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.
There's no way to tell just by looking at a list whether the list supports multiple or single selections.
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.
Microsoft has cooked up a feast of value-added big data cloud apps featuring Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and Pig, as well as free apps and utilities for numerical analysis, publishing data sets, data encryption, uploading files to SQL Azure and blobs.
- By Roger Jennings
"Metro" is the term for apps running on Windows 8/ARM. But what does it mean in terms of design?
- By Mark Michaelis
Accessing a customer relationship management system with a custom .NET application can add important functionality.
The Gizmox Enterprise Mobile development package is a clever -- perhaps brilliant -- hack that lets you create mobile Web-based applications in a Windows Forms-like IDE.
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#.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
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.
The latest version of Mono for Android includes a long-awaited design surface. Learn how it works.
- By Wallace McClure
How to schedule live tile and badge updates in a Windows 8 application.
Peter pays a final visit to the WCF 4.5 WebSockets implementation to take advantage of the WebSocketService class and build a service in six lines of code (not counting configuration and client-side code, of course).
At present, the tool only repairs issues with .NET Framework 4.0.
Windows Phone 8, expected later this year, will introduce a development model based on C++/C and DirectX to facilitate code sharing with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
- By Kathleen Richards
Even for C++'s ancestor, C, one of its most valued features was the ability to declare functions as parameters for other functions or procedures
The beta of the Metro tooling, which supports Windows 8 development for the desktop and tablets, is expected sometime this summer.
- By Kathleen Richards
Batched Gated Builds in Visual Studio 2012 TFS improves on the concept of gated builds by allowing you to specify a build definition to build more than one queued build at a time.
- By Mickey Gousset
ASP.NET Web API allows you to write a service once and provide different output formats with little effort on the developer's side.
Other upgrades include cloud services, Windows Server and System Center.
When most people think of location, they assume this information comes from a GPS module. While this is true, Windows Phone also has support for determining location based on cell tower location and WiFi networks.
- By Nick Randolph