Charles Petzold takes an inside look at the flexible bitmap pixel formats offered by the retained-mode graphics features of Windows Presentation Foundation.
MSDN Magazine June 2008
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Learn some advanced Windows Communication Foundation programming techniques as Juval Lowy begins an in-depth examination of the Windows Azure AppFabric service bus, focusing first on buffers.
MSDN Magazine May 2010
Juval Lowy explains how the industry-standard discovery solution enables clients to discover available addresses for WCF calls at runtime, and he provides tools and helper classes to simplify the process.
MSDN Magazine January 2010
This month's column describes how to use WCF for communication between a workflow and a host application in Windows Workflow Foundation 3. This knowledge should help developers with their efforts using WF3 and prepare them for WF4, where WCF is the only abstraction over queues (referred to as "bookmarks" in WF4) that ships with the framework.
MSDN Magazine November 2009
This article describes aspects of using routers with the .NET service bus, especially their use in a message-based architecture.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
For WPF programmers, one major revelation about the power of the DataTemplate comes with a demonstration of how XAML can turn business objects into bar charts. This column explores how to use DataTemplates to create different types of charts.
MSDN Magazine September 2009
Design patterns provide a common, repeatable approach to solving software development tasks, and many different patterns can describe how to accomplish a certain goal in code. When developers begin working with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), they often ask about how to accomplish common tasks with the technology. This month's column discusses several design patterns used in WF.
MSDN Magazine August 2009
This column shows you how to secure the .NET Services Bus and also provides some helper classes and utilities to automate many of the details.
MSDN Magazine July 2009
Late last year Microsoft released Calendar and DatePicker controls for WPF in the WPF Toolkit. We'll show you how they work, and how you can customize them.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
Developers often struggle with versioning workflows and their related classes. Matt Milner discusses the core issues related to workflow versioning and provides recommendations for making changes to workflow definitions, activities, and workflow services.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
The .NET Services Bus is arguably the most accessible, powerful, and useful piece of the new Windows Azure Cloud Computing initiative. See how it manages cloud communications.
MSDN Magazine April 2009
Here Charles Petzold explains several techniques for improving the performance of ItemsControls.
MSDN Magazine March 2009
Workflows often define long-running processes and an unhandled failure usually means termination. Avoid this scenario by handling exceptions properly.
MSDN Magazine February 2009
Managing state and error recovery using transactions is the topic of this month's installment of Foundations.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
With Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) you can lay out text on a path, then animate the individual points defining the path and watch the characters bounce around in response.
MSDN Magazine December 2008
Matt Milner takes a look at some of the challenges and techniques related to testing Windows Workflow Foundation activities, workflows, and associated components.
MSDN Magazine November 2008
This month Juval Lowy tackles questions such as when to keep proxies and services in memory for better state management in long-running workflows.
MSDN Magazine October 2008