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XAML. WPF. C# Office 365. Silverlight. LightSwitch. Azure. Visual Basic. ASP.NET. Xamarin. WinForms Controls | Telerik UI for WinForms. How entry level developers are being squeezed out of the job field, and what they can do about it. By all measures that I have seen, the job market and demand for developers is doing well. And every prediction out there, both formal and "best guess" is that demand for developers is only getting stronger as the future depends more and more upon software. You would think that this would be a great time to come onto the job market, but unfortunately this isn't so.

It is increasingly difficult to get work as an entry-level developer, and without a major shift in how most software is developed, it will only get harder. The culprits here are primarily .NET and Java, though the increasingly complex nature of Web development in general isn't guiltless either. The languages themselves are getting more complex over time. Look, I think LINQ is awesome, but the fact is, I had to read a fairly long, in-depth book to learn it. And that is exactly what I am seeing with recent college grads. This is not a situation that makes it a good time to be an entry-level developer. So that's the bad news. Part 1 - Introduction to Windows Forms. Windows Forms, Database-Driven App Tutorial (Part 1 / 5)

Need a Windows Forms book? - Simon's Mu-zings. I recently received an email asking me which books I recommended for someone who was getting starting with Windows Forms development. I started to respond by saying look at the books page on and then I checked out the page and realized it was out-of-date. So there is now a new books page on the site that categorizes the best Windows Forms books that are currently available.

For complete all-feature discussions there are books like Windows Forms 2.0 Programming (by Chris Sells & Michael Weinhardt), Programming Microsoft Windows Forms (by Charles Petzold), and Windows Forms in Action: Second Edition of Windows Forms Programming with C# (by Erik Brown). For a specific data focus there is Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0: Programming Smart Client Data Applications with .NET (by Brian Noyes), while for controls there is Matthew MacDonald’s Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls book or Juval Lowry’s Programming .NET Components book. Thanks, Simon. Visual Studio 2015 » Grey Matter. HardCopy Issue: 67 | Published: November 6, 2015 Microsoft’s platform is changing, and Visual Studio, the all-encompassing development tool, is changing with it.

This release is shaped by several key trends. The first is Windows 10, which has been rolling out to customers – in many cases as a free upgrade – since the end of July 2015. Windows 10 is Microsoft’s effort to deliver an upgrade that Windows 7 users will enjoy, unlike its predecessor, but it is also a step forward for the secure and touch-friendly Windows Runtime platform which Microsoft introduced with Windows 8. The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is the next step in its evolution and runs on desktop Windows, the forthcoming Windows 10 Mobile, XBox One consoles, and a new edition of Windows called IoT Core that runs on small devices such as the ARM-based Raspberry Pi. Second, there is Microsoft’s cloud platform, Microsoft Azure and Office 365.

This is what the Visual Studio 2015 development environment looks like. Licensing. BUILD A WEBSITE #1 - Installing Visual Web Developer 2010. Latest Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 | The Visual Studio Blog. We’re pleased to announce that Update 1 for the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 is ready for you to install! This update includes a vocabulary change in our tools, Apps for Office and SharePoint are now known as Office and SharePoint Add-ins, and bug fixes, such as the Office/SharePoint node not appearing under Visual C# in the New Project dialog.

Second, we have also released a preview of the next round of improvements to these tools. We invite you to shape their future by giving us your feedback through Send-A-Smile or Microsoft Connect. You can start by trying out the new project types that you’ll see in this Preview release, as I’ll highlight in this post. Follow these steps to install the Preview: In our Preview, we’ve added a new project type called Outlook Add-in with Commands to show off the new features in Office Add-ins. Now let’s walk through a scenario to create an add-in that inserts custom text when writing emails. That’s it!

You can also: What is the difference between WinRT, UWP (Universal Windows Platform) and WPF? - Stop Byte. Watch Free Tutorials - LearnVisualStudio.NETLearnVisualStudio.NET. I’m giving away the first hour of my latest series: C# Fundamentals via ASP.NET Web Applications. I hope you love it. I’ve taken all the feedback from a dozen years of teaching C# and crammed it all into this series. Click to Learn About This Series About This Series This series will teach you the fundamentals of the C# programming language and the .NET Framework. Instead of building boring black and white text-only Console Window applications, Bob teaches you C# in the context of building ASP.NET applications. Click to View Cool Features of This Series Cool Features of This Series I want you to notice some cool features of this series: You can download these free videos as .MP4 files to play on your tablet or phone (or heck, your desktop computer).You can download the code files / assets that you’ll need for the given lesson.Challenges / Exercises along with the solutions to those challenges.

About This Video About this video: Duration: 9 Minutes, 43 Seconds Learn about downloads. Free Online IDE and Terminal. How I learned Microsoft .NET -- The Official Rackspace Blog. I often get questions about writing software in .NET: Is it expensive? Do I have to have a Windows machine? Can I build a website? Can I build “serious” software? While I’ve written a couple of articles on how I learned Ruby on Rails and installing Rails on your Mac, my formal background is programming using Microsoft’s .NET framework. 1. First, there’s no “.NET” language. So if .NET is the framework, what language should you use?

The other popular option is using Visual Basic .NET, but I would only advise learning this language if your primary programming experience is writing macros and scripts for Microsoft Office applications. 2. What kind of apps do you want to build? If you want to make a Windows application for a PC or laptop, you will use Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). 3. The typical setup for a .NET application uses Visual Studio as the IDE (code editor, debugger, etc) and SQL Server as the database. 4. Visual Studio Code Tutorial for Beginners.

Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps. Visual Studio uses Microsoft software development platforms such as Windows API, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Store and Microsoft Silverlight. It can produce both native code and managed code. The most basic edition of Visual Studio, the Community edition, is available free of charge. The currently supported Visual Studio version is 2019. Architecture[edit] Visual Studio does not support any programming language, solution or tool intrinsically; instead, it allows the plugging of functionality coded as a VSPackage. Support for programming languages is added by using a specific VSPackage called a Language Service. Features[edit] Code editor[edit] Debugger[edit] Visual Studio includes a debugger that works both as a source-level debugger and as a machine-level debugger.

WPF Designer. What's the difference between Visual Studio Community and other, paid versions? How long will it take to learn ASP.NET & C# - .NET - The SitePoint Forums.