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Announcing XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms

XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms speeds up your development and makes it easier to build, experiment, and iterate on your user interface. And this means that you no longer have to rebuild your app each time you tweak your UI – it instantly shows you your changes in your running app!

MechaView

Write plain C#, get a single exe WPF app. The project is intended for simple tools.

Write Better Code Faster with Roslyn Analyzers

Roslyn, the .NET compiler platform, helps you catch bugs even before you run your code. One example is Roslyn’s spellcheck analyzer that is built into Visual Studio. Let’s say you are creating a static method and misspelled the word static as statc. You will be able to see this spelling error before you run your code because Roslyn can produce warnings in your code as you type even before you’ve finished the line. In other words, you don’t have to build your code to find out that you made a mistake.

Auto Refreshing Cache in .NET

On a bright sunny day while you’re working on your awesome project you catch a glimpse of something. You bring yourself closer to the monitor and begin meticulously examining your code. What you find brings you feelings of disgust and shame! You’ve been calling an API retrieving data you need over and over again even though said data hardly changes!

Visual Studio – Break On All Exceptions

An app should throw exceptions when something exceptional happens. However, apps and APIs should be designed so that under normal use, exceptions do not occur. Exceptions are a good way to tell the debugger, or logging tools that something went wrong. When debugging with the break on all exceptions feature is turned on, it is possible to get information about what went wrong immediately. However, by default, Visual Studio projects don’t have this feature turned on. This is a guide on how to turn on, and use this feature.