How to: Determine which .NET Framework versions are installed, the easy way

Although, having migrated to .net Core for the most part,we all have to support our older applications using .net Framework. As a part of routine, you may tend to update the .net framework in your application only to find out that your test or even prod (yikes!) do not have the latest framework installed.  One… Continue reading How to: Determine which .NET Framework versions are installed, the easy way

.Net Application Architecture Guidance Free Ebooks

Application Architecture Guidance Practical advice, best practices, and sample applications for using .NET with microservices, Docker containers, Kubernetes, Xamarin, ASP.NET, Azure, Service Fabric, and more. Microservices and Docker Containers Microservices are small, modular, and independently deployable services. Docker containers (for Linux and Windows) simplify deployment and testing by bundling a service and its dependencies into… Continue reading .Net Application Architecture Guidance Free Ebooks

Using Effects in Xamarin Forms

The post originally appeared at: https://www.thewissen.io/effects-xamarin-forms/ Developers can use Effects in Xamarin Forms to customize native controls and add some styling of their own. But why not simply use a custom renderer to achieve the same thing? While that is certainly possible there are some benefits to Effects. Why would you use Effects? Contrary to… Continue reading Using Effects in Xamarin Forms

7 lesser known hacks for debugging in Visual Studio

Post originally appeared at: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/06/26/7-lesser-known-hacks-for-debugging-in-visual-studio/ Please refer the thread for more discussion, this is for reference purpose only.   The Visual Studio debugger is a magical beast that can save you loads of time while finding and fixing issues in your application. It is chock-full of tools that can make debugging easier… if you know… Continue reading 7 lesser known hacks for debugging in Visual Studio