Where do you fit performance in the software development lifecycle? This innocent question carries the mind baggage of having to retrofit performance into an existing process.
Den Delimarsky shows how it is possible to crop an image in a Metro application, built on top of the managed WinRT APIs.
Martin Hinshelwood continues his series on TFS data migration. In option #7, he basically overwrites the old work items with new ones.
Jeremy Likness explains the WinRT asynchronous action model through the Task class, that took over the most frequently used .NET 4 async concepts.
If you want to have your Windows 8 application available on launch date, there are several steps you can take. Jeff explains one way to accomplish this task.
Where ActionBlock could only be a subscriber, BatchBlock is more than that – it can be a subscriber and a publisher rolled into one. Details inside this article.
Microsoft announced the Beta release of the Portable Library Tools 2 for Visual Studio 2010. It adds support for building portable libraries targeting more recent platforms, scoped to those features supported by Visual Studio 2010.
A new interface in .NET 4.5 is the IDataFlowBlock, which is implemented in many interesting ways, so to look at those Robert Maclean starts off with the simplest implementation.
As developers requested, Visual Studio 11 introduces some changes to the UI with the RC build, one of them being color icons in the main workspace.
Robert Maclean continues his series on .NET 4.5. Today he is talking about task cancellation capabilities that are tied to various async calls.
NuGet packages are not necessarily installed through the package manager - those can also be installed with the help of PowerShell. Here is how.
Robert Maclean discusses some of the aspects of threaded development in .NET 4.5, specifically about the ThreadLocal - a class for that provides thread-local storage of data.
The main gripe this writer has is that, with the current iteration of SharePoint, you still need to develop on a server instance, which can be a serious barrier for new developers.
Originally developed by the .NET framework team, LINQ to SQL does a 1-to-1 mapping between database structure and classes in the code.
Jerry Nixon talks about the leading trend of users adopting Internet Explorer as their main web browser over its competitors.
Erik Jensen talks about the tooling available in Visual Studio 11, targeting developers who plan on working with SQL Server Compact.
Michael Crump documents his temporary transition to ASP.NET development. He compares his steps to the regular XAML workflow.
Paul Stack shows how some simple HttpWebRequest modifications allowed him to make multiple requests to different versions of the same site.
Yaron Naveh documents the WSDL Exporter, as well as shows a way of fixing the dynamic cache responsible for locating WSDL components.
Greg Duncan shares an article that goes in-depth about the changes implemented in the new CLR release from Microsoft.
The WPF Application Framework (WAF) is a lightweight Framework that helps you to create well structured WPF Applications. It supports you in applying a Layered Architecture and the Model-View-ViewModel (aka MVVM, M-V-VM, PresentationModel) pattern.
Sasha Goldshtein explains how to track memory performance by using the CLR Profiler tool, that is available as a free download.
Cocoon aims to build on top of the learning from the Chrysalis project, to provide a simple way to develop Metro-style applications in a manner that fits naturally with the MVVM design pattern.
Anders Abel documents the problem where the developer needs to allow empty strings but not null values in the context of a worker database.
This article is an introduction to C++ application development in the WinRT environment. It goes over the basics of the environment and shows how to build a "Hello World" style application.