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by RaviAakula
Introducing brand new productivity feature that are released with Visual Studio 2015 Preview Version.
by Rion Williams
This morning, the announcements made at Microsoft’s Connect() event in New York have been rippling through the web and the effects of these announcements are likely going to be felt for years to come. This post will cover some of the highlights of the keynotes by Scott Guthrie and Soma Somaseg
by Cinchoo
Simple and easy to create, self installable and use Shell Context Menu Extensions.
by Nomesh G
Implementation and usuage of ValueConverter.

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15 Jun 2011
MBigglesworth79
What is a Delegate?
12 Sep 2014
Pragmateek
Introduction As a WPF developer for years I was recently concerned by the new direction chosen by Microsoft on its client platforms with the rise of the brand new WinRT framework. I was concerned for good reasons: I’ve suffered from … Continue reading →
24 Jul 2012
Imran Abdul Ghani
1. What is the difference between WCF and ASMX Web Services?Simple and basic difference is that ASMX or ASP.NET web service is designed to send and receive messages using SOAP over HTTP only. While WCF can exchange messages using any format (SOAP is default) over any transport protocol (HTTP, TCP/IP
28 May 2010
Arik Poznanski
How to enforce that your WPF application has only one instance
28 Feb 2012
DevLake
WPF Master Details MVVM Application
11 Apr 2009
Rahman Masudur
In this short article, we are going to see a few tricks about using a Resource Dictionary in WPF, how we can merge it in XAML, and how we can use it in C#.
10 Mar 2011
StevenHollidge
How to expose JSON data over a RESTful interface.
24 Oct 2012
Inaki Ayucar
This article tries to be an introduction on .Net memory management and about the memory limits both the Runtime and the platform establish for each process. We will also give some tips about dealing with the problems you will face when reaching those limits. Available memory for a process As you a
28 Jul 2014
morzel
How fast is .NET garbage collector
28 Apr 2011
Ben Liebert
Architecture technology is constantly evolving and there is a lot to keep up with. Over my career, I’ve reviewed a large number of approaches and today I’d like to draw a line in the sand and present to you all my current ‘best’ architecture.
12 Jul 2012
DotNetLead-SharePoint
WPF Drag and Drop MVVM using Behavior
16 Nov 2014
Ronnie Mukherjee
Garbage collection is often seen as a kind of black magic in the world of .NET, particularly by junior programmers. There is no real need to understand how it works in order to build most applications, therefore it remains a mystery until a time comes when you think you need to know how it works, [&
23 Apr 2010
Arik Poznanski
BackgroundApplication Recovery and Restart (ARR) is a feature that allows you to prepare for the impossible (?) case where your application crash or waits forever (“Not Responding”)The feature lets you “register” for these cases in order to give you the opportunity to save the application data or do
1 Feb 2010
Arik Poznanski
The question this posts tries to address is: Where to put value converters?
14 Nov 2013
John Atten
C#: Query Excel and .CSV files using LinqToExcel.
7 Feb 2010
Arik Poznanski
In this post I’ll show you an easy way to add fade-in / fade-out effects to your user controls, when you change their Visibility property.Adding the animation is done with an attached property, so using the code will be extremely simple.
14 Nov 2013
John Atten
Create and manipulate Word documents programmatically using DocX.
3 Aug 2013
patelsan
It’s becoming increasingly common to expose multiple interfaces for application – many applications has apps for iPhone, Android, Windows mobile in addition to the web interface. Some part of your application functionality may be exposed through other ways like Chrome extension and Wind
7 Jun 2012
Shweta Lodha
The differences between StaticResource and DynamicResource.
20 Nov 2013
Johan Ohlin
10 ways to get more productive in Visual Studio.
20 Oct 2014
CdnSecurityEngineer
Every couple of years, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) publishes their top 10 security vulnerabilities of the day based on hacks & information that it has seen, every time security misconfiguration makes the list. Now if you consider…Read more ›The post Protecting .NET
13 Jan 2015N
Vladimir Khorikov
There is quite a bit of Entity Framework and NHibernate comparisons on the web already but all of them cover mostly the technical side of the question. In this post, I'll compare these two technologies from a Domain Driven Design perspective. I'll step through several code examples and s
28 Dec 2010
Mohammad Elsheimy
Learn how to send mail messages from your C# application via SMTP.
