Build Workflow Solutions for SharePoint Online
In this follow-up to his March article, Chris Mayo illustrates workflow support in SharePoint Online by extending the purchasing solution to include a workflow solution, then extending the workflow with a custom workflow action developed with Visual Studio.
Windows PowerShell with WPF:
Secrets to Building a WPF Application in Windows PowerShell
Is it a command-line interface, a scripting language or an API? Windows PowerShell is all three, says Doug Finke, who shows you how to tweak Windows PowerShell to build a net present value calculator presented in classic Windows Presentation Foundation GUI style. Special bonus: Windows PowerShell creator Jeffrey Snover weighs in on the Ad Hoc development model and origin of the language.
Get the Most out of WebGrid in ASP.NET MVC
Along with the recent WebMatrix release there are a set of productivity helpers including WebGrid and Chart. WebGrid provides a productive way to render tabular data. This article will show the productivity benefits of the WebGrid and to present a few key pointers for effectively working with WebGrid for ASP.NET MVC developers.
Tips and Tricks for Loading Silverlight Locale Resources, Part 2
Building on the March article, we present a solution that integrates server-side components to generate .resx files on demand from a database and embed those .resx files in .xap files, which are then streamed to the client.
Easily Add Performance Counters to Your MVC Application
Ben Grover adds performance counters to a Model-View-Controller (MVC) app and explains how to use MVC filters to clean up and replace repeated, confusing code that was spread throughout numerous action methods in an application.
Build a Better Mobile Browsing Experience
If you're building a public Web site, you need to support mobile browsers. This article explains why this is more important than ever, and suggests techniques for building great mobile browser experiences on ASP.NET Web Forms and Model-View-Controller, including browser detection, generating mobile-specific markup and optimizing usability.
Visual Studio 2010 SP1 for Web Developers
Check out the goodies for Web developers in the new Visual Studio service pack, including integration with new offerings of the Microsoft Web Platform, such as IIS Express, SQL Server CE, the Razor syntax, the Web Platform Installer and much more.
Deepak Verma and Scott Hanselman
Why C++ Still Matters
This month, we welcome the return of Kenny Kerr’s Windows with C++ column. To celebrate, we asked him some questions about where C++ fits into today’s development environment.
Don't Get Me Started:
When Security Doesn't Make Sense
It’s usually the fault of the developer -- rather than the end user -- when security isn’t applied.
Page Transitions in Windows Phone 7
For the most fluid page transitions in an e-book, the user interface needs to support three distinct pages—the current page, the next page, and the previous page. Charles Petzold describes a flexible way to implement this using three different page transitions.
Code Contracts: Inheritance and the Liskov Principle
Dino Esposito goes further into his exploration of Code Contracts in the .NET Framework, explaining what they’re used for, how they compare to assertions and tests and how they can help you improve the quality of your software design.
Demystifying Entity Framework Strategies, Part 3: Classes, Queries and Contexts
Julie Lerman takes on code generation in her third column exploring important decisions you have to make when using the Entity Framework, while also discussing the ObjectContext vs. DbContext choice and query building options.
Tools and Techniques for .NET Code Profiling
Premature optimization may be the root of all evil, but at some point in your app's development cycle you're going to need to analyze your code for performance and memory use. Here's a collection of profiling tools and information that will help make you a lean, mean coding machine.
The Working Programmer:
Multiparadigmatic .NET, Part 9: Functional Programming
The ninth in our series on multiparadigmatic programming focuses on functional programming, which is about treating functions as values—and which offers operations similar to what LINQ-to-Objects provides.
Windows with C++:
C++ and the Windows API
Learn how to manage Windows API resources in a way that is natural for the contemporary C++ developer. This is a critical first step in becoming a productive Windows developer.
Make Money with the Microsoft Ad Control
Even if you’re just a hobbyist Windows Phone 7 developer producing free apps, the easy-to-use (and free) Microsoft Ad Control lets you monetize your apps with automatic embedded advertising. See just how easy it is to get started.
Arthur Bierer and Boris Feldman