.NET Conf 2017 Videos

This year’s .NET Conf, a free virtual conference for everyone interested in .NET development, recently took place. The three day event was live streamed on Microsoft’s Channel 9 website, and was co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. There were sessions on a variety of topics, such as .NET, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, Entity Framework, WinForms/WPF/UWP, Xamarin, C#, […]

Visual Studio 2017 Coming March 7th!

Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2017 will be officially released on March 7th, 2017. There will be a two day online launch event that you’ll be able to view at https://launch.visualstudio.com. The event will begin at 8:00am PT / 11:00am ET on March 7th with a keynote featuring Julia Liuson, Brian Harry, Miguel de […]

C# Anonymous Pipes for Interprocess Communication

There are times when you may need to communicate between multiple processes, perhaps to send messages or share data. A recent example that I worked on involved a 64-bit application that needed to use a 32-bit DLL. The 32-bit DLL had to run in a separate process, so interprocess communication (IPC) was needed to allow […]

No Plans for 64-Bit Visual Studio

For those of you who have been hoping for a 64-bit version of Visual Studio, Microsoft has no current plans to make one. There have been many customer requests over the years for a 64-bit version to resolve out of memory issues, better handle solutions with large numbers of projects, and to improve performance. Microsoft […]

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Released

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. This update contains a number of bug fixes, improvements, and new features. Some highlights: Update 3 is a prerequisite for using .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0 Reduction in the memory footprint and performance improvements for code diagnostics; This should reduce the occurrences of out-of-memory errors […]