• Practical .NET

    Mimic Lazy Loading with Entity Framework 6 and Entity Framework Core 1.1

    Entity Framework Core doesn't have lazy loading (at least, not yet). But you can fake it by using explicit loading, though it doesn't work quite the way you might want. In fact, it's probably a good idea to use this in Entity Framework 6. 03/02/2017

  • Practical TypeScript

    Managing Modules in TypeScript 2.1

    If you want to ensure that the right code is loaded at the right time (and only loaded when you need it), you can use TypeScript code to organize your code into modules. As a side benefit, managing your script tags will get considerably easier. 02/28/2017

  • In-Depth

    Visual Studio Code and the Third Wave of Source Code Editing

    Imagine platform-neutral, language-agnostic tools for writing code. Awesome, yes, but using tools like Visual Studio Code to compose your programmatic masterpiece will require a bit of rethinking. 02/28/2017

  • In-Depth

    Solving UWP App-to-App Communication in IoT Apps

    Writing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that rely on inter-process communication is actually easy. Debugging and making them fault-tolerant is the tricky part, but it can be done with the AppServiceConnection for UWP and IoT Apps. 02/27/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Selecting Groups in LINQ

    Some questions can only be answered by organizing your data into groups and then finding groups that contain particular members or have particular properties. 02/24/2017

  • News

    TypeScript 2.2 Polishes Up A Few Tooling Fixes

    New release fixes a number of issues, including more polished tooling fixes while working in the editor, and the addition of a new object type introduced in the second iteration of the ECMAscript offshoot. 02/22/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 113 Improves PR Experience

    Another month, another VSTS sprint. This one features a number of team-related pull request improvements and a more efficient package management UI. 02/22/2017

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    Doing Visual Studio and .NET Code Documentation Right

    Good documentation is important for any application, and it starts with documenting your code. It helps you and it helps your users. 02/21/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Grouping Results in LINQ

    Complex queries can be solved with a combination of simpler LINQ queries, anonymous objects and the Group/By/Into clauses. Using Group/By/Into will also give you the best possible performance for those complex queries. 02/20/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Export Your ASP.NET Configuration To Reduce Restarts, Share Settings

    You don't have to keep all your configuration settings in your config file. There are even some benefits to exporting sections to separate files. 02/17/2017

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Returning Raw JSON Data in Web API with Marten

    Here's a trick to have Marten automatically deserialize JSON data only when you want it to. 02/16/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio Code January Build Gets Interactive

    Version 1.9 of the online code editor sports a new look and some new tools to get developers up to speed quickly, including an Interactive Playground to test-drive some of the news features. 02/15/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Getting All the Results When Joining with LINQ

    When you want to find all the objects that are missing a corresponding object, then you need the LINQ equivalent of an outer join. Here, step by painful step, is how to build that query. 02/13/2017

  • In-Depth

    Q&A: What's New in Visual Studio 2017

    Visual Studio 2017 is coming March 7. Microsoft Dev Evangelist Robert Green talks about the top new features, best improvements for mobile/Xamarin developers and more in this Q&A preview of his Visual Studio Live! session on the same topic. 02/10/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Move from Tab to Tab in the Visual Studio Toolbox Without the Mouse

    You don't need to take your hands off the keyboard to move to another tab in the Toolbox. 02/10/2017

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