.NET R&D Digest (August, 2022)

The long three months of summer have come to an end. However, end of one season means start of new one. The upcoming months are expected to bring new releases (including long waited .NET 7), new conferences and events. While we are waiting for them to come, there is a new issue of .NET R&D Digest to read!

This issue includes bits of life, computer science, software development, tips and as usual — .NET.

Have a nice read!

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.NET R&D Digest (May, 2022)

Today is the first day of summer and summer is a great time to learn new things and prepare ourselves for autumn season of conferences and new release of .NET.

That is why, this issue of .NET R&D Digest includes bits of computer science, software development, .NET (and some new .NET technologies), Windows and a bit of project management!

Have a nice read!

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.NET R&D Digest (April, 2022)

One more month out, still eight to go and looks like these months have a lot of .NET. C# 11 is coming closer (and it won’t include parameters null-checking). Microsoft Build is going to happen in just a few weeks and recently the amazing thing happened – a first release of CoreWCF, which is going to be supported by Microsoft.

However, one thing doesn’t change – every month there is a new issue of .NET R&D Digest. This time the issue includes bits of software development, hardware, .NET, Windows and security.

Enjoy and May the 4th be with you!

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.NET R&D Digest (March, 2022)

The first quarter of 2022 is out. .NET 5 is going to reach its end of life next month and in November, as usual, we are expecting a new, much powerful version – .NET 7. Looks like .NET world is constantly changing, that is why it is so important to remember how it all started.

This time, the new issue of .NET R&D Digest includes bits of nostalgia, history, computer science, software development, .NET, Windows, Security and a few stories.

Have a great read!

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.NET R&D Digest (December, 2021)

In the last Monday of 2021, as promised, I present you one more issue of .NET R&D Digest! This issue is a bit special because besides amazing blog posts dedicated to .NET & Windows, it also includes an amazing tale about Midori, which I personally read multiple times and every time I read it, I found something new in it («The Error Model» is my favourite).

This issue includes bits of Windows, diagnostics, story, software development, operating systems, C#, testing, COM and a bit to watch and learn about .NET.

Have a good read!

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Building, Testing and Debugging Visual Studio C++ project in Visual Studio Code


Starting from 2021/08/20 (as the result of this PR) Visual Studio Code documentation has been updated to include information about how to run Visual Studio Code outside of Developers Command Prompt.However, if you are interested in a story of how this happened or you need to run and debug Visual Studio tests using vstest.console.exe right from Visual Studio Code then, I invite you to continue reading the post.


I started to code in C/Win32 API in the university and I continue to do this almost every day. I am not a professional C/C++ developer nor Windows internals specialist, however I like to write in C. Why I am telling this? Because it won’t be a surprise, all my C/C++ projects were always written in Visual Studio with all it’s goodies like IntelliSense, projects support and extensions like Visual Assist.

However, in a last few years working with .NET Core I’ve found myself doing almost all my coding in Visual Studio Code and to be honest I get used to its simplicity and blazing speed. So for me it was kind of logical and full of sense step to move my C/Win32 API development from Visual Studio to Visual Studio Code, and having previously a slick transition experience in .NET, I was expecting somewhat similar but it turned out to be not that simple, especially if you don’t want to cut off Visual Studio completely.

In this post I would like to share how you can configure Visual Studio Code to build, test and debug Visual Studio C++ project.

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