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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Using the VS Templates for Composite-WPF-Guidance

This is about using the templates for a new project. First of all you need to download the templates and install them from the links below. Download the ZIP-File containing sources and built binaries here. See the post on how to install the binaries or build the sources here.   Let’s start setting up our…

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Visual Studio Templates for Composite WPF Guidance

I’ve played around with Composite Application Guidance for WPF for a while now. Yesterday I did a session about CAG at the DEVcamp, a conference in Austria. As the time slot was only one hour I decided to fasten the demos by using code snippets (and the new designer tool) and special project and item…

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Visual Studio Templates – Composite WPF Guidance – Installation

First of all download the template package from here. For an overview of the functionality see another post.   Extract the zip file and move to the Bin folder. In the bin folder three files are located: install.bat does all the work to setup the templates (run the .VSI and add the .DLL to the…

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Team System + Gadgets + Outlook

If you’re using Team Foundation Server, these utilities might be useful for your everyday’s work: *) WorkItem Outlook Plugin Create a workitem directly out of the mail view. Download *) Team System Build Monitor Gadget Always be aware of the status of your TFS builds in the sidebar. Download *) Two useful WorkItem Gadgets Get…

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Silverlight 2 Released

Silverlight 2 is finally released! If you plan using it you need to install three things: Silverlight Tools für Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Expression Blend 2.0 SP1 Deep Zoom Composer (optional) The nice thing is, Silverlight Tools not only work in VS 2008, but also in the free version Visual Web Developer Express. Therefore you…

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