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We will create a few classes now to help us with storing and retrieving user credentials, so that we don't ask for it every time we want to speak with Twitter for getting some information. Now the class to sorting out the credentials. We will have this class as a static so as to ensure one instance of the same. This class is mainly going to include a getter setter for username and password, a method to check if the user if logged in and another one to log out the user. You can get the code here. ...
In this Issue: Phil Middlemiss(-2-, -3-), Pencho Popadiyn, John Papa(-2-, -3-), Jim Lynn, and SilverLaw(-2-). Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher has added more shaders and features: Shazzam 1.2 – Feature Overview I hope you're getting as excited as I am about MIX10. You should be reading MIX10 News and checking out the sessions and the directory of attendees. From SilverlightCream.com: Watermarked TextBox Part I Phil Middlemiss's Orb Radio Button hit number two in the Silverlight Cream Skim page, in 2 days... ...
If you are interested in the building mobile applications or have been in the past you might want to check out this blog post: Charlie Kindel - Different Means Better with the new Windows Phone Developer Experience What does this mean? Let me take some out takes and highlight them for you. It won’t come as a surprise to many to learn that the Windows Phone 7 developer experience builds upon the following GIANTS (among others): .NET Silverlight XNA platform Microsoft’s developer tools Web 2.0 standards ...
We had a great Silverlight User Group Meeting in Phoenix last night! Before I go any farther I want to say thanks again to David Silverlight and Kim Schmidt for coming to talk to us! And not to forget Victor Gaudioso over the wire :) David, Kim, and Victor talked to us about the Silverlight User Group Starter Kit they are working on with an extended stellar list of talented developers. Don't bypass looking at this by thinking it's only for a User Group... this is a solid community-supported full-up ...
Want a super mini .Net application to quickly send a Tweets> This baby does it straight from the command line, i.e just type I’ve just been using it, to notify my when certain long running SQL tasks complete. Mail me/or send me a Tweet :-) , if you’d like source…. Configure your username in the tweetit.app.config file ...
It's annoying when you know you've seen and used something before only for it to be lost in the myraid of archived Visual Studio projects that litter my hard drive, and I 've no idea of the search terms I used to find it on the net in the first place. Luckily I found some regular expressions that almost worked so rolled my own: function Linkify(text) { text = text.replace(/(https?:\/\/\... function (s) { return '<a href="' + s + '">' + s + '</a>'; }); text = text.replace(/(^|)@(\w+)/gi, ...
In this Issue: Phil Middlemiss, Jim Wightman, Jeremy Likness, Ross Wozniak, SilverLaw(-2-), XAMLNinja, Victor Gaudioso(-2-), Sergey Barskiy, and Jeff Handley. Shoutouts: Chris Klug posted The CommandManager that never dies…and ends up on Codeplex… Mike Swanson posted All About MIX10 From SilverlightCream.com: A Scalable Orb Radio Button Holy crap ... if you don't like this tutorial by Phil Middlemiss... just go back to programming DOS :) ... this is great... keep it coming, Phil! Using Silverlight ...
On Saturday 35(ish) developers met up on rainy day in Birmingham to take part in an Open Space Code day on the Windows Azure Platform. Around 5 of us had experience of Open Space meetings or developing for Azure prior to the day – and I think only two of us had experience of both :-) As I was on point to keynote the day and make sure it was a success, I did turn up with a few concerns matched by a good deal of excitement. My primary concern was that people would expect to be trained – and the Open ...
Here is a link to the slides and code samples on my Sky Drive: http://cid-8e2654c5f01e6069.skydrive.live.com/summary.aspx?sa=624379842
In the future I will be doing a bunch of Stickam test presentations.  Check this blog for information and my twitter account.  I need more practice and I think Stickam or some other sharing outlet would help a lot.
In this Issue: Mike Hodnick, Jeremy Likness(-2-, -3-), Bobby Diaz, Jianqiang Bao(-2-, -3-, -4-, -5-), Chris Klug, Nokola, Peter Bromberg, Nigel Sampson, Shawn Wildermuth, and Kirupa. Shoutouts: Chris Woodruff composed a PDF of the MEF Programming Wiki Gavin Wignall has a post up on how to Create a 360 panorama using Microsoft Silverlight Photosynth Chris Klug posted an Update to the multi-touch development intro From SilverlightCream.com: SilverSynth - Digital Audio Synthesis for Silverlight Mike ...
