Hannes Du Preez

37 articles

Previewing .NET 6 – Exploring New Features

With the launch of .NET 6 Preview 1 last month, Microsoft added a lot of exciting new features. We looked at some of the improvements in...

Previewing .NET 6 – Exploring Improvements

Microsoft last month delivered the new .NET 6 Preview. This comes just a few months after the release of .NET 5.0 in November 2020. So here...

MSIX Packaging: What Is It and What Can It Do for You?

MSIX is a new packaging format based on the .msi installer, .appx, installer, App-V, and ClickOnce installers. MSIX keeps the functionality of the existing...

Microsoft Win32 APIs Become More .NET compatible

Hands up if you remember playing with the Win32 APIs! I am sure most of you reading this did. If not, I would suggest...

.NET 5: Native Code Improvements and More

We covered some of the highlights of Microsoft's .NET 5 release in .NET 5: An Introduction. In this installment we'll concentrate on Native Code...

.NET 5: An Introduction

You may have noticed that the word “Framework” was omitted in the headline. Gone are the days of frameworks. Why? Well, .NET 5 combines...

Creating a Network Speed Monitor in C#

It's always handy to know exactly how much download and upload speed your current network has. This article will show you how to create...

Introduction to the UNO Platform

Two new project templates have been installed: Cross-Platform Library (UNO Platform) Cross-Platform App (UNO Platform) They are shown in Figure 3. Figure 3: Project Templates Select the Cross-Platform...

R.I.P. Short-lived .NET Core 3.0

It seems just like the other day that .NET Core 3.0 was released. Oh, wait a minute! It was! Released September 2019, the short-lived...

Creating Amazon Skills with .NET, Part 4: Testing Tools

Introduction During this article series, I have shown you the tools needed to create and set up Alexa skills. I have also shown you how...

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