Carlos Figueira MSDN blog

General thoughts and usage examples about PowerApps, WCF, ASP.NET Web API, Windows Azure Mobile Services, testing and programming in general.

One of my favorite features of PowerApps is the "Start with your data" way of creating apps. The...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 10/04/2017

Excluding weekends and holidays in date differences in PowerApps

The DateDiff function allows an app to calculate the difference between two dates - a simple...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 09/23/2017

Supporting multi-valued "listboxes" in PowerApps

One the current limitations of PowerApps is the lack of support for multi-valued fields - a column...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 09/15/2017

Building multilingual apps in PowerApps

PowerApps is localized in many languages - depending on the language of your computer, you'll see...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 09/08/2017

Formatting fields in PowerApps data tables

The Data table control in PowerApps is an easy and quick way to display data in a tabular format on...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 09/01/2017

Using automatic format selection with a compression encoder in self-hosted scenarios

Although I haven't been working with WCF for over 4 years, every now and then I run into a question...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 02/23/2016

Logging with the .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services

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Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/24/2014

Creating MongoDB-backed tables in Azure Mobile Services with .NET backend

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Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/14/2014

Creating an Azure Mobile Services .NET backend from scratch

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Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/10/2014

Deep dive on the offline support in the Azure Mobile Service managed client SDK

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Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/07/2014

.NET Runtime for Azure Mobile Services – First Impressions

It’s been now about a month since the .NET runtime for Azure Mobile Services was released, but...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 03/31/2014

Caching and handling expired tokens in Azure Mobile Services managed SDK

A while back my colleague Josh Twist had a great series of posts about Azure Mobile Services (or...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 03/12/2014

Using service filters with the Mobile Services JavaScript SDK

A few weeks ago I answered a question on StackOverflow where the developer needed a way to intercept...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 02/24/2014

Using the Facebook iOS SDK for logging in to Azure Mobile Services

In my previous post I talked about how we can use the Facebook Android SDK to log in to Azure Mobile...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 02/05/2014

Using the Facebook Android SDK for logging in to Azure Mobile Services

When an application needs to login to an Azure Mobile Service to access protected resources, there...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 01/07/2014

Enhanced users feature in Azure Mobile Services

In the last post I talked about the ability to get an access token with more permissions to talk to...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 12/16/2013

Expanded login scopes in Azure Mobile Services

A while back I wrote a post about getting more information about the logged in user in your mobile...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 12/12/2013

Application settings in Azure Mobile Services

This little feature was released over a month ago with little fanfare, and since I haven’t seen it...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 12/09/2013

Accessing optimistic concurrency features in Azure Mobile Services client SDKs

In my last post I talked about the new features in the tables inside Azure Mobile Services. One of...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 12/02/2013

New tables in Azure Mobile Services: string id, system properties and optimistic concurrency

We just released update to Azure Mobile Services in which new tables created in the services have a...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 11/22/2013

Accessing Azure Mobile Services from Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices

If you try to access a Windows Azure Mobile Service using the Android SDK from a device running...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 10/21/2013

Azure Mobile Services QuickStart for WPF

One of the great features in my opinion of Azure Mobile Services is the “quickstart” app – a...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 10/14/2013

Complex types and Azure Mobile Services – Android version

Last week I posted about storing objects which have properties with complex types in Azure Mobile...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 08/29/2013

Web-based login on WPF projects for Azure Mobile Services

In almost all supported client platforms for Azure Mobile Services, there are two flavors of the...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 08/27/2013

Complex types and Azure Mobile Services

About a year ago I posted a series of entries in this blog about supporting arbitrary types in Azure...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 08/22/2013

Exposing authenticated data from Azure Mobile Services via an ASP.NET MVC application

After seeing a couple of posts in this topic, I decided to try to get this scenario working – and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 06/25/2013

Custom API in Azure Mobile Services – Client SDKs

In the last post I talked about the new custom API support in Azure Mobile Services. In that post I...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 06/18/2013

Custom APIs in Azure Mobile Services

Today Scott Guthrie announced a couple of new features in Azure Mobile Services: custom APIs and Git...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 06/14/2013

Preserving date time offsets in Azure Mobile Services

In my last post I mentioned that due to the heterogeneous nature of Azure Mobile Services...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 05/13/2013

Large numbers and Azure Mobile Services

In any distributed system with different runtime environments, the way that data is represented in...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/22/2013

Updates (some API changes) to the Azure Mobile Services iOS SDK

Another quick one today. After some feedback from the community, we released a new version of the...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/10/2013

Azure Mobile Services Windows Store / JavaScript SDK – now also from NuGet

Quick post today. About a month ago we released a NuGet version of the managed client SDK. Last week...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/08/2013

Azure Mobile Services managed client – portable libraries and breaking changes

Among the requested features in the various forums for Azure Mobile Services, the usage of portable...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 03/13/2013

Azure Mobile Services managed client – now also from NuGet

Currently if you want to create a Windows Store application which uses Azure Mobile Services, the...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 03/08/2013

Enabling Single Sign-On for Windows 8 Azure Mobile Apps

One of the common complaints about the authentication support in the Windows 8 SDK for Azure Mobile...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 02/04/2013

Inserting multiple items at once in Azure Mobile Services

With the Azure Mobile Services client SDK, it’s fairly simple to insert an item into a table...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 01/02/2013

Getting user information on Azure Mobile Services

With the introduction of the server-side authentication flow (which I mentioned in my last post),...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 10/24/2012

Troubleshooting authentication issues in Azure Mobile Services

With the announcement last week in ScottGu’s blog, Azure Mobile Service now supports different kinds...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 10/22/2012

Playing with the query object in Read operations on Azure Mobile Services

As I was writing the last post (about storing per-user data in Azure Mobile Services), I used the...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 09/20/2012

Storing per user data in Azure Mobile Services

Following up on a comment made in one of my posts, this one will talk about some ways to ensure that...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 09/14/2012

Supporting complex types in Azure Mobile Services clients – implementing 1:n table relationships

[The object model shown in this post for the client-side is mostly out-of-date; check the updated...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 09/10/2012

Supporting arbitrary types in Azure Mobile Services managed client – complex types

[The object model shown in this post for the client-side is mostly out-of-date; check the updated...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 09/05/2012

Supporting arbitrary types in Azure Mobile Services managed client – simple types

[The object model shown in this post for the client-side is mostly out-of-date; check the updated...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 08/30/2012

Introducing Windows Azure Mobile Services

A few months back I left the ASP.NET MVC / Web API team to work more closely with the Windows Azure...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 08/28/2012

Creating ASP.NET Web APIs on Azure Web Sites

Last month the new Windows Azure features were released, and one of them which I found quite...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 07/12/2012

CORS support in ASP.NET Web API – RC version

The code for this post is published in the MSDN Code Gallery. A few months back I had posted some...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 07/01/2012

Implementing CORS support in WCF

The code for this post can be downloaded from the MSDN Code Gallery. A pair of popular posts which I...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 05/14/2012

Event-based callback contracts on WCF duplex clients

When we were defining the features that the “Add Service Reference” (ASR) dialog for...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/11/2012

What features do you want in WCF?

Very quick post today. WCF now has a UserVoice channel, a way for customers to suggest features to...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/05/2012

On code generation, testing and code reuse

Every once in a while I look at the statistics of my blog to see which post is getting more...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 03/29/2012

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