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DISCLAIMER: I did not get this product for free. I bought it with my own money. However, if Razer wants to give me a keyboard for a review then I would gladly accept it. =) Official Product Page While I have been “Searching for the Perfect Developer’s Laptop” I have discovered that PC Gamers have it pretty good. For example, check out my “A Developers Review of Cooler Master Storm Laptop Cooler SF-19” article. Did you notice that this was a Gamers product? Developers actually have something in common ...
I would like to invite you to visit us at WPC LA 2011 and learn how to move your mission-critical/Enterprise apps to the Win Azure Cloud. We will present our innovative migration solution Instant CloudMove at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)tomorrow (July 13). Find us at the Windows Azure Building Blocks demo station where we’ll be showcasing the unique tools for moving business client/server applications such as é.VISOR by Limón GmbH to Azure Cloud. The original application is a data-centric ...
I'm down in Los Angeles this week for my first ever Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference! This is the biggest industry conference I've ever attended, with more than 15000 people from around the world! It's also a bit different too because I don't know *anybody* here. WPC is more of a business/sales/marketing type of conference, not so much technical. As a result, its an entirely different crowd than the usual suspects at TechEd, PDC, etc. That's not a bad thing though! I'm meeting some great people ...
Introduction One of the features that I’m surprised to see hardly no one talk about is “Communication Between Local Silverlight-Based Applications”. This is not new to Silverlight as it has been around since Silverlight 3. In other words, this will allow you to have two Silverlight applications running on the same PC talk to one another without using Web Services, etc. I originally was looking into this for a pet project that I was going to use with Kinect, but found this very valuable and decided ...
Giovanni Bassi published the original NuGet package for LINQ to Twitter (L2T), which I'm appreciative of. Since then, I have yet to do a release myself, but that is changing now. The current version of LINQ to Twitter is stable enough for a release, so the time is right. I think there are a few aspects of a LINQ to Twitter NuGet package that aren't as simple as point at a project and your done, so I'll document my process here in case anyone else is interested. Getting Started I had played around ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Kevin Hoffman, Pontus Wittenmark, Peter Kuhn, András Velvárt, Rudi Grobler, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Nigel Sampson, Stephen Price. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Color FromArgb using hex values" Stephen Price WP7: "SurfCube on Mango Part 1 – Passing the Smoke Test" András Velvárt Shoutouts: Pete Brown posted about the redesign of the Silverlight.net site... I like it ... check it out for yourself: he New and Improved Silverlight.net Site Michael Washington ...
In this All-Submittal (but not all current submittals) Issue: Rod Falanga, Colin Eberhardt, and Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-). Above the Fold: Silverlight/VS2010: "Creating Silverlight Application on network share : The Official Microsoft Silverlight Site" Rod Falanga WP7: "Windows Phone 7 (Mango) Tutorial - 22 - Local Database Support, Create DataContext" Kunal Chowdhury Just plain interesting:: "From Silverlight To HTML5" Colin Eberhardt Shoutouts: The SilverlightShow folks announced some training ...
C# is a wonderful language for modern programming. While everything in C# has a reason and a place, occasionally, there are things that can be confusing for a developer who isn’t aware of what is happening behind the scenes. This is my third post in the Little Pitfalls series where I explore these small pitfalls; the previous Little Pitfall post can be found here. This week we’re going to look at operator overloading. Yes, I bolded that because it is very important to note we overload operators, ...
Mei Liang - one of the owners of All-In-One Code Framework was interviewed by Robert Green - the famous host in Channel 9 Visual Studio Toolbox, to introduce All-In-One Code Framework and demonstrate Sample Browser Visual Studio extension. http://channel9.msdn.com/Sh... All-In-One Code Framework Sample Browser and Sample Browser Visual Studio Extension give you the flexibility to search samples, download samples on demand, manage ...
UPDATE! July 8th, 2011 -- I’ve been reading Chris Poteet’s blog for a while (probably since Day of .Net Ohio in 2008 or 2009) and he recently started a new blog covering odd user interface quirks and inconsistencies with SharePoint. He’s titled the blog, Unexpected Error. Well, today Chris was kind enough to mention me for follow Friday on Twitter and I followed the link to his blog again – and was stunned to see that I had written a post this week that is pretty much the same one he wrote two weeks ...
