Learn how to make your apps speech-aware by supporting Windows Speech Recognition and the Text Services Framework.
MSDN Magazine July 2007
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Elisa Flasko takes you through a sample weblog application to demonstrate how new improvements in Entity Framework and WCF Data Services work together to simplify the way data is modeled, consumed and produced in Visual Studio 2010.
MSDN Magazine April 2010
We explore some of the key new WCF and WF features in .NET Framework 4.0 as well as the new application server capabilities provided by the "Dublin" extensions.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
Here we introduce Microsoft Code Name "Geneva," the new framework for building claims-based applications and services, and federated security scenarios.
Michele Leroux Bustamante
MSDN Magazine December 2008
MSDN Magazine March 2007
This article describes the WSE policy framework, which allows you to describe constraints and requirements a Web service must enforce. Discussions include security scenarios in WSE 3.0 and extending the framework with custom constraints and requirements.
MSDN Magazine February 2006
System.DirectoryServices is a managed code layer on top of Active Directory Service Interfaces, and you can employ it to better manage Active Directory from your code. Here Ethan Wilansky helps you get started.
MSDN Magazine December 2005
The upcoming version of the .NET Framework offers a host of enhancements an order of magnitude over and above existing versions. In particular, developers writing Windows Forms benefit from a variety of new and improved features targeting development, deployment, increased productivity, and auto-generated code. This article covers some of the key new features including designer enhancements, new controls, data binding, and deployment to give you a taste of what's to come.
Michael Weinhardt and Chris Sells
MSDN Magazine May 2004
The Compact Framework Control class doesn't provide direct access to Windows messages. However, with P/Invoke, a few lines of native code, and the Compact Framework MessageWindow class, it's still possible to access underlying Windows messages. This can be used to work around any .NET Framework features, including keyboard support, that are not included in the Compact Framework.
MSDN Magazine April 2004
In an earlier article the authors showed how to build a custom WebMethods extension that provides XML Schema validation, a function that is lacking in ASP.NET. In the process they established a foundation for enforcing business rules during the deserialization of XML data. The technique, which is described in this article, uses declarative XPath assertions to test business rule compliance.In building this business rules validation engine, the authors integrate the validation descriptions into the WSDL file that is automatically generated by the WebMethod infrastructure. Finally, they demonstrate how to extend wsdl.exe, the tool that generates WebMethod proxy/server code from WSDL files, to make use of their extensions.
Aaron Skonnard and Dan Sullivan
MSDN Magazine August 2003
WebMethods make the development of XML Web Services easier by encapsulating a good deal of functionality, but there is still a lot of underlying XML processing that you have to be responsible for. For example, WebMethods do not validate messages against the implied schema. Because they are not validated, the response that's returned can result in unintended consequences. To address this, the authors extend the WebMethod framework by adding XML Schema validation through a custom SoapExtension class.
MSDN Magazine July 2003
With the much-anticipated release of the .NET Framework 1.1, developers are eager to know what's been added to their programming bag of tricks. In this article, the author focuses on new developments in Windows Forms, such as namespace additions, support for hosting managed controls in unmanaged clients, and designer support for C++ and J#. Integrated access to the Compact Framework and new mobile code security settings also make this release noteworthy. Along with these features, the author reviews the best ways to handle multiple versions of the common language runtime and highlights some potential pitfalls.
MSDN Magazine March 2003
XML is becoming the ubiquitous data format on the Web, and XML support in SQL Server is evolving to meet the additional demand. Using XML, SOAP, HTTP, and SQL Server, you can now build powerful Web Services easily. To show just how simple it is with SQLXML 3.0, this article walks the reader through the process step by step, from setting up a virtual directory enabling data access via HTTP to executing queries and building Web Services. Finally, the author illustrates the creation of two Web Services clients-one with C# that works with the Microsoft .NET Framework and one with the SOAP Toolkit 2.0 for anyone still using earlier development tools.
MSDN Magazine May 2002
Visual FoxPro 7.0 represents a significant improvement over version 6.0. There are many new features designed to support COM, XML, and Web Services. Now COM servers built with Visual FoxPro are more flexible and robust thanks to strong typing and the ability to implement interfaces from other type libraries. IDE features like the new object browser combine convenience and efficiency, and other language features such as event handlers and early binding to COM objects increase performance. Lastly, an enhanced session class plus several new XML functions make Visual FoxPro a great choice for Web application development.
MSDN Magazine October 2001