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The UWP Community Toolkit v2.0

Today, the UWP Community Toolkit graduates to version 2.0 and sets the stage for future releases.There have been seven releases since the UWP …

Over 250 Free Microsoft eBooks For Windows 10, Azure, .NET, Visual Studio And More

It must be the year of the free ebook. That, or companies have figured out that by occasionally giving goodies away, they might lure you into …

Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 5: ListView

In Part 4 of this series we created a new Master/Detail project. In this part, we’re going to zero in on one view on one page… but what a view it …

Grow up to Azure Logic Apps

Azure Logic Apps offers develops even richer capabilities than what’s included in Microsoft Flow. Starting this week, it is possible for Flow users …

Apps

Getting Started with C# 7

The releases of Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac introduced two spectacular new IDEs to develop mobile applications, cloud workloads, and …

Error Handling in Large .NET Projects - Best Practices

As our applications grow, we want to adopt a manageable strategy for handling errors in order to keep the user’s experience consistent and more …

Software Development

Introducing XAML Standard and .NET Standard 2.0

XAML StandardWe are pleased to announce <b>XAML Standard</b>, which is a standards-based effort to unify XAML dialects across XAML based technologies such as …

C# 7 Series, Part 1: Value Tuples

Starting today I will start a new C# 7 series, to introduce new language features of C# 7+ features. Please note that I am not saying C# 7.0, I am …

C# 7 Series, Part 2: Async Main

As you may know, there are two kinds of the programs the C# language can build. One is a program with an entrypoint so that the Operating System can …

Deploying Visual Studio 2017 Function Projects with VSTS

With the new Visual Studio 2017 support for Azure Functions, you can now author functions using C# class libraries. With the new project type, …

.NET and Docker

.NET and .NET Core (and Windows!) have been getting better and better with Docker. I run Docker for Windows as it supports both Linux Containers and …

How to reference a .NET Core library in WinForms - Or, .NET Standard Explained

I got an interesting email today. The author said "I have a problem consuming a .net core class library in a winforms project and can't seem to find …

.NET Standard Barcode

What is .NET Standard?<p>.NET Framework is a software framework that is developed by Microsoft to run primarily on Microsoft Windows. Over the years, …

Software Development

You're using HttpClient wrong and it is destabilizing your software

I’ve been using HttpClient wrong for years and it finally came back to bite me. My site was unstable and my clients furious, with a simple fix …