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How to use lock screen badge and tile notifications in your Windows 8 application.
Live Tiles are images that update a pinned tile (icon) on the start screen of Windows Phone. They're used to offer updates to a user browsing the start screen, without having to open the application completely.
How to separate complex object construction from its representation using the Builder design pattern in C#.
Microsoft has cooked up a feast of value-added big data cloud apps featuring Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and Pig, as well as free apps and utilities for numerical analysis, publishing data sets, data encryption, uploading files to SQL Azure and blobs.
- By Roger Jennings
Accessing a customer relationship management system with a custom .NET application can add important functionality.
In part 1 of his series on advanced live tiles, Eric Vogel shows you how to add secondary tiles to your Windows 8 Metro style applications.
ASP.NET Web API allows you to write a service once and provide different output formats with little effort on the developer's side.
This tutorial demonstrates how to give users more power with the ability to customize live tiles in Metro style apps.
Use the Microsoft Sync Framework to synchronize data changes between SQL Server 2008 Standard, SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5.
On VB columnist Joe Kunk shows you how to create and extract "almost" .ZIP files in .NET Framework 4 and standard .ZIP files in .NET Framework 4.5.
Eric Vogel shows you how to simplify the consumption of your API by adding a fluent interface design.
Multimedia is expected in today's mobile applications, and the fun isn't only for smartphone and tablet users. Mono for Android, based on the Mono project's open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET Framework, can help you take advantage of Android Camera APIs in Visual Studio.
- By Wallace McClure
How to implement an undo/redo system using the Command pattern in the .NET Framework.
Code First Migrations allow for database changes to be implemented all through code. Through the use of Package Manager Console (PMC), commands can be used to scaffold database changes.
In Part 1 of this series, Eric Vogel walks you through a software design pattern that is commonly used to handle UI interactions.