I found out last night that I have been awarded with the Microsoft MVP Award for my contribution to the Silverlight community. It is a honor, a privilege and one of the biggest moments in my professional life. I cannot tell you how excited that I am to be acknowledged by Microsoft for doing something that I love. According to Microsoft, this award is given by Microsoft to outstanding members of Microsoft's technical communities based on contributions made during the previous 12 months to offline ...
IE9 Toolbar’s Browser Mode allows us to test for different versions of IE. This feature has been there right from IE8 Developer Toolbar. But, I always thought that the testing was just limited to the different versions of IE i.e. IE7, IE8 and IE9. One of the advantages of having a technical boss is that, he points to the right set of information when needed. @harishV pointed out that you can test even for other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari from within the IE9 Developer Toolbar. For the ...
Official Site | Samples | Download | Documentation | Forum | Twitter In jqChart - HTML5 jQuery Chart Plugin version 1.5.1.0 we added Financial chart types - Stock Chart and Candlestick Chart. Visit our live Stock Chart sample. Visit our live Candlestick Chart sample. Official Site | Samples | Download | Documentation | Forum | Twitter ...
Introduction The official Kinect SDK has been out for a while now and I haven’t seen many people actually doing “how-to” post to get others started developing for it. I decided that I would help kick-start the movement by creating a series called, “Kinecting the Dots”. This is going to be a series of blog posts covering questions or concerns that I’ve seen in the community. I am planning on answering questions so if you have one that you want answered then please contact me by using the form above. ...
In this Issue: SLMPerf, Peter Kuhn, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), WindowsPhoneGeek, Mike Taulty, Beth Massi, Andrea Boschin, and Alex Golesh. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Reactive Extensions RTW" Mike Taulty WP7: "Windows Phone 7 (Mango) Tutorial - 21 - Small Demo of Accelerometer Application" Kunal Chowdhury Training: "Using SharePoint Data in your LightSwitch Applications" Beth Massi Shoutouts: My friends at SilverlightShow released their list of the top 5 posts on SilverlightShow for June 20 - 26, ...
I was included in a very happy group of developers that yesterday was awarded (or re-awarded -- is that a word?) Microsoft MVP in their area of expertise. In my case, it was a re-award. My first was in 2007, so this is my 4th re-award. I'd like to take space in my blog to personally thank my Lead, Allen Li, and the folks on the Silverlight team for once again including me in the list with the cool kids. Also the Silverlight team for their steadfast support of the MVPs by keeping us in the loop. Re-awards ...
Once again, in this series of posts I look at the parts of the .NET Framework that may seem trivial, but can help improve your code by making it easier to write and maintain. The index of all my past little wonders posts can be found here. Today we’re going to look at an interesting Little Wonder that can be used to mitigate what could be considered a Little Pitfall. The Little Wonder we’ll be examining is the System.Nullable static class. No, not the System.Nullable<T> class, but a static ...
Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta 2 was released on 6/29/2011. Are you ready for it? If not then let my guide help you get your system prepared and go through a few new features. Download links: Web Installer of Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 SDK ISO Image of Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 SDK - (723 MB) To get started you are going to need to remove the previous version of your Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta 1. This kicks off the process of uninstalling the Beta. Once it is uninstalled then you ...
In this Issue: WindowsPhoneGeek, John Papa, Mike Taulty, Erno de Weerd, Stephen Price, Chris Rouw, Peter Kuhn, Damian Schenkelman, Michael Washington, and Manas Patnaik. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Binding to View Model properties in Data Templates. The RootBinding Markup Extension" Damian Schenkelman WP7: "Storing Files in SQL Server using WCF RIA Services and Silverlight – Part 3" Chris Rouw LightSwitch: "Saving Files To File System With LightSwitch (Uploading Files)" Michael Washington Shoutouts: ...
Official Site | Samples | Download | Documentation | Forum | Twitter The render speed of the jqChart- HTML5 jQuery Chart Plugin is optimized for handling a large set of data. Look at our live performance sample. Official Site | Samples | Download | Documentation | Forum | Twitter ...
