Learn how you can use MSBuild to customize your builds. Since it ships as a part of the .NET Framework, you don't even need to have Visual Studio installed on your machine.
Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi
MSDN Magazine June 2006
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This article discusses how to write a library or framework that uses the Dependency Injection pattern and how the change in focus affects the usage of the pattern.
MSDN Magazine November 2009
This article discusses the Project Linker tool and other techniques to create applications that target both WPF and Silverlight from a single code base.
Erwin van der Valk
MSDN Magazine August 2009
Microsoft Velocity exposes a unified, distributed memory cache for client application consumption. We show you how to add Velocity to your data-driven apps.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
Here we wrap up the call center client application we began last month. The techniques we illustrate will help you build real-world enterprise solutions using Silverlight.
MSDN Magazine February 2009
Take a walk through the creation of a call center client application to learn how to build real-world enterprise solutions using Silverlight.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
In this article, the author explores how the F# language helps you create asynchronous function libraries that can be called seamlessly from any other .NET-compliant language.
MSDN Magazine October 2008
See how Windows Forms applications can be adapted to use the new .NET Add-in framework (System.AddIn) this month.
MSDN Magazine July 2008
MSDN Magazine December 2007
Understanding the Windows Presentation Foundation threading model helps when creating user interfaces that are both compelling and responsive.
MSDN Magazine October 2007
The Excel Services architecture lets users design their own algorithms and share workbooks on a server.
Vishwas Lele and Pyush Kumar
MSDN Magazine August 2007
This article covers the core components required for building custom activities in Windows Workflow Foundation.
MSDN Magazine December 2006
The System.Windows.Forms.TextRenderer class provides support for complex scripts in Windows Forms controls so you can render text the way you want and support international locales.
Miguel A. Lacouture
MSDN Magazine March 2006
While the Visual StudioÃÂ® Build menu's Build Solution option is the usual way developers compile their current work on a project, the process of building the complete solution for testing, deployment, or production often requires many more steps.
In this article, Microsoft security expert Michael Howard outlines how to apply the Security Development Lifecycle to your own software development processes. He explains how you can take some of the lessons learned at Microsoft when implementing SDL and use them in your own development process.
MSDN Magazine November 2005
As systems grow and become more heterogeneous, so their complexity increases. The more code you write, the more that can go wrong. The more that can go wrong, the more you need a good instrumentation policy. In this article, the author looks at the various technologies available in the .NET Framework, such as tracing, logging, WMI, EIF, which are designed to help you. He will also look at the pitfalls you should avoid and provide you with the fundamentals from both a technical and managerial perspective so that you can instrument your code effectively.
MSDN Magazine April 2004
One of the most enduring challenges in writing user interfaces is figuring out how to display large amounts of data efficiently and intuitively without bewildering the user. The problem becomes particularly thorny when the interface must reflect hierarchical relationships within the data that the user needs to modify. The Windows Forms DataGrid control gives developers a powerful and flexible tool to meet this challenge. This article explains its basic operations and shows how to extend the DataGrid to display columns of data in an application-appropriate manner.
MSDN Magazine August 2003