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C# and .NET
C# standard goes open source!
“The C# standards committee moved its work into Open Source, enabling C# developers worldwide to participate in the standardization effort.”
Source: Announcing Open Source C# standardization | .NET Blog
Microsoft Blazor – Rapid Development with SQL Forms Open-source Platz.SqlForms
Neat example of what is possible with Blazor!
How to develop a Blazor server application dynamically and generate UI from Entity Framework using open-source Platz.SqlForms including master-details data entry
Source: Microsoft Blazor – Rapid Development with SQL Forms Open-source Platz.SqlForms – CodeProject
Command Line Parser on .NET5
Alexandre Zollinger Chohfi (@AlexandreChohfi) writes:
If you are used to command-line apps, passing arguments to other apps is a very common task. Yes, you can manually parse those values, but once you have multiple parameters it can be a very error-prone code (which is mostly boilerplate anyway). This seems like a problem that someone else might have fixed already, right? So of course we can find a NuGet library that helps us parse these arguments.
Getting Ready for .NET 6 and .NET MAUI
David Ortinau (@davidortinau) writes:
With .NET 6 previews starting right around the corner, it is time to start getting excited for the new .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) that was announced at BUILD 2020. This year of .NET has a lot of amazing things for client application developers.
.NET MAUI is the evolution of Xamarin.Forms, a cross-platform mobile first framework for Android, iOS, and UWP. Building upon 7 years of experience supporting customers from independent developers to some of the world’s largest companies, we are improving the core of the product, speeding up UI rendering, investing in consistent design systems, and extending from mobile to desktop.
WinUI 3.0 Misconceptions – Nick’s .NET Travels
WinUI 3 is a new, cross-platform UI initiative from MS that has as a goal to separate the UWP UI/Application framework away from Windows.
Recently Nick came across a twitter thread talking about WinUI 3.0 (WinUI3) and how it failed to live up to expectations. Hopefully @JaykeBirdCoding won’t mind him going through his tweets and providing his thoughts. @JaykeBirdCoding!
Summary: You need to look into both Uno and outside the .NET ecosystem if you’re serious about cross platform.
Summary of .NET 5 Improvements from VS Magazine
Culled from reams of Microsoft documentation, here’s a high-level summary of what’s new for performance, networking, diagnostics and more, along with links to the nitty-gritty details for those wanting to dig in more.
Source: Here’s a One-Stop Shop for .NET 5 Improvements — Visual Studio Magazine
Cloud design patterns by Microsoft
Microsoft have documented design patterns for building reliable, scalable, secure applications in the cloud.
Source: Cloud design patterns – Azure Architecture Center | Microsoft Docs
.NET 5 Networking Improvements
.NET 5 introduces networking features which includes improvements around HTTP, Sockets, networking-related security, and other primitives, such as
- The ability to distinguish timeouts from cancellations
- Consistent Cross-Platform Implementation
- SocketsHttpHandler Extension Points
- Sync API for HttpClient.Send
- Multiple Connections with HTTP/2
- HTTP/2 Configurable Ping
- Preview of HTTP/3 and QUIC protocol
- Better Cancellation Support
… and lots more
.NET 5 Breaking Changes
Breaking changes in .NET 5
The final topic in our .NET 5 Breaking Changes series is WPF and Windows Forms. These desktop technologies were unavailable before .NET Core 3.0, as earlier versions of .NET Core focused on web-based applications via ASP.NET Core.
Source: .NET 5 Breaking Changes for WPF/Windows Forms
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