This week is a busy week for me. First of all I’m giving another presentation on a LINQ/Lambda primer for the rest of the developers in my company. Of Lambdas and LINQ View more presentations from BlackRabbitCoder Then this Saturday the 25th of June I’ll be reprising my Little Wonders presentation for the Kansas City Developers Camp. If you are in the area I highly recommend attending and seeing the other great presentations as well. Their link is here. Little Wonders View more presentations from ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, Beth Massi, Mike Taulty, Xpert360, and Erno de Weerd. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight, HTML and the WebBrowser Control for Offline Apps" Mike Taulty WP7: "Windows Phone 7 (Mango) Tutorial - 18 - Know about various Phone Tasks" Kunal Chowdhury LightSwitch: "How to Create a Simple Audit Trail (Change Log) in LightSwitch" Beth Massi From SilverlightCream.com: Windows Phone 7 (Mango) Tutorial - 18 - Know about various Phone Tasks Kunal Chowdhury has number 18 ...
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Peter Kuhn(-2-, -3-), Mike Gold, WindowsPhoneGeek, Nigel Sampson, Paul Sheriff, Dhananjay Kumar, and Erno de Weerd. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Debug Helper" Peter Kuhn3 WP7: "Metro In Motion #8 – AutoCompleteBox Reveal Animation" Colin Eberhardt Shoutouts: Check out the Top 5 from my friends at SilverlightShow from last week: SilverlightShow for June 13 - 19, 2011 From SilverlightCream.com: Metro In Motion #8 – AutoCompleteBox Reveal ...
I’ve been playing with the Kinect SDK Beta for the past few days and have noticed a few projects on CodePlex worth checking out. I decided to blog about them to help spread awareness. If you want to learn more about Kinect SDK then you check out my”Busy Developer’s Guide to the Kinect SDK Beta”. Let’s get started: KinectContrib is a set of VS2010 Templates that will help you get started building a Kinect project very quickly. Once you have it installed you will have the option to select the following ...
Introduction In the second part of my “Game-changing Features” series, I investigated how to create multiple windows in a trusted Silverlight 5 application. Now, it is time to explore another set of features: SoundEffect Class for Low-Latency, Supporting Double- and Triple-Mouse Clicks and Linked Text Containers. If you followed my previous tutorial, then you should be ready to get started. The full source code for all three of the projects will be available as a separate download with this article. ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Oren Gal, Rudi Grobler, Stephen Price, Erno de Weerd, Joost van Schaik, WindowsPhoneGeek, Andrea Boschin, and Vikram Pendse. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Multiple Page Printing in Silverlight4 - Part 3 - Printing Driving Directions" Oren Gal WP7: "Prototyping Windows Phone 7 Applications using SketchFlow" Vikram Pendse Shoutouts: Not Silverlight, but darned cool... Michael Crump has just what you need to get going with Kinect: The busy developers guide to the ...
I have had the chance to talk at many conferences these past few years, and came up with a way to prepare them which works really well for me. Most importantly, it would make it quite easy to overcome an emergency (for example if my laptop would suddenly lose data). The whole code as well as the slides and other documents are in the cloud. I also use source control for my demos, so that I always have the latest and the greatest, but also a history of changes I made to my demos. Finally I have a system ...
If you would like to help me out, you can Tweet this story OR email Expedia and ask them to make things right for me and my wife. This is the story of how Expedia made my new bride cry. When Expedia followed up their failure with our honeymoon trip with a complete and total lack of acknowledgement of any responsibility for the problem and endless loops of explaining the issue over and over again - I swore that they would make it right. When they brought my new bride to tears, I got an immediate and ...
The Kinect is awesome. From day one, I’ve said this thing has got potential. After playing with several open-source Kinect projects, I am please to announce that Microsoft has released the official SDK beta on 6/16/2011. I’ve created this quick start guide to get you up to speed in no time flat. Let’s begin: What is it? The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is a starter kit for applications developers that includes APIs, sample code, and drivers. This SDK enables the academic research and enthusiast communities ...
