Peter pays a final visit to the WCF 4.5 WebSockets implementation to take advantage of the WebSocketService class and build a service in six lines of code (not counting configuration and client-side code, of course).
Even for C++'s ancestor, C, one of its most valued features was the ability to declare functions as parameters for other functions or procedures
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.
Batched Gated Builds in Visual Studio 2012 TFS improves on the concept of gated builds by allowing you to specify a build definition to build more than one queued build at a time.
- By Mickey Gousset
ASP.NET Web API allows you to write a service once and provide different output formats with little effort on the developer's side.
When most people think of location, they assume this information comes from a GPS module. While this is true, Windows Phone also has support for determining location based on cell tower location and WiFi networks.
- By Nick Randolph
Every product is sold through a leaky funnel. Learn how that funnel works for your company and how to plug the leaks.
- By Patrick Foley
Integrating with SkyDrive can help your Windows Phone application save a user's settings to the cloud, and retrieve them across multiple devices and platforms.
- By Nick Randolph
This tutorial demonstrates how to give users more power with the ability to customize live tiles in Metro style apps.
Handling exceptions in the Task-Based Asynchronous Pattern has become much easier with the latest version of the Microsoft .NET Framework.
- By Patrick Steele
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.
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Once Windows 8 tablets are available, how will Microsoft overcome the ironically incumbent status of Apple's competing devices?
- By Andrew J. Brust
During a trip to a local retailer, VSM Editor in Chief Keith Ward noticed dramatic improvements in Windows Phone merchandising and the salesperson's knowledge of the latest devices.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
Writing code for the same mobile app across various platforms gets old in a hurry. Fortunately, there are solutions.
- By Wallace McClure
C++ pointers earned a bad reputation for causing memory leaks, but new smart pointers release memory as it stops being referenced.
Peter Vogel continues his exploration of WCF 4.5's support for WebSockets by writing the code to accept data from the client and then return data to the client whenever that data becomes available.