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Using WinRT On The Desktop To List Metro Apps

Anything about WinRT - How to call WinRT APIs from C# Desktop applications – list the installed Metro packagesAs Jaime Rodriguez detailed in April, Windows 8...

0 replies - 4008 views - 06/17/12 by Greg Duncan in Articles

Lightswitch & the HTML Client - What Does This Mean?

Lightswitch RecapFor you to understand the rest of this post it is vital you have a high level understanding of Lightswitch and how it works. Lightswitch is a...

0 replies - 5272 views - 06/17/12 by Robert Maclean in Articles

Using Approval Testing for ELMAH.MVC Project

During the ELMAH.MVC 2.0 preparation I had a bit challenging task. As I mentioned, I was about to adopt some code from ELMAH.Sandox project. The 2.0 release...

0 replies - 3172 views - 06/16/12 by Alexander Beletsky in Articles

MVVMLight and Async

With Windows 8 just around the corner and many developers running for the ship to get up to speed with the new brave world (even those who have frowned at...

0 replies - 2959 views - 06/15/12 by Simon Jackson in Articles

TFSPreview is Public - Check Out the Team Foundation Service Preview

Brian Harry’s blog - Team Foundation Service Preview is public!"Since we announced the Team Foundation Service Preview at the BUILD conference last...

0 replies - 2871 views - 06/11/12 by Greg Duncan in Articles

Extend The Array Class with Extension Methods

Here I am going to discuss how you can create the Extension method for the System.Array Class. On MSDN : Array Class - Provides methods for creating,...

0 replies - 4803 views - 05/27/12 by Pranay Rana in Articles

.NET Framework 4.5 Gets Built-In ZIP Support

TugberkUgurlu.com - .NET 4.5 to Support Zip File Manipulation Out of the Box "One of the missing feature of .NET framework was a support for Zip...

0 replies - 4505 views - 05/20/12 by Greg Duncan in Articles

Find, Forgive and Forget Your Coding Indiscretions With NDepend

Microsoft developers hear a lot about tools that will make them write faster, more efficient, more refactored, more unit tested code all the time. People...

0 replies - 2617 views - 05/20/12 by Douglas Rathbone in Articles

How to Debug a Windows 8 Metro Secondary Tile

I've been working on Chapter 7 of my upcoming book, Designing Windows 8 Metro Applications with C# and XAML. This chapter focuses on tiles and toast...

0 replies - 3268 views - 05/20/12 by Jeremy Likness in Articles

Update to Windows Phone Control Kit - ZuneCard

Zune API has been out there for a while – I documented it on Coding4Fun and even created a centralized project with all the known API calls. I like to keep...

0 replies - 2112 views - 05/19/12 by Den D. in Articles

Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta SDK Now Available

Visual Studio Gallery - Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta SDK The Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta SDK includes project templates, tools, tests, and...

0 replies - 2661 views - 05/18/12 by Greg Duncan in Articles

Microsoft MVC Best Practices

The ASP.NET MVC is becoming more and more popular each day.  As the application grows in size so does the maintenance nightmare.  Following are some...

0 replies - 4545 views - 05/18/12 by Merrick Chaffer in Articles

.NET 4.5 Baby Steps, Part 7: Regular Expression Timeouts

Introduction While the regular expression passing in .NET is damn fast, there are times where it can take too long for your needs. Until now there hasn’t...

0 replies - 2178 views - 05/18/12 by Robert Maclean in Articles

Simplify Syntax with Extension Methods

Extension methods were first introduced with LINQ in C#3.0. They are just a syntactic construct, but as we’ll see in this post they can make a huge...

0 replies - 3088 views - 05/16/12 by Anders Abel in Articles

.NET 4.5 Baby Steps, Part 5: Some More Interesting Blocks

Introduction We have seen the IDataFlowBlock, in three different implementations and now we will look at a few more. BroadcastBlock<T> In the...

0 replies - 3004 views - 05/15/12 by Robert Maclean in Articles

Introducing Fog: A Library for Interacting with Azure from F#

Fog is a library that makes it easier to use F# to interact with Windows Azure through the Windows Azure SDK for .NET. It provides functions for many of the...

0 replies - 2586 views - 05/13/12 by Daniel Mohl in Articles

Image Cropping In Windows 8 Metro Applications

Among other API changed in WinRT, major changes were introduced to the image manipulation capabilities available in the .NET Framework out-of-the-box. For one...

0 replies - 7199 views - 05/12/12 by Den D. in Articles

The Task: Events, Asynchronous Calls, Async and Await

Almost any software application today will likely contain a long-running process. “Long-running” may be a relative term but in the Windows Runtime it...

0 replies - 3294 views - 05/12/12 by Jeremy Likness in Articles

Portable Library Tools 2 Beta for Visual Studio 2010 Released

BCL Team Blog - Announcing Portable Library Tools 2 Beta for Visual Studio 2010 [Mircea] Today we are announcing the Beta release of the Portable Library...

0 replies - 3184 views - 05/10/12 by Greg Duncan in Articles

.NET 4.5 Baby Steps, Part 3: IDataFlowBlock

Introduction A new interface in .NET is the IDataFlowBlock, which is implemented in many interesting ways, so to look at those we will start off with the...

0 replies - 3085 views - 05/10/12 by Robert Maclean in Articles