For those in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, you might be familiar with the “Come Jam With Us” project. Every week, we get together for an hour and code on a particular topic. It is usually led by one or two people and the rest of the group codes along in order to learn about the topic at hand. It is a really great forum for learning new concepts and technologies. This week, on Tuesday, March 2nd, I will be hosting an MVVM jam session at 5:30 (directions). I will be taking you through the process of ...
Hi, Just as I promised a few months back, here is my tutorial for developing a simple Silverlight Twitter client. I was battling to get this done, but in the mean time I decided to attend the Sydney Silverlight User Group. I met Brendan there and he has helped me a lot to accomplish this. Thanks to him and SDDN. The basis of this tutorial is derived from the technique as prescribed in here. So let's get started without any further delay. In this post, we will look into creating the necessary UI elements ...
In this Issue: Jianqiang Bao(-2-, -3-), Kevin Dockx, SilverLaw, Xianzhong Zhu(-2-), Nokola(-2-), John Papa, David Anson, and Ning Zhang. Koen Zwikstra (SilverlightSpy) announced that you can now follow SilverlightSpy on Twitter Check out Erik Mork's new Sparkling Client Podcast What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight From SilverlightCream.com: MMORPG programming in Silverlight Tutorial (4)Implement the spirit’s 2D animation (Part I) Jianqiang Bao has more of hs RPG game up... you're looking ...
One of my major points of interest as a software developer is in the various tools that are available to make a developer’s life easier (or at least more interesting…). This is also a very important aspect for me in professional terms, because one part of my job lies in recommending suitable tools to my customers, implementing them and make them part of a developer team’s workflow. Thus, a well organized link collection is an important part of my assets and has a considerable business value for me ...
After seeing that some of my friends get fancy customized pictures for their Facebook and Twitter profiles I thought it would be cool to get one too. But not for me – for my wife. You see, she currently works as IT Security Officer (the best I know btw.) but earlier when she started as security auditor and she worked as part of the “tiger team”, she often said she wants her picture like the movie poster from "Men in Black”. So this is what I had in mind: Given the upcoming Valentine’s Day it occurred ...
In this Issue: Tim Greenfield, Rene Schulte, Jianqiang Bao(-2-, -3-), Alex Knight, Shawn Wildermuth, John Papa and Adam Kinney, Josh Twist, Ning Zhang, John Stockton, and David Anson. Shoutout: Mike Taulty has added to his list of Silverlight 4 Beta Networking Videos, bringing the total to 11. I've got something like 50 posts to review, but some of you have figured out if you submit, you bump up in the queue. I'll get to everything, just thought I'd mention that :) From SilverlightCream.com: SuperStackPanel ...
One thing most database change management tools use is SQL Server Managment Objects (SMO). Most do that because ADO.NET doesn’t allow the batch statement separator keyword GO in sql statements. So most people write off the ability to use a database change tool for sql server without actually having the sql server installed on the machine that is running the tool. This is not a reality in some organizations, especially when licenses for SQL server are limited. Split the GO Recently, a few guys have ...
In this Issue: Rik Robinson, Jeremy Likness, Ryan Lee, EQATEC, Rui Marinho, Victor Gaudioso(-2-), Steve Strong and Deb Walker, and Martin Duffy. Shoutout: Adam Kinney posted Carbon Counter and EcoLight win the Silverlight Eco Contest! Adam also posted a big list of Silverlight and Expression Blend tutorials I’ve worked on recently. -- dang, Adam, you've been busy! Congratulations also go out to CrocusGirl for being the Eco Contest Community winner with My SilverlightShow Eco Contest Entry Joshua ...
In this all-submittal Issue: AfricanGeek(2), Michael Washington, Roberto Lopez, Brett Balmer, Rui Marinho, and Alex van Beek. Shoutout: Austin Avrashow has an interesting demo up of Mark Twain's Travels Just digging my way out from under being inundated with information for a week. Be patient, I'll catch up! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Video Tutorial #13 AfricanGeek has 2 new video tutorials up on his site. This first one adds a Slider control to the Media Player and edits the Slider template ...
