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A little bit about myself, and a little on my background. Matt Winkler Living in St. Louis, MO Education B.S. in Math and Computer Science from Denison University Currently working on an MBA at Washington Univesity in St. Louis Career 4+ years of consulting at a firm to be named later Currently focused on integration technologies (read, BizTalk) Lucky enough to be on our first VS 2005 application Technical interests BizTalk, especially BAM and the Business Rules Engine Information Bridge Framework ...
We're expecting around 150 people... although we do have a few seats still open, so (Sign up here!) So far, we have... an XBOX an iMate SP3 Smartphone Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect 3 copies of the Code Magazine CD (5 years of articles) 2 copies of Developer's Assistant (from Method Factory) a veritable buttload of VS 2005 beta 2 DVD sets Infragistics NetAdvantage Toolset a large pile of Tshirts (20-30 with more coming...) 20+ books from Apress 15+ books from O'Reilly 15+ books from Addison ...
I am working on VS 2005 website, I need to send an email so I tried the Insert “Code Snippet“ feature and it inserted: Dim email As New MailMessage() email.To = "RecipientAddress" email.From = "SenderAddress" email.Body = "MessageText" email.Subject = "SubjectText" email.BodyFormat = MailFormat.Text SmtpMail.SmtpServer = "SmtpServerName" SmtpMail.Send(email) but the designer gives you the following warning Warning 15 'System.Web.Mail.MailMessage' is obsolete: 'This class is deprecated. ...
While at TechEd, I made a prediction about Avalon, XAML, and a surprise from Microsoft: So, based on my read of just a couple msft guys, and seeing things in the community for a while, here's my read on the situation: They want to deliver Avalon (WinFX) with VS 2005 in November--they're holding it back as their 'big splash.' They've been so open about everything else, they still need something to make the VS 2005 launch a big deal. And I think that big deal will be an Avalon designer, and release ...
As I said in this post, the ReSharper 2.0 EAP has begun. There have been a total of three releases that I’ve seen, 201, 203, and 204. 201 was very buggy, but helpful, even still. I never got 203 to install properly and it managed to completely screw up my VS 2005 environment (VS 2005 often won’t start, causes blue screens, etc.). I’ve tried a number of things to fix my VS 2005 issues, but no go so far. 204 seems to be a little less buggy than 201 and actually installs for me. This ...
The developer community is excited about the approaching Visual Studio 2005 launch. Developers love Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft’s customers can’t wait to deploy it. 32X just closed a deal where I convinced the dev team to move to 2005 in 5 hours. They were wowed by cool features like the class designer but also features like the new win form toolbar and such. One of the driving features they want is the new click once deplolyment feature. Today (8/22/05) I found this link http://blogs.msdn.com/somas... ...
Someone has done it. Created a feedback item in the Product Feedback site for extending VS 2005 to a beta 3 build. Personally, I'm with it. There's too many rough edges still to go (in their defense, I havent had the time to install any CTP of VS2005 since Beta2... but with my new Virtual PC now that will change soon). Since the product in its current form is usable, that should be OK. I have a feeling that marketing has deadlines stated that don't meld with the actual VS2005 Product Developement, ...
I've been playing with Windows Vista (admittedly in a VPC image) for a few days now, and yes it's quite pretty but it's ungodly slow. Of course, I know it's in BETA and it's running on a VPC image, but I've thrown a gig of RAM at it and turned off most of the resource sucking options, and it's still dog slow. A few notes: - It makes it really hard to explore when just right-clicking can be measured in minutes. - One thing I noticed right off, is no new games in the start menu. That's a bummer. We ...
Here is a nice simple question for someone who has been playing with VS 2005 with SQL Server 2000. Is Visual Studio 2005 backwardly compatible with the old SQL Server 2000 stuff? Basically we have a large quantity of data on SQL Server 2000 and the source feeding this at the moment is on the old 1.1 framework. We are considering upgrading to 2.0 but we aren't ready at this time to upgrade the server, hence wishing to use it with SQL Server 2000. Any advice or feedback would be appreciated ...
