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April 30th Microsoft Office - Minneapolis LOW I and II 8300 Norman Center Drive - Suite 950 Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 Microsoft ArcReady 9:00am - 11:45 pm WHAT IS ARCREADY? A forum for aspiring and practicing architects to discuss industry trends An overview of Microsoft’s roadmap as it relates to software architecture A mechanism to solicit your feedback An opportunity to showcase the work you do! WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Architects and Senior Developers who are interested in becoming an architect. ...
In this Issue: Chris Cavanagh, Brownie Points, Silverlight Web Services Team, Gavin Wignall, Maurice de Beijer, Tim Heuer, Jeff Prosise, Shawn Wildermuth, Mike Snow, Andrej Tozon, Lee, Al Pascual, and Chris Hay. Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty is getting ready to start a big new long-term project ... looks like it's going to be a great one to play along with: VideoWiki – A Open-Book Design-To-Delivery Silverlight 3 Project. This is the intro... I'll be blogging the pieces as Jesse posts them. Jeff Wilcox ...
In this Issue: Damon Carr, Rishi(2), Mike Taulty, Jeff Prosise, Laurent Bugnion, Ruurd Boeke, and Walt Ritscher. Shoutout: Andy Beaulieu has released his latest game: Boss Launch ... go have some fun with that :) From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 3 Beta Player for Adobe Video Formats Damon Wilder Carr sent me this link on HD and streaming. Might be good to read some of the comments he's gotten also. nRoute: Comes complete with a full set of behavioural teeth Rishi is posting bunches of info ...
HERE is my first full WPF application project, a simple calculator! Check it out and let me know what you think.
The other day I ran across a blog post by John Robbins discussing Code Complete, by Steve McConnell. It seems that John, like myself, is quite a fan of the book. He suggests everyone in his debugging class read the book, and even suggested, somewhat tongue in cheek I suspect, that they write up a book report. Someone actually did it. An excellent writer in his own right, the book report author reminded me that it was indeed time, again, to re-read Code Complete. Just as Relevant Today Code Complete ...
what an annoying bug in this IE8 beta 2? I just installed IE8 beta 2 from the dreamspark dvd(MS program for students).and guess what the IE based application start throwing "Win 32 unhandled exception :Memory access violation etc etc last code as something 00005"... The affected programs included all that use IE. Includes windows media player and IE 8 itself. the reason was something to do with navigation. When i clicked on Radio in WMP,it was ok,then i clicked Online store and it crashed with that ...
At MIX 2009, the Expression Blend team cam up with a new concept called Behaviors. In fact, the only thing new is the way that the Behaviors are packed. WPF developers have been doing what we called "Attached Behaviors" for quite some time already: see this thread (dated July 2008) to read a discussion around this topic at the WPF Disciples group. Read the rest of this entry » ...
In this Issue: Giovanni Montrone, Rishi(2, 3), Jeff Wilcox, Christian Schormann, Fredrik Normén, Shawn Wildermuth, Jesse Liberty, and Ashish Shetty. Shoutouts: I want to give a good shoutout to some great guys I met at #MIX09... they're the guys from UltraLearn. Watch the demo... it's in flash, but trust me, the app is in Silverlight and it's very cool. I got some up-close-and-personal demonstrations of building and using this, and if you're doing any sort of training or teaching videos that you're ...
I’ve known Jim Duffy for almost 6 years now, and I can honestly say he thinks he’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. When I first asked Jim to do a NINE Questions interview, back in September, he was delighted to have an opportunity to talk about his favorite subject. Fast-forward 7 months and welcome to the longest NINE Questions interview ever. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Jim Duffy. 1. Where are you from? A long time ago in a galaxy far away... oh wait, that one's already been used. ...

Get some of that: Microsoft's Jaime Rodriguez and Karl Shifflett are on tour and will come to a number of locations to give a two days training packed with WPF training for building Line of Business (LOB) applications.

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In this issue: Colin Eberhardt, Sparkling Client Podcast, Brad Abrams, Paul Chapman, Page Brooks, and Ning Zhang. Shoutouts: First, sorry Bill Reiss, but you've got company out there with 4 more Silverlight MVPs (so far) ... my buddy Michael Washington, Daron Yondem, Jose Fajardo, and Michael Sync ... congratulations guys!!! I'm on record as being officially jealous :) ... and I'll have to change my signature block now! You can see the list on the MVP Awardees Site. Koen Zwikstra exposed a hint of ...
