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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: ...
Let me state the obvious, for any application you develop you need to log information, errors, exceptions etc that can help you and others know what’s going on with your application When you create a new Windows Azure application using Visual Studio you will find the following snippet in your configuration file <system.diagnostics> <trace> <listeners> <addtype="Microsoft.Wind... Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diag... Version=1.0.0.0, ...
Its been quite some time since I last post on the subject of the AsyncOperationService (in fact quite some since I posted period). In real world use I found some common patterns emerge that has lead me to make a few small adjustments to eliminate some common duplication I was seeing in code consuming the service. Here is the new code file for my ever so slightly improved AsyncOperationService in its entirety. AsyncOperationService using System; using System.Windows; using System.Collections.Generic; ...
I have been working with power shell quite a bit lately, I thought I’d write about 3 tips that have helped me. Notice how it is titled, "Helpful"? not "Ground breaking". It includes helpful commands that I have been using and a nice little Script editor that has one feature enough to win me over. Other's have writen about the commands (most of the time I write so I remember what I've done and how I have resolved issues) but I have not seen others write about other script editors. If you have been ...
Using Visual NUnit I can't debug the code and set breakpoints. So I wanted to attach the VS to the NUnit process, because then I can set the breakpoints and watch, what in variables I have. But after attached to this process I couldn't look at the breakpoints, because I had no symbol loaded, so the brakepoints were disabled with info: "The brakepoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been loaded for this document". After some investigation, I found that, the tests and core projects must ...
In this Issue: Mike Talbot, Michael Crump, Kunal Chowdhury, Cheryl Simmons, Joost van Schaik(-2-), Shantimohan Elchuri, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Peter Torr, Pete Vickers, Derik Whittaker, and Den Delimarsky. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Wordle Like Tag Cloud for Silverlight" Mike Talbot WP7: "Speed and distance calculation extension methods for Windows Phone 7" Joost van Schaik Shoutouts: Check out Pete Brown's interview on .NET Rocks: My .NET Rocks Interview Koen Zwikstra announced a July update: Silverlight ...
Introduction I’m proud to announce my first eBook and update to my article series on OData for Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 is complete. I have worked very hard on this series and am pleased with the work. I may be a little biased, but I believe this is the best step-by-step guide ever created for OData and Silverlight/WP7 Mango. In the series, I walk you through every step with detailed screenshot and code snippets. From creating the OData data service to consuming it in an Silverlight application ...
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Ollie Riches, Derik Whittaker, John Garland, WindowsPhoneGeek, Manas Patnaik, Xianzhong Zhu, John Papa, Dhananjay Kumar, Jesse Liberty, Peter Torr, Gill Cleeren, and Jonas Follesø. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Multiple MonthView DatePicker Control in Silverlight" Manas Patnaik WP7: "Silverlight TV 79: Data Binding Debugging" John Papa From SilverlightCream.com: Windows Phone (Mango) DB Engines Performance Testing Max Paulousky's latest post is on performance testing ...
Well, the next rev of Windows Phone 7 has released. Check out the team blog. http://windowsteamblog.com/... This phone has been getting great reviews and keeps on rolling along. Now with multi tasking and more its starting to really take off. the UI is so easy to use also ...
In this Issue: XamlNinja(-2-), Ollie Riches(-2-), Michael Washington, Bart Czernicki, Chris Craft, Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury, Jasim Schluter, Pete Vickers, Samuel Jack, and Mike Ormond. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Creating Inner Shadow Effects for WPF and Silverlight" Samuel Jack WP7: "WP7Contrib: Transient caching with In Memory Cache Provider" Ollie Riches LightSwitch: "Using OLAP for LightSwitchUsing OLAP for LightSwitch" Michael Washington Shoutouts: The folks at SilverlightShow have ...
