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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By : Jose Luis Latorre
Book Image

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By: Jose Luis Latorre

Overview of this book

With about ten years since its first release, Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 is one of the most solid development technologies to create casual, business, or enterprise applications. It has evolved into a very stable framework and solid framework for developing applications, with a solid core, called the CLR (Common Language Runtime) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 includes massive changes and enables modern application and UI development."Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" aims to give you a run through the most exciting features of the latest version. You will experience all the flavors of .NET 4.5 hands on. The “How-to” recipes mix the right ingredients for a final taste of the most appetizing features and characteristics. The book is written in a way that enables you to dip in and out of the chapters.The book is full of practical code examples that are designed to clearly exemplify the different features and their applications in real-world development. All the chapters and recipes are progressive and based on the fresh features on .NET Framework 4.5.The book will begin by teaching you to build a modern UI application and improve it to make it Windows 8 Modern UI apps lifecycle model-compliant. You will create a portable library and throttle data source updating delays. Towards the end of the book, you will create you first Web API.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating a portable library

Most of us have often struggled and hacked our code to implement an assembly that we could use in different .NET target platforms. Portable libraries are here to help us to do exactly this.

Now there is an easy way to develop a portable assembly that works without modification in .NET Framework, Windows Store apps style, Silverlight, Windows Phone, and XBOX 360 applications.

The trick is that the Portable Class Library project supports a subset of assemblies from these platforms, providing us a Visual Studio template.

This recipe will show you how to implement a basic application and help you get familiar with Visual Studio 2012.

Getting ready

In order to use this recipe you should have Visual Studio 2012 installed. Note that you will need a Visual Studio 2012 SKU higher than Visual Studio Express for it to fully support portable library projects.

How to do it...

Here we will create a portable library and see how it works:

  1. First, open Visual Studio 2012 and create a new...