XML/XAML


How To Refactor For Dependency Injection, Part 4: Configuration Changes

Ondrej Balas continues his series on refactoring code for dependency injection, looking at patterns and strategies for changing application behavior after it has already been compiled.

Windows Phone and Windows 8.x: Designing Once for Both with XAML

How to define common XAML resources to improve the consistency of your applications.

Lost in Translation

After Wayne's employer decided to bring some outsourced code back in house, he discovered that developers in Kerbleckistan were doing some serious innovating in the science of passing parameters.

NuGet 3 Nearing Completion

CTP 1 of the Microsoft development platform package manager introduces a new package source, speeds up performance and adds a debugger console.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 3: Larger Applications

Ondrej Balas continues his series on refactoring code for dependency injection, focusing on techniques that make it easier to refactor complex applications.

Microsoft Debuts New Windows Apportals Technology

New technology called Apportals aimed at enterprise developers working in healthcare, sales and distributed organizations and requires XAML and C# skills to set up.

ReactiveUI 6.0 Rounds Out Windows, Xamarin Support

MVVM framework for working with Reactive Extensions in the .NET Framework updated to support Universal Windows Phone and Xamarin forms.

The Last Mile: Fit and Polish for Your Windows Phone 8.1 Application

Learn how the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, coupled with Visual Studio, provides the necessary tools to debug, test, polish and publish your application.

Understanding the Android Resource System

Learn how to leverage the powerful resource system of Android to support a variety of Android devices and languages.

Windows Phone 8.1: A Giant Leap Forward for Convergence

It may look like a simple point upgrade, but it isn't. Examine more closely, and you'll see why the latest iteration of Windows Phone is a big deal.

Using Visual States in Your Windows Phone User Controls

Nick Randolph demonstrates two techniques for using Visual States to change the layout of a Windows Phone User Control.

Picking Up Queue Messages: Strategy and Tactics

If you're using MSMQ to offload work from your Web site, you have a number of ways to pick up those messages, including processing those messages as soon as they turn up.

Offloading Work from Your Application with a Queue

Sometimes you can improve your application's response time by shunting some activities to offline processing -- sending an e-mail response, for instance. Here's how to use Microsoft Message Queue (available on both your development and production computers) to simplify the process.

New Visual Studio Tool Allows Easier Snippet Creation

The free extension currently works only with Visual Studio 2013.

Retrieving, Storing and Displaying Data in Windows Phone Apps

Nick Randolph connects a Windows Phone application to the cloud to save and retrieve data, then uses a local SQLite database to cache data for offline use.

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