A primer on how to update objects, including adds and deletes, in the Entity Framework.
The new Windows Runtime integrates beautifully with the .NET Framework. Building this app will demonstrate just how well.
The "Mango" update to Windows Phone 7 includes LINQ to SQL abilities. Use them while building a movie review app.
- By Nick Randolph
If you want to call a service you can—but the service can't call you back. WebSockets offers the potential for real, two way communications -- and it's as simple as calling a Web Service.
Chocolatey is a powerful installation program for open-source software.
Rather than try to ensure that he's getting the right config file for his production and test systems, Peter Vogel lets the application configure itself, using the Managed Extensibility Framework to enable automatic selection of the right connection string
CLR functions that perform string manipulation and substring extraction perform very well in SQL Server.
The ASP.NET DataViews are powerful tools when coupled with a DataSource. But you can skip the DataSource and use the DataViews to handle displaying and updating any collection of objects you want, with a few lines of code.
Learn MVVM fundamentals by building this simple Twitter app.
Why was F# invented? What are its best -- and worst -- uses?
Use Inversion of Control to decouple views and viewmodels in WPF.
- By Patrick Steele
If you start "thinking in LINQ" you'll get more done with less code, and what you write will be simpler than using SQL.
Visual Studio readers sound off on HTML5; some love it, others, well...
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
Henry was the TAXCALC king. But his coding skills were positively peasant-like.
SQL Azure has become a major pillar in Microsoft's cloud-based strategy.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Windows 8 has great built-in animations, which can draw users deeper into your app.
Mickey Gousset dives into modifying the states and transitions of a work item.
- By Mickey Gousset
Reading the Visual Basic language specifications may sound boring, but it actually reveals important information for developers.
The number of built-in Activities that you can use to create a service that handles a long running service is small. Fortunately, it's easy to add additional Activities that wrap up business logic.