Visual Studio 2012


Office 365 Update Schedule Accelerated

Things won't happen as quickly for on-premises versions of Office.

Work Item Tagging In TFS

Work item tagging allows you to add searchable "keywords" to individual work items in TFS.

Build Apps for Office with the New Microsoft Tool Suite

Microsoft recently released Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012, a downloadable suite for creating apps for Office and SharePoint.

Configuring WCF Routing Without Code

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.

Xamarin 2.0 Extends Visual Studio Support for Mobile Platforms

A new IDE, Xamarin Studio, is also part of the release.

Unit Testing with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio Ultimate 2012

Mickey Gousset introduces you to unit testing SharePoint 2010 applications using the SharePoint Emulators.

Using MEF in a Windows Store App

Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.

Automated UI Testing with Visual Studio 2012

Learn how to effectively create UI automation tests that verify whether a Windows application is performing as expected.

Improving C++ Encapsulation with the Pimpl Idiom

.NET and Java developers are perplexed about the indiscreet way C++ discloses private class details. Pimpl (pointer-to-implementation) solves this problem by keeping secrets hidden from peepers.

A Lap Around the Windows Phone 8 SDK

Nick Randolph looks at the tools that make up the new Windows Phone 8 SDK.

Exploratory Testing in TFS 2012

Learn how Visual Studio 2012 makes exploratory testing quick and easy.

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

Should you wait for Service Pack 1? The new Update model is replacing Service Packs, according to Microsoft.

Infragistics' Windows 8 UI Tools Get a Running Start

NetAdvantage for Windows UI offers XAML and HTML/jQuery controls to Windows 8 developers.

Faking the Rest: Detouring Properties, Shimming Parameters and More

Peter finishes up his discussion of using the Fakes Framework with TDD in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate by looking at mocking properties and why you'd want to pass a shim as parameters.

Faking it Well: Effective Mocking with the Fakes Framework

Using shims in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate lets you easily bypass code—no matter how deeply buried—to test just the parts of your application that you want to test.

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