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Every month Charles Petzold explores Windows Phone and touch-based UI development. In this issue he shows how to stream audio in the background on Windows Phone OS 7.5.
Online Features and Columns
Web Dev Report: Manage Data in HTML5 Forms with Entity Framework
Rachel Appel digs deeper into her look at creating mobile-friendly HTML5 forms in ASP.NET MVC 4 projects, collecting feedback data and saving it back to a database using Entity Framework.
Azure Insider: Node.js: Cloud Scaling Goodness for I/O Operations
Leading LightSwitch: Consume a LightSwitch OData Service from a Windows Phone application
Jan Van der Haegen's first LightSwitch column explores one of the key features added in the beta release of the tool--the ability to create and consume OData services, which can in turn be consumed from any client, including custom Windows Phone applications.
Jan Van der Haegen
Coded UI: Test Automation Using Visual Studio 2010 Coded UI
Leverage the coded UI features of Visual Studio 2010 to enable a continuous, consistent and standard approach to automation for build, deploy and test.
Build a Progress Bar with SignalR
SignalR, a jQuery plug-in being developed by the ASP.NET MVC team, presents some extremely promising functionality currently missing from the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Entity Framework Code First and DbContext FAQs
Lots of people have lots of questions about Code First and DbContext in Entity Framework 4.2. This month, Julie Lerman shares the answers to some of the most common ones.
Exploring Cloud Architecture
Joseph Fultz uses Azure as the context in which to explore general architectural considerations and some base high-level designs for creating cloud-based solutions.
The Working Programmer
Talk to Me, Part 2: ELIZA
Ted Neward builds on the example in his last column with a side trip into artificial intelligence. Read on as he uses F# to create Feliza, a chatterbot based on ELIZA.
This Month's Features
Building HTML5 Applications: Adding HTML5 Drag and Drop to SharePoint Lists
SharePoint doesn’t have any built-in HTML5 goodness, but don’t let that stop you. Andrey Markeev demonstrates how easy it is to add HTML5 drag-and-drop support to SharePoint—and why that’s just the beginning.
C++: New Concurrency Features in Visual C++ 11
Explore the new Visual C++ technologies that allow applications to run independent or semi-independent activities in parallel and provide mechanisms for synchronizing the way these activities handle data to avoid race conditions.
Azure AppFabric Service Bus: Create a Continuous Client Using Portable Class Libraries
David Kean shows how to build a simple continuous client application that spans multiple devices and platforms, using the new Portable Class Libraries and the Azure AppFabric Service Bus.
Windows Phone: Windows Phone Data Binding
Jesse Liberty shows the strength of XAML programming as he discusses hands-on code for data binding against runtime data, design-time data and binding one control to another.
ASP.NET MVC 3: Develop Hybrid Native and Mobile Web Apps
Shane Church shows you how to build a mobile Web application with ASP.NET MVC 3 and take advantage of native mobile features such as the camera and accelerometer.
By the Numbers
Tracking interesting data about MSDN Magazine articles, and other related topics
Most viewed articles during 2011, published at any time
- Patterns: WPF Apps With The Model-View-ViewModel Design Pattern
- Data Points: Data Binding in WPF
- SQL Server 2005: Regular Expressions Make Pattern Matching And Data Extraction Easier
- C#: Xml Comments Let You Build Documentation Directly From Your Visual Studio .NET Source Files
- Design Patterns: Model View Presenter
- Gadgets: Build Your Own Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget
- HTML5: Building Apps With HTML5: What You Need To Know
- WPF Threads: Build More Responsive Apps With The Dispatcher
- Advanced WPF: Understanding Routed Events And Commands In WPF
- Access Control: Understanding Windows File And Registry Permissions