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Every day is an opportunity to learn something or discover something new. Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework offers "Sample of the Day". "Sample of the Day" introduces one amazing code sample every 24 hours that demonstrates the most typical programming scenarios of different Microsoft technologies. If you are curious about and passionate for learning something new, follow the “Sample of the Day” RSS feed or visit the "Sample of the Day" homepage, and share your feedback with us onecode@microsoft.com ...
Last updated: 2012-02-14 This is a big post – over 12200 16600 words – and so I’ve decided to make it available as a PDF download, which you can get here: http://www.bobtacoindustrie... It has bookmarks for easier navigation along with a Table of Contents and page numbers. I expect that I will revise this from time to time and welcome any suggestions, feedback, and (especially) corrections. If so I will update the Last updated field at the top and will ...
Last updated: 2012-02-14 This is a big post – over 12200 16600 words – and so I’ve decided to make it available as a PDF download, which you can get here: http://www.bobtacoindustrie... It has bookmarks for easier navigation along with a Table of Contents and page numbers. I expect that I will revise this from time to time and welcome any suggestions, feedback, and (especially) corrections. If so I will update the Last updated field at the top and will ...
I've been at GeeksWithBlogs for 6 years now, and over the years its been great to see new people join the GWB community. I wanted to highlight a few blogs that started up this year that you might want to add to your RSS feed.Simon Cooperhttp://geekswithblogs... has some crazy deep, low level type posts on .NET code which I'm sure some people would think is fantastic. But what I really like is the insight into RedGate. Simon works for RedGate software, and shares experiences ...
Today I thought I would just list a little tutorial on how to make an RSS feed reader in C#. The code is very simple… public class RssFeedReader { public IEnumerable<Post> ReadFeed(string url) { var rssFeed = XDocument.Load(url); var posts = from item in rssFeed.Descendants("item") select new Post { Title = item.Element("title").Value, Description = item.Element("description")... PublishedDate = item.Element("pubDate").Value }; return posts; } } public class Post { public string PublishedDate; ...
A little bit of everything... The heading above got changed a bunch during writing and I finally settled on that because this has become a 'stream of consciousness' post... or maybe a stream of UNconsciousness :) If you've noticed, my blogging has been a tad slow this fall. There's been a lot going on personally. But then again, I haven't skipped anybody either. Rather than go through ALL the blogs I have aggregated, and take a week to get to the bottom, at some point in the last year, I had moved ...
These are some of the best RSS feeds I've found for keeping up with HTML5. I'm doing jQuery & MVC development as well so you will find the links have a jQuery/MS angle to them. WhenCanIUse The oh-so-necessary caniuse.com, in RSS update format: http://feeds.feedburner.com... ScriptJunkie http://services.social.micr... good HTML, JavaScript, CSS site hosted by MS Rachel Appel's blog http://rachelappel.com/rss?... ...
Introduction One of the things that we all look at before we ship software is the performance of our apps. Last November, I posted a quick and easy way to do it in Silverlight. Today, I am going to walk you through doing it in Windows 8 for your Metro XAML applications. After the Build event was over, I was interested in learning how to do this for my Windows 8 Metro Apps. I started watching videos from the Build RSS Feed and noticed this one from Tim Heuer that did just that. Let’s get started Click/Touch ...
Introduction The conference sessions are starting to appear on the Channel 9 RSS feeds right now. If you are like me then you probably want to download all of them and watch them later. Here is the method that I use to grab all the videos and thought that it would help others. Note: You can use either Juice or PowerShell (which is located at the bottom of this post). Let’s do this with Juice Navigate over to http://channel9.msdn.com/Ev... and select the option to Subscribe to this ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Gill Cleeren, Chris Koenig, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Ryan Alford, and Shawn Wildermuth(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Relative Source Binding in Silverlight" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Maintaining a Project with Two Windows Phone Versions" Shawn Wildermuth LightSwitch: "Tree Control: Hierarchical Data with LightSwitch" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Michael Palermo's got his latest Desert Mountain Developers up From SilverlightCream.com: Tree Control: Hierarchical Data ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), XAMLNinja, Jonathan Marbutt, Rob Eisenberg, Jeremy Likness, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Derik Whittaker. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Reflection, Lambda, and Expression Magic" Jeremy Likness WP7: "Working with Live Tiles in WP7 Mango–Creating, Updating and Deleting them" Derik Whittaker LightSwitch: "Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Released - Download the Final Version Now" Kunal Chowdhury Shoutouts: Beth Massi has a link post up for lots of good LightSwitch resources: ...
Mei Liang - one of the owners of All-In-One Code Framework was interviewed by Robert Green - the famous host in Channel 9 Visual Studio Toolbox, to introduce All-In-One Code Framework and demonstrate Sample Browser Visual Studio extension. http://channel9.msdn.com/Sh... All-In-One Code Framework Sample Browser and Sample Browser Visual Studio Extension give you the flexibility to search samples, download samples on demand, manage ...
