CLR Inside Out – F# Fundamentals

The new installment of the “CLR Inside Out” column in MSDN Magazine is now available on line.  This month we have an article from Luke Hoban of the F# team on F# Fundamentals.  The article gives an overview of the language, and details how F# takes advantage of various features in the CLR. You can… Read more

CLR Inside Out – Production Diagnostics Improvements in CLR 4

  The new installment of the “CLR Inside Out” column in MSDN Magazine is now available on line.  This month we have an article from Jon Langdon on Production Diagnostics Improvements in CLR 4.  This article talks about some of the new diagnostics features we added in .NET Framework 4 and focuses on how they… Read more

NGen: Walk-through Series

The CLR Code Generation team blog has a series of new posts featuring hands-on style content around how to use the NGen technology and how to measure performance benefits from it. You can find the series here…. Read more

Connect

As hopefully most of you know, Microsoft has a site called Connect where customers can log bugs and suggestions (http://connect.microsoft.com/).  Issues for .NET can be found in the Visual Studio and .NET Framework feedback category (http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Feedback) and can be logged from the main Visual Studio Connect page (http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/).  One of the complaints we often hear… Read more

BCL CodePlex Site Launch

Today the BCL Team is launching a CodePlex site to host samples, previews, and prototypes.  You can find it at http://bcl.codeplex.com. This is a site for the BCL Team to get features to customers to try out without requiring a Beta or CTP of the .NET Framework.  Our goal is to put generally useful functionality… Read more

Developer Productivity Survey – Help us build the right product!

With .NET 4 on the verge of being released, we have started working on how we can make the .NET platform even better suit your needs. We have come up with a survey focusing on overall application development lifecycle productivity and some specific areas where we have gotten customer feedback in the past like complexity… Read more

Announcing a new CLR Team Codeplex Project: CLR Runtime Activation

This Codeplex site will feature demos, samples, and helper libraries related to the selection and activation of the CLR: http://clractivation.codeplex.com/ With .Net Framework 4 and VS 2010 the new ability to load multiple versions of the runtime has changed the way a version is chosen for any particular piece of managed code and gives developers… Read more

CLR Inside Out – Formatting and Parsing Time Intervals

    The new installment of the “CLR Inside Out” column in MSDN Magazine is now available on line.  This month we have an article from Ron Petrusha on Formatting and Parsing Time Intervals in the .NET Framework 4.  The article contains details on new parsing and formatting support for TimeSpan values, as well as… Read more

Sharing Silverlight Assemblies with .NET Apps

At the recent PDC, Scott Guthrie announced in his Silverlight 4 keynote that we had implemented a new feature, to enable developers to share certain assemblies between Silverlight and .NET. There are many differences between Silverlight and full .NET including WPF, and this new feature doesn’t solve those differences – in those cases, you’ll still… Read more