post. What follows is a description of all the planned language features in C# 7.0. With the release of Visual Studio “15” Preview 4, most of these features are coming alive. Now is a great time to take them for a spin and tell… Read more

The Roadmap for WPF

When we introduced WPF back in 2006 (.NET 3.0), the response was absolutely phenomenal. Enterprises, ISV’s, and Microsoft Partners have made the technology central to their business, building amazing vertical solutions and mission critical applications for their customers. This momentum carries forward to today – 10% of all newly created projects in Visual Studio 2013… Read more

Introducing Nullable Reference Types in C#

Today we released a prototype of a C# feature called “nullable reference types“, which is intended to help you find and fix most of your null-related bugs before they blow up at runtime. We would love for you to install the prototype and try it out on your code! (Or maybe a copy of it!… Read more

Introducing .NET Standard

Questions? Check out the .NET Standard FAQ. You can find the latest version of the compatibility matrix here. In my last post, I talked about how we want to make porting to .NET Core easier. In this post, I’ll focus on how we’re making this plan a reality with .NET Standard. We’ll cover which APIs we… Read more

Announcing .NET Core Tools MSBuild “alpha”

We are excited to announce the first “alpha” release of the new MSBuild-based .NET Core Tools. You can try out the new .NET Core Tools in Visual Studio 2017 RC, Visual Studio for Mac, Visual Studio Code and at the commandline. The new Tools release can be used with both the .NET Core 1.0 and… Read more

.NET Core Roadmap

This post was written by Scott Hunter. It has been about two weeks since we shipped .NET Core / ASP.NET Core 1.0. The team has used the past two weeks to take a deep breath, and is now getting started on planning what is coming next. We have seen a lot of .NET Core SDK… Read more

.NET Core Tooling in Visual Studio “15”

This post was co-authored by David Carmona, a Principal Program Manager Lead in .NET Team and Joe Morris, a Senior Program Manager in .NET Team. Couple of weeks back, we dedicated a blog post introducing .NET Standard 2.0, which will significantly extend your ability to share code by unifying .NET APIs across all application types… Read more

Changes to Project.json

This post was written by Scott Hunter. Last week we announced the schedule for RC2 / RTM of .NET Core and ASP.NET. Now that we have shipped RC2 I want to give more details on the .NET Core tooling moving from .xproj / project.json to .csproj / MSBuild. MSBuild When the ASP.NET team started building… Read more

Save the day with a Visual Basic, C#, or F# T-Shirt!

Mads and Dustin showed off these stylish little numbers at BUILD and ever since we’ve been getting pinged by community members wanting to know where they can get their very own so they too can show their passion for their favorite programming language(s). Who wouldn’t want to look this awesome? These were originally team t-shirts… Read more

.NET Core is Open Source

Today is a huge day for .NET! We’re happy to announce that .NET Core will be open source, including the runtime as well as the framework libraries. This is a natural progression of our open source efforts, which already covers the managed compilers (C#, VB, and F#) as well as ASP.NET: C# & Visual Basic… Read more