• Practical .NET

    Opening a Dialog Box in an ASP.NET MVC Page

    There are lots of benefits to gathering information by opening a dialog box instead of sending your user to another page. Fortunately, jQuery and ASP.NET MVC make it easy to do (and you don't have to worry about offending pop-up blockers). 12/14/2015

  • News

    .NET Framework 4.6.1 Improves on WPF, SQL Connectivity

    .NET Framework 4.6.1 released. Meanwhile, variations of .NET Framework 4.x older than 4.5.2 are approaching end of support. 12/11/2015

  • News

    Office Developer Tools for VS 2015 Adds New Project Type

    Outlook Add-in with Commands project type is a preview, as is new SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 templates for farm and sandboxed solutions. 12/10/2015

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Events and the Xamarin MessagingCenter

    Application code needs to raise events and respond to them. The MessagingCenter makes this whole process much simpler than standard .NET events. 12/10/2015

  • Create .zip Files from Code

    If you're working with the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or newer, here's how to create .zip files from code. 12/10/2015

  • News

    Node.js Tools for Visual Studio 1.1 Has More (Intelli)Sense

    New version is a point release, with bug fixes and more polished performance, but it also incorporates a cleaner looking mode fo IntelliSense. 12/09/2015

  • Practical .NET

    Leveraging Interfaces Instead of Inheritance

    If you need to have objects look alike but don't have any code to share, you don't need inheritance -- you need an interface. Here's an example of how interfaces provide a more flexible way to deal with similar-but-different classes. 12/08/2015

  • News

    Microsoft Open Sources Chakra JavaScript Engine Components

    The company is looking for the developer community's help in rewriting the newly dubbed ChakraCore to work on Linux, OS X, and other platforms. 12/07/2015

  • News

    Clang with Microsoft CodeGen: A VS 2015 Update 1 Gem

    It's just one facet of the recent Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 release, but it's one that Visual C++ developers are excited to deploy. The update also includes numerous fixes to the standard library. 12/07/2015

  • News

    Visual Studio Code 0.10.3 Fixes Performance Snag

    Users reported a number of startup and performance issues since the beta release of Visual Studio Code in mid-November. 12/04/2015

  • Creating a NuGet Web Site

    If you read Peter's article on how easy it is to use NuGet to share project components, then you won't be surprised to find out that setting up a NuGet Web site is equally easy. 12/03/2015

  • News

    Visual Studio 2015 Update 1, TFS 2015 Update 1 RTM

    Final releases of VS 2015 Update 1, TFS Update 1 follow quickly after release candidates that were announced during Microsoft's Connect() event in November. 12/03/2015

  • Practical TypeScript

    Overloading TypeScript Functions

    TypeScript has some "interesting" limitations when it comes to overloading functions. But it also offers you some options when you need more flexibility in declaring functions, including both optional parameters and infinite parameter lists. 12/02/2015

  • News

    Cortana, Power BI Integration Now In Preview

    Developers can start testing a new feature that will allow users to ask Cortana to vocalize queries of data residing in Power BI-connected data sources. 12/02/2015

  • Mobile Corner

    Cortana, How Do I Add You To My Windows Apps?

    With the Universal Windows Platform, you can now build apps that truly interact with the new digital assistant for Windows. In this article, Nick Randolph walks through using Cortana to launch and interact with your application. 12/01/2015

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