UWP & .NET Standard 2.0: A preview is now available!

Today, we released the first Preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4. This includes an update to the UWP tooling that supports .NET Standard 2.0. In this post, I’ll outline what this means for UWP development with .NET. Prerequisites In order to use .NET Standard 2.0 in UWP, you need to target Fall Creators Update (FCU)… Read more

What’s new for the .NET Native Compiler and Runtime in Visual Studio 2015 Update 2

Last week we released an update to the Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Universal Windows Apps (UWA). The release includes improvements across the libraries, runtime, and compiler. This means that development is faster and applications will be more responsive and easier to maintain. Applications such as NCAA March Madness Live and TuneIn Radio are already available… Read more

What’s new for .NET and UWP in Win10 Tools 1.1

This post was written by Lucian Wischik, Program Manager on the Managed Languages team. Last week we updated the Visual Studio tools for Universal Windows Apps. The easiest way to get the update is within Visual Studio, under Tools > Extensions > Updates. (Also read the release notes). As part of this update, we’re including… Read more