.NET Framework


Exploiting Partial and RenderPartial in ASP.NET MVC

If you're wondering what the difference is between the HtmlHelper Partial and RenderPartial methods, then here's why Peter, at least, uses Partial.

Entity Framework 6.2 Emerges Out of Preview

This more fully-fledged version of Microsoft's object relational/mapper is now at the initial beta testing stage, with quicker startups and a number of fixes from the preview, but there's also more work to do to resolve some issues that can impact EF providers. Also: a list of new features of the EF Core 2.0 preview released at Build.

Use Docker To Breathe New Life for Your ASP.NET Apps

Using Docker's lightweight containerization technology, you can modernize and extend ASP.NET WebForms app quickly and safely on the Microsoft Azure cloud. In this first of a two-part series, we show you how.

Neural Networks Using Python and NumPy

With Python and NumPy getting lots of exposure lately, I'll show how to use those tools to build a simple feed-forward neural network.

Working with Exceptions Before the Error Handler Does

Normally, you don’t care about first-chance exceptions -- it's only when something becomes a second-chance exception that you start to pay attention. But when you do care about all the exceptions, here’s how to work with them both in Visual Studio and in your code.

Missed Build 2017? Try the Build World Tour

Demo-heavy sessions from Build will be circling the globe at select international cities. Also, this week's .NET Insight Podcast features excerpts from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Build keynote, in which he gives some weight to the sheer amount of data that represents developer opportunity for decades to come.

From VSLive! Austin: What's New, What's Next for .NET in 2017

Microsoft's developers have been churning through code and delivering a dizzying array of tools and services. But there's still more to come this year, as Microsoft's Jeffrey T. Fritz explained at Visual Studio Live! this week.

The 30,000-Foot View of the Microsoft Application Portfolio

Microsoft's Matt Nunn provides a whirlwind tour of the current state of tools and services that Microsoft has to offer developers in this VSLive! Austin keynote.

Feature or Flaw? Microsoft Outlook's View Code Might Be Hackable

Sensepost says it has discovered a method for hackers to compromise Microsoft Outlook by way of a Visual Basic-embedded shell. The catch: It requires a feat of social engineering to pull it off.

12 More Extensions for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017

Another dozen of the latest tools and extensions available for Visual Studio 2015 and the recently released Visual Studio 2017. This time, it's build/test/ship tools.

Serverless C# with Azure Functions: HTTP-Triggered Functions

Last time I looked at the basics of triggers. Let's look at creating an HTTP-triggered function for displaying a greeting based on a target audience.

Tugging at the Heartstrings at Microsoft Build

Microsoft's Day 1 Keynote was one of information overload, with a slew of product announcements. But there was one bit of emotional overload that I couldn't let go. Also: an interview with Paul Pardi and Selina Winter of the Microsoft Learning Group in this week's .NET Insight Podcast.

Speed Up Your ASP.NET MVC Application with Doughnut Hole Caching

The OutputCache attribute is a great way to improve both response time and scaleability, except there are many times when you can’t use it. Here’s how to leverage the HtmlHelper Action method to handle those exceptions.

Microsoft Build 2017: Evolving the Mobile-First, Cloud-First Message

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella provided the framework of Microsoft's developer tooling and services so far and a nicely detailed glimpse into future direction. Then EVP Scott Guthrie detailed the vast number of new and upcoming offerings as a preview to the sessions taking place the rest of the week.

12 New Extensions for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017

Let's catch up with the latest tools and extensions available for Visual Studio 2015 and the recently released Visual Studio 2017.

Visual Studio Mobile Center: A Better Way To Build Mobile Apps

Learn how Mobile Center helps you easily develop, build, test, distribute, and monitor your mobile apps.

What We Expect To See at Microsoft Build 2017

Microsoft's big developer shindig often sets the agenda for Microsoft's development efforts for the next year and beyond.

Turn Off Caching at the Browser

You can force users to always get the most recent version of your ASP.NET Web page by using the last tool you'd expect to handle this: The OutputCache attribute.

NativeScript 3.0 Updated

NativeScript has undergone a major revision, with version 3.0 sporting improvements in cross-platform module implementations, command-line interface, and runtimes.

Set Up ASP.NET MVC with AngularJS in Visual Studio

Here’s how to add AngularJS to an ASP.NET MVC application in Visual Studio 2015.

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