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Favorite improvements in .NET 6

There is so much to look forward to in .NET 6 and with the open planning process you can see the upcoming releases with a hierarchical model of themes, epics, and user stories, with priorities and categories.

Using source generators with Blazor components in .NET 6

In this post I describe a problem I discovered when upgrading my Blazor app to .NET 6. Source generators that were working fine in .NET 5 failed to discover the Blazor components in my app, due to changes in the Razor compilation process. In this post I describe why it happened and show a workaround.

Gotchas with switch expression in C#

We need to be careful when dealing with default type in C# especially when using it with switch expression.

DateOnly and TimeOnly types in .NET 6

For a long time now, we have been stuck with the DateTime type in .NET. By “stuck”, it hasn’t been like it’s always been a problem, and you can go months, if not years of using DateTime without any issue. But every now and again, those gremlins creep in when trying to use DateTime as either only a Date, or only a Time.

C# 11 initial triage

Today, we start our initial triaging passes for C# 11. It's important to note that, while we talked about a number of potential features for this cycle, it's extremely unlikely we'll be able to get to all of them. These triage sessions are a good way to see what the LDM is currently thinking about, but please don't try to speculate about what's in or out of C# 11 from them. We don't even know that yet.