Blog of Blogging

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Marcus Fernandez sets up a blog using Miniblog.Core and Azure in just a few simple steps. Miniblog.Core a project by Mads, on the VS \ .NET team at MS, thank you.  I have been exploring dotnet core since it was released and I really like the idea of…


Converting PCL (Portable Class Libraries) to .NET Standard Class Libraries – Part 2

In Part 2 of this 3 part series, App Dev Manager, Herald Gjura covers upgrading the continuous delivery and Build/Release pipeline in VSTS. Part 1: Migrating the libraries and project files Part 2: Upgrading the Continuous Delivery and Build/Release pipeline in VSTS Part 3: Integrating .NET Standard Class Libraries into existing projects (to follow) In…


Converting PCL (Portable Class Libraries) to .NET Standard Class Libraries

In Part 1 of this 3 part series, App Dev Manager, Herald Gjura discusses converting PCL (Portable Class Libraries) to .NET Standard Class Libraries. Overview I have been working for this client for quite a few years and had advised them to break down some of their key business functionality and features and distribute them…


Updating Windows Form UI elements from another thread

This post is from App Dev Manager, Omer Amin who covers how to update Windows Form UI elements using worker threads. In a typical Windows Forms .NET application, the UI elements are created and updated by the main thread. This thread is also responsible for processing Windows messages. For this reason, it is recommended to…


What can I do in .NET Core that I can’t in the full .NET Framework?

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Managers, Keith Beller and John Abele who ask the question, “What can I do in .NET Core that I can’t do in the full .NET Framework?” Microsoft’s mission to empower every individual and organization is manifested in .NET Core, the most transformative .NET framework ever. Rebuilt from…


Defining ASP.NET Core Controller action constraint to match the correct action

This post is from Premier Developer consultants Gustavo Varo and Randy Patterson. When developing Web API controllers many times we have situations where we need to define similar arguments in different methods. For example, a controller that has 2 methods that query users either by last name or date of birth. The name of the…

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Using Application Insights SDK in Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) style with .NET

This is the second post in a series on the Application Insights SDK from Premier Developer consultant Nasir Syed.  Check out his previous post here. In my previous post I talked about using Custom Attributes to avoid repetition, code pollution etc., and illustrated it from a very high level to use with Application Insights API,…

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Avoiding Code Pollution when using Application Insights SDK

This post comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Nasir Syed. “Insert a few lines of code in your application to find out what users are doing with it, or to help diagnose issues. You can send telemetry from device and desktop apps, web clients, and web servers. Use the Azure Application Insights core telemetry…

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.NET Core Overview

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Sash Kavalaparambil introduces .NET Core and many of the features that make it a powerhouse for cross platform development scenarios. It has been over 16 years since the first version of .NET framework has been released. In spite of its wide adoption among developer community, todays cloud first…


Congratulations Visual Studio on 20 amazing years! Join the VS2017 Launch Event

If you were developing code back in ‘97, perhaps you remember the mind blowing concept of Microsoft delivering a single IDE that could do it all.  Up to this point, developers were used to juggling debuggers, compilers, linkers, editors, and more to build integrated solutions.  It was a special time to experience development technology coming…