Archive forApril, 2007

Jasper : the friendly Entity framework non ghost

  Just as some bloggers harp over the delays in the entity framework, talking about object spaces, etc, the ADO.NET team released today Jasper. <quote> Jasper leverages the power of dynamic languages and the concept of convention over configuration to provide a programming surface for data that enables rapid development of data-bound applications. While most […]

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Silverlight SDK 1.1 Alpha available now.

The goodies from MIX are now starting to pour into Microsoft’s servers…. Silverlight SDK being just one

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VB Orcas RSS Feeder example

Orcas Beta 1 samples include a RSS feeder for C#, but there isn’t one for VB, so I thought I’d slap one together.  Some things to note compared to the C# one is the use of XML literals an expressions.  Also note the use of LINQ expressions rather than using yield and custom enumerators.. the […]

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Testing 1, 2, 3 …..

well so much for the early morning “LIVE” web cast.  The web cast ended up being cancelled after 40 minutes of them trying to get the sound going.  Absolutely terrible, and I’m certainly not in any hurry to stay up till 2 AM to sit through that again.  What’s worse is I feel really bad for […]

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Live from Redmond: VB9 – Orcas Overview

  catch the VB9 Orcas web cast   Start Date: 4/18/2007 Start Time: 9:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) End Date: 4/18/2007 End Time: 10:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)   which translated to local time is Thursday April 19th, 2007 2 AM to 3 AM.. d’oh ….. 😉    

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Routed Events in VB

Earlier today I got asked about routed events for WPF in VB.  Unfortunately the only examples in msdn library are in C#.  So to help out I posted a simple routed event declaration and some associated declarations. All good ? Well not really.  As always with cut and paste code there’s pieces that need to […]

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March CTP and application property pages

I’ve seen a couple of people have had problems with application property pages and the March CTP.  Although I never bothered to try to isolate the problem properly, I can say I too had that and solved it by installing just the March CTP (no TSFS) on a windows XP image.  Previously I had it […]

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MWC 922 – red square nebula

Saw this article today about images of a nebular and computer modelling to show how the 2D image relates to the proposed 3D model. News story here, image from www.space.com  

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Defy All Challenges

The latest from Microsoft’s Developer Marketing is hilarious !  Seems some folks at MS have way too much time on their hands…  But then again what am I doing watching the videos there ? <g>   you have to watch the “Team Call” video, I’m sure we’ve all been to that meeting 😉   http://www.defyallchallenges.com/    . […]

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What does your car say about you ?

Sometimes cars seem to manifest certain personas about their owners, be it the hippy volkswagen,  through to the hoon car. Well yesterday I think I noticed one I hadn’t really seen before. It could be just coincidence of course ….. Yesterday morning, Easter Sunday, my pager went off to attend a car accident.  A local […]

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