Wake-On-Lan Client with C#

I bought myself an Acer L5100 Media Center PC, running with Windows Vista Media Center for Christmas. What I wanted was some functionality to wake up the media center out of shutdown mode. So I dig into Wake-On-Lan. Almost any modern network interface controller (NIC) supports Wake-On-Lan nowadays. You just send a special packet as…

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IP Address Calculations with C# (Subnetmasks, Networks, …)

Recently I wanted to develop a wake-on-lan application for my media center. For that I needed the broadcast address of my local LAN. So I decided to write a small but interesting library.. (you can leverage it for all kinds of network calculations like subnets, etc..). What it does is do a lot of funny…

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WPF Day in Dublin

Last week I was in Dublin doing two sessions on WPF for Microsoft Ireland. They did a “Client-UI Day”, where they featured WPF and Silverlight. The first session was given by the Irish Developer Evangelist Ronan Geraghty, who did an introduction to the Microsoft Client Platform, showing the differences between AJAX, Silverlight, WPF and when…

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Silverlight Toolkit – December Release

The Silverlight Toolkit is a project built by the Silverlight product team, which contains a lot of "out-of-release cycle" controls. These are grouped into three parts: Controls Charts Themes Controls include various nice controls (lots of them already part of WPF): Auto Complete Textbox DockPanel Expander Label NumericUpDown TreeView Viewbox WrapPanel These controls are especially…

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A Valuable Tool for WPF and Silverlight

Working with WPF & Silverlight is really great! The only problem if you use it in production is how you quickly generate new views. They don’t need any animations or other stuff, just plain details views. You could do it with Expression Blend or the Visual Studio WPF Designer, still it would take more time…

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