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.NET 4.5 Baby Steps, Part 2: Task Timeout Cancellation

Introduction When Tasks where introduced in .NET 4 one of the fantastic abilities was to be able to pass in a CancellationToken and use that to...

0 replies - 3459 views - 05/09/12 by Robert Maclean in Articles

.NET 4.5 Baby Steps, Part 1: ThreadLocal

Introduction ThreadLocal<T> was introduced in .NET 4 and didn’t get much attention because it didn’t do much over the ThreadStaticAttribute which...

0 replies - 2503 views - 05/08/12 by Robert Maclean in Articles

Internet Explorer Continues Its Reign Over Firefox, Chrome, and Safari According to 2012 Q1 Data

An amazing thing happened last month. I was at DrupalCon in Denver. It’s a Woodstock of open source-oriented developers who reliably asked me,...

0 replies - 3571 views - 05/07/12 by Jerry Nixon in Articles

Visual Studio 11 beta - Tooling for SQL Server Compact

Visual Studio 11 beta includes SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1 CTP1, as I blogged about here. In this post, I will describe in greater detail the tooling support...

0 replies - 2679 views - 05/07/12 by Erik Ejlskov Jensen in Articles

Create A Moving Background In A XNA Game on Windows Phone

As I was working on a Dream.Build.Play project, I thought about replacing a static (read: somewhat boring, maybe) background in the main menu to a moving one....

0 replies - 5458 views - 05/06/12 by Den D. in Articles

Windows Phone Apps - Code, But Don't Hardcode

One of my hobby projects, Beem, is a pretty successful DI.FM streaming application in the Windows Phone Marketplace. What I did in this application is...

0 replies - 3670 views - 05/06/12 by Den D. in Articles

A XAML Guy Digs Into ASP.NET MVC4

Introduction Through and through I love XAML. I love building and working with SL, WPF, WP7, and Windows 8 XAML Metro Apps. But one thing that I’m...

0 replies - 4494 views - 05/06/12 by Michael Crump in Articles

Spoofing the Host Entry in a HTTPWebRequest

I had this idea to create a dashboard that would ping different version of a site in order to get the build number. The details are as...

0 replies - 3486 views - 05/06/12 by Paul Stack in Articles

How To Fix the WCF Cache of Dynamic WSDLs

One of the least used WCF extension points is IWsdlExportExtension. This extension allows to customize the WSDL document which WCF emits. Since you rarely...

0 replies - 2514 views - 05/05/12 by Yaron Naveh in Articles

A Look At the CLR 4.5 Internals

eknowledger - CLR 4.5: .Net Framework Kernel Improvements "In this post I’ll go through some of the enhancements and improvements done by the...

0 replies - 3137 views - 05/05/12 by Greg Duncan in Articles

Cocoon - An Easier Way To Develop Windows 8 Applications

Cocoon "Cocoon is a framework to support the development of .Net Windows 8 Metro-style applications, in particular those that link to web...

0 replies - 3901 views - 05/03/12 by Greg Duncan in Articles

EF Code First/MVC NotNullAttribute

Unfortunately MVC3 doesn’t respect the [Required] attribute’s AllowEmptyStrings property. When using a class both as an MVC model and as an EF Code...

0 replies - 3222 views - 05/03/12 by Anders Abel in Articles

Getting The Flights Above You, And Much More, On Windows Phone, With WolframAlpha

The reason I like WolframAlpha is because it is a "knowledge engine" that can give quick insights in a multitude of topics. Specifically, the most...

0 replies - 2947 views - 04/30/12 by Den D. in Articles

Windows 8 Development Resources for Everyone

If you are starting with Windows 8 development, but have no idea where to look for tools and additional resources, then look no further. Here is a list of...

0 replies - 5029 views - 03/19/12 by Den D. in Articles

OAuth Callback in the Dropbox REST API

With this entry into the Dropbox series we come back to the beginning of the cycle. We started with authentication and that’s where we’ll end. Having a...

0 replies - 6993 views - 03/17/12 by Christophe Geers in Articles

Microsoft content @ GDC 2012

Visual Studio 11 for Game Developers The upcoming version of Visual Studio brings a slew of innovations for game developers with first-class access to...

0 replies - 3046 views - 03/16/12 by Greg Duncan in Articles

My First Experience with NuGet Package Creation

Frankly, it is about time I started distributing some of my projects through NuGet. In case you are a .NET developer and were living under a rock for the past...

1 replies - 4776 views - 03/15/12 by Den D. in Articles

Portability Goes Metro: A CLR and WinRT Love Affair

Part 1: Creating the Portable LibraryPart 2: Portability in Silverlight and WPF: a Tale of Type ForwardersPart 3: Portability in Metro: A CLR and WinRT Love...

0 replies - 6009 views - 03/14/12 by Jeremy Likness in Articles

Entity Framework Code First Tips and Tricks

These days I do all of my development work with EF code first. One of the cool things about EF is its ability to drop and recreate the database when the...

0 replies - 4303 views - 03/13/12 by Michael Ceranski in Articles

Porting Visual Studio Achievements for WP to Windows 8 - Getting primary user input

If you missed the previous two articles in the series:Porting Visual Studio Achievements for WP to Windows 8 - Layout and basic bindingsPorting Visual Studio...

0 replies - 2992 views - 03/12/12 by Den D. in Articles