The Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) is built to take full advantage of the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. Though it is possible to create WPF applications without using the MVVM pattern, a little investment in learning can make building WPF applications much simpler.
If you are just getting started with WPF I would suggest taking a look at this getting started guide. Read more
Struggling to get Git to connect to VisualStudio.com? Here’s a possible solution.
Tip: A proxy/firewall can be one of the causes of this frustration.
A big shout out to Andrew Scott for working this with me.
1. Install the Git Credential Manager for Windows
Go to https://github.com/Microsoft/Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows/releases, or you can also get this from the Git Installer for Windows at […] Read more
** UPDATE ** IntelliTect has achieved GOLD status within the Microsoft DevOps Partner competency, joining an elite tier of Microsoft partners in the country to have achieved this status. We needed to provide several customer references to reach this status as well as achieve certain certification and sales requirements to confirm our service was of a high standard. This new […] Read more
Back in November, in the Connect() special issue of MSDN Magazine, I provided an overview of C# 7.0 in which I introduced tuples. Click here for the overview. In this blog I delve into tuples again, covering the full breadth of the syntax options.
To begin, let’s consider the question:
On occasion, you’ll likely find it useful to […] Read more
This will not be a BORING job!
IntelliTect hires developers that have been coding as long as they can remember, live and breathe innovative custom code and hate to be bored. Unfortunately, for this position we can’t train you to have the right skills, we are looking for the developer that knows they are good and can make an immediate […] Read more
Many .NET developers are familiar with ClickOnce, Microsoft’s simple deployment solution for quickly packaging and deploying software that is easy for end-users to install. However, these conveniences come with limitations.
There are only a couple automatic update situations. To show custom UI when an update is available, requires disabling the automatic updates and […] Read more
In a couple of recent applications that IntelliTect developed for clients, we decided to use SQL Server Temporal Tables in order to track changes in the database over time. The apps we were working on were ASP.NET Core web applications, using Entity Framework Core (EF). While we could have simply modified the databases using queries against the database server directly, […] Read more
In a recent project IntelliTect developed for a client, we were working with an architecture that involved a client application communicating with an Azure app service, which communicated with a private on-premise web API service. When attempting to transfer a very large file via a HttpResponse, we were hitting a failure that prevented the file from being downloaded. Even though […] Read more
In a recent application that Intellitect developed for a client, we were tasked with building a Xamarin forms application that supported Windows, Android, and iOS. Due to the cross-platform support inherent with using Xamarin, a large majority of our code was common amongst all three implementations. As with most cross-platform projects, however, a small amount of code needed to be […] Read more
With proper tools, technical approaches, and processes, automated testing improves software quality, time to market, and reduces overall costs. Starting early in the development process and maintaining a pragmatic approach will maximize chances of success. However, there is no “one size fits all” approach; proper approaches vary based on team resources and project needs. The correct approach will result in […] Read more