I wanted to get familiar with SharePoint 2010 because I have noticed how the market is starting to demand it. Also, most of the SharePoint 2010 guides on the net are outdated. They show everything from registry hacks/editing xml files to installing hot fixes/service packs. My guide uses the latest bits as of 6/7/11 to create a SharePoint 2010 server inside of an Virtual Machine. This will be more than enough to begin creating Silverlight Web Parts inside of SharePoint 2010. NOTE: I did not want to ...
Lately, I have been taking some time to learn some new technologies. For me, the best way to learn a new technology is to jump head first into a project: Daily deal websites such as GroupOn, LivingSocial, DealFind, etc. have really taken off over the last 6 months. With so many sites out there, my inbox was being flooded with emails from all these daily deal websites. This seemed like it might be a fun project, so I set out to build a daily deal aggregator. First, I built a Windows Phone 7 app. I ...
Since my blog is mainly about Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone 7, I decided that I’d make a recap of today’s MIX 11 Event for those of you who missed it. I only included things that I thought were big enough to mention to not waste any time. Of course, you can check out the keynote yourself by visiting the MIX Site. MIX11 Day 2 – Windows Phone 7 – “Mango” update coming shortly. Microsoft showed a fan-made video that if enough people like it Microsoft will make it a Television commercial. They are ...
I had an Outlook irritation that I resolved recently. I have many irritations with Outlook, but the one I fixed was some of the sounds it makes. Every time I viewed a new folder, it made an irritating noise. Every time I deleted an email or RSS item, it made a different irritating noise. With no program option available other than the new mail sound, I went into Control Panel | Sound | Sounds tab for some surgery. Scroll down the Program Events list until you get to the Microsoft Office section. ...
What a crazy week! Big game releases from the XNA Community, podcasts, reviews, interviews, new educational content being posted and all sorts of upcoming titles that I’m excited about. If there was ever a week that I missed stuff, this was the week. Seemed like every time I glanced at twitter or checked my RSS feeds there was some interesting and new XNA thing going on. No need for me to try and convince you, just like at the size of this weeks XNA Notes! Time Critical XNA News: Making Windows Phone ...
In this Issue: Viktor Larsson, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Manas Patnaik, Joost van Schaik, Jeff Prosise(-2-), Shawn Wildermuth(-2-), Xianzhong Zhu, Nigel Sampson. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "How to design a Custom Control by editing the Part Template?" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Wp7nl utilities" Joost van Schaik Shoutouts: If you're one of the ones that camps out on the forums looking in vain for a question to answer, you may be in luck with Aximus' MS Community Forums RSS Reader that'll get you forum posts ...
If you're like me, you have a hard time keeping up with all the technologies out there. The reality is there's too many new technologies (languages, methodologies, tools, etc). One of the ways I try to keep up with everything is by using good ol' RSS feeds in conjunction with Google Reader. Google Reader is both an online aggregator of RSS feeds, and it also has a good companion app on Google Android. The nicest part of Google Reader for me is the "All Listings" view which gives me a reverse chronological ...
Microsoft has announced they are raising the limit of free applications a developer can submit from 5 to 100. But what does that really mean? First, lets look at the reason for the limitation. The iTunes Store and the Android Market both have a lot more applications available than the Windows Phone Marketplace. But that says nothing about the quality of those applications. I attended a couple of pre-launch events and Microsoft representatives were clearly told to send a message. We don’t want a bunch ...
Today, we are not only announcing Sample Browser v2 CTP, but we are also excited to announce the availability of RSS feeds of All-In-One Code Framework code samples. By using these feeds, you can easily track and download the new code samples. English RSS feeds All code samples: http://support.microsoft.co... ASP.NET code samples: http://support.microsoft.co... Silverlight code samples: http://support.microsoft.co... Azure code samples: http://support.microsoft.co... ...
I’m a big believer in having a hobby project as you can probably tell from the first sentence in my “personal webpage using Silverlight” article. One of my current hobby projects is to re-do my current WP7 application in the marketplace. I knew up front that I needed a “Loading” animation and a better “About” box. After starting to develop my own, I noticed a great set of WP7 controls by Coding4Fun and decided to use them in my new application. Before I go any further they are FREE and Open-Source. ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Jaime Rodriguez, Mark Hopkins, WindowsPhoneGeek, David Anson, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, Martin Krüger(-2-), Beth Massi, Joost van Schaik, Laurent Bugnion, and Arik Poznanski. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Parsing the Visual Tree with LINQ" Jeremy Likness WP7: "Silverlight-ready PNG encoder implementation shows one way to use .NET IEnumerables effectively" David Anson Lightswitch: "How to Send Automated Appointments from a LightSwitch Application" Beth Massi Shoutouts: ...
In this Issue: Mike Taulty, Timmy Kokke, Laurent Bugnion, Arik Poznanski, Deyan Ginev, Deborah Kurata(-2-), Johnny Tordgeman, Roy Dallal, Jaime Rodriguez, Samuel Jack(-2-), James Ashley. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Customizing Silverlight properties for Visual Designers" Timmy Kokke WP7: "Back button press when using webbrowser control in WP7" Jaime Rodriguez Expression Blend: "Blend Bits 21–Importing from Photoshop & Illustrator…" Mike Taulty From SilverlightCream.com: Blend Bits 21–Importing ...

