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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
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.
FileTables, a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2012, is a unique table that reflects metadata of files in a specified folder.
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
The Task Parallel Dataflow (TDF) library helps developers tackle complex parallel use cases.
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.
Visual Basic and C# developers can eliminate repetition by customizing the project and item templates in Visual Studio.