Category Archives: Tutorials

Python Tools for Visual Studio

A few weeks ago an interesting project was shared with me through the Windows Azure Insiders. Microsoft wanted some feedback on their upcoming extension for Visual Studio – Python Tools for Visual Studio. As a fan of Python, and as someone who hadn’t found a good IDE for Python yet, I asked for an early access to it.

This week Scott Hanselman announced the public availability of it. Today I want to take the chance to give you a quick overview about the possibilities the Python Tools gives us as developers.

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Data Binding explained

Data binding is a great way to display your data. This step-by-step tutorial will teach you the basics of data binding. If you are already familiar with data binding you can skip this tutorial.

What is data binding

Data binding provides a simple and consistent way for applications to present and interact with data. Elements can be bound to data from a variety of data sources in the form of common language runtime (CLR) objects and XML. ContentControls such as Button and ItemsControls such as ListBox and ListView have built-in functionality to enable flexible styling of single data items or collections of data items. Sort, filter, and group views can be generated on top of the data. Continue reading

Windows Workflow Foundation with ASP.NET

Introduction

Windows Workflow Foundation is a great technology for creating workflows. It can be used in combination with different technologies, for example SharePoint, WCF, etc. In this article we will combine the Windows Workflow Foundation with ASP.NET.

You will learn how to build a simple workflow with an input and an output and how to integrate this workflow in a simple ASP.NET application.

The download contains the code files of the sample ASP.NET website and Windows Workflow foundation workflow which are used in the greeting example of this article. Continue reading