JetBrains' Outdated License Servers Support Suspended

The changes are related to the revision of the license data exchange protocol
25 July 2018   379

JetBrains announced that its products will no longer support outdated license servers. These are the development environments for versions 2018.2.1 and the .NET 2018.3 tools. The specified software will no longer receive confirmation of the license from obsolete servers. are supported servers must have version 16429 from March 19, 2018 and higher.

The changes are related to the revision of the license data exchange protocol. Previous versions of IDE and .NET tools will continue to work with older licensing services.

The developers described in detail the process of updating license servers. In case of any questions, the company suggests contacting the sales department for assistance. For information on the functioning of the old licensing services, you will have to fill in the appropriate form.

Microsoft to Announce Windows Community Toolkit v4.0

Recently Toolkit hit the 1 000 000 download mark in all NuGet packages
10 August 2018   114

Microsoft announced the 4th version of the Windows Community Toolkit. The update occurred after the toolkit recently reached one million downloads in all NuGet packages. 

Major Updates:

  • Added DataGrid with a smooth design for all developers.
  • New Microsoft Graph controls are added: PlannerTaskList and PowerBIEmbedded.
  • Twitter, LinkedIn and Microsoft Translator switched to .NET Standard packages.
  • Implemented support for a dark theme for sample applications, as well as the selection of themes for each sample.

Windows Community Toolkit
Windows Community Toolkit

DataGrid control
DataGrid is a control element that allows you to freely display data in rows and columns. It saves the programming model for the DataGrid from Silverlight and WPF. Therefore, developers can now create a clear data table, edit it, check the data and the functions of their formation using simple code in Windows 10.

<controls: DataGrid x: Name = "dataGrid1"
    Height = "600" Margin = "12"
    AutoGenerateColumns = "True"
    ItemsSource = "{x: Bind MyViewModel.Customers}" />

New Microsoft Graph
Toolkit v3.0 introduced a new UWP management category, which allows developers to have access to Microsoft Graph, namely: add a user interface, look for employees and friends, view SharePoint and much more. In version 4.0, there are now two new controls: PlannerTaskList and PowerBIEmbedded.

PlannerTaskList allows developers to integrate tasks into applications and allow users to interact with Microsoft Planner tasks.

Windows Community Toolkit Planer
Windows Community Toolkit Planer

PowerBIEmbedded allows developers to embed the PowerBI widget in applications and allows users to interact with data.

Moving Twitter, LinkedIn and Microsoft Translator to .NET Standard
The Windows Community Toolkit contains APIs that make it easy to work with Twitter, OneDrive, LinkedIn, Microsoft Graph, and other Web services. With the updates, most services have migrated to the .NET Standard package (Microsoft.Toolkit.Services), and they are now available for frameworks.