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The Future of Languages in Visual Studio

TLDR; I implemented a Visual Studio Language Server Protocol extension for PowerShell. Check out the source code here. See it in action here. Visual Studio Language Server Protocol extensions Visual Studio language development is hard. There are so many aspects to a language that you need to consider and working with the Visual Studio SDK can […]

Building WPF Windows with PowerShell in Visual Studio

In the latest version of PowerShell Pro Tools for Visual Studio, I released the first version of WPF Designer support for PowerShell projects. In this post, we will look at the steps required to create a new WPF window and hook up a button click event. Installing the necessary tools You will need the following: […]

Building Windows Forms with PowerShell in Visual Studio 2017

I recently released the first version of PowerShell Pro Tools for Visual Studio 2017. The first version provides only one feature; Windows Forms designer support. In this post we will go over how to create a Windows Form using PowerShell. Installing the necessary tools You will need the following: Visual Studio 2017 (Any edition, Community edition) PowerShell Tools […]

MongoDB for the .NET Developer

Recently, I’ve been using MongoDB every day. Before this, I was used SQL server almost exclusively. I decided to use MongoDB over SQL for my most recent project and it has a bit of a learning curve. Here are a couple MongoDB concepts that took me a little bit to understand and get working within .NET. […]