Welcome to a two-day-late issue of The Catch Block!

In this issue: a new preview of .NET 6 was released. Plus: a new preview of the next version of Visual Studio; an excellent tech conference's call-for-papers is now open; a ton of .NET devs apparently don't use diagnostics; more generic sorts; and a big thank you to my dear subscribers for their patience!

.NET 6 Preview 7

About a week ago, Microsoft released a new preview of .NET 6:

Announcing .NET 6 Preview 7
.NET 6 Preview 7 is now available.

Along with this went new previews for ASP.NET 6...

ASP.NET Core updates in .NET 6 Preview 7
.NET 6 Preview 7 is now available and includes many great new improvements to ASP.NET Core. Here’s what’s new in this preview release: Parity with existing experiences for minimal APIs Added IResult implementations for producing common HTTP responses Support Request, Response and User for minimal ac…

...as well as MAUI.

Announcing .NET MAUI Preview 7
.NET MAUI (Multi-platform App UI) Preview 7 is now available with new layouts, improved accessibility, font scaling, and more.

Here's a quick biggest-hits highlight of the changes released in this preview:

Preview Features in .NET 6 - Generic Math
A preview of the new generic math and static abstracts in interfaces features with .NET 6.

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3

At the same time as the .NET 6 Preview 7 release, Microsoft also announced a new preview for Visual Studio 2022:

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3 now available!
Download and try out the latest version of Visual Studio 2022. Build cross platform applications with .NET, C++, and Unity!

The biggest thing (for me at least) in this preview are the improvements to dark mode. I'm a big dark mode believer, and the little changes MS made here (such as making the access color less intense) will help me, and others. Yay for less eye strain!

This preview also includes the ability to work with single solutions that have projects hosted in different GitHub repositories:

Multi-repo Support in Visual Studio
Use multiple Git repositories at once? Visual Studio 2022 has you covered! In this blog learn about the new support for using multi-repos.

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