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The .NET 4.5 Framework includes some changes to the typical reflection use cases. Most importantly, the Type object has been split into two separate classes: Type and TypeInfo. Find out how and when to use each.
Custom proximity search, a new feature in SQL Server 2012 Full-Text Search, is facilitated using the NEAR operator.
In Part 3 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement user-level authorization and push notifications using an Azure Mobile Service.
A priority queue assigns a priority to each element. Knowing how to build them is important in solving many coding problems.
- By James McCaffrey
FileTables, a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2012, is a unique table that reflects metadata of files in a specified folder.
In Part 2 of this series, Eric Vogel covers how to implement authentication and basic authorization with an Azure Mobile Service-backed Windows Store application.
Learn about Android's sensors by building a simple compass application.
- By Wallace McClure
Eric Vogel covers how to create an Azure Mobile Services-backed Windows Store application.
How to implement a custom Task Parallel Dataflow block.
In Part 2 of this three-part series on dataflow programming with the Task Parallel Library, Eric Vogel shows you how to create a Windows 8 application that uses a composite parallel data flow.
- By Michael Crump
The Silverlight 5 PivotViewer allows you to create unique and interactive data visualizations for your users. Find out how to effectively use this technology and incorporate semantic zoom into your data collections.
- By Tony Champion
Aspect-oriented programming has the potential to help every developer write higher-quality code in less time. Here's how to declaratively apply custom methods implementing common functionality to your code.
The Task Parallel Dataflow (TDF) library helps developers tackle complex parallel use cases.
Visual Basic and C# developers can eliminate repetition by customizing the project and item templates in Visual Studio.