February 2008 Entries

MIX: Session builder missing?

Update: The session builder was made availableone day after I published this. It's available for registered user in the "sessions" area of the MIX website.

I remember that there was a Session Builder last year on MIX's website allowing you to build an agenda of session you want to see. Am I mistaken? Is this feature available now? I can't seem to find it anywhere...

Silverlight 2.0: Passing empty strings from JavaScript to .NET is not possible

Update: Check this post Apparently, it is not possible to pass empty strings from JavaScript to .NET. Even worse, if the .NET method has two string parameters, and one of them only is an empty string, the .NET method will not be called. This is fairly easy to demonstrate: Create a new Silverlight 2.0 application in Visual Studio 2008 Open the file "Page.xaml" Add two TextBlocks: <TextBlock x:Name="DisplayTextBlock1" Canvas.Top="120" Canvas.Left="10" FontSize="24"/> <TextBlock x:Name="DisplayTextBlock2" ......

Back home and a couple of news

We're back home after an amazing week of ski and sun. It was really great. I also worked well on my private project, really happy about the way it went. I also have a couple of news that I haven't posted about yet. So here it is: You can now chat with me on MSN directly from my webpage http://www.galasoft.ch. Simply click on the "Chat with me" link in the left hand menu. This opens an inline DIV. Click on "Begin a Conversation". Type your name. Enter the "spam-fight" code and click Submit. There ......

Ski holidays, woohoo

We're leaving today for Serfaus, Austria, where we're going to spend the next week skiing. It's the 3rd time we go there, and it's been great every time. The ski school there is amazing, and the station is really very family-friendly. For me, it's also interesting because the ski tracks range from very easy to very hard, so you cannot get bored. On the technical side, I am now loading my HTC phone with 2GB music, and I am taking my bluetooth headset. After bringing Alise (and this year maybe also ......

Silverlight: Debugging in HTTP from Visual Studio (also the Downloader!)

I had been looking for this for quite some time, and I finally found the answer (number 14 on Google with keywords "silverlight downloader debug"). Number 14 is really too low (that's on page 2, for Pete's sake). Hopefully this entry will be found more easily. Problem: When you execute a Silverlight 2.0 application in Visual Studio 2008, it gets executed in the "file:" protocol. The page's URL starts with C:\ (or D: or E:...) or with "file:". This has the side effect of changing the page's permissions. ......