To prepare a bootable CE disk for PC based system, you need to create the partition, format it and transfer the booting files. CE provides a tool CESYS.EXE to transfer boot sector and copy bootloader to target volume for BIOSLOADER. The tool is created since CE 4 and unfortunately, it is out dated and only support FAT12 or FAT16. Modern storage devices have larger capacity and prefer or require to use FAT32/ExFAT. For CE7, there is a new CESYS platform\CEPC\src\boot\tool... that ...
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for SilverlightShow Top 5 News for July 18 - 24, 2011. Here are the top 5 news on SilverlightShow for last week: Silverlight 5 for Line of Business Applications – Jeremy Likness 100+ articles in SilverlightShow new "Getting Ready for Microsoft Silverlight Exam 70-506" eBook Microsoft has 3 months to make or break Windows Phone – Part 1 Building Cross-Platform Mobile Applications with HTML5 and Mango LINQ Pad vs. Visual Studio for Learning ...
It’s official!! Microsoft released Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 today. Here are a few places to read more about today’s release and for more information about LightSwitch 2011. Jason Zander’s blog The LightSwitch Team blog Beth Massi’s blog I’m excited about the release. Today’s timing is perfect since we have a project we’re about start and we’re going to be using LightSwitch in order to quickly get a functioning application in front of our users. Based on the initial prototyping work we’ve done ...
So, I wanted to build a simple display for the foyer of our building that would display in real-time the zeitgeist of the nation. What better way of testing the pulse of the UK, than pulling down the latest list of Twitter Trends. Twitter exposes this as a nice bit of JSON XML If you call - http://api.twitter.com/1/tr... You get a nice JSON response explained fully here https://dev.twitter.com/doc... .Net 4.0 has a great JSON deseriliser that can quickly read inbound ...
Today's $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro WPF in C# 2010 "This book shows you how Windows Presentation Foundation really works. It provides you with the no-nonsense, practical advice that you need in order to build high-quality WPF applications quickly and easily. " ...
As I get more and more proficient with Windows PowerShell, I find that my profile is getting more and more useful. I thought I’d post my current profile’s content here, in case anyone finds any of these functions useful. set-alias gh get-help set-alias gcmd get-command set-alias wo where-object set-alias ss select-string function sync {tfpt online /adds /deletes /diff "$args" /recursive /noprompt} function kil {kill -name $args[0]} function e {explorer $args[0]} function sn { & 'C:\Program Files ...
Oliver Ogg Oliver Ogg, occasional salsa dancer, blogged the other day about a problem he was having installing MSMQ. The root cause was an invalid registry entry for the Event Log Service. MSMQ needed to write an event during setup but would fail as this service was not working. Once the Event Log service was fixed, MSMQ would install successfully. The problem was specifically the ServiceDll registry value referring to an empty string so the event log service could not find the service DLL file to ...
Continuing my “From Soup to Nuts” series or sometimes referred to as “The Busy Developers Guide” series, I will take a look at the Surface 2.0 SDK recently released by Microsoft. Before you read ahead, here are the other articles in this series: The Busy Developers Guide to the Kinect SDK Beta. The Busy Developers Guide to Mango. What is it? With the Microsoft® Surface® 2.0 SDK, you can easily create applications to take advantage of the next generation Surface computing device or any Windows touch-enables ...
Lately i have seen the below remarks coming through in the communities, Get Latest does not work in TFS I always have to use Get Specific version to get the server changes on my local Why get latest misses updating some files while get specific works I’ll be using the TFS API to show you how the “Get Latest” is suppose to work and show you how you can avoid getting in a situation where you might have to use “Get Specific” to get the latest version of your workspace. I would assume that you know the ...
Over 6 months ago we released SharpBox 1.0.3 our last bugfix and service release. In the last few months we were focused on reworking our library core to achieve a couple of simplicity and feature goals. The importants goals from my personal perspective were: Clear and stable service provider API which allows 3rd part vendors to implement new cloud storage protocols Adding a well working WebDAV client in our API core to support all the webdav base storage providers by default Bringing our different ...