Technorati Tags: WPF,MVVM Just posting a bunch of links to some really great articles on WPF. Pay special attention to the ones on the MVVM pattern. Very powerful stuff. Dan Crevier's Blog - DataModel-View-ViewModel Pattern Part One Introduction to Attached Behaviours in WPF Tales From The Smart Client - Attached Behaviour Pattern Sample Silverlight Behaviours A Guided Tour of WPF - 5 part series covering the basics Simplifying the TreeView by Using the ViewModel Pattern Using MVC to Unit Test WPF ...
The Microsoft Patterns & Practices’ Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight (formerly code-named "Prism") was released with a heavy bias on C# which was a real shame for the many Visual Basic developers who are working on Xaml based user interfaces right now. The good news is there is now a shiny new download just for Visual Basic folks. This download includes QuickStarts, Hands-On Labs, and How-to Topics in Visual Basic all reviewed by senior folks in the VB team. It also includes: ...
In this issue: Jeff Wilcox(2), Chris Hay(2), Lutz Gerhard, Ed Maia(2), Peter Bromberg, Jaime Rodriguez, Swiss MSDN Team, Lee, Amy Dullard, Mike Snow, Jeff Prosise, Brad Abrams, András Velvárt, Christian Schormann, and Ruurd Boeke. Shoutout: Pete Brown was busy at MIX ... not only the Hanselminutes I blogged yesterday, but also Some of the Shows I did at or around MIX – Hanselminutes, Continuum From SilverlightCream.com: What’s new with the Silverlight AutoCompleteBoxJeff Wilcox blogs about the AutoCompleteBox ...
In this Issue: Jeff Prosise, Michael S. Scherotter, Kirupa Chinnathambi(2), Bryant Likes(2, 3), Pete Brown(2), Tim Heuer, Nigel Sampson, Al Pascual, Anna Wrochna, Rishi, Chris Cavanagh(2), Lee, Gavin Wignall, Chris Anderson, and Bill Reiss. Shoutouts: The Expression Blend Team has a Round-Up of Blog Posts (and other Activities) by the Expression Blend Team! David Anson reports on his post of yesterday: Supporting the unsupported [Two fixes for the unofficial WPF Charting assembly!] From SilverlightCream.com: ...
A very long time ago, I was contacted by Marlon Grech who asked me to join a new Google group he had just created called the WPF Disciples. I was quite new in WPF back then and didn't know many members of the community yet, and I must admit that it slipped my mind and I didn't register (when you blog, and your blog gets a certain visibility, you get all kind of requests. I do my best to satisfy most of them, but sometimes I am just too busy and I cannot follow up). Read the rest of this entry » ...
For a developer wanting to transition into the world of design, this was the place to be. Workshops: Robby Ingebretsen’s ‘Design Fundamentals for Developers’ workshop was truly inspirational. Design skills can be learned, one doesn’t have to be a gifted artist to start with. Check out his blog at http://nerdplusart.com. If you ever have a chance to catch one of his sessions, don’t miss it! I’m looking forward to the release of his book, ‘The Zen of XAML: Designer and Developer Collaboration in WPF ...
Two day free training event called XamlFest at the Bloomginton, MN Microsoft offices from Tuesday, April 14th 2009 to Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. This will be a classroom style event led by fellow Microsoft’s very own John Pelak. This event will be going in depth on the XAML markup language and how it is used in both WPF and Silverlight 2.0 applications. We will also go deep on how to use Expression Blend to visually design application interfaces. Here's all the information on the event: Check out ...
Hi to all and welcome to my blog! My name is Vitaly Dilmukhametov. I’m software developer from Russia. I work with MS development technologies few years and have some pratical experience, which is based on solution of real tasks. And I want to share it with community. I focused on client development (WPF, Silverlight), service (WCF, RESTful services), parallel programming, but not just it. All of cool features are welcome :) My contacts: E-mai/Live Id: vitusmailAT NOSPAMgmail dot com If you understand ...
One of the places lacking good VB support was the Microsoft Patterns & Practices’ Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight (formerly code-named "Prism"). The P&P team is now releasing VB versions of the QuickStarts, Hands-On Labs, and How-to Topics! Get all the good stuff here This download is provided to help Visual Basic .NET developers use the Composite Application Library. While Prism is not yet 100% VB, this is a big step in the right direction. The VB code was reviewed ...
