Creating Arcs and Changing Centers with Expression

I know I had a hard time trying to work this out when I was starting to use Expression, so I thought it might be useful to share! Thanks Tim! Creating Arcs and Changing Centers with Expression Jason


A Real-Time Trace Listener/Watcher

Goals of this post: Example for writing a custom trace listener which outputs real-time information over the network, which can then be consumed by a remote client. Example for writing that remote client, which functions much like FileMon in showing real-time data from the trace listener: The whole solution is attached to the post. Written [hurriedly]…


Using Virtual Earth in your WPF application

Technorati Tags: virtual earth, wpf, ve, geotagging I wanted to experiment more with WPF, since I don’t get to use it in my Real Job. Also, I love me some Virtual Earth, so I was looking to find a way to merge the two. What I came up with is an application which would allow you to tag…


Speeding up image loading in WPF using thumbnails

Technorati Tags: wpf, thumbnails, image, performance, slow, BitmapImage During a recent WPF session I needed to build a ListBox that showed a bunch of images loaded from an arbitrary directory. Thanks to WPF’s data binding, this was trivial – I just needed to get a collection of objects that each had a property pointing to…


SQL Server Management Studio – Quick Tip

Just a quick tip I thought I would share… When working in SQL Server Management Studio, an easy way to hide the results of a query is to press CTRL + R. Press it again to toggle showing the results. Jason


Quality & Trust

Recently we had a new release of an application that didn’t go as well as planned, which I’m sure a lot of you can probably relate to – after all, how many rollouts do go as planned? This new release contained miles of bug fixes and enhancements and was being touted as a major step…


Windows Live Writer Beta 2

If you’ve read my earlier post, Windows Live Writer Plugins & Dirty Diapers!, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Windows Live Writer. Well good news! They’ve just released Beta 2 and it just keeps getting better. You can check it out and download it here. – Jason


What do you want? ;)

Yesterday my manager sent an email around to the team asking for ways we could better utilize the blog and how we could ‘do more blogging’. Needless to say, his email got me thinking… How do we – an internally facing team – better connect with customers? What sort of stuff should we write about…


Easiest. Hire. Ever.

One of the team members pointed out yesterday that it’s exactly a year since I made this obnoxious post about how difficult it is to find good people. That post was made after about two months of trying to find two temp employees, if I remember correctly, and I was somewhat frustrated 🙂 Anyway, the…


Reflector 5.0 released!

  If you’re serious about developing in .NET, you MUST have this tool! Scott Hanselman has a great post detailing the new features here: You can download it from here – Jason