Automatically sending tweets using TweetSharp

One of the sites I run for the Dutch .NET community is .NET Events in the Netherlands which lists all sorts of community events for, as the name suggests, Dutch .NET developers. The site has been around for a while but always forced people to either go to the site or use in iCalendar feed so see what is happening. Some time ago I decided that these should also be tweeted so people using Twitter would be notified of upcoming events. There are several ways to automatically send tweets to Twitter and I choose to use TweetSharp as that seemed … Continue reading Automatically sending tweets using TweetSharp

Windows Phone 7, Animations and Data Binding

While working on one of my WP7 applications I noticed a weird problem with the animations. The app is pretty simple with just two pages. I added the same page load animation, see below, to both pages and all seemed to work just fine. <phone:PhoneApplicationPage.Projection> <PlaneProjection x:Name="plane" CenterOfRotationX="0"/> </phone:PhoneApplicationPage.Projection> <phone:PhoneApplicationPage.Triggers> <EventTrigger> <BeginStoryboard> <Storyboard> <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="plane" Storyboard.TargetProperty="RotationY" From="-90" To="0" Duration="0:0:0.5"/> </Storyboard> </BeginStoryboard> </EventTrigger> </phone:PhoneApplicationPage.Triggers> The animation causes the page to rotate in and is something I copied from Charles Petzold eBook Programming Windows Phone 7 although I shortened the time to just half a second. While developing everything worked just fine … Continue reading Windows Phone 7, Animations and Data Binding

Configuring ASP.NET Session State to use AppFabric Caching

If you are using the information in this MSDN page to get started with the ASP.NET Session State Provider to use Windows Server AppFabric Caching you might run into some problems as the steps are less than complete. First make sure you have Windows Server AppFabric Caching setup and working and add the configSections and dataCacheClient elements as specified. If you next add the sessionState element as specified you will receive the following error: Parser Error Message: Could not load type ‘Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.DataCacheSessionStoreProvider’ The reason is the assembly information is not specified so the .NET runtime doesn’t know where to find … Continue reading Configuring ASP.NET Session State to use AppFabric Caching