Recent release of C# 6 and Visual Studio 2015 introduced many useful features. I’ll try do describe all of them. The first for today is support for nameof expressions.

C# 6 features – nameof

Recently Visual Studio 2015 was released. Microsoft is still delivering a Community Edition that has a lot of features, extension support and is free for non-enterprise application development.

Visual Studio 2015 versions and features

There are 2 huge architectural changes in ASP.NET 5. Firstly, it’s much leaner – e.g. no longer requires System.Web.dll.  Secondly, it’s modular – almost all features are implemented as NuGet packages. Cross-Platform Runtime ASP.NET 5 includes MVC 6 framework. It combines features of MVC and Web API into a single web framework. The new version of ASP.NET is built on the .NET Core, but it can also be run on the full .NET Framework. .NET Core – new cross-platform runtime with a smaller footprint. Advantages: Separation from the runtime version that is installed on the host operating system – application […]

Introduction to ASP.NET 5

Last week Microsoft has announced that MSBuild become part of .NET Foundation. The source code is available on GitHub.

MSBuild code is now open

Microsoft has announced availability of Visual Studio 2015 Preview. This is next stage of something that was called Visual Studio 14 CTP. There is a lot changing in new Visual Studio 2015 Preview. Major points are: Cross platform device development in C++ Android emulator Updated tooling for Apache Cordova Open source .NET compiler Support for ASP.NET But there is something that I really love – Visual Studio 2015 allows for much more code-focused experience. Here are some examples: Colorized ToolTips – When you hover over collapsed region a tooltip with colorized code will appear. Respectfully when you hover over a […]

Visual Studio 2015 Preview is available

The history is happening now! Microsoft decided to release a new Visual Studio edition – it’s called Visual Studio Community. It’s much more than Visual Studio Express edition. Some features that I really love: It’s integrated – There is no need to install Visual Studio few times if one want to do desktop and web development. It’s all integrated as in paid versions. Cross-platform mobile development – Visual Studio Community 2013 has good support for cross-platform development (Windows, Android, iOS). Support for various languages – Not only C#, F# and VB, but also C++, Python, HTML5 and JavaScript. It’s free […]

Visual Studio Community 2013 is free and has Visual Studio Professional 2013 functionality!

Visual Studio 14 CTP 6
Microsoft has released first Community Technology Preview of the next version of Visual Studio. The codename is Visual Studio 14. This is an early, prerelease version and can not be used in production. Microsoft recommends to install it only in test environments with no previous versions of Visual Studio installed.

First release of new Visual Studio 14 CTPs