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In this Issue: Shawn Wildermuth, Andrej Tozon, Mark Monster, AfricanGeek, Allan Muller, nmarun, David Anson, Jesse Bishop, Fredrik Normén, Alan Mendelevich, and Laurent Duveau. Shoutout: The Thirsty Developer posted a new PodCast last week: Thirsty Developer 79: Tim Heuer on Silverlight 4 If you've got something good posted and haven't seen it yet, kick my tires. With the new bits hitting just before I was gone for 4 days, I just counted and have 52 tagged posts queued up... I'll get there, it's ...
Well, here I go again. This is my third try at being a blogger. Some would say that tenacity is a good thing. My wife might disagree. I've been solving business problems using the Microsoft stack for almost eight years. I've written a lot of code that I'm not proud of and I've learned a few things along the way. My intention is to share a few morsels with the development community from which I've taken so much over the years. Most of this blog's posts will probably be "SharePointy". That's not to ...
Today it is exactly one year that I started work at IdentityMine, after 13 years at Siemens (well, Staefa Control System then Landis&Staefa then Siemens through a series of acquisitions, ah the joys of corporate world…). Here is a link to the article where I related my decision to leave Siemens and to join IdentityMine. Read the rest of this entry » ...
Update: The templates are also available for Expression Blend 3 and Expression Blend Preview for .NET 4 and Silverlight 4. I just published the latest alpha version of the MVVM Light Toolkit. I will post more about the new features in this alpha version, but the most exciting is probably that with this release, the MVVM Light Toolkit works in Windows Presentation Foundation 4 and in Silverlight 4 (in Visual Studio 2010). Read the rest of this entry » ...
Welcome to the first part of the Silverlight 3 tutorial. I know SL4 Beta is out, but if you have your fundamentals right, versions are not a problem, just a little bit of study will keep you abreast of the latest version. Here are some prerequisites for this tutorials. Remember, our ultimate aim here is to create a Twitter client from Silverlight. Softwares required: 1) Visual Studio 2008 with SP1 2) Silverlight 3 Tools for VS2008 - here 3) Silverlight 3 SDK – here 4) Expression Blend 3 – I am not ...
We look to learn the Silverlight, WPF and ASP.NET MVC 2 over the next few months. We’ll start developing a data driven application to explore each one of these. I am now in the process of finding a sample database for use. We will start our tutorials from next week. Stay tuned until then. Technorati Tags: ASP.NET,MVC,Silverlight,WPF ...
In this Issue: African Geek, Alan Mendelevich, Jeff Wilcox, CorrinaB, Tim Heuer, Jeff Handley, Timmy Kokke, Cameron Albert, Antoni Dol, and Fredrik Normén. Shoutouts: Check out the WCF RIA Services Code Gallery on MSDN ... lots of good resources there! The Silverlight Team Blog posted a new Silverlight Podcast: Expression Encoder 3 Timmy Kokke has his code and slides up from Dutch Code Camp 2009 Michael Wolf has a Tim Sneath Interview on Silverlight 4 and WPF up on his blog. Check out Joe Stegman's ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Andrej Tozon, Lee, Adam Kinney, Karl Shifflett, Andy Beaulieu, and Rob Houweling. From SilverlightCream.com: Revisiting Lorem Ipsum in Silverlight 4 with RichTextArea and Printing Jeremy Likness revisits some previous work on inline hyperlinks now in Silverlight 4B where the task becomes much simpler. He includes samples and code. MVVM with WPF, Silverlight, and… Windows Forms It appears that Andrej Tozon's blog slipped off my list... sorry Adrej, but point being, if ...
I was asked a little while back to pull together the best training resources for .NET development to feed into a MSDN UK site. I thought it would be useful to share here as well. By no means everything is listed but sometimes less is more :-). Enjoy: Top Tip: Watch out – these are sometimes big downloads. For instance I just downloaded a high def PDC2009 session at 600MB! I recommend you check out Free Download Manager – it is a great open source tool for working with large files. Offline Training ...
In this Issue: Chris Klug, Gavin Wignall, Jeff Handley, Brad Abrams(2), Mike Flasko, Karl Shifflett, Jeff Wilcox, Nikhil Kothari, and Colin Blair. Shoutouts: John Papa posted the material from his PDC Session: MVVM and Prism Demo for PDC09 Silverlight Session, and while you're at it, here's the video: Video of my Prism and MVVM at PDC Jeff Weber posted that a New Silverlight 3 Book Uses Farseer Physics Joe Stegman posted the slide deck for his PDC 2009 Out Of Browser Session András Velvárt announced ...
