Bug in Finding Metadata Assemblies

As it turns out, we have a bug in finding metadata assemblies that will be in Visual Studio 2008 RTM.  I described how we find and load metadata assemblies in a previous post and the bug pertains to the situation where: The main assembly is being loaded from the GAC The project where the main…

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How to get my XAML to show up in the WPF Designer: IMultiValueConverter

Recently I made a post about how to deal with Application.Current at design time.  I thought I’d follow that up with another example of why your XAML may not show up in the WPF Designer (Cider) due to assumptions that are not true at design time. In this case, we’re talking about implementing an IMultiValueConverter…

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Problems with Nested ItemsControls

As we approach the end of the Orcas project schedule (Visual Studio 2008) I’ve been doing some app building in order to help validate the quality of the product that we are shipping.  In doing so, I ran into a WPF bug that actually ended up costing me a fair amount of time.  I was…

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Change in Behavior of AdornerProvider Activate and Deactivate Methods

We made a change post Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) Beta 2 in the way the AdornerProvider.Activate() and AdornerProvider.Deactivate() methods are called.  In the past you could assume that the Activate() and Deactivate() methods would be called exactly once per AdornerProvider instance.  This is no longer true, in Visual Studio 2008 RTM, it will be possible…

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.Net Framework Library Source Code

Scott Guthrie, a GM in the division I work in (Developer Division) has just made a great post about how Microsoft will be releasing the source code of the .Net Framework libraries along with Visual Studio 2008.  I know, I know, the majority of you that develop using one of the .Net techologies use reflector,…

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