I just noticed that Jeffrey Wang from the Analysis Services team has started blogging. He has put up a great first post on “Execution Plans and Plan Hints for MDX IIF Function and CASE Statement”. Check it out here http://mdxdax.blogspot.com. If you want to subscribe you can get an RSS feed at  http://mdxdax.blogspot.com/rss.xml (I don't know why Blogspot does not make the rss easier to find)

Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for last week (20 - 26 Dec 2010). The most popular news for last week is Ryan Alford's solution on handling an error in Silverlight 4 when using Entity Framework 4, followed by Jeremy Likness' video on building an RSS Feed Reader in Silverlight. Here is SilverlightShow's weekly top 5: Silverlight 4 - Productivity Power Tools and EF4 A Silverlight MVVM Feed Reader from Scratch in 30 Minutes Resizable Grid Using Thumb Controls A Simplified ...
So Silverlight Firestarter is over and your sitting on your couch thinking… what now? Well its time to So how exactly can you pimp the Silverlight Firestarter? Well read below and you will find out: 1) Pimp the videos: First we are going to use a program named Juice to download all of the Silverlight Firestarter videos. Go ahead and point your browser to http://juicereceiver.source... and download the application. It works on Mac, Linux and PC. After it is downloaded you are going to want ...
All-In-One ASP.NET Code Samples Introduction Download ASP.NET code samples Request ASP.NET code samples Introduction The All-In-One ASP.NET code samples demonstrate the typical programming topics about ASP.NET. These topics are either frequently asked in MSDN forums and Microsoft Support, or are requested by many developers via our code sample request function. We want to alleviate the frustration felt by developers when they are developing ASP.NET projects. Visual Studio 2008 ASP.NET Code Samples ...
You are reading an old version of my weblog. Please update your bookmarks to http://www.timmykokke.com Intro Visual States are an easy way to change the looks of your controls based on certain states. This state can be something like a mouse hover, some invalid state or any state you need in a control. For this tutorial I chose a traffic light control that can be one of four states. Green, Orange, Red and Inconclusive (blinking orange). In the end I show you how to use behaviors on buttons to set ...
At the beginning of September, we launched All-In-One Code Framework Customer Polling Survey. 62 customers filled out the survey in September, and provided lots of constructive suggestions. Thanks to all of you who shared your invaluable feedback! The project can become better and better because of you. Please continue to input your comments. Here is a summary of feedback that we collected in September, and the project team's follow-up action. ------------------------ The top five areas that the ...
I've made a couple changes today to the SilverlightCream site and to my blog, after a discussion last night with a cohort. I'm displaying (hopefully obviously) an RSS image that now goes out to Feedburner. The big take-away for me for that is that the feed is now displayed as a 'feed' and not as XML. The take-away for you is that you can now subscribe via Feedburner. I also modified the Search Results page at SilverlightCream.com to tell you how many results were returned. And, did you know you can ...
Windows Live has had many lives. It started as a single page at www.live.com, where you could set up various widgets in a tiled configuration. The widgets mostly consumed RSS feeds and the idea was that you could have a home page where the content updated dynamically; i.e. where the content was “live.” I remember when the service was still in Beta and called Start.com; Robert Scoble, then a Microsoft employee, was hawking it pretty hard. It was kind of cool for its time, but it petered out, as did ...
In no particular order, here are the technologies with which I wish to dabble/learn/master. Silverlight Windows Phone 7 Windows Embedded (in a strictly hobbyist, build your own pet dog, approach) MEF Rx (Reactive Extensions) Parallel Programming Web Design (my skills are way out of date, like the HTML 5 spec!) Though I have never been diagnosed with anything, I suffer from an incessent lack of focus. Call it what you will... ADD, ADHD, Shiny Key Syndrome... it sucks. It makes an evening that could ...
PivotViewer series Building your first PivotViewer application Runtime PivotViewer collection creation PivotViewer - Working with Facets Handling PivotViewer events PivotViewer - Custom actions PivotViewer and MVVM Intro Today I would like to show you how you can consume web services in the PivotViewer control for Silverlight and build a collection at runtime. This tutorial is based on examples found on www.getpivot.com and the getting started tutorial I posted earlier this week. This tutorial used ...