In this All Submittal Issue: Andrew Veresov, ITLackey, Damian Schenkelman, René Schulte, Michael Wolf(2), Shawn Wildermuth Shoutout: Check out Shawn Wildermuth's schedule and see if you're anywhere near one of his classes because Silverlight Tour Now Includes Silverlight 4! If you're into games and haven't yet checked out the Silver Games Project, now might be a good time. Sorry I'm running behind, but B.B.King was in Phoenix last night, and I can't miss him! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight ...
Code Camp Thanks! Thanks everyone for coming to my session about Modular Silverlight applications with Prism at the third Dutch Code Camp last Saturday! I hope you learned something useful from it. Special thanks to SDN, Stichting dotNed en VBcentral for organizing this event. Code & Slides The slides can be downloaded here. But more important, the source for the demo can be found over here. Links Here are a few links mentioned in the presentation: Silverlight en Expression insiders user group, ...
At the recent Calgary Tech Days event I did a presentation on building composite applications with WPF and Silverlight. One question that I get asked frequently when I get to the part of explaining MVVM is how its different from patterns that seem too similar or identical, with MVC and MVP typically being the two common ones raised. Usually my answer is that MVVM is very similar to the others, but it implies *stuff* that’s specific to Silverlight and WPF (how binding works, commanding, etc.). Unfortunately ...
The second day keynote at PDC 2009 in Lost Angeles was shared by Steven Sinofsky and Scott Guthrie. Steven is the President of Windows and Windows Live Division and it really must have been a great day for him as he came out for the first time in a major conference with the new Windows 7 launched and the old Vista problems just fading away into Microsoft’s past. There is a lot of excitement for Windows 7 and there is excitement for the new Windows 7 APIs that are available for developers to work ...
In this Issue: Rob Houweling, Michael Washington, Colin Eberhardt, Laurent Bugnion, Tomasz Janczuk, Jeremy Likness, and Andy Beaulieu. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 4 – Using the webcam Rob Houweling has a tutorial up on using the webcam in Silverlight 4 Beta ... all good stuff, and hmm... I'm not following their new site, so that brings the total up to 397 :) Silverlight Bridge - A Silverlight 4 File Manager Access your local file system and drag-and-drop, and OOB in Silverlight? --- wow, ...
What a difference a day makes…at least to some. While the Day 1 keynote at PDC seemed mostly like a news update on last year’s announcements, and a somewhat dry one at that, Day 2 gave developers some real “red meat.” It began with a presentation by Steven Sinofsky on Windows 7’s progress since its launch last month, including demos of the diverse array of hardware on which it now runs. Sinofsky then offered the ultimate crowd pleaser: he described the specs for a multi-touch Microsoft-designed laptop ...
Silverlight has come to an age from WPF/E days and today 4.0 version was launched. Features includes: Support for enterprise applications: Printing support: Silverlight application can print itself, how the content is formatted when printed, and determine the content that will appear. It even has capabilities to print a portion of the Silverlight content. RichTextArea control / WebBrowser Control: The RichTextArea has Bi-Di support, allows hyperlinks, XAML content, and embedding of images. It also ...
Well people, it was an amazing keynote. Silverlight 4 beta was just presented by Scott Guthrie at the Professional Developer Conference 2009 in Los Angeles. As soon as Silverlight 3 was released a few months ago, the Silverlight team started working on new features to create what will be a really exciting release. Read the rest of this entry » ...
A question I have for you is with all the focus on web or cloud-based applications (Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, etc.) is there still a vibrant future out there for Windows Client desktop applications? Will Windows 7 do much to swing the focus back to desktop applications? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying desktop based application development is dead, it’s not by a long shot. With development tools like WPF and ClickOnce deployment desktop applications still rock. I’m just saying that it appears ...
