.Net Core 2.0 Final Release

Microsoft has released the final version of .Net Core 2.0 yesterday and it is ready for production workloads. Along with this the following core frameworks are also announced on their general availability with their final releases.

ASP.NET Core 2.0

Entity Framework Core 2.0

.NET Standard 2.0

You can also watch the launch video on Channel 9 to see many of the new features in action.

To download the  .NET Core Framework, SDK and runtime visit here.


JetBrains Rider – .NET IDE from IDE experts


Jetbrains Rider is a full-fledged, cross-platform .NET IDE. Rider can open, manage, build and debug a wide variety of .NET Framework, Mono and .NET Core based solutions, and provides editing support for most languages used in .NET development: C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET syntax, XAML, XML, JavaScript, TypeScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, and SQL.

It comes with the following killer features and productivity tools built in:

  • Intelligent Code Editor
  • Killer Code Analysis
  • Decompiler
  • Refactoring*
  • Unit Testing
  • Debugging
  • Version Control (Git, Subversion, Mercurial, Perforce and TFS)
  • Database and SQL (with Syntax Highlighting, smart code completion, etc.)

* Most of ReSharper’s 50+ refactoring are already available in Rider, and its 350+ context actions are all there.

Commercial and personal pricing

Here’s a list of USD prices in different licensing scenarios. These are first-year subscription prices. As usual, continuous subscription discounts are available: in the second year of uninterrupted Rider subscription, you get 20% off, and then 40% off in the third year onward.

Commercial license /1st year Personal license /1st year
Rider $349 $139
Rider + ReSharper Ultimate $449 $179
All Products (includes Rider) $649 $249

Visual Studio Code

Code Editing. Redefined. Free. Open source. Runs everywhere.

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity). Begin your journey with VS Code with these introductory videos.

Download it here.

Automatically elevating UAC in Windows 7 joined in a Domain Account

Until I’m connected to my workplace domain network everything worked fine for me in Windows 7 with Admin user. I faced no problem in running Visual studio and executing batch files. For the things which I want to run/open/execute with Administrator privilege I was able to permanently set it through “Run this program as an Administrator” privilege level in the “Properties” dialog. But once joined into the domain account, this option gets disabled.

For the past 10 days I was annoyed on clicking the “Yes” button on Windows 7’s UAC whenever I open Visual Studio. The simpler solution for this is to disable the UAC but that does not solve the problem since after that Visual Studio will be running in normal mode which is a restricted one and not in the Admin mode, which gives the full control from virtual directory creation, IIS configuration etc.

For those who are using Windows 7 in the development environment connected with a Domain Account, here is a handy tip to overcome the UAC annoyance.”You must be an administrative user to perform the following steps”

Step 1: Click start Button and type gpedit.msc on the search box.

Windows 7 Start Menu Search

Step 2: In the Group Policy Editor window navigate to Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Security Options.

Group Policy Editor

Step 3: Configure the following setting.

User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode – Set its value to Elevate without prompting.

User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation – Set its value to Disabled.

User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations – Set its value to Disabled.

User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode – Set its value to Disabled.

Windows 7 Start Menu Search

Group Policy Editor

Step 4: Restart the computer. That’s it you are done.