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Richer UI Design with PowerPoint Storyboarding

PowerPoint Storyboarding, a new feature of Visual Studio 11, brings new dimensions to UI design.

Reader Feedback: Flash of Uninitialized JavaScript UI

Visual Studio Magazine Tools Editor Peter Vogel wanted to avoid the raw, uninitialized HTML/HTML5 that users sometimes see in their browsers before JavaScript properly arranges things.

The Impact from Windows 8, in 2012 and Beyond

Time is causing Windows to evolve, but those changes offer new opportunities for app developers.

Test Driving a JavaScript MVC Framework

Peter looks at Knockout, one of the MVC environments for writing client-side JavaScript, and wonders if we're on the wrong path.

Build Execution in Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation Server has a variety of ways to queue and execute your builds. Here's what you need to know.

Better Debugging With Mono

The latest Android SDK provides an emulator with improved debugging capabilities. Mono for Android developers will appreciate the upgrades.

Why Mono for Android?

A new column on developing Android apps with the .NET Framework debuts. Here's the reason it exists, and a bit about the authors.

The .NET Command Pattern, Part 2

How to implement an undo/redo system using the Command pattern in the .NET Framework.

Page Navigation with Windows Phone and Windows 8

Nick Randolph continues to look at building applications across both Windows Phone and Windows 8, this time focusing on the navigation model.

Hidden Improvements in Visual Basic 11

Visual Basic 11 contains many enhancements you may not have noticed.

Keeping Your Agile Team Safe

Agile processes should encourage your developers to work better -- not be looking over their shoulders.

Converting Windows Phone to Windows 8

Migrating a photo-sharing Windows Phone application to run under Windows 8.

Creating a Build Definition in TFS

A build definition describes the details of what your build is supposed to do, and when it's supposed to do it.

Entity Framework Code-First Migrations

Code First Migrations allow for database changes to be implemented all through code. Through the use of Package Manager Console (PMC), commands can be used to scaffold database changes.

The Command Pattern in .NET

In Part 1 of this series, Eric Vogel walks you through a software design pattern that is commonly used to handle UI interactions.

Adding Client-Side Validation in ASP.NET MVC 3

By having your Data Annotations implement the IClientValidatable interface, you can make it easy for developers to integrate your client-side validation into your Views.

Write Faster Code by Adding VIM to Visual Studio

VIM is a text editor with a Visual Studio extension. Its time-saving power is well worth the learning curve.

Using Aspect-Oriented Programming to Initialize and Connect WPF Commands

See how a simple interceptor can help reduce the amount of coding needed to initialize your Windows Presentation Foundation ICommand properties.

Integrating Validation with the Entity Framework

Validation should begin as close to your database as possible: in your Entity Framework entities. Here's how you can integrate validation code into both the entities the Entity Framework generates and the ones you write.

The Business of Pricing Your Product

Figuring out how much to charge for your product is surprisingly challenging. Arm yourself with knowledge of basic pricing options, then make your best guess about what price will bring you the most profit.

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