Visual Studio 2013's new CodeLens feature provides a wide variety of information to the developer, all while never leaving the code editing window.
- By Mickey Gousset
64-bit Edit and Continue is the key feature addition.
Microsoft adds a libraries feed that is as fully supported as the .NET Framework.
Use custom-built .NET 4.0 classes to connect an application to a SQL Server 2012 database.
- By Frank Solomon
Developers with Windows 8.1 apps in the Windows Store get "preferential treatment".
Team Foundation Server 2013 is also part of the package.
Yes, sometimes you need sophisticated libraries that handle HTTP requests asynchronously, but in other situations that can be overkill. An old Internet Explorer API may have a solution.
The libraries are also included in the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2013.
The Adapter Pattern allows incompatible interfaces to communicate. Learn how it works by building an application that calculates prime numbers.
Your guide to all aspects of how Xamarin has implemented .NET 4.5/C# 5's support for asynch operations in Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
- By Wallace McClure
More than 400 products were voted on, to find the best.
It's the last upgrade before Visual Studio 2013 hits the streets.
From project templates to themes to testing to authentication and much more, Nick Randolph looks at some of the tools, technologies and techniques you'll need if you want to become a professional Windows Phone developer.
- By Nick Randolph
The JIT compiler will also be the new codebase for future compilers across platforms.
Creating a Windows Service is trivial using Topshelf, a freely-available library that converts a console application to a Windows Service. In this article, you'll create a simple notification app and integrate Topshelf.
- By Ondrej Balas
Peter starts integrating a TypeScript client-side object with a server-side Web API service. Along the way, he looks at method overloading (not good), making JSON calls (good), testing asynchronous methods in Visual Studio (mostly good) and being a "TypeScript programmer."
Create a Windows Store app that consumes a Web API service.
Think of a Team Room as a collaborative chat workspace that records everything that happens on your team. In addition to being a real-time chat room, it also integrates with TFS to display data and interactions.
- By Mickey Gousset
A special upgrade price for Visual Studio 2013 Professional saves $200 over regular upgrade price.
New Monitoring Agent uses IntelliTrace capabilities.