Now available for VB… The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. It will help you design and build enterprise-level composite WPF client applications—composite applications use loosely coupled, independently evolvable pieces that work together in the overall application. This download includes QuickStarts, the Composite Application Library (only provided ...
One place VB support had been missing for a while was from Microsoft Patterns & Practices’ Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight. I'm happy to announce that the P&P team are now releasing VB versions of the QuickStarts, Hands-On Labs, and How-to Topics! Get it here! This download is provided to help the Visual Basic developer use the Composite Application Library. Please note that there is not yet 100% VB; however, this is a big step in the right direction. The VB code was ...
Note: I just updated the title for this article, sorry to all of you who were waiting for the TechDays Belgium source code and didn't realize it was here :) I just posted the source code of the demo applications I used in my MIX09 talk "Working across the client continuum". The source code is structured as follows: Read the rest of this entry » ...
In this Toolkit and .NET RIA Service issue: Martin Mihaylov(3), Dinesh Kulkarni, Shawn Wildermuth, Lee(3), Brad Abrams(3), Ruurd Boeke(2), Jeff Wilcox, Jafar Husain, Ning Zhang, Shawn Burke, and David Anson(2) Shoutout: Overwhelmed by all the resources yet? Yeah, me too :) ... I've put 74 entries in the SC database since MIX09. I've got a spreadsheet going with 137 records of data, but that doesn't count todays offerings, but it looks like I AM making headway. I think the idea of doing it on topics ...
One of the questions we keep confronted with when talking about Expression in our events is that, is there a way to import files created using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. While in Expression Web and Design you could do that easily, there was less support for accomplishing this in Expression Blend which is used for designing WPF / Silverlight applications. With the Expression Blend 3 Preview, support for importing Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator files is available. Expression Blend 3 Preview ...
In this MIX09, WebServices, PixelShaders, OOB, and ISM Issue: Mark Monster, Silverlight Web Services Team, Shawn Wildermuth, Mike Taulty, Laurent Bugnion, Pete Brown, Mike Harsh, Joe Stegman, Brad Abrams, Andy Beaulieu, Chris Hay(2), Michael Wolf, and Jafar Husain. From SilverlightCream.com, and picks up some I missed earlier today: Silverlight 3 – WebClient, WebRequest and WCF calls using Credentials? Mark Monster has posted about credentials use with WebRequest, WebClient, or WCF call in SL3B. ...

Wow.  Five years of posts.  Of course, the last eight months have been pretty empty, but I am starting a new WPF project at work that looks to be very interesting.  I hope to get back into the posting routine as the work evolves.  We are working on the design right now.  More to follow on that.

I may also be posting on management of a distributed software development team.

Yeah, yeah… I’m late… the farther I got into MIX the slower everything else became :) And I’m going to track the last two days just for me so I know where my time all went! I finally got to the Venetian about 9:30 on Thursday. I was kinda/sorta trying to decide if I just wanted to go to third place or Seema’s talk when I ran into Ivan from SilverlightShow and we had never really had ‘that talk’ we wanted to do. We did that, and I know I still left some open spaces in the continuum, but we’re trying ...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:00 PM - Thursday, March 26, 2009 5:00 PM Central Time Welcome Time: 12:30 PM Theater - Regal Brooklyn Center 20 6420 Camden Avenue North Minneapolis Minnesota 55430 United States Event Overview: Enhance your coding capabilities with new tools, tips, and inside secrets from MSDN Events. We’ll start with an overview of the Azure Services Platform, which can help you build cloud-based applications and solutions that offer the best of online and on-premises functionality. Next, ...
I've just gotta share this link, because this article finally made WPF *click* from me - things go much smoother now and my code is structure far better.  Check it out:

WPF Apps With The Model-View-ViewModel Design Pattern
I recently delivered MSDN Day talks on Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 as well as WPF and Silverlight 2. The presentations for the sessions can be downloaded from MSDN Presentations Drop a comment if you have a question or face issues in getting the PPT. Meanwhile, the PPT is just a flow of slides that helped with my presentation and there were a lot of Demos that I delivered as a part of the sessions and I am giving here below the reference links for the Demos (Some of them are from www.asp.net ...
