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Secondary Live Tiles enable an application to utilize both sides of a tile, delivering twice the information.
FlipView, ListView and GridView are new controls for Windows 8 Metro-style applications. They'll become key tools for building great-looking UIs.
- By Michael Crump
Visual Studio Async is a powerful development framework, but it's important to understand how it works to avoid performance hits.
- By Patrick Steele
If your app requires the creation and manipulation of combinations of objects, the BigInteger structure in the Microsoft .NET Framework can offer huge advantages to combination functions.
- By James McCaffrey
How to use lock screen badge and tile notifications in your Windows 8 application.
Live Tiles are images that update a pinned tile (icon) on the start screen of Windows Phone. They're used to offer updates to a user browsing the start screen, without having to open the application completely.
How to separate complex object construction from its representation using the Builder design pattern in C#.
Microsoft has cooked up a feast of value-added big data cloud apps featuring Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and Pig, as well as free apps and utilities for numerical analysis, publishing data sets, data encryption, uploading files to SQL Azure and blobs.
- By Roger Jennings
Accessing a customer relationship management system with a custom .NET application can add important functionality.
In part 1 of his series on advanced live tiles, Eric Vogel shows you how to add secondary tiles to your Windows 8 Metro style applications.
ASP.NET Web API allows you to write a service once and provide different output formats with little effort on the developer's side.
This tutorial demonstrates how to give users more power with the ability to customize live tiles in Metro style apps.
Use the Microsoft Sync Framework to synchronize data changes between SQL Server 2008 Standard, SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5.
On VB columnist Joe Kunk shows you how to create and extract "almost" .ZIP files in .NET Framework 4 and standard .ZIP files in .NET Framework 4.5.
Eric Vogel shows you how to simplify the consumption of your API by adding a fluent interface design.