Why should I use the Visual Studio SDK? Part 2 Data

Data? DATA? Really? Yep, Data! We all work with odd data, and by using the Data Designer you can make it easier for others to use the weird data sets that all of us run into on a regular basis Data Designer Extensibility Architecture You should review DDEX providers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb163956.aspx This part of the Visual…

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Why should I use the Visual Studio SDK? Part 1

Good question. If you work extensively with Visual Studio IDE, you most likely have created some Macros and Add-ins to speed things up.  Why not share that with others (but not your manager, otherwise they might assign you more work), you can show off your skills, etc. Take a look at Introducing the Visual Studio…

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Free tool to incorporate third party libraries into a .NET Application

  NuGet 1.4 is available for free download from the Visual Studio Gallery.  The reviews for this free product are quite good, and it helps your product to incorporate “BlackBox applications” or Codeplex applications.  Zoom over to the download site and try it out: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/27077b70-9dad-4c64-adcf-c7cf6bc9970c?SRC=Home With 311,632 downloads there must be something right about this…

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Visual Studio Gallery: Free Downloads

If you have a great idea on how to customize Visual Studio environment, create the code to use in Visual Studio and punch it up to the Visual Studio Gallery.  It is easy to get downloads there and show off your capability to your current management or use it to demonstrate your capabilities to new…

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What happens when you create a Visual Studio Project part 3: Manifest

This is a follow on blog to two previous blog posts: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2011/07/14/what-happens-when-you-create-a-visual-studio-project-part-1.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2011/07/15/what-happens-when-you-create-a-visual-studio-project-part-2-vshost-exe.aspx We have reviewed the projectname.vshost.exe file that is created in your “bin\debug” folder, and I supplied a link to the manifest file as well.  In this blog let’s take a look at the manifest blog: 1. The manifest file is an XAML…

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What happens when you create a Visual Studio Project part 1

So you got Visual Studio on your system and created a few starter projects.  In this case you may be wondering what is in all of those folders and files generated by Visual Studio Project? What happens when you select Visual Studio New Project?  First thing you get a bunch of templates to choose from. …

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Secure Deployment using ClickOnce

ClickOnce is a deployment technology that enables you to create self-updating Windows-based applications that can be installed and run with minimal user interaction.  So in that case security is critical. ClickOnce overcomes the following issues: Difficulties in updating applications. With Microsoft Windows Installer deployment, whenever an application is updated, the user can install an update,…

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Encapsulation at Duff’s Beer brewery

Continuing from yesterday, we created an encapsulation like program, except everything was public.  Is that true encapsulation?         I copied this table from the URL below: http://www.csharp-station.com/Tutorials/Lesson19.aspx Access Modifier Description (who can access) private Only members within the same type. (default for type members) protected Only derived types or members of the…

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A quick review of Encapsulation using Duff’s Beer as an example

What is encapsulation? One thing it isn’t, but is similar to: Using dogs swimming in beer for flavoring.  In this case this would be the hiding of the fact that dogs are used to flavor Red-Tick beer, unlike Duff’s beer (the beer Homer Simpson loves) which uses the usual natural and manmade processes of beer…

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UML: Use Cases utilizing <<include>>

In this blog post, no back story, just pure UML today. In this case “Create an Account” is used by a Gamer coming to your site.  The “Create an Account” is included in the User Profile and Security Use Cases (at least at this point of analysis).  Now both the User Profile and Security, in…

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