C# Corner

Asynchronous Programming with the Async CTP

The Async CTP and async and await keywords allow C# (and VB) developers to easily create more responsive applications. Here's how to get started with the Async CTP.

Using Expression Trees in Your APIs

How to translate C# code into expression trees to eliminate strings, standardize parameter validations and interact with other data structures.

Asynchronous Programming in .NET: I'll Call You Back

VSM Web columnist Eric Vogel kicks off his first C# Corner installment with a walk through creating an application using asynchronous programming.

My Biggest C# Programming Mistake

C# Corner columnist Patrick Steele recounts an avoidable mistake he made during a transition from WebForms to ASP.NET MVC, and what he learned from his gaffe.

Tips for Easier C# Unit Testing

C# Corner columnist Patrick Steele says writing unit tests can be a time-consuming chore. He looks at some approaches that can make writing unit tests easier and more efficient for C# programmers.

C# Object Equality in .NET

Explore ways to override the default concepts of object equality, based on reference and value types, in the Microsoft .NET Framework.

The Factory Pattern in .NET (Part 3)

C# Corner columnist Patrick Steele concludes his exploration of factory patterns in .NET.

Abstract and Delegate-based Factories in .NET

In part 2 of a series of columns on using factory patterns, Patrick Steele shows how factory patterns can be used to make your applications more flexible.

The Factory Pattern in .NET

Just as a car factory creates cars on an as-needed basis, we can create "factories" in our code to create objects for our applications' specific needs. In this first article of a series, we'll explain what the factory pattern is and how you can use it in your code to make your applications more flexible.

Multithreading in WinForms

The .NET Framework has full support for running multiple threads at once. In this article, Patrick Steele looks at how threads accomplish their task and why you need to be careful how you manage a WinForms application with multiple threads.

C#: The Good, Bad and Ugly

It's almost 2011. The Microsoft .NET Framework and C# have been publicly available for almost 10 years -- longer if you count the early betas.

5 C# Traps to Avoid

C# Corner columnist Patrick Steele offers a heads up on five gotchas that can trip up even veteran C# programmers.

Working with Windows 7 Thumbnails

In the second of two Windows 7-themed columns, Patrick Steele looks at how to get the most out of thumbnails with the Windows API CodePack.

Inversion of Control Patterns for the Microsoft .NET Framework

Explore new ways to manage dependencies in your applications with Inversion of Control containers and Dependency Injection.

Getting the Jump on Jump Lists

Windows 7 contains a number of UI improvements to the classic taskbar. One very useful feature for quickly launching an application with its associated files is Jump Lists. In this issue, we'll look at how you can utilize Jump Lists in your own Windows 7 applications.

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