• Connection Strings

    Visual F# Tools, TypeScript: A Tale of Two Releases

    The Microsoft development teams responsible for Visual F# and TypeScript recently provided their respective communities with some insight into their development efforts moving forward, now that the Visual Studio 2017 release hubbub has cleared. The goal with the insights via two recent blog posts, it seems, is toward more transparency. 03/30/2017

  • Code Focused

    C# and VB Data Conversion in a World of Cruel Users

    While Visual Basic is a bit more forgiving with data conversions, you'll need to jump through some hoops to do similar conversions in C#. 03/29/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Move Beyond Factory Methods with the Builder Pattern in C#/Visual Basic

    When your objects get sufficiently complicated to create, it's time to simplify your life by moving to the Builder pattern. The Builder pattern is not only a great pattern for creating complicated objects, it supports your application's further evolution. 03/28/2017

  • News

    Azure Service Fabric Gets Open Source Treatment

    Azure Service Fabric team hopes to spur improvements to Service Fabric .NET SDK through the open source community. ASF and the SDK have also recently been updated. 03/27/2017

  • Connection Strings

    R Tools for VS Plug-In Launches

    It's at 1.0, with a version supporting Visual Studio 2017 to follow some time in May. 03/24/2017

  • News

    VB-.NET Refactoring Tool Adds VS 2017 Support

    Mobilize.net now has support for Visual Studio 2017 for users of its VB-to-.NET code migration tool. 03/24/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Errors on Unused Sections in ASP.NET MVC Views

    If you don't use a section in a View, then you'll get an error. But you may not find out until it's too late. 03/24/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio Code 1.10 Updates Workbench, Previews a Code Minimap

    Visual Studio Code's February Build is now available, and it sports quite a few updates having to do with the workbench and debugging features, and includes a preview of a new code view. 03/23/2017

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Xamarin.Forms -- Caching for the ListView

    Similar to the UITableView in iOS and ListView in Android, the XF version can be used to cache images for use in other locations of an application. 03/22/2017

  • In-Depth

    Investigating Exceptions Causing Web Site Havoc

    A stepped approach using traditional tools in Visual Studio and third-party solutions to troubleshoot and debug Web application issues. 03/21/2017

  • News

    TFS 2015 Update 4 Preview Is All About Squashing Bugs

    Team Foundation Server 2017 is out, but that doesn't mean there isn't important work to be done with TFS 2015. The VS team has released a preview of a TFS 2015 update that rolls up about 25 fixes for mostly customer-reported issues. 03/21/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Checking Up on Your Entity Framework Objects with DbEntityEntry

    The Entity Framework DbEntityEntry object lets you do all sorts of things you probably didn't think were possible, including getting the latest data from the database (without losing your current data) and invoking the .NET Framework validation subsystem. 03/20/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Set HtmlHelpers Parameters Using Anonymous Objects in ASP.NET

    If you're passing an anonymous object to an HtmlHelper method (to ActionLink, for example), you might want to consider using that anonymous object to eliminate one of the other parameters. 03/17/2017

  • In-Depth

    The Key to Cross-Platform Coding is .NET Everywhere

    No longer a pipe dream, cross-platform coding has been made fairly straightforward and nearly ordinary with tools from Xamarin and others. At VSLive!, Microsoft's James Montemagno demonstrated the ease with which cross-platform apps can be delivered without venturing too far from the C# space. 03/16/2017

  • The Data Science Lab

    Revealing Secrets with R and Factor Analysis

    Let's use this classical statistics technique -- and some R, of course -- to get to some of the latent variables hiding in your data. 03/16/2017

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