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Year:2016
Date:2016-Jan-26
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ASP.NET 5 is dead – Introducing ASP.NET Core 1.0 and .NET Core 1.0
However, naming the new, completely written from scratch ASP.NET framework "ASP.NET 5" was a bad idea for a one major reason: 5 > 4.6 makes it seem like ASP.NET 5 is bigger, better, and replaces ASP.NET 4.6. Not so. So we're changing the name and picking a better version number.

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Articles we enjoyed

JSON Configuration in ASP.NET Core MVC
Structured data in earlier versions of ASP.NET meant creating and registering custom types and configuration sections for our applications. In ASP.NET Core and in Core MVC, structured configuration is a breeze with support for JSON documents as the storage mechanism and the ability to flatten hierarchies into highly portable keys.

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9 New Windows 10 Courses For Developers: 8 Short Ones and 1 Long One
If you’re interested in developing for Windows 10, we’ve got a set of new courses created specifically for you! Whether you’re new to the Universal Windows Platform or you’ve got experience creating Windows 8.1 apps, you’ll find just what you need to explore the latest in Windows 10 app development.

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Create Your Own Project Template for Visual Studio 2013 and 2015
Usually, there is no need to create your own Visual Studio project template. The existing ones should suffice for most cases. However, if you find yourself often creating new projects and manually adding the same files or references to them; creating a new project template might make sense. It will save you time and prevent minor variations between the projects.

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Handling Lists of Selectable Items in ASP.NET MVC
You have a table on your ASP.NET MVC page, displaying information to your users. You want the first column in the table to hold checkboxes or radio buttons that a user will click to pick items in the table to process. This is a common task, but I have some bad news: There's no really simple, built-in facility to do this in ASP.NET MVC, even if you were to use the WebGrid control. But, if you use Partial Views, you can simplify the code you need tremendously.

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Developing kinect for Windows v2.0 App with Visual Studio 2015 on Windows 10
You can develop app using  Kinect for Windows V2.0 on Windows 10 as similar  to previous version of Operating Systems. I am receiving several questions on building Kinect for Windows SDK application on Windows 10. Tough I personally responded to most the questions,  to benefits for the larger audience here is a quick post to Getting started with Kinect SDK v2.0 App on Windows 10 using Visual Studio 2015.

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Pull Request Improvements in Visual Studio Team Services
Code Review with pull request is a central part of every git developer's inner loop.  Over the past few months, we've added a number of improvements to the pull request web experience for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), all focused on improving productivity while using pull requests.  Let's take a look at what's new.

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Videos we favorited

XAML Behaviors and Open Source for Windows UWP apps

Jerry Nixon welcomes Hari Menon and Jon Chu to the show as they discuss the recent announcements made for the XAML Behaviors platform which are now open source and natively support Windows UWP app development.

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Capturing Analytics data with Azure Mobile Engagement

Scott talks to Piyush Joshi about how you can use Azure Mobile Engagement and capture information and events about how users user your mobile apps. You can then take this big data collection and process it to better understand WHY users do what they do and come up with specific ways you can improve a user's experience and engage with your audience more deeply.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

DotNetApis (BETA)

All the .NET APIs. Always up-to-date. Read more

Feature.js

Feature.js, a feature detection library in 1kb A Fast, simple and lightweight browser feature detection library written in plain JavaScript. Try it by opening this page in different browsers and seeing the results: Read more

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