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Ovais Mehboob A...10/16/14
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Developing and Self-Hosting Simple ASP.Net vNext Application without Visual Studio

In this post I will walk you through the latest version of ASP.Net i.e. ASP.Net vNext and talk about some core characteristics as well as some command line tooling options that allows developers to build, run and manage ASP.NET Applications.

Greg Duncan10/06/14
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Microsoft MVP Award Unboxing

Sorry guys, I hate to do this to you, but since this is the first time I've gotten this award, I just have to share the unboxing...

Imran Baloch10/06/14
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Custom ActionResult in ASP.NET vNext

ActionResult in ASP.NET vNext has been improved because it can be now asynchronous. Means action result now have ActionResult.ExecuteResultAsync in addition to ActionResult.ExecuteResult. Infect IActionResult only have ExecuteResultAsync.

Ovais Mehboob A...10/02/14
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Writing Diagnostic with Code Fix using Roslyn (.NET Compiler Platform)

In the article i will show how developers can use Roslyn compiler as a services APIs that provides an object model to develop tools to extend the development of “Visual studio” using code analysis, refactoring and writing custom diagnostics. In this post I will walk you through the steps of developing an extension of Visual Studio using Roslyn Diagnostic with Code Fix project template.

Joost Van Schaik10/01/14
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Visualizing geofences as circles on the map in Universal Apps

If you tried to work with geofences, you may have encountered this problem. You want to have an easy way to show where the darn things are on the map, so you can test the application. This is actually pretty simple, building upon stuff to draw circles on Windows Phone 8 I wrote earlier.

Rob Sanders10/01/14
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Windows 10 Technical Preview

Well, it’s been a week of big announcements. Hot on the heels of finding out the next version of Windows will beWindows 10, Microsoft has today released a new “Technical Preview” of Windows 10, Windows Server and System Center.

Marco Siccardi09/30/14
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Prevent accidentally exit of your Windows Phone SL app (with Telerik RadMessageBox or Toolkit CustomMessageBox)

After finally being able to use my dev center account again after three long weeks, I am back into UniSharedevelopment. One of the most requested fixes was to not exit the app when users are not at the compose pivot.

Gunnar Peipman09/30/14
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Speaking at Sinergija14

I’m glad to announce that I will be speaker at Sinergija14 conference at Belgrade, Serbia this year.

Anders Abel09/30/14
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Kentor.AuthServices 0.7.2 SAML2 for ASP.NET Released

Last week we released version 0.7.2 of the Kentor.AuthServices SAML2 Service Provider for ASP.NET. With this release and the 0.6.0 the week before (that I never blogged about) we’ve introduced some new features to better support SAML2 in federation setups.

Ovais Mehboob A...08/28/14
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Creating Custom Formatter in ASP.NET Web API for specific formatted response

This articles shows the way of creating Custom Formatter in ASP.NET Web API to handle specific formatted response

Sasha Goldshtein08/27/14
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C++ Sink Parameter Passing

C++ is the most complex language I know, and its parameter passing rules are only getting more arcane now that we have rvalue references in C++ 11. In this post I’d like to examine the specific scenario of passing parameters to a sink method, which consumes its parameters.

Joost Van Schaik08/27/14
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Simple workaround for “Design view is unavailable for x64 and ARM target platforms”

When you are developing for Windows Phone or Windows and you are faced with using a native component (for instance the Bing Maps control on Windows, or the SensorCore api on Windows Phone) you will loose your designers when you are testing, both in Visual Studio and in Blend, as they will only work for “AnyCPU” or “x86” configurations.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen08/26/14
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SQLite Toolbox 4.0 – Visual Guide of Features

After more than 300.000 downloads, version 4.0 of my SQL Server Compact & SQLite Toolbox extension for Visual Studio “14”, 2013, 2012 and 2010 is now available for download and can be install from the Tools/Extensions and Updates dialog in Visual Studio.

Marco Siccardi08/26/14
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Book review: iOS Development with Xamarin Cookbook (Dimitris Tavlikos)

I love to learn and expand my knowledge. Because of this, I was absolutely happy when I was asked for a book review about Dimitris’ iOS book.

Alexander Beletsky08/22/14
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Email, SMS and Push Notifications Server

I recently came up with very convenient component – likeastore/notifier. Notifier is easy to setup Email, SMS and Push Notifications Server. It’s been open sourced few month, very specific to Likeastore needs, but due to great contributions it became very generic and can be used in you projects as well.

Bart De Smet08/18/14
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Getting Started with Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

In preparation for some upcoming posts related to LINQ (what else?), Windows PowerShell and Rx, I had to set up a local LDAP-capable directory service.

Gunnar Peipman08/18/14
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ASP.NET MVC 6: Reading Form Values

With new HttpContext in ASP.NET MVC 6 we will also get new request class. One markable change is how form variables are read from request.

Gil Fink08/11/14
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Building a Simple AngularJS Print Directive

Last week I wrote a simple print button directive for an application that uses AngularJS as its client-side framework.

Greg Duncan08/11/14
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Visual Studio Item, Project Templates? SideWaffle!

You all already follow my Microsoft Channel 9 posts, right? Like this morning's Coding4Fun Blog post, No waffling here... SideWaffle and a step-by-step guide to create Visual Studio Item Templates?

Caleb Jenkins08/05/14
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Ft. Worth .NET Users Group–10 Reasons Your Software Sucks!

Earlier this year (April 15th, 2014 – Tax Day!) I was invited to speak at the Ft. Worth .NET Users Group – it’s a great group and a fun community, if you’re in or around the Ft. Worth area you should really check out their upcoming meetings!

Sasha Goldshtein08/05/14
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A Motivating Example of WinDbg Scripting for .NET Developers

WinDbg scripting gets a pretty bad name — its somewhat contrived syntax, weird limitations, and hard to decipher expressions being the common culprits. In some cases, however, WinDbg scripts can be a very effective and reliable tool for extracting information from memory and processing it in a meaningful way.

Michael Crump08/01/14
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A Better way to Access Swift From the Terminal

In my original post, I described how to create an alias to run Swift from the terminal. The only problem was when the user closed the terminal window, they would have to run the 'alias' command again.

Sundararajan Na...08/01/14
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Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices Released

The Office 365 Development Patterns & Practices team have shipped the new open source repository today to GitHub.com/OfficeDev.

Greg Duncan07/31/14
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[Cool Webook of the Day] "Eloquent JavaScript"

This is a book about JavaScript, programming, and the wonders of the digital. You can read it online here, and a paper version is being worked on.

Joost Van Schaik07/31/14
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Sharing code between an Xamarin Forms/MVVMLight app and EF-code first backend using Shared Reference Project Manager

I am in the very early early stages of toying with Xamarin and it may well be that whatever I am doing here, is not the smartest thing in the world. This is a much as a report of my learning (may ‘struggle’ is a better word) as how-to. But what I describe here works – more or less – although it was a mighty hassle to actually get it working.