• 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

  • 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

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