Many people had been inquiring how they can use their existing .NET skills to develop applications for Linux. Mono was what got people excited but I have seen all the interest and enthusiasm recede as soon as people get a glimpse of how they can go about developing applications using Mono. I believe its primarily because most .NET developers are Windows users and don't have enough Linux skills to get started on Mono. Enter Grasshoper, the Visual Studio .NET IDE for Linux. You DO NOT actually have ...
I was going to sit down this evening and write loads of stuff on .net mobile stuff... but I got a bit distracted/ sidetracked with the girl geek party stuff. We have quite a few girls going to the party so far... 13 girls and 2 guys. Well I did promise the guys could come so long as they brought a geek girl with them. We still have a couple of weeks until the final numbers are counted. I'm impressed that people are hearing about it. The social network is definately working. I think we have decided ...
Tonight, Joe Healy, our Developer Evangalist from Tampa gave a talk on the Enterprise Library. He is really great! It is amazing he was able to cover so much in less than 2 hours. The room at Devry University was packed, over 50 people at one point and we had to pull in a few extra chairs. Thanks to Morgan Baker we had a box of June 2005 Paterns and Practices Enterprise Library DVD's to give out This really is a good dvd, although you can download everything from the paterns and practices web site ...
Don't have a Pocket PC? Still want to write applications which require an Active Sync Connection with Pocket PC; Here is the way..... Below is what i did to test my RAPI based application which required an Active Sync Connection! Installations:1. Active Sync 3.7.1 on my PC2. VS 2005 Device Emulators on my PC. (I think there must be separate installation for this...no need to install VS2005 for this ....you need to check for it) Here is the procedure:1. Navigate to your "Program Files\Microsoft Device ...
ACK! Its been 6 months since my last post! Work and family have kept me extremely busy. So busy, in fact, that I have had to resign my INETA position as user group relations liaison for Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. I loved working the the user groups, but they are now in the very capable hands of Brian Tinkler. Following Chris Williams' progress on HA! has given me the kick in the rear I needed to get back to my adventure game engine. I started back by converting it to VS 2005 Beta 2, which ...
I gotta say VS 2005 is turning out to be a great product. The IDE itself is very stable, (intellisense occasionally hiccups for some reason, but I'm sure they'll figure it out.) Edit and Continue works fantastically, (in 99% of the cases)... Its only let me down when I was reloading an assembly into a sub AppDomain. I was trying to tweak it a little, within normal EnC guidelines but apparently that's beyond its ability right now... and since its such an edge case, I just deal with it. The great thing ...
[I've changed the title of this entry to be more useful than 'Wednesday Summary' -- Tim] So far, today's not been quite as dynamic and exciting as the other days. Dunno if it's the sessions, or I'm just wearing down. Introduction to Managed Development for Devices with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Presented by Neil Enns, this session covered changes in VS 2005 for mobile development. That means SmartPhone, PocketPC, and WinCE. Some highlights: VS 2005 will support SmartPhone 2003 and later, and PocketPC ...
Phew, another long day. It started off with another keynote, this one by Paul Flessner. He spoke about upcoming stuff in Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005. Uh, there was a demo involving a battlebot powered by .NET compact framework, a network hub, and fireworks...oh yeah, and two servers running SQL Server. The point was to, rather elaborately, show off automatic failover built into SQL Server 2005. Weee. Let's see...they also showed off how much faster 2005 was compared to 2000; and how much ...
I'll blog today's stuff later, but I wanted to dump out what I got from the BOF session on Avalon and XAML. Jean-Luc David, hosted/moderated this session. He doesn't work for Microsoft, so he doesn't have all of the details. However, a couple of MS guys were in the audience. Questions and discussion centered around XAML, deployment methods, WinForms vs. XAML, etc.. WinForms vs. XAML: They are two different things. You can host WinForms controls in a XAML app (window)? But this involves some sort ...
