Peter Vogel returns to creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) router that loosely couple services with their clients. But this time he uses XML to configure his router rather than doing it in code.
A new IDE, Xamarin Studio, is also part of the release.
- By Katrina Carrasco
Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.
MindFusion.Scheduling for WPF can help you create a variety of calendar and time-management apps, if you don't mind writing a little code.
Save yourself some work by using templates in Visual Studio.
Peter returns to the ASP.NET Web API in Visual Studio 2012 to use it with ASP.NET. And this time, he's moving complete objects from the client up to the server in an HTTP POST.
The major challenge when working with permutations is that the factorial function gets very, very large very, very quickly. The BigInteger data type was introduced in the .NET Framework 4.0; it enables the writing of effective permutation code.
- By James McCaffrey
The Silverlight 5 PivotViewer allows you to create unique and interactive data visualizations for your users. Find out how to effectively use this technology and incorporate semantic zoom into your data collections.
- By Tony Champion
Aspect-oriented programming has the potential to help every developer write higher-quality code in less time. Here's how to declaratively apply custom methods implementing common functionality to your code.
Visual Basic and C# developers can eliminate repetition by customizing the project and item templates in Visual Studio.
In addition, kanban support has been added for workflow control.
If your app requires the creation and manipulation of combinations of objects, the BigInteger structure in the Microsoft .NET Framework can offer huge advantages to combination functions.
- By James McCaffrey
Learn how to automate the WebBrowser control to display and customize the way Web content appears in your Windows Phone application.
- By Nick Randolph
Live Tiles are images that update a pinned tile (icon) on the start screen of Windows Phone. They're used to offer updates to a user browsing the start screen, without having to open the application completely.
The latest version of Mono for Android includes a long-awaited design surface. Learn how it works.
- By Wallace McClure
ASP.NET Web API allows you to write a service once and provide different output formats with little effort on the developer's side.
- By Michael Crump
Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Phone is slated for release with the next version of Windows Phone, the company announced on Friday.
- By Kathleen Richards
Microsoft hears its developers, and colorizes the monochrome look of Visual Studio 11 beta.