The new Windows Phone 7 platform isn't restricted to only C# programming. Microsoft recently released development tools targeting Visual Basic developers. This article discusses how to get the tools and walks through a simple Visual Basic Silverlight project for the Windows Phone 7 platform.
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Location based services and interactive maps are fast becoming a commodity. As an application developer, you need to learn how to easily bring maps and location based features into your own applications. In this article, you will learn how to integrate Microsoft's Bing Maps into your own Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 applications.
LINQ - Language Integrated Query is one of the most exciting and powerful extensions added by Microsoft to the .NET framework. This article talks about a few ways that can help you improve your classical C# programming using LINQ, whose success relies on the easy way it allows developers to use SQL like syntax to query all kinds of data.
Make use of the Repository Pattern to break the dependencies between your application's domain model and data access code.
Here is another set of C# programming tips and tricks. This set consists of tips that are often neglected workarounds. These tips save developers a lot of the time and will help to make code-writing skills sharper.
Microsoft Visual Studio now sports the ability to debug dumps of managed applications without delving into the notorious world of windbg and sos.dll. This article explains the new simplified dump debugging experience with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
The original release of the .NET Framework included collections as .NET was introduced to the Microsoft programming world. The .NET Framework 2.0 introduced generics to complement the System.Collections namespace and provide a more efficient and well performing option. Read on to learn more...
Learn how to use a for loop to loop through all of the images found on a web page and save them via the DownloadFile method of the WebClient object.
SOLID principles form the base for writing good and clean object oriented code in C#. Learn about the S.O.L.I.D principles and explore C# coding samples for each.