Visual Studio 2012


Microsoft: Newer Versions of Visual Studio Can Load Older Projects

The company calls this ability "round-tripping," and says that Visual Studio 2013 will be able to load projects as far back as Visual Studio 2010.

Microsoft Releases Next Iteration of Visual Studio 2012 , Update 3

The latest version is Release Candidate (RC) 2, and Microsoft says it's safe for production use.

New Release 'Cadence' Begins with Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

Microsoft exec also says Visual Studio 2012 has been downloaded more than 4 million times since its release.

To Build a Great UI, Test the Experience, Not the Code

Your UI could work exactly the way you intended it to work and still fail during usability testing.

Use Code Maps to Understand Code Relationships

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (Ultimate Edition) includes a new tool to help visualize code relationships, and it's worth your time to learn.

Office 365 Update Schedule Accelerated

Things won't happen as quickly for on-premises versions of Office.

Work Item Tagging In TFS

Work item tagging allows you to add searchable "keywords" to individual work items in TFS.

Build Apps for Office with the New Microsoft Tool Suite

Microsoft recently released Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012, a downloadable suite for creating apps for Office and SharePoint.

Configuring WCF Routing Without Code

Peter Vogel returns to creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) router that loosely couple services with their clients. But this time he uses XML to configure his router rather than doing it in code.

Xamarin 2.0 Extends Visual Studio Support for Mobile Platforms

A new IDE, Xamarin Studio, is also part of the release.

Unit Testing with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio Ultimate 2012

Mickey Gousset introduces you to unit testing SharePoint 2010 applications using the SharePoint Emulators.

Using MEF in a Windows Store App

Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.

Automated UI Testing with Visual Studio 2012

Learn how to effectively create UI automation tests that verify whether a Windows application is performing as expected.

Improving C++ Encapsulation with the Pimpl Idiom

.NET and Java developers are perplexed about the indiscreet way C++ discloses private class details. Pimpl (pointer-to-implementation) solves this problem by keeping secrets hidden from peepers.

A Lap Around the Windows Phone 8 SDK

Nick Randolph looks at the tools that make up the new Windows Phone 8 SDK.

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