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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?

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.

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