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Use the Test-Driven Development methodology in Visual Studio Team System to write tests and improve the quality of your code.
- By Jeff Levinson
VB's My.Settings class makes it easy for you to remember user-preferred settings; also, what a quirky result in VB's debug window reveals about how its compiler and the .NET runtime work together.
- By Bill McCarthy
Make your Windows Forms apps shine with custom color palettes; pros and cons for creating apps with an Office 2007 look-and-feel; and drill down on anonymous methods in C# and VB .NET.
- By Kathleen Dollard
Take advantage of custom generic collections to manipulate data more easily in real-world applications.
Take advantage of WSE 3.0 to set up Web service authentication with a username and password using only one server certificate.
- By Martin Kulov
Access files in different locations using the same code, whether the files reside on a file server, a Web server, or an FTP server.
Simplify the administration and updating of Compact Framework applications by writing a Web service that facilitates checking for new files for a given app, as well as downloading and updating that app if a newer version exists.
- By John Gavilan
Compiling your applications frequently can help you save time, effort, and sleepless nights down the road. Learn how to implement this system using the open source tool, Draco.NET.
Build a component to accommodate changing requirements without having to recompile your code.
It's not enough to build a great custom control to help your end users -- you must also help other developers use your control.
Take advantage of .NET attributes to provide robust validation for your business objects, while generating user-interface validation automatically.
- By Steve Michelotti
Learn how to integrate ASP.NET's built-in security tools with the features of your existing site.
If you want to build the flashiest, most dynamic site possible and reach the largest possible audience, read on
Implement a Web service that performs a binary file transfer using Web Service Enhancements 3.0 and MTOM.
- By Martin Kulov
The January 2006 Language Integrated Query (LINQ) preview for the next ("Orcas") version of Visual Basic enables automating SQL Server object-relational mapping for DLinq and enhances XLinq syntax for literal XML and late binding.
- By Roger Jennings