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.
Connect to Twitter from a mobile application using OAuth with the Xamarin.Auth library, along with Joe Mayo's LINQ To Twitter library.
- By Wallace McClure
Resources for using the popular distributed source code control and collaboration tools Git and Mercurial on Windows.
- By Terrence Dorsey
The installer was removed after Visual Studio 2010, and led to an outcry among developers.
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.
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.
The company officially responds to a social media storm of worry.
The first update in more than a year includes support for new Web frameworks.
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.
Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie usher in a new era of openness and sharper vision.
- By Andrew J. Brust
The tools are open source and include debugging support.
It's free for up to five users.
It's available as part of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, and as a standalone download.
Also announced was a new interop organization called The .NET Foundation.
The developer preview was released yesterday.
Unlike Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, TFS isn't a release candidate.
Release Candidate 2 of Visual Studio 2013 also announced.
The latest version of the technology works fine with the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010. Here's some of what's new (along with how to move your applications to EF6).
A new version of the .NET Compact Framework was also released.
They may not be sexy, but package managers are an integral part of every developer's work -- using the right ones can make you more productive. Read on to find out what -- and where -- they are.
- By Terrence Dorsey