Creating Windows Phone, iPhone and Android Apps with iFactr in Visual Studio 2010

iFactr is a cross-platform mobile framework created by ITR Mobility. With iFactr as a plug in to Visual Studio 2010, developers can create iPhone, Android and Windows Phone apps by writing C# and .NET code. Essentially iFactr compiles the code to a native app for a specified target platform. It is worth noting that the…

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Overview of SharePoint as a Development Platform & Visual Studio 2010 (Webcast, 12/9/2010, 2-3pm)

Visual Studio 2010 is a powerful IDE that ensures quality code. Visual Studio 2010 is packed with new and enhanced features that simplify the entire development process from design to deployment. Customize your workspace with multiple monitor support. Create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web. Eliminate the dreaded "no repro" problem with IntelliTrace. In…

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Creating an ASP.NET Web Application and Deploying it to the Windows Azure Platform

I went through the process of creating an asp.net web application (without database) and deploying it to my Windows Azure account. I followed step by step instructions during the process but ran into a few minor issues. So I thought I’d share what I learned here. 1. Creating two services in Windows Azure account After…

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Handy Tools Complimentary to Deep Zoom Composer

Deep Zoom Composer is a tool that allows the preparation of images for use with the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 3 and higher version. While the tool provides the user interface to compose an image with one or more images, it is often desirable to complete the same task with a scheduled task (without…

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Where is the Option “Start Without Debugging” in Visual Studio 2010

You may notice that the “Start Without Debugging” option is missing from the Debug menu, but it is still working if you hit “Ctrl + F5”. There is an easy fix: Tools menu >> Import and Export Settings >> Reset all settings. Then choose C# Development Environment. Check out this post for detail.

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Fix SQL Server Express User Instance Connection Error in Visual Studio Projects

I reinstalled SQL Server 2008 Express on my dev machine recently and ran into an error below when I tried to open and run a Visual Studio application: “Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to a failure in starting the process for the user instance. The connection will be closed.” One…

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Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 Released

Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used "as is," extended, or modified by developers for use in enterprise development projects. It is available for download here. System Requirements: Supported…

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Visual Studio 2010 Global Launch – Register Today

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 launches on April 12, and you can be among the first to experience it in person. Discover how you can customize your workspace with multiple monitor support. Create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web. Target multiple versions of the .NET Framework with the same tool. Eliminate the dreaded "no repro"…

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Watch Microsoft MIX10 Live Keynotes March 15 & 16

Join us to learn what’s new with Microsoft’s web platform and development tools such as Visual Studio 2010, Expression and Silverlight 4, and get the latest about Windows Phone 7 Series!

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Enabling Silverlight 4 on Visual Studio 2010 RC

VS2010 RC does not support developing Silverlight 4 applications. You can find more detail from Tim Heuer’s blog post. However, for some of us who would like to create and run SL 4 demos on the same machine where VS2010 RC is installed, enabling SL 4 on VS2010 RC is more than just interesting. Andrew…

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