Introducing trydotnet-tutorial, a new Try .NET template to help you create workshops and documentation.

See how to install and use the template: 

Get more productive as you work with Azure in .

In this Azure Friday episode, Michael Crump takes us through his latest Azure tips and tricks. Watch: 

Build a no-code backend to power a .Forms 4.0 app using the new features.

@MikeCodesDotNET shows us how in a step-by-step tutorial. Get started: 

Built a no-code backend to power a .Forms 4.0 app using the new features.

@MikeCodesDotNET shows us how in a step-by-step tutorial. Get started: 

Interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at how we build a product as big as Core?

Check out our blog post to learn about the history of infrastructure systems: 

This week on the , @MichaelStonis shows off Aurora Controls for .Forms—a toolkit packed full of beautiful UI controls including gradient pill buttons, donut charts, card views, and more.


Want a reason to update to 8.1? How about:
• Faster C# editor
• New Core templates
• Improved analyzer and multi-caret functionality
• Quick navigation
• Drag and drop across views

Try it out: 

Thanks to customer feedback, 8.2 has some really great improvements to the XAML editing experience.

Check out the updates—improved matching, binding/commanding IntelliSense, light bulb suggestions, and more: 

Tons of new features and performance updates are included in 3.0.

Richard Lander and @CoolCSH discuss some of the highlights, new C# 8.0 features, for developers, and more. Watch the On .NET episode: 

Did you know you can do home automation with ?

In the latest episode, @burkeholland is joined by Python aficionado @nnja to talk about some surprising things Python can do. Watch: 

Have you tried the latest for Mac release? 2019 version 8.1 is out.

Give it a try and share your feedback on Community or by tweeting at us: developercommunity.visualstudi 

Looking for a low impact way to add Typescript? @sanders_n shows you how to upgrade to without changing your build at all.

Follow the tutorial: 

Port a WinForms or WPF application from Framework to using the Portability Analyzer.

@OliaGavrysh shows us how in three easy steps. Watch: 

The App Center team is looking for feedback on our latest mock-ups for more granular user roles in . Find the PR here and chime in:

Visual Studio for Mac 8.1 is here!

Check out the new C# editor, productivity features for Core, new Core templates, and much more. Read our blog post for all the details: 

On this episode of the , @DanJSiegel stops by to show @JamesMontemagno how Prism for Xamarin.Forms can help you bring together modular applications for integrations into larger apps:

Improve your development skills. The Learning Path has new skills courses with step-by-step guidance for a complete 360 degree Visual Studio developer experience.

Get started:

Use the MainThread API to ensure your will run on the main user interface thread.

Watch the latest .Essentials API of the week episode to learn how: 

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Mirrored.Social [BETA]

This Mastodon instance is dedicated to mirroring the social media accounts of interesting/useful people and organizations from elsewhere on the Internet. At least until such time as they create their own accounts on the Mastodon network.

If you control an account that is being mirrored here and would like to make changes to how that's done (or not done), please contact Dave Wood via

Like this idea? Help support the costs and development at Patreon.

Currently in Beta status. Please let me know if you see bugs or issues.

Mirrors to Follow:

1Password [NEW]

1Password Status [NEW]

Android [NEW]

AppStore [NEW]

App Store Games [NEW]

Barack Obama

Canada [NEW]

CGP Grey [NEW]

Chris Hadfield [NEW]

CommitStrip [NEW]

Daring Fireball

#dearMoon [NEW]

Dianna Cowern

DuckDuckGo [NEW]

Elon Musk*

GitHub [NEW]

GitHub API [NEW]

GitHub Status [NEW]

Have I Been Pwned [NEW]

Internet of Shit*

iTC Status

Jony Ive Parody*

Keybase [NEW]

Let's Encrypt [NEW]

Linode [NEW]

Merge Conflict [NEW]

Marques Brownlee



nginx web server [NEW] [NEW]

Orbital ATK [NEW]

Overcast [NEW]

Realm [NEW]

Relay FM [NEW]

Ryan Reynolds* [NEW]

Edward Snowden* [NEW]


Tesla [NEW]

Tim Cook [NEW]

Visual Studio [NEW]

Visual Studio App Center [NEW]

* Posts flagged as sensitive