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from Modern .NET Show , on 4/5/2024 , played: 1380 time(s)

Avalonia XPF

This episode of The Modern .NET Show is supported, in part, by Avalonia XPF, a binary-compatible cross-platform fork of WPF, enables WPF apps to run on new platforms with minimal effort and maximum compatibility.

Show Notes

Yeah, so C# Dev Kit, it is a pretty new extension in VS Code. We just GA'd it back in early October. And it's an extension that basically enables you to be productive writing C# applications in VS Code.

—Leslie Richardson

Welcome to The Modern .NET Show! Formerly known as The .NET Core Podcast, we are the go-to podcast for all .NET developers worldwide and I am your host Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor.

In this episode, I spoke with Leslie Richardson about the C# Dev Kit, a new extension for Visual Studio Code which aims to make the experience of writing C# and .NET code in the free editor more productive. It improves the experience of working with almost all code bases which use modern .NET, and includes the ability to even run and explore your unit tests within VS Code - something that wasn't easily doable previously.

I know before C# Dev Kit existed, the Test Explorer is a window that exists by default in VS Code. But yeah, you're already laughing like, "oh yeah."

So it wasn't very great pre Dev Kit from my understanding, like simple things such as being able to automatically recognise your test once you build your test project. That was not a thing, which blows my mind. I'm like, "but then what are you supposed to do? Just manually add them in? That doesn't sound fun at all, especially if you're trying to do the whole test-driven development." You've got tests everywhere and it's like, "well, that's 50 some tests I have to log in. Yippee. I love testing."

Yeah, I can't imagine that's a great experience. So thankfully, with C# Dev Kit, we've actually made the window functional. I know, bare minimum, but I still think it's pretty good. So when you build your test projects, it should be able to recognize everything that you have registered as a test via like a test method attribute or whatever kind of test type that you're using

—Leslie Richardson

So let's sit back, open up a terminal, type in dotnet new podcast and we'll dive into the core of Modern .NET.

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