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Unity vs. MEF: Picking the Right Dependency Injection Manager

Peter Vogel compares both of the Microsoft dependency injection managers/inversion of control containers and comes up with a decision tree for picking the correct one.

Recording Media in a Windows Store App Part 2: Photo Capture

Eric Vogel covers how to capture a photo in a Windows Store App by using the MediaCapture API.

Essential Reactive Extensions with .NET 4.5 and LINQ

The Rx library utilizes the power of LINQ to make difficult asynchronous problems simple.

Modern Apps or Desktop? The Answer May be Spelled W-E-B

Can Microsoft successfully straddle the fence between Windows desktop and the mobile app age? And what should you do about it?

Documenting C++ APIs with Doxygen

Documenting your code is a critical part of development, but too many developers pay too little attention to proper commenting. C++ devs have a tool that can help.

Work Item Tagging In TFS

Work item tagging allows you to add searchable "keywords" to individual work items in TFS.

Recording Media in a Windows Store App, Part 1: Audio

Eric Vogel demonstrates how to use the Windows Runtime MediaCapture API to record audio.

The Windows Runtime Media API

Learn how to play multimedia files with the Windows Runtime media API.

Build Simple Web UIs with the Nancy Framework

Use the open source Nancy Web framework to expose a Web-based configuration UI for a Windows service.

Juice Up Your Android App UI

Make your Android app's design more inviting to users by enhancing things like keyboards and forms, so they'll keep coming back to it.

Shorten Your Backlog: Integrating ASP.NET and SharePoint

Integrating your .NET line-of-business applications with SharePoint is easy to do and allows you to transfer a ton of work from your desk to your users' desks.

Modeling Neuron Behavior in C#

James McCaffrey presents one of the basic building blocks of a neural network.

Redefining Mobile UIs with ASP.NET

Because the mobile platform has come later in the history of computing, developers have gotten in the habit of redesigning desktop applications for the handheld device. Peter Vogel thinks developers have that backward, and that the UI design process shows the way out.

Unit Testing With C++

Unit testing is a fine-grained technique for finding bugs. Here's how to apply it to C++ projects.

WebKit and the Render Wars

Microsoft needs to consider adding WebKit to Internet Explorer, or it could suffer painful consequences.

Build a Windows Store App Using SQLite

No database for your Windows Store app? No problem -- SQLite to the rescue!

Configuring WCF Routing Without Code

Peter Vogel returns to creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) router that loosely couple services with their clients. But this time he uses XML to configure his router rather than doing it in code.

Customize the Windows Phone ToggleButton

Nick Randolph pulls apart the Windows Phone ToggleButton to help you adapt it to the look of your application.

Going Mobile with C++

A survey of the emerging mobile landscape, and how C++ fits in.

Managed Extensibility Framework Improvements in .NET 4.5

One of the most significant updates is the introduction of a convention-based extension model, in which you can configure a set of naming conventions to allow MEF parts to be easily picked up by your application.

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