Since everyone else is getting in their final thoughts…I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. For anyone who hasn’t been following me on Twitter or Facebook over the last week, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to spend a week in Redmond, Washington at Microsoft’s yearly MVP Summit. While “Twitterverse” (i.e. #mvp10) sometimes makes things sound like one big party it was actually a very fascinating week I was very proud to be involved with. I had never before had the opportunity to visit ...
This is the second guest post from Gil Zilberfeld who works at TypeMock and kindly agreed to do a couple of guest posts on Mocking . The first was an Introduction to Mocking. Typemock Isolator – Much more than an Isolation framework In my last post, I showed how to fake a dependency. But this involved doing a couple of things. First, it involved changing the original method. Then, I had to write wrappers (a real wrapper and the fake wrapper) and finally, I had to inject the fake object in the test. ...
Today I'm working on some absolutely horrible code. And I'm completely ok with that. As a professional app developer, I've always felt that it's our responsibility to keep up with changes in technology, learn new things, and always focus on improving our skillset. And I'll add to that the caveat that the best place to learn these new technologies is not when you're trying to use them to save a floundering project, and certainly not when you're pressed to deploy a world class application for your ...
I’ve been finding myself working on too many things at once to be effective. Things get 80% finished and then either forgotten until an external stimulus reminds me to complete it or languish far longer on the ‘to do’ pile than they should. I’ve been doing a LOT of thinking / reading /experimenting with Kanban for software development teams. I am even attending a Kanban Coaching Workshop next week with David Anderson (@agilemanager). I have seen people tweet about “Personal Kanban” and thought this ...
For Issue 800, Brian Henderson (@brian_henderson) suggested I do a best of, so I used the tagging that Michael Washington and I put in a year ago here at the Summit, and have produced a 'Top 25'. From SilverlightCream.com: Number 01, Julien Frelat: Quake in Silverlight 3.0 available with full GPL source code! Number 02, Timmy Kokke: A Glass Orb Button in Silverlight Number 03, Gavin Wignall: Silverlight Rain Effect - Playing with Random Number 04, Tim Heuer: Using Silverlight for workflow creation ...
In this Issue: SilverLaw, Mike Taulty, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutout: John Papa announced SL TV 8: Silverlight Client for Facebook From SilverlightCream.com: Since I'm at #MVP10, I'm going to be running behind, but I had a few things tagged that I thought I'd post. Easing ToolTip Styling Example SilverLaw has a great Tooltip with easing available for all our use.... run the demo, you know you'll want it. Silverlight 4 Beta Networking Screencasts Mike Taulty has a collection of Silverlight 4 Networking ...
Note: Cross posted from GuruStop.NET. Permalink First WordPress Post From GuruStop.NET/Blog A number of friends advised me to move GuruStop blog from weblogs.asp.net to its own domain, and make it a start for my own “GuruStop” brand, especially @BinYahia... Continue Reading Original Post ...
I have previously posted on the area of Test Doubles and Mocking under the guise of Project NEric. I also have blogged on specific tools such as Pex and TypeMock – but I wouldn’t claim to be an expert on the area. Far from it. Luckily I know a man who is. Meet Gil Zilberfeld who works at TypeMock and kindly agreed to do a couple of guest posts on Mocking. This is the first of those two. I should get the second online next week when I return from holiday. Thanks again Gill. Introduction to Mocking ...
Today’s briefing by Microsoft on their re-booted mobile platform and strategy was very impressive. The prototype hardware they showed looked great and the UI was attractive, productive and unique; it was not an iPhone knock off. Microsoft seemingly brought to bear what it should have long ago: all the cool technologies and properties it already has. Zune, Office with OneNote, Outlook and Exchange, SharePoint, Xbox, Bing Search and Bing Maps all look to be represented and integrated elegantly, rather ...
In this Issue: Karl Shifflett, Rishi, and David Anson. Shoutouts: Victor Gaudioso has updated his video archive page: All of My Silverlight Video Tutorials in One Place (revised again 02.10.10) Michael Sync posted his materials from his Silverlight 4 User Group talk: SG SLUG – What’s new in Silverlight 4? Presentation and Demo András Velvárt is looking for feedback on the Blend series he started at SilverlightShow New Expression Blend screencast series Gavin Wignall has apparently *WAY* too much ...
