| Visual C# Article Published 01-Apr-13
Microsoft has introduced the capability of allowing application developers to build their own camera applications, called Lens, in Windows Phone 8.0. This articles walks a Windows Phone application developer through the process of building a camera application that integrates directly with the built-in camera application.
| Visual C# Article Published 11-Mar-13
With the release of Windows Phone 8.0, Microsoft introduced support for Direct3D, which is part of Microsoft’s DirectX application programming interface. Join Vipul Patel to learn more about the platform support for Direc3D in Windows Phone 8.
| Visual C# Article Published 15-Feb-13
Windows 8 lets you build the auto-upload feature into your mobile application. This article walks a Windows Phone 8 application developer through the steps to build the auto-upload feature into their Windows Phone 8 application.
| Visual C# Article Published 06-Feb-13
Windows Phone 8 offers new APIs for maps and navigation. This article walks the user through the steps involved in building a navigation application for the Windows Phone 8 platform.
| Visual C# Article Published 23-Jan-13
Wallet, Windows Phone 8's new functionality lets you manage payment instruments, store coupons, credit and loyalty cards in a central place, and lets you link these items to Windows Phone 8 applications. Vipul Patel shows you how.
| Visual C# Article Published 04-Apr-11
Cloud developers are excited about the business opportunities the Microsoft Windows Azure platform presents. This article discusses the business opportunities Windows Azure offers to developers in the form of the Windows Azure Marketplace.
| Visual C# Article Published 20-Mar-11
It is imperative that cloud developers using Windows Azure familiarize themselves with the practice of debugging applications which are not hosted in-premise. Learn about the debugging methodologies that can be used for cloud application debugging.
| Visual C# Article Published 20-Mar-11
Azure, the cloud computing platform from Microsoft, is garnering a lot of developer interest. To start developing Microsoft Windows Azure applications, you need to have a toolset ready. This article describes how to get the development tools you'll need to get started.
| Visual C# Article Published 13-Mar-11
Visual Studio Development tools for the Microsoft Windows Azure platform provide an emulator to test our cloud application. Deploying the application to the cloud takes a few more steps. In this article, we learn how to deploy our Azure application to the Cloud.
| Visual C# Article Published 09-Mar-11
To get on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud computing bandwagon, you need to understand how to develop applications targeting the platform. Discover how to create your first “Hello World” cloud application.
| Visual C# Article Published 01-Dec-10
The differences between Android and Windows Phone 7 are mostly skin deep, so enterprising Android developers can port their current apps over to Windows Phone 7.
| Visual C# Article Published 29-Oct-09
Looking to enhance your applications support for new
features in Windows 7? In this article we'll demonstrate
several of the new features of the TaskBar and show you how
to take advantage of them.
| Visual C# Article Published 26-Oct-09
Learn about the COM Interoperability improvements comingwith the next release of the .NET Framework and how theywill make your COM Interop such as Office applications mucheasier.
| Visual C# Article Published 21-Sep-09
Learn how leverage location based data using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 from C# applications and combine them with interactive maps.
| Visual C# Article Published 04-Sep-09
One of the fundamental programming challenges is managing state. Chances are you have written dozens and dozens of methods that at the beginning check that certain conditions are met, and that another set of conditions is met when the method returns. With Code Contracts in .NET 4.0, you can make things considerably easier. Read on to learn how.
| Visual C# Article Published 25-Aug-09
In this installment of the .NET Nuts & Bolts column we'll be discussing three industry trends that are influencing the next releases of C# and Visual Basic.
| Visual C# Article Published 30-Jun-09
With more and more computers using a multi-core processor, the free lunch of increased clock speeds and the inherent performance gains are over. Software developers must instead make sure their applications take use of all the cores available in an efficient manner. New features in .NET 4.0 mean that managed code developers too can join the party.
| Visual C# Article Published 24-Jun-09
The Entity Framework provides a .NET class-based model of a data store, letting you query the model with LINQ, while the model do the background grunt work of contacting the data store to add, update, or delete data.
| Visual C# Article Published 22-Jun-09
Tap the Starter Kit for your next REST Web Service.
| Visual C# Article Published 09-Jun-09
Looking to incorporate ActiveMQ into your next project, but don't want to use Spring.NET? This article shows how to use the basics of the .NET Messaging Service Framework.
| Visual C# Article Published 04-May-09
You can use the System.Diagnostics Namespace to help find and eliminate defects in your C# Programs.
| Visual C# Article Published 17-Apr-09
Determine which ports on a computer have an application listening.
| Visual C# Article Published 02-Apr-09
Programmatically make sure all your computer systems are at least powered on and available on the network. Easily add this functionality to your applications!
| Visual C# Article Published 30-Mar-09
Microsoft offers developers a large selection of application programming interfaces. Using the Microsoft Live constellation of web-based services, you can easily add search, mapping, presence, and more to your applications.
| Visual C# Article Published 23-Mar-09
Silverlight has now been around for a while. In fact, the beta for Silverlight 3 has now been released. Get the answers to common questions being asked by Users, business people, and Developers in regard to why Silverlight is important.