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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

Using the enhanced designer features

In this recipe, we will see how to use some of the new features of the workflow designer.

Enhanced designer features that we will be using include search, auto surround, panning, outline, and annotations.

Getting ready

In order to use this recipe, you should have Visual Studio 2012 installed. You need a project to work with, such as the result of our previous recipe.

How to do it...

We will explore some of the new WF designer features with the following steps:

  1. First open Visual Studio 2012 and then open a WF 4.5 project. Our previous project will do perfectly.

  2. Navigate from the menu to View | Other windows | Document Outline (or press Ctrl + Alt + T). The outline allows us to navigate with a simple click through the hierarchy of our workflow elements; this gives us a synchronized view of our workflow editor and our document outline, as we can see in the following screenshot:

  3. Press Ctrl + F to open the quick find Find and Replace dialog. Type Validate and click...