These days, I’m doing a bit of end-to-end acceptance web testing using the Selenium framework. Selenium has a nice and handy add-on for the Firefox browser – the Selenium IDE. It automatically records your actions and produces the required C# code for you, as you click around in the browser window. But when I started the Selenium server and tried to run my first test (copied from the Selenium docs), it didn’t work (Sigh. It never works on the first try…) and I got a timeout and an exception. This ...
…or an excuse to write about my cool new phone. I got a new phone this past week. One which I think is really cool, but before I talk about it, I want stroll through the previous cell phones I’ve owned. Almost nine years ago, my wife and I bought a pair of cell phones. These were our first phones, and the excuse to get them was that my wife was pregnant with our first child at the time. We thought it might be useful to have cell phones so she could get a hold of me if or when something was up. The ...
Reading 'How to put your iPhone in DFU mode' on http://microtastic.homeip.n... Build View progress bar http://icio.us/ekz0ud New blog post: http://tinyurl.com/ylk7kso - BizTalk Blog Post Review New blog post: http://tinyurl.com/yhm2s8b - Consolidating the BizTalk Blogs New blog post: http://tinyurl.com/ylh9dhb - StreamInsight musings Follow me on Twitter ...
In this Issue: András Velvárt, Michael Washington, Frodeh, Damon Serji, Andy Beaulieu, Timmy Kokke, Jeff Wilcox, Jesse Liberty, and Michael Ceranski. Shoutout: John Papa and Glenn Block on Silverlight TV 7: When and Where to Use MEF Have you seen this at SilverlightShow? SilverlightShow with Brand New Book Shelf ... very nice job on that! Matthias Shapiro blogged an Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design Spinning out a new Show format and a new show, Erik Mork hosts This Week in Silverlight ...
Yesterday I did a MSDN geekSpeak on Persistence Ignorance with Entity Framework 4. The recording is now up on Channel 9 and I have a link to the demos below: Recorded webcast geekSpeak Demo Code A special thanks to Glen Gordan and Dani Diaz for hosting this geekSpeak and asking me to come on as a guest. I had a blast! As I mention in the webcast you can hit me up from my contact form on here or catch me on twitter if you have any questions ...
In this Issue: Jonathan van de Veen, Michael Ceranski, nokola(2, 3), Tim Heuer, Gavin Wignall(2), and Jeff Prosise. Shoutout: Tim Heuer has a Quick FAQ on Visual Studio 2010 RC release (February 2010) and Silverlight development From SilverlightCream.com: Building an interactive spider in Silverlight Jonathan van de Veen has a tutorial up at SilverlightShow showing how to create a Spider in Silverlight to load web pages and extract links ... lots of goodness in this post... grab the source, read ...
In this Issue: Bruce Abernethy(2), Laurent Bugnion, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutouts: Robby Ingebretsen blogged Kaxaml Update + Downloads + A Request Shawn Wildermuth is getting ready to write a Silverlight book and is asking all of us to Help Me Figure Out What to Write Scott Guthrie posted this night before last: VS 2010 / .NET 4 Release Candidate ... but if you're developing with Silverlight 4B, don't grab it... check out Scott's comments Doing a post of what I have in an effort to get it squeezed ...
Episode 3 of the Community Megaphone Podcast is now up with special guest Dan Rigsby from Indianapolis, IN and you get it on http://www.communitymegapho... Dan talked to Andrew and I about a myriad of topics including Olso, Dallas, M and OData. Dan Rigsby is a System Architect for Aprimo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dan has been an avid .Net developer since late 2001 starting with ASP.Net, but today concentrates on SOA, Wcf, smart client applications, and a host of other areas. Dan is very ...
Phil Lieberman from Lieberman Software talked with us at PDC 2009 about their business, being a Microsoft partner and also the benefits of getting your product certified. Be sure to watch to the end to hear the great comment Phil makes about Windows XP and Windows 7. Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog ...
Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... At PDC this year, our team spoke to Glenn Berry of NewsGator Technologies, an RSS platform company, about their work with Microsoft development technologies. This is a great video about Sharepoint, Silverlight and SQL 2008, shot by Warren Wilbee. Definitely worth checking out. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog @ MSDN My Blog @ GeeksWithBlogs ...
On January 1st I switched focus to 100% Azure. My friend and colleague David Gristwood has been firmly focused on Azure through 2009 working with early adopters. We decided to record a podcast talking about what we are up to and how Microsoft UK has been helping early adopters using deep dive labs, workshops and training. We also have a stab at describing the Windows Azure Platform in 1 minute (I hopelessly overrun by 100%) and we finish with an interview between David and Active Web Solutions (AWS). ...
