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Imran Baloch01/05/13
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ASP.NET Bundling/Minification and Embedded Resources

In this article, Imran shows you how to create a component/control/helper that leverages the ASP.NET Optimization framework.

Den D.01/04/13
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Modifying the MSDN WIC Sample for Windows 8 To Add FillOpacityMask Support

Den Delimarsky shows how to add small modifications to the default WIC sample to support FillOpacityMask in a Windows Store application.

Mohamed Radwan01/04/13
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Monitoring TFS 2012 using SCOM (System Center Operation Manager 2012)

Beside using SCOM (System Center Operation Manager) in ALM to eliminate the boundaries between the development and the operation in the DevOps approach, we can also use it to monitor the TFS Server itself.

Michael Crump01/03/13
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What Happens to Windows 8 Apps Already Installed with a Current Expired Developer License?

Michael Crump tells developers what happens when installed Windows Store applications are used with an expired developer license.

Mohamed Radwan01/02/13
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Upgrade Visual Sourcesafe to Team Foundation Server 2012

Mohamed Radwan shows how to upgrade an existing Visual SourceSafe instance to Team Foundation Server 2012.

Pranay Rana01/01/13
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Tuple Type in C#4.0

Tuple is a new class type added in C#4.0. Tuple type allows to create data structures which consist of a specific type and specific number of elements.

Gil Fink12/31/12
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Launching URIs in a Windows Store App

Gil Fink explains the methods that can be used in a Windows Store application to launch external links.

Daniel Mohl12/30/12
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F# PowerPack NuGet Packages for F# 3.0, .NET 4.x, and Silverlight 5

There is a new version of each of the available F# PowerPack NuGet packages. These packages include the original F# PowerPack functionality recompiled for F# 3.0, .NET 4.x, and Silverlight 5 that were provided today on the F# PowerPack CodePlex site.

Toni Petrina12/29/12
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Extending Team Explorer 2012 – Detecting Connection and using MVVM [2 of N]

Toni Petrina talks about detecting a TFS connection and leveraging the MVVM pattern to facilitate modular connectivity.

Erik Ejlskov Jensen12/28/12
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Integrating Red Gate SmartAssembly in the SQL Server Compact Toolbox

In this blog post Erik will describe the few steps required to integrate SmartAssembly with the Visual Studio VISX build process and in code.

Sasha Goldshtein12/27/12
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Windows Azure Mobile Services - Scheduler Scripts

Scheduler scripts are a very recent addition to Windows Azure Mobile Services. This is a very nice feature that supports periodic background processing in your mobile service.

Joel Cochran12/26/12
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A Sudden Move: One Developer’s Journey From C# to JavaScript

Joel Cochran discusses the reasons that JavaScript is so compelling and tries to dispel some of the unfair treatment JavaScript gets from developers.

Dror Helper12/25/12
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Serialization and Events in C#

Dror Helper describes a way to serialize classes that contain hooked events, that by default can cause exceptions at runtime.

Michael Crump12/24/12
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Silverlight Show Webinar on An Overview of the New Windows Phone 8 SDK

Michael Crump recently delivered a webinar for SilverlightShow titled, “An Overview of the New Windows Phone 8 SDK.” The recording of the webinar is now available on-demand.

Greg Duncan12/23/12
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Hello Caller Info Attributes

When developing complex .NET applications sometimes you need to find out the details about the caller of a method. .NET Framework 4.5 introduces what is known as Caller Info Attributes, a set of attributes that give you the details about a method caller.

Joost Van Schaik12/22/12
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Passing Event Arguments to the WinRT EventToCommandBehavior

Both EventToCommandBehavior and EventToBoundCommandBehavior now sport an extra property - PassEventArgsToCommand. Find out why and how it was implemented.

Mohamed Radwan12/21/12
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What’s New in TFS 2012? – Team Explorer

In this series Mohamed will start introducing what’s new in Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11 (TFS 11) or as we expect to be Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS 2012)

Dennis Doomen12/20/12
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The All New Coding Guidelines for C# 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 Have Been Published!

After 50000 downloads and the recent final release of Visual Studio 2012 / C# 5.0 it was about time to do a thorough update of the C# Coding Guidelines.

Greg Duncan12/19/12
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Providing data to your Windows 8 App? See The Data Services Series.

Greg Duncan highlights a series exploring a variety of ways to build back-end data storage and services for Windows 8 apps.

Imran Baloch12/18/12
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Fixing the Model Binding issue of ASP.NET MVC 4 and ASP.NET Web API

Imran found an isssue/bug in ASP.NET MVC 4 and ASP.NET Web API. The issue is present in the PrefixContainer class which is used by both ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API assemblies.

Michael Georgiou12/17/12
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WCF Service Application Documentation 2012

Using WCF, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another.

Daniel Mohl12/17/12
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Using the New ASP.NET MVC 4 Template in MonoDevelop

In his last post, Daniel Mohl showed an example of an ASP.NET MVC 4 application built in MonoDevelop. Since that time, an ASP.NET MVC 4 project template has been created for MonoDevelop that makes it very easy to create a similar app.

Mike Hadlow12/16/12
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WebRequest Throws On 404 Status Code

WebRequest, or rather HttpWebRequest has the annoying behaviour or throwing a WebException when the server returns 404 ‘not found’ status, or in fact any unexpected status number.

Greg Duncan12/15/12
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Telerik Talks Wireframes and App Design

Learn more about the importance of creating wireframes before designing your applications, courtesy of Telerik.

Rob Galanakis12/14/12
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Is QA a Good Stepping Stone Into Development?

I’ve always heard that it was difficult to move from QA into development (game design/programming/art/production). I thought this was smart- QA people should be there to be QA people, not doing a job only because they hope it would lead to something else.