Technorati Tags: Team Foundation Server 2010 Would you like to use your favourite comparison and merging tool such as KDiff3 or WinMerge in TFS. With little effort you can configure a different diff/merge tool in Team Foundation Server. In this blog post I'll be covering How to change the default compare/merge tool List of available compare/merge tools and the list of arguments Follow the steps below, Open Visual Studio 2010 and go to Tools => Options Select Source Control => Visual Studio ...
As part of my series of Windows Phone Developer Webinars (hosted by DevExpress) I decided to give away an HTC Surround to one randomly chosen listener, picked from everyone who left comments on this (http://blogusmaximus.net/a... blog post. That winner has been chosen, and it's Nicolas St-Amour! Congratulations Nick! Nick will also be receiving a free signed copy of Professional Windows Phone 7 Game Development! I'm taking a short break now that the series ...
Microsoft Expression Blend is a design tool that allows you to create fantastic user interfaces for such Windows based applications and Web applications. You can use Expression Blend with .NET Framework 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 applications. What Blend can do for you One of the prime advantages of Expression Blend is its ability to separate code from design. Using Blend, designers can work independently on one set of deliverables for a project while developers can work on another. But this doesn’t mean ...
While this blog is primarily about Silverlight, ocassionally this blog will also contain posts about other .NET technologies. Including Windows Forms. Did you just gasp? Wait. There are still many developers in various corners of the world working with Windows Forms even today. So I thought to cater to them for a change and share any little useful information that I come across on Windows Forms. Tips: 1. When using the BackgroundWorker component, if you get an exception from a code statement similar ...
Apparatus is sponsoring and hosting the Windows Azure boot camp in Indianapolis. This will take place on September 24th, 2011. I will be one of the presenters for the event. Join us! Details are here: http://www.windowsazureboot... ...
In about 3 weeks, specifically August 11-13 we will be already going strong with SharePoint Saturday The Conference in Washington, DC. Are you registered? Have you made your plans? This is a great opportunity to get together with many of the SharePoint names that produce outstanding solutions, amazing books and overall give great guidance. Join us! Are you a Student or an Educator? Check this out … http://www.spstc.org/blog/L... Hotel Info: http://www.spstc.org/blog/L... ...
I recently obtained a Samsung Omnia 7 with the WP7 OS. Straight off the bat - let me say how impressed I am with this phone and how easy it is to use. It took about 3 minutes to have all my Gmail and Facebook contacts loaded and merged and be connected to the Wifi. Another huge plus is the Zune software.This absolutely beats the ITunes for Windows software hands down when it comes to podcasts. Other pluses included the screen being so bright and the physical size of the phone which is comfortable ...
In this Issue: Gill Cleeren, Adam Kinney, Peter Torr, John Garland, Kunal Chowdhury, Telerik, WindowsPhoneGeek, Xianzhong Zhu, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Showing the Onscreen Keyboard in Silverlight OOB Applications" John Garland WP7: "Check if your WP7 app is a Bing Instant Answer" Adam Kinney LightSwitch: "The Visual Studio LightSwitch Economy" Michael Washington Shoutouts: Pete Brown announced a sweet deal on his next book: My Next Book: Silverlight ...
I purchased Office 365 subscription recently, and wanted to bind my own domain, because wanted to use e-mail address like alias@some_custom_domain.com If you want to use custom domains, manual page suggest to change name server records for your domain to ns1.bdm.microsoftonline.com and ns2.bdm.microsoftonline.com. After doing this you can use aliases with your domain for Exchange mail and Lync. If you don’t want to change by any reasons name servers for your domain, just go through steps: 1) open ...
I have always been slightly confused about the difference between classes and structures in C#. For many years, structures seemed identical to classes, but were simply not as extensible. Recently I had a relook at them and came up with two key identifying features that help me differentiate the two.. Where they are stored Value and Reference values So, the first main difference for me is that structure instances are stored on the stack and class instances are stored on the heap. The second main difference ...
