.NET Core 2 and Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2

Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 was recently released which includes .NET Core 1.0 and 1.1, our latest production releases of .NET Core. You will need to install the .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 SDK to develop .NET Core 2.0 applications using Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 . We are working on .NET Core… Read more

Performance Improvements in .NET Core

Update (2017/06/12): Added BenchmarkDotNet blog post link. There are many exciting aspects to .NET Core (open source, cross platform, x-copy deployable, etc.) that have been covered in posts on this blog before. To me, though, one of the most exciting aspects of .NET Core is performance. There’s been a lot of discussion about the significant advancements… Read more

Announcing EF Core 2.0 Preview 1

This week we made Entity Framework Core 2.0 Preview 1 available. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. EF Core follows the same release cycle as .NET Core but can be used in multiple .NET platforms, including .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Framework 4.6 or newer. Installing… Read more

.NET Core Image Processing

Image processing, and in particular image resizing, is a common requirement for web applications. As such, I wanted to paint a panorama of the options that exist for .NET Core to process images. For each option, I’ll give a code sample for image resizing, and I’ll outline interesting features. I’ll conclude with a comparison of… 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

Updating Visual Studio 2017 RC – .NET Core Tooling improvements

This post was co-authored by Joe Morris, a Senior Program Manager on the .NET Team and David Carmona, a Principal Program Manager Lead on the .NET Team. Today, an update to Visual Studio 2017 RC was announced. As part of this update, we have made several enhancements and bug fixes to the .NET Core tools… Read more

The week in .NET – Cosmos on On.NET, GongSolutions.WPF.DragDrop, Transistor

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, EF Core 1.1 – Docker – Xenko. On .NET Last week, Chad Z. Hower, a.k.a. Kudzu was on the show to talk about Cosmos, a C# open source managed operating system: This week, we’ll speak with Xavier Decoster and Maarten… Read more

Announcing Entity Framework Core 1.1

Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. Today we are making Entity Framework Core 1.1 available. EF Core follows the same release cycle as .NET Core. Continuous improvements every 2 months and new features released every 6 months. This is the first feature release since 1.0. Be… Read more

.NET Core Data Access

.NET Core was released a few months ago, and data access libraries for most databases, both relational and NoSQL are now available. In this post, I’ll detail what client libraries are available, as well as show code samples for each of them. ORM EF Core Entity Framework is Microsoft’s Object-Relational Mapper for .NET, and as… Read more