.NET Framework


Visual Studio Online's Worst-Ever Week Continues

This time, it's an issue with new Git projects.

Visual Studio Online Suffers Another Outage

The repair team says it's rolling back recent updates to mitigate the problem.

How To Manage Asynchronous Tasks Using the Task Object

You want the responsiveness that asynchronous programming in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 provides, but also need your asynchronous methods to work with other code in your application. Here's how the Task object answers all of your problems.

Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Hits RC Milestone

The latest version includes both fixes and upgrades.

How To Refactor For Dependency Injection, Part 4: Configuration Changes

Ondrej Balas continues his series on refactoring code for dependency injection, looking at patterns and strategies for changing application behavior after it has already been compiled.

.NET 4 Versions End of Life Here Before Devs Know It

.NET vNext isn't here just yet, but Microsoft wants developers to move on to .NET Framework 4.5.2 as soon as possible, with support for versions 4 up to 4.5.1 ending mid-January 2016.

Leveraging Interfaces and Extension Methods To Extend Your Classes

Extension methods provide a great way for extending a class functionality -- but it's interfaces that let you use those methods anywhere you want.

Office 365 API Tools Summer Update in Preview

"Summer update" comes with improved URL support, message logging, and authentication.

Semantic Code Highlighting

We often take syntax highlighting for granted -- it just makes code so much more readable that it's become hard to live without. I'll take a look at a little history behind it and some new developments that might make code coloring even more useful.

Windows Phone and Windows 8.x: Designing Once for Both with XAML

How to define common XAML resources to improve the consistency of your applications.

Windows Phone SDK 8.1 Update Adds Emulators for VS 2013 U2

In related news, also released is another CTP for an extension for developing apps with the Apache Cordova platform.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Rolls Up New Features, Bug Fixes

Also released today: Azure SDK 2.4 for .NET.

XSD 4 Supports C++ 11

Version 4 of the XML Schema-to-C++ compiler now supports Visual Studio versions 2012 and 2013.

Mulesoft AnyPoint Gets Native with .NET

New version of middleware integration platform integrates directly with .NET-written or -supported applications.

Retrieving Data with Backbone and TypeScript

Peter creates an AJAX-enabled application using TypeScript with Backbone that talks to a Web API service. He also upgrades to the latest version of Backbone TypeScript support, causing several things to break -- but it does result in better, simpler code.

Kinect for Windows SDK Preview in Motion

Now that Kinect for Windows 2.0 devices have shipped, a preview of the software development kit is available for more than game developers.

As Azure Summits Competitive Mountain, Will .NET Devs Take a Longer Look?

Microsoft Azure has caught up with AWS in many areas. In a couple of others, it's actually pulled ahead.

VS Offline? Mid-Month Outage, Explained

An explanation of the Visual Studio Online outage that occurred July 18 was simply Azure SQL Database slowness, but it was a bit more than that.

SyntaxTree Buy Results in Visual Studio Tools for Unity 1.9

A mere month later, Microsoft's point release of the Unity gaming platform add-on comes mainly with debugging improvements.

Azure Mobile Services .NET Adds CORS Support, Better Authentication

Support for cross-origin resource sharing now built in via the ASP.NET Web API.

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