Microsoft continues its quest to embrace every developer with Visual Studio 2019

  • More Linux and more cloud services, too.

    On the .NET front, .NET Core 2.2—the open source .NET platform that spans Windows, macOS, and Linux—is now generally available. Perhaps more significant, however, is the first preview of .NET Core 3.0, which will include support for both the WinForms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) graphical interface frameworks. This in turn means that, for the first time, Microsoft will be open sourcing those frameworks. WinForms will be available immediately; WPF will be opened up in phases over the coming weeks. Both of these toolkits are now under the stewardship and control of the .NET Foundation. Also being opened up is WinUI, a set of controls for writing UWP applications.