In this Issue: Andrej Tozon, Deborah Kurata, Avi Pilosof, Andrea Boschin, Andy Beaulieu, Damian Schenkelman, smartyP, Kirupa, Alexey Zakharov, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutout: Yikes... if you haven't seen this yet... GO THERE NOW: My Christmas Catalog For all you 3D enthusiasts, Einar Ingebretsen has announced an Upcoming Balder release From SilverlightCream.com: Exploring Silverlight behaviors: look Ma, no code! Andrej Tozon built a Halloween sound player using Expression Blend and Behaviors ... then ...
Topic I will present an introduction to NHibernate and Fluent NHibernate. This introduction will not only discuss NHibernate in isolation but show its usage embedded in a realistic yet simple WPF application. All aspects of how to setup, run and extend such an application will be discussed. An important focus will be put on the differences between testing and running the application. Bio After receiving my Ph.D. of Physics at the Federal Institute of Technologies in Zurich, Switzerland, I worked ...
The first keynote of Microsoft’s PDC 2009 conference in Los Angeles has come and gone. Ray Ozzie kicked it off with some of the main messages that gave everyone insight into how Microsoft sees the direction of IT, programming, processes, and more. It was an interesting session that really focused on a few things, but most importantly it focused on Microsoft dedication to the Windows Azure platform and the big thing (to me), the idea that they are dedicated to making a seamless experience between ...
Well, my logging framework is pretty solid I think, still needs further practical testing, but so far working alright. Today, a co-worker proposed a challenge to me, in the form of a general comment. He mentioned how our current error logging framework at work functioned (we use ELMAH). Which got me thinking. ELMAH works, by implementing an HttpModule, which catches web applications "OnError" event if you will, logs them and lets the app go on it's merry way. Digging into HttpModules, I discovered ...
In this Issue: Avi Pilosof, Bill Reiss, Jeff Handley, Bea Stollnitz, Peter Bromberg, Deborah Kurata, Jesse Liberty, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Interview with Bob Muglia and Steve Gillmor: Bob Muglia on Azure, Silverlight, and Realtime From the Microsoft Expression Blog: Modify the SketchFlow project settings Christian Schormann gives a list of SketchFlow and Blend at PDC ‘09 Iwan van Ee sent a link to me to his Application to view photos posted on panoramio.com. This is pretty cool, and he's ...
In this Issue: AfricanGeek, Brian Genisio, Loek van den Ouweland, Victor Gaudioso, Jeremy Likness, CrocusGirl, Walt Ritscher, Rob Eisenberg, Andrea Boschin, Alan Mendelevich, and nmarun. Shoutout: The Microsoft Expression blog has a quick tip up: Paste or move a keyframe Adam Kinney gives us a Silverlight Developers Guide to PDC09 See the post below about Walt Ritscher's new ShaderGallery Add-in for Expression Blend, but he's also Seeking WPF pixel shader effects samples for ShaderGallery From SilverlightCream.com: ...
Update (11/14/2009): The sample application is available as a zip file, and I also published the Silverlight version to be executed directly in your browser. The advantage of pushing very early software to the advanced users is that bugs are detected before too many people suffer from them, and features requests can be placed and implemented without pain. This is exactly what happened with the MVVM Light Toolkit V3 alpha 2. Read the rest of this entry » ...
Topic I will present an introduction to NHibernate and Fluent NHibernate. This introduction will not only discuss NHibernate in isolation but show its usage embedded in a realistic yet simple WPF application. All aspects of how to setup, run and extend such an application will be discussed. An important focus will be put on the differences between testing and running the application. Bio After receiving my Ph.D. of Physics at the Federal Institute of Technologies in Zurich, Switzerland, I worked ...
Microsoft has released a new Facebook SDK Version 3.0 (other than their old not-so-great one) and it looks to have not just updated APIs but also wide range of features supported in many application types. Quoting a related blog post from c|net “The web services report” blog: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1... Microsoft on Monday released a software development kit for Facebook that allows developers to create Facebook applications for Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation. ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Jit Ghosh, Jeff Prosise, Jesse Liberty, Victor Gaudioso, and René Schulte Shoutouts: If you can get to Twitter during the day (lucky you), check out Jesse Liberty's Subscribe to 62 Silverlight Twitter’ers.... there's a stellar list of devs on there! Adding to the burgeoning list of sites to check every day, Brad Abrams announced http://silverlight.net/rias... is Live! Timmy Kokke has gathered together links to all the current Silverlight and Expression Tools ...
