Here's how to implement a fluent API for a single class that supports the goals of fluent interfaces.
The update was driven by the need to make VS 2013 compatible with pre-10 versions of Internet Explorer
From Peek Definitions to scroll bar customization, here are eight of the most helpful features you'll want to explore in Visual Studio 2013.
- By Ondrej Balas
Learn how to process CSV files using the Template Method Pattern in a sample C# application.
It's the last version before the release candidate of the full 1.0 version comes out.
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.
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 ramps up the expectations of what Microsoft can do when it works as a cohesive team, instead of competing business units.
- By Andrew J. Brust
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.
- By Greg Shackles
Team Foundation Server 2013's lightweight code comments could change the way your team collaborates.
- By Mickey Gousset
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.
- By James McCaffrey
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.
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.
An updated Windows 8.1 API created opportunities for new tools.
Use custom-built .NET Framework 4.0 classes to connect an ASP.NET Web application to a SQL Server 2012 database.
- By Frank Solomon
At its official Visual Studio 2013 launch today, Redmond moved its flagship integrated development environment further into Windows Azure.
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.
Learn how to implement the Bridge Pattern in .NET by building a Windows Store radio application.
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.
- By Ondrej Balas
Naming conventions are obviously a good thing, right? Not necessarily -- and only if you understand the problem they solve.