I needed Copy Source As HTML support in Visual Studio 2008. Luckily I came across this post today with a walk-through to set it up in VS 2008. I can’t wait for Microsoft to get this into Visual Studio. Too bad there wasn’t a Windows Live Writer add-on for it.
We still have some open registration for TECHbash 2008. Be sure to visit http://techbash.com/registration to register for the event. We’ve confirmed some great speakers from some great companies including, but not limited to, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, and Nortel. Joe Stagner will be presenting the keynote presentation.
Since its inception in 2005, TECHbash has evolved into the premier technology conference in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Join an estimated 300 Developers, IT Professionals, CIO’s and Industry Experts from Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and host-state, Pennsylvania. This one day event brings together a broad spectrum of Technology Professionals to network, knowledge share and discuss existing technology solutions to business challenges, as well as preview prerelease products on the bleeding edge.
This year, we expanded to three tracks offering more presentations and providing you with more content choices representing a greater breadth of Industry insight. We will open the event with a keynote presentation from the unstoppable juggernaut, Joe Stagner, Program Manager for Microsoft’s Web Tools and Platform Division.Attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Enhance technical knowledge with comprehensive and relevant educational content
- Build experience on current and soon-to-be released technologies and products
- Engage with sponsors, presenters, and other technology professionals
- Learn how to get involved with .NET Valley, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Technology User Group
- Leave with software and other swag
It took me a couple of minutes to realize that RowDefinitions and ColumnDefinitions of a Grid are in the Advanced Properties of the Layout category. For more information about using a Grid to layout data, you can read more on Scott Guthrie’s blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/pages/silverlight-tutorial-part-2-using-layout-management.aspx.
I’m just starting to mess with XAML as I’m looking to see what I can do with it. As I come across some pretty basic tasks that I’m struggling with, I’ll post about it in case any other newbies run into the same issue. One of my first tasks was to create some text on a canvas. However, I couldn’t figure out how to do a line break. After searching Live and Google in an attempt to find something, I finally did (on page 3 of each engine). There is an object called <LineBreak/> that will perform a line break in your text. For example:
<TextBlock Margin=”5,5,5,5″>This is line 1.<LineBreak/>This is line 2.</TextBlock>
I was reading a post by Michael Arrington about his enjoyable weekend and learned something. It has nothing to do with chickens. I always knew there were services that archived Twitter posts, but I was never satisfied with anything I found until this… Tweet Scan. It’s a great service. By all means check it out!
I just noticed that my RSS feed reader had a new posting from InfoWorld about Yahoo accepting a bid to be bought out by Microsoft. The URL contains the words “april” and “fools” and it would make sense as I believe they have pulled a stunt like this before. However, to someone who may forget the day of the year, this may seem like a believable story. Here it is:
I like the whole employee compensation section with Microsoft giving an Xbox and Zune to all employees they decide to retain. It’s a nice touch.