.NET Framework


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.

Microsoft Re-Installs Visual Studio Installer

The installer was removed after Visual Studio 2010, and led to an outcry among developers.

Making Complex Types Useful with Entity Framework 6 Custom Configurations

Complex Types let you reuse structures in your database design. But unless you've been very lucky around the names in your database, you probably couldn't use Complex Types -- until Entity Framework 6, that is.

Structuring and Loading TypeScript Modules

TypeScript provides native support both for organizing your application's client-side code into a set of modules, and for freeing you from having to manage the resulting script tags.

Microsoft Is Not Killing Off TFS for Git

The company officially responds to a social media storm of worry.

Microsoft Updates Python Tools for Visual Studio

The first update in more than a year includes support for new Web frameworks.

Async Processing in EF6 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

The latest version of Entity Framework makes it easier to write asynchronous code. Here's how to write that code, and more important, where you'll actually find it useful.

At Build, Microsoft's New Execs Take the Lead

Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie usher in a new era of openness and sharper vision.

Microsoft Publishes Node.js Tools for Visual Studio

The tools are open source and include debugging support.

TypeScript Hits 1.0 Milestone

It's available as part of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, and as a standalone download.

Visual Studio Online Reaches General Availability

It's free for up to five users.

Microsoft Makes 'Roslyn' Compiler Open Source

Also announced was a new interop organization called The .NET Foundation.

Microsoft Promises C++ Power, C# Dev Efficiency With .NET Native

The developer preview was released yesterday.

Team Foundation Server Update 2 Released

Unlike Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, TFS isn't a release candidate.

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