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Xianzhong Zhu, John Papa, Jeff Prosise(-2-), Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight TV 78: Designing Tiles and Splash Screens for Windows Phone (Design Tips Mini Series)" John Papa WP7: "Implementing a Windows Phone 7 Conversation View" Colin Eberhardt Shoutouts: Kunal Chowdhury gave a "MVVM from Scratch using Silverlight" session at Pune User Group's (PUG) Monthly meet, and has posted his material: Recalling ...
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for SilverlightShow Top 5 News for July 11 - 17, 2011. Here are the top 5 news on SilverlightShow for last week: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Tutorials You Must Read Screencast: Modular WPF with MEF & MVVM Tutorial Part 1 The Windows Phone 7 Exam 70-599 is now available Consumerization of IT and Silverlight Line of Business Only on SilverlightShow: Brand New Windows Phone 7 eBook by the 4-time Silverlight MVP András Velvárt Visit and bookmark ...
Introduction One of the first things I wanted to do after installing the Azure AppFabric June CTP was to create an AppFabric application that used the Bing Map SOAP services. That was when I hit my first roadblock. There is currently no option in the AppFabric Application Designer to add a reference to an external service. After asking around in the forums I learned that I should build an external service to do this. There is currently very little documentation on creating external services for Azure ...
Last day of WPC, so what should we start with? You guessed it – KEYNOTES! But Thursday was all about the regional keynotes, so all the Canadian partners packed into a room to hear from Canadian Microsoft executives. In Canada there are three different groups within Microsoft Canada – Small/Medium Business, Enterprise Business, and DPE. While in the past partners were slotted into one of the different groups, now moving forward we’re all just identified as playing in a certain area, not committed ...
We kick off Day 4 at, you guessed it, another keynote (maybe they should rename this to the Worldwide Partner Keynote Conference?). We kick off with the Canadian Tenors singing some song they wrote for the Vancouver Olympics, and then a parade of partners carrying their country’s flag enters. I feel like I’m at Folklarama back in Winnipeg. ;) So today we have some big names speaking. Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO and Sir Richard Branson are on the schedule. Kevin Turner If you have never seen Kevin ...
The keynote session for the morning was a mixture of things. It started with an all-female rock band singing Cold Play’s “Viva la Vida”, then had all partners-of-the-year winners parade on stage, and then we got into the specific messaging part. There were five separate keynotes this morning from different business units within Microsoft. First up was Cloud. Note that I didn’t say Azure, although that’s part of it. Azure is the public cloud, but Microsoft talked up the Private Cloud a lot at this ...
In the past few months, we at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group have been busy soliciting your feedback on topics you would like covered at our upcoming meetings. We have also been encouraging our members to step up and share on the projects they work on and the technologies they use. The result is the schedule below which we hope brings a good variety of today’s hottest topics. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings and to receiving your feedback as we continuously strive to improve the ...
Today's $10 Deal of the day from Apress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro WPF in VB 2010 Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4 "This book shows you how Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) really works—it provides you with the no-nonsense, practical advice that you need in order to build high-quality WPF applications quickly and easily." ...
In this All Submittal Issue: Michael Washington(-2-), András Velvárt(-2-), Gill Cleeren, and Kunal Chowdhury(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Tip: Network change events in Silverlight" Gill Cleeren WP7: "Windows Phone 7 for Silverlight Developers: Portrait and Landscape & Themes" András Velvárt LightSwitch: "Creating Visual Studio LightSwitch Custom Controls (Beginner to Intermediate)" Michael Washington From SilverlightCream.com: Creating Visual Studio LightSwitch Custom Controls (Beginner ...
As I do almost every year, I rearranged my home office. This time I moved my desk against the wall and added a shelve to support my main monitors. This allows me to work from my two macs when I am at home, and RDP into my Windows development laptop (below the monitors). I mainly use the macs for graphics work and photography now. The MacBook Air is still goes with me each day and sometimes I bring the iPad as well. Without better pen support, the iPad is just my couch app device or car device for ...
