Want to download all MIX sessions?

Then you should check Mike Swanson’s blog post here. He has two batch files, the first downloads all MIX session recordings with in the format you like, the second renames them so it is easier to make sense of all the media file names. If you just want a list of all sessions with download links this page might be the thing for you. So much better than downloading them by hand. Not as good as going to the MIX itself but if you, like me, couldn’t go it is still a nice way to see all the content. Enjoy!

Software Development Event march 30th

Just one week to go to the next Software Development Event. The schedule with all the sessions is looking good. But this time there is even more! We will have a Microsoft Surface machine somewhere in the common area for people to try our. And if you have never played, oops tested, with a Surface machine before this is a truly exiting machine! Just goes to show, the SDN will go to extraordinary efforts to please all attendees [:)] You can see the full schedule here. And don’t forget, we are not in Ede this time but in a great … Continue reading Software Development Event march 30th

Using a TransactionScopeActivity with a WCF ReceiveActivity revisited

Last year Marcel and I worked on a problem using a TransactionScopeActivity inside a WCF ReceiveActivity. I blogged a number of time about our finding, for example here. Last week I heard from Marcel that a hotfix was finally available that solves this problem. He blogged about it here. Great work to see there is a fix for this serious problem. Enjoy! [f1][f2] And now on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mauricedb.

Looking back at the MVP Summit

Last week lots of MVP, myself included, where in Redmond visiting Microsoft on our yearly MVP pilgrimage. The MVP Summit is always a great event. Not only do we get to talk to the MS team members who actually design and build all the software we love and use but we also get to meet each other. And with MVP’s being located around the world that is kind of rare as well. Despite this being a great event I still have very mixed feelings about this last MVP summit. The problem isn’t the events itself or the people I met, … Continue reading Looking back at the MVP Summit

Presenting at VB Central

Next week, on march 10th, I will be doing a presentation on getting started with WCF at the VB Central user group in the Netherlands. Its a free event so if you are in the neighborhood feel free to drop by. They do ask you register beforehand. Besides my session on WCF there will also be a session on using WPF and data binding. Mode details and the registration page can be found here. Hope to see you there. [f1] [f2]

SilverUnit – Unit testing framework for Silverlight

Roy Osherove has just released SilverUnit, a unit testing framework for Silverlight code. I haven’t tried this yet but it certainly looks really interesting as you can start running your Silverlight unit tests inside of MS Test or NUnit. And kind cool to hear this is written in VB [:)] You can find more information and download SilverUnit from CodePlex here. Enjoy! [f1][f2]

WrapPanel in ListBox revisited

Last week logged about using a WrapPanel in a listBox and demonstrated how to get the content to wrap around, read about it here. Turns out the XAML can be even easier. In the previous post I used a ControlTemplate with a Grid to stop the WrapPanel from just expanding horizontally. Turns out there us an even easier way to do so by disabling the horizontal scrollbar using the ListBox ScrollViewer. The following XAML will do the trick just fine: <UserControl xmlns:controls="clr-namespace:Microsoft.Windows.Controls;assembly=Microsoft.Windows.Controls" x:Class="SilverlightApplication4.Page" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" Width="400" Height="300"> <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White"> <ListBox x:Name="DemoList" ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Disabled"> <ListBox.ItemsPanel> <ItemsPanelTemplate> <controls:WrapPanel /> </ItemsPanelTemplate> </ListBox.ItemsPanel> <ListBox.ItemTemplate> … Continue reading WrapPanel in ListBox revisited

Unit testing in Silverlight part 2

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 In my previous post I described the basic setup of unit testing in Silverlight, you can read all about it here. The basics where very nice but lots of code we write in Silverlight has to do with networking and in Silverlight that means asynchronous code, something that is always hard to test! Because, just I like using Flickr, lets download some pictures and see what it takes to make that testable. Below is the very simple application we need to unit test, basically a list of pictures from my Flickr photo … Continue reading Unit testing in Silverlight part 2