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XNA Framework Overview
Table of Contents XNA Framework Application Model Game Time Content Pipeline Platform Framework Version(s) Supported Blogs References The XNA Framework is a set of cross-platform managed libraries for game development on Windows, Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, Zune, Zune HD, and Microsoft Surface. First...
27 Mar 2015
Associate Permission Levels with SharePoint User Groups Using the Client Side Object Model in .NET/C#
Table of Contents Introduction Get all SharePoint User Groups' Permission Levels Get selective SharePoint User Group's Permission Levels References Applies To Introduction In the previous article we discussed about how to get the SharePoint user group names using SharePoint client object...
21 Mar 2015
Windows Store Apps: build your first Windows Store Application with asp.net background
Peter Geelen - MSFT
Table of Contents Introduction MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) and MVC (Model-View-Controller). Serialization and Deserialization. Dynamic Objects. Storage, files, settings and DB. UI and Animation. Introduction The points I?ll mention in this post to help quickly start developing your first...
19 Mar 2015
SharePoint 2013 : An Introduction to JSLink
Table of Contents Setting the scene Introduction Scenario Approach Conclusion References See Also Setting the scene Client Side Rendering (CSR) is one of the new concepts introduced by Microsoft in SharePoint 2013. With the help of this new feature, you don’t have to write XSLT to style SharePoint...
13 Mar 2015
SharePoint Online : Export User Profile Properties using CSOM
Table of Contents Introduction How does authentication happen Case Statement Approach Prerequisites Implementation Conclusion References See Also Introduction With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has provided the ability to fetch User Profile information client side using CSOM API’s. User Profiles...
23 Feb 2015
SharePoint Online : An Introduction to Office Delve
Table of Contents Introduction What is Office Delve ? What is Office Graph? Using Graph Query Language with Search REST API to query Office Graph Exploring the different available Actor Types References See Also Introduction Microsoft has been talking about “codename Oslo” and Office Graph since...
20 Feb 2015
Step by Step Guide to Configure Environment for Creating your first SharePoint Hosted App
Table of Contents Introduction What are Apps? Scope Configuring an on-premise development environment for Apps for SharePoint Create an Isolated App Domain Start the Required Services Create Service Applications Configure App URL’s Creating Your First App References See Also Introduction...
20 Feb 2015
Perform Basic Admin Operations using CSOM in SharePoint Online
Table of Contents Introduction How does authentication happen Prerequisites Scenarios Scenario 1 : Fetch all available web templates for creating a site collection in SharePoint Online Scenario 2: Create a site collection Scenario 3 : Fetch All Site Collections Scenario 4 : Delete a Site Collection Scenario...
20 Feb 2015
SharePoint Online : Working with People Search and User Profiles
Table of Contents Introduction Scenario Approach Prerequisites Implementation Fetch All Users Fetch Profile Information Conclusion References See Also Introduction People Search and User Profiles are amongst the popular topics that everyone use in their projects every now and then. With SharePoint...
20 Feb 2015
Wiki: Development Portal
TechNet Wiki includes and welcomes development-related articles. Software development is writing and maintaining source code, and the process may include research, code modification, scripting, reuse, re-engineering, test, or maintenance. The following articles links are to articles on TechNet...
13 Feb 2015
Braille Code in .Net
(Try using the table below to decipher this!) You can download a more elaborate version of this code (the project version) at the following link. Introduction Not too long ago (while reading Code by Charles Petzold , which I recommend), I became particularly interested in Braille...
11 Feb 2015
.NET, PowerShell Path too Long Exception and a .NET PowerShell Robocopy Clone
Path too Long and .NET Some of you may know the famous error “System.IO.PathTooLongException“. The path is too long after being fully qualified. Make sure path is less than 260 characters. This is by design from the Windows API and the .NET Framework. Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces: ...
3 Feb 2015
Easy Code Refactoring using Visual C#
Table of Contents Introduction Remove & Sort Usings Extract Method Regions Surround With Rename Conclusion Code Sample Introduction Code refactoring is very important, a necessity especially if you use agile methodologies. Even if you are following other classic software development methods...
