• 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

  • News

    Microsoft's DevOps Goals: "Any Language, Any Platform"

    Microsoft knows that, out there in the real world, developers come at DevOps using a wide range of languages and platforms, some of which are not of the developer's choosing. That was the core message of Microsoft DevOps expert Donovan Brown's demo at VSLive! in Las Vegas this week. 03/15/2017

  • Connection Strings

    All of Visual Studio 2017 Visually In One Suite Release

    Nifty, printable info graphic shows everything new and updated in the latest developer suite. 03/15/2017

  • News

    Google App Engine Adds .NET Support

    .NET developers now have another option for the streamlined creation of cloud apps, now that Google App Engine has announced support for the Microsoft developer stack. 03/14/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Efficiently Loading Related Objects in Entity Framework

    If you're not using the Entity Framework DbCollectionEntry object when working with an entity class's related objects, then your application is running too slow. Using DbCollectionEntry lets you asynchronously retrieve related objects and get only the objects you want. 03/13/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Customize Browser Window Size When Debugging ASP.NET Apps

    If, after pressing F5, you've ever found yourself adjusting the size of your browser window, then this tip is for you. But you shouldn't be surprised if it doesn't work. 03/10/2017

  • News

    Workflow Engine 2.0 Improves UI

    Version 2.0 of the business process development tool comes in builds for .NET Core and Java, and sports streamlined UI improvements and a number of new methods. 03/10/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 114 Delivers

    Visual Studio Team Services team are in the midst of rolling out yet another sprint, this one with additional Delivery plans features, a more optimized mobile work item experience, and some other Team features. 03/09/2017

  • News

    Yes, Finally, Visual Studio 2017 Now Available

    No secrets here, as features and updates of the suite have been portioned out in public testing in the months and weeks leading up to the launch. So much of what's new in this morning's announcements has to do with the current state of several VS iterations, including the Mac and Mobile Center previews, as well as some new benefits. 03/07/2017

  • Code Focused

    Transforming Windows Files on C++: What's Fastest?

    We just covered background information on our last file processing foray. Now, what's faster: CRT, Windows API, or something else? 03/06/2017

  • In-Depth

    App-to-Market: Understanding Who Owns What with Intellectual Property

    Developers develop and sometimes that becomes the basis of a startup's IP. So, who owns it now? Here's how to sort it all out. 03/06/2017

  • News

    Azure Stack TP3 Gives Visual Studio Some DevOps Hooks

    Now that Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 is out, Visual Studio developers building apps in the Azure cloud platform can take it for a spin. 03/03/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Tools, Services Supporting Visual Studio 2017

    With Visual Studio 2017 making its debut next week, a number of software and services that comprise its tooling ecosystem have already embedded support for the development platform. 03/02/2017

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