Visual Studio Toolbox: Improved User Experience in VSTS & Azure DevOps Projects

In this episode, Dmitry is joined by Jeremy Epling to discuss and show demos of how the VSTS team is working to improve the products web-based user interface for things like home page, general navigation, “my work” and favorites and around specific feature areas like Build Status and Release Management (RM) editor pages. They also…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Unit Testing Tools in Visual Studio 2017

In this video, I am joined by Kendra Havens, who shows us some of the excellent unit test tooling in Visual Studio 2017, including testing performance improvements [03:57], Hierarchy View in the Test Explorer [05:13], generating unit tests [09:35], Intellitest [10:50], code coverage [16:10] and Live Unit Testing [19:10].

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Visual Studio Toolbox: CodeMaid

In this episode, I am joined by Steve Cadwallader, the author of CodeMaid, an extension for Visual Studio that has more than a million downloads. CodeMaid provides the ability to cleanup and simplify code. Steve shows code cleaning and reorganizing, visualizing and navigating through your code, formatting comments and more.

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Getting started with Windows IoT Episode #4

In the fourth episode of this series, Dmitry and Suz introduce a smart home device prototype designed to integrate several devices and Azure services together. This smart home device makes use of a proximity sensor, temperature sensor, webcam, and a small HDMI screen. The Azure services the device connects to are Azure IoT Hub and…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Mobilizing Existing .NET LOB Apps

In this episode, I am joined by Nish Anil, who shows us how he took an existing WPF line of business app and built a mobile front end for it with Xamarin.Forms. Nish shows how he was able to reuse the existing C# business logic with minimal changes. Resources: Expenses sample app Nish’s GitHub repo…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Getting started with Windows IoT Episode #3

In the third episode of this series, Dmitry and Suz introduce a smart home device prototype designed to integrate several devices and Azure services together. This smart home device makes use of a proximity sensor, temperature sensor, webcam, and a small HDMI screen. The Azure services the device connects to are Azure IoT Hub and…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Embedding Python in a C++ Project

In this episode, I am joined by Steve Dower, who walks through a sample project that demonstrates scripting a C++ application with Python using CPython, PyBind11 and Visual Studio 2017. He shows how you can extend a C++ application with Python scripts, modify code without having to recompile, do mixed Python/C++ debugging and enable IntelliSense…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Getting started with Windows IoT Episode #2

In the second episode of this series, Dmitry and Suz Hinton cover the development process for deploying and debugging your very first Windows IoT Core application, “Hello Blinky”. An explanation of the breadboard setup is followed by a demonstration of using Visual Studio on a PC to run the Hello Blinky UWP application remotely on…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: The Present and Not-too-distant Future of Visual Studio Part 2

This is the second of a two part series where Robert is joined by Amanda Silver, Kendra Havens and Anthony Cangelosi for a whirlwind tour of some of the latest enhancements in Visual Studio that can make you the most productive developer in your team and the fastest dev team in the industry. In part…

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