I finally decided to move to my own site:

http://tomafischer.com/

I moved most of the blog entries to the new site.

Please update your RSS feeds.

Thanks

Tom

Over the past several years social media has grown from just a few sites to a booming industry. With the wealth of information and entertainment available on sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, it is easy to see where it has come from and why it has stuck. Little wonder why people, developers and companies have sought to leverage the connections found on social media outlets to further careers, sell products or just plain connect to the rest of the world. Recently, I had been asked to develop ...
In this Issue: Andrea Boschin, Kunal Chowdhury, Mark Arteaga(-2-), Shawn Hargreaves(-2-), Steve Strong, JOSUEYERAY, and Kyle McClellan. Shoutouts: Mason Brown has a post up that's a great read: Thoughts on User Exerience Yochay Kiriaty announced Windows Phone Developer Training Kit – Beta Refresh From SilverlightCream.com: Understanding control customization with templates: part #2 Andrea Boschin has the 2nd of his tutorial series on writing a templated control up on SilverlightShow How to Create ...
A new blog dedicated to Silverlight for Windows Embedded has been opened by the development team. Add it to your RSS feeds if you are interested in this technology and in developing easily dynamic and visually pleasing UIs for your embedded devices. Here’s the link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sil... I’m also very happy to announce that Vinoth Rayagopalan has been awarded as a Windows Embedded MVP. Vinoth is very active on the Windows Embedded forums and newsgroups and I’m very ...
Since today XamlResource.com is officially in beta. Its purpose is to create a platform to find and share resources for Silverlight and WPF, resources in the form of Xaml. Have a look around and if you run into issues, please let us know at xaml@hotmail.nl. Beta 1: In Beta 1 only a few of the final categories are supported: Colors; Resources of type SolidColorBrush Gradients; Resources of type GradientBrush Color sets; 2 to 5 resources of type SolidColorBrush Vectors; Resources of type StreamGeometry ...
Fellow MVP Jochen Dieckfoß has posted a tutorial about Silverlight for Windows Embedded development using the new tools included in the Windows Embedded Compact 7 CTP on his blog “Discover the Windows Embedded Experience”: http://discovertheexperienc... This tutorial is very useful also because it allows you to compare the differences between the current version and the new one and, more specifically, allows you to appreciate how the ...
In this Issue: John Papa, Adam Kinney, Mike Taulty, Kirupa, Gunnar Peipman, Mike Snow(-2-, -3-), Jesse Liberty, and Lee. Shoutout: Jeff Wilcox announced Silverlight Unit Test Framework: New version in the April 2010 Silverlight Toolkit From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight TV 23: MVP Q&A with WWW (Wildermuth, Wahlin and Ward) John Papa has Silverlight 23 up which is a panel discussion between Shawn Wildermuth, Dan Wahlin, Ward Bell and John... wow... what a crew! Design-time Resources in Expression ...
This is one of the question that I’ve been asked more and more frequently at my public speeches and each time I meet customers. The announcement of the new Windows Phone 7 platform and the release of Visual Studio 2010 generated a bit of confusion around Windows CE and some of the technologies it supports. Windows CE is still alive and a lot of good programmers are working on the new releases (I had a chance to know some of them during the MVP summit in February). Here’s a blog post from Olivier ...
