When writing rendering code for a custom element that derives from FrameworkElement, you can use the ActualWidth and ActualHeight properties to know how to render the element. These properties indicate the desired final size of the element, after all layout calculations have been done. If a custom control derives from UIElement, it won’t have access to the ActualWidth and ActualHeight properties, but can […]
I wanted to publicise a company-wide event that Microsoft is running at Excel, London in the week of the 10th November and, specifically, the developer part of the event which happens on the 12th November. I own a half-day track on that developer day which...(read more)
Software Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC now Available – John Montgomery announces the release of the Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 Release Candidate which includes a number fo fixes, improvements and new features. Visual Studio and TFS 2013.4 (Update 4) Release Candidate – Brian Harry highlights the Team Foundation Server aspects of the Update […]
On November 12th, we'll be hosting an online developer event called Connect();. Connect(); will be a chance to have a conversation with developers about what’s coming next for developer tools, developer services and application platforms across Microsoft. Check out the Connect(); event page for the agenda and other details.
Connect(); builds upon where we’ve been, and the work we’ve been doing over the last year. As we prepare for next month’s event, I thought I would share a recap of some
of the highlights from the last year.
Where We’ve Been
A year ago, we launched Visual Studio 2013 and announced the availability of Visual Studio Online. Developers have been adopting both at a great rate with over 7 million downloads of VS2013 and over 1.7 million registered accounts in Visual Studio Online so far.
Following through on our commitment to a faster release cadence, in the year since those launches we’ve released 3 major updates to Visual Studio 2013 and 15 updates to Visual Studio Online, with the majority of developers taking advantage of these new...(Read whole news on source site)
Microsoft will be talking more about its mobile, cloud and dev/ops products, services and strategies at its Connect() event in New York in mid-November.
Microsoft has announced the dates for its enterprise technology conference Microsoft Ignite 2015 which is scheduled to be held from May 4 – 8 at Chicago , McCormick Place. Few months back , Microsoft had announced that it will be bringing together the best of the previous individual events like TechEd , Project , SharePoint [...]
Microsoft has announced the Build Conference 2015 which is scheduled to be held from April 29 – May 1 at the The Moscone Center , San Francisco, CA. The Microsoft Build Conference is one of the premier Microsoft conference where developers will get an opportunity to know more about the latest of the Microsoft platform [...]
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It’s time! The Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013.4 and Team Foundation Server 2013.4 is here. Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 KB article I’ve written some posts about the CTPs along the way. But I’ll give a high-level recap of the ALM improvements and talk about a few of the new things showing up in this RC. Work item tracking and Agile project management improvements – This update includes a ton of “smallish” improvements to work item tracking. Things like
trend charts, area path search, better embedded url support, performance improvements, full screen support and more. No single thing is likely to blow your socks off but, in the aggregate, it’s a very nice set of improvements. Stakeholder license – Update 4 includes the licensing changes I announced a while back that enables people who just need access to basic work management capabilities and project status tracking to do so at no charge. Pull requests – Support for Git based pull requests/code reviews. Additional improvements showing up in this Release Candidate include: Bugs on the...(Read whole news on source site)
a bug through the Visual Studio Connect site. Thanks! John John Montgomery, Director of Program Management, Visual Studio Platform John has been at Microsoft for 15 years, working in developer technologies the whole time. Most recently before working on the Visual Studio core development environment, he was working on the tools for Windows 8 development. ...(Read whole news on source site)