.NET Framework


Convert .NET Framework Lists into Dictionaries

You probably use ToList to convert your LINQ results into Lists. It's almost as easy to convert any collection into a Dictionary whose items you can retrieve by key.

Windows 10 Devs Can Check Out Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

A not-ready-for-production preview, which contains updates and additions to the Windows namespace, is available for testing to Windows Insiders members.

Visual Studio Test Platform Released To Open Source Community

Portions of the unit test execution infrastructure that's used in Visual Studio is now an open source project.

What's So Great About Tuples?

String functions, integer functions ... booorrring! Tuples in C# 7.0 -- let's explore what makes them infinitely more exciting.

SharePoint Webhooks Now Available in SharePoint Online

Developers can get notified of events happening with SharePoint Lists, such as when items get added, updated, deleted or moved, now that the capability is now enabled in SharePoint Online.

Create a UWP-Based ChatBot Using the Microsoft Bot Framework Direct Line API

Chatbots are the new mobile application. In this article, Nick demonstrates how you can integrate a bot right into your Universal Windows Platform app via the Microsoft Bot Framework Direct Line API.

Chain of Responsibility and Adapting to Change in Complex Apps

As a company's problems continue to become more complicated, your code will become more complicated. Peter shows how refactoring code can lead you to better designs.

Getting to the File You Want in Visual Studio's Editor Window

Peter gets an improved tip from one reader and some more tips from another, all designed to navigate Visual Studio faster.

You, Too, Can Build Xamarin Apps with F#

Let's break away from C# somewhat and learn how F# is a great fit for crafting mobile applications.

Making Sense of Class Modifiers in C# and Visual Basic

Both are .NET Framework-based, but they don't seem to be speaking the same language.

Visual Studio Code November Build

Last VS Code update of 2016 has hot exit and a number of other code-focused enhancements and improvements.

R Language OOP Using S3

The S3 OOP model is still widely used, so let's use write S3-style OOP code via the R language.

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.

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