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.NET 4.5 TypeInfo Reflection

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.

Full-Text Search in SQL 2012 with Custom Proximity

Custom proximity search, a new feature in SQL Server 2012 Full-Text Search, is facilitated using the NEAR operator.

Azure Mobile Services, Part 3

In Part 3 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement user-level authorization and push notifications using an Azure Mobile Service.

Priority Queues with C#

A priority queue assigns a priority to each element. Knowing how to build them is important in solving many coding problems.

Azure Mobile Services, Part 2

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.

Using FileTables in SQL Server 2012

FileTables, a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2012, is a unique table that reflects metadata of files in a specified folder.

Location in Mono for Android

Learn about Android's sensors by building a simple compass application.

Azure Mobile Services, Part 1

Eric Vogel covers how to create an Azure Mobile Services-backed Windows Store application.

.NET Framework Parallel Dataflow, Part 3

How to implement a custom Task Parallel Dataflow block.

Exploring .NET 4.5 Parallel Dataflow - Part 2

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.

Metro Apps with HTML5

If you're an experienced Web developer, you'll love the HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3 options provided by Visual Studio 2012. Here's a step-by-step guide to getting started.

Semantic Zoom with Silverlight 5 PivotViewer

The Silverlight 5 PivotViewer allows you to create unique and interactive data visualizations for your users. Find out how to effectively use this technology and incorporate semantic zoom into your data collections.

A .NET 4.5 Parallel Dataflow Primer

The Task Parallel Dataflow (TDF) library helps developers tackle complex parallel use cases.

Aspect-Oriented Programming with PostSharp

Aspect-oriented programming has the potential to help every developer write higher-quality code in less time. Here's how to declaratively apply custom methods implementing common functionality to your code.

Develop Faster with Customized Visual Studio Templates

Visual Basic and C# developers can eliminate repetition by customizing the project and item templates in Visual Studio.

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