In this Issue: Fons Sonnemans, Mark Monster, Karl Shifflett, Einar Ingebrigtsen(2), Jeremy Likness, Emil Stoychev, Andrew Veresov, Sergey Barskiy(2), and Tim Heuer. Shoutout: Karl Shifflett announced Karl Now Using Vimeo for Videos... check it out, thank Karl, and create an acount. From SilverlightCream.com: Keyboard selection on Silverlight ListBox and ComboBox Fons Sonnemans explains and provides a behavior that allows keyboard selection on a ListBox or ComboBox. MeXperience – Step 3 – Architecture, ...
In Silverlight 3 and 4, it is possible to create a Silverlight application and to have the user install it on the desktop (aka Out Of the Browser OOB). This is a great way to offer a “light desktop” experience, where the application can be started from a shortcut on the desktop or the Start menu, but running on Silverlight so that you don’t need the full .NET framework, and can run it on PC and Mac as you like. You can even use the application when the PC is offline, which is not possible with an ...
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In this Issue: Joel Neubeck, James Bacon, Jeremy Likness, John Stockton, Fredrik Normén, Subodh Pushpak, Alexander Golesh, PhaniRajuYN, Victor Gaudioso, and Syed Mehroz Alam. Shoutouts: Michael Sync posted the material for his My WPF MVVM Session at Consistel Michael also posted an interesting post Rules of MVVM?? Andrew Marshall reported to me that he now has the code posted for his Silverlight and CUDA interop article.. thanks Andrew! John Papa isn't wasting any time with Silverlight TV ... he's ...
In this Issue: Nokola, Braulio Díez Botella, Gavin Wignall, David Poll, Mike Taulty, Pete Brown, Tim Heuer, Bruce Abernethy(2), and Kathleen McGrath. Shoutouts: John Bruin has a fun Silverlight app up on his site: Silverlight Circle Twist ... with source. Pixel in Gene posted a Quick tip about changing SketchFlow’s startup page name (Silverlight) From SilverlightCream.com: EasyPainter Beta: Top Secret Online Image Editor Announced Nokola posted information about and a link to his EasyPainter Beta, ...
In this Issue: Joel Neubeck, Alex van Beek, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Jim McCurdy, Dave Britton, Laurent Bugnion, Brendan Enrick, Robby Ingebretsen, David Burela, and Lee. Shoutouts: Michael Sync put up a post about 3 new websites for Silverlight Community... good ones to aggregate I think :) John Papa announced a new episode up: Silverlight TV Episode 005 – Using Metadata with MEF I don't want to advertise this guy, but there is a site silverlight-travel dot com that is scraping Silverlight sites such ...
The Twitter Search API returns an XML Atom formatted feed. So, in LINQ to Twitter, I've created an Atom object, which I return when someone performs a search. The problem with the results is that the ID of the Status is mangled with other information. To solve this problem, you need to extract the status ID from the number following the last colon of the ID from the search Entry. Here's some code to show how it's done: private static void SearchAndUseStatusTwitterDe... twitterCtx) { ...

Often when you write XAML, you wish you could ignore a property temporarily. In code, it is easy to do: Just comment out the line where the property is set, and you are good to compile.

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I wrote this short article for the 27th of January edition of the UK MSDN Flash newsletter. I thought it would be useful to sneak it in here as well especially as it will be the basis of a number of upcoming blog posts – probably about seven of them :-) Seven things that may surprise you about the Windows Azure Platform January 2010 is when the Windows Azure Platform for Cloud Computing moved from beta to live. We have three services live and already serving applications developed in the UK: · Windows ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Vikram Pendse, David Burela(2), Paulio, David Anson, Jesse Liberty, and Brett Balmer. Shoutout: Jeremy Alles has a Minor update to the Silverlight MVVM frameworks explorer Seema Ramchandani posted his materials PDC video, TechEd Iceland, VS2010, profiling, Silverlight 4 Gavin Wignall blogged about Metia launch Silverlight banner with Deepzoom and Smooth Streaming! Andrew Myhre posted about his Silverlight Preloader Project on Google Code Jim Lynn has a post up about ...