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August, 2008

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    Custom Controls for Silverlight 2

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    Silverlight 2 features a rich and robust control model that is the basis for the controls included in the platform and for third-party control packages. You can also use this control model to build controls of your own. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN...
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    Foundations: Workflow Tips

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    In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Matt Milner covers several topics regarding development with Windows Workflow Foundation , some that are intended to address specific reader questions, such as how to safely share a persistence database across...
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    Basic Instincts: Increase LINQ Query Performance

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    LINQ is a powerful tool enabling quick filtering data based on a standard query language. It can tear through a structured set of data using a simple and straightforward syntax. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jared Parsons demonstrates a...
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    Web Apps You Can Draw On with Silverlight

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    One of the very cool features of Silverlight that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves is the InkPresenter control, which enables Internet users to draw directly onto Silverlight applications from their browser. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine...
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    Create Animations with XAML and Expression Blend

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    One of the neat things about XAML is that you can not only declare your objects using an XML syntax, but that you can define transformations to rotate, move, and skew your objects. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , in an article adapted from...
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    Team System: Essential Power Tools

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    Microsoft has a long history of introducing new features to shipped products, often under the banner of Power Toys or Power Tools. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Brian Randell takes you on a tour of some useful tools for Visual Studio Team...
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    Patterns In Practice: Object Role Stereotypes

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    Designing software is often an exercise in managing complexity. You can take steps to limit the complexity of any given class by only assigning it a discrete set of responsibilities, applying a concept known as object role stereotypes. In the August 2008...
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    Data Points: The Entity Framework In Layered Architectures

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    When you evaluate any new technology, pattern, or strategy, you have to consider how that new piece of the puzzle is going to mesh with your existing application architecture. With the Entity Framework, integration is not a problem. In the July 2008 issue...
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    A BizTalk Server-based EDI Solution

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    Electronic Document Interchange (EDI) encompasses the largest share of real-world business-to-business commerce—nearly 90 percent of the current market—and is growing rapidly year over year. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Mark Beckner introduces...
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    ADO.NET Data Services Basics

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    Separation of presentation and data is not a new idea, but with the growing popularity of technologies such as AJAX and Silver­light, it has become much more prevalent. ADO.NET Data Services Framework began as a way to help developers looking to expose...
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    Going Places: What Can a Robot Teach You?

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    WiMo is a fully programmable robot that you don't need to be an Electrical Engineer to build. In its simplest form, you can build a functional WiMo out of nothing more than a Windows Mobile phone and some Legos—no soldering iron required. In the August...
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    Windows with C++: Asynchronous WinHTTP

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    A common misconception is that you need to use the .NET Framework if you want your application to access the Web. The truth is that both managed and native code need to deal with many of the same issues. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Kenny...
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    August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine now online

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    The August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online. Here's what's in the issue: Data 2.0: Expose And Consume Data in A Web Services World The ADO.NET Data Services Framework creates a simple REST-based framework for exposing and consuming...
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    Foundations: Code Access Security in WCF

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    In the .NET Framework 3.5, WCF only allows a limited set of scenarios to execute in partial trust. Ideally, you would like to tap into the full power of WCF from distributed transactions to reliable calls to various security credential types without trading...
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