Category Archives: Software Development

T4 Templates – Code Generation in Visual Studio

Recently I was listening to the .NET Rocks podcast on my afternoon commute and they were discussing a topic that is somewhat familiar to me, albeit in a different domain, code generation. This time the domain was .NET development, namely … Continue reading

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.NET Sleepers

In the vast universe that is .NET, there is almost no way to know about everything you have right at your fingertips (literally). Every once in a while I come across something and have an ‘ah ha’ moment (and a … Continue reading

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Vista SP1

A couple weeks ago Microsoft made Windows Vista Service Pack 1 available to technical folks though the MSDN site. Honestly, I had been waiting on this for a while now. I had long noticed some ‘quirks’ in the original Vista … Continue reading

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Slide.Show Generator code moved to CodePlex

There has been some interest in the Slide.Show assets generator tool from one of my previous posts so I have moved the code up to CodePlex, you can find the project here. For those that don’t know about CodePlex, it … Continue reading

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Popfly

A while back, when it was in early beta I think (a few months ago anyway), I joined Popfly which is a graphical mashup creator. It allows you to drag ‘blocks’ like data sources and display elements and stitch together … Continue reading

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Silverlight SlideShow Generated

After adding a bunch of metadata to my pics using Microsoft’s Photo Info Tool, I put the generator from my last post into action and created a little better slideshow for my trip, it’s below (you’ll need Silverlight 1.0 installed … Continue reading

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Silverlight SlideShow

While scaning my Google Reader, I noticed that Mike Swanson had posted something about a Silverlight slideshow app. It caught my interest because a while back I started to create one in Silverlight 1.1 (now 2.0, it’s the one that … Continue reading

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The Source to .NET

Some big news out of Microsoft today – they are going to release the source code to much of the .NET framework & integrate it into VS2008 for debugging support. Check this out from ScottGu. I can’t wait to dive … Continue reading

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Using ActiveX controls in WPF / Blend

With all the advances presented within Microsoft’s Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and the new templateable / composible model for controls that it presents, some who read the title of this article may think I am crazy to want to use … Continue reading

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XAMPNG – Make PNG Images from XAML

Last night I spent some time playing around with Microsoft’s Expression Design tool. I really like how you have awesome control over super-fine details and how when you create something, you can scale it pretty much infinitely because what you … Continue reading

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