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Write High-DPI Apps for Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 brings new life to multi-monitor configurations and lets you develop applications that are per-monitor DPI-aware to give users the best possible resolution. However, few applications have achieved this yet, so Kenny Kerr shows you how.
WinJS on Windows 8.1:
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft introduces to the WinJS library the scheduler and the predictable object lifetime model, allowing developers greater control over app performance. In this article, I describe some best practices for building an efficient app, using the WinJS APIs in both Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.
Aspect-Oriented Programming with the RealProxy Class
Aspect-oriented programming lets you separate the code that’s not directly related to your layers—such as logging, validation or authentication—in different classes. Here, Bruno Sonnino shows how to use the RealProxy class to apply aspects to your code in an easy and flexible way.
Intercepting Asynchronous Methods Using Unity Interception
Learn several strategies for intercepting asynchronous methods, demonstrated using an example that logs the completion of asynchronous operations.
Explore the tools, technologies and APIs that are changing the way governments interact with citizens, in the Digital Government Issue of MSDN Magazine.
Content Negotiation and Web API for the ASP.NET MVC Developer
Dino Esposito discusses Web API from the perspective of the average ASP.NET MVC developer, focusing on the improved content negotiation functionality.
Windows Azure Insider
Windows Azure Service Bus and the Internet of Things
Learn how the Windows Azure Service Bus can help you meet the challenges of connecting to just about any device that comes along, no matter what hardware and software it relies on.
A 2D Portal into a 3D World
Did you know you can get your 3D feet wet in Direct2D, so a later plunge into Direct3D programming won’t be quite so shocking? Charles Petzold shows you some 3D features in Direct 2D that let you get started.
Microsoft will hold its Build conference for developers again in San Francisco, April 2-4. Michael Desmond expects developers will get a lot out of the show--even if they can't manage to get in.