Visual Studio Toolbox
Good documentation is important for any application, and it starts with documenting your code. It helps you and it helps your users.
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.
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.
Here's a trick to have Marten automatically deserialize JSON data only when you want it to.
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.
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.
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.
You don't need to take your hands off the keyboard to move to another tab in the Toolbox.
With a pack of updates that amount to minor fixes following the release of Visual Studio 2017 RC3 a week ago, the Visual Studio team is now set to launch a feature-complete version within a month's time.
The UI tool builder is contributing a couple dozen tools in its UI for UWP suite to the open source community.
Microsoft offers a laundry list of developer-oriented features to get devs up to speed with the newest, feature-complete Windows 10 Creators Update slated for early 2017 release.
Your Xamarin Forms App needs one more little tweak, and that's to make it device-specific, so users don't freak out. Unlike the Apple tweak, the Android tweak takes a bit of work.
Find out more about this new feature of ASP.NET Core 1.0 and how it might help you.
If you decide on using an Enum with enumerated values in your Entity Framework class, here are the tools you'll need to make it work. But an enumerated value shouldn't be your first choice.
Here are two ways to save some typing when defining anonymous objects. One only works in Visual Basic, though.