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Creating Modularity with WPF, Prism and Unity

If you're building Windows Presentation Foundation applications that will change over time or have some combination of complex workflows, rich user interaction, and significant presentation or business logic, Microsoft recommends that you add Prism and Unity to your toolkit. That's good advice.

3 Things You Need to Learn About CSS Selectors

If you haven't checked out CSS, understanding the most often used core selectors is a good place to start.

Putting Metro Style Design Principles to Work

"Metro" is the term for apps running on Windows 8/ARM. But what does it mean in terms of design?

Build a More Powerful CRM System with Visual Basic .NET Extensions

Accessing a customer relationship management system with a custom .NET application can add important functionality.

Windows Azure: The Loose Ends Come Together

On June 7, Microsoft introduced its revamped Windows Azure cloud computing platform to the world.

Readers Respond: Write Android Apps in C#, Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts

A skunkworks project by Xamarin, the developers of Mono for Android and Mono Touch, machine-translated millions of lines of Java in Android to C#.

Developers as Designers? It Needs to Happen

It's time to stop thinking of "design" as a dirty word, and UI as the sole domain of the folks at the other end of the cubicle farm.

Xamarin Designer for Android

The latest version of Mono for Android includes a long-awaited design surface. Learn how it works.

Windows 8: Advanced Live Tiles, Part 2

How to schedule live tile and badge updates in a Windows 8 application.

Mapping and Location in Windows Phone

Using Windows Phone's Map control and displaying multiple points using data binding.

Building a Simpler WebSockets Service

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).

Using Lambda Expressions for Shorter, More Readable C++ Code

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

Working with Advanced Live Tiles in Windows 8

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

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.

Creating an HTTP Service with ASP.NET Web API

ASP.NET Web API allows you to write a service once and provide different output formats with little effort on the developer's side.

Working with Location in Windows Phone

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.

Building a JavaScript WebSockets Client

Create a JavaScript client that works with a WCF 4.5 WebSockets service to receive continuous, ongoing updates from the service.

Learn the Fun(nel)damentals to Boost Your Business

Every product is sold through a leaky funnel. Learn how that funnel works for your company and how to plug the leaks.

Roaming Options for User Settings in Windows Phone Applications

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.

Enabling User-Updated Live Tiles in Windows 8

This tutorial demonstrates how to give users more power with the ability to customize live tiles in Metro style apps.

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