Hello. My name is Sergey Zwezdin. I work in company NeoConcept (Russia, Chelyabinsk) at position CTO. I am engaged in software working out on platform Microsoft. NET since 2004. Since July, 2008 I am Microsoft MVP, technical expertise - Visual C #. The area of my interests includes WCF, WPF, LINQ, ADO.NET Data Services (astoria), ADO.NET Entity Framework, and many other interesting technologies. To communicate with me use following e-mail sergey.zwezdin@gmail.com or MSN sergey.zwezdin@gmail.com. ...
Tomorrow Thursday 19th of March 2009 Location: Delfino 4105 Working across the .NET continuum Come see how to build a continuum of client applications including HTML, AJAX, ASP.NET, Microsoft Silverlight, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) that all consume the same Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service. Learn how to reuse as much code as possible, how to optimize the development process, and how to address key logistical issues like external servers and cross domain communication. ...
The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides the foundation for building applications. Here is a list of sites where WPF tutorials are free to learn. WPF Tutorials Christian Moser's WPF Tutorial(wpftutorial.net): A nice tutorial about the Windows Presentation Foundation with hundreds of samples WPF Training Guide WPF Video Tutorials Windowsclient.net Here video training sessions provide some great launch points to creating your own WPF applications. ContentPresenter.com: It is a free ...
I wanted to make sure and draw attention to the effort that Brandon King in Harrison, Arkansas has given towards promoting this event. There are some major giveaways, and we will be arranging a carpool from Springdale to drive the 1:30 to give a good showing from the NWA DNUG crew. Details: Who: CLAUDIO LASSALA What: Details at http://odnug.org When: April 2nd 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: North Arkansas College (Center Campus - Durand Center - Old Regions Bank Building), Harrison, AR Grand Prize Inspiron ...
In this issue: Bob Thomson(2), Colin M, Expression Blend and Design Blog, Alex Knight, Gavin Wignall, Chris Cavanagh(2), Rishi, and Tess Fernandez. Shoutout: Jeff Weber announed Introducing Krashlander (A Silverlight Game) ... this looks like it will be a fun game. From SilverlightCream.com: colaab – View large images instantly with DeepZoom integration Bob Thomson at colaab has been having way too much fun with DeepZoom and Silverlight. You can still get a free account... check out what they've ...
In this issue: Jan Jelinek(2), Gavin Wignall, Andrej Tozon, Damon Payne, and Radenko Zec. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher continues his Design series with Reflecting on Design #16 From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Contrib - CoolMenu Jan Jelinek is blogging about the controls in the Silverlight Contrib project ... this one is about the Cool Menu. Silverlight Contrib - ColorPicker In this second post today, Jan Jelinek blogs about the Silverlight Contrib Color Picker. Building a paint application in Silverlight ...
In this issue: Gavin Wignall, Christopher Bennage, Page Brooks, Corey Schuman, and Andy Beaulieu. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Bugs v1 - Playing with RandomGavin Wignall blogged this prior to the 'rain' one I blogged yesterday. This one is using the Random command also and puts 'bugs' on the surface that move around randomly.Displaying Today’s Date with XAMLChristopher Bennage blogs a WPF post, but hey it's xaml... check it out!Silverlight Contrib to Merge with Silverlight ExtensionsPage ...
14 marca 2009 odbyla sie darmowa (a jakze!) konferencja Community 2 Community, jednak z racji faktu, ze na poprzedniej mnie nie bylo, moge opisac jedynie tegoroczna edycje. Najwiekszym problemem byla rejestracja internetowa – konkurencja byla niesamowita, w turze zamknietej dla grup miejsca na sciezke .Net skonczyly sie w kilkadziesiat minut, a w turze otwartej dla wszystkich w okolo 10 minut. Lokalizacja konferencji Sama konferencja zaczela sie od rejestracji – juz podczas niej dal sie we znaki ...
This article is describing how to solve the problem in SIlverlight, but the problem can be solved in WPF using the exact same technique. So, now it is time to internationalize our application. I want to use the built-in "resx" mechanism for i18n in .net, so I create myself a resource file and start adding strings to the table: Visual Studio automatically generates the resource class for me, and I am ready to bind to the data in my XAML: <UserControl.Resources> <l:i18n x:Key="i18n" /> ...
In this issue: Andy Beaulieu, Matt Casto, Rob Eisernberg, Lee, John Papa, Arturo Toledo, Lutz Gerhard, Pete Brown, Gavin Wignall, and Karim Hernandez. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Design + Animation: Slides and LinksAndy Beaulieu gave a presentation and is making all the materials available ... and we can get them as well.. can you say Animation, Games, and Physics Helper??Is Blend's Cost Prohibitive to Silverlight Adoption?Matt Casto poses a good question that I'm sure lots of people are ...
