.NET Framework


TypeScript & Visual Studio 2013: Coming of Age

Visual Studio 2013, with the latest version of TypeScript, gives you the same kind of support you've come to expect when writing code in C# and Visual Basic.

Out To Lunch

Why user requests shouldn't always be granted.

Learning to Use Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Optimization

Evolutionary optimization (EO) is a type of genetic algorithm that can help minimize the error between computed output values and training data target output values. Use this demo program to learn to the method.

Visual Studio 2013 Add-In Allows Code Searching Across Web

With Bing Code Search, Visual Studio developers get context-aware search capabilities from within IntelliSense.

6 Top Tips for Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 has many new features; which ones are the most important? Here are the first six that promise to improve your productivity the greatest (more coming next month!)

Visual Studio Extension Tracks Project History

A new version of the extension adds support to Visual Studio 2012; it originally supported only Visual Studio 2013.

Offloading Work from Your Application with a Queue

Sometimes you can improve your application's response time by shunting some activities to offline processing -- sending an e-mail response, for instance. Here's how to use Microsoft Message Queue (available on both your development and production computers) to simplify the process.

Visual Studio Online Experiences Growing Pains

The developer service has had a number of outages since its introduction last November.

Satya Nadella's To-Do List: A 6-Point Plan

Microsoft needs fixing. Here's a list of the first things the new CEO should consider taking on.

JSON Debugger Added to Visual Studio 2013, Update 2

It allows devs to debug JSON without leaving Visual Studio.

Application Insights Available for Visual Studio Offline Use

The add-in checks a Windows Store app's performance and health.

Windows Embedded Compact Integration with Visual Studio 2013 Announced

The update is supposed to be out this spring.

Creating Custom ASP.NET MVC Filters

ASP.NET MVC filters can be defined once and used in multiple places. Because ASP.NET MVC also provides the ability to create custom filters, it's good practice to learn how to make them and use them in your own projects.

Guthrie Reportedly Tapped to Run Cloud and Enterprise

Former head of the .NET platform is promoted in the wake of Satya Nadella's ascension to CEO.

Regular Expressions, Part 2: Positioning and More

Like riding a bike, knowledge of regular expressions will stay with you forever, allowing you to manipulate text quickly and easily. In this part of the series, Ondrej focuses in on groups, positioning and tools.

First CTP of Visual Studio 2013, Update 2 Is Released

The update comes close on the heels of Update 1, which came out just over two weeks ago.

Microsoft Releases New Event Tracing Packages

The update, available through NuGet, supports older versions of the .NET Framework.

Strategies and Code for Creating Fluent APIs

There are numerous ways to implement a fluent API, depending on the degree of control you want to maintain over the API, how many classes you want to be able to use it with, and how you want to extend your API. Here are your options.

A Matter of Fax

That dinosaur of an office appliance -- the fax machine -- plays an unexpected role in Jason's Web site registration puzzle.

Microsoft Streamlines Windows Store App Certification, Management

Version 5.0 of the app certification requirements is also out.

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