.NET Framework


Visual Studio App Installer Updated

Many devs still miss the Microsoft-built installer included with Visual Studio 2010 and earlier versions.

The Observer Pattern in .NET

The Observer Pattern is the foundation of Model View Controller (MVC) development. In this article, you'll learn how to use it by building a simple email application.

Security Considerations and Best Practices for WCF 4 Apps

The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) framework can be vulnerable to phishing and other attacks. Learn how to protect it with these tactics.

TypeScript Gets Faster, Adds Language Support with Update

The latest version fixes a compiler slowdown caused by the last version.

Windows 8 Contracts and Extensions: Search

Don't re-invent the wheel when building your Windows 8 apps. Instead, save coding time by using (and customizing) the Search contract to add this critical piece of functionality.

Using the C++ Spell Checking API

Learn how to add spell checking to your applications.

Windows Azure 2.1 SDK Supports Visual Studio 2013

The SDK also includes a virtual machine with a built-in VS 2013 instance.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 Announced

The release aims to smooth the migration path to Visual Studio 2013.

No Comment: Why Commenting Code Is Still a Bad Idea

Peter Vogel responds to the furor about his contention that developers do too much code commenting. He says that documenting code, while it may be necessary, isn't valuable.

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio Tools for Git

A more recent version of the tools will be included in the VS 2013 RTM.

Salesforce.com Targets C# and .NET Developers for Mobile Apps with New Xamarin Pack

Currently, there is no plan to support WinRT development, although the company says it will consider it if demand is there.

Step-By-Step Test-Driven-Development with Visual Studio 2012: Part 1

Test-driven development has been enhanced with Visual Studio 2012; learn how to use this powerful tool by building a class library for math functions.

Architecting Code in the Presentation Layer

Building your applications so that each part does just one job well makes everything easier. Peter Vogel applies that approach to a Windows Forms app and, in addition to getting it to work, creates a more responsive application.

Amazon Expands Its Windows Cloud Support

Updates to the Amazon .NET SDK target Windows workloads.

Async Actions in ASP.NET MVC 4

Learn how to use asynchronous controller actions in ASP.NET MVC 4 by building a simple Contacts Manager app.

MSBuild Split Off from .NET Framework

It's also being packaged as part of a separate product.

Microsoft Adopts Agile Cadence for Windows 8.1 Updates

The new schedule parallels what Redmond had started with Visual Studio 2012 updates.

Mapping and Location with Mono for Android

Google has replaced MapView with MapFragment for adding mapping and location in Android. Learn what the new API can do, and how to use it.

The Chain of Responsibility Pattern in .NET

Chain of Responsibility decouples the sender of a request from the receiver by allowing one or many handler objects to handle the request.

Unify Your Visual Studio Experience

The Visual Studio 2013 Preview introduces a synchronized settings feature.

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