26 Jul 2011
Pranay Rana
Difference between IQueryable and IEnumerable in terms of LINQ to SQL queries.
18 Sep 2014
John Atten
How often do you find yourself tossing together a console application for the purpose of trying out code, "testing" in the sense of seeing what works best, or, possibly, as a means to demo some library of function? I do, a lot. And I usually end up with some horrid mess which, while never intended
5 Dec 2009
Jeremy Likness
Learn how to host WCF as a Windows service (without using a web project) and how to code it so that you can test interactively without installing the service.
14 Mar 2010
Arik Poznanski
Following are some listings to be used as a quick reference to common Windows 7 Taskbar features using Windows API Code Pack.
11 May 2012
Md. Rashim uddin
How to log and trace WCF Soap messages?
16 Mar 2010
Arik Poznanski
Following are some listings to be used as a quick reference to common Windows 7 Libraries features using Windows API Code Pack.
14 Sep 2009
Abhishek Sur
Make your class library COM visible using few simple steps
13 Sep 2010
Andrey Permamedov
The bug in MFC tool tip control
30 Jan 2012
kishore Gaddam
The Binding object needs to get its data from somewhere, and there are a few ways to specify the source of the data like using Source property directly in the Binding, inheriting a DataContext from the nearest element...
12 Jul 2014
Ivan Krivyakov
IEnumerable: Lazy and Dangerous
30 Jun 2010
Ali Ozgur
IntroI've been recently working on a smart client (WinForms) application backed by Entitiy Framework 4 (EF4) on Visual Studio 2010. In this blog post I will try to give you some tips regarding some limitations and points to be careful about EF4.Why Entity Framework (EF)?Through my .NET development c
2 Mar 2010
jmix90
When you want to make an object binding-aware you have two choices : implements INotifyPropertyChanged or creates DependencyProperties. Which one is the best ? Let's try to answer this question !How to implement INotifyPropertyChangedDeclaring that your class is implementing INotifyPropertyChang
9 Jul 2010
Colin Eberhardt
This post provides a simple IValueConverter implementation that makes use of the framework type converters in order to convert between a large range of source / target types. This converter can be used both within bindings and in code-behind to give more concise property setters
14 Apr 2014
Adarsh Chaurasia (Consultant|Mentor|Tech Savvy)
In this article, I have tried to answer all the frequently asked WCF questions in interviews. It helps you not only to crack interviews but to refresh the concepts of WCF programming. What is service ? A service is a unit of functionality exposed to the world. Service orientation (SO) is an abstract
17 Jul 2011
WebBiscuit
Microsoft has violated the holy rules of COM and broken their msado15.dll. The violation occurs after the installation of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (version 6.1.7601.17514).
11 Feb 2012
Ido Flatow
Calling a WCF service from a client without having the contract interface
7 Jun 2010
viva64.com
In this post, I will speak about the stack and in future I plan to discuss memory allocation and binary code’s size.
12 Jun 2012
TheDhruv
Creating a WCF service in C#.
12 Feb 2014
Chris Boss
With mobile computing taking hold, programmers are looking for ways to produce smaller and faster applications. Soon with the so called “Internet of Things” concept bringing possibly even smaller mobile devices into all areas of life, the need for smaller and faster software capable of r
13 Apr 2010
Arik Poznanski
Back in this post I showed you how you can easily add a fade-in / fade-out effect to a UIElement that changes its Visibility property, using a simple attached property.Some people encountered a problem using this property when they bind the UIElement to a model which initially hides the control. Sin
28 Sep 2009
Pete O'Hanlon
Textbox Drag/Drop in WPF
16 Jul 2012
Libish Varghese Jacob
Configuring and using Entity Framework 4.1 for my Open Source project.
26 Jun 2010
JasonShort
In this article, I want to cover a particular problem I have had many times over the years. How do you speed up multithreaded apps that are bound by blocking functions, or long running I/O operations?
14 May 2009
Philipp Sumi
Converter-based solution to render and organize heterogeneous data through WPF's built-in TreeView control.
15 Jul 2013
Zhuyun Dai
In this serial of articles, I will share some knowledge I learnt recently in using WebSocket in .NET 4.5.
24 Feb 2012
Eric Xue (brokensnow)
20 mins installation guide in order to get you with a Mac OS X Lion VM in no time.
14 Nov 2012
Monjurul Habib
Fluent API vs. Data Annotations working with configuration.

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