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  • Blog Post: Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11 now available for .NET 4 and Silverlight 5 [Greg]

    Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11 now available for .NET 4 and Silverlight 5 We would like to announce that you can now download an Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11 that lets you use Visual Studio 11 Beta to create projects that target .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 5. The Async Targeting...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Portable Library Tools CTP [Justin Van Patten]

    Today we're announcing the CTP release of a new add-in for Visual Studio 2010 that makes it easy to create C# and Visual Basic libraries that run on a variety of .NET platforms without recompilation. Download the Portable Library Tools CTP today (install VS 2010 SP1 Beta first). Creating Portable...
  • Blog Post: BCL CodePlex Site Launch

    Today the BCL Team is launching a CodePlex site to host samples, previews, and prototypes. You can find it at http://bcl.codeplex.com . This is a site for the BCL Team to get features to customers to try out without requiring a Beta or CTP of the .NET Framework. Our goal is to put generally useful functionality...
  • Blog Post: I just installed Visual Studio 2010, now how do I get Code Contracts? [Melitta Andersen]

    This article is to show you how to go from a clean install of Visual Studio 2010 to running the Code Contract tools for the first time. Since the tools aren’t included in VS install, we thought we’d provide some extra information on where to find them. If you’re already using Code Contracts in Visual...
  • Blog Post: What's New in the BCL in .NET 4 Beta 2 [Justin Van Patten]

    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 are now available to download . .NET 4 Beta 2 contains several new BCL features and enhancements in addition to what was included in .NET 4 Beta 1 . Many of these improvements were added in large part due to specific feedback and suggestions reported by...
  • Blog Post: Code Contracts CLR Inside Out Article [Melitta Andersen]

    In the August 2009 issue of MSDN Magazine , we have a CLR Inside Out article on the BCL’s experience with adding code contracts to the BCL . It includes both an overview of the feature, as well as a few best practices we came up with as we went along. For regular readers of this blog who have read the...
  • Blog Post: Free LiveMeeting with the CLR Team on CLR 4 [Justin Van Patten]

    Join the CLR team for a free interactive LiveMeeting session / conference call on What's New in CLR 4 on Friday, July 17, 2009. We'll specifically be covering Garbage Collection, NGEN, and Performance. Here are the details: Date: Friday, July 17 Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM PST LiveMeeting: https:...
  • Blog Post: Building Tuple [Matt Ellis]

    For readers who are interested in the work that goes into designing a feature, I wrote an article for MSDN Magazine that appears in this month’s issue. Check out CLR Inside Out: Building Tuple which introduces the new Tuple type as well as discusses the design work we did behind it. I’d love to hear...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Globalization in .NET 4 Beta 1 [Melitta Andersen]

    In Justin’s recent post outlining What’s New in the BCL in .NET 4 Beta 1 , there were only a few lines about the globalization updates. That’s because Mohamed Elgazzar was working on a more extensive document which provides details about the extent of the changes and additions to that space. I’m happy...
  • Blog Post: What's New in the BCL in .NET 4 Beta 1 [Justin Van Patten]

    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 are available for download . .NET 4 Beta 1 contains new functionality and improvements throughout the framework. In this post I’ll discuss the changes specific to the BCL. Many of the features listed below were previously announced when we released the...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Code Contracts [Melitta Andersen]

    This blog post is to provide a bit more detail about the Code Contracts feature that was recently announced at the PDC and in Justin’s blog entry , and that can be found in the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP . I’ll include some information on what can be found in the CTP, some of the history...
  • Blog Post: What's New in the BCL in .NET 4.0 CTP [Justin Van Patten]

    The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP is available for download as of last week. The CTP contains new functionality throughout the .NET Framework, including several new BCL features and improvements: Code Contracts System.Diagnostics.Contracts provides a language-agnostic way to express...
  • Blog Post: BCL Team at PDC 2008 [Justin Van Patten]

    Melitta, Kim , and I will be at PDC next week, along with several other members of the CLR team. We’ll mostly be hanging out in the lounges chatting with folks and answering questions. We’ll also be at the Ask-the-Experts night on Wednesday, so if you’ll be at PDC next week, stop by and say hi! We love...
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