Web Development


Extending XAML Applications with Custom Commands

In WPF and Silverlight,you can separate your UI logic into a set of Command classes that facilitate loose coupling, testable designs, and reusability.

Easy Web Development with jsFiddle

jsFiddle is a free code-sharing tool that allows you to edit, share, execute and debug Web code within a browser.

Building a Windows 8 RSS Reader

Eric Vogel walks through a soup-to-nuts demo for building a Metro-style RSS reader.

Web Forms with HTML5

Your forms can be built entirely in HTML5, with no JavaScript necessary. Here's how.

Integrating Ajax Code into the ASP.NET Validation Infrastructure

Here's how to integrate the ASP.NET CustomValidator control with client-side code to create a page that uses Ajax and server-side code to validate data at the browser.

A Review of Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

In addition to adding a new paradigm with Windows 8/Metro, Microsoft has upgraded its core development products; this comprehensive overview takes it all in.

Working with the HTML5 Canvas: A 5-Minute Tutorial

Get started with this quick but informative guide (and sample code) from John Papa.

Recognizing Mobile Browsers

ASP.NET 4 upgrades the support for detecting browser capabilities with profiles for the latest mobile browsers. The good news is that you can use that new information with older versions of ASP.NET.

Adobe Opts for HTML 5 Over Flash

Adobe's about-face appears motivated by the explosion of mobile computing.

Silverlight Skills Carry Over to Windows 8 'Metro Style' Apps

Windows 8 is an early preview, but has enough of its shape to show XAML developers that their skills are applicable.

WebSockets for Faster, More Scalable Ajax Applications

If you want to call a service you can—but the service can't call you back. WebSockets offers the potential for real, two way communications -- and it's as simple as calling a Web Service.

Using MEF to Retrieve Connection Strings

Rather than try to ensure that he's getting the right config file for his production and test systems, Peter Vogel lets the application configure itself, using the Managed Extensibility Framework to enable automatic selection of the right connection string

MVVM in 5 Minutes

Learn MVVM fundamentals by building this simple Twitter app.

HTML5 Rages On

Visual Studio readers sound off on HTML5; some love it, others, well...

ASP.NET: Managing DOM Events Interoperably

Peter Vogel introduces you to the new dynamic event model for JavaScript that's available in all the contemporary browsers.

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