In this Issue: René Schulte, Rajat Jaiswal(-2-), Peter Kuhn, Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Beth Massi, Michael Crump, Daniel Vaughan, Chris Rouw, WindowsPhoneGeek, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Cubelicious - Silverlight 5 + Balder + Physics + SLARToolkit Augmented Reality = Triple Win!" René Schulte WP7: "Binding the WP7 ProgressIndicator in XAML" Daniel Vaughan LightSwitch: "Adding Static Images and Text on a LightSwitch Screen" Beth Massi Shoutouts: Laurent Bugnion is ...
The .NET Base Class Library (BCL) has a wide array of collection classes at your disposal which make it easy to manage collections of objects. While it's great to have so many classes available, it can be daunting to choose the right collection to use for any given situation. As hard as it may be, choosing the right collection can be absolutely key to the performance and maintainability of your application! This post will look at breaking down any confusion between each collection and the situations ...

In MVVM Light V4, I am proposing a new RelayCommand snippet, making it easier to declare and initialize a RelayCommand. I came up with a syntax that allows having the RelayCommand and its initialization in one convenient location.

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In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, Stephen Price, Mark Heath, Oren Gal, Jesse Liberty, and Laurent Duveau. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Implicit Data Template in Silverlight 5" Laurent Duveau WP7: "Fast Application Switching Made Easy" Jesse Liberty XAML: "StringFormat for TimeSpan" Stephen Price Shoutouts: Rudi Grobler has a post up of all the WP7 competitions he has found... Windows Phone 7 Competitions Bill Reiss has a similar post up, with contests and even a way to get your $99 reimbursed! Windows ...
I registered a domain name today: (dearpeeps.com, dearpeeps.net, dearpeeps.info & dearpeeps.org) for an idea… The idea came to me this morning on the bus. Idea: Where could you go if you want to ask a question about something that you’d feel like sounding out a friend about? You could go to a particular forum, you could maybe go to a craigslist discussion, or a google or yahoo discussion… but each of those choices involves going to a part of a bigger whole – and a fair amount of people wouldn’t ...
I’ve written a couple of posts about SharePoint 2010 Administrator training/learning, so I thought I should follow up with some tips for developer training as well…. Microsoft has two exams for SharePoint 2010 developers. The first is Exam 70-573, Application Development. The second is Exam 70-576, Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications. Those links cover the topics for each exam as well as some Microsoft preparation materials. One of the best sites, and one that I relied ...
In this Issue: Vikram Pendse(-2-), Christian Schormann, Pete Brown, Kunal Chowdhury, Andrea Boschin, SLMPerf, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5: Vector and Bitmap Printing for Reports and more" Pete Brown WP7: "New SketchFlow Template for WP7" Christian Schormann LightSwitch: "Integrating Visual Studio LightSwitch Application Into An Existing Website using IFrames" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Laurent Duveau presented on LightSwitch ...
In case you come by here, note that I'm moved over to Wordpress (http://eikonne.wordpress.com/) and I'm also now available on Twitter (@eikonne).
In this Issue: Rob Eisenberg, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), Pavan Podila, Beth Massi, Andrea Boschin(-2-), David Kelley, Dhananjay Kumar, SLMPerf, Jaime Rodriguez, and Vikram Pendse(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "TIP: Routed events in Silverlight" Andrea Boschin WP7: "Useful Mango Developer Resources" Jaime Rodriguez HTML5/WP7: "Building an HTML/HTML5... Based Application for Phone 7" David Kelley Shoutouts: Mark this one just for fun... Rudi Grobler has a WP7 app of Duke Nuken Sound clips: Duke ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Michael Crump(-2-), Xpert360, Jesse Liberty(-2-), John Papa, Vikram Pendse, and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Michael’s “Mega Collection of Silverlight 5 Beta” Demos" Michael Crump WP7: "Silverlight TV 76: Animations on Windows Phone in the Bird Hunt Game" John Papa Training: "I Want To Make Cars Not Car Engines" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Jeremy Likness has a post up about the Telerik controls for WP7... not only does Telerik utilize Jeremy's ...
Official Site | Samples | Download | Documentation | Forum | Twitter Introduction jqChart takes advantages of HTML5 Canvas to deliver high performance client-side charts and graphs across browsers (IE 6+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari) and devices, including iOS and Android mobile devices. Some of the key features are: High performance rendering. Animaitons. Scrolling/Zoooming. Real-time chart manipulation. Support for unlimited number of data series and data points. Support for unlimited number ...
