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Silverlight Anonymous Type Binding Gotcha
When Silverlight databinding evaluates a binding expression, it does one of two things. If the object it is bound to inherits from FrameworkElement and there is a DependencyProperty matching the binding expression, it uses FrameworkElement.GetValue to retrieve the value [simplified]. If not a FrameworkElement and not a DependencyProperty, Silverlight falls back to using reflection to retrieve the values. This is problematic if you attempt to data bind to an anonymous type. Continue reading here ......

Posted On Thursday, December 10, 2009 10:02 PM

Job Opening in Richardson, TX: Engineering Test Developer
Standard stuff (pulled off our website):Candidate must be highly motivated, innovative and able to work independently. Applicant must be able to communicate effectively and work well in a high performance, fast paced, team environment. Applicants will be tasked with Testing our Software Development Kit, .NET API's, interfaces and class templates for our RFID and Sensor Platform. Candidates will also be testing application user interfaces and may be assisting Technical Support with second level technical ......

Posted On Thursday, October 5, 2006 1:52 PM

Job Opening in Richardson, TX: Software Engineer
Standard stuff (pulled off our website): We are looking for a software engineer to join our world-class product development team, which is responsible for the architecture, design and development of GlobeRanger's flagship product, iMotion. This position requires a creative, passionate, and technically strong individual that excels in challenging projects and team environments. * Five or more years experience developing object oriented products and solutions* Two or more years of experience developing ......

Posted On Thursday, October 5, 2006 11:40 AM

Motorola Buys Symbol Technologies

Just recently Symbol bought Matrics. Now Motorola has decided to get heavy into RFID and bought Symbol.

http://www.motorola.com/mediacenter/news/detail.jsp?globalObjectId=7268_7209_23

This could lead to some really interesting product ideas. It could also lead to Symbol going stagnant for a while during yet another corporate restructuring.

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:01 AM

Unusual IE7b3 bug: SYSTEM applications cannot start programs using Process.Start (part 2)
Since I originally posted this in July, I've gotten absolutely nowhere with Microsoft. I have, however, had a couple hundred google searches for things like “IE7 beta process.start error“. Since then my bug was closed, someone else reopened it, and I've found another similar bug where the IE7 beta and RC take over shell execute and deny programs from being launched. Luckily for me, our workaround was to simply not use the shell (ShellExecute=false) but that definitely isn't an option ......

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 1:43 PM

Windows Server 2003 SP1 KB FIX (Hosting the Perfmon OCX in your own application)

Well, my first reporting of a bug to Microsoft (via the phone, through product support services) has finally resulted in a KB article.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913548/

I submitted this bug to Microsoft on November of 2005 and it finally made a public KB article on June 1 of 2006. At least this was a relatively minor issue.

Posted On Friday, July 28, 2006 10:52 AM

Unusual IE7b3 bug: SYSTEM applications cannot start programs using Process.Start
UPDATE (9/7/2006):Microsoft closed my bug without really looking at it. I got “not an IE problem“. Luckily, someone else has picked up the cause and resubmitted with a bit more information for me. If you are having this problem and want it fixed (because ShellExecute=false may not work for you), then go here and vote/validate the bug:https://connect.microso... UPDATE 2 (9/18/2006):Microsoft closed the new bug again without really looking ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 7:54 AM

iMotion Edgeware Platform 5.2: Workflow Service Providers

A link between event controls in the iMotion Edgeware Platform represents the flow of data in the form of an event and delivered through a method invocation and is the primary way for event controls to “talk” to each other. This in-band communication may not always be the most appropriate way for one event control to execute another event control and an out-of-band method of communication may be more appropriate. ... (more) ...

Posted On Friday, June 30, 2006 12:57 PM

What do you do when the "owner" of a project get hits by a bus
I can't even remotely explain how important I feel the "hit by a bus and now we don't have any who knows [x]" behavior in companies is (or rather, the lack of said behavior). I think it's just a common behavior when you have a single person work from start to finish on a given section of a software application: you have the guy who wrote the interface, the girl who wrote the server application, the guy who built the installer. Ask one of them to take over for someone else during a vacation period, ......

Posted On Monday, February 6, 2006 7:15 PM

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