MSDN Magazine September 2003
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This month Dino continues his look at managing dynamic Silverlight content by discussing caching and isolated storage.
MSDN Magazine February 2009
This month Dino tackles the problem of large download size for Silverlight applications, explaining when to use streaming, when to divide the download, and other techniques for better performance over the wire.
MSDN Magazine January 2009
This month Dino takes a look at limitations and UI issues in Partial Rendering AJAX pages and techniques for managing the UI.
MSDN Magazine November 2007
Windows Workflow Foundation supports virtually any scenario where human operaÃÂ¬tors are involved. Learn how to use it to tame your workflows.
MSDN Magazine November 2006
In last month's column, I presented a helpdesk workflow sample that focused on WindowsÃÂ® Forms client applications. This month I'll discuss ASP. NET workflow applications and the ability to expose a workflow as a Web service and invoke a Web service from a workflow.
MSDN Magazine April 2006
In the January 2006 issue, Don Box and Dharma Shukla introduced WindowsÃÂ® Workflow Foundation and discussed the overall architecture of the framework and its constituent components (see WinFX Workflow: Simplify Development With The Declarative Model Of Windows Workflow Foundation).
MSDN Magazine March 2006
In ASP. NET and Windows Forms projects, some file types are treated differently than others. For example, ASPX and ASCX files are dynamically parsed and compiled to an assembly on the fly. The contents of an XML Schema Definition (XSD) file are used to create a new, strongly typed DataSet-based object at design time.
MSDN Magazine February 2006
Grid controls are essential in many of today's apps. Until now, though, most developers using Visual BasicÃÂ® have had to buy third-party components to get an effective, easy to use grid component. The WindowsÃÂ® Forms DataGrid turned out to lack too many features for the average developer.
MSDN Magazine April 2005
It's fairly safe to assume that all programmers working in WindowsÃÂ® environments are familiar with MessageBox. The MessageBox function displays a message through a popup dialog box and lets programmers add dialog buttons and icons to the message to improve user feedback.
MSDN Magazine November 2002
If you wanted to, you could distinguish two general categories of classes in the MicrosoftÃÂ® . NET Framework-classes that introduce new functionality such as XML readers and ADO. NET providers, and collections and classes that wrap underlying Win32ÃÂ® system functions.
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Being lazy in software development can be a good thing, but until the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, coders had to implement lazy behavior themselves. Dino Esposito shows how to use the new Lazy class to maximize your resources.
MSDN Magazine August 2010
The .NET Framework 4 introduces some new features that enable you to go beyond static types. We explore dynamically expando objects and demonstrate how they can be used like dynamically updatable dictionary objects.
MSDN Magazine July 2010
Are you a Microsoft .NET Framework programmer who struggles with critical legacy applications using COM objects that are beyond your control? Dino Esposito shows how to lessen the burden by going dynamic.
MSDN Magazine June 2010
C# 4 provide a new dynamic keyword that enables dynamic typing in what has traditionally been a strongly typed language. We explain how the dynamic keyword works and what it offers that casting, var, and System.Object cant' match.
MSDN Magazine May 2010
If you need to scale up an existing Web application, you should first look to asynchronous operations, says Dino Esposito. He explains how new features coming in ASP.NET MVC 2 make this easier.
MSDN Magazine April 2010