Microsoft .Net Features

Xamarin vs. Newcomer Flutter: What Developers Say

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 21:15:00 GMT

Although it was only just released as a beta, the open source Flutter framework for cross-platform mobile app development is drawing comparisons with Microsoft's Xamarin in the developer community.

Filtering List Boxes with a Little Help from XAML

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:38:00 GMT

This hands-on tutorial features an example app that displays a list of American cities, allowing the user to see a subset of choices by typing a filtering text value.

How to Query JSON Data with SQL Server 2016

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:39:00 GMT

Dino Esposito explains JSON-to-rowset native support in SQL Server 2016 and provides a realistic perspective of data query when you have JSON data stored in the database.

Add Custom Controls with Binding Properties to Your Xamarin.Forms App

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:45:00 GMT

In an app of any meaningful size, wrapping up common functionality in a composite control reduces the long-term effort needed to craft the app. Learn how to do just that right here.

Azure Functions and Serverless Architecture in Action

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:39:00 GMT

Part 2: Now that we've nailed down the serverless compute concepts, we'll use a handful of online tools to develop Azure Functions.

The Cloud's The Limit with Serverless Architecture and Azure Functions

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:39:00 GMT

The cloud has enabled some incredible innovation, like serverless compute, which is transforming the way we build applications for the cloud. We dive into serverless concepts and explore how they are supported by Azure Functions.

Build Web Apps Without All That JavaScript

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:28:00 GMT

You don't need to write tons of JavaScript code to create a JavaScript-friendly MVVM app. Let DotVVM can take over. Here's a basic tutorial for developing with it.

Expand Your Foundation

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:00:00 GMT

In a back-to-basics session at Visual Studio Live! this week, Microsoft's Adam Tuliper encouraged developers to broaden their approach.

How Microsoft PowerApps and Flow Can Automate, Even Save App Development

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:40:00 GMT

From Visual Studio Live! Washington, DC: Microsoft PowerApps and Flow take RAD tools to another level, by automating custom application development through low-code tools.

Breathe New Life for Your ASP.NET Apps with Docker, Part 2

Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Last time, we used Docker to modernize an ASP.NET WebForms app. In this second part, we take a feature-driven approach to extending it and improving performance.

Use Docker To Breathe New Life for Your ASP.NET Apps

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Using Docker's lightweight containerization technology, you can modernize and extend ASP.NET WebForms app quickly and safely on the Microsoft Azure cloud. In this first of a two-part series, we show you how.

From VSLive! Austin: What's New, What's Next for .NET in 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:58:00 GMT

Microsoft's developers have been churning through code and delivering a dizzying array of tools and services. But there's still more to come this year, as Microsoft's Jeffrey T. Fritz explained at Visual Studio Live! this week.

The 30,000-Foot View of the Microsoft Application Portfolio

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:01:00 GMT

Microsoft's Matt Nunn provides a whirlwind tour of the current state of tools and services that Microsoft has to offer developers in this VSLive! Austin keynote.

Creating a Custom Start Page in Visual Studio 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:09:00 GMT

Visual Studio is all about making the developer coding experience more streamlined, allowing you to get to elements of the IDE that matter to you most. Customizing the Start Page is, well, a good start.

Supercomputing with the .NET Task Parallel Library

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:16:00 GMT

Huge volumes of data need near-supercomputer power to process and analyze it all. You can get there with the .NET Task Parallel Library.

Investigating Exceptions Causing Web Site Havoc

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:53:00 GMT

A stepped approach using traditional tools in Visual Studio and third-party solutions to troubleshoot and debug Web application issues.

The Key to Cross-Platform Coding is .NET Everywhere

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:56:00 GMT

No longer a pipe dream, cross-platform coding has been made fairly straightforward and nearly ordinary with tools from Xamarin and others. At VSLive!, Microsoft's James Montemagno demonstrated the ease with which cross-platform apps can be delivered without venturing too far from the C# space.

App-to-Market: Understanding Who Owns What with Intellectual Property

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Developers develop and sometimes that becomes the basis of a startup's IP. So, who owns it now? Here's how to sort it all out.

Visual Studio Code and the Third Wave of Source Code Editing

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:23:00 GMT

Imagine platform-neutral, language-agnostic tools for writing code. Awesome, yes, but using tools like Visual Studio Code to compose your programmatic masterpiece will require a bit of rethinking.

Solving UWP App-to-App Communication in IoT Apps

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Writing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that rely on inter-process communication is actually easy. Debugging and making them fault-tolerant is the tricky part, but it can be done with the AppServiceConnection for UWP and IoT Apps.

Q&A: What's New in Visual Studio 2017

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:32:00 GMT

Visual Studio 2017 is coming March 7. Microsoft Dev Evangelist Robert Green talks about the top new features, best improvements for mobile/Xamarin developers and more in this Q&A preview of his Visual Studio Live! session on the same topic.

Q&A: Robert Boedigheimer on ASP.NET Core 1.0 Tag Helpers

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Find out more about this new feature of ASP.NET Core 1.0 and how it might help you.

What's So Great About Tuples?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:28:00 GMT

String functions, integer functions ... booorrring! Tuples in C# 7.0 -- let's explore what makes them infinitely more exciting.

Building onto the AWS Cloud with Visual Studio

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:54:00 GMT

Amazon offers solutions specifically for Visual Studio developers who want to start deploying services on its cloud. Here's a guide to do it with minimal effort and all it takes is digging into the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio.

Sneak Preview of a Leaner, More Nimble Visual Studio 2017

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:41:00 GMT

From Visual Studio Live! in Orlando, Microsoft's Tim Sneath offered an extensive look inside the next-generation development platform.