Lay Down the Law on Code Rules

It can be intimidating at first, but it helps you in the long run to run your code against a static code analyzer like FxCop; also learn how to use dynamic analysis to test your forms during runtime.

Generics: Move Beyond Collections

Generics can solve many more problems than collections. Use generics to write code once and reuse it more easily.

Planix Tool Takes on Build-and-Test Guesstimates

Planix, from ALTERthought, gives the best- and worst-case time scenarios for agile-development projects.

Developer Support Arrives, But Late

The belated support for Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista indicates that the coupling of Microsoft's developer tools and operating systems isn't as tight as it has been?or should be.

Get Down and Glitzy With Gadgets

Add pizzazz to your users' desktops with Windows Gadgets, lightweight desktop applications that provide useful bits of functionality while also bringing fun back to the development process.

Tracking Orcas

The new Visual Studio preview offers functionality with LINQ, AJAX and .NET Framework 3.5.

Ruby Rising

SapphireSteel Software, Microsoft among others, show growing interest in Ruby's relationship to Visual Studio, .NET

It's All in the Cache

There are advantages and disadvantages to today's application-tier caching techniques. Consider your data caching options for improving data-intensive application performance.

Microsoft Delivers VS2005-Vista Fixes

Visual Studio 2005 SP! Update targets Vista developers.

Running on All Cores

The 1-2-3s of threading your apps for Windows.

Micro Framework-WPF/E Debut

Microsoft recently released one software developer kit (SDK) aimed at strengthening its mobile devices message, and just shipped a preview version of a second component of its strategy.

Turbo C# 2006: Create Model Apps With C# Alternative

Check out this alternative IDE for building applications on the .NET Framework using the C# programming language.

Product Listings: Cizer.Net Reporting 4.0 Developer Edition, More

Learn about the latest and greatest products available from vendors that provide tools and services for Visual Studio .NET.

CorgentDiagram2.5 for .NET: Automate Diagrams

CorgentDiagram is a high-end package for designing, programming and hosting charts and diagrams in Windows or Web applications.

Straighten Out Your Strings

Get better performance and productivity by relying on .NET's native string handling capabilities.

Are You a Visual Studio All Star?

VSM wants to find the rock star developers in our community and write about them. Do you have what it takes to be a Visual Studio All Star?

Sharp Words with Microsoft's Erik Meijer

The architect for the Microsoft SQL Server Group is interviewed about the various research Sharp languages and their impact on future software development and programming.

Look Sharp

How C#, F# and other experimental programming languages are driving next-generation development.

Lattix LDM Tracks Your Architecture

Lattix LDM 3.0 solution goes beyond Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagramming.

Drilldown on WSE 3.0

Take advantage of WSE 3.0 to set up Web service authentication with a username and password using only one server certificate.

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