.NET Framework


Xamarin 2.0 Extends Visual Studio Support for Mobile Platforms

A new IDE, Xamarin Studio, is also part of the release.

Managed Extensibility Framework Improvements in .NET 4.5

One of the most significant updates is the introduction of a convention-based extension model, in which you can configure a set of naming conventions to allow MEF parts to be easily picked up by your application.

Unit Testing with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio Ultimate 2012

Mickey Gousset introduces you to unit testing SharePoint 2010 applications using the SharePoint Emulators.

Strategy, State and Role Patterns in .NET

Implementing design patterns in the Microsoft .NET Framework isn't all that hard to do; understanding what each pattern does for you and picking which one to use is the real issue.

Building Android Apps with MVVM and Data Binding

The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern is for more than just Microsoft .NET Framework projects. Find out how to apply it to Android development through its open source counterpart, MvvmCross.

Microsoft Embraces Git in Visual Studio, Team Foundation Service

For the first time, Git support and integration are baked in.

Building a Chat Web App With Signal R, Part 2

Eric Vogel covers how to create a real-time Web data entry form with ASP.NET MVC, KnockOutJS and SignalR.

C++ Generics: Meta-Programming and Variadic Templates

A meta-program is "executed" as the result of template instantiation (therefore, before compiled code is produced). Meta-program results are then compiled and merged into object code, including any back-end optimization.

Building Web Apps with SignalR, Part 1

In the first installment of app-building with SignalR, learn how to build a real-time chat application.

Microsoft's C# Programming Language Chosen Most Popular

The contest was based on the growth in the number of searches from the previous year.

Windows Workflow and Timeouts

Workflows make it easy to do something that's very hard to do in any other development environment: Take action when something doesn't happen. Here's how to protect yourself when something's isn't happening in your Windows Workflows.

2013 .NET Developer Salary Survey

Our second annual salary survey indicates that experience pays off for Microsoft software professionals.

.NET Framework 4.5 Multi-Threaded Globalization

Eric Vogel shows you how to use the CultureInfo API in .NET Framework 4.5 to simplify localization in a multi-threaded application.

.NET Developers Still Doing Well, Survey Says

Developers continue to show gains in salary and have better job security than most others, according to Visual Studio Magazine's second-annual salary survey.

Leveling Up Agile Requirements

Not only does backlog management impact product architecture, but full adoption of Experience Leveling can also enable faster time-to-production, higher quality, and better user experience.

The User Interface Design Process

There's a well understood UI design process that you can use to get to the "right" UI for your application. And it starts by inventing people.

Integrating SharePoint Web Parts: Providers, Filters and More

Creating connectable Web Parts is a good thing for you and your users -- and the default interfaces that come with SharePoint form the architecture you should use to create those Web Parts.

Data Platform Innovation, Without Disruption

What's next on the data frontier? Microsoft will take us into the world of in-memory transactional databases and big data. And if you know how to write code and queries against SQL Server, then you already have the necessary skills to play there.

Product Review: Generating Documents with DynamicPDF for .NET

A useful set of tools for creating PDF documents dynamically from code.

Reader Feedback: Dev Disasters, Extend Classes

We rounded up readers' development misadventures for the December 2012 cover story, "Dev Disasters -- Why They Happen, How to Overcome Them".

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