Eric Vogel shows you how to use the CultureInfo API in .NET Framework 4.5 to simplify localization in a multi-threaded application.
Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.
The .NET 4.5 Framework includes some changes to the typical reflection use cases. Most importantly, the Type object has been split into two separate classes: Type and TypeInfo. Find out how and when to use each.
In Part 3 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement user-level authorization and push notifications using an Azure Mobile Service.
Much emphasis has been placed on the new async capabilities in C# 5.0. However, there are smaller smaller -- but still useful -- features of which you may not be aware.
- By Patrick Steele
In Part 2 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement authentication and basic authorization with an Azure Mobile Service-backed Windows Store application.
Eric Vogel covers how to create an Azure Mobile Services-backed Windows Store application.
How to implement a custom Task Parallel Dataflow block.
In Part 2 of this three-part series on dataflow programming with the Task Parallel Library, Eric Vogel shows you how to create a Windows 8 application that uses a composite parallel data flow.
The Task Parallel Dataflow (TDF) library helps developers tackle complex parallel use cases.
Eric Vogel covers some practical uses for the long awaited interfaces, IReadOnlyList and IReadOnlyDictionary in .NET Framework 4.5.
Visual Studio Async is a powerful development framework, but it's important to understand how it works to avoid performance hits.
- By Patrick Steele
How to use lock screen badge and tile notifications in your Windows 8 application.
How to separate complex object construction from its representation using the Builder design pattern in C#.
How to schedule live tile and badge updates in a Windows 8 application.