Posts Tagged ‘.NET’

CSS and JavaScript Bundling and Minification in ASP.NET 4.5

ASP.NET 4.5 includes a new feature to minify and bundle CSS and JavaScript within your web application. If you use any of the default project templates in Visual Studio 2012, this new feature is turned on. What Is Bundling and Minification? Most static content files, such as CSS and JavaScript, contain a lot of whitespace […]

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Free Training Trial – Windows 8 App Development with C# & XAML from InnerWorkings

Update April 14, 2014: Unfortunately, the InnerWorkings product, trial, and bundles with Wrox books are no longer available as described here. I recently showed you my fun going through a lesson of the InnerWorkings Windows 8 training complete with the InnerWorkings Code Judging engine pointing out my errors in Visual Studio and me trying over […]

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Wrox InnerWorkings Windows 8 Application Development Training Walkthrough

Update April 14, 2014: Unfortunately, the InnerWorkings product, trial, and bundles with Wrox books are no longer available as described here. I’m excited to tell you about a new training offering from Wrox and InnerWorkings. InnerWorkings has developed a hands-on training tool for developers that presents a set of challenges to write code for and […]

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Free Xamarin Studio and Free Chapters 1-4 Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C#

Last week Xamarin announced a new version of MonoDevelop called Xamarin Studio. We’ve been big fans of Xamarin and Miguel de Icaza’s work all the way back to the inception of the Mono project so we’re especially amped to see Xamarin release a Free Starter Xamarin Studio to bring this great mobile development tool to an […]

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Wrox Video Walktrhough: Creating a Windows 8 Application – Beginning Windows 8 Application Development

 In this Wrox video walkthrough, I show you the steps to create a basic Windows 8 application in Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8. We use the example from chapter 4 of the Wrox book Beginning Windows 8 Application Development. The video is 6 minutes long and when you’re done, you’ll have a Windows […]

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Free Wrox Ebook Professional WPF with C# and .NET 4.5

We’re happy to provide you with this new free Wrox e-book “Professional WPF with C# and .NET 4.5.” This e-book contains more than 120 pages on Core WPF, Business Applications with WPF, and Creating Documents with WPF. And because you’re getting it from Wrox.com, all 3 major ebook formats (PDF, ePub, Kindle) are included in […]

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Free Wrox ebook Getting Started with the new Visual Studio 2012

We’re happy to provide you with the free Wrox ebook "Getting Started with the new Visual Studio 2012." This is about 70 pages that will get you started with Visual Studio 2012 if you’re new to it and show you the basics of the Solution Explorer, Toolbox, Properties, Options, Customizations, Workspace, Find/Replace, and Help. And because you’re getting […]

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Free .NET and Workflow chapter “The Workflow Programming Language”

With SharePoint 2013, there is added emphasis on understanding Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) 4.0. And for you Wrox reader, we’re sharing a great FREE WF 4.0 chapter written by Regional Director Vishwas Lele from our book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight: Indispensible Experiences from 15 MVPs. Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 (WF 4) is a programming language […]

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Creating a Basic Windows 8 Application

Windows 8 Style Applications Before you learn about the principles and characteristics of the new Windows 8 style applications, you must first turn back the clock to understand what brought the Windows 8 design language to life. So, let’s look into the history and talk about retro-style applications. A long time ago, when people started […]

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Event-Based Asynchronous Pattern in .NET 4.5 and C# 2012

The method OnAsyncEventPattern makes use of the event-based asynchronous pattern. This pattern is implemented by the WebClient class and thus it can be directly used. This pattern defines a method with the suffix "Async". Therefore, for example, for the synchronous method DownloadString, the WebClient class offers the asynchronous variant DownloadStringAsync. Instead of defining a delegate […]

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