.NET Framework


Providing Multiple Solutions to a Problem

Sometimes life is like playing Whack-a-Mole: You write some code that solves a problem, and then someone comes along and makes the problem harder. Here's how to continuously integrate new solutions without having to rewrite your old solutions (much).

Get Rid of the Old ASPX View Engine

Peter didn't bother doing any performance testing but he believes that this change has just got to speed up your ASP.NET MVC application.

Visual Studio Team Services Sprints 110, 111 Roll Out Slower Than Molasses in Winter

A winter chill will hinder progress somewhat on the next VSTS sprints, which includes two previews for new UX features.

TypeScript 2.0: More Power for Defining Classes

The latest version of TypeScript provides developers with tools to create base classes and class hierarchies just like the other object-oriented languages.

Building onto the AWS Cloud with Visual Studio

Amazon offers solutions specifically for Visual Studio developers who want to start deploying services on its cloud. Here's a guide to do it with minimal effort and all it takes is digging into the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio.

Tools for Data Access in Visual Studio

Whether you're building an application database or generating data access code, we've got a round-up of tools to make the job easier.

Visual Studio Team Services Feature Slated for Removal

The Visual Studio Team announces the end of the Team Room feature in upcoming sprints, as the feature is deprecated.

Getting to Know Your Assembly by Name and Number

Let's take a quick side trip and see what information we can glean from the .NET assembly.

Find Out What Your Entity Framework Query Is Really Doing

You can turn on logging for your Entity Framework code with a single line. Configuring it to write to a file takes only a little bit more effort.

Coding Without a Plan

I don't believe in coding design tools. I've been programming for more than 30 years now (40 years if you go back to my first class in programming). I think in code. Code is my design language and procrastination is my friend.

Let Other Processes Run When Debugging One Process

When you hit a breakpoint in Visual Studio, everything stops. If you'd rather other processes keep running, you can enable that.

Looking at Entity Framework Core 1.0

There's more (and some less) in Entity Framework Core compared to Entity Framework 6, at least in version 1.0. While you can move to Entity Framework Core now, it might be too early for you.

Hashing Passwords for Fun and Security

Hashwords can use a pinch of salt for added security. There's a .NET class for that.

Build Data Applications for the Universal Windows Platform Using Entity Framework and SQLite

Saving and retrieving data is a fundamental part of all but the simplest of applications. In this article, Nick walks through getting started using Entity Framework with SQLite to persist application data.

Sneak Preview of a Leaner, More Nimble Visual Studio 2017

From Visual Studio Live! in Orlando, Microsoft's Tim Sneath offered an extensive look inside the next-generation development platform.

Deploy the Android 7 Multi-Window Mode via Xamarin

It's relatively simple to make use of the multi-window mode now that Xamarin supports it. Here's how.

Ensure Consistent Testing with Mock Objects and Moq

If you run an automated test and your test fails then you want to know that it's your fault -- not a problem in someone else's code or the result of a change in your test data. Moq lets you do that in two lines of code, even if your code uses the ASP.NET Session object.

ORM-Less Data Storage with Document Databases and Marten

Document databases are a form of NoSQL database that may store all of the information for a given object in a single instance in the database.

Leverage Joins in Entity Framework To Get Just the Data You Want

Every once in a while you'll need to use the LINQ Join to get the data you want.

Microsoft Discounts Azure Exams

The Azure developer exam discounts are part of a broader initiative by the Microsoft Partner Network to narrow the Azure deployment and development skills gap.

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