Visual Studio 2012


Simplifying Single-Page Applications with ASP.NET MVC Partial Views

Partial Views can make creating Single-Page Applications dramatically easier by better achieving the goals of the MVC design pattern. Here, in TypeScript, is how to leverage Partial Pages to create an AJAX-enabled application in ASP.NET MVC.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 RC Can Be Downloaded

Along with VS 2015 and .NET 4.6, VS 2012 Update 5 RC is now available, and with it come a few fixes and the capability to allow projects to be renamed.

Switch Back to the Web Forms Editor for Static HTML

You lose some functionality with the default editor in Visual Studio 2013. Here's how to quickly switch back and get the functionality you were used to.

Bing Developer Assistant Released

Bing Developer Assistant takes code searching to another level, searching well over 19M code samples, and adds contextual help and better error resolution from within Visual Studio.

Simplifying Development with Visual Studio Database Projects

Peter learns something by listening to readers: Visual Studio database projects provide a great environment for making changes to your databases. Here's a brief introduction about how they'll make life easier for you and all the steps for setting one up.

Semantic Code Highlighting

We often take syntax highlighting for granted -- it just makes code so much more readable that it's become hard to live without. I'll take a look at a little history behind it and some new developments that might make code coloring even more useful.

XSD 4 Supports C++ 11

Version 4 of the XML Schema-to-C++ compiler now supports Visual Studio versions 2012 and 2013.

Security Tightened in SQL Server Data Tools Update

Database schema comparisons, security among incremental updates made to this July 2014 release of SSDT.

Microsoft to Buy SyntaxTree, Make Gaming Plugin Free

The UnityVS add-on allows Unity developers to work within Visual Studio.

Why Visual Studio Express Won't Allow Extensions

One Microsoft employee calls it a "business decision" -- and a bad one at that.

Microsoft Re-Installs Visual Studio Installer

The installer was removed after Visual Studio 2010, and led to an outcry among developers.

.NET Framework Reference Source Updated Via 'Roslyn'

Developers can search for incompatibilities between their own code and .NET more easily than ever.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, CTP 2 Now Ready

TypeScript 1.0 is nearing reality.

Windows Azure Gets .NET Upgrades

The enhancements include integration with the ASP.NET Web API.

6 Top Tips for Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 has many new features; which ones are the most important? Here are the first six that promise to improve your productivity the greatest (more coming next month!)

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