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  • Blog Post: alt.msdn – What Media Says on MS Development

    Edd Morgan shows IronRuby interaction with POCOs and considerations to make this implementation run “on Rails.” Richard Campbell tells what .NET 4.0 does better than its previous versions regarding performance, thread management, and security, Glenn Block offers a primer on MEF for Visual Basic .NET...
  • Blog Post: Gone With the Week (Mar 8 – 12, 2010)

    Here we highlight some topics that media was covering about general development (and .NET in particular) this week now ending. XNA Game Studio 4.0 to Windows Phone 7 arsenal Mary-Jo Foley tells about MS next gaming development platform, unveiled at Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. (...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 and Data-driven Apps

    Using AJAX, many tasks that were traditionally performed on the server can happen in the browser instead. But many developers would still like the full power and flexibility of server apps at their disposal. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Bertrand Le Roy demonstrates three iterations of...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: Building A Secure AJAX Service Layer

    A major advantage of AJAX and Silverlight applications is that they can transparently and continuously interact with a back-end service. The problem is that they run over HTTP, which wasn't designed with security in mind. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino Esposito shows you how to protect...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: AJAX Design Patterns and Client-Side Templates

    In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino Esposito continued his discussion of AJAX programming by introducing the Single-Page Interface (SPI) model for Web app development and describing some AJAX design patterns that follow from the SPI model. In the June 2008 installment of the Cutting Edge column...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: Modal dialog boxes with ASP.NET AJAX

    Dialog boxes have been around in Windows for a long time, and they do have their advantages. But if you want your Web application to have dialog boxes, you're basically stuck with popups, and, as you know, most users disable them with popup blockers. So what are you to do if you need a popup dialog?...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: More Controls with AJAX Extenders

    Last month, Dino Esposito discussed how ASP.NET input controls such as textboxes and buttons could be enhanced by using AJAX control extenders via the .NET Framework 3.5 and the newest version of ASP.NET. In the February issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino adds more advanced features to the controls , such...
  • Blog Post: Wicked Code: Drag and Drop with ASP.NET AJAX

    Hidden away inside the PreviewDragDrop.js file supplied by the ASP.NET AJAX Futures Community Technology Preview (CTP) lies support for rich, browser-based drag-and-drop user interfaces. The model it uses is patterned after the old OLE drag-drop model, in which drag sources implement the IDragSource...
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