In this Issue: XamlNinja, Zoltan Arvai, Alan Mendelevich, Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios, Chris Klug, Pete Brown, Fons Sonnemans, Tim Heuer, Jeff Prosise, and Mark Miller Shoutouts: Corey Miller posted a User Experience Review post that's a good read. Jeff Wilcox announced The Silverlight Toolkit - now in the Microsoft Web Platform Installer Andrew Duthie blogged about the Freescale Sensor Badge - Fun Gadget! ... get yours! Laurent Bugnion announced another early release of his MVVM Light Toolkit V3 ...
I thought it would be useful (at least to me!) to summarise the new stuff in Entity Framework 4 given it actually comes in 2 parts. The list is a simplified and categorised version of this and this. General Foreign Keys now added: EF 4 now includes a new type of associations (Foreign Key Associations) that allow you to have Foreign Key properties on your entities. They are the default although the EF v1 Independent Associations remain. Lazy Loading on by Default in new Models: Also name change from ...
Next Monday (9th Nov 2009) at 9am I will be delivering an overview of the new stuff in Entity Framework 4 at TechEd Europe. The session is DEV305 and the description reads: ADO.NET Entity Framework in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (catchy?) This presentation offers an in-depth discussion demonstrating the new capabilities of the Entity Framework that will ship with Visual Studio 2010. The second release of the Entity Framework focuses on addressing two primary customer ...
<< Part 1 - Installing IronRuby and Cucumber A quick look at IronRuby Background IronRuby is an implementation of Ruby which runs on .NETs Dynamic Language Runtime platform (the DLR). Languages hosted on the DLR are interpreted at runtime, rather than compiled then executed (like C# applications). One benefit is that code can be invoked on the fly from a command line shell. This is handy when debugging or figuring out how to do something. Other popular DLR hosted languages include IronPython ...
Hello VB Folks, These sessions are designed to be a primer for getting started using various features in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. (Yes, some have already occurred... you can still watch them, just not live.) · Nov 3rd 10:00-11:00AM -Getting Started with IntelliTrace (formerly the “Historical Debugger”) by Habib Heydarian and Justin Marks · Nov 4th 10:00-11:00AM - Getting Started with SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010 by Boris Scholl · Nov 5th 9:00am-10:00am - A Lap ...

Looks like I’m heading to LA.  I’m really excited to be attending the PDC this year.  I went to the PDC in 03 (where they announced WCF, WF, WPF) and it turned my brain to mush by the middle of day two.  ANyone else going?  Anyone like to share a RSVP promo code to save me some $$$?  I’ll buy you a drink or two!

 

Hope to see you all there!

Update (11/14/2009): I updated EventToCommand with a new feature: You can now pass the EventArgs of the fired event to the invoked command. See this post for more explanations. Here is another early release of the MVVM Light Toolkit V3 (Alpha 2). I decided to release gradually and early as soon as a new part of this new version is ready, to allow advanced users to install, test and give feedback about the new features. If you haven’t seen it yet, the features available in V3 Alpha 1 are described ...
Profiling some memory problems in the latest project i worked on we found out something rather disturbing: IF a WPF UserControl/Window uses a DispatcherTimer (declared as a private member in the UserControl's code-behind) AND the event handler for the timer's Tick event is also declared in the UserControl's code-behind AND that UserControl/Window is shown/opened by a parent WHEN the UserControl/Window is dismissed WITHOUT stopping the Timer or unsubscribing from its Tick event THEN you have a memory ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Jonathan van de Veen, Stephen Forte, Laurent Duveau(2), Alan Mendelevich, and nmarun. From SilverlightCream.com: Why Silverlight 3 Navigation cannot be fully leveraged when loading modules remotely with Prism 2 Damian Schenkelman goes into the future [November 5 :) ] to discuss why there are issues with Silverlight Navigation in Prism. He references articles that contain workarounds as well. Connecting to the SqlMembership model through Silverlight and WCF Jonathan ...
In this Issue: Mark Miller, SmartyP(2), Goncalo Chaves(2), and David Anson. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher announced October 2009 version of Composite WPF(Prism) released and has some highlights from the release Damian Schenkelman posted a similar announcement: Prism 2.1 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF & Silverlight 3) just released (updated version for Silverlight 3) From SilverlightCream.com: MVVM with Prism 101 – Part 5b: ServiceLocator vs Dependency Injection Mark Miller continues with ...
