This article will be a landing page for developers looking for methods to verify the VCR’s (Visual C++ Redistributable files) in their custom .net application starting with VCR 8 up to VCR10.
Den Delimarsky shows how it is possible to integrate a progress indicator with the Windows 7/8 taskbar in the Desktop shell.
Robert Maclean explains how to better integrate feedback information retrieval in Windows Store apps, including dispatching specific views through the Settings charm.
The issue that was tripping me up involved transforming heavily nested tags in my source XML file. Here's how I fixed it.
I’d had a go at implementing a functional IoC container, but soon got bogged down in a tangled mess of spaghetti reflection code and gave it up as too much bother. But the C# type system is powerful enough to do all the work for us.
Visual Studio provides a bunch of good code snippets for creating boilerplate code. For example if you type “prop” you get the ability to create a property harness. Here is how that extends.
I believe in being a passionate developer, and I appreciate having passionate people on my team and around me. The real problem is being subjective about something just because you are passionate about the same.
Let’s proceed with the next step in our little CRUD application and add support for creating new timesheets.
A simple program that lets you log off Windows programmatically using C#.
The launch of Windows 8 on 26 October will provide an exciting new platform for designers and developers. Brent Schooley introduces the key things you need to know to start creating Windows 8 applications
I came across this interesting post by Christian Jacobsen in which he says that simple refactoring can introduce serious bugs in async code. His example can teach us something.
Stored procedures are a key element often required in applications that access a variety of data with a direct database connection. Security and reliability are two of the many reasons to use those.
I’d like to talk about three aspects of knowledge: span, depth, and connections between the disciplines.
MongoDB version 2.2 was released in late August and the biggest change it brought was the addition of the Aggregation Framework. Let's look at some examples running the MongoDB Aggregation Framework with the official MongoDB C# drivers.
In this tutorial, we're going to discuss returning the anonymous type -- and how to handle it in C# code.
New features in NuGet 2.1, with an eye toward Windows 8 and WP8. Take a look at some of the updates.
IT Time Radio is back with a new edition with Ed Wilson, The Scripting Guy. Here he explains some great tips and tricks concerning Powershell 3.0.
Using LightSwitch to build a demo "course manager" database that draws on real-world data, conveying a realistic user experience.
Let’s combine Twitter Boostrap and MongoDB with ASP.NET MVC 4, Web API and Knockout.js to create a simple single-page application.
Comparing tools for building Windows 8 games that use Modern UI, and taking a look at some successful ports.
Ben Farrell, a Creative Developer, joined Dan Wilson from NC Dev Con 2012 to discuss his presentation on integrating Microsoft Kinect commands with natural user interfaces into web design and provides a short demonstration.
After six weeks of beta testing, it is time to remove the beta mark from Fluent Assertions 2.0 - a set of .NET extension methods that allow you to more naturally specify the expected outcome of a TDD or BDD-style test.
When you join a new project that's already undergone development, how do you involve yourself quickly and effectively?