I just got back from Microsoft’s 15,000 attendee-strong Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Los Angeles, and I have to say, the company and its partners are pumped. How can this be, given the number of people who have written Microsoft’s eulogy of late? If Amazon owns the cloud, if Apple owns the consumer, if Google owns search, if Cisco owns unified communications, if EMC/VMWare owns virtualization, if Oracle and SAP own ERP and if Oracle/Siebel and Salesforce.com own CRM, how can Microsoft be ...
If you upgraded your system to Windows 64 bit one and try to run 32 bit web application registry key entries are not going to be located at the same place. Apparently, 64 bit based version of Windows has a new registry branch for 32 bit programs. It is located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software registry folder named ‘Wow6432Node’. New program installations are monitored by system and registry entry are placed in proper folders based on is 32 or 64 bit program. For more info: http://support.microsoft.co... ...
I recently acquired a Samsung Omni 7 with the Windows Phone 7 OS installed. With this device I have a new found desire to learn Windows Phone 7 programming and embarked on the endeavour by reading “Programming Windows Phone 7” by Charles Petzold (ISBN 978-0-7356-4335-2). I really enjoyed going through the book. While the one I was reading had a few spelling mistakes in it (not that I am one to point any fingers) I am sure they had been rectified before it went to print (I was reading the free ebook). ...
Yesterday I started a discussion about adding a new command to nuget.exe. It ended in creating an extension to the command line that behaves in the same way without having to dive into the nuget code base or add more complexity to it. I haven’t seen any blog posts or documentation surrounding this new concept (new in nuget 1.4) of extending the command line except for Matt Hamilton’s posts on using NuGet for plug-ins and NuGet with MEF (which are not quite this concept). Here is my experience. I ...
I wanted to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Roger O'Dell Jr. My development training is in .NET, but my current job requires me to work with Java and Android. I have been doing mobile development now for almost a year. And what a year it has been. I had the opportunity to go to a Microsoft Conference in Overland Park, KS last year. While I was there, I was one of the lucky few who was introduced to Windows Phone 7. Coming from an ASP.NET background, I found the new Windows Phone to ...
In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Roy Dallal, Hannah Watkins, AfricanGeek, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Beth Massi, Mohamed Mosallem, Michael Crump, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Communicating between two local Silverlight Applications" Michael Crump WP7: "Designing for Steam Achievements, a Windows Phone 7 app" Hannah Watkins LightSwitch: "Relating and Editing Data from Multiple Data Sources on the Same Screen" Beth Massi Shoutouts: My Friends at SilverlightShow have their top 5 posts from ...
A new release of Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework is available on July 13th. We expect that its 17 new code samples would reduce developers’ efforts in solving the following typical programming tasks. Download address: http://1code.codeplex.com/r... Alternatively, you can download the code samples using Sample Browser or Sample Browser Visual Studio extension. They give you the flexibility to search samples, download samples on demand, manage the downloaded samples in a centralized ...
DISCLAIMER: I did not get this product for free. I bought it with my own money. However, if Razer wants to give me a keyboard for a review then I would gladly accept it. =) Official Product Page While I have been “Searching for the Perfect Developer’s Laptop” I have discovered that PC Gamers have it pretty good. For example, check out my “A Developers Review of Cooler Master Storm Laptop Cooler SF-19” article. Did you notice that this was a Gamers product? Developers actually have something in common ...
Have you ever get the following error when you run Central Administration in SharePoint Server? I hope you haven’t yet and make yourself ready to fix this error for future Config Error There is a duplicate 'system.web.extensions/scri... defined Problem: I have installed SharePoint 2010 in a server and recently I got this error in my server when I tried to run central administration. I was stuck here to resolve this issue as it was my staging server and I can not re-build ...
Today's $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Expert .NET Micro Framework "Expert .NET Micro Framework will teach you everything you need to know to use the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework, a small and efficient .NET runtime environment for running managed code on devices that are too small and resource constrained for Windows CE and the Compact Framework." ...