Episode 86 of Visual Studio Toolbox

In part 3 of a 4 part series on control vendors, Robert is joined by Russ Fustino of ComponentOne. Russ shows us some of the many controls ComponentOne provides for ASP.NET development. He also shows controls for LightSwitch HTML client apps.

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Episode 85 of Visual Studio Toolbox

In this episode, I am joined by Alon Fliess and Pavel Yosifovich of CodeValue, the makers of OzCode, a very exciting debugging extension for Visual Studio. They show how using OzCode makes debugging easier and how it provides you with a number of insights into what is happening in your code beyond what the Visual…

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Episode 84 of Visual Studio Toolbox

In this episode, I am joined by Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha, who shows us the Productivity Power Tools 2013 for Visual Studio 2013. This extension pack provides powerful tools for improved developer productivity. Murali shows the following new features in the Productivity Power Tools: Peek Help Solution Explorer Errors Structure Visualizer Double click to maximize…

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Episode 83 of Visual Studio Toolbox

In this hour long episode, I show you how to get started using the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) pattern in your XAML apps. He reviews what MVVM is and then adds MVVM to an existing Windows Store app. You won’t see all of the techniques used in MVVM, but you will see enough to understand how you…

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Getting Started with MVVM

This post accompanies my Getting Started with MVVM Visual Studio Toolbox episode. In that episode, In that episode, I showed how to get started with MVVM in XAML apps. I showed a simple Windows Store app calls a WCF service that manages customers and projects data in a SQL Server database. The base version of…

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Episode 82 of Visual Studio Toolbox

The Windows Azure SDK 2.2 has been released to support the final RTM release of Visual Studio 2013. In this episode, I am joined by Paul Yuknewicz, Dennis Angeline and Boris Scholl for a look at how the SDK adds new levels of productivity to Visual Studio for cloud development. These features include: Integrated Windows…

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Episode 81 of Visual Studio Toolbox

One of the issues that frequently affects .NET applications is problems with their memory use. Visual Studio 2013 expands its dump file analysis tools to help you find memory leaks, inefficient memory use, and unnecessary allocations in .NET Framework web, database, and desktop applications. In this episode, I am joined by Andrew Hall, who shows…

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Episode 79 of Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio 2013 IDE

In this episode, I am joined by Cathy Sullivan, who shows us some of the many enhancements to the Visual Studio 2013 development environment, including: Signing into the IDE to synchronize your settings Notifications center Improvements to overall look and feel Auto brace completion Enhanced scroll bar Improved Navigate To experience Peek Definition CodeLenses

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Episode 78 of Visual Studio Toolbox: Entity Framework 5 and 6

In this episode, I am joined by Rowan Miller and Glenn Condron of the Entity Framework team. Rowan and Glenn first provide a brief history of EF. They next bring us up to speed on what was new in EF 5. Demos include DbContext code generation, enum support, spatial data types, and multiple diagrams and…

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