Lunch was wild--how do you feed 11,000 people in a short amount of time? Well, the lunch room was huge, maybe 4 football fields large. They had about 20 different buffet lines, so you could 'parallel process' and get your food quick. The food itself was pretty good, too. After munching, I made my way to the vender exhibits for a swag-fest...er, considered look at the various product offerings. (Ooo! Blinky lights!). You tend to get free stuff in exchange for letting them scan your badge barcode. ...
So I got my swag-filled bag yesterday ... some people catalog all the swag on their blog, but for me there was too much and not enough time. :) There were several CD's (about 10) including Windows Server 2003 EE x64, Beta 2 of VS 2005 and a beta of the System Center Data Protection Manager. I want to fire that up on a VM. I think it has some really great features and will make managing my tape-farm\backups much easier. The bag itself is okay. I was hoping for a messenger bag or backpack. This type ...

Not going to TechEd next week? Then check out the VS 2005 DevCon in Detroit on June 16! You'll get a great overview of the Visual Studio content that is being presented at TechEd!

http://www.chrysalisevents.com/vs2005devcon

2005 KC Dev Con was good. The speakers were informed and the sessions got to the point quickly. There was the expected Microsoft spin...plugging VS 2005 and making sure we knew that EVERYTHING was being ran inside VirtualPC. There must have been a memo about it...We heard VirtualPC over 40 times I bet. I attended the Smart Client Track where Jon Box talked typed datasets, binding sources, background workers, as well as a bunch of cool stuff you can do with Visual Studio Tools for Office. I'm still ...
First you open visual studio and goto Tools in the Menu bar and all the way towards the bottom of the list you'll see External Tools (click on that). Once that is open you will see a list of Menu Contents, to the right you will see an add and delete button. Click on the Add button. Once that is done you will see a [New Tool 1] entry into the bottom of the list. Fill out the Title (to your liking) For this sample I used 'Install to GAC' and 'Remove from GAC' For the Command Field, point to the gacutil.exe ...
We are hitting the road again and visiting 5 Canadian cities with the Visual Studio 2005 (Beta 2) tour. The coolest thing is that this time around, it is a combined tour with TechNet (SQL Server 2005 content). So, it's a full day of training for FREE. This is probably your last chance to see VS 2005 before it launches. Please see below for more information. If you are attending, please note you have to register separately for the two events: MSDN (afternoon) http://www.msdn.microsoft.c... ...
Today I received my copy of Visual Studio Team Suite Beta Experience Kit which I ordered from MSDN Visual Studio Beta Experience website a week ago. Its a nice collection of set of 4 DVD's. One is Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2, another is SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition Community Technology Preview, one of Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server and my favourite WeFly247.NET. I had installed VS Beta 2 but still have to check SQL Server 2005 and VS 2005 Team Foundation Server. Just going to install ...
The event went very well with ~ 250 participants covering many technologies. More General info at: http://www.techgalaxy.org and they posted some photos at: http://www.techgalaxy.org/i... Booth traffic for www.fladotnet.com was good although the Microsoft and Unix camps don't mix too much. Joe Healy our Microsoft Developer Evangalist from Tampa gave a 0 to .Net talk, Shervin Shakibi, Florida .NET founder and local celeb covered new features in ADO.Net, David Silverlight, ...

Jon Box is presenting at VS 2005 Dev Con. If you are in the KC area and want to see a quality speaker, come check it out! I know I'm looking forward to it.

I used the VS 2005 BETA 1 cleanup tool, and I have to say it defintely made the transition smoother and easier. Now I don't know if it's responsible for whacking my source control plugin, but everything else worked fine. I'm going to try reinstalling the VSS client when I get home and see if that fixes it. (see earlier post for more info) Still considering making the switch to SourceGear Vault. we'll see. I do like their bug tracking piece (Dragnet) too ...
