.NET Framework


Why Visual Studio Express Won't Allow Extensions

One Microsoft employee calls it a "business decision" -- and a bad one at that.

25+ Tools for Cross-Platform Code Editing and Collaboration

A cornucopia of code editing and collaboration software that lets you use the same familiar tools no matter what computer you're working on.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 1: Cleaning Up

Take control of your application's behavior and move toward dependency injection by refactoring your existing code.

Implementing Binary JSON in ASP.NET Web API 2.1

Visual Studio 2013 came with a new version of Web API. The Web API 2.1 update includes a host of new features, including support for Binary JSON. Learn how to leverage BSON by building a Web API 2.1 service.

TypeScript Updated to 1.0.1

Many developers are unhappy that future releases won't be supported on Visual Studio 2012 and earlier.

How To Build a Backbone Application with TypeScript, Part 1: Getting Started

Backbone is a popular library for creating MVC/MVVM-like applications in your client. Here's an introduction to Backbone and some best practices for creating a Single-Page Application with TypeScript.

TFS to Visual Studio Online Migration Tool Released

Data from TFS versions as far back as 2010 can be transferred.

New API Released for Visual Studio Online

The API integrates many third-party tools and cloud-based services using standard Web technologies.

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

ASP.NET vNEXT, Apache Cordova tooling also announced.

Hollis: For Developers, 'One Size Fits All' Doesn't Fit

Giving a keynote presentation at the VSLive! conference this week, noted speaker Billy Hollis decried the "fixation" on unit testing, among other topics.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: How the Cloud Improves ALM

Microsoft's Craig Kitterman demonstrated cloud-based load testing and monitoring for applications.

Microsoft Updates .NET Framework to 4.5.2

Better debugging, support for Async are among the highlights.

Separating the UI Code from the Business Code: What's Reasonable?

Peter Vogel moves a Windows Form to a modern design pattern, which forces him to think about how his code should be divided up among his classes. In the end, he comes up with some rules for making those decisions.

Windows Phone 8.1: A Giant Leap Forward for Convergence

It may look like a simple point upgrade, but it isn't. Examine more closely, and you'll see why the latest iteration of Windows Phone is a big deal.

Some Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 Installs Crashing

The problem appears to be related to the location of the setup executable.

Adobe Releases PhoneGap Developer App

Soon, devs will even be able to build a Windows Phone app on OS X.

Microsoft Updates .NET Framework Repair Tool

Previous versions only covered up to .NET Framework 3.5.

Calling Stored Procedures from Entity Framework

Even in a Code First environment, you can call a stored procedure from a DbContext object. But it's a lot easier if you use the visual designer.

Using OAuth, Twitter and Async To Display Data

Connect to Twitter from a mobile application using OAuth with the Xamarin.Auth library, along with Joe Mayo's LINQ To Twitter library.

Source Code Control with Git and Mercurial

Resources for using the popular distributed source code control and collaboration tools Git and Mercurial on Windows.

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