In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Roy Dallal, Chris Rouw, Sean Nolan, Peter Kuhn, WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), Mike Taulty, Paul Sheriff, Xpert360, and Vikram Pendse. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Storing Files in SQL Server using WCF RIA Services and Silverlight – Part 1" Chris Rouw WP7: "XNA for Silverlight developers: Part 12 - Mango (1)" Peter Kuhn From SilverlightCream.com: Slide-out keyboard support on Windows Phone Rudi Grobler has a quick post up discussing the slide-out keyboard ...
I wanted to get familiar with SharePoint 2010 because I have noticed how the market is starting to demand it. Also, most of the SharePoint 2010 guides on the net are outdated. They show everything from registry hacks/editing xml files to installing hot fixes/service packs. My guide uses the latest bits as of 6/7/11 to create a SharePoint 2010 server inside of an Virtual Machine. This will be more than enough to begin creating Silverlight Web Parts inside of SharePoint 2010. NOTE: I did not want to ...
I wanted to take a moment and jot down some of my initial impressions on the announcements coming from the Apple hype machine today at the keynote. Not being able to attend - largely due to it selling out in two hours - made me especially bitter that Apple would not allow the event to be streamed live. Steve said during the keynote that if they sold more tickets he didn't know where they would hold it. Considering it takes place at Moscone West, the smaller of the two centers, try moving it across ...
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Peter Kuhn, Kunal Chowdhury, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Xpert360, and Vikram Pendse. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 5 : Multiple Click Support aka ClickCount" Vikram Pendse WP7: "Metro In Motion Part #6 – Rolling List Location Indicator" Colin Eberhardt PivotViewer: "PivotViewer Shorts Part 2: Hide View and SortBy Buttons" Xpert360 Shoutouts: Check out the recently redesigned (and looking good) SilverlightShow, and their top 5 for last week: SilverlightShow ...

Here's a blog post by DataSprings on how to use LINQ to Twitter: http://bit.ly/jjmLZY.  It demonstrates how to authenticate with OAuth and how to use several of the APIs.

Joe

Re-posting my presentation on Automating Code Standards that I'm presenting to the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) .NET Users Group - CRINETA - tonight. For more details see their web site at: crineta.org The presentation can be found on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/B... Automating C# Coding Standards using StyleCop and FxCop View more presentations from BlackRabbitCoder Tweet Technorati Tags: C#, .NET, StyleCop, FxCop ...

Note: I posted that on Posterous, but on second thoughts it belongs on this blog too. After all, making UX better is what this is all about, in the end, and not just for computer applications. So apologies to those of you who read that on my Posterous already!

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In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Oren Gal, Michael Washington, Vikram Pendse, Kunal Chowdhury, Jesse Liberty, Xpert360, Jaana Metsamaa, Charles Petzold, and Peter Kuhn. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Getting Driving Directions in a Silverlight Application - Part 2 - Advanced Features" Oren Gal WP7: "Windows Phone Screen Shots" Charles Petzold LightSwitch: "How to Create A LightSwitch Popup" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Congratulations go out to my buddy András Velvárt for SurfCube Wins Microsoft Innovation ...
As promised, here is a link to all of the applications from my session at CodeStock 2011: Entity Framework Profiler Studio Styles Reflector Telerik JustDecompile Beta dotfuscator CodePaste.NET Silverlight Spy WP7 Desktop Marketplace LINQPad Snippet Manager Browser Shots Snagit 10 7-Zip File Manager Code Converter CPU-Z Notepad2 SSDlife Free Regular Expression Library DLL-files.com Microsoft Web Platform Installer Visual Studio Gallery Search Everything Fiddler2 Paint.NET Microsoft Expression Blend ...
(A picture that I took on 6/3/2011 waiting for the keynote by Charles Petzold to begin at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, TN) Day One (Thursday Night) I headed out on Thursday morning with my friend Daniel Heisler for CodeStock. We were driving from Birmingham, Alabama so it was going to take us about 4.5 hours to get in. After stopping a few times, we finally arrived at the Knoxville Hilton. After checking into our rooms, we met Rafe Kemmis and Spede Bryan in the lobby and headed over to Barley's ...