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Asynchronous Programming for Windows Store Apps: .NET is up to the Task

Programming with async and await is the driving force behind delivering “fast and fluid” user experiences. Compiler diagnostics for async APIs guide developers towards best practices – it’s a wonderful example of platform and tooling working together. Since the Windows Runtime uses a slightly different implementation for async ...
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Model Binding Fundamentals

In the previous post we looked at an overview of what is Model Binding and the benefits it brings in for WebForms developers. In this post we will look at the basic fundamentals and how the Model Binding system works with controls. Data Binding with Model Binding Uptil ASP.NET v4.0, data binding in controls happened with data bound controls ...

ASP.NET Web API and HTTP Byte Range Support

Range requests is the ability in HTTP to request a part of a document based on one or more ranges. This can be used in scenarios where the client wants to recover from interrupted data transfers as a result of canceled requests or dropped connections. It can also be used in scenarios where a client requests only a subset of a larger ...

Building Windows Store Apps with .NET

For .NET developers, this is the best time to build client apps. Never before have the Windows APIs been so easy to use from C# or Visual Basic without wrapping them with custom libraries. So far, we’ve seen some amazing apps in the Windows Store built using C#. Richard Lander, program manager for the CLR and frequent contributor to this ...
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Web Publish Updates with Windows Azure SDK 1.8

We recently released new updates to the publishing experience in Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2010 as part of the Windows Azure SDK for .NET 1.8 release.  The main new features include web site project (WSP) publishing using the same new publishing workflow as web application projects (WAPs), precompile options for both WAP and ...

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Background – on quirks and compatibility The .NET Framework (including ASP.NET) strives to maintain near-100% compatibility when an existing framework is updated on a machine. We try to ensure as much as possible that if an application was developed and deployed against .NET Framework 4, it will just continue to work on 4.5. This normally ...

Capturing Unhandled Exceptions in ASP.NET Web API’s with ELMAH

I'm a fan of using ELMAH to track unhandled exceptions in my ASP.NET applications. If you haven't tried ELMAH, you should definitely check it out. There's even an ELMAH NuGet package so it's trivial to install. Now that I'm getting my feet wet with Web API, I'd like to have any Web API unhandled exceptions be directed to ELMAH as well so ...

Introducing NETCF 3.9 in Windows Embedded Compact 2013 – a faster, leaner and multi-core runtime!

Ever since .NET Compact Framework was introduced at the PDC conference in 2001, programming with .NET has scaled from some of the smallest devices to the largest servers. With C# and Visual Basic, developers can apply the same skills to program both devices and servers to form a complete end-to-end solution. As the devices become more ...
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ASP.NET WebForms Model Binding – Overview

This is the first post in the part of series around Model Binding. In this post I will introduce Model Binding integration in ASP.NET WebForms 4.5 while focusing on history, benefits, principles and the integration of Model Binding. In the upcoming posts, I will be going into the details about the features that are supported by this ...

Scaling cloud apps with the .NET Framework 4.5

The .NET Framework 4.5 is now available on Windows Azure. Thank you to everyone cheering for this moment. We’re just starting to see the possibilities that a rich developer framework like the .NET Framework and the cloud can have together. Richard Lander, a program manager for the Common Language Runtime, explains a few best practices ...
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