Presentation tip: Showing code

Since MEDC 2005, I have been tapped to present sessions many times.  Over the past three years, I have learned a lot and have grown as a presenter. When I was first getting started, I attended my first speaker training course.  Speaker training is a one-on-one class where you meet with your coach and he/she…

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.NET Compact Framework v3.5 Power Toys Released!

I’ve been meaning to post this for the last week…  The .NET Compact Framework v3.5 Power Toys have officially been released.  You can download the Power Toys from here. See the .NET Compact Framework Team weblog for details on the included tools. Enjoy! — DK Disclaimer(s): This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties,…

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Quick Tip: Add files to Visual Studio projects the easy way

Here’s another in my series of "why didn’t I know this feature was there". While I was doing a technical review last week, I learned about a much easier way to add files to my Visual Studio projects. In the solution explorer Select a project Click the "Show all files" button Right-click on the desired…

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CoreCon API: Brought to you by the Visual Studio for Devices team

The Visual Studio for Devices team has been posting a very interesting and informative series on the CoreCon API.  I highly encourage anyone interested in writing remote tools to read the series.  In fact, I recommend everyone interested in developing applications and/or tools for devices to subscribe to their RSS feed. As of this posting,…

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Steven Pratschner on the CLR Profiler for the .NET Compact Framework

I love tools.  Debuggers, analyzers, performance monitors, profilers, everything.  In version 1 of the .NET Compact Framework, the only available tools where the Visual Studio debugger and the performance counter data file (also known as the app.stats file).  Version 2 added diagnostic logs and in Service Pack 1, the Remote Performance Monitor. Version 3.5’s power…

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[Off-topic] A present to myself

I don’t often go off-topic on this site.  In fact, I probably start each off-topic post with the same basic statement.  Seeing that tomorrow is a national holiday in the United States, today seemed like a good time to take a little break here. Yesterday, I purchased a Zune 8GB device and just have to…

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The Journey of the Lunch Launcher: Part 8 – What did I learn?

Part 1 – The origins of the ‘lunch launcher’ Part 2 – MEDC 2007 Part 3 – Managing the Transport Part 4 – Sending messages Part 4b – The output channel Part 5 – Receiving messages Part 6 – Processing messages Part 7 – The Lunch Manager Now that we have seen the story of…

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Quick Tip: Debugging Smart Device Unit Tests

While browsing MSDN today, I came upon a handy article that I wanted to share.   Titled ‘How to: Debug while Running a Smart Device Unit Test‘, it provides step by step instructions on debugging your test projects. There is one additional step I would like to add to those listed in the article. WARNING: Using…

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The Journey of the Lunch Launcher: Part 7 – The Lunch Manager

Part 1 – The origins of the ‘lunch launcher’ Part 2 – MEDC 2007 Part 3 – Managing the Transport Part 4 – Sending messages Part 4b – The output channel Part 5 – Receiving messages Part 6 – Processing messages The journey is almost at an end.  Today, I am going to talk about…

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Microsoft Tester Center open for business

Alan Page announced today that the new Microsoft Tester Center site was live.  This is very cool.  What I love about this site is summed up in three words… it’s about testing. I encourage anyone interested in learning more about testing and what testers do to check out the new site — especially the whiteboard…

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