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.NET development on MacOS

Some projects require a .NET stack hosted on Windows. How might we work on these projects in a VM, while using our favourite MacOS text editor and Terminal for development? This article aims to help.
.NET development on MacOS


From "hello world!" to debugging release builds—learn concise answers to frequently asked questions about C++.

Create a Cross-platform App with Visual Studio

Did you know that you can write mobile applications with great user interfaces that are cross-platform — supporting Android, iOS, and Microsoft phones and tablets — with just HTML, JavaScript, and CSS? Times are changing and it is easier than ever with Visual Studio Community Edition’s Ionic templates!
Create a Cross-platform App with Visual Studio

Quick Intro to MSBuild Projects

Have you ever opened up a .csproj file (the project file created by Visual Studio for C#) and wondered what all that gobbligook was all about? This is a quick overview introduction to MSBuild projects so that you can read and understand Visual Studio project XML syntax right away.

Building a Win32 App, Part 2: Windows and Messages

This tutorial helps you take a deeper look at the `WinMain` function to understand how structured a **Win32** application is. By the end of this tutorial, readers should be able to understand the concepts of message queues, window registration & creation, as well as the base of message loop and how all these operate to make an application work.

Building a Win32 App, Part 4: Applying Resources to a Window

The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the basics of resource creation and utilization. By the end of this tutorial, readers should be able to load resources from a predefined file and apply it to a window.

Building a Win32 App Part 3: a Simple Window

The purpose of this tutorial is to learn the process of constructing a Win32 application window at it's simplest form. By the end of this tutorial, readers should be able to create a window from scratch, understand basics and flow of the message loop, as well as the procedure associated to this window.

Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Win32 API Application: Part 1

Learn how to use Visual Studio at its simplest form and the process of creating, building, to launching a minimalist Win32 API application.

Attach .csv files to deployed program?

I am writing a program that populates listBoxes with data from .csv files. It runs flawlessly in debugging/release, however when I try to publish the program it can't find the .csv / DEPLOY files....

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