C#


Using The Roslyn Scripting API in C#

Learn how to utilize the Roslyn Scripting API to host a C# scripting engine in your applications.

Understanding Iterators: Concepts, Benefits and Functionality

Iterators are available for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2010 after installing the latest Visual Studio Async CTP, and natively in Visual Basic 11.

Silverlight Skills Carry Over to Windows 8 'Metro Style' Apps

Windows 8 is an early preview, but has enough of its shape to show XAML developers that their skills are applicable.

Free Databases in the Window Azure Marketplace

The Windows Azure Marketplace has a hidden jewel: a host of free and nearly free databases ready for monetization.

Developer Recommendations from BUILD

Joe Kunk sifts through the Windows 8 announcements at BUILD and offers advice on next steps.

Windows Runtime and .NET: Better Together

The new Windows Runtime integrates beautifully with the .NET Framework. Building this app will demonstrate just how well.

The Brave New World of Windows 8

Windows 8, unveiled in September, will change the way Microsoft-focused developers build applications.

WPF and Inversion of Control

Use Inversion of Control to decouple views and viewmodels in WPF.

To Think in LINQ

If you start "thinking in LINQ" you'll get more done with less code, and what you write will be simpler than using SQL.

Multilevel Sorting with IComparable and IComparer

IComparable and IComparer sound the same and work in similar ways, but there are important differences you need to know.

Leverage Lazy Loading in .NET 4.0

Lazy Loading is a programming pattern useful for resource-intensive objects.

A Bit Unwise

Was "Calvin code" genius or tomfoolery?

Using Razor with Visual Basic

Build a Web site using MVC 3 and the Razor View Engine.

Advanced AOP Techniques

Aspect Oriented Programming is great for handling cross-cutting concerns such as logging, security, and threading.

Survey Reveals Shifting Cloud Attitudes

Developers increasingly prefer cloud-based development tooling.

Deep Dive: Task-Based Asynchronous Pattern

This article introduces the TAP and the associated .NET language changes that streamline asynchronous programming and extend the multithreading enhancements in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

C# Questions Answered: Lambda, C# Traps, Unsafe Code

Patrick Steele responds to questions about Lambda properties, interface-based code, and unsubscribing from events, among others.

Tear-Off ToolStrips in Windows Forms

Starting with Microsoft Office, users have been able to double-click or drag a toolbar and have it become a floating window that can be moved or docked to the side of the application window. Here's how to implement a basic version of this behavior in C# Windows Forms applications.

C# Practice Makes Perfect

For years, nobody cared that the legacy image-syncing application consumed as much bandwidth and processing time as it did.

Letters: Readers Sound Off About HTML5

Robby Ingebretsen's July VSInsider column on HTML5 produced plenty of opinions.

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