Learn how to play multimedia files with the Windows Runtime media API.
Use the open source Nancy Web framework to expose a Web-based configuration UI for a Windows service.
- By Patrick Steele
No database for your Windows Store app? No problem -- SQLite to the rescue!
One of the most significant updates is the introduction of a convention-based extension model, in which you can configure a set of naming conventions to allow MEF parts to be easily picked up by your application.
Eric Vogel covers how to create a real-time Web data entry form with ASP.NET MVC, KnockOutJS and SignalR.
In the first installment of app-building with SignalR, learn how to build a real-time chat application.
Eric Vogel shows you how to use the CultureInfo API in .NET Framework 4.5 to simplify localization in a multi-threaded application.
Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.
The .NET 4.5 Framework includes some changes to the typical reflection use cases. Most importantly, the Type object has been split into two separate classes: Type and TypeInfo. Find out how and when to use each.
In Part 3 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement user-level authorization and push notifications using an Azure Mobile Service.
Much emphasis has been placed on the new async capabilities in C# 5.0. However, there are smaller smaller -- but still useful -- features of which you may not be aware.
- By Patrick Steele
In Part 2 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement authentication and basic authorization with an Azure Mobile Service-backed Windows Store application.
Eric Vogel covers how to create an Azure Mobile Services-backed Windows Store application.
How to implement a custom Task Parallel Dataflow block.
In Part 2 of this three-part series on dataflow programming with the Task Parallel Library, Eric Vogel shows you how to create a Windows 8 application that uses a composite parallel data flow.