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

Welcome to C# 7.2 and Span

C# 7.2 is the latest point release of C#, and adds a number of small but useful features. All the features are described in wonderful detail in the docs. Start with the overview, What’s new in C# 7.2, which gives you an excellent introduction to the new set of capabilities. It is worth celebrating that… Read more

Welcome to C# 7.1

With C# we have always tended towards major releases: bundle a lot of features up, and release less frequently. We even went so far as routinely omitting the traditional ".0" when we talked about C# 6.0! In the C# 7.0 "wave" we are trying something new. Tools such as Visual Studio upgrade on a frequent… Read more

The week in .NET – Visual Studio 2017, .NET Core SDK, F# 4.1, On .NET with Phillip Carter, Happy Birthday from John Shewchuk, FNA, Pyre

Previous posts: On .NET with Eric Mellino, Happy Birthday from Scott Hunter, OzCode. On .NET with Beth Massi, NeinLinq. On .NET with Phil Haack, Readline. Visual Studio 2017, .NET Core SDK 1.0, F# 4.1 Yesterday, we had a big product launch! Visual Studio 2017 is here, and with it come the releases of .NET Core… Read more

The .NET Language Strategy

The .NET Language Strategy I am constantly aware of the enormous impact our language investments have on so many people’s daily lives. Our languages are a huge strength of the .NET platform, and a primary factor in people choosing to bet on it – and stay on it. I’ve been here on the .NET languages… Read more

December 2016 Update for .NET Core 1.0

Today, we are releasing a new set of reliability and quality updates for .NET Core 1.0. This month’s update is our second Long Term Support (LTS) update and includes updated versions of multiple packages in .NET Core, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core. We recommend everyone on the 1.0.* LTS track move to this update immediately…. Read more

The week in .NET – .NET Foundation – Serilog – Super Dungeon Bros

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – .NET, ASP.NET, EF Core 1.1 Preview 1 – On .NET on EF Core 1.1 – Changelog – FluentValidation – Reverse: Time Collapse. On .NET: Martin Woodward on the .NET Foundation Last week, Martin Woodward was on the show to talk about the .NET Foundation:… Read more

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

What’s New in Visual Studio Update 1 for .NET Managed Languages

Hold on to your hats, cowboys and cowgirls! A lot of exciting things are coming out of the .NET Managed Languages team for Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Read on to learn more about new IDE features, interactive C#, new code analysis management, Visual F# improvements, and the new F5 experience for Roslyn open source… Read more