• 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

  • 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

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