.NET Framework


Using the C++ Spell Checking API

Learn how to add spell checking to your applications.

Windows Azure 2.1 SDK Supports Visual Studio 2013

The SDK also includes a virtual machine with a built-in VS 2013 instance.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 Announced

The release aims to smooth the migration path to Visual Studio 2013.

No Comment: Why Commenting Code Is Still a Bad Idea

Peter Vogel responds to the furor about his contention that developers do too much code commenting. He says that documenting code, while it may be necessary, isn't valuable.

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio Tools for Git

A more recent version of the tools will be included in the VS 2013 RTM.

Salesforce.com Targets C# and .NET Developers for Mobile Apps with New Xamarin Pack

Currently, there is no plan to support WinRT development, although the company says it will consider it if demand is there.

Step-By-Step Test-Driven-Development with Visual Studio 2012: Part 1

Test-driven development has been enhanced with Visual Studio 2012; learn how to use this powerful tool by building a class library for math functions.

Architecting Code in the Presentation Layer

Building your applications so that each part does just one job well makes everything easier. Peter Vogel applies that approach to a Windows Forms app and, in addition to getting it to work, creates a more responsive application.

Amazon Expands Its Windows Cloud Support

Updates to the Amazon .NET SDK target Windows workloads.

Async Actions in ASP.NET MVC 4

Learn how to use asynchronous controller actions in ASP.NET MVC 4 by building a simple Contacts Manager app.

MSBuild Split Off from .NET Framework

It's also being packaged as part of a separate product.

Microsoft Adopts Agile Cadence for Windows 8.1 Updates

The new schedule parallels what Redmond had started with Visual Studio 2012 updates.

Mapping and Location with Mono for Android

Google has replaced MapView with MapFragment for adding mapping and location in Android. Learn what the new API can do, and how to use it.

The Chain of Responsibility Pattern in .NET

Chain of Responsibility decouples the sender of a request from the receiver by allowing one or many handler objects to handle the request.

Unify Your Visual Studio Experience

The Visual Studio 2013 Preview introduces a synchronized settings feature.

Microsoft Completes Purchase of InRelease, Incorporates it into Visual Studio 2013

InRelease automates TFS deployment across multiple environments.

NuGet Inside the Firewall

NuGet extends Visual Studio by simplifying the process of installing and updating third-party libraries and tools. It has limitations in a local private network, however. Here's what you need to know, along with a possible solution.

At Build Conference, Microsoft Presents a Portfolio Play

Microsoft's real value proposition is that it has a super-franchise made up of smaller constituent franchises.

Developers Mostly Positive About Build

Visual Studio 2013 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 are hits, as is the Bing development platform.

Microsoft: Azure More Developer-Friendly Than Ever

The company says more than half of the Fortune 500 is on Azure.

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