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VB Quark #3: operator differences in VB/C#

Can you spot the problem with this code:    <Extension()>    Public Function ToColor(argb As UInteger) As Color       Return Color.FromArgb( _                       CType((argb & &HFF000000) >> &H18, Byte), _                       CType((argb & &HFF0000) >> &H10, Byte), _                       CType((argb & &HFF00) >> 8, … Continue reading

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VB Windows Phone Toolkit Aug 11 sample

The Silverlight Windows Phone Toolkit August 2011 (7.1 SDK) doesn’t contain a working VB sample.  If you try to load the VB sample that does ship, you’ll get hundreds of errors.  So I put together the VB sample that should … Continue reading

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LightSwitch

So with the recent hype about “KittyHawk”, comes the product: LightSwitch. Jason Sanders has an introducing light switch blog entry up now. It looks good/promising.  The name however is terrible. Searching for it with Google will be a needle in … Continue reading

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What we have here is a failure to communicate

you can tell from the title there’s a Friday rant coming can’t you ?  Well yeh, sometimes what should be a simple task of writing code becomes painstakingly slow.  Take for example this one line of code:   Dim doc … Continue reading

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Does silverlight really make sense ?

Earlier today I followed Soma’s link to the updated Visual Studio Express pages. Soma gave emphasis that the “approach was to add Silverlight without making it look like we just dropped something new into our existing site without any thought“.  … Continue reading

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