.NET Framework


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".

Using MEF in a Windows Store App

Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.

C++ Templates: Not a General Case of Generics

Diego Dagum provides an overview of C++ templates, and how its generics differ from C# and Java.

Implementing the Default SharePoint Interfaces with Lists

Peter returns to creating a provider WebPart, but this time passes SharePoint list data from one WebPart to another.

Generating .NET POCO Classes for SQL Query Results

A free tool to reduce coding for developers who like to surface T-SQL database recordsets in a simple collection of customized POCO objects.

Passing Selected Data Between WebParts in SharePoint

The IWebPartParameters interface provides a flexible way for one WebPart to select the data it wants from another WebPart. And, since implementing that interface doesn't require much code, you should consider using it on all your WebParts.

Dev Disasters -- Why They Happen, How to Overcome Them

Learn lessons about your own code through the errors committed by other developers.

Microsoft Loses Top C # Developer

Eric Lippert was a key part of the Roslyn compiler-as-a-service project.

Automated UI Testing with Visual Studio 2012

Learn how to effectively create UI automation tests that verify whether a Windows application is performing as expected.

10 Things Silverlight Devs Need to Know About the Windows Runtime

Every Silverlight developer needs to know these differences between Silverlight and the Windows Runtime before starting on a WinRT app.

Product Review: Telerik RadControls for Windows 8

The first native Windows 8 controls suite for creating Windows Store apps fills key gaps in the Visual Studio XAML and HTML5/JavaScript toolbox.

SharePoint Web Part Default Interfaces

Because SharePoint lists are automatically turned into connectable Web Parts, you can integrate your own Web Parts with any existing SharePoint list by implementing the default interfaces provided by SharePoint.

BUILD Sets the Windows 8 Table

The Build event last year was really just a sneak-peek of this year’s show; the promise of Windows 8, hinted at then, became the reality of Windows 8 now.

Reader Feedback: The C# Priority Queue

Readers share opinions about Priority Queues and the Surface tablet.

Will Big Data Be Big with Developers?

.NET developers are database developers. Whether using ADO.NET, the Entity Framework or data binding, .NET devs work with transactional data as a matter of course.

Integrate Windows Phone 8 Functionality Into Windows Phone 7 Apps

How to use the new Windows Phone 8 SDK to build applications across both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.

.NET 4.5 TypeInfo Reflection

The .NET 4.5 Framework includes some changes to the typical reflection use cases. Most importantly, the Type object has been split into two separate classes: Type and TypeInfo. Find out how and when to use each.

Improving C++ Encapsulation with the Pimpl Idiom

.NET and Java developers are perplexed about the indiscreet way C++ discloses private class details. Pimpl (pointer-to-implementation) solves this problem by keeping secrets hidden from peepers.

A Lap Around the Windows Phone 8 SDK

Nick Randolph looks at the tools that make up the new Windows Phone 8 SDK.

Exploratory Testing in TFS 2012

Learn how Visual Studio 2012 makes exploratory testing quick and easy.

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