27 Jan 2015
Parallel / Concurrent / Async Programming in C# using Tasks
Table of Contents Introduction Solution Conclusion See Also Introduction This one is a direct result of my work. Recently I was asked to come up with a notification / reminder service to send emails when something remains pending since a week. The initial code looked & worked great locally...
27 Jan 2015
Easily Debug or Optimize LINQ Queries using LINQPad
Table of Contents Introduction LINQPad to the Rescue! Debugging LINQ Queries Tracking Query Performance Conclusion Introduction The best way to focus on a particular "problem" area is often to look at it sandboxed, so that you can focus on the problem or issue at hand. I recently had...
27 Jan 2015
How to create Custom Web Service WCF (REST) in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint native web services can be access via _vti_bin mapped path. Deploying our custom service to this mapped path enables mapped features such as Access service using relative path Ex – Assume service is custom.svc; therefore it is possible to access it http://server/ _vti_bin/custom...
13 Jan 2015
Windows Phone Store 8.1 vs Windows Phone 8: Launchers and Choosers (C#-XAML)
Table of Contents Introduction Building The Sample Description How to compose new sms message in windows phone store 8.1 How to compose new email in windows phone store 8.1 How to make phone call in windows phone store 8.1 How to capture photo using camera in windows phone store 8.1 How to select/pick...
4 Jan 2015
Develop and Deploy with Azure SQL Database
This article provides guidelines on how to deploy an existing on-premise SQL Server database into Azure SQL Database and guidelines around best practices during data migration. Note If you wish to contribute to this page, use the Edit tab at the top (sign-in required). If you...
28 Dec 2014
Windows Forms Overview
Table of Contents Getting Started With Windows Forms Community Resources Forums Blogs Wiki Articles Other Resources Software Downloads Other Languages Deutsch (de-DE) Windows Forms is a set of classes in the .NET Framework that enables developers to quickly create Windows client applications, using...
26 Dec 2014
Documenting Use Cases using Visio Professional
Table of Contents Introduction Choosing the Right Template Adding an Actor Adding an Use Case Easy Formatting using Visio Features See Also Introduction Software analysis, design & documentation is an integral part of any software developer . All developers are called on to do this...
26 Dec 2014
Visual C# Resources on the TechNet Wiki
Introduction This page contains links to all the Visual C# resources that are available on the TechNet Wiki. This page focuses on Technet Wiki articles only and contains the most prominent articles per category. The articles are grouped based on the common Wiki Article tag for Visual C#. ...
25 Dec 2014
How can a student get a DreamSpark account for free Microsoft Software and Windows Store account ?
What is DreamSpark ? DreamSpark is a Microsoft program to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge. DreamSpark gives students access to Microsoft software and free accounts for the Windows Store. How can a student create DreamSpark account ? Following...
24 Dec 2014
Learn ASP.NET in MVC Style: Part 1 - Introduction to ASP.NET MVC 5
This article provides an overview of the web application framework ASP.NET MVC 5. Table of Contents Introduction Prerequisite Getting Started Model-View-Controller (MVC): Real World Analogy of Model-View-Controller (MVC): From MVC to ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET MVC: Objectives of ASP.NET MVC: Release History...
20 Dec 2014
Visual C#: Thread.Sleep vs. Task.Delay
We can use both Thread.Sleep() and Task.Delay() to suspend the execution of a program (thread) for a given timespan. But are we actually suspending the execution? What is the difference between these two? How do you abort from a sleeping thread or an awaited task? Those are some of the questions I...
9 Dec 2014
Windows Store App - Basic ColorPicker Control inside Settings Pane
This article discusses the basic color palette control implementation for Windows Store App. With Windows 8.1 release around the corner and seeing there is still no Color Picker control (yes we have DatePicker and TimePicker) I thought of writing one in response to this MSDN question. Currently...
9 Dec 2014
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