Here are a few one-liners that use NetCmdlets. Some of these I've blogged about before, some are new. Let me know if you have questions, which ones you find useful, or how you altered these to suit your own needs. Send email to a list of recipient addresses: import-csv users.csv | % { send-email -to $_.email -from lance@nsoftware.com -subject "Important Email" –message "Hello World!" -server 10.0.1.1 } Show the access control list for a specific Exchange folder: get-imap -server $mymailserver -cred ...
When the iPad was presented at its San Francisco launch event on January 28th, Steve Jobs spent a significant amount of time explaining how well the device would serve as an eBook reader. He showed the iBooks reader application and iBookstore and laid down the gauntlet before Amazon and its beloved Kindle device. Almost immediately afterwards, criticism came rushing forth that the iPad could never beat the Kindle for book reading. The curious part of that criticism is that virtually no one offering ...
As I had alluded to before, the transition of http://my.live.com/ to http://my.msn.com/ caused me serious grief. I've been an RSS addict for many, many years and I found the my.live.com UI to be the ultimate RSS reader and gateway to the web. It had been my home page for a long time. My.msn has a LONG way to go before it matches the elegance and performance of my.live. The site I ended up going with is http://www.netvibes.com/ . It’s the closest thing I could find that could do four column tiles ...
In this Issue: Alex van Beek, Gill Cleeren, SilverlightShow, Michael Sync, Rénald Nollet, Charles Petzold, The-Oliver, and Max Paulousky. Shoutouts: Denislav Savkov of SilverlightShow ported his Slider control to WP7: Windows Phone 7 Series Sample Image Viewer SilverlightShow interview: The Silverlight Tour - what, where and why. Interview with one of the Tour organizers Laurent Duveau From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 4: using the VisualStateManager for state animations with MVVM Alex van Beek ...
Current status on the health of the Windows Azure platform can be found from the below mentioned URL. If one wishes to receive notifications for interruptions to any of the services, one can subscribe to the respective RSS feeds. To view a detailed incident report for a service that is not running normally, mouse over the status icon or the status description for that service. More details can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/wi... Rituraj Technorati ...
It seems that the RSS feed is not updating. If you missed the last post, here's a list: Silverlight for Windows Embedded tutorial (step 4): http://geekswithblogs.net/W... XAML2CPP 1.0.1.0: http://geekswithblogs.net/W... ...
Quick Links Introducing the Earthquake Locator – A Bing Maps Silverlight Application, part 1 Live Demo Source Code Since volcanos are often associated with earthquakes, and vice versa, I decided to show recent volcanic activity on the Earthquake Locator map. I am pulling the data from a website created for a joint project between the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program, found here. They provide a Weekly Volcanic Activity Report as an RSS feed. ...
Quick Links Introducing the Earthquake Locator – A Bing Maps Silverlight Application, part 1 Adding Volcanos and Options - Earthquake Locator, part 2 Live Demo Source Code I finally got a live demo up and running! I signed up for a shared hosting account over at discountasp.net so I could post a working version of the Earthquake Locator application, but ran into a few minor issues related to RIA Services. Thankfully, Tim Heuer had already encountered and explained all of the problems I had along ...