.NET Roadshow – Demo Solution

The demo solution from our .NET Beginners Roadshow is no ready for download for attendees and all others. The scenario is event management. The solution consists of 4 parts: *) Data Access layer using ADO.NET Entity Framework *) Business Logic Service hosted as a WCF service. *) Web Site, written in ASP.NET, which allows attendees…

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Anders Hejlsberg about C# 3.0 / LINQ at TechEd:Europe in Barcelona

Having been to TechEd:Europe in Barcelona last week, I’ve seen a lot of cool sessions about Office 2007, Sharepoint, ASP.Net Ajax, XNA and WPF. But one of the most interesting one was a session from Anders Hejlsberg about the future of C#. As “father” of the C# language he gave an overview of the new Language…

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Clean Up the Vista Networks

In my last post I wrote about the Vista Network List Manager! If you ran the sample, I attached you might see a lot of “old” networks still stored on your machine! (like some WLANs at hotels, …) I was wondering how to clean up the list of networks and remove those “Network 1…2..3…11..”. I played…

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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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Vista Command Link Control with C# / Windows Forms

I’m pretty sure all of you, who are using Windows Vista, have come along this new control: It’s called “Command Link” and it is used across many of the new wizards and dialogs included for Windows Vista. I was wondering how to include such controls in an own Windows Forms application (as for WPF I…

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XNA Session @ TechEd Europe

On Tuesday I’ll be doing a session about the XNA Framework at TechEd Europe together with my colleague Andreas Schabus. TLA314 Microsoft XNA Studio Express – Developing 2D-Games for Windows and Xbox 360 at 9am in Room 123. Huh.. That’s gonna be an early morning.. (for YOU, as you should really attend this session :-P)…

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MSDN Briefing about Windows Mobile + SQL Server Mobile

Yesterday I was hosting an MSDN Briefing in Vienna.MSDN Briefings are monthly events targetting software developers. The topics, which are adressed cover currently released technologies. This time the title was “Under the hoods of Windows Mobile 5 + Offline Applications with SQL Server Mobile Edition”. I did one session about new features of Windows Mobile…

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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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Are male Tech-Geeks more corpulent?!

What made me think about this topic, was a combobox of shirt-sizes I came across during my speaker registration for TechEd 2007 in Barcelona, last November. Why are there T-Shirts in sizes until X-X-X-X-X (5!) L ?? Well.. one possible reason: all shirts were smaller than usual. It turned out XL fitted me perfectly (while…

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MSDN Subscription – Restrict DVD delivery language

If you have an MSDN subscription, I suppose you get a lot of DVDs in different languages like Italian, German, Swedish, etc… every month. Je ne parle pas français? – Non parlo italiano? – No hablo español? Good news for all Europeans: You can restrict the languages of DVDs delivered to you! 1.) Go to…

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