Wow... that's a lot of capitals and acronyms to squeeze into a single title (well, ok... one acronym, and two initialisms, if you want to split hairs). Anyhoo... after roundly dismissing the WPF WebBrowser control in an earlier article, I now find it's (ahem) not quite so bad after all. I needed to create a WYSIWYG HTML editor in WPF for a project I'm currently working on. There are quite a few commercial WYSIWYG editors based on the Windows Forms WebBrowser control, and also quite a few examples ...
Join us for the eleventh Minnesota SilverLight/WPF User Group Event. New features in SilverLight as announced at Mix 09 April 23, 2009 12 pm - 2 pm Sign Up Now Abstract: Scott Davis will recap the new features of SilverLight that will be announced at the upcoming Mix 09 conference. Speaker: Scott is a seasoned consultant with nearly a decade of consulting experience on both the Microsoft and Java platforms, involving mostly web application development. Scott began working with Silverlight in the ...
In this issue: Pencho Popadiyn, Gavin Wignall, Jesse Liberty(2), Ian Blackburn, Rishi, Andrej Tozon, and Corey Schuman. Shoutouts: Andy Beaulieu has a post up about all the good Silverlight Gaming goodness: Silverlight Gaming ++, as with PCs and hardware, I also believe gaming will bring Silverlight into it's own. Tim Heuer describes his new best friend and why: Silverlight Business Application Development faster with IdeaBlade Phoenix' own Steve Commisso has an entry in the MIX09 ShowOff competition ...
In this issue: Martin Duffy, Nihkil Kothari, Rishi, Nigel Sampson, Bryant Likes, Ofir Shemesh, Jeff Wilcox, Swiss MSDN Team Blog, Yasser Makram, Lee, and David Anson. Shoutouts: Mike Snow has made his book public: Silverlight Tip of the Day #98 – Silverlight 3 Game Programming Book ... very cool, Mike... I look forward to that! John Papa the Silverlight data/webservice guru is learning guitar and has combined that experience with Silverlight: Silverlight Chord Finder. Since I paid for a lot of my ...
Short while after I wrote about resources for multi-touch on Windows 7 Daniel D left a comment that got me very excited: MultiTouchVista now has a driver that emulates multitouch hardware for Windows 7 I got to try it out myself! Bit later I got everything up and running and I’m happy to report that it’s all true: you can now effectively emulate multi-touch devices under Windows 7. You can see it yourself on this video. In fact it works so well that I was able to demonstrate it last Saturday at 4Developers ...
In this all-submittal issue: Ian Blackburn, Colin Eberhardt(2), Chris Cavanagh(2), and Boyan Mihaylov. From SilverlightCream.com: Implementing Validation Logic in Silverlight 2 Ian Blackburn has a bunch of posts up that I haven't seen, so I'm going to try to catch up. I cherry-picked this one first on Validation in Silverlight2. He makes a good case for using this even though everyone believes validation will be available in a week, but beta... thanks for the links Ian! ElementName binding in Silverlight ...
I think that Microsoft is missing a large opportunity with the Microsoft Office product. I’ve been thinking about this for some time now. To me, it has been evolving in the wrong manner over these last few releases and it has bothered me greatly. You might be saying, “what is Bill talking about here, they just did a major and well-received upgrade to Microsoft Office with the Office 2007 release!”. I do have to say that you are right in that regard – but what I am talking about is Microsoft Office ...
I am just back from the MVP summit in Seattle / Redmond and I had a great time there. It was fantastic catching up with old friends and making new ones. Seeing what is coming up in future releases of Silverlight and WPF (to name just those two) was electrifying. Of course I cannot talk about it because otherwise Justin Angel and the NDA police will track me down and kick my ass. If you never met Justin before, trust me, you don't want that to happen. :) Read the rest of this entry » ...
Prism is the sexier term for the Patterns and Practices Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight (You can find out more info and download the components for it here). If you’re going to be doing complex, larger-scale development utilizing Silverlight (or WPF), you should definitely check it out as there’s a great deal of helpful information on how to structure and develop your app. Setting up Prism is not a turn-key type of operation though. Like other application blocks, you download ...