Here is a quick tip: If you want to use Snoop on a WPF application running with elevated permissions, you need to run Snoop with elevated permissions too, or else your application will not appear in the application’s list displayed by Snoop. Thankfully, it is really easy to run Snoop in elevated mode in Windows 7: Read the rest of this entry » ...
In this Issue: Bob Thomson/Storm Ideas, Danijel Stulic , René Schulte, Jesse Liberty, Windows Client.NET, Sergey Barskity, Jeff Prosise, Vikram Pendse, Frank La Vigne, and Tim Greenfield. Shoutout: Damian Schenkelman posted that Prism 2.1 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF & Silverlight 3) just released (updated version for Silverlight 3) When you think User Group you think of a bunch of geeks sitting around, but holy crap... check out this stellar crew: Launch of the Dutch Silverlight and ...
I’ve taught a number of classes recently to people who are just getting started as software developers either as a way to change careers and move into our profession or just to people who love computers and want to learn more about how to program. I personally love these types of classes as they differ so much from the standard SharePoint or Silverlight type course where the average student is fairly skilled and the questions and interaction from students is very technical. In an introduction type ...
I’m sure by now you know that the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta has been released. If not, get it here. There are also some great training resources already available! The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including: C# 4.0 Visual Basic 10 F# Parallel Extensions Windows Communication Foundation ...
In this Issue: Rob Bagby, Paul Sheriff, Mike Taulty, Sergey Barskiy, and Gavin Wignall. Shoutout: Here's a quick one from the Expression blog: Export to Microsoft Word From SilverlightCream.com: Patterns-Based Silverlight Development – Part IV – Service Layer Rob Bagby has Part 4 of his excellent Patterns-Based Silverlight Development series up. He's addig the WCF service this time. Create a Login Screen in Silverlight 3 Paul Sheriff had a post up of a login screen in WPF that I archived in my Tag ...
As I was learning WPF and the new charting controls, I was impressed with how easy and powerful 2-way data binding is with WPF. In this example, I created a DataGrid and a Chart and bound them to the same DataTable, via the DefaultView property. The result is that you can edit the DataGrid and see an instant change in the Chart. Even more impressive is the rubber band effect of the Chart control. When the Chart is updating, you see the line slowly more to the new location. Real cool! Here is the ...
FredNUG is pleased to announce that we have another great speaker lined up for November. On November 18th, we’ll start with pizza and social networking at 6:30 PM. Then, starting at 7 PM, John Baird will present “Building Silverlight LOB Apps.” With so many software development teams trying to make the switch from Winforms to WPF/Silverlight, I’m sure this talk will be very useful and informative. The scheduled agenda is: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Pizza/Social Networking/Announcements 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ...
A big THANKS to everyone who attended my session on Developing WPF Applications with Prism at Philly.NET Code Camp. Hopefully, I provided attendees with at least an introductory knowledge of Prism and how they can start developing modular applications using its extensible framework. The slides can be found HERE. If you experience any problems downloading the slides or code, please let me know ...
In this Issue: Mark Miller, Sergey Barskiy, Gavin Wignall, Josh Holmes, Bryant Likes, and Jeff Prosise. Shoutouts: András Velvárt sent me this yesterday and I was blown away by all the Silverlight goodness: Response Karl Shifflett did a re-release of his latest XAML Power Toys: Updated Code: XAML Power Toys for Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Cider Designer Karl Shifflett also updated the templates for VS2010: Updated Code: Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Sample Data Project Templates David Anson has a page up ...
In this Issue: Visual Web Developer Team Blog, Laurent Duveau, Gavin Wignall, Victor Gaudioso, and Karl Shifflett. Shoutouts: Karl Shifflett has a post up on New Options for Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 WPF and Silverlight Projects My DE Rob Bagby reported some news on his blog: The Bagbys Are Moving to London... congratulations, my friend! Charles Sterling announced this just in time for tomorrow, Thursday October 29th: A Tour of Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight: focusing on getting started ...
WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2 contains not only tools for creating REST services. It include rich set of client tools, that allow to do HTTP-requests and process service response in more convenient way. I create small overview of it basic features. We’ll create a simple WPF desktop client for Yahoo Shopping Web Services. Our client sill search products by the keyword. Details of Search API is available here, but information about GET-request format and service URI is enough. For example, if we want ...