Announcing ASP.NET MVC 5.2.4, Web API 5.2.4, and Web Pages 3.2.4

Today we released stable packages for ASP.NET MVC 5.2.4, Web API 5.2.4, and Web Pages 3.2.4 on NuGet. This release contains some minor bug fixes and a couple of new features specifically targeted at enabling .NET Standard support for the ASP.NET Web API Client. You can read about the .NET Standard support for the ASP.NET… Read more

Two Lesser Known Tools for Local Azure Development

If you’re developing applications that target Azure services (e.g. Web Apps, Functions, Storage), you’ll want to know about two powerful tools that come with Visual Studio 2017 and the Azure development workload: Cloud Explorer is a tool window inside Visual Studio that lets you browse your Azure resources and perform specific tasks – like stop… Read more

File nesting in Solution Explorer

We are excited to share with you a new capability in Visual Studio that was a clear ask from you, the community. Visual Studio has been nesting related files in Solution Explorer for a long time now, but not everybody agrees with the rules it uses. That’s not a problem any more because Visual Studio… Read more

Diagnosing Errors on your Cloud Apps

One of the most frustrating experiences is when you have your app working on your local machine, but when you publish it it’s inexplicably failing. Fortunately, Visual Studio provides handy features for working with apps running in Azure. In this blog I’ll show you how to leverage the capabilities of Cloud Explorer to diagnose issues… Read more

A new experiment: Browser-based web apps with .NET and Blazor

Today I’m excited to announce a new experimental project from the ASP.NET team called Blazor. Blazor is an experimental web UI framework based on C#, Razor, and HTML that runs in the browser via WebAssembly. Blazor promises to greatly simplify the task of building fast and beautiful single-page applications that run in any browser. It… Read more

Learn how to do Image Recognition with Cognitive Services and ASP.NET

With all the talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) doing crazy things, it’s easy to be left wondering, “what are practical ways I can use this today?” It turns out there are some extremely easy ways to try this today. In this post, I’ll walk through how to detect faces, gender, ages,… Read more

ASP.NET Core 2.1 roadmap

Five months ago, we shipped ASP.NET Core 2.0 as a foundational release for our high performance, cross-platform web framework for .NET and .NET Core. Since then we have been hard at work to deliver the next wave of features in ASP.NET Core 2.1. Below is an outline of the features and improvements that are planned… Read more