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Async in 4.5: Enabling Progress and Cancellation in Async APIs

The apps developers want to develop today are fast and fluid and the async features in .NET make this easier than ever. The world is also highly connected now which makes waiting for data a real concern for building great customer experiences. Alok Shriram from the .NET Base Class Library program management team continues his discussion on the...

Introducing the .NET Framework 4.5 RC

Update (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. This release is now unsupported. Today, we are announcing the .NET Framework 4.5 RC. We are also announcing Visual Studio 2012 RC, as you can read on Jason Zander’s and Soma’s blog. Please visit the Visual Studio 2012 RC downloads page to install both products. We ...

.NET for Metro style apps

.NET is now a core part of several Microsoft platforms, and each has focused on specific subset of APIs. A lot of thought has been put into crafting each API surface area. Many of you have asked how the .NET APIs available for Metro style apps were chosen. In the following post, Immo Landwerth – a program manager on the CLR’s Core ...

Optimizing the .NET Framework Deployment Experience for Users and Developers

Rapid development has been one of the enduring themes behind the design of the .NET Framework. We know that authoring application installers is particularly difficult and could be improved. The following post is by Richard Lander from the program management team on the Common Language Runtime. He explains our motivations for introducing a ...

Custom validation schema video on Channel 9

In this DevNugget, .net Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie (aka *.net DEvHammer), shows you how you can quickly and easily create and register a custom XSD schema that allows get Intellisense and validation of your schema within the Web Form source view window.* https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=191714   Thanks...