Blog: July 2013

Overview of Transact-SQL (T-SQL)

Excerpt by Don Kiely

Transact-SQL is the SQL Server implementation of SQL, a standard codified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and also adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

This course excerpt was originally posted July 29, 2013 from the online courseware SQL Server 2012, Part 7 of 9: Introduction to T-SQL by Don Kiely

SQL Server


Using Code-Focused Rapid Application Development (RAD)

Excerpt by Joe Mayo

There are many visual designers in Visual Studio that allow you to drag-and-drop controls onto the screen, in what is often referred to as Rapid Application Development (RAD).

This course excerpt was originally posted July 26, 2013 from the online courseware C# 2012, Part 1 of 4: Visual Studio 2012 IDE by Joe Mayo

Visual Studio C++ C#


Introduction to Views

Excerpt by Don Kiely

You can use a SQL SELECT statement to read data from one or more tables in a relational database. This is such a common operation that SQL provides a way to save a SELECT statement as a persistent database object, called a view.

This course excerpt was originally posted July 24, 2013 from the online courseware SQL 2012 Developer, Part 01 of 13: Views by Don Kiely

SQL Developer


Adding Toast Launch Parameters

Excerpt by Ken Getz

When users click or tap your toast notification, Windows loads yourapplication, and users expect your application to have information about the context of the notification and display the appropriate information.

This course excerpt was originally posted July 19, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

Windows 8 XAML


Scheduling Toast Notifications

Excerpt by Ken Getz

You can schedule a toast to appear any time in the future-you supply a timeat which you want the toast notification to appear, and it shows up on demand.

This course excerpt was originally posted July 18, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

Windows 8 XAML


Investigating Toast Notifications

Excerpt by Ken Getz

Toast notifications are simple notifications that appear in the upper-right corner of the screen (upper-left corner for right-to-left languages).

This course excerpt was originally posted July 16, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

XAML Windows 8


Working with Image Resources

Excerpt by Ken Getz

Although you cannot store images in resource files, they too represent resources in your application.

This course excerpt was originally posted July 12, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

XAML Windows 8


Reacting to a Language Change

Excerpt by Ken Getz

Although it won't happen every day, your application may need to react to the situation in which a user changes the currently active language in Windows.

This course excerpt was originally posted July 11, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

Windows 8 XAML


Working with String Resources

Excerpt by Ken Getz

Although lots of developers do it, it's never a good idea to embed string resources directly into your application's source code.

This course excerpt was originally posted July 05, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

XAML Windows 8