.NET Framework


Implementing a Fluent Interface

Here's how to implement a fluent API for a single class that supports the goals of fluent interfaces.

Visual Studio 2013 Already Set for Update 1

The update was driven by the need to make VS 2013 compatible with pre-10 versions of Internet Explorer

8 New Things To Check Out in Visual Studio 2013

From Peek Definitions to scroll bar customization, here are eight of the most helpful features you'll want to explore in Visual Studio 2013.

The Template Method Pattern in the .NET Framework

Learn how to process CSV files using the Template Method Pattern in a sample C# application.

TypeScript 0.9.5 Released

It's the last version before the release candidate of the full 1.0 version comes out.

Writing User Manuals: Get Someone Else To Do It (Seriously!)

Just because you've created an application, it may not need a user manual, guide or help system. And, even when your application does need that kind of support, you should -- at all costs -- avoid writing it.

Virtual Reality in the .NET Framework, Part 2

Last time, Eric Vogel provided an overview of the Oculus Rift VR headset. In Part 2, he starts building a game with it.

Visual Studio 2013 Steps Up Big Time

Visual Studio 2013 ramps up the expectations of what Microsoft can do when it works as a cohesive team, instead of competing business units.

How To Use SignalR in iOS and Android Apps

SignalR is well-known by .NET developers as a way to handle communications. Find out what it can do in your iOS and Android apps, too.

Collaborative Commenting with TFS 2013's Lightweight Code Comments

Team Foundation Server 2013's lightweight code comments could change the way your team collaborates.

Particle Swarm Optimization Using C#

Particle swarm optimization isn't usually seen as the first-choice technique for training a neural network but, as James McCaffrey demonstrates, it's a useful alternative.

When To Build Fluent Interfaces for Re-Use and Clarity

Fluent methods are a hot design idea and they can improve the readability of your code. However, they only make sense in specific scenarios. Here are some criteria to help you decide if you should be creating a fluent interface, and some design guidelines for when you do.

Handling Record Contention in Code-First Entity Framework

Peter returns to the topic of managing multiple users accessing the same row in a table using Entity Framework, but this time using code-first development. There are some unexpected issues to deal with.

DevExpress Updates .NET Development Tools for Windows 8.1, Visual Studio 2013

An updated Windows 8.1 API created opportunities for new tools.

Hooking ASP.NET Apps into SQL Server 2012

Use custom-built .NET Framework 4.0 classes to connect an ASP.NET Web application to a SQL Server 2012 database.

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Online

At its official Visual Studio 2013 launch today, Redmond moved its flagship integrated development environment further into Windows Azure.

Applying the Range-for Statement in C++

Want to iterate through a sequence with C++11? If so, the easiest way will be to use the range-for statement – Kenny Kerr shows you how.

The Bridge Pattern in the .NET Framework

Learn how to implement the Bridge Pattern in .NET by building a Windows Store radio application.

Snazz Up Your MVC Apps with Twitter Bootstrap: A Get-Started Guide

Creating Web applications with a consistent interface can be time-consuming. Using Twitter Bootstrap, you can quickly scaffold out nice-looking Web applications. Here's how.

Creating Useful Naming Conventions: Technical Considerations

Naming conventions are obviously a good thing, right? Not necessarily -- and only if you understand the problem they solve.

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