Portable Library Project

Check out David Kean and I on our Channel 9 overview of the Portable Library Project.


Tools for Framework Architecture Verification

The beans have been actually spilled already – I was working on a few command line tools for framework architecture verification, to help with my own work. We decided to make them available for download. They can be found on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/fxarch Hope you find them useful!


The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) CTP is out!

Krzysztof has blogged about the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) a while ago. Today, the Application Framework Core team has published the first Community Technical Preview (CTP) of MEF! For those that are not familiar with the topic, MEF “provides developers with a tool to easily add extensibility to their applications and with minimal impact on…

LINQ Framework Design Guidelines

Writing applications that interact with data sources, such as databases, XML documents, or Web Services such as Flickr or Amazon, is made easier in the .NET Framework 3.5 with the addition of a set of features collectively referred to as LINQ (Language-Integrated Query). In what follows, we start with a very brief overview of LINQ,…