.NET Framework


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.

Xamarin How-To: Controls for Navigating Between Screens in iOS

Wally walks you through the two controls you can use to easily navigate your iOS apps.

New 'Sprint' of Visual Studio Online Adds Functionality

The Visual Studio Online site is also experiencing growing pains.

Integrating the Client and the Server with TypeScript

Peter walks through a simple Web page that retrieves and updates data on the server to summarize his best practices for creating the client-side portion of an ASP.NET application.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Now Available

Update 2 is not far behind, either.

Visual Studio Online: What It Is, and Why You Should Care

The introduction of Visual Studio Online doesn't mean the end of Team Foundation Server, but it does change the way Microsoft does application lifecycle management.

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