.NET Framework


Introducing: Practical JavaScript

In the first installment of Practical JavaScript, Peter Vogel describes how a client-side skeptic evolved into a JavaScript fan thanks to several tools and a book. He also shares why he's concerned about TypeScript and where he's going to take this .NET-oriented JavaScript column over the next few months.

iOS Development with Xamarin.iOS and Visual Studio

Xamarin, which specializes in building tools that let developers build mobile apps in C#, has taken that idea one step further with Xamarin.iOS.

Report: 7-Inch Surface Possibly Coming This Year

Microsoft hopes to compete more directly with tablets like the iPad Mini and Kindle Fire.

Unity vs. MEF: Picking the Right Dependency Injection Manager

Peter Vogel compares both of the Microsoft dependency injection managers/inversion of control containers and comes up with a decision tree for picking the correct one.

Essential Reactive Extensions with .NET 4.5 and LINQ

The Rx library utilizes the power of LINQ to make difficult asynchronous problems simple.

Modern Apps or Desktop? The Answer May be Spelled W-E-B

Can Microsoft successfully straddle the fence between Windows desktop and the mobile app age? And what should you do about it?

Building ASP.NET MVC Applications with Syncfusion

Syncfusion Essential Studio for ASP.NET MVC includes more than four-dozen controls, half-a-dozen templates and several utilities, all of them useful. Documentation is lacking, though.

Documenting C++ APIs with Doxygen

Documenting your code is a critical part of development, but too many developers pay too little attention to proper commenting. C++ devs have a tool that can help.

Kendo UI Adds PHP, JSP and Windows 8 Support

The framework is built on top of jQuery.

Work Item Tagging In TFS

Work item tagging allows you to add searchable "keywords" to individual work items in TFS.

Update for Python Tools for Visual Studio Released

Microsoft releases Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.0 alpha.

Build Simple Web UIs with the Nancy Framework

Use the open source Nancy Web framework to expose a Web-based configuration UI for a Windows service.

Shorten Your Backlog: Integrating ASP.NET and SharePoint

Integrating your .NET line-of-business applications with SharePoint is easy to do and allows you to transfer a ton of work from your desk to your users' desks.

Redefining Mobile UIs with ASP.NET

Because the mobile platform has come later in the history of computing, developers have gotten in the habit of redesigning desktop applications for the handheld device. Peter Vogel thinks developers have that backward, and that the UI design process shows the way out.

WebKit and the Render Wars

Microsoft needs to consider adding WebKit to Internet Explorer, or it could suffer painful consequences.

Build Apps for Office with the New Microsoft Tool Suite

Microsoft recently released Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012, a downloadable suite for creating apps for Office and SharePoint.

Using SQL Bulk Insert with the .NET Framework

SQL Bulk Insert has been tuned over the years to work well with the Microsoft .NET Framework. This tutorial shows you how to take advantage of its power.

Configuring WCF Routing Without Code

Peter Vogel returns to creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) router that loosely couple services with their clients. But this time he uses XML to configure his router rather than doing it in code.

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.

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