Advanced Basics: The ObservableCollection Class

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) adds functionality to the Microsoft .NET Framework so that you actually can reliably keep bound controls synchronized with their data sources. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Ken Getz demonstrates how to use the ObservableCollection class provided by WPF to keep bound controls in sync with underlying data sources….

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Visual Studio Team System Process Templates

A team project is simply a bucket that stores and partitions all of the artifacts you track and use within a Team Foundation Server (TFS) project. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Brian A. Randell explains how you can use and customize the MSF Agile and MFS CMMI process templates to get the…

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Meeting Richard Ward

Earlier this year MSDN Magazine embarked on a collaborative project with Behind the Code, an interview program airing on MSDN Channel 9. In this program, Robert Hess interviews prominent developers at Microsoft, and those developers also write a column for { End Bracket } in MSDN Magazine. In the newest interview, Richard Ward talks about…

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Best Practices For Windows Workflow Foundation

Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) imposes some restrictions on the developer authoring programs that target it. But in return WF offers a powerful, flexible, and extensible set of runtime services such as support for long-running code. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Josh Lane provides some best practices to consider when using WF to…

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Thread Management and other CLR TidBits

Every month, the CLR team gives us insight into the core of managed code, .NET programming best practices, technologies underlying the CLR and .NET Framework, and other tips and suggestions. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Erika Fuentes and Eric Eilebrecht cover some common issues developers encounter when tuning multithreaded managed code, particularly…

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Browser Interoperability In Silverlight 2

Silverlight provides a browser interoperability layer that allows managed code to access the document object model (DOM) of the underlying page. At the same time, JavaScript code running in the page can access the XAML content of the plug-in and even make modifications. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Dino Esposito discusses the…

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Unit Testing For Workflows

Because Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is based on a runtime that manages the execution of workflows and activities, testing must, in almost all cases, involve the use of the runtime – and this can introduce some interesting challenges. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Matt Milner presents some techniques for unit testing activities,…

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The Road To a New Web Site – Your Thoughts Please?

We’re currently in the process of stepping back and taking a critical look at our Web site to see how you all are using it – and how we can redesign parts of it (big or small) to make that experience better.  We are continuously receiving your feedback on existing frustrations and we are working…


Team System: Team Build 2008 Basics

Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Build (better known as Team Build) is a core feature of Team Foundation Server 2008. Microsoft designed Team Build to be an industrial-strength build automation tool. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Brian A. Randell introduces you to Team Build 2008 and walks you through the process…

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Silverlight 2 Web Parts for SharePoint

Silverlight and SharePoint provide a simple, yet powerful, infrastructure for building intranet and extranet applications with sophisticated user interface designs and interactions. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs demonstrate how to build a SharePoint Web Part as a wrapper for a Silverlight application. See our MSDN Magazine archives…

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