Developing a Windows Store app using C++ and XAML

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Like any Windows API, Windows Store Applications API is based on native code. Unlike the old Win32 API, the new native interface is not based on the C language prototype, nor the old COM programming model. Microsoft has realized that the .NET type system provides modern, richer and more productive alternative. To have .NET productivity in native code, Microsoft has borrowed the type system principles (ECMA 335 CLI type system) and merged it with the COM programming model. In Windows Store API, you have interfaces, properties, delegates, events, attributes and many other .NET goodies, without the underlined CLR, Class-Loader,...

NDC 2012 TPL Dataflow Network Lecture

Thursday, June 7, 2012

In about an hour I am going to deliver a session about TDF, the new Thread Parallel Library Dataflow Network technology of .NET 4.5. In this post I'd like to provide the steps you need to start play with TDF and also the links to the lecture slides and demos.   To start use TDF: 1. Download Visual Studio 2012 RC, or use VS 2010 with the TDF CTP 2. Create a C# project and add a NuGet package of TDF 3. Add reference to System.Threading.Tasks 4. Write your code or download...