I installed VS 2005 BETA 2 tonight. The install went very smoothly. So I load up my project from VS2005 BETA 1 and I get this... Followed by this... and this... The project eventually loads, but I can't find anyway to bind it back to VSS and bring it under Source Control. I've been considering tossing VSS in the trash and using SourceGear Vault, and now seems like an opportune time (although I don't know if that would fix THIS problem) *sigh* why can't I ever be an early adopter of something that ...
I've been intrigued with the idea of non-admin since around the time I went to PDC 2003. While I had dabbled around with VMWare it wasn't until I loaded Virtual PC that I took virtual machine technology for a serious tryout. At the time, it gave me a chance to play around with Longhorn but it wasn't long before I realized it could be a big part of a consultant's toolkit. Before VPC, my average for re-paving a machine was usually 6-12 months. In that timeframe, I would end up adding and configuring ...
The Distributed System Designers in Visual Studio 2005 can be extended with your own models using the System Definition Model (SDM) SDK. There is a new section in the VS 2005 developer center dedicated to the SDM SDK. That's pretty cool.
Though I'm sure this is not the first post on the subject, the VS 2005 Developer Center has launched the go-live licenses for Visual Studio 2005 B2. MSDN Subscribers can download the full version of Visual Studio 2005. For those who may not have an MSDN subscription, Beta 2 versions of all the VS 2005 Express Editions are also available for download. Having been involved in some work with VS 2005 since the pre-Beta 1 days, I for one am excited about the new features. My focus has been mainly on the ...
I found this somewhat inadvertently. Things are sparse at the moment, but I see that the forums on the Windows Forms website will be moving the the MSDN site. I wonder if this is the eventual future for Microsoft's newsgroups? What else may be moving? A welcome message says is reasonably enough: "Welcome to the Microsoft Forums for Visual Studio 2005 Q & A. Many of you might recognize some similarity with the Asp.Net Forums. We've taken the 2.0 version of that code base and extended upon it to ...
Back to MDC, those were great days in MDC 2004, (I wrote about that before). Today, just half an hour after writing this post, I'll be on my way to the pre-conference day of the MDC. I set a post category for it here and I intend to blog about it daily after I return; Sure, I won't promise you with a complete summary of the sessions content or even a deep technicl content, but, I'll do my best to get good posts around. In my pre- pre-conference day post I just wanted to say I'll blog so that I don't ...
I just finished implementing DTVisualizer, my image visualizer for VS 2005 debugger. It allows you to view images, like the Bitmap class references, in a more natural manner. Here's how the visualizer gets activated when it comes across an image in a debugging session: And here's how you get to view the image: You can download the visualizer from http://www.wintoolzone.com/... ...
Hello world seems like the obligitory first entry for a geek, so there it is. I've been meaning to get on the blogging band(width) wagon for some time now, but never made the plunge until now. After taking a look at what VS 2005 has to offer, I am finally convinced that I should be shifting to C# as my primary development language. I have been a VB guy since 3.0, and have always liked the language. I've long defended the VB programmer against C++ and Java Elitists who think it's not a “real” ...
Guest entry by Marck Pearlstone Here is a short overview of the sessions held on the ESWC in Strasbourg this weekend. Saturday, November 7, 2004 Welcome by ... Didn't happen - the Mayor was busy with a council vote and couldn't get away Bits and Pixels - Increase your shareware revenues by focusing on what's important Mark-Jan Harte provided some clear insights into how to manage a product life-cycle in 3 major stages - Development, Growth and Maturity A Global Solution for a Global Economy Brant ...
I have just finished exploring the new Compression APIs under Whidbey Beta 1, System.IO.Compression namespace and have built a little compression/decompression application, MGZip, using the same. It's available for download, with source code (it's VS 2005 Solution), from http://www.wintoolzone.com/... ...
Anyone who has worked with .NET Compact Framework for sometime will know that the IrDA support is provided by the same - you can write applications that can act as IrDA listeners or clients - basically, do whatever you want using IrDA as long as you are using the .NET Compact Framework. But, how about using IrDA in regular WinForms applications? Well, until I just stumbled upon the trick I will just tell you [it's really a no-brainer], one would need to write WinSock based IrDA applications for the ...
After a long time, I have restarted working on the .NET Compact Framework end. And last night, I finished working on IrDAList, a PocketPC 2003 based application that will enumerate IrDA connected devices and will display their details. You can download it from http://www.wintoolzone.com/... BTW, just incase while you are developing using VS 2005 for .NET CF and your deployments to the emulator fail, install the Loopback adapter and configure the Emulator Options to bind ...
I just read this excellent article on Refactoring C# Code Using Visual Studio 2005 at MSDN. A recommended read for any C# developer. The tools for refactoring included in VS 2005 look great and will save me tons of time in cleaning up code. Currently listening to: If God Will Send His Angels [Big Yam Mix] - (05:43)U2, Best of 1990-2000 [Bonus Tracks/DVD] Disc 2 ...
.. and now I find time to do something I like doing a lot - exploring the technology. VS 2005 Beta 1 [build 40607.16] was already on my laptop and my attempt to install SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 RC 1[ build 9.00.0852] gave me an error - that I have an incompatible CLR version. Couple of checks and am in the process of installing it... Ofcourse, VS has been uninstalled and for now, SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 [RC1] are coexisting just fine. BTW, the distributed application designer in ...
Now this is some good transparency-like information: Feature Status in Windows Form in Visual Studio 2005. Thanks to Chris Sells for the original link. (Be sure to check that out for lots of cool VS 2005 info, including the new Express release betas.) After reading through the status list I saw: Rafting Poor That explains pretty quickly why there are some weird issues with docking of ToolStrips and MenuStrips in the CTP of VS 2005. If you just draw the rafting container background and move the toolstrip ...
I had been waiting for ClickOnce to finally work in the latest Community TechnPreview of VS 2005 and it does [May 2004 Edition]! For starters, this is the upcoming technology that will be based out of the next version of the CLR [implying will require .NET Framework 2.0] and will ease the deployment strategy for Smart Client application. It shares the philosophy of no-touch deployment, but goes beyond it and will be extended even more in the Longhorn time frame. The idea is really simple: 1) Build ...
With the impending release of Data Access Application Block 3.1, I now turn my thoughts to 3.2. What should be in it? A couple thoughts spring immediately to mind. Support for Visual Studio 2005. The problem with this is that I think it requires a code split. I don't think VS 2005 can be adequately supported without breaking support for Visual Studio 2003. Re-working UpdateDataset. This needs to be alot easier to use and to work a lot better. What other ideas do you have? What about helpers for other ...
So yesterday I finally got hold of the May 2004 Community TechPreview of VS 2005 and installed it in VPC. Its looks good and quite stable over the March edition. Plus, I see support for Quality, Performance and more... I want to try ClickOnce... it was broken in the March edition. Will update on that. Also, this version has support for Visual Studio Team System that has been creating waves. Will keep updated on that as well. And lots more is happening that's keeping me busy. I was on MSDN Yatra (the ...
Jan Gray – Architect //blogs.msdn.com/jangr Abhi Khune – Development Lead //blogs.msdn.com/akhune Slow Software Stinks – Don’t Ship It! Symptoms – Locked-up UI, bad citizenship, poor scaling Causes Mistakes in architecture, reuse, interfaces, data representations, algorithms Not paying attention; low prioritization Where are we? Where should we be? Is premature optimization the root of all evil? How to optimize the right stuff, the right amount, at the right time? Put ...
When working with Iterators in the PDC build of VS Whidbey, one would implement an Iterator as shown below: public IEnumerator GetEnumerator(){ while(index<count) yield arrData[index++];} This has changed to the following in the VS 2005 Technical Preview: public IEnumerator GetEnumerator(){ while(index<count) yield return arrData[index++];} There is the addition of the return keyword ...