December 2006 Entries

The last autumn pictures

Here are the remaining pictures from November and December. I spent quite a lot of time making a new version of the PhotoAlbum, now is time to add content. We celebrated Christmas in the family yesterday, so more pictures will be posted soon, but for now let's concentrate on these ones ;-) Alise's birthday in the Kindergarten Chi Meei and I spent the morning of the 25th of October in the Kindergarten with Alise, her teacher and all her friends. It was a really nice occasion, where Alise was given ......

RealSimpleBlog features description, first draft

I just published the features description document (first draft) for my RealSimpleBlog control. After having published V0.4, which corrected quite a few bugs and added new functionalities, I needed to take a small break from code, and to take a step back to think of the next version. The result of these thoughts is compiled in the (incomplete) features description, and in the list of bugs and enhancements after V0.4. The major enhancement in that next version is going to allow me to use the RealSimpleBlog ......

I am not a XAML resource, I am a free man

I know it's silly, and I most certainly don't deserve the honor, but... it was kind of nice seeing my name in the same table as Rob Relyea, Mike Harsh, Ashish Shetty, Karen Corby, Robert Ingebretsen, Daniel Lehenbauer, Karsten Januszewski, etc... :-) XAML resources ......

PhotoAlbum V1.12.2 released

I published V1.12.2 of the PhotoAlbum web application yesterday. Even though my "daytime job" took me quite a lot of time and energy lately (without even mentioning the kids ;-), it's been quite a major release, with a lot of bugs and enhancements. Thumbnailed view More screenshots here and here. I am especially happy to have unified the way all the controls on the page react, by implementing common functionalities in a base class. For example, each control is able to extract its embedded files (JavaScript, ......

To Hungary or not to Hungary...

I've been considering abandoning Hungarian notation (HN) for some time for my C# development. Until now, I have been very consistent with it, and used it not only for private members, but also for public properties, parameters, etc... However, there is in the moment a strong movement in the .NET community against HN (well, against Systems Hungarian notation at least). Many people are following Microsoft's conventions and stopped using HN for public members. Many seem to continue to use it for private ......

Updated my PCs to .NET 3.0 final

I was very busy in my professional project since I came back from Chicago, and didn't have any time to post to the blog. Rather than posting incomplete or bad quality entries, I preferred to put the blog on hold for a small moment. I took the time today to update my PCs to the final version of .NET 3.0, which was released in November. No big surprises, in fact the installation process is smoother than ever. To install, you need: .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components Windows SDK for Vista and the ......