Free Bitly Tweeter: A great idea from Dan Waters

Check out, download and then run the Bitly Tweeter from Dan Waters!  It can be found at: http://bitlytweeter.codeplex.com/releases/view/57920.  Once you have installed, it doesn’t show up in the “inset” list in Live Writer, it runs silently behind the scenes, so you will need to do the following prior to your posting of the first post…


Free Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511: Canvas, one of the derived Panel Classes

  The canvas derived Panel class, this class defines an area in which you can position child elements by coordinates that are relative to the Canvas area. (From 10625A Developing Applications with Visual Studio 2010 page 3-7). Because the position of child elements is absolutely from the upper left hand corner, Canvas may not support…


Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511

Well, my manager has made a reasonable request that I study for and take the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511.  Which means I have to structure what is my usual random and haphazard way of learning.  To prepare for the 70-511 exam, my process is usually to: Whine about having to take the exam Procrastinate…

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Free information on how secure your code: Prism and Windows Phone 7

With WikiLeaks, and Christmas, I am certain that you may be thinking about what you should be learning during that time between Christmas and New Years.  How about how to write secure code in Windows Presentation Foundation?  How do you create code in a way that is repeatable.  If you work for most organizations, you…


Data Structures on the Windows Phone 7: Reading & Writing Isolated Storage

  How do you put data into isolated storage, how do you read data that is in isolated storage?  You’re right, I have been a big tease around the phone and lists and reading/writing to isolated storage.  In a later example, I will cover the use off lists into and out of isolated storage.  IsolatedStorageFile…


Data Structures: Creating Isolated Storage Files and Directories

  In how to use an isolated storage to store a list that can then be used when your project tombstones or you need to save information.  In this example, we will take a look at the file structure formed as well as why the file looks the way it does.  Isolated storage is the…


Free Tools: Getting started with XNA and Windows Phone 7 Game Design

  You may be wondering where to get started with designing XBox Games and Windows Phone 7 Games, it’s simple: The AppHub, link: http://create.msdn.com Click on this box the “Download the free tools” Follow the instructions for installation, it will take a bit of time, so be patient. When you get everything installed, you will…


New Features in C# 2010: Covariance and Contravariance and List<T>

  Why should you upgrade to C# 2010? After all you get most of the stuff you need done with C# 2008, and those tricky generics are still tricky in C# 2010.  Take a look at the link (all links checked on 12/14/2010)  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383815.aspx At the end of this blog I hope you will have…