Visual Studio keeps showing suggested extensions

In Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 we introduced a mechanism that would analyze a web project and suggest helpful Visual Studio extensions based on what it could find. For instance, if the project was using the Bootstrap CSS framework, it would suggest two very cool extensions specifically for working with Bootstrap.   It works by… Read more

WCF Connected Service Visual Studio Extension Preview for ASP.NET 5 Projects

Over the years, many Visual Studio developers have enjoyed the productivity that Add Service Reference Dialog Box provided when their projects need to access Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services. WCF team is excited to introduce you to the support of Add Service Reference functionality for ASP.NET 5 projects via WCF Connected Service extension preview. This… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET 5 Release Candidate 1

Update – 11-30-2015: The ASP.NET 5 RC1 installers and DNX packages have been updated to address the following issues: If you run the Windows installer from a folder that contains previous versions of the MSI installers for DNVM (DotNetVersionManager-x64.msi or DotNetVersionManager-x86.msi) or the ASP.NET tools for Visual Studio (WebToolsExtensionsVS14.msi or WebToolsExtensionsVWD14.msi), the installer will fail… Read more

Announcing the ASP.NET WebHooks Visual Studio Extension Preview

After a few days of work, I’m excited to introduce you to the ASP.NET WebHooks preview support we’ve put together for Visual Studio developers. This tool bootstraps your ASP.NET project with the NuGet packages and configuration code you’ll need so you can add custom processing for incoming WebHook requests from third parties like GitHub, Dropbox,… Read more

Announcing ASP.NET 4.6 and ASP.NET 5 beta 5 in Visual Studio 2015 Release

Long time readers of this blog or followers of the ASP.NET Community Standup know that this day was coming, and we have a released version of ASP.NET 4.6 framework and tools with Visual Studio 2015.  Not only are we shipping ASP.NET 4.6, but we are also including with Visual Studio 2015 a bundle of ASP.NET… Read more

New ASP.NET Features and Fixes in Visual Studio 2015 RC

Today Scott Hanselman announced the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5. We hope that all //build attendees are enjoying the show, and we are following up on the news of the Visual Studio 2015 Release Candidate to show you some of the cool new features… Read more

Making It Better: ASP.NET with Visual Basic 14

BASIC is part of the DNA of Microsoft, and we have continued to evolve the language for most of the 40 years of the company’s existence.  In the next evolution of the language, Visual Basic 14, there are a number of great features that are being added and we want to make sure that you… Read more

ASP.NET 5 Updates and other improvements for Web Developers in Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6

It’s time for another Visual Studio 2015 CTP, and with the CTP 6 release in February 2015 you should find a number of improvements that every web developer will enjoy. In this article we’ll review the new features and improvements in ASP.NET 5 and the Visual Studio editor improvements delivered in CTP 6. For a… Read more

Debugging ASP.NET 5 framework code using Visual Studio 2015

In the previous versions of ASP.NET it was possible to debug certain parts of the framework stack but setting up the development environment and compiling all the binaries was not the easiest task. ASP.NET 5 changes that and makes debugging framework code as easy as debugging your own application. This article shows how to debug… Read more