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Tighten up Your Visual Basic Code with Lambda Expressions

See how lambda expressions enhance a common programming scenario.

Does Windows 8 Have Staying Power?

Microsoft has had a number of game-changing (for both better and worse) OSes over its long history. In which category will Windows 8 fit?

Git Involved in Open Source

Developers are contributing to more than a million projects on GitHub -- why aren't you?

Microsoft's Surface Endgame

Does the Surface tablet prove that Microsoft's an OEM traitor, or that it finally understands the threat from mobile computing?

Managing WPF and Prism Modules

Windows Presentation Foundation with Prism and Unity makes assembling applications at runtime from loosely coupled Modules easy -- provided you don't have competing Modules and don't need to communicate between them. Here's how to solve those two problems.

Better Windows Phone Web Browsing

Learn how to automate the WebBrowser control to display and customize the way Web content appears in your Windows Phone application.

Advanced Live Tiles, Part 3: Lock Screens

How to use lock screen badge and tile notifications in your Windows 8 application.

Integrating Services into a WPF Composable Application

There are two strategies that you can follow in pulling together the modules that make up your WPF composable application: Central Control and Distributed Control. Here’s how to implement both of them.

Disabling Design Time Data in a Windows Phone Application

How to disable Expression Blend design time data at runtime.

A Live Tiles Tutorial

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.

TFS Heads to the Clouds

Team Foundation Service takes what's good about TFS and cloud-enables it.

The Builder Pattern in .NET

How to separate complex object construction from its representation using the Builder design pattern in C#.

What .NET Developers Must Know about C++ Classes

C++ does things differently than C# or Visual Basic, especially when it comes to class construction. Take this tour to learn about the differences.

Working with Design and Runtime Data for Windows Phone

In part one of this series, Nick Randolph discusses the use of Expression Blend design-time data in Windows Phone applications.

Background Services in Mono for Android

Learn how to create background services by building a simple music player.

Adding Business Services in WPF with Prism and Unity

WPF with Prism and Unity allow you to create loosely-coupled applications that assemble themselves at run time. Here's how Prism and Unity allow you to dynamically integrate business logic into your application.

To Fund or Not To Fund